Wonder what college is like?

Experience the life of a Gies Business student!

The Business Shadow program runs October through November and February through April (excluding break periods), and allows prospective students to attend a class and have a meal with one of our Business Student Ambassadors. This is a great opportunity to see what a college class is like, to ask questions about academics and campus life, and to meet some of the most widely renowned faculty in the world!

Sample Itinerary

9:15 a.m.: Arrive at the Business Instructional Facility and meet with your Business Student Ambassador

9:30 – 10:50 a.m.: Attend class with your Business Student Ambassador

11 – 11:30 a.m.: Enjoy lunch and ask questions in a more relaxed setting


Please arrive ten to fifteen minutes before your scheduled shadow time. Classes are either 50 minutes or 80 minutes in length, and therefore shadow times may vary.


The Spring 2018 shadow program is now closed, as all spaces have been filled. If you have questions or have scheduled a Shadow and can no longer attend, please contact us at 217-244-3890 or  admissionsteam@business.illinois.edu. We look forward to having you here on campus!