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Quinlan Ramble to Los Angeles – Trader Joe’s

Allison Heitoff ‘21
Major: Accounting, Information Systems

If I had to pick one thing that stood out the most from our visit to Trader Joe’s, it would definitely be the culture of the company. When we first walked into the headquarters and saw CEO Dan Bane and all the other employees wearing Hawaiian shirts, I knew the […]

Quinlan Ramble to Los Angeles – Trader Joe’s

Jasmin Garcia, Arrupe College Class of 2021
Major: A.A. Business Administration

The weather was amazing in L.A. as per usual. Dean Kevin Stevens and his wife Marietta joined us on our site visit to Trader Joe’s. As we arrived at Trader Joe’s we were greeted by one of our own Board of Advisors of Quinlan, Mr. Stephen […]

Quinlan Ramble to Los Angeles – Capitol Records

Brian Nguyen ’22Major: Information Systems, Supply Chain Management

The drive
from our hotel to the Capitol Records building was so scenic and exactly what
you’d think the landscape of Los Angeles would be. In the afternoon daylight,
the hilly terrain filled with homes, skinny palm trees, and mountains in the
background surrounded by a clear, baby blue sky seemed […]

Quinlan Ramble to Los Angeles – Capitol Records

Margaret Marinic ’21Major: Marketing, International Business

When we think of Hollywood, we often dream of celebrities, stars on a walkway, and the place where dreams come true. On Monday, we were able to see behind the scenes of the magic we listen to everyday: music. Visiting Capitol Records was an incredible experience that fascinated and […]

Quinlan Ramble to Los Angeles – Capitol Records

Anita Machuca ’20Major: Management, Human Resources Management

Monday, I can say was very eventful! We were
blessed with some beautiful weather today: high of 71 degrees. Today, I woke up
with a bit of jitters as we started our site visits for the week. On the
schedule today was Capitol Records. 

We started off the day together with lunch […]

Quinlan Ramble to Los Angeles – Boats and Business

Uriel Reyes Vazquez ’21Major: Finance

For our first full day in Los Angeles, we were treated to a delicious meal at Industriel Farm. The food was delicious, and I was made fun of for ordering a glass of milk to go with my brunch burger. The jokes were well worth it, however, because the milk […]

Quinlan Ramble to Los Angeles – Scooting around LA

Jeanpierre Lem ’21Major: Entrepreneurship

The weekend for the 2020 Quinlan Ramble to Los Angeles has been filled with more excitement than I could have ever imagined! 

As the weekend began, the excitement started before we even left the Lakeshore Campus! It was clear to see everyone energized ready to travel to LA. The trip to LA […]

Quinlan Ramble to Los Angeles – Setting Goals

Jennile O’Connor ’21Major: Accounting; Minor: Information Systems

Excited, grateful, and adventurous are just three of the words to describe the whirl of emotions I am feeling as I get ready to depart Chicago for the Quinlan Ramble to Los Angeles. I first heard about the Ramble during my sophomore year but it was the day […]

Quinlan Ramble to Los Angeles – Back for More

Sean Ryan ’21Major: Economics

In less than a week, I will have the privilege to travel to sunny Los Angeles and spend a week with fellow Ramblers on a special journey. When I was a freshman two years ago, I went to Seattle for my first Quinlan Ramble. Not only did I enjoy my […]

Quinlan Ramble to Boston – Time Flies

Grace Sperr ’19 (December)
Information Systems and Supply Chain Management

I have been back on campus for one day, and I already feel like the Ramble trip was weeks ago. It went by too fast, as all good trips do. As I tell my family and friends about the week, describing the city, the companies, and the […]

About this blog

Launched in 2014, the Quinlan School of Business offers an alternative spring break trip to another US city for our undergraduate students . Students have the opportunity to connect with Quinlan alumni, get an inside look at corporate titans, and see what it's like to be part of the business community outside of the Chicagoland area.