Undergraduate Blog

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August 31, 2017

Curriculum/Program Development Intern

The Illinois Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking an undergraduate student to assist with program and curriculum development projects. Student may be asked to perform other related duties as assigned. Please include your hourly availability/preferred working hours from 9AM- 5PM M-F. This position is paid at $12/hr.

Applicants must be able to work for entirety of academic year 2017/18 (during semester), 10 hours per week. Experience as an undergraduate researcher preferred, but not required. Reliable work ethic is necessary. Student should be independent, communicative, and able to take initiative with good attention to detail. Please provide cover letter indicating interest and relevant experience, resume/CV and one letter of reference to ugresearch@illinois.edu. Deadline for applications is Friday, September 15, 2017 at 5pm; please put “undergraduate internship position” in the subject line. Incomplete applications will be removed from consideration. Any questions should be addressed to the same email account, with same subject line.

More details can be found on the University of Illinois Virtual Job Board: https://secure.osfa.illinois.edu/vjb/detail.aspx?type=nonfws&postid=36951

August 31, 2017

On Tuesday, September 12th and Wednesday, September 13th, the Engineering Career Fair will be offering Illinois Engineering students access to nearly 400 companies recruiting for internships and full-time employment. This is the largest Engineering Career Fair to date!  In fact, to better accommodate this large number of companies at the fair, we’ve expanded our footprint at the ARC and will be using two different gym spaces on the first day of the fair!

Engineering Career Fair
Date:  September 12th & 13th
Time:  12:00pm – 6:00pm
Place:  Activity and Recreation Center (ARC)

For more details about the career fair, listing of companies and a floor map, download the mobile interactive app found in the App Store and Google Play Store: Career Fair Plus. If you prefer, you can also visit:  Career Fair Link to access this same information.

In addition to the hectic few days of the career fair, students will be invited to participate in interviews that take place the days immediately following the career fair.

August 31, 2017

Used by Admissions for several years, myIllini has allowed incoming students to manage all of their steps to enrollment in one place. Because of the positive response received from this population, the University expanded access to include all continuing undergraduates.

Students can now use myIllini for all of their enrollment needs. Following are the features currently included, with more items to be added soon:

Class schedule Final exam schedule (once available) Grades (once available) Account balance Announcements

Students will be able to access myIllini using their NetID and password beginning September 1. Continuing students will be officially notified of their access after Labor Day (Monday, September 4th).

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email registrar@illinois.edu. We hope myIllini will serve you well this school year!

August 30, 2017

Want to study abroad over winter? Consider one of the following LAS short-term programs abroad:

Winter Break 2017-18

ARGENTINA: HUMAN RIGHTS, POLITICAL CULTURE AND POLITICS WITH POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR GISELA SIN BAHAMAS: SUSTAINABILITY WITH INTEGRATIVE BIOLOGY PROFESSOR BRIAN ALLAN COSTA RICA: PRIMATE BEHAVIOR, ECOLOGY, ECOSYSTEM SUSTAINABILITY, & CONSERVATION WITH ANTHROPOLOGY PROFESSOR PAUL GARBER JORDAN: IMMIGRATION AND INTEGRATION WITH LINGUISTICS PROFESSOR EMAN SAADAH PERU: HERITAGE, TOURISM, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE LAND OF THE INCAS WITH ANTHROPOLOGY PROFESSOR HELAINE SILVERMAN

The application deadline for winter break programs is September 15th! Click here for more information and to apply.

Questions? Contact LAS International Programs at las-studyabroad@illinois.edu

August 30, 2017

Illinois Abroad Day is one week from today! The event will be held on Wednesday, September 6th all across campus.  Any interested students should stop by one or more of the following fairs to explore programs and talk to study abroad returnees.

Illinois Abroad & Global Exchange (all majors)
Main Quad (behind the Union) – 11AM-3PM

LAS
Main Quad (between Lincoln & English) – 11AM-3PM

Engineering
Bardeen Quad – 1PM-4PM

ACES
Heritage Room, ACES Library – 1PM-4PM

Business
BIF Atrium – 1PM-4PM

Attached are PowerPoint slides for your classroom use and flyers for distribution.  You can reach out to me with any further questions about Illinois Abroad Day.  Additionally, there will be an info session after Illinois Abroad Day about study abroad scholarship opportunities.  Please see the attached flyer for information.
 
Funding Your Study Abroad Experience: workshop & information session
4:30pm-5:45pm on September 6, 2017
213 Gregory Hall (810 S Wright St, Urbana)
 
Learn about the Illinois for Illinois (I4I) and Illinois International Programs (IIP) scholarships, nationally competitive awards, and other opportunities to help fund your study abroad trip. This information session will include a short workshop on how to budget for your trip.
 
Find the I4I and IIP Scholarships application here: http://international.illinois.edu/students/student-funding.html
 
Contact Sam Celmer at smcelme2@illinois.edu for scholarship questions. Please see the attached flyers for more details!

 

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