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  • Fulbright UK Summer Institute Information Session 1/21

    Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are fully funded opportunities for high-achieving freshman and sophomore students to explore a topic of interest in a multi-week summer program in the UK. Applicants must be US citizens.

    The National and International Scholarship Program will be hosting an information session for students to learn about the Fulbright UK Summer Institutes. The information session will take place in 1002 Lincoln Hall on Tuesday, January 21st from 3:30-4:30 pm.

    The 2020 summer institutes include:

    Aberystwyth University Summer Institute   (Wales) will investigate contemporary issues in farming and agriculture, including land use and agricultural production systems focusing on livestock agriculture, arable land use and conservation issues.

    University of Bristol Summer Institute (England) will explore how literature, music, visual arts, poetry and storytelling, dance, philosophy and critical social theories have shaped movements for social justice across the globe, with particular attention given to racial justice and the legacies of slavery.

    Queen’s University Belfast Summer Institute (Northern Ireland) will focus on Northern Ireland in terms of its political, economic and cultural relationships within the UK, and with the Republic of Ireland and the world. Participants can choose one of three academic programmes:  Irish Studies, Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, and Story

    Technology, Innovation and Creativity Summer Institute  (Scotland) will feature design and innovation in the context of Scotland, hosted by the Glasgow School of Art and the University of Strathclyde.

  • School of Social Work Scholarship Applications Open!

    The online applications for School of Social Work scholarships are now officially open!

    There are 6 BSW scholarships available this year. You may submit multiple applications. The deadline for scholarship applications is 5:00 p.m. (CST) on February 1, 2020. Application link to all BSW scholarships is below.

    Helpful info:

    All of the listed scholarships are donor-funded, you can read helpful information about each one below or in the slides found here.

    All scholarship amounts are approximate and subject to change based on a variety of factors.

    You will be encouraged to attend the annual SSW scholarship ceremony which is to take place on April 4, 2020 at Alice Campbell Alumni Center. Most donors will be present at this event, and it is a great opportunity to share with them the impact their scholarship had on your educational experience.

    If you have any questions or have any problems with submitting your online application(s), please contact the Student Affairs office at 217-333-2261.

    Apply Now!

  • Summer 2020 Internship Program at Siebel Center for Design

    The Siebel Center for Design (SCD) is offering a unique opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to learn more about human-centered design and design thinking as part of our 2020 Summer Internship Program.


    We are looking for passionate, dedicated individuals who want to dive deep into design thinking. This internship includes joining a project team with individuals across various disciplines and attending workshops on personal and professional development, as well as opportunities to help set up the new Siebel Center for Design building. 

    Undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are welcome to apply within any year or discipline. SCD strives to promote interdisciplinary work among students. Therefore students within any major/discipline are encouraged and welcome. 

    Interested? We hope so! For full details, please join us on Thursday, January 23 at 4:00 p.m. in 223 Gregory Hall for our informational session. Please bring a hard copy of your resume with you!

    Questions? Contact SCD at

  • Apply to serve on the Subcommittee for Student Conduct and/or the Subcommittee for Sexual Misconduct

    Do you want to help make the decisions regarding the University’s response to student conduct?  You can apply to serve on the Subcommittee for Student Conduct and/or the Subcommittee for Sexual Misconduct.  Both of these groups get extensive training and then experience making the decisions in these cases.  The committees are comprised of students, faculty and staff. It is important that we have committees that reflect the entire campus community. The types of cases you would hear would be for students who have been accused of doing something that rises to the level of possibly being dismissed from the University. Those serving on these committees in the past have said that it is an eye opening experience that they learn a lot from.  If you are interested in serving on either of the subcommittees, please fill out the application no later than February 15, 2020: 

  • Colors of Faith Interfaith Dance Clinics and Auditions

    Colors of Faith, UIUC's first and only interfaith dance team, will be having Spring 2020 Clinics and Auditions! We dance for a purpose: to show our appreciation for all religions and to foster unity. 


    Thursday, January 23Time: 8-9 PM | Location: ARC Multipurpose Room 5Sunday, January 26Time: 7-8 PM | Location: ARC Multipurpose Room 5  


    Tuesday, January 28Time: 7-10 PM (you will only need to choose a ten-minute time slot within this period)  

    Location: SDRP 2009  

    If you're passionate about learning about other religions and dancing (no previous dance experience required!), then we would love to see you! For more information, feel free to email us, or check out our Facebook event (Colors of Faith UIUC) or Instagram (@colorsoffaith).

  • Camp Firefly is hiring

    Camp Firefly is looking for counselors for our overnight camp programs from June 24-July 3. Camp Firefly is a unique, summer camp experience for boys and girls, ages 9-18, who have been diagnosed with social disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social Anxiety, ADHD, OCD, and Non-Verbal Learning Disorder. You can learn more about Camp Firefly and information about the paid positions on our website, Feel free to contact Liz at for more information or with any questions. 

  • City Internships

    Some of our academic partners have queried whether our Student Aid offering is still open, and I can confirm that it is. The calculator for your students to check their eligiblity is still available at

    Our Global Explorer Programs in Chicago, San Francisco, Melbourne, Medellin, Santiago and Shanghai are filling very quickly, and I anticipate there will be no places remaining after the New Year. As such, I would like to take the opportunity to ask interested students to apply sooner rather than later.

    Students can of course continue applying to our other larger and longer-running Internship Program locations; which as you know include London, Los Angeles, New York City and plenty more.Students may be directed to apply now at:

  • Undergraduate Research Symposium 2020 - Now accepting student submissions!

    The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is now accepting submissions for the 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS), set for Thursday, April 30, 2020. The URS is the signature event of Undergraduate Research Week (April 26 - May 2), and brings together students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus, as well as corporate partners and sponsors, to learn more about undergraduate research and its potential to change the world. Over the course of the day, students present their work in concurrent oral and poster presentations (including creative performances), the breadth and scope of which reflect not only the wide range of academic disciplines at the University of Illinois, but also speak to the caliber of our undergraduates. 

    All undergraduate students currently involved with research are eligible to present. For more information on URS, including answers to frequently asked questions, please visit:

    The deadline for applying to the URS is March 1, 2020, at 11:59 pm. No late submissions will be accepted.

  • Decoma Day Camp Summer Jobs

    We run a small, private day camp in one of the northern suburbs of Chicago and are looking for staff for the summer of 2020- group counselors and activity specialists. 

    Winter break is the perfect time to set up an interview.In addition we are going to be making an appearance at the U of I job fair held on April 2nd.  We will be hiring on the spot for any students looking for an AWESOME summer job. If you could pass this on to your sorority members we would be very appreciative!

    Decoma Day Camp is located in Northbrook, IL and we serve campers aged 3-13. We are a traditional day camp and offer every activity "under the sun".  We are currently looking for staff: group counselors and activity specialists.  If you are looking for a fun summer job look no further! Check out for more information.

    Feel free to send me an email to set up an interview over winter break if you will be home and in the Chicago land area.  

    Come meet with us at on Thursday, April 2nd 2020, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm The Career Center201 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820

  • HACU Accepting Applications for Leader-in-Residence Program, Undergraduate Students

    The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has announced applications are being accepted for the HACU Leader-in-Residence Program, a competitive program where students from HACU-member institutions across the U.S. and Puerto Rico receive leadership and career development training.

    Selected students will receive a scholarship to participate in the ¡Adelante! Leadership Institute,  the Student Track component of HACU’s 34th Annual Conference, October 31-November 2, 2020, at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Lake Buena Vista, Fla. HACU Leader-in-Residence application deadline: June 26, 2020 Selected students are designated as a "HACU Leader-in-Residence" at their home institution. Benefits of the program include:

    HACU Conference Scholarship: ¡Adelante! Leadership Institute Scholarship (Includes round-trip airfare, hotel lodging, and conference registration) Participation in Leadership Development webinars throughout the year Certificate of Completion upon meeting all of the requirements of the leadership program Complimentary HACU Student Affiliate Annual Membership 

    For additional program information and to apply click here. Download a flyer here.

  • BSW Brown Bag Presentations by BSW Students

    Two of your colleagues will be presenting Brown Bag presentations on Monday, December 9th (Allison Palmer) and on Thursday December, 12th (Talia Schecklong).

    Alli’s presentation: “A presentation focused on the similarities and differences between two military members and the social work implications of their experiences.”

    12 PM - 1 PM
    ROOM 2015

    Talia’s presentation: “Mental health and substance use in the military: Cultural Competency”

    12 PM - 1 PM
    ROOM 2015

  • AUDITIONS - INNER VOICES Social Issues Theatre - Spring 2020


    Wednesday, December 4, 5 p.m. Thursday, December 5, 5 p.m. Tuesday, December 10, 5 p.m.or by appointment during finals week

    Armory Free Theatre (Armory Room 160)(You will only need to come to one audition session.)

    Students can elect to receive 2 hours of course credit by enrolling in Theatre 400M.

    Come prepared with a 1-2 minute monologue. (It doesn’t need to be memorized.) Wear comfortable clothes that you can move in. Open to all university students. Though useful, no previous experience is required.

    Auditions will be heldFor the following spring shows:

    written by Dr. Ruth Nicole Brown 

    written by Victor Ruiz

    Questions? Please call 217-244-0212 or email

    INNER VOICES Social Issues Theatre takes on subject matter that is timely and often difficult to address. This requires a willingness to be open-minded and curious about social issues and justice on the part of all who participate in the project.Past topics have included hate crimes, sexual assault, body image, gender identity and transphobia, racism, socioeconomic status, and suicide. Join us for our 25th anniversary year!

    INNER VOICES Social Issues Theatre is sponsored by the Counseling Center and the Department of Theatre at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

  • Anthropology Open Lab Day

    Anthropology is hosting an Open Lab Day information session for students to learn more about two related labs - Biological Anthropology and Archaeology.

    The open lab day will be held on Thursday, December 5 from 3:00 pm-4:30pm. Meet in Davenport Hall 109A at 3pm. Professors Kate Clancy (Bio), John Polk (Bio), and Lisa Lucero (Archaeology) will present on each lab and answer any questions. 

  • Fulbright UK Summer Institutes - Information Session 12/6

    Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are fully funded opportunities for high-achieving freshman and sophomore students to explore a topic of interest in a multi-week summer program in the UK. Applicants must be US citizens.

    The 2020 summer institutes are not yet announced, but to get an idea the 2019 offerings included summer programs on climate change, the performing arts, social justice, education policy, international politics, post-conflict studies, media culture, global leadership, technology and innovation …and more!

    The National and International Scholarship Program will be hosting an information session for students to learn about the Fulbright UK Summer Institutes. The information session will take place in 1090 Lincoln Hall on Friday, December 6th from 3:00-4:00 pm.

  • Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Bailey Scholarship for Cause Driven Leaders


    The Bailey Undergraduate awards are $3000 awards ($1500/semester) given each year to undergraduate students at the University of Illinois who have demonstrated positive impactand commitment as a result of service, community involvement, leadership, and action. Financial need and academic achievement will also be considered. University of Illinois - Urbana campus undergraduate students in all programs are eligible to apply.

    For more information or to apply online,

    Application deadline: February 16

    Contact: Kasey Umland
    Director, Bailey Scholarship Program
    University YMCA

  • Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Hourly Job Opportunity

    We are looking for undergraduate students to annotate emotions in text. Anyone who is hired will be compensated approximately $15/hour.

    To apply, please complete this survey We will contact you within 1 week of your application.

    If you have any questions, please contact Jose at

    Summary of the project:

    Capturing and Understanding Emotions in Text

    Analyzing data to capture various emotions is very important for a wide number of applications, such as consumer engagement, experience in healthcare, advertising, etc. Also important is exposure to, or strong motivation to learn about emotions in text communication. This undergraduate opportunity will be part of a larger project in our lab that investigates new and better ways for people to interact with machines as well as with one another.

    The selected candidate will:

    -Not be expected to have previous experience
    -Work with a faculty mentor and/or graduate students with experience in Language and Emotion.
    -Annotate/code textual data to capture important affective information;
    -Learn about the challenges and opportunities of processing user-generated data (i.e., social media) and learn about the role of emotions in human-computer and human-human interaction.

    To apply, please complete this survey We will contact you within 1 week of your application.

    If you have any questions, please contact Jose at

  • ILC Spring 2020 Program Dates

    The ILC would like to share their Spring 2020 program calendar with you. Click the title to see the flier.

  • Census Jobs $15.50 per hour

    Apply online!

    2020 Census jobs provide:
    Great pay
    Flexible hours
    Weekly pay
    Paid training

    For more information or help applying, please call 1-855-JOB-2020

  • Community-Academic Scholar Initiative

    The Community-Academic Scholars Initiative supports undergraduates interested in pursuing research projects that address health disparities, brain health, and/or poverty in our community. We are hoping to reach both students and faculty across campus in our outreach efforts. Last year, our scholars came from Social Work, Applied Health Sciences, ACES, and FAA.

    The Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute is now accepting applications for Summer 2020 Community-Academic Scholars to address health disparities, brain health, and/or poverty in our community. Learn more:

  • Writers Workshop Personal Statement Presentation 11/12

    It's personal statement season! If you are composing personal statements and statements of purpose for grad school or other applications, consider attending our workshop Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 12-1pm in Gregory Hall, room 311.

    We don't require advance registration. Students can find more information about the event on our calendar, as well as personal statement resources on our website.


  • International Week 2019

    Mark your calendars as we look forward to celebrating International Week 2019 (November 10-16) at Illinois! This campus-wide initiative is comprised of numerous educational, cultural, and recreational events that celebrate the broad impact of international education and cultural exchange uniquely experienced on campus and within our local community. View upcoming events here!

  • DSC Donation Drive

    November 4th - November 21st

    Dish shop
    Dollar Tree Items (Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Snack Baggies)
    Don't like to shop? (Gift cards to Target, Wal-Mart, etc)

    Drop off locations:
    La Casa Cultural Latina - 1203 W Nevada St, Urbana, IL
    School of Social Work - 1010 W Nevada St, Urbana, IL

  • Holiday Toy Drive

    Make the holidays brighter for the children of Children's Home & Aid.

    Place a new, unwrapped toy in the donation box for children ages 0-5 between November 1st and and December 6th.

  • BNAACC Fundraiser

    As Tanzania study abroad students and members of a social responsibility team, we believe education and collaboration sparks achievement and success. In June 2019, we had the honor of visiting Kisiju Pwani Secondary School. The school is located in a rural coastal village with no electricity. Association of Black Travelers and the Tanzania Cohort is raising money for Kisiju Pwani Secondary School to gain electricity. 

    Please help us assist the students by coming to our Silent Auction Fundraiser on November 1st at 6pm at the Bruce D Nesbitt African American Cultural Center. We will auction off authentic artwork, jewelry, and beadwork. All proceeds will go towards electricity for Kisiju Pwani Secondary School. 

  • SKY Happiness Retreat

    The SKY Happiness Retreat is a 20-hour immersive, innovative life-skills training and self-development program offered to thousands of students at more than 40 universities across the country, including Stanford, Ohio State and MIT. Students gain foundational stress-management and leadership skills, develop a personal daily breath-meditation practice, develop strategies for social connection, and engage in peer driven service initiatives. Taught over 3 consecutive days, the retreat introduces the SKY meditation technique, a scientifically validated breathing practice that significantly increases one's well-being and calmness and reduces anxiety and stress markers. It's one of the coolest places to connect with yourself, make awesome friends, and have the most fun! 

    We're happy to share that the SKY Happiness Retreat Workshop is offered with a full scholarship for UIUC students, staff and faculty members. There are limited spots available for this retreat and they are filling up fast. Availability is first come-first serve, by registration only and requires attendance to all sessions. Please contact for any questions. 

    Location: Illini Union (on campus)
    Timing: November 1st-3rd
    Apply here:

  • BSW vs. Graduate Students School of Social Work Blood Drive

    On Monday, November 18, 2019, the School of Social Work will host a student led blood drive in Room 2015 from 10 am - 2 pm.  Our goal for the blood drive is to draw 21 units of blood and we really need your help to achieve our goal. To help support meeting this goal the BSW and Graduate students will compete against one another to see who can donate the most units of blood. The winning class will receive an Insomnia Cookie Party!

    We encourage EVERYONE to participate by signing up for one of the assigned time slots. Please provide your name and cell number when you sign up and expect for the blood donation process to take 1 hour. In addition to saving up to 3 lives with a single donation and also getting a free t-shirt, your group could win a cookie party.

    Date: 11/18/2019 (Mon.)
    Location: Room 2015

    Link to sign up

  • Beinecke Scholarship Informational Events - 10/31 &11/1

    If you are a high-achieving junior and plan to attend graduate school after graduation in the arts, humanities or social sciences, but have concerns about being able to afford it, consider applying for the Beinecke Scholarship.

    The Beinecke Foundation is looking for students who have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement, and personal promise during their undergraduate years. The program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated U.S. citizen juniors to pursue graduate studies in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. Preference is given to candidates for whom the awarding of significant financial aid would increase the likelihood of the student's being able to attend graduate school.

    The University of Illinois is one of a select few institutions that may endorse a candidate for the Beinecke Scholarship, and the National and International Scholarships Program has planned two sessions to assist students interested in earning this $34,000 award. The campus deadline for nomination is January 21, 2020. Additional information about the award may be found at:

    If you are interested in applying, please plan to attend our informational sessions: 

    Beinecke Scholarship Information Session
    Thursday, October 31st, 3:30-4:30 pm
    514 Illini Union Bookstore Building

    Beinecke Scholarship Writing Workshop
    Friday, November 1st, 3:00-4:00 pm
    514 Illini Union Bookstore Building

    For more information, contact the scholarships office at or visit our website at 

  • Information about registering for ASL classes and SHS 222

    For Spring 2020, the department is managing enrollment in all three ASL classes, as well as in SHS 222, via a wait list, which is why these courses appear on the class schedule to be noted as closed or restricted. If you have students who are interested in taking any of these classes, please share with them that although registration does not open until November 4, they can go to the Course Explorer website and put themselves on the waitlist now for any of these classes. They will find the link to the URL below each class section’s meeting time, which is as follows: (The URL is updated each semester.) Students will be prompted to fill out the online form and should note the specific course and section of the class they are interested in taking.

    It is important to also inform students that being placed on the wait list does not guarantee registration in any of these courses but communication about enrolling off the wait list will come from Andrea Paceley ( in the SHS office, 217-333-2230.

  • I STAR Application Open

    The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is currently seeking to hire students for the spring semester! We are looking for students who are articulate, flexible, reliable, and energetic, and students who have a positive attitude and are enthusiastic about Illinois. The main function of an I-STAR is to serve as a representative at Illinois and to give tours to prospective students and families visiting campus. I-STARS also assist in the logistics of running our on-campus visit programs. 

    The application is currently open and can be found on Handshake, the Virtual Job Board or online here: Please encourage all students that you think could be a good fit for this position to apply! The deadline to apply is November 1st. 

    You acan contact,, with any questions about this position. 

  • 8th Annual Travel Around the World!

    Date: Wednesday, November 13th
    Time: 11am-2pm
    Place: Illini Union Rooms B&C

    Learn about cultures and countries from around the world!
    Collect stamps to earn a t-shirt!
    Enter a drawing to win fabulous prizes!
    Enjoy international music and performances!

  • Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World

    The Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) is an annual intensive language program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We invite students to join the 9% of Americans who choose the unique and meaningful experience of learning a Less Commonly Taught Language (LCTL).  We believe that learning these languages will allow students to gain new global perspectives and set them apart as highly qualified individuals for international work and engagement.  Many of these languages can assist students in securing international positions in governmental, development, and academic sectors.    

    This summer SILMW will take place from June 15 to August 8, 2020, and we will be offering Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, and Wolof.  The program is 8 weeks and is divided into two, 4-week semesters.This is an immersive experience, complete with instruction, cultural activities, opportunities for language practice, conversation tables, cooking classes, movie nights, and more!  

    When you complete the program, not only will you be able to hold a conversation in a new language and have earned up to 10 credits, you will have had fun!   

    For more information, visit our website at  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at or reach out to Giang Le (  We hope to see you this summer!

  • Orientation Leader Application is now open!

    Interested in helping new students feel welcomed and helping learn about the University of Illinois? Interested in enhancing your communication and leadership skills? If you’re a positive and highly motivated student interested in helping others, you’d be what we call an Orientation Leader!

    To learn more about the position, you’re encouraged to attend an informational session or stop by our table!
    Table 1: Wednesday, October 16 – 6-7 pm outside of Ikenberry Dining Hall
    Table 2: Monday, October 24 – 10:30 am-Noon Main Quad
    Session 1: Thursday, October 24 – 5:30-6:30 pm Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center (BNAACC)
    Session 2: Monday, October 28 – 6-7 pm Lincoln Hall 1022

    Orientation Leader applications are due by 11:59 pm on Friday, November 1. Get more information about being an Orientation Leader at If you have any questions please contact the New Student Programs office at

  • Upcoming School of Social Work Events

    Financial Wellness Brown Bag Workshop, Wednesday October 15, from 12 pm - 12:50 pm and 4 pm - 4:50 pm in Room 2015.

    Hispanic Heritage FiestaTuesday, October 22, from 12 pm - 12:50 pm in Room 2015. Join us for some great food and music!

  • Upcoming School of Social Work Events

    iMSW Informational Session for prospective MSW students, Saturday, 10/12, from 9 am – 11:30 am, room 2027.

    MSW Open House for prospective MSW students, Saturday, 10/12, from 1 pm – 3:30 pm, room 2027. Prospective students will have the opportunity to learn more about our MSW programs, the application process, our school, and our faculty.

    Hispanic Heritage Fiesta, Tuesday, October 15, from 12 pm -12:50 pm in Room 2015. Join us for some great food and music!

  • Learn How to Learn Boot Camp: New 1 hr second eight-week course!

    Section Information: No matter what you want to do with your life, if you want to be successful one of the most important and useful skills you can acquire is mastering the ability to learn. In Learning How to Learn Bootcamp we will teach you how to implement research-based learning strategies and ways of thinking that will transform your study practices, making them more effective, efficient, and focused. Through a variety of assignments and activities, you will have the opportunity to apply what you are learning to improve your scores in your current courses. Don’t let yourself fall behind, be proactive and set your sights on learning how to learn! Recommended for students with Freshmen and Sophomore standing.

    Some Key Topics: Growth Mindset, Mindfulness, Metacognition, Taxonomies of Learning, LSU Study Cycle, Time Management, Test Taking, Stress Reduction, Emotions and Learning.

    Text: Teaching Yourself How to Learn (2018) by Saundra McGuire with Stephanie McGruire

  • Help us plan Earth Day 2020 activities!

    2020 will mark Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, 20 million Americans have volunteered in the planet’s largest civic event leading to the passage of landmark environmental laws in the United States such as the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts ( Despite these past successes, today, we face greater environmental challenges that need action at all levels of society. Solving the environmental crises requires multidisciplinary perspectives and applications. Social work discipline endeavors to address injustices for all people and now we recognize that the natural environment is a crucial element in securing justice for current and future generations (Erickson, 2018). The purpose of this committee is to educate and mobilize social work students to grow and support environmental activists through participation in Earth Day 2020. The committee will develop and lead UIUC School of Social Work Earth Day activities.

    If you are interested in serving on the committee, please complete the survey at by Friday, 10/18.

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Click the title to see a calendar of events for Domestic Violence Awareness month coordinated by the Women's Resource Center.

  • Study Abroad to Greece Spring 2020 Presentation Video

    Surprise! The School of Social Work is going back to Greece in Spring 2020! If you weren't able to attend the information session, here are two videos of the presentation. If you have questions, please contact Professor Helen McDonald at

  • Social Justice Educator Paraprofessional Program Recruitment Fall 2019

    Leadership opportunity where you will have the opportunity to serve as a Peer leader on campus discussing social justice issues and topics in the following areas:

    Design fun and engaging educational opportunities for your peersExpand your knowledge about social identities and inclusivityDevelop public speaking and interpersonal communication skills

    For more information about the program plan to attend one of the information sessions listed below

    Information Sessions:

    Friday, September 27 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Psychology, Room 21Thursday, October 10 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Greg Hall 217Friday, Oct. 11 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Women's Resources CenterMonday, October 21 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Psychology, Room 11

  • Truman Scholarship Informational Events 10/10 & 10/11

    Dear Illini who want to change the world: 

    Are you concerned about issues facing your community, campus or country, and are you actively working to make change?  The prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship program is looking for the academically strong student who has a passion for public service.

    Evaluators look for leadership ability, potential for influencing public policies, community service and extracurricular involvement, strong academic performance, and potential to perform well in a graduate school program. It awards $30,000 merit-based scholarships to U.S. citizen college students who wish to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in public service.  Public service includes a wide array of career possibilities, such as public health; local, state, or federal government; educational policy; international relations; conservation; and environmental protection. Candidates should be able to demonstrate leadership experiences in campus and community service activities.

    Truman Scholars have pursued many fields of study, such as agriculture, engineering, economics, education, government, history, international relations, law, political science, public administration, and public health. Scholars are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a Foundation funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving funding. 

    The University of Illinois may nominate up to four students for the Truman Scholarship.  If you are interested in applying, please plan to attend our informational sessions: 

    Truman Scholarship Information Session
    Thursday, October 10th, 3:30-4:30 pm
    514 Illini Union Bookstore

    Truman Scholarship Writing Workshop
    Friday, October 11th, 3:00-4:00 pm
    514 Illini Union Bookstore

    For more information, contact the scholarships office at or visit our website at 

  • Call for Proposals for Re:Search

    Re:Search, the Undergraduate Literary Criticism Journal at Illinois, is accepting proposals until October 20, 2019 for articles to be published in May 2020. Re:Search: The Undergraduate Literary Criticism Journal at UIUC is an undergraduate produced, peer-reviewed online journal designed to annually publish works exclusively by undergraduate students. It seeks to create a venue for undergraduate students to showcase and publish literary criticism within a greater academic discourse while nurturing a collaborative community between faculty, administration, and undergraduate students.

    The deadline to submit a proposal is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 20th, 2019.

    Relevant Links
    If you wish to familiarize yourself with the content and/or quality of the articles accepted into Re:Search, previous journals are available to read at the following link. If you wish to learn more about Re:Search before submitting, or wish to receive updates about our deadlines, find us at our microsite or Facebook page.

    Online Journal Platform

  • Weapons of Mass Destruction Nonproliferation and Arms Control Discussion

    Challenges, Opportunities and Careers in the Preventing the Spread of Nuclear Weapons

    Sarah Bidgood and Dave Schmerler, ’12
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    October 1st , 1002 Lincoln Hall, 6-8pm

  • 2nd 8 week course Career Development for Military Connected Students

    The Chez Veterans Center is once again offering the course titled: Career Development for Military Connected Students which is a second eight-week course for FALL 2019. The objectives of this course are to learn about theories of career development for veterans, best practices for veteran labor market searches, translating military skills and experiences into employment strengths, effective career mentoring for veterans and other career related information tailored for veterans, dependents or professionals that work or will work with the veteran population. See attached flyer for key information about the class.

  • Counseling Center Paraprofessional Program

    Recruiting is on-going for the 2020 cohort (our 42nd) of Counseling Center Paraprofessionals. Students who are selected receive credit through the Psychology Department (PSYC 496, 340, 341) but students from any major are welcome to apply. Because our CCPs help support our and provide Outreach & Prevention Services, we week a diverse, inclusive, and representative cohort.

    Attached some digital flyers for our Counseling Center Paraprofessional recruitment; the application is officially due on Friday, October 4. Students need to submit two letters of recommendation; we have been flexible with this in the past as needed. We will review applications and select students to participate in an interview process, including a group interview. Selected students will begin the program in the Spring Semester.

    Students can also gleam a lot of information from our website: and can apply at

  • Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP) Is Now Accepting Applications!

    The Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP@UI) offers undergraduate students with little or no research experience the opportunity to assist advanced graduate students with their research projects. Through a one-on-one research experience with their graduate student mentor, undergraduate students will have the opportunity to learn what it means to do research, create knowledge, and produce scholarship.

    Undergraduate students selected to be part of the program will begin work with their mentors in Spring 2020. As part of the program, students will (1) attend regular weekly class meetings (GC 295, Introduction to Undergraduate Research, 3 credit hours) with OUR/Grad College instructors; and (2) work one-on-one with their graduate mentors, an average of 5-6 hours per week. As part of the course requirement, students will complete a final project, consisting of a poster, to be presented during “Undergraduate Research Week,” an annual event sponsored by OUR.

    For more information about URAP, and to apply to the program, please visit our website:

    Informational Meetings

    Informational meetings are scheduled for September 23, October 2, and October 8, from 3-3:50 pm in Noyes Laboratory Room 217. Get tips on creating a good statement of interest, why you should participate, and get your questions answered.

    Application Deadline

    Deadline for applications is October 15, 2019 at 11:59pm.

    To apply, please visit:

  • Critical Language Scholarship Information Session 10/4

    The Critical Language Scholarship, provided by the U.S. Department of State, is a fully-funded, intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for undergraduate and graduate students.  A list of eligible languages is available here.

    The CLS institutes cover one academic year of university-level language coursework in 8 to 10 weeks over the summer, and include cultural programming, local language partners, and excursions. Participants receive academic credit at their U.S. institutions.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens at least 18 years of age and enrolled in a degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level.  For more information, please visit: 

    Our advisors, who have served as national-level CLS reviewers, will provide an overview of the program and give you helpful guidance on how to put together a competitive application.

    If you would like to learn more, please join us:

    Critical Language Scholarship Information Session
    Thursday, October 4th, 3:00-4:00 pm
    514 Illini Union Bookstore* (807 S. Wright St. Floor 5)

  • Pre-Law Events and New Resources

    The2019 Law School Fair is Thursday, October 3 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the ARC. Details about the fair—including a list of the 105 participating law schools—can be found at

    Law School Admissions Expert Panel on Wednesday, October 2 at 7:00 pm in 1002 Lincoln Hall. Law school admission deans and directors will share what impresses them, common mistakes they see in apps, how they decide whom to award scholarships, how to make a great in-person or email impression, and more. There will also be time for a candid Q + A session! Click here for more details.

    Online scheduling. Illinois students and alumni can now use the online scheduler to make a phone, Zoom, or in person appointment with a Pre-Law Advisor.

    The Pre-Law Handbook has been comprehensively updated. It contains even more information about exploring legal careers, preparing for law school, and understanding the law school application process.

    In addition, Pre-Law 101 and Personal Statement & Resume workshops can all be found on the event calendar here.


  • Job Opportunity at Austin's Place

    The Overnight Shelter Assistant is responsible for overnight assistance and oversight of women utilizing Austin’s Place Emergency Overnight Shelter. This position is a three-night-a-week overnight position, 11.5 hour shifts. Overnight staff is required to remain awake during the overnight hour. The Overnight Shelter Assistant reports to the Shelter Director.

    Qualifications: It is recommended that the overnight shelter assistant have at least a High School Diploma or GED equivalent. While no other specific credentials are required to fill this position (e.g.,LCSW, MSW, etc.), experience with the homeless population and/or mental illness is preferred. Presence of good judgment is required as intervention by emergency services may, at time, be necessary. This staff member should have strong attention to detail and organizational skills, as well as good communication skills, and be able to be compassionate with our guests. This person must have the ability to remain awake and alert during the hours on shift.

    Compensation/Hours: This is an hourly position. The rate of pay is based on experience and the hours are 7:45PM– 7:15 AM with one half-hour break. This position begins on November 1, 2019 with one paid 4-hour training session prior to this date. This is a temporary position that ends on April 15, 2020.

    Click the title above for job responsibilities.

  • The Institute by LeaderShape

    The application for the 2020 session of The Institute by LeaderShape® is now live!

    The Illinois Leadership® Center coordinates a special session of The Institute™ each year, which takes place over winter break, for a group of Illinois undergraduate students. Participants are selected and sponsored financially by their respective colleges, departments, or units.

    The Institute™ inspires participants to lead with integrity™ while working towards a vision grounded in their deepest values. Participants explore not only what they want to do, but who they want to be.

    This program is created for individuals who are committed to taking their leadership to the next level, and who want to make a significant impact on campus, in their communities, and in the world!

    Click here to learn more about this opportunity

    Or come to our last informational session from 2:00-3:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 18th in the ILC office, 290 Illini Union

    Use the stairs or elevators near the Quad Shop and Auntie Anne’s to access the office

  • Upcoming School of Social Work Events

    Join us for lunch and a discussion with those working in Health Care on Wednesday, 9/16 from 12:00 - 12:50 and 5:30 - 6:30 pm in Room 2015.

    Join us on Thursday, 9/18, 12:00 - 12:50 and 4:00 - 4:50 pm in Room 2015 for our first Financial Wellness Brown Bag Series. This session will introduce students to CASHCOURSE, an online financial literacy resource for college students.

    Join us on Monday, 9/23, 12:00 - 12:50 pm to learn about the Wesley Food Pantry, a campus-based program that offers support to students. We will meet in Room 2015 and walk over to the pantry located at 1203 W. Green St, Urbana, for the presentation.

    In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, join us for a special presentation on Tuesday, 9/24 from 12:00 - 12:50 pm, Room 2015. If you are interested in helping coordinate this event, contact Sharva Hampton-Campbell at for more information.