Welcome back everyone!
I hope you enjoyed spring break and aren’t too sad to be coming back to snow. Let’s get this week off to a great start!
There’s a lot going on during this next 8 weeks! Take a quick glance through this week’s edition of From Your Advisor!
Advisor's Office Hours
Important Graduation Information for Graduating Seniors
Do you have questions about ACES graduation? Check out the website! http://graduation.aces.illinois.edu/
All bachelor's degree students who wish to participate in the ACES Convocation ceremony are required to register using the link:
You will be asked to complete the ACES Senior Survey which will enable you to provide feedback about your experiences in ACES. This link will also enable you to register for the ACES Convocation ceremony.
Registration for the ACES Convocation ceremony is necessary to ensure that you have reserved a seat and that your name will be read as you cross the stage.
DEADLINE to complete your online survey and registration for the ACES Convocation ceremony is Thursday, April 19, 2018 by 4:30 p.m.
Order your Cap & Gown!
Academic attire is required to attend the ACES Convocation Ceremony on Sunday, May 13, 2018. Students should order their cap and gown online at the Herff-Jones website:
Students are responsible for ordering, picking up, and returning their own academic attire.
Deadline to order cap and gown without a late fee is:
Thursday, April 12, 2018 (website closes at 10:00 p.m. CST)
The late order website opens on April 13 and closes April 25 at 10:00 p. m. CST. Orders placed between April 13 - April 25 will have a $20.00 late fee assessed. These orders can only be picked up on campus at regalia distribution. Payment is required at pickup.
Ship to Home: Graduates may elect to have their regalia shipped to an address of their choice within the United States if they order by April 12, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. CST. When selecting this option, a shipping fee applies. For ship to home orders, graduates pay rental and shipping fees at the time the order is placed.
To order cap and gown in person, attend the on-campus information sessions (March 28, April 12, or April 25 - Author's Corner of the Illini Union Bookstore.
Academic Attire will be distributed in the ARC Gym 1 at the following times:
Wednesday, May 9, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday, May 10, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday, May 11 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday, May 12, 7:30 am - 11 :00 am
Sunday, May 13, 7:30 am - 10 :00 am
Rental fees must be paid in full by cash or check, made payable to Herff Jones, when you pick up the apparel. Payment cannot be made in advance.
Recomennded Fall Courses
Curious about how to fill your electives? Check out the attached documents below for some courses that might be of interest to you! As you prepare to register, please plan on coming in talk through your remaining semesters!
Ag Markets and Management
Consumer Econ and Fin
Enviromental Econ and Policy
Finance in Agribusiness
Policy, International Trade and Development
Public Policy and Law
Plan Ahead for Parkland Summer & Fall Registration!
Admissions and Registration
Continuing University of Illinois students need to begin with the appropriate Parkland Concurrent Enrollment web form (Domestic or International) and complete it in its entirety (including providing the course rubric, number and section, i.e. ENG 220 – 201). As always, students need to attach a PDF of their Academic History (not DARS audit) to ensure that course pre-requisites are met. For students receiving financial aid, they should also complete the Financial Aid Concurrent Enrollment form.
Academically dropped students and those stepping away from the University are to apply as degree-seeking students and do not complete any concurrent enrollment forms.
The Parkland summer and fall schedules will be online soon. Students/advisors can easily search for available courses at Parkland right from the home page by clicking “Academics” and then “Find a Class”. Open registration dates are as follows:
- Summer –April 2, 2018
- Fall – April 9, 2018
If you have questions about Parkland or about other community college enrollment, please feel free to contact me or Holly Herrera, Coordinator of Transfer Advising (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ACE 499: Commodity and Currency Risk Management
Michel Robe, Professor in ACE, will offer ACE 499 this Fall. It is a 400-level course that can be taken by both undergraduate and graduate students from ACE, BUS, and ECON. The course will focus on what drives currencies and will explore financial instruments used to hedge risk as well as how one measures/manages commodity and foreign exchange risk. See slide for more information!
Don't Forget! Illini Career & Internship Fair!
The Illini Career & Internship Fair will take place from 1-6 pm in the Illini Union Rooms ABC on Tuesday, April 10. Start planning today!
Summer Internship with AcreValue
AcreValue has openings for two highly motivated undergraduate students to work as summer interns, based out of the Champaign office in Research Park. This would be a great opportunity for students still looking for a summer internship. You can find more information on Handshake, on Granular’s site, or via the attached job description. Apply at via the link at the top of the job description.
Paid Internships with The Career Center
The Career Center has internships available in Marketing, Communications, Social Media, Video, Art & Design at The Career Center! These are PAID internships for the 2018-19 academic year.
Some positions will be available as soon as summer 2018. Each position will give students an opportunity to gain valuable skills and build their own personal portfolio!
Students can view these positions on our website at careercenter.illinois.edu/opportunities or click the position below for the job description. The positions are also posted in Handshake with the following job numbers:
Please contact The Career Center with any additional questions you may have.
Summer Peer Advisor with DGS
DGS will be hosting an info session on Thursday, March 29 at 3pm in the Illini Union Bookstore 514 for any students interested in applying for their summer peer advisor position. Please see the position description for more details. Questions about the position? Reach out to Jessica Arnold, Assistant Director for Admissions in DGS, at email@example.com.
ISSS is Hiring!
Are you an undergrad looking for fun, valuable work experience where your interpersonal skills and attention to detail will shine? Apply today to be a student worker on the Fall 2018 Check In team. Students must be available to attend a short orientation and training on May 3rd or 4th and to work at Check In August 15th to 23rd. Apply and upload a résumé at https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/2181709 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Campus Committee Application Open
Applications due April 7th
Campus Committees are advisory committees run by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and they touch all areas of campus life; from cultural centers, to student fees, and everything in-between. Being involved in a Campus Committee allows students an unparalleled opportunity to shape the Illinois experience, represent the student body, and share their ideas.
Learn more and apply at go.illinois.edu/CampusCommittees or contact Richard Gonigam with questions.
That’s all! Let’s have a great week!