Kick off your spring semester by attending an i-Program
See below for the early spring i-Programs that are currently open for registration. Space is limited & food is provided, so registration is required to attend a program.
Rolls-Royce Innovation focuses on skills related to creativity and diversity of ideas in problem solving.
Saturday, January 25th
Why attend this program? Innovation is becoming increasingly crucial in giving companies and organization their competitive edge. Employers are looking for future employees who possess innovative qualities and knowledge to help them achieve their goals.
Petullo Insight is designed to help students focus on self-awareness and self-management skills.
Saturday, February 1st
Why attend this program? Leadership development begins with yourself-- understanding one's own passions, motivations, strengths, and limits. Employers seek out individuals who have experience assessing and managing their own leadership capabilities and those of others.
Imprint focuses on competencies necessary for displaying leadership during times of transition.
Saturday, February 29th
Why attend this program? At this program, participants will have the chance to network with University of Illinois alumni who serve as small group facilitators. This program will help you develop and improve your skill set of networking, meet prospective mentors, and gain access to the necessary resources that will foster your career development.
Undergraduate Research Symposium - now accepting submissions!
The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is now accepting submissions for the 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS), set for Thursday, April 30. 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.
Deadline for submitting an application to the URS is Sunday March 1, 2020, at 11:59 pm.
Womxn's Career Institute
The 2020 Womxn’s Career Institute (WCI) is planned for Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 10am to 3pm in the Chemical and Life Science Laboratory (601 S. Goodwin Avenue). The institute is a day-long intensive series of workshops and panels designed to prepare women, both undergraduate and graduate, for the workforce.
Interested students should register to save a spot at https://go.illinois.edu/WCI2020 by January 30, 2020.
The WCI is being co-sponsored by The Women’s Resources Center, The School of Integrative Biology, The School of Molecular & Cellular Biology, The YWCA at the University of Illinois and The Career Center.
Become a Pre-Health Ambassador!
The Career Center is accepting applications for Pre-Health Ambassadors! The Pre-Health Ambassadors are student volunteers at The Career Center who want to share their experiences as pre-health students at Illinois. We are looking for students who are pursuing any health profession (medicine, dentistry, physician assistant, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, vet med, optometry, nursing, etc.), are eager to assist the pre-health advisors with programming and will be returning students in Fall 2020. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, January 29th at 5 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Christina Huppert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bailey Scholarship Program
The Bailey Undergraduate awards are $3000 awards ($1500/semester) given each year to undergraduate students at the University of Illinois who have demonstrated positive impact and 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.
Application deadline: February 16
Students interested in community engagement needed!
The Community-Academic Scholars Initiative is a 10-week summer program, selected undergraduate students will collaborate with faculty and community organizations on projects that are designed to benefit the community. In addition to faculty and community mentorship, scholars will receive guidance and support from program leaders and invited speakers during weekly coffee hours.
This initiative can offer a valuable experience to an undergraduate from any discipline who is interested in addressing critical issues in the areas of health equity, brain health, and poverty or social inequality. The Summer 2019 pilot of the Scholars for Health Equity had undergraduates from Social Work, Applied Health Sciences, ACES, and Fine and Applied Arts. We expect the opportunities to be even greater with our expanded program areas for Summer 2020:
- Brain Health (sponsored by Beckman Institute and IHSI),
- Solving Poverty (sponsored by Center for Social and Behavioral Sciences and IHSI), and
- Health Equity (sponsored by College of Education and IHSI).
Applications to the Community-Academic Scholars program are due Feb. 1, 2020.