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BSIS Ambassadors

BSIS Ambassadors are a group of undergraduate students that are dedicated to representing the iSchool and Information Sciences.  These students will work alongside iSchool Student Affairs and Recruitment & Admissions staff acting as liaisons to prospective, incoming, and current students and alumni/employers. Ambassadors are valuable resources for increasing and sharing the iSchool experience, and connecting students who have similar interests. 

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  • Thomas McShane | Class of 2022

    Dual Degree with Economics

    Biography: My name is Thomas McShane and I am a junior at UIUC. I am so excited to be a part of the Information Sciences program on the Data Analysis pathway.

    Why Information Sciences: I believe that this major would allow me to be a very impressive candidate for the highly competitive job sector that I am hoping to be a part of. I believe that the Information Sciences Major would help me reach my goals by giving me the stand out skill set to be noticed and then to help me able to apply what I learned to make a impactful difference in the workplace.

    Campus Involvement & Experiences: iSchool Ambassador, Internship at Tradelink, Internship with Goldman Sachs, STEM Camp Counselor, AYSO Referee, Volunteering

  • Tiancheng Shi | Class of 2023

    Biography: I am interested in how data could reflect what humans thoughts and how information science is changing our traditional society.

    Why Information Sciences: Information sciences major is a major that focuses on data and humans. I can see that if I learn more knowledge in Information sciences, I could consider data in the human side and bring more convenience to human life.

    Campus Involvement & Activities: Digital Documentary Publishing project on British India's Film censorship (Scalar), Intern at Shanghai JiuXiang Architect Office, Volunteer Tutor at LEYBA Education Training Center

  • Yosra Abdulwahid | Class of 2023

    Dual Degree with Economics

    Biography: Yosra is a sophomore pursuing a dual degree in Economics and Information Science. Yosra loves lifting, hiking, and traveling.  She is excited to continue her education at the iSchool!  

    Why Information Sciences: I feel that there are few areas of study as diverse and interdisciplinarity as Information Science. I love how the major offers the breadth and depth of technology while focusing on its impact on people. I feel that the Information Sciences major will directly prepare me for my future endeavors. All in all, I admire the constant pursuit of excellence and innovation that the iSchool strives for and want to be a part of its community.

    Campus Involvement & Experiences: iSchool Ambassador, Customer Service & Accounting Intern for Enterprise Works at University of Illinois Research Park, Consultant for EntreCORPS Entrepreneurial Growth Consulting Firm, General Business Mentorship Program with Cushman & Wakefield, Executive Administrative Assistant at Calvin A. West Construction Company, Illinois Marketing Association of DECA