Undergraduate Blog

To submit an item for the undergraduate blog, email Greg Coughlin.

August 29, 2016

A message from ISSS

ISSS has launched a new programming initiative called ISSS35. Further information is available at: http://go.illinois.edu/isss35

Our goal is to provide more cohesion in our diverse programming efforts throughout the year. Flyers for programs are available in the link provided above, and continue to be added at this time. Programs will also continue to be added throughout the year.


August 29, 2016

Registration is now open for the upcoming session of Backpack to Briefcase seminars:

Putting together a knockout résumé
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 5:30-6:30pm
Location: 1310 Newmark

Leading questions:

How do I fit my life onto one piece of paper? How can I find enjoyable and interesting activities that will also look great on a résumé?

Session description: Come meet CEE students with experiences both on and off campus that they have been able to use to their advantage on a résumé. In this panel discussion, students will answer questions about how to fill résumés with skills and activities that stand out. Be sure to come with questions of your own or submit questions when you register, and stay for free pizza after the event concludes!


I look forward to seeing you there!

August 29, 2016

It’s not too late to apply for Winter 2016-17 Faculty-Led Programs!

Application deadline: September 15

The application is not time consuming and can all be completed online. No recommendations are required. Students will just need to submit 3 short answer essay questions, a few signature documents and short questionnaires, unofficial transcript, and a photocopy of their valid passport (or receipt as proof of application for a new or renewed passport)!

See flier attached or visit this page to access and research all winter brochure pages: http://studyabroad.illinois.edu/illinois-programs#.V8RA4GVjpBs.


August 25, 2016


Established in 2007, the Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board is overseen by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is composed of undergraduate students named by each of the undergraduate serving colleges as well as five at-large members selected through this open application process. All members are appointed to serve one-year terms. 



In Fall 2016, the Board will meet for discussion from 12:00 – 1:00 pm on Tuesday, October 4; Friday, November 4; and Friday, December 2. A buffet lunch will be provided. Dates for the Spring 2017 meetings will be determined at the December meeting.



The purpose of the Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board is to work with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost to:

Provide feedback on programs, administrative and academic policies, and initiatives established or overseen by the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Innovation. Generate ideas and suggestions for programs and activities to enhance the academic experience of undergraduate students at the university.



Undergraduate student standing for the 2016-2017 school year. On campus (not studying abroad or graduating early) both fall and spring. Does not have class or work conflicts with the established fall meeting days/times (see above). Interest in academic affairs initiatives and activities on campus. Strong record of academic achievement (GPA 3.0 or above). Involvement on campus both in academic and extracurricular activities.


Application Process

Interested undergraduate students are encouraged to submit an application. Successful applicants will be notified and may be scheduled for an interview. Applications must be received no later than September 9, 2015.



Questions about the Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board may be directed to Assistant Provost Kathy Martensen, kmartens@illinois.edu, or Melinda Schaefer, mschaefr@illinois.edu, phone 217-333-6677.



August 25, 2016

The LAS Global Studies Team is excited to announce a NEW undergraduate Minor in Global Markets and Society. This minor is designed for students interested in utilizing social science perspectives to study the nexus of global business-institutions-society. By studying topics such as fair trade, global production systems, corporate social responsibility and human rights in global value chains, students will be able to participate in the construction of responsible market institutions.