Undergraduate Blog

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April 16, 2018

CARE Updates:

Walk-in Tutoring & Supported Study Halls available through May 2 

For students who are interested in more undivided attention, please suggest, the earlier in the day they come the less traffic there generally is.  In addition, Fridays & Saturdays are usually lightly attended unless we are approaching a midterm week.


McKinley Health Center, has 2 more 5 Minute Facts coming up

April 18, Stress Management May 2, Nutrition


Writers Workshop still has appointments in Grainger this semester!


Last, the Counseling Center & DRES will have consultations available in 206EH for our students through May 9.  I have attached info for you to share with students who might benefit from connecting with either of these offices.  Appointments can be made by emailing engineering@illinois.edu or calling 217-333-2280.


April 16, 2018

Civil China will be hosting an International CEE Commencement Banquet this Sunday, April 22nd, from 6 pm to 8 pm, at the llini Union Ball Room. Please see the following message and attached flyer from Civil China:

"We want to invite more students to join us at that night to refresh memories and deepen the bonds together. We have invited several professors to this event and also prepare a lot of shows and prizes for attendees. Tickets are only $20 for those who are graduating this semester and $25 for those who are not. Dining will be included and provided by Illini Union Catering.  Please see the poster attached below or contact Xiaodan Du (Treasurer, xdu12@illinois.edu)  for payment details. We sincerely invite all international, domestic, exchange students and families to join our commencement banquet.


April 13, 2018

Undergraduate Research Week (URW) 2018 is almost upon us! A celebration of student innovation and excellence across campus, URW events will be held from Sunday, April 15 through Saturday, April 21. The URW’s signature event, the Undergraduate Research Symposium, is Thursday, April 19, from 9am to 430pm in the Illini Union. This year’s Symposium sets a new record in number of participants from an expansive range of departments, colleges, and other units on campus. You can find the program at go.illinois.edu/URW.


We invite you to come be inspired!

April 12, 2018

Fulbright Personal Statement Workshop

Friday April 20th, 3:30-5:00 pm

514 Illini Union Bookstore

Hosted by the National and International Scholarships Program and the Writers Workshop


More information about this event:

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards approximately 2,000 full scholarships annually to students for a year of study, research or English teaching in any of 140 countries worldwide.  If you are a junior, senior, or recent alumni, and you are looking for an exciting way to spend a year abroad starting in the Fall of 2019, then it’s time to think seriously about submitting an application for a Fulbright Scholarship! The National and International Scholarships Program provides in-depth workshops on each application component to answer questions you have, show you samples of successful applications, and provide helpful suggestions to improve the effectiveness of your writing. On April 20th, we will discuss the key components Fulbright reviewers are looking for in the personal statement. The session is targeted to juniors, seniors, and recent alumni who wish to apply for the Fulbright Priority Deadline of June 25, 2018.

April 12, 2018

NCSA’s Students Pushing Innovation (SPIN) internship program will host the SPIN Open House on April 16 from 3-5pm in the NCSA Atrium to promote the Academic Year 2018-19 internship projects. Students will have an opportunity to meet with our SPIN mentors who are NCSA researchers and faculty affiliates and learn more about the projects. See the attached flyer. 

SPIN academic year session:
Program dates: August 27, 2018 -May 1, 2019
Work 5 hours/week for 16 weeks each semester
All NCSA SPIN interns are paid $12.50/hour
Any U of I undergraduate student in good academic standing
No restriction on year of study or major
International students are eligible