Be Your Own Boss – Panel Discussion

Be Your Own Boss
Panel discussion on entrepreneurship and owning your own business

Friday, April 6
12:00 – 1:00 PM
The Career Center Interview Suite, Room 213
616 E. Green St., Champaign


Panelists include:
Carrie Eisenmenger—Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual
Elizabeth Sotiropoulos—Owner of Illini Tutoring
Christy Bruce—Owner of Sports & Entertainment Travel
Daniel Applegate—Founder & Co-Owner of Compass Counseling & Consulting
Mike Raycraft—Owner of 3rd Sunday Market


 

Women’s Career Institute – Free Event for Students

Women’s Career Institute
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
Register online.

Keynote
Sandee Kastrul is president and co-founder of i.c.stars, an innovative nonprofit leadership and technology training program founded in 1999 to prepare inner-city adults for technology careers and community leadership. Prior to i.c.stars, Sandee’s experience as an educator, diversity trainer, educational consultant and a performing artist drew her creative talents to the forefront. Her accomplishments include designing a comprehensive science and civics interactive program for GED students at Jobs for Youth, implementing a professional development program with Harold Washington College Career Center, developing experiential learning modules for over 70 schools and creating artist in residency programs as well as training artists to work in classrooms for arts organizations.

Where We Are, How We Got Here, and How to Get Here
A multi-generational discussion based panel exploring the career paths of female power players across fields

  • Moderator: Eden Haycraft (Senior Assistant Director for Employer Relations and Career Connections, UIUC Career Center)
  • Humanities Panelist: Kristin Wilcox (Director of Internships and Senior Lecturer of English, Dept. of English, UIUC)
  • Health Care Panelist: Tina Knox (Pre-Med Advisor, School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, UIUC)
  • Political/Public Service Panelist: Sallie Mille(IL State President, American Association of University Women) 

Staying Authentic:  Strategies for Communication and Leadership Skills in the Workplace
Breakout session exploring topics in career development and sustainability

    • “Thriving in Male-Dominated Fields”
      • Facilitated by Dr. Brenda Wilson (Professor, School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, UIUC)
      • Jana Lithgow (Assistant Dean for Advising, Registration, and Student Support, UIUC)
    • “Creating and Managing Your Brand”
      • Jessica Hogue (Director, Media Career Services, UIUC)
      • Jenette Jurczyk (Creative Director, That’s What She Said)

Finding a Job:  Tips, Tricks and Tools
Discover proven strategies to enhance your job search and widen your network

      • Eden Haycraft (Senior Assistant Director for Employer Relations and Career Connections, UIUC Career Center)
      • Kristin Wilcox (Director of Internships and Senior Lecturer of English, Dept. of English, UIUC)

#TimesUp:  Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace
In 2017, media attention was captured by an outpouring of people coming forward about past abuses and harassment in the workplace among other spaces. This panel will explore the current state of discrimination and harassment in the workplace, what options are available to those in the workforce, and how we each contribute to changing a culture that both tolerates, and perpetuates, harm.

  • Claire Sharples Brooks, JD (EEO Investigator, UIUC Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access)
  • Stephanie Fortado (School of Labor and Employment Relations, UIUC)
  • Alejandra Stenger (Merit Director, School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, UIUC)

$tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshop
AAUW’s Start Smart and Work Smart programs are designed to empower women with the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate their salary and benefits packages. By learning strategies and practicing effective language, participants gain valuable skills they can use throughout their lives — well beyond their next negotiation.

  • Amanda Cox (Senior Assistant Director Career Counseling and Outreach, Career Center, UIUC)

LAS James Scholar – Application

LAS James Scholar Spring 2018 Application Now Available!

If you have at least a 3.70 Illinois GPA and have completed fewer than three semesters in higher education, LAS Honors invites you to apply to be an LAS James Scholar by the deadline of Friday, January 5, 2018 at 11:59 PM.

The James Scholar Program in the College of LAS is suited to students who want to engage deeply with their coursework, their campus, and the broader Champaign-Urbana community. You can learn more about our program at:  http://www.las.illinois.edu/students/honors/.

Detailed eligibility criteria and the application are available at:  http://www.las.illinois.edu/students/honors/admission/. In your essay responses we look to learn more about you and why you are interested in the James Scholar Program/why you think the program is a good fit for you, so please take the time to write thoughtful responses. We look forward to reading your submissions in January!

Please contact LAS Honors at LASHonors@illinois.edu or call (217) 333 – 1158 with questions.

Fred S. Bailey Scholarship

FRED S. BAILEY SCHOLARSHIP FOR CAUSE DRIVEN LEADERS

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.

For more information or to apply online, visit: www.universityymca.org/bailey.

Application deadline: February 16  

Social Justice Educator Paraprofessional Program

Social Justice Educator Paraprofessional
Diversity Education

Do You Want to…

Serve as a peer leader on campus?

Help create and maintain a welcoming and safe campus community?

Work collaboratively with students and organizations to learn more about different populations and create new and creative programs?

Expand your knowledge about social identities and how to be more inclusive?

Develop public speaking and interpersonal communication skills?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then this is the leadership opportunity you’ve been searching for. Apply today to become a workshop facilitator for DiversityEd Social Justice Educator Paraprofessional Program. The program provides students the opportunity to broaden their understanding of diversity and social justice issues. Through training courses, students will learn how to facilitate and develop interactive learning programs in the form of workshops.

The link to apply is http://go.illinois.edu/SJEPApplication !

For more information, please contact Teryl Brewster, Program Coordinator @ tbrewste@illinois.edu

DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO : December 21, 2017

Fred S. Bailey Internship Scholarship Program

FRED S. BAILEY INTERNSHIP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR CAUSE-DRIVEN LEADERS

Are you interested in an unpaid internship but are concerned about the financial hardship it may cause? The Fred S. Bailey Internship Scholarship Program for Cause-Driven Leaders offers undergraduate students at the University of Illinois who receives an unpaid internship with a public service agency or not-for profit organization is eligible to apply. Awards are $1,000 for a part-time internship or $2,500 for a full-time internship and are given directly to the student.

http://universityymca.org/bailey/unpaid-internship-scholarship/

Spring 2018 (For internships that occur between December 15, 2017 – May 30, 2018) Application Deadline: November 13 ​ ​

Stop by Office Hours at the University Y:

*             Thursday, 11/9 from 2-4 pm

*             Friday, 11/10 from 9-10:30 am

Undergraduate Research Ambassadors

The Illinois Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking motivated and experienced undergraduate researchers to participate in our new Illinois Undergraduate Research Ambassadors (IURAs) program. IURAs are a collaborative cohort of accomplished and experienced students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ambassadors will promote undergraduate research on the UIUC campus and help the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) develop and maintain student-focused programs that represent UIUC’s diverse array of disciplines. For program information and details on how to apply please visit: https://illinois.edu/blog/view/6204/574055.

 

Deadline for applications is December 3, 2017 at 11:59 PM.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at: ugresearch@illinois.edu