CPA Exam – Champaign Prometric Moving Locations

Our local Prometric Center (where the CPA Exam is administered) is moving from 6th & John over to Neil St. near Atlanta Bread within the next 2-3 months.

Due to the uncertainty of some aspects of the move, Prometric has *not* yet opened all the CPA Exam seats for the January/February testing window at the Champaign Center. They will release more at some point within the next few weeks (we don’t have a date).   Exam candidates are encouraged to check back periodically on the Prometric web site to see if seats have opened. 


MHRIR Info Sessions

Interested in pursuing a career in human resources and/or labor relations? Come learn more about the Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations (MHRIR) Program at the School of Labor and Employment Relations. Join faculty and staff for curriculum overview, admissions requirements, and career opportunities in the field. Hear from current students as they share their experiences in the program!

Thursday, September 24, 2015; Labor & Employment Relations Building, Rm 35; 5:00-6:30 p.m. Dinner Provided!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015; Labor & Employment Relations Building, Rm 35; 5:00-6:30 p.m. Dinner Provided!



Need help with Accounting Classes?

The PwC Accountancy Peer Tutor Center offers peer tutoring for ACCY 301, 302, 303, 304, and 312 .   Normal tutoring hours are Sunday through Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in room 2011 BIF.   Tutoring will not take place during Fall Break and will conclude right before Reading Day.  Please note that the tutors can help with accounting concepts, but don’t have access to case and assignment solutions.   It’s also important for students to bring course materials with them when they come for tutoring.

Information meetings for summer abroad opportunities

Wildlife Conservation and Management in Tanzania and Botswana
Wednesday, September 16
W 109 Turner Hall
5:00 – 6:00pm

Tanzania- Conservation & Management of Human-Wildlife Ecology (3 weeks)
Program Highlights:
· Attain a Wildlife Management Course certificate from the prominent College of African Wildlife Management-Mweka.
•Explore famous wilderness areas: Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and more!
•Meet leading wildlife and conservation biologists conducting active research…make the connections that will shape your career!

Botswana- African Wildlife & Community Conservation Research (9 weeks)

Program Objectives:
· Learn valuable wildlife management and conservation principles
· Understand the challenges facing wildlife conservation & community based natural resource management
· Observe the ecological organization and biodiversity of the Okavango Delta and surrounding ecosystems
· Develop advanced field research techniques and associated skills
· Understand the social aspects of conservation science
· Train future conservationists in understanding and applying research in the field through:
· Research design & methodologies
· Data collection & analysis
· Application and implementation of data
· Long-term sustainable conservation management projects

Public Relations Certificate

Apply now at Applications are due 9/30/15.

This professional development program provides a practical foundation in the principles and practice of public relations. The undergraduate-level coursework is designed for students from any discipline who wish to develop public relations competencies and skills to enhance their primary area of study or expertise. Public relations is important to many disciplines, including engineering, English, computer science, communication, business, agricultural communications, and numerous others.

Students who wish to apply must:

  • have a GPA of 3.0 or better;
  • have completed at least one of the core courses at the time of application; and
  • complete the entire application process by the stated deadline (no late applications will be considered).


  • This is a 15-credit hour undergraduate-level certificate.
  • All credits earned toward this certificate must be taken through the certificate program. Students must earn a B or better in all certificate courses to be awarded the certificate.
  • Students do not need to be admitted degree-seeking students at the University of Illinois to complete the certificate. Students that are not admitted degree-seeking students when they pursue the certificate will register through the University’s Online and Continuing Education Office as non-degree seeking students for the duration of the five-course certificate sequence.
  • Courses completed as part of the certificate sequence may also be applied to an undergraduate degree. Students should contact their own college for transferability information.
  • Core courses required for the certificate are JOUR 200/AGCM 210, ADV 310, ADV 350 or JOUR 210 and ADV 410.
  • Students will choose one additional course from the list of elective course offerings to complete the necessary 15-credit hour sequence.
  • Upon completion of the coursework, students will receive an official Certificate of Professional Development in Public Relations from the College of Media.

Please note that while each course and associated grades will be listed on your University of Illinois transcript, the certificate itself will not appear on the transcript.

In Focus – support for students with ADHD

In Focus is a six-week group that offers education and peer support for students who experience difficulties commonly associated with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Group meetings will be interactive and help students develop valuable skills for succeeding in school, career, and daily life.

Group sessions for the Fall 2015 semester will be held on Wednesdays 1:00-2:30pmOctober 28 — December 9 at the Counseling Center.

For more information and to register for In Focus, please contact Jodi Thomas at 217-333-3704 or

Weekly Topics

October 28: Goal Setting

November 4: Procrastination and Time Management

November 11: Managing Moods

November 18: Self-Care

NO GROUP November 25

December 2: Identity

December 9: Relationships


Business Study Abroad Fair

Tuesday, September 1st, 3:00pm – 6:00pm.  BIF Atrium

The Business Study Abroad Fair will provide students an opportunity to learn about the broad array of study abroad opportunities at the College of Business.

There’s something for everyone – semester and summer programs in over 18 different countries, short-term faculty-led trips during all the breaks, and RSO trips!

Get info. Talk to students who have done it.  Collect stamps in your “passport” and get free food! You can even win one of four $200 study abroad scholarships and other give aways!

  • Info Session for University of Bath, August 31, 2005 BIF, 6:00 pm
  • Campus Study Abroad Fair, 1, Main Quad, 11:00am-2:00pm
  • Info Session for semester programs, 3, 370 Wohlers, 10:00 am & Sept. 4,1049 BIF, 2:00 pm
  • Application Deadline for spring 2016 study abroad programs, Sept 15
  • Scholarship Deadline for spring or summer, 2016 programs, Sept 15

Scholarships for your Illinois Study Abroad Experience

Interested in major scholarships to help you study abroad? The Institute of International Education (IIE) provides international awards for current students and recent alumni. The University of Illinois is hosting IIE Chicago’s regional manager, Sarah Gleisner, to present on study abroad scholarship opportunities available through the IIE, and how students can become competitive applicants.

Two distinct informational sessions will be held on Monday, August 31 in room 101 of the International Studies Building (910 S. Fifth Street):

2:00-3:00 pm:

Scholarship opportunities that support studying abroad as an undergraduate at Illinois: 1) the Boren, which provides study abroad scholarships of $4,000-$20,000 for U.S. citizens to study in non-Western locations and facilitates entry into employment with the federal government; and 2) the Gilman, a need- and merit-based award that provides up to $8,000 per year for U.S. citizen undergraduate students to pursue summer, semester, or year-long study abroad opportunities in any other country.

3:00-4:00 pm:

Opportunities that fully fund a year abroad for after your undergraduate degree. Most students apply for these in the Fall of their senior year, as recent alumni, or during graduate school: A. the Fulbright, which funds graduate study, independent research (in any field), fine arts work, or English teaching assistantships around the globe; B) the Schwarzman, which funds a specialized international public policy Master’s program in China (no Mandarin required), and C) the Whitaker, for overseas bioengineering work.

Please come learn from an expert about these scholarship opportunities and where they can take you. 30-40 Illinois students win these scholarships each year. Will you be next?

Phi Gamma Nu Information Night

The message below is intended for College of Business freshmen and sophomores.

Phi Gamma Nu Professional Business Fraternity would like to invite you to our Information Night on Wednesday, August 26th at 7:30 pm in Lincoln Hall Theater. The Beta Pi Chapter of Phi Gamma Nu consists of more than 100 business-minded members across all majors who consistently go above and beyond to invest in your professional growth. We are an organization driven to success and devoted to each other.

Through raising over $100,000 for cancer research, our 100% job placement rate, and our focus on fostering personal development, Phi Gamma Nu is committed to supporting our members and helping each other succeed. We accept students of all majors who have an interest in business.

To learn more about PGN, visit our booth on Quad Day, look at our website at as well as our Facebook Event and check out this video to get a glimpse of what Phi Gamma Nu has to offer: Recruitment Video. Please email if you have any questions.

We look forward to meeting you soon.


Phi Gamma Nu Recruitment

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