2020 Graduate Virtual Yearbook


Attention all graduating seniors!

Given that we are living in turbulent times, the English department would love to take an opportunity to honor all graduating seniors with a virtual yearbook! Here is an opportunity to share a bit about yourself and learn more about your peers before you embark on the next journey of your life. 

We ask that you submit a short video clip of yourself answering a few questions to the English Advising Office. If you are a bit camera-shy, you are able to submit a photo of yourself and include a text response to the questions in the email, however, video is encouraged! 

The questions are:

  • What’s your favorite memory as a major?
  • What’s your favorite thing about the English Building?
  • What’s one thing you learned from any English department course (ENGL, CW, RHET, BTW) that stuck with you?
  • How do you see yourself using your degree?
  • What’s a go-to stress-relieving or ‘comfort read’ book for you? What’s a favorite passage? 

For that last question, feel free to include a 10 second maximum reading of your favorite passage from the book in your video! Once you’ve answered the questions, submit the video to the English advisors at englishadvising@illinois.edu 

The deadline for submissions is April 15th, 2020. We can’t wait to see your responses!

Weekly Round-up

Students are invited to apply for the YWCA Women in Leadership (WIL) Internship Program. WIL is an opportunity for women and women-identifying students (any year or major) to develop marketable skills and discover their strengths. For more information, contact kate@ywcauofi.org or visit http://ywcauofi.org/womeninleadership . To apply, visit: bit.ly/WILapp2020.


In late March and early April, the National and International Scholarship Program will be hosting information sessions for undergraduate students across colleges and fields to learn about some nationally competitive scholarship opportunities.

Information Sessions for juniors and seniors (students graduating before August 2021):

Friday, March 27th:  1:30-2:00 or 2:00-2:30 or 4:00-4:30 pm

Information Sessions for freshmen and sophomores (students graduating after August 2021):

Monday, March 30th: 1:30-2:00, 2:00-2:30 or 3:00-3:30 pm

Wednesday, April 1st: 1:00-1:30 or 1:30-2:00 pm

Thursday, April 2nd: 3:00-3:30 or 3:30-4:00 pm

Friday, April 3rd: 2:30-3:00, 3:00-3:30 or 4:00-4:30 pm

All sessions will be held online. For more information regarding online sessions visit https://calendars.illinois.edu/list/1826


As the University makes the transition to online instruction, the Writers Workshop will continue to support students. Students can get writing feedback via online consultations. Moreover, it is also available for virtual class presentations and collaborations by request through Zoom or other interfaces.


The School of Labor and Employment Relations is hosting a virtual Information Session for students to learn more about the Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations (MHRIR) Program. Interested students will be joined by LER staff for an overview of the curriculum and current students as they share their experiences in the program. Other topics will include admissions requirements and career opportunities in the field.  Interested students are asked to RSVP in Handshake or email to jboys@illinois.edu in order to receive the Zoom invitation.


The Division of General Studies (DGS) is seeking undergraduate student leaders to assist with New Student Registration program. As summer peer advisors, the students will:

  • Learn about the academic advising profession by being an integral part of New Student Registration
  • Collaborate with DGS academic advisors, administrators, and other campus partners
  • Serve as a point person for roughly 1,500 students
  • Facilitate morning small group meetings for DGS students during New Student Registration
  • Assist new students with registration of courses for the fall semester

The DGS Summer Peer Advisor position will assist students with the following skill development: teamwork, collaboration, presentation skills, small group facilitation, mentoring, problem solving, and critical thinking.

Candidates must be available for full day training May 18-21, 2020. Peer advisors will be responsible for working approximately 20-25 hours per week from June 1-July 9, 2020.

The pay for this position is $10 per hour.

Required qualifications:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others
  • Knowledge of the Course Explorer website
  • Knowledge of UI Integrate Self Service
  • Successfully pass a background check
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 or above

Interested students are asked to email a cover letter, resume, and three references to Jessica Arnold (jarnold7@illinois.edu) by 5 pm on April 6, 2020. Application received after 5 pm will not be considered.