Weekly Round-Up

Baily Global Scholars:

Beginning October 5, the University Y will launch Bailey Global Scholars, a 7-month scholarship program designed to help University of Illinois students grow as responsible and engaged global citizens by supporting critical reflection, dialogue, and action across differences of culture and power. Bailey Global Scholars will participate in an online “Education through Global Engagement” program during the Spring 2021 semester culminating in a volunteer immersion (virtual or in person) capstone experience during Summer 2021. Participants will also receive a $1000 academic scholarship for the Spring 2021 semester. Applications are due November 8, 2020. Learn more at universityymca.org/bailey/global.

Y Global Connections:

This fall the Y is offering a new and exciting program for students interested in global exchange, Y Global ConnectionsGlobal Connections is a forum for U of I YMCA students to discuss global topics with Sierra Leone YMCA counterparts while also providing students with opportunities to develop skills to be more conscious and educated global citizens, examine stereotypes and confront inherent bias.  Applications are currently open for this free program until September 25.  Learn more at universityymca.org/global/connections.

Learn More About Your Career Options:

Want to learn more about HPRC’s  career options? At its upcoming “Give it a Try” events, a working professional (and humanities alum) will guide you through some sample activities from their job in a 1.5-hour session, so you can get a sense of whether it’s something you could do. No prior experience or insight necessary! Click the links to register and get Zoom links for the sessions that sound most interesting to you.​

·      Sales Development (Sept. 30, 4pm) with Meghedi Tamazian of Packback

·      Nonprofit Management (Oct. 7, 4pm) with Andrea Rundell of the YWCA

The Life + Career Design interns:

The Life + Career Design interns are available to offer peer advising. It can offer you assistance with resume preparation, help you explore possible majors and career paths, and help you find an internship. The lab is open virtually each weekday from noon to 2 p.m. via this Zoom link or you may contact las-lifecareerdesign@illinois.edu for an appointment at another time.

Resume Building Experiences Available:

Are you looking for resume-building experiences this fall? The ATLAS Internship Program will host self-paced skills tracks. Skills tracks are in the following areas: office communication, website development, data visualization, and social media/marketing. Students can earn valuable experience with Lynda.com certificates to verify their hard work. Email here and find more information at https://atlas.illinois.edu/student-information/atlas-internship-program/skills-tracks.

Creating Your Powerful Resume Workshop Available:

The Career Center has made available 30-minute workshop on Media Space to help you prepare for upcoming career fairs. This workshop will address resume formatting and content as well as how to powerfully convey your skills and experience to a future employer. In addition, there is a recorded presentation “No Fear Virtual Career Fair” that is available on demand here.

AACC Book Club to Read “Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning:

The Asian American Cultural Center is collaborating with Purdue University’s Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center and Indiana University’s Asian Culture Center. They have been reading “Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning” by Cathy Park Hong and hosting a virtual discussion every Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (CT).  The last one will be Sept. 28. Register here.

Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program Sets Informational Meeting:

The Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program offers undergraduate students with little or no research experience the opportunity to assist advanced graduate students with their research projects. Through a one-on-one research experience with their graduate student mentor, undergraduate students will have the opportunity to learn what it means to do research, create knowledge, and produce scholarship. Get tips on creating a good statement of interest, why you should participate, and get your questions answered at their online informational meeting on Friday, Sept. 25 (2:00-3:00) pm via Zoom.  For more information about URAP, and to apply to the program, visit their website.

The Career Center Offers Coaching Appointments:

During the Fall 2020 semester, The Career Center offers career coaching appointments online or by phone Monday through Friday from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Limited in-person appointments may be available. Call 217-333-0820 to check availability and schedule in-person appointments. These appointments are 30-minute sessions.

Study Spaces Available at Libraries:

The Library is offering individual quiet study spaces in the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center and the Undergraduate Library. Spaces are limited. Students must make appointments in advance; no walk-up access is available. Please see the individual library websites above for more information.

Your Degree Audit and You!

Join Keshia and Anna for the first in their series of Zoom chats, with a focus on that very useful tool, the degree audit!  They will show you how to run a report and interpret it so you can track your progress with confidence.  New students should definitely attend (mastering the use of this tool early on can make a real difference to your understanding of requirements and your ability to choose classes wisely), but for continuing students too this is a chance to ask questions and demystify the audit once and for all!

They’ll spend about half an hour sharing their best tips and tricks, and then open things up for Q&A.

Wednesday, September 30, 4:00 – 4:30 pm (with open-ended Q&A afterwards)

Zoom link: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/95384014210?pwd=Wjk5Q3U0Y0tLK1JocWxMVEFvczhQUT09

Meeting ID: 953 8401 4210

Password: 297311

Join ESC (English Student Council)

Join ESC (English Student Council) for their first informational meeting over Zoom on Thursday, October 1st! Students will get to know each other and discuss what the future holds for ESC. Students of all majors and ages are welcome. Email ssadler3@illinois.edu if you have any questions.

Zoom invitation:


Meeting ID: 776 318 7140

Password: ESC2020

In Focus Workshops:

Want to learn techniques to improve your attention? Check out the Counseling Center’s “In Focus Series.” The following flyer has important information about the workshops.

RIO Workshops:

Feeling overwhelmed and looking to get unstuck? Attend the Counseling Center’s RIO online. See the following flyer for more information.

We CU Community Engaged Scholars Program:

Students are encouraged to submit their interest and participate in the Fall 2020 We CU Community Engaged Scholars program. We CU honors students for their community-based work and provides them with training, connection to like-minded peers, and support from We CU program leaders. Students completing 20 hours of service each semester will be honored at a spring awards ceremony, with distinct recognition given to those who complete 300 hours of service over the course of four years.

This opportunity will be particularly attractive to the following groups of students:

  1. Students enrolled in academic programs that have built-in service requirements. These service hours can count toward We CU scholar recognition.
  1. Students participating in service learning courses or groups. We CU matches projects from community organizations with service learning courses and groups. These service hours can count toward We CU scholar recognition.
  1. Students motivated to enrich their university experience, build their resume/CV, and make a positive impact in the community. We CU allows to students to view and sign up for open service opportunities. Students may also gain recognition for self-identified service projects.

For more information and frequently asked questions, visit the one-page program summary. For additional questions contact we-cu@illinois.edu.

Students may submit their interest in joining the program at go.illinois.edu/WeCUfall2020.

Important Dates and Deadlines:

ICT/Curriculum changes for Spring 2021
Monday, Oct. 5 through Friday, Oct. 30

Deadline to drop, elect CR/NCR, or elect grade replacement in a full semester course
Friday, Oct. 16

Second half-session courses begin
Monday, Oct. 19

Deadline to add a second half-session course
Friday, Oct. 23

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