Weekly Round-Up

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Join Us for ESC:

If you are interested in reading, writing, leadership positions, and more, join the ESC’s weekly meetings.

When: Every Tuesday 7:00-7:30 p.m CST

Zoom Meeting ID: 7763187140

Contact: ssadler3@illinois.edu

career cafe at the HPRC:

Every Monday from 4-6 pm, the Humanities Professional Resource Center hosts “Career Cafe” drop-in hours. Ask questions, share your concerns about your future, get advice. Not sure even where to start? That’s okay! Just stop by to say hi and meet your career advisors, and then you can go from there.

voices reading series:

The next installment of our Voices Reading Series will be next Thursday, March 25th at 7:00pm CT.  Our readers will be M.F.A. candidates Ali Shuger, Kyle Russell, and Erich Slimak. Find the Zoom invitation below, and click here to access the Facebook event.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 882 7300 0021

Password: voices

Applications for LAS International Programs:

LAS International Programs is still accepting applications through Sunday, March 21 for the following programs! Scholarships are available.

  • Virtual Mojo Internships: Ideal for students in political science with a human rights concentration, sustainability & environmental studies, computer science, advertising and marketing, communications, design, creative writing/English, fundraising, organizational psychology, and teaching.
  • LAS Alumni Connect: (Mentored by University of Illinois Alumni!) We are eagerly looking for students who are interested in working in education, marketing, and communications!
  • Greek Studies on Site Internships and Research: Ideal for students in computer science/data management, mathematics, communications, media, advertising, economics, and social sciences.
  • VACorps Internships: Ideal for students interested in working in public health, clean energy, and sustainability.
  • Illinois in Vienna Projects: Ideal for students interested in working with migrants and refugees, human rights organizations, and fundraising.
  • Perrotis College Agrofood & Tourism Internships: Ideal for students who are interested in working in the fields of economics, tourism and hospitality, sustainability in food, business, market, and consumer research, communications, and marketing.
  • Campus B Internships: Ideal for students studying organizational psychology, computer science, economics, business, engineering, and communication.
  • Global Learning Collective – United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Internship: Ideal for students in the fields of political science, global studies, environmental studies, sustainability, and policy.
lavender congratulatory for graduating students:

LGBTQ+ students who graduated last year or are graduating this year are invited to sign up for the Lavender Congratulatory, a virtual celebration to be held on April 28.   Register at https://tinyurl.com/lavgraduiuc.

Senior Survey:

The Chancellor’s Senior Survey is currently being administered. This survey goes to all graduating seniors as a way to better understand their experiences, including their participation in activities and services, student learning outcomes, campus climate, and satisfaction with the Illinois experience.  Seniors, please check your email for a link to the survey or access it directly here: https://secure.dmi.illinois.edu/SeniorSurvey/Home/SurveyLink

Senior 100 Honorary Application:

Senior 100 Honorary is a ceremony that honors the most outstanding graduating seniors. This event recognizes 100 seniors for academic achievement and campus involvement. Apply by 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 29 at http://illinisaa.com/apply-senior-100 .

AWP Intro Journal Project:

We would like to give a  quick shout-out to Chaeyeon Park, one of our undergraduate students, for receiving an honorable mention for the AWP Intro Journals Project. Chaeyeon was noted for her Creative Nonfiction piece, “Jaegar Lecoultre.” Please tell her congratulations next time you see her.

This is at least the third year in a row that creative writing at UIUC has made some kind of showing in this national contest.

You can see the whole list of results here:


Sign-up for Grant-a-Thon:

If you’re thinking about a career in nonprofit work (community outreach, education, cultural and performing arts organizations, health care, political and community activism, and the like), consider attending the upcoming Grant-a-Thon on Friday, March 26, 9am – 3:30pm.

At this event, you’ll learn some of the basics of effective grant-writing, hear from grant-funders about how the grant process works from their perspective, and get some practice by working with a local organization on a live grant application.

Register here to take part. It is expected that participants will stay for the entirety of this virtual event (the part of the form that asks people to sign up for specific sessions is for the benefit of licensed social work professionals who can get continuing education credit for their participation).

Internship with the Odyssey Project:

Undergraduate majors in the humanities, arts, social sciences, and education are invited to apply for a paid internship with the Odyssey Project, a program through the Humanities Research Institute that offers free college courses to qualifying members of the Champaign-Urbana community.

To be considered for this internship, candidates must be humanities, arts, or social science majors and possess strong writing and communications skills, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to work independently and well with others. A broad interest in the humanities and educational justice is preferred.

The position begins August 23, 2021 and ends May 13, 2022. Odyssey interns will work approximately two to three hours per week during the fall and spring semesters, at the rate of $15.75 per hour. There is flexibility regarding the hours to be worked.

To apply, please complete the linked application form. You will be asked to submit the following documents as a single file: a one-page letter of interest, a resumé, a 3-5 page academic writing sample, and a list of two references. Your references may be academic or non-academic, so long as they can speak to your skills and work ethic; at least one referee should be able to comment on your writing skills. PDF or .docx file formats are preferred. 

Application Deadline: April 18th, 2021 (11:59 PM)

For more information, visit https://hri.illinois.edu/community-connections/odyssey-project . Questions may be directed to the Odyssey Project Advisor and Student Experience Coordinator, Michelle Awad, mmawad2@illinois.edu.

International Student Circle:

International Student Circle (ISC) serves as safe consultation space for international students to check-in about their acculturative experiences, challenges, anxieties, and much more as they pertain to local immigration news, and global news (COVID-19, wars, geopolitical conflicts, natural disasters, racism etc.). ISC will meet every Friday morning, 8:00 am-8:30 am starting tomorrow 3/19.

The ISC’s goal is to offer mental health support for the diverse international student community at UofI. Please note that ISC is not a therapy group.

Illini Career and Internship Fair:

The Illini Career & Internship Fair is taking place on Thursday, April 1st from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm virtually in Handshake!

Register here for the Illini Career & Internship Fair, where you will have the chance to sign up for one-on-one and group sessions. This is your chance to speak directly with employers about job and internship opportunities! Registration in advance is required.

Sign up early to reserve timeslots with employers where you can learn about open positions, network with company representatives, and learn from recruiters.

Emily St. John Mandel Event:

You are invited to attend an exciting event at the end of the month. Best-selling author Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven, will be (virtually) visiting campus at 6pm CT on Wednesday, March 31 for a public conversation with Professors Alex Shakar and Amy Hassinger. It’s being co-sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study and the Creative Writing Program’s Robert J. Carr Visiting Author Series.

Station Eleven is an award-winning novel about artists, and the pursuit of art, in the wake of a world-ending flu pandemic. A few notables about the novel:

  • finalist for the National Book Award
  • finalist for the PEN/Faulkner award
  • winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award
  • winner of the Toronto Book Award
  • winner of the Morning News Tournament of Books
  • soon to be an HBO mini-series

You’ll need to register for the event. Here’s the link to the event page where you can register:


Once you register, you’ll receive an email with a link to the event.

Here’s a link to an excerpt from the book: https://lithub.com/station-eleven/

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