IEMS Applications Open for EMT-B Course

Do you want to take your IEMS or pre-health experience to the next level? Do you want to learn how to treat patients with traumatic injuries, administer medications, and start your career as a healthcare provider? Please go to our website here where you will find the EMT-B Class Application Spring 2014. Applications are due in the Illini EMS office (Illini Union RSO Complex) room 258 by 5:00 pm on December 12th.Please feel free to contact Michelle Hojnicki with any questions at

Women’s Leadership Conference: NEW Leadership Illinois 2014

Are you a female leader on your campus?
Are you interested in pursuing a career in public service?
Do you want to be part of the next generation of powerful female leaders who are making a difference in communities across Illinois?

This June 2-6 in Chicago you can take the first step in gaining the skills and connections you’ll need to reach your goals. NEW Leadership Illinois provides college leaders opportunities to network with and learn from many of Illinois’ most prominent female leaders.

NEW Leadership Illinois is a yearly bi-partisan program that strives to educate and empower the next generation of female leaders. This all expenses paid program includes leadership education, hands-on training in public policy, and networking opportunities with leaders from every level of government. Students from all backgrounds and in all majors are encouraged to apply. Students should attend a college or university in Illinois or should be an Illinois resident, and must have junior or senior standing in June 2014. Applications will be accepted until March 3, 2014. Click here to learn more and to apply.
NEW Leadership Illinois 2014 June 2-6, 2014 University of Illinois at Chicago

NEW Leadership Illinois is hosted by the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs  and the Conference of Women Legislators of the Illinois General Assembly.
To apply, visit:
For more information, contact
or (217) 300-2365

The WetFeet Career Benchmark survey

Dear Student,

Your participation in The WetFeet Career Benchmark survey is requested by organizations such as BP, Accenture, Unilever, GE and many others. As a key partner to industry, the University of Illinois is one of only a select few campuses whose participation is requested.

Your participation helps to increase the visibility and marketability of Illinois students to employers who recruit on campuses and helps the employers to work on a targeted approach when they recruit on our campus. Moreover, our office will be provided with a report detailing your aggregate responses (individual responses remain anonymous). This can help our office better serve you and focus on attracting the companies that better serve your interests.

Finally, you will be compensated for your time with a career toolbox that features two free career guides and a career profile with feedback to measure your aspirations against others among other incentives.

You can access the questionnaire directly here:

Many thanks for your participation!

Do you have any questions, something to share, or just difficulties with the link? Please send an email to:


Katie Kennealy
Career Development Specialist
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2002 Lincoln Hall

1-Year Microbiology MS in Applied Molecular Biotechnology

The application deadline for UMass Amherst’s one-year Microbiology M.S. in Applied Molecular Biotechnology is December 20

Welcome to the Graduate School at UMass Amherst.

How to Apply

Apply to a graduate program at UMass Amherst using the secure online application. Before you apply, review the admissions requirements, application deadlines, and frequently asked questions below.

Admissions Requirements

Find out about eligibility, required application materials and special test requirements.

Application Deadlines

Consult the list of Graduate Programs and Application Deadlines. Many departments accept students for the fall semester only.

Non-Degree Information

Students who have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution may take regular University courses on a non-degree, space-available basis by submitting a Non-Degree Application (PDF). For off-campus and online courses, please contact the Division of Continuing and Professional Education for their policies and procedures.

Disclosure and Consumer Information

Amendments to the U.S. Higher Education Act require institutions participating in federally funded financial aid programs to make information about the institution available to current and prospective students. This web site contains a comprehensive list of sources of information for students, employees and the university community.

Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions and answers to help you through the admissions process.

Health P.A.S.S at Des Moines University


Health P.A.S.S. program dates: June 9-27, 2014.

Des Moines University’s Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars program – the DMU Health P.A.S.S. – is a great way for promising college sophomores and juniors to prepare for and enhance their chances of getting into medical school and other health professions programs. The three-week program is high-quality, hands-on and FREE.

Health P.A.S.S. will provide participants with well-rounded perspectives on what it’s like to be a medical school student in osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine and surgery, physical therapy and physician assistant studies. In the program’s courses, clinical opportunities and practical exposure, students will gain the confidence that they can achieve a degree and career in any of Des Moines University’s four clinical areas- and the knowledge they need to get started. In addition, Des Moines University will cover the full costs of participants’ meals, materials and accommodations in a residence hall.

Enrollment is limited to 10 students. Preference will be given to qualified applicants from populations under-represented in medicine and health care, including under-represented minority, low-income and/or first-generation college students. Students must have a minimum cumulative college grade point average of 3.0.

The application deadline for the DMU Health P.A.S.S. program is March 1, 2014.

Beinecke Scholarship Sessions

High-achieving junior and are planning to attend graduate school after graduation, but have concerns about being able to afford it, consider applying for the Beinecke Scholarship. The National and International Scholarships Program has planned two sessions to assist students towards earning this $34,000 award. On Thursday, December 12, we will be conducting an informational session, including a question and answer period with an Illini recipient, from 3:30-4:30. Then, on Friday, December 13 from 3:30-4:30 we will be presenting a hands-on workshop to assist in crafting your materials for the award. Both sessions will be held on the fifth floor of our office, at 807 S. Wright Street.
The Beinecke Foundation is looking for students who have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement, and personal promise during their undergraduate years. The program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated U.S. citizen juniors to pursue graduate studies in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. Preference is given to candidates for whom the awarding of significant financial aid would increase the likelihood of the student’s being able to attend graduate school.

The University of Illinois may endorse one candidate for the Beinecke Scholarship, and the deadline is January 27, 2014. Additional information about the award may be found at:

Study Abroad Scholarships

The Illinois for Illinois (I4I) and International Programs and Studies (IPS) Scholarships deadline for students going abroad Summer or Fall 2014 or for the full Academic Year 2014-15 is February 10, 2014. You will find links to the online applications and additional information in the attached document.

We are also currently accepting applications for the new Enabled Abroad Scholarship for students with physical or sensory disabilities who are looking to study abroad. For students studying abroad in Summer or Fall 2014 or the full Academic Year 2014-15, the deadline is March 3, 2014.  Please visit the link in the attached document for additional information.

NSEP Boren Scholarship Session

The University of Illinois will be hosting informational sessions on National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren undergraduate study abroad scholarships on Thursday, December 5 from 3:30-4:30 and on Friday, December 6 from 3:30-4:30 in room 514, 807 S. Wright Street. On Thursday, participants will receive information about the program and converse with an Illinois alumni recipient. On Friday, we will be providing tips in a workshop format on filling out competitive applications. The campus application deadline is January 21, 2014 for any semester or year of study between May 2014 and May 2015. Students are encouraged to begin application drafts prior to leaving for winter break.

The Boren provides study abroad scholarships of $6,000-$20,000 for a full academic year or $4,000-$10,000 for a semester. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students also have the option of applying for summer-only programs of eight weeks or more. All scholarships may be used for U.S. citizens to study in Asia, Africa, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, or the Middle East on almost any study abroad program. These are merit-based scholarships (approximately 1 in 5 eligible applicants receive awards). In order to receive the scholarship, award winners must enter into a service agreement requiring that they attempt to work in a paid position for the federal government in an area related to national security—generally the Departments of State, Defense, Homeland Security, or the Intelligence Community within three years of graduation (deferrals possible/encouraged for graduate study). Working for USAID or tenure in the Peace Corps counts in the service requirement. Winners also receive priority-hiring status. Further information is available at:

Please direct questions to David Schug on the fifth floor, Illini Union Bookstore, 807 South Wright Street or by email at

Where are they now? Alumni News

Local patent attorney Heather A. Kartsounes has been admitted to present
cases before the Supreme Court of the United States. She was sworn into the Supreme Court Bar by Chief Justice Roberts on October 15th . Heather is the founder & principal of Kartsounes Law, LLC, an Oakbrook Terrace based law firm specializing in U.S. & international patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property related matters. Prior to founding Kartsounes Law, LLC in 2011, Heather served as an associate attorney at a prominent Chicago law firm and General Counsel of a publicly traded technology company. She has been an attorney since 2003. Heather received her degree in Microbiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before pursuing her law degree from the Chicago-Kent College of Law.