Category Archives: Events

Opportunity to Participate in Research Study

Are you a queer, lesbian, or bisexual woman? Your opinion is needed for an upcoming research focus group taking place the evening of either April 18th or 20th. Participate in an interactive focus group about gender expression in LBQ women. Trans women are welcome! Two hours of research participation credit for a class can also be attained by participating. Food and beverages will be provided. Email Dawn Brown at dmbrown4@illinois.edu for details.

College of Medicine Urban Health Program Medical School Day

Mark your calendars to join medical students, practicing physicians, medical school professors and other pre-medical students for the College of Medicine Urban Health Program Medical School Day. This event is a great opportunity for pre-medical students to obtain information about their future career in medicine.

There will be workshops, a raffle, medical student panel, and much more!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

10:00AM – 2:30PM

College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign, Medical Sciences Building, 506 S. Matthews Ave., Urbana, IL 61801

Registration deadline: March 18

Click here to register

For more information contact Laura Hamilton at lhamiltn@illinois.edu

Master of Science in Law Informational Webinar

LOOKING FOR A GAP YEAR OPTION? INTERESTED IN THE REGULATION SIDE OF HEALTHCARE?

The one-year Master of Science in Law (MSL) program at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is designed specifically for students in pre-health and other STEM majors. The MSL program can be a great option for a gap year for those students planning to apply to medical school and other health professions graduate programs.

Learn more by joining us for our upcoming webinar. We will provide a comprehensive overview of the MSL program, including curriculum, full-time and part-time scheduling, career opportunities, and more. We will also take questions from the audience.

March 9 at 5pm

April 7 at 4pm 

Join online:  https://northwesternuniversity.adobeconnect.com/mslwebinar 

Anyone interested in the Master of Science in Law program is welcome to contact Susan Dennehy, Administrative Director, at susan.dennehy@law.northwestern.edu

Undergraduate International Area Studies Research Workshop

Do you have a research paper on an international, global, or regionally focused topic you’d like to develop further?

Or are you planning or working on a thesis on a topic involving a foreign country or region?

APPLY today to join the Undergraduate International Area Studies Workshop (May 16-20, 2016)

 Deadline: 5pm CT, Friday, March 25, 2016

What you’ll get:

  • Close mentoring by an Illinois faculty member and librarians.
  • An insider’s view of scholarly publishing.
  • An introduction to interdisciplinary area studies research, which means:
    • Access to new sources and data from other disciplines to address your research problem.
    • A broader and more diverse perspective on your research.
    • The chance to advance your project and make it appeal to a wider audience.
    • Enhanced research skills and experience with vernacular language sources.
  • The opportunity to produce a better writing sample for grad school or a thesis that stands out from the crowd.

To apply, send the following information and materials to reec@illinois.edu:

  • A completed copy of the application cover sheet which you can find here: Ugrad_Wkshp_app[2]
  • Proposal. A description (200-400 words) of the project you will work on at the workshop: title, topic, discipline (history, sociology, biology, chemistry etc.), methodology if relevant, course original paper was written for an instructor (if you are revising a course paper), major, advisor for thesis (if the project is a thesis project), and an indication of the current state of the projects and any ideas for its further development.
  • One letter of recommendation from a professor or instructor (sent directly by the instructor).
  • An unofficial copy of your UIUC transcript.

 

 

Spring 2016 College of Nursing Information Sessions

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Information Sessions: Prospective BSN students can meet with the UIC College of Nursing Admissions Counselor, Allison Holden, after they have attended a BSN Information Session.

  • Monday, February 15 at 3:30pm
  • Monday, February 29 at 4:00pm
  • Monday, March 14 at 4:00pm
  • Thursday, March 31 at 3:30pm
  • Monday, April 4 at 4:00pm
  • Monday, April 18 at 4:00pm
  • Thursday, May 15 at 3:30pm

Graduate Entry Masters of Science (GEMS): 

  • Monday, March 14 at 5:00pm
  • Monday, April 11 at 4:00pm
  • Thursday, May 5 at 4:30pm

Volunteer with Tap In Leadership Academy!

Get involved with Tap In Leadership Academy, a local non-profit organization serving the Champaign community through educational empowerment and leadership development during the Tap In Leadership Academy’s After-school Enrichment Program! Volunteers serve as tutors for elementary through high school scholars, and assist and participate in enrichment programs. Past enrichments have included cultural cooking, bucket drumming, spoken word, intramural sports and so many more!

Attend their Volunteer Orientation or email Kimarri (kimarri@tapinacademy.org) for more information about volunteering. Feel free to stick around after for a quick informational meeting with their RSP presidents about how you can become part of their RSO as well!

When: February 8th at 6pm

Where: Gregory Hall (1GH) room 307

ASDA’s National Predental Week

The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) is holding its third annual National Pre-dental Week on Feb. 21-27, 2016.

During this time, ASDA will promote resources and events for pre-dental students, including two free webinars about scholarship and loan repayment and hot topics in dentistry. Pre-dental students that join ASDA during that week will be eligible for prizes. The pre-dental club that recruits the most pre-dental members from February 21-27 will earn a “virtual visit” from ASDA, which includes a personalized webinar with ASDA leaders, lunch provided by ASDA and raffle prizes for their members. Many ASDA chapters will hold their own events as well.

ASDA is the premier resource for students interested in a career in dentistry. There is an ASDA chapter at each of the 65 U.S. dental schools and more than 90 percent of all U.S. dental students are members. ASDA also supports a rapidly growing community of more than 2,300 pre-dental student members.

In addition to resources like the “Getting into Dental School” handbook, DAT preparation resources, pre-dental checklists and application timelines, ASDA offers leadership training and other tools to assist students during their journey to becoming a dentist.

Undergraduate Research Symposium 2016 Now Accepting Submissions

The Office of Undergraduate Research is excited to announce that they are now accepting submissions for the 2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium. This event, which takes place during Undergraduate Research Week, bring students and faculty from all disciplines on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus together to learn  more about their research and its potential to change the world.

Throughout the week of April 17 – 23, 2016, students will showcase their projects at events across campus through presentations, posters and performances. The main event is the Undergraduate Research Symposium which will take place on April 21st, 2016.

For more information on Undergraduate Research Week and the Undergraduate Research Symposium, including programs and awardees from past years, please visit: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/

Deadline for submission to the Undergraduate Research Symposium is Monday, February 15th 2016 at 11:59pm. The application can be found at: http://go.illinois.edu/urs2016

LAS Success Workshops this week

LAS Success Workshops for the week of February 1st:

CAREER DEVELOPMENT: How to Sell Your LAS Degree at the Business Career Fair and Engineering Career Fair (Monday, February 1: 4-5 p.m., 1002 Lincoln Hall)

Did you know that the Business Career Fair (February 3 & 4 at ARC) and the Engineering Career Fair (February 9 & 10 at the Illini Union) are open to students in the College of LAS? Did you know these career fairs are promoting internships for underclassmen as well as jobs for graduating seniors? This workshop will help LAS students better understand how they can prepare to get the most out of the Business Career Fair and the Engineering Career Fair. LAS students looking for an internship, full time job, or just wanting to better understand how a fair can be used as a career exploration tool are invited to attend. (Melissa Schoeplein, LAS Career Development Specialist and Eden Haycraft, Career Center)

Physics: So You’d Like to Pass Your First Physics Exam… (Thursday, February 4: 3-3:50 p.m.,1065 Lincoln Hall)

This presentation will introduce you to ideas and best practices to help you prepare for your upcoming physics exam.  The primary questions asked and answered will include: Why study physics? How should you manage your time? What tools are available during the exam? How do exam questions differ from other problems we work in our physics courses? This session is ideal for students taking their first Physics courses at the university or for those who are taking PHYS 102 this semester after having difficulties in PHYS 10. (Elaine Schulte)

CAREER SUCCESS: Resumes and LinkedIN for Scientists (Thursday, February 4: 5:30-6:30 p.m., 165 Noyes)

Science majors and minors in the College of LAS are invited to attend a workshop about how to best highlight on your resume and LinkedIn profile your research experience, relevant coursework, technical skills, publications, and skills desired by employers so you’re ready for the spring semester career fairs. Pizza will be provided. RSVP required by noon on 2/4 via i-Link Events or scheduling@scs.illinois.edu (Patricia Simpson, Director of Academic Advising & Career Services – School of Chemical Sciences and Melissa Schoeplein, LAS Career Development Specialist)

You can find all spring workshops here: http://publish.illinois.edu/lassuccessworkshops/

LAS Student Advisory Group on Career Development

The LAS Career Development Specialist, Melissa Schoeplein, is creating a student advisory group to get student input on career development initiatives in the College of LAS. Students will be asked to share their perspective during meetings. There may also be opportunities for students to volunteer to help at events.

Deadline to apply: Friday, January 8th at 11:50 pm, apply here.

Students will be notified the first week of spring semester if they have been selected to participate in the spring 2016 student advisory group. Refer all question to Melissa Schoeplein at mschoepl@illinois.edu.