Category Archives: WORKSHOPS

Learn about the various ways to get involved with MCB and what MCB can do for you.

MCB/Biochemistry Exciting Mentorship Opportunity!

Attention pre-health students! Deadline to apply for mentorship has been extended till noon on Sunday, September 27.

Pathways to Pre-Health Information Session, Thursday, October 1, 4:30 to 6:00 PM, 124 Burrill Hall

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear personal perspectives on the path to medical school and beyond. Come prepared with any and all questions that you have about this process. We will have a panel of physicians and alumni from biology and UIUC available to share their stories and answer your questions.

Seniors, are you completing applications and preparing for interviews? You can get first hand information from a member of medical school admissions committee. All questions are welcome and encouraged.

Dinner and Mentorship Opportunity for MCB and Biochemistry Students

In addition to our information session we are offering an EXCITING MENTORSHIP OPPORTUNITY for 2 to 4 outstanding students in MCB or Biochemistry. The students will be chosen based on their academic record and their response to an essay question. The winning students will be invited to have dinner with some of our panel members immediately following the presentation October 1 (6:15 – 8:30PM). They will also have the opportunity for a mentorship experience with one of our select alumni. Past participants in the mentorship program need not apply again.

Interested applicants should complete the following form, http://go.illinois.edu/mcbmentor, by 12PM Sunday September 27 for full consideration. The form requires you to provide your name, email, UIN, major(s), minor(s), graduation date, GPA (overall and major), post-graduate goals, extracurriculars and an answer to the following prompt:

In less than two, double spaced, type written pages (12pt, 1 inch margins), please discuss what you feel are the greatest challenges facing the health care delivery system in the next decade and why. Please support your opinion.

Please note this opportunity is only available for students with a declared major in MCB, MCB Honors concentration or Biochemistry, specialized curriculum.

In Focus: ADHD Support Group

In Focus is a six-week long supportive group that offers education and peer support for students identifying concerns commonly associated with Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Group meetings will be interactive and help students develop valuable skills for succeeding in school, career, and daily life.

Group sessions for the Fall 2015 semester will be held on Wednesdays from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, October 28 – December 9 at the Counseling Center. Students do not need a diagnosis of ADHD nor do they need to be clients of the Counseling Center to join. Registration is required, as spaces are limited. For more information and to register for In Focus, please contact Jodi Thomas at 217-333-3704 or jmthomas@illinois.edu.

Weekly Topics

October 28: Goal Setting

November 4: Procrastination and Time Management

November 11: Managing Moods

November 18: Self-Care

November 25: NO MEETING

December 2: Identity

December 9: Relationships

Business Career Fair

Did you know that this week’s Business Career Fair is open to all University of Illinois students? Did you know that almost half of the companies attending (95 out of 216) are here to recruit ALL MAJORS (not just Business) for internships and full time employment?

 Visit the Business Career Fair this Wednesday, 9/16 and Thursday, 9/17 from 2 – 7 pm at the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC)

Sign up to attend on iLink

 To Prepare:

· Attend theHow to Sell your LAS Degree at the Business Career Fairworkshop on Monday, September 14th from 3-3:50 pm in 1002 Lincoln Hall

·Attend theCareer Fair Prep: Maximize Your Experienceworkshop on Monday, September 14th from 5-6 pm (sign up required)

· Drop-In resume review:

The Career Center: Monday-Friday 2-4:30 p.m.

Undergraduate Library : Mondays 7-9 p.m., Wednesdays 7-9 p.m., Sundays 4-9 p.m.

Ikenberry Commons – Room 1010A: Tuesdays 7-9 p.m.

Pathways to Pre-Health Information Session and Mentorship Opportunity

Date: October 1, 2015          Time: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM 
Location: 124 Burrill Hall

Interested in a Mentorship Opportunity? 

Don’t miss the chance to hear personal perspectives on the path to medical school and beyond! Come prepared with any and all questions that you have about this process. We will have a panel of physicians and alumni from biology and UIUC available to share their stories and answer your questions.

Senior, are you completing applications and preparing for interviews? You can get first hand information from a member of a medical school admissions committee! All questions are welcome and encouraged.

In addition to our information session, we are offering an EXCITING MENTORSHIP PROGRAM for 2 to 4 outstanding students in MCB or Biochemistry. The students will be chosen based on their academic record and their response to an essay question. The winning students will be invited to have dinner with some of our panel member immediately following the information session (6:15-8:30 PM). They will also have the opportunity for a mentorship experience with one of our select alumni. Past participants in the mentorship program need not apply again.

Interested applicants should complete the following form, http://go.illinois.edi/mcbmentor, by 10PM, Saturday, September 26 for full consideration. The form requires you to provide your name, email, UIN, major(s), minor(s), graduation date, GPA (overall and major), post-graduate goals, extra-curriculars and an answer to the following prompt: In less than two, double spaced, type written pages (12 pt font, 1 inch margins), please discuss what you feel are the greatest challenges facing the healthcare delivery system in the next decade and why. Please support your opinion.

Please note this opportunity is only available for students with a declared major in MCB, MCB Honors concentration or Biochemistry, specialized curriculum.

 

Fall 2015 LAS Student Success Workshops

The FA15 LAS Student Success Workshops are open to students that wish to improve their performance in or understanding of a particular course or subject area or to enhance their understanding of a specific major or minor.

Succeeding in the MCB Core Courses: MCB 250, 252, 354

September 9, 2015 (4:30 PM – 5:30 PM, 1051 Lincoln Hall)

Mathematics: Overcoming Difficulties with Math Classes

September 10, 2015 (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, 1065 Lincoln Hall)

Procrastination Domination: Battling Procrastination with Effective Time Management Skills

September 15, 2015 (3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, 123 DKH)

Sociology: Challenges and Successes of Emerging Scholars in Sociology

September 15, 2015 (2:00 PM – 3:15 PM, 3057 Lincoln Hall)

Economics: Thinking like a Professor: A Guide for Effective Studying

September 16, 2015 (3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, 123 DKH)

Computer Science: CS @ Illinois Academic Coaching

September 22, 2015 (3:30 PM – 5:00 PM, 2405 Siebel Center)

Global Studies: Argumentation and Analysis in Academic Essays

September 22, 2015 (3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, 1 FLB)

Psychology: How to Study for a Multiple-Choice Exam in Psychology

September 23, 2015 (4:00 PM, 815 Psychology)

Spanish: Succeeding in the Basic Spanish Sequence

September 23, 2015 (5:30 PM – 6:30PM, 4080A FLB)

English: Successful Reading Strategies

September 29, 2015 (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, 1057 Lincoln Hall)

Computer Science: CS @ Illinois Academic Coaching

September 30, 2015 (3:30 PM – 5:00 PM, 2405 Siebel Center)

Procrastination Domination: Battling Procrastination with Effective Time Management Skills

September 30, 2015 (10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, 123 DKH)

Chemistry: My first CHEM Exam Did Not Go Well, Now What?

October 1, 2015 (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, 100 Noyes)

Chemistry: My first CHEM Exam Did Not Go Well, Now What?

October 5, 2015 (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, 100 Noyes)

English: Successful Paper-Writing Strategies

October 5, 2015 (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, 1064 Lincoln Hall)

Communication: Succeeding in Communication

October 6, 2015 (4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, room TBA)

Global Studies: Argumentation and Analysis in Academic Essays

October 6, 2015 (3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, 1 FLB)

Spanish: Succeeding in the Basic Spanish Sequence

October 7, 2015 (5:30 PM – 6:30 PM, 4080 FLB)

Upcoming Illinois Leadership Center Events

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Intersect on September 12th, 2015: Learn skills in relationship building and team development with their first i-program for the year. Seats fill up quickly. Enroll for Intersect now!

Petullo Insight on September 19th, 2015: Discover the strengths, values, social identities, and explore your intrinsic leadership styles. Enroll for Insight now! 

All of the Illinois Leadership Center’s services are at no additional cost to students. These programs have attendance from students across campus so freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students are welcome!

Eli Lilly China Information Session and Job Opportunity

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Eli Lilly China has posted 4 full time entry level positions that Chinese MCB students can apply for.

Basic requirements:

  • Bachelor/Master in Microbiology or related life science
  • Thoroughly understand Microbiological concepts.
  • In-depth understanding of the mechanisms of pathogenic microorganisms causing diseases.
  • Basic understanding of aseptic processes and aseptic performance.
  • Ability to identify problems and solve them through team efforts.

Responsibilities:

  • Enter data, analyze data, trending data for EM evaluation report (EMER) and batch release.
  • Identify problems or potential problems via data analysis and data trending.
  • Generating deviation reports
  • Communicating with other departments to investigate deviations and create corrective/preventive actions (CAPA)
  • Generating user friendly Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Work Instructions (WIs)
  • Managing and training EM samplers for routine activities

A recruiter from Eli Lilly China will be providing an information session on Thursday September 17th from 6:30-9:00pm at Gregory Hall 223.  The information session is open to undergraduate and master’s degree students in the areas of biology, microbiology, chemistry, pharmacy, food nutrition, and statistics. They will also be hosting a meet and great that same day (Sept. 17) from 1:00-4:00pm at the TCC Interview Suite. This would be a good time for interested students to talk to recruiters about Eli Lilly China one on one.

On September 18th, Eli Lilly China will be conducting on-campus interviews at Noyes Laboratory. For more information contact Un Yeong Park (park351@illinois.edu)

Illinois Abroad Day

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September 1 is Illinois Abroad Day which is a collaborative campus-wide effort to increase the visibility and accessibility of study abroad and exchange programs for Illinois students in al academic units.

Check out the workshops you will be able to attend:

“Money Matters: Financing Your Study Abroad Program”

Study abroad is more affordable than you may think! Come learn about how to use financial aid and scholarships to subsidize the cost of your study abroad program.

Location: 113 Speech and Hearing Sciences Building

Session 1:  11:00-11:45 am

Session 2:  12:00-12:45 pm

Session 3:  1:00-1:45 pm

“Employer Panel: Communicating the Value of Study Abroad”

Employers value international experience! Come learn firsthand why. Students will leave with tools for leveraging their study abroad experience to land an internship or job.

Location:  TCC Interview Suite, 616 E. Green St.

Session 1:  11:00-11:45 am

Session 2:  12:00-12:45 pm

Session 3:  1:00-1:45 pm

“Student Panel: Diverse Perspectives on Study Abroad”

Think you can’t or shouldn’t study abroad? Hear study abroad alums talk about how they overcame barriers and had a life-changing experience!

Location: 307 English Building

Session 1: 12:00-12:45 pm

Session 2: 1:00-1:45 pm

“How to Apply for Study Abroad”

Students will learn more about planning and applying for study abroad.

Location: 119 Materials Science and Engineering Building

Time:  1:00-1:45 pm

Keynote Lecture:  “Study Abroad Makes a Difference in the Job Search”

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan, International Career Expert, Speaker, Advocate, and Author

Location: 100 Gregory Hall

Time:  5:00 pm

Pre-Law Advising Services

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Pre-Law Advising Services has a full calendar of events this fall.  All students are welcome to attend!

Pre-Law 101: Sept. 8, Oct. 12, Nov. 4

This workshop is for any Illinois student who is new to pre-law. It will cover: What it means to be a pre-law student at Illinois; the profile of a successful law school applicant; building a pre-law resume during undergraduate years; and what helpful resources exist on campus. This workshop is primarily aimed at first year students but all students are welcome. Please visit the Pre-Law Event Calendar and RSVP to ensure enough seating and materials for everyone. First year students should attend a Pre-Law 101 prior to setting up an individual Pre-Law Advising appointment. All Pre-Law 101 sessions are listed on their Event Calendar, and each covers the same material.

Practice LSAT: Sept. 18, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Pre-Law Advising Services is pleased to present the opportunity for students to take a full length practice LSAT under timed classroom conditions! This is a great opportunity for students new to the LSAT to get a baseline score, or for October or December LSAT takers to try out their skills in a classroom setting. This is a full length, actual, previously administered LSAT exam which will be proctored in a realistic classroom setting. Seating is limited; please register here.

Personal Statement Workshops: Sept. 21, Oct. 8, Nov. 10

Students consistently mention that this is the hardest part of the application, so pre-law advising services has developed this workshop to provide some insight. They will cover: What the personal statement is; how to begin writing it; what to include and exclude; writing separate addenda; how the personal statement and resume should work together; and an overview of the law school resume.

 Law School Fair: October 6, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm in the Illini Union

It’s the biggest pre-law event of the year! Over 120 law schools visit campus to meet with prospective students. Gather information about law schools, talk with admissions professionals about their schools, collect some fun freebies and law school application fee waivers. This event is FREE and open to the public. Dress is business casual. For more information, including a list of law schools attending the fair, visit the website at http://prelaw.illinois.edu/law-school-fair. No registration is required.

Other Pre-Law Advising Services Resources

Their Pre-Law blog is updated on Mondays and Wednesdays during the academic year.

 Pre-Law Advising Compass page: All students designated Pre-Law already have access; other students may add themselves to their page for access to handouts, applicant data, and helpful advice about the application process.

They’ve updated their extensive Pre-Law Handbook to include the most recent data on law school admissions and employment outcomes.

Social Media: Connect with them on Facebook and on Twitter.

 

Today – Careers in MCB: Cytotechnology & Clinical Laboratory Science

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Mon., March 9th, Careers in MCB: Cytotechnology & Clinical Laboratory Science, 5:00-6:00 p.m., 1024 Lincoln Hall
Have you ever wondered what happens to a specimen after it is sent to “the lab”? You can have a career helping to save lives by discovering diseases early! Representatives from Carle Hospital and OSF St. Francis Medical Center will be present to discuss their programs in these exciting fields.