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Free Webinars for Predental students!

So You Think You Know Dentistry?

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
7:00–8:30 p.m. CDT

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Everyone has their preconceived notions about what dentistry is. General dentists drill and fill, endodontists work under high magnification and “tinker” all day, orthodontists straighten teeth and OMFS operate. Well, similar to other professions, dentistry is constantly adapting, developing and advancing. This webinar will discuss some of the ways dentistry is evolving in scope with the help of technology to provide better oral health care to patients. This promises to be a very informative session and one that will enlighten attendees on trending and niche aspects of dentistry just in time for interview season. The session will also include a 30-minute Q&A session with the panelists.

 The Do’s and Don’ts of the Dental School Interview

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016
7:00–8:30 p.m. CDT

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The interview. It’s the last step in achieving your dental school dream. Now that you’ve put in the hard work studying for the DAT and submitting your application, let ASDA help. Panelists will discuss several strategies for success including:

  • How to properly prepare
  • Dressing for success
  • Best practices for common interview styles
  • Potential questions

The session will also include a 30-minute Q&A session with the panelists.

The Path to Becoming a U.S.-Trained Dentist

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016
8:00–9:30 p.m. CDT

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The webinar will focus on tips for a successful application to dental school and career choices for international dentists who want to practice in the United States. The presenters will:

  • Explain the differences between AS-IDP and a residency program
  • Share how to improve your application in order to gain acceptance into dental school
  • Explore options on progressing your career after graduating from dental school
  • Participate in a 30-minute Q&A with attendees

 

Illinois Leadership Center Fall Programs

The Illinois Leadership Center Fall Programs are currently available for Sign-Up!

i-Programs: All i-Programs run from approximately 10:00am to 4:00pm

Intersect, September 24th: learn skills in relationship-building and team development.

Petullo Insight, October 15th: discover your strengths, your values, and explore your intrinsic leadership styles.

Integrity, October 22nd: investigate your personal values and the intersection of morals, ethics, and integrity.

Innovation, November 5th: focus on skills related to innovation, creativity, and diversity as it applies to problem solving.

Leadership Certificate Informational Sessions

A multi semester program designed to help provide you customized leadership development combining classroom instruction and hands on experience. Learn more about the requirements here. To get started, sign up for a Certificate Informational Session; dates for these are listed below:

September 23rd, 3:30pm

October 6th, 9:00am

October 12th, 11:00am

October 17th, 2:30pm

October 27th, 4:00pm

November 2nd, 12:30pm

November 8th, 10:30am

November 16th, 9:00am

November 29th, 3:30pm

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

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/

Purdue University Life Sciences Fall Open House

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The PULSe Fall Open House will be taking place Friday, November 13, 2015 at the 207 S. Martin Jischke Drive, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN from 10:00-3:30PM. This open house serves as an opportunity to learn about the Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Science Ph. D. Program (PULSe). PULSe provides opportunities for an interdisciplinary graduate experience in the basic life sciences for Ph. D. students. The overview will begin at 10:00AM, including a meet the faculty session, lab tours, lunch with students, and tour of campus facilities. Lunch will be provided.

To RSVP send an email to pulse@purdue.edu or call (765) 496-1016.

Truman Scholarship for Public Service: Information Event

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Join the National and International Scholarship Program for a two-day Truman Scholarship information event:

  • Thursday, Oct. 15, 3:30-4:30 PM (IUB Room 504) – Information session and discussion with former Truman Scholar
  • Friday, Oct. 16, 3:30-4:30 PM (IUB Room 514) – Workshop on how to craft a Truman Application

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship award $30,000 for students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. College juniors who are U.S. citizens with a record of community service and a commitment to a career in public service are eligible. Public service includes government, uniformed services, public interest organizations, non-governmental research or educational organizations, public and private schools, and other public service-oriented, non-profit organizations.

Evaluators look for leadership ability, potential for influencing public policies, community service and extracurricular activities, suitability of the applicant’s proposed program of study for a career in public service, strong academic performance, and potential to perform well in a premier graduate school program. Truman Scholars have pursued many fields of study, such as agriculture, engineering, economics, education, government, history, global studies, law political science, public administration, and public health. Illinois may nominate up to 4 students for the Truman Scholarship.

The required campus deadline is November 12, 2015 at 12:00pm

More information on this award, including the campus endorsement process, can be found here. To make an appointment to discuss whether the Truman Scholarship is right for you, email topscholars@illinois.edu.

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.