Mark Your Calendars — Week of April 13

PLAS Events

Applying to Law School: A Webinar for Fall Applicants: TODAY Monday, April 13, 4:00-5:15pm.

If you are planning to apply to law school this fall, this workshop is for you! We will create a plan to help you maximize your law school applications for admission and scholarship purposes by getting them in EARLY. Topics include: First steps to take in the application process; Making the most of summer; Tackling the personal statement; Creating an application strategy; and Financing your law school application cycle. Bring your questions about law school applications! We are piloting this workshop as a WEBINAR and we will be using Compass. Please register at this link and we will send login information prior to the workshop.

Perfecting the Personal Statement and Resume for Law School workshop, Monday, April 20, 4-5pm, IUB 514.

Designed for students applying to law school this fall, this workshop will cover: What the personal statement is; how students can approach it; how to create a realistic timeline for writing it; how the personal statement and resume work together; suggestions and tips for maximizing the impact of the personal statement as part of the application. Please register at this link so that we can ensure enough seating and materials for everyone.

For more info about these and other PLAS Events, go here.

 

Campus Events

Career Center Workshops – Unless otherwise indicated, all workshops are held at the Career Center, 715 S. Wright Street. For more information or to register, click here.

  • Finding an Internship, Wednesday, April 15, 5-6 pm.
  • Creating Powerful Resumes and Cover Letters,Wednesday, April 15, 4-5pm

 

Fulbright Workshop – Interested in research, teaching, or graduate work abroad? Come learn about Fulbright, the premiere U.S. academic exchange to 140 countries around the world!  The National and International Scholarships Program will provide a Fulbright workshop featuring advice from recent Illinois Fulbright recipients in 180 Bevier Hall on April 21, at 5 pm. There will be lots of time to get your questions answered and enjoy free pizza! The session is targeted to juniors, seniors, and graduate/professional students who wish to explore Fulbright opportunities and begin preparing materials for the Fulbright Priority Deadline of June 29, 2015 for grants beginning in fall 2016.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards approximately 1,900 full scholarships annually to students for studies, research, or English teaching in every region of the world.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens and either seniors, graduate/professional students, or alumni.  Please see the Fulbright page for more information.

 

Snell & Wilmer is currently accepting applications for the Fellowship for Advancement and Resources (“FAR”).  Snell & Wilmer names up to two FAR Fellows annually, and recipients receive the following benefits: (1) a fully paid commercial LSAT preparation course and a stipend covering the costs associated with sitting for the exam, (2) a 1L law school prep course, (3) money for books for all three years of law school, (4) a technology stipend (if needed), and (5) mentorship from a Snell & Wilmer attorney. This pipeline initiative will have a meaningful and lasting impact for FAR Fellows, and Snell & Wilmer are excited to continue the program this year.

A link to the application, which explains the FAR Fellowship in greater detail can be found here. Applications are due July 1, 2015. Any questions can be directed to Kara Blakely via e-mail at kblakey@swlaw.com.

 

New volunteer opportunity – GLOBE is a program working to build friendships between international and domestic students. GLOBE stands for Global Leaders Orange and Blue Engagement and is sponsored by the Counseling Center and the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Affairs.

Over the Fall 2015 semester, students will meet once a week to engage in planned or self-initiated social activities such as cook-outs, movies and social outings. Although domestic students will help introduce students to the University of Illinois campus, the primary focus is on friendship and cross-cultural understanding.

The process of recruiting domestic and experienced international students on campus has already begun. No international experience or foreign language skills are required and both graduate and undergraduates are welcome. The program does require at least a 2.7 GPA, involvement with other campus activities, availability for a one hour training session this semester, and a commitment of at least one hour a week for the fall semester.

For more information, please see the GLOBE webpage http://oiir.illinois.edu/node/11620. To apply to become a Blue Member, please go here or click the link on the GLOBE webpage.  An information session will be held on April 13, Monday, 5-6 pm @ The Interview Suite of the Career Center Room 213, 616 E. Green St. Champaign. (Second floor after entering under the Intensive English Institute​ sign next to McDonald’s on Green Street.)

If you have any additional questions, please contact Kat Becker via e-mail at kbecker4@illinois.edu.

 

Re:Search, the Undergraduate Literary Criticism Journal at Illinois, is still seeking applications for Executive Board positions  The deadline for Executive Board Applications has been extended until TODAY Monday, April 13th at 11:59pm!  You can also find the application (downloadable as a Word Doc) at Re:Search’s microsite, here: http://publish.illinois.edu/undergradliterarycriticismjournal/links/.

All students of ANY standing (Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior) are encouraged to apply for an Executive Board Position. This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in a student-run academic publication, which is also searchable on Google Scholar and cataloged in the University Library!

Please email your application to uiuclitjournal@gmail.com by 11:59pm on Monday, April 13th. Email any questions to uiuclitjournal@gmail.com.

 

Have a great week!

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