Mark Your Calendars — Week of August 31

PLAS Events

Pre-Law 101 (for Freshmen or students new to pre-law): Tuesday, September 8, 4:00-5:00 pm in IUB 504.

This workshop is for any Illinois student who is new to pre-law. We 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. We will answer all of your pre-law questions! This workshop is primarily aimed at first year students but all students are welcome. First year students should attend a Pre-Law 101 prior to setting up an individual Pre-Law Advising appointment. Select any Pre-Law 101 session that suits your schedule–each covers the same material. Please register here.

Perfecting Your Personal Statement & Resume for Law School: Monday, September 21, 4:00 – 5:00 pm in IUB 514.

The personal statement and resume are a law school applicant’s opportunity to tell a school all about yourself and why you will make a great addition to their class. Students consistently tell us that this is the hardest part of the application, so we have developed this workshop to provide some insight. We 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. Bring your questions because there will be plenty of time to ask them. Please register 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 for an event, click here.

  • The Career Center 101, Tuesday, September 1, 3-4 pm.
  • Finding an Internship, Wednesday, September 2, 4-5 pm.
  • Career Fair Prep: Maximize Your Experience, Thursday, September 3, 4-5 p.m.
  • Career Fair Prep: Maximize Your Experience, Tuesday, September 8, 4-5 p.m.
  • Creating Powerful Resumes & Cover Letters, Tuesday, September 8, 5-6 p.m.

Volunteer Fair: Tuesday, September 1 in the Illini Union, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm.

The Office of Volunteer Programs off the Volunteer Fair to explore volunteering and service opportunities that are available on-campus and around the Champaign-Urbana community

Illinois Abroad Day: Sept. 1, 11:00 am-5:00 pm (Visit the Illinois Abroad Website here for the detailed schedule) 

11 a.m.-2 p.m. (hosted by Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange): Visit with study abroad advocates and professionals on the Main Quad and learn more about campus wide programs and the steps you can take to study abroad.  Attend concurrent workshops being offered around campus focusing on the ‘how tos’ of study abroad.

2-5 p.m. (hosted by participating colleges): Program-specific information will be available for students at colleges across campus including Engineering, ACES, Business, LAS, Law, and Education.  Colleges are invited to put their best study abroad programs forward: equipping students to best integrate the experience.

5 p.m.: Keynote Lecture held in 100 Gregory Hall.

Engineering Career Services Career Fair: Wednesday, September 9 and Thursday, September 10 at the ARC. Begins at 8:30 am.

Held at the ARC, this career fair offers companies an opportunity to engage with highly motivated students in engineering-related fields. For more information, please visit

Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board
Application: UG Advisory Board App 2015-16

Applications are now being accepted for this board, which provides feedback and generates ideas for programs, academic policies, and initiatives established or overseen by the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Innovation. Meetings will take place 12:00-1:00 pm on Oct 8, Nov. 3, and Dec. 1, and lunch is provided.

Qualifying students will:

  • Be undergraduates for the 2015-2016 academic year,
  • Have an interest in academic affairs/campus initiatives
  • Demonstrate a strong record (GPA of 3.0+)
  • Be involved on campus.

Click on the link above to access the application. All applications due Sept. 11.

College of Law Events

Adam Liptak will deliver “The Roberts Court at Ten: A Reporter’s Reflections” for the fall 2015 Paul M. Van Arsdell, Jr. Memorial Lecture on Litigation and the Legal Profession. Liptak is the Supreme Court correspondent of The New York Times. Lunch will be provided for lecture attendees. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Check the College of Law’s website for additional events that are open to public:

Stayed tuned for more excellent pre-law programming and have a great week!