Mark Your Calendars: Week of September 3

You’ll want to scroll through–this post includes: paid internships, a part-time campus job fair, pre-law events, career services workshops, and a lot more. Take a look!

Pre-Law Advising Services September Events

All of our events are listed in our Event Calendar here.

Meet us at the Political Science Fair on Sept. 5 from 2-4:30 on the 4th floor of David Kinley Hall.

Pre-Law 101 workshops will introduce you to being pre-law at Illinois. Whether you are a new student or just new to pre-law, this is the best starting point for learning what to do to prepare for law school. We’ll answer all your questions about how to maximize your time at Illinois to become a great law school candidate. This workshop is offered several times throughout the semester.

      • Pre-Law 101 for Political Science Majors: Sept. 9 at 4:00. Register here.
      • Pre-Law 101 (for all students): Sept. 17 at 4:00. Register here.

Personal Statements & Resumes for Law School Applicants–This workshop is for those who are applying to law school in the next year or so (although all are welcome). We will discuss the personal statement and resume, including: what law schools are looking for, how to get started, what to include and exclude, and a sample plan for drafting them. This workshop is also offered several times throughout the semester.

      • Personal Statement & Resume Workshop–Sept. 23 at 4:00. Register here.

Meet us at the Majors & Minors Fair on Sept. 23 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm in the Illini Union Rooms A, B, C.

WHERE is my workshop? If you look at our Events Calendar you will see that many of our event locations have not yet been identified. Due to construction, locations of these events will be announced about a week before the events.  Please continue to check our PLAS Events Calendar and our posts on Facebook throughout the semester to make sure you know where your workshop is being held!

Connecting with Pre-Law Advising Services
How do we keep in touch? Blog, Facebook group, Twitter, email
The best way to keep up with pre-law news is to read this blog and join our Facebook group or follow us on Twitter (@UIUC Pre-Law). We send occasional emails but we don’t want to clog your inbox…so instead, we update this blog, Twitter and our Facebook page at least once a week.

Make an appointment online! BIG NEWS! We have just launched our brand new online appointment scheduling system!  Go here to schedule an appointment with an advisor.  And PLEASE be patient if you have any issues with the online process. If you do encounter problems, you can always call our office at 333-9669 to schedule an appointment.  Except please, if you’re sick, stay home in your jammies! You can call us at the appointment time if you really need to talk. Otherwise, please reschedule.

Want to get our PLAS emails? Just go to, search for “prelaw” and add yourself with your email address.  We typically only send one or two emails per week so that shouldn’t be a concern.  And if you change your mind later, you can always remove yourself from the list.

Coming Soon!! Save the date for the Law School Fair! On Thursday, October 3 from 10 am – 2 pm at the ARC!  Over 100 law school reps will be here to meet YOU! Click here for more details, including a list of who’s coming.

Campus Internships

Paid Legal Internship–Due Sept. 4. The Office of University Counsel is hiring 2-3 undergrad student interns for 2019-2020. This paid position provides administrative support to the office, and interns will gain experience working in a legal environment and will also be introduced to legal procedures with the possibility of increased responsibilities over time. Click the link below for the full job description and instructions on how to apply. Deadline to submit applications is 5:00 pm on Sept. 4! Counsel’s Office Internship 8.19

ATLAS Internships for all LAS majors. ATLAS internships help students in the College of LAS gain hands-on learning with technology and provide real tech experience. No specific GPA or tech experience required. To apply or for more details visit their website here.

David F. Prindable Undergraduate Internship. This paid internship for undergrads in the Humanities (through the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities) provides the chance to assist with communications strategies, particularly through email and social media. Visit their website here for more details and to apply. Deadline: Sept. 27.


Upcoming Campus Events

Illinois Part-time Job Fair 2019 – Tuesday, September 3, 10am-2pm, Illini Union. Looking for a part-time job on campus or in the Champaign-Urbana community? This is the event for you! The Illinois Part-Time Job Fair is open to all students on campus seeking opportunities to make some extra money while completing their academics. Opportunities at this fair are paid positions. Check out the event in Handshake to view a full list of employers attending!

Illinois Abroad Day IAGE_IAD19_Flyer will happen over campus Sept. 4 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. During this event you can explore programs abroad, talk to returnees, and learn more about the study abroad process. Click on the Flyer link above for more details about where and when these events will be throughout the day!

Research Park Block Party–Sept. 4, 5-6:30 pm at 1801 S First St, Champaign (on the lawn of the Atkins Building). Exploring your career? Research Park can help with your next step. Stop by Research Park’s Block Party this September 4 to speak to company representatives from the largest tech hub on campus. It’s like networking- only better. Leave your resume at home and come casually dressed for this chance to mingle informally with fellow students and professionals right here on campus. There will be appearances from companies like Proctor & Gamble Smart Lab, AGCO Acceleration Center, and Riverbed Technology. We will be serving free food, hosting fun activities, and giving students an inside look at the Research Park.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research workshop–Learn about various forms of undergraduate research on campus and how to get involved. Visit the Office of Undergraduate Research website to register for both upcoming workshop options below.

      • Sept. 4, 3:00-4:30 pm
      • Sept. 6, 3:00-4:30 pm

National & International Scholarships is hosting 2 upcoming Gilman Scholarship Info Sessions. The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of $5,000 (plus up to a $3,000 supplement for critical languages) for U.S. citizen undergraduate students to pursue summer, semester, or academic-year study abroad opportunities in other countries. For more details visit their website.

      • Gilman Scholarship Info Sessions:
        • Sept. 5, 3:30-4:30, 1002 Lincoln Hall
        • Sept. 6, 3:00-4:00, Illini Union Bookstore Building (807 S Wright St), Room 514

Need professional clothes? Suit-Up on Sept. 8!

Asiantation – Sunday, September 8th, 4–7pm, SDRP Multipurpose Room (2nd floor) 301 E. Gregory Dr., Champaign. For twenty five years, students have been producing “Asiantation,” a new student-welcoming program and resource handbook to introduce first year students, transfer students, as well as graduate and professional students to the Asian and Asian American campus community and resources. Learn more about AAPI student organizations and see how you can get involved.

Illinois in Washington – Information Session – Tuesday, September 10, 5-6pm, Wohlers Hall 141.  Illinois in Washington (IIW) is an academic internship program open to all U of I undergraduates. Participants live and intern in Washington, DC, while taking U of I classes.  IIW offers an exceptional opportunity to gain rewarding work experience while enjoying the political, intellectual, and cultural experiences that only the nation’s capital can offer.  Student internships have included positions with members of Congress, think tanks, social justice organizations, and government agencies.  Learn more about IIW at an information session on September 10th, and apply to IIW by Oct. 1, 2019, at

Native American House Welcome –  Thursday, September 12, 4:30–7 pm
1206 W. Nevada St., Urbana. For more information about the OIIR and their Welcome Back Days events, go here:

Career Center

Handshake–Looking for internships, jobs, career fairs, networking receptions, or other professional opportunities? Handshake is where it’s at! All students, not just seniors, should set up an account and start checking in on a consistent basis to see what opportunities interest you. Set up your account here.

ALL students should utilize the Career Center’s services! They offer a variety of programs to help you identify career paths through workshops, career fairs and individual meetings. Click on the link above to view all of their offerings.

Here are some of their upcoming events:

      • Career Drop-Ins (no appointment needed!)–Sept. 3, 11 am-4 pm
      • Acing Your Interview Workshop–Sept. 4, 4:30-5:30 pm
      • Career Certificate–International Students Info Session–Sept. 6, 5-6 pm
      • Resume, Cover Letter, and Linked In Reviews are offered almost every day. Check the website for times and locations.
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