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Join Us for ESC:

Note: there will be NO MEETING on April 13, since it’s a non-instructional break day! 

If you are interested in reading, writing, leadership positions, and more, join the ESC’s weekly meetings.

When: Every Tuesday 7:00-7:30 p.m CST
Zoom Meeting ID: 7763187140
Contact: ssadler3@illinois.edu

2021-2022 las scholarship application open:

To be eligible for an LAS Scholarship, you must be a continuing undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Illinois, planning to continue full-time enrollment in the 2021-22 academic year (students graduating in December 2021 may still apply). Additional eligibility criteria is listed for each scholarship in the application.

Application Deadline: May 16, 2021 @ 11:59PM

Social Media Management Internship, Department of English (2021-2022):

For the 21-22 academic year, the Department of English is looking to hire three Social Media Management Interns: one Creative Writing major and two from any major in the English Department. In response to COVID safety precautions, this position is eligible for remote work.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop creative thematic post series for Facebook and Instagram
  • Promote, attend, and create social media posts about department events when safety allows
  • Design flyers, memes, and other posts for informing and entertaining students
  • Develop creative semester-long multimodal projects
  • Attend weekly meetings for brainstorming, task assignments, and collaboration
  • Edit videos and design flyers or posts
  • Conduct and publish interviews with faculty, alumni, students, and visiting speakers
  • Collaborate with Advising Office in creating content for the Advising Blog

Average hours worked per week: 5 (about 75 hours over a semester)

Position Wage: $11/hour

Position Starts: August 23

Recommended Skills and Experience:

  • Concise and catchy writing
  • Writing for social media
  • Develop and follow-through on creative ideas
  • Tailor message and style to genre and audience
  • Visual design
  • Work independently
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Collaboration
  • Reliability
  • Word, Publisher, Adobe, photo & video editing
  • Photography, video, and editing skills a plus

To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter. Application materials can be addressed to Kay Emmert, Interim Co-Director for the Program in Professional Writing, and sent as email attachments to akemmert@illinois.edu by no later than 9 am on Monday, April 26.

Spring Creative Writing Awards Ceremony and Reading:

The creative writing program will be celebrating its Spring contest winners with an event later this month. It will recognize all of its winners and feature short readings by those who received the top prize in each category.

Zoom Info:

Topic: Spring Creative Writing Awards

Time: Apr 22, 2021 04:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 893 6029 5470

Password: IllinoisCW

Unpaid Internship Scholarships Available for U of I Students:

Are you interested in an unpaid internship but are concerned about the financial hardship it may cause? The Fred S. Bailey Unpaid Internship Scholarship Program offers academic scholarships to undergraduate students at the University of Illinois who will complete an unpaid internship with a public service agency or not-for-profit organization. Awards are $1,000 for a part-time internship or $2,500 for a full-time internship and are given directly to the student. All undergraduate students regardless of academic program or citizenship status are encouraged to apply. Application Deadline: April 30, 2021.

Learn more at universityymca.org/bailey/intern

Proud to be First Gen Workshop Series:

Are you a First-Generation student (A first-gen student is someone whose parents did not complete a four-year college degree.)? Join the Proud to be First Gen Workshop Series happening this spring semester! 

Part 2 – April 15, 2021, 5-6pm

See the flyer below for registration:

Academic Tip of the Week:

If you are planning to change majors for Fall 2021 or later, please note that Spring 2021 courses used to satisfy Curricular Declaration Criteria must be taken for a letter grade, not Pass COVID/No Pass COVID (PZ/NZ). Contact a college advisor if you have questions. Also, the class schedule for Fall 2021 opens this week. If a course says “location pending” it means the classroom will be assigned at a later date.

Career Readiness Tip of the Week:

Check out the fascinating stories of LAS alumni at the Spring 2021 Alumni Career Panels. This week’s focus is science and medicine careers, and you can view previous recordings on not-for-profit careers or careers in law and government. Reach out to one of the alums to learn more and build your professional network.

Apply for a Life+Design Scholarship for Your Summer 2021 Work, Internship Experiences:

Life + Career Design Scholarships support students’ expenses related to engaging in unpaid or underpaid work in an actual work environment. The work may be an internship, undergraduate research experience, extended volunteer experience, or possibly even a part-time job. See the FAQ’s for more information here.

LAS Scholarship Application Available:

Are you an LAS student? Do you need a scholarship for next academic year? Apply now. All full-time LAS students are encouraged to apply for LAS specific scholarships using this one application. Last year, students received more than $125,000, and in less than 30 minutes you can apply to be considered for 25 different scholarship awardsThe application deadline is Sunday, May 16. For more information click here.

Art Space: Creative Coping for Self-Care:

It’s 2021, and we’re still dealing with stress and the Big Sad. Looking for ways to deal? Dust off those paints, grab that old clarinet, or get back into broody poetry. Once a week, drop in to make some time for creativity and use the arts to cope. All skill levels are welcome. The Zoom link and password can be found here. Time: 3 p.m. Mondays through the Spring 2021 Semester.

Students Invited to Join Vaccine Study:

Illinois students who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19 can enroll in a study to help understand the effectiveness of vaccines in reducing the spread of the coronavirus. Participants will be paid and will receive the vaccine. Students interested in participating can sign up here or email here for more information.

Connect the Dots During SAAM 2021:

Join the Women’s Resources Center this April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) as we dive into the intersection of sexual violence and racism. This year’s events will highlight the activism of folx of color and how racial discrimination contributes to the prevalence of sexual violence and impacts healing. For a full list of sponsors and events, visit  https://oiir.illinois.edu/womens-center/wrc-events/sexual-assault-awareness-month.

Virtual Internships with Companies in Brazil:

Campus B offers internship programs where students work within an international organization on projects, with a dedicated supervisor and a program coordinator based in Brazil. The deadline to apply for fall internships is Tuesday, June 15.

Quarantine Comedy:

Join comedian Amer Zahr, writer of “Being Palestinian Makes Me Smile” and creator of the documentary “We’re Not White,” for an evening of Quarantine Comedy and a discussion on Amer Zahr’s experience growing up Arab and learning the Arabic language and culture.

Date and time: April 9 at 5:30 pm via Zoom

RSVP on Eventbrite: https://go.illinois.edu/QuarantineComedy


UIUC Film Festival:

You are invited to submit your films to the UIUC Film Festival to be held on May 1st at 5pm. The deadline for submissions is April 16th. You can submit your film at uiucfilmfest.com/submissions. For more information, see the flyers below:

Need to Meet an Advisor?

To contact a college-level advisoruse the online chat, online advising appointment calendar and queue, and online forms for program change requests.

Find a list of unit and college advisors along with hours and contact information on the college website.

Dates and Deadlines:

Priority registration for summer and fall begins: Monday, April 19
Non-instructional day: Tuesday, April 13
Open enrollment begins for eligible students: Monday, April 26
Last day of class: Wednesday, May 5
Students may view grades: Saturday, May 22

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