Weekly Round-Up

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Join Us for ESC:

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

zoom launch for montage:

Montage, the undergraduate-run literary journal, is hosting a zoom launch party this Friday, April 23, 2021 at 6:00 PM CDT

Zoom link:

The facebook event details are here:

Social Media Management Internship deadline approaching:

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. The deadline to apply is 9am on Monday, April 26!

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.

illini success survey:

The results are in!  English and creative writing students lead LAS when it comes to getting jobs after graduation.  Read more about the results of the most recent Illini Success Survey here: Study: Recent LAS graduates are successful at finding jobs and other opportunities.

Illinois in Washington:

This year, the deadline for Illinois in Washington (IIW) Fall 2021 participation is April 30. More information about the Illinois in Washington Program appears here:  https://washington.illinois.edu/.  To apply, you need to submit:

  • A resume, which must have been reviewed by a career center on campus,
  • A 3-5 page writing sample, double-spaced,
  • Two recommendations, at least one of which is from an academic recommender (instructor, professor, TA), and
  • DARS report or unofficial transcript.

The application is available here:  https://washington.illinois.edu/apply-now/. For questions, contact Andrea Mayer (almayer@illinois.edu) or Sarah Leffingwell (skl2@illinois.edu) or make an advising appointment with her at IIW Advising.

Undergraduate Research Week & Symposium:

URW and URS Program

This year URW events are a combination of asynchronous and live (virtual) presentations hosted by individual departments, units, and programs, and runs from April 25 through May 1.

URS presentations will be on display through our ForagerOne Symposium platform from Monday, April 26, through Friday, April 30. All URS presentations – oral, poster, and exhibit/performance – are pre-recorded and you will have the opportunity to ask questions through the comment section attached to each presentation. See instructions below for access.

The full program – both URW and URS – can be found here.

The Office of Undergraduate Research is also hosting a live (virtual) kick-off event of featured student presentations on Monday, April 26, from noon to 1:30 PM.
Zoom link: https://go.illinois.edu/URS2021_FeaturedPresentations.

Instructions for Viewing URS Presentations

This year the URS is organized through ForagerOne Symposium, a new online platform for virtual symposia. To access, follow these steps:

  1.  Click here to sign up to ForagerOne using your Illinois email address (you will not be allowed to register unless you use your Illinois credentials)
  2. Verify your account by clicking the link provided in the verification email sent by ForagerOne.
  3. Sign in to ForagerOne on Monday, April 26, 2021 and explore the fantastic presentations prepared by Illinois undergraduate students.
Two-credit Course Available This Fall:

If you are a humanities major and are in your junior or senior year, you can register for HUM 275, a two-credit, 16 week, course this Fall.

Summer French Language [LOTE]:

French language courses are available this summer.  These courses are primarily asynchronous with two meetings per week to work on oral proficiency.  There are multiple meeting slots available to accommodate schedules. For more information, visit, https://courses.illinois.edu/schedule/2021/summer/FR

If you are looking to do your LOTE, this is a great opportunity due to the structure of these summer courses.

April Voices Reading:

The last Voices reading of the year will be next Thursday, April 29th at 7:00 pm CT. The readers will be current M.F.A. fiction candidates Azlan Smith and Chris Vanjonack, and recent M.F.A. poetry grad s.g. maldonado-vélez. 

Find the Zoom invitation below, and click this link to access the Facebook event. 

Topic: April Voices Reading
Time: Apr 29, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Zoom Link: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/83685043088?pwd=OGtFM2RsSGF4aUF2MjlaRDVRQmNNUT09
Meeting ID836 8504 3088
Password: voices

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