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Important Reminder!  You have between now and May 27 to elect the “pass COVID/no pass COVID (PZ/NZ)” option instead of a letter grade for any of your courses.  For more information, see this FAQ!

NCSA SPin internships

NCSA has a history of nurturing innovative concepts, and some of the best ideas have come from highly motivated, creative undergraduate students. The Students Pushing Innovation (SPIN) internship program was launched to provide University of Illinois undergraduates with the opportunity to participate in hands-on research and contribute to interdisciplinary projects covering focused research areas in Culture and Society, Earth and Environment, Bioinformatics and Health Sciences, Material and Manufacturing, Data and Computational Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, and Digital Agriculture. The SPIN program is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. To apply, please visit our website, spin.ncsa.illinois.edu, and click on the “Mentors” tab to learn about the SPIN projects, and then click on the “Apply” tab. Applications are due by midnight June 21, 2021.

SPIN Academic Year 2021-22 program details:

  • Program dates: August 23, 2021 – May 4, 2022
  • Work 5 hours/week for 16 weeks each semester
  • SPIN interns earn $12.50 per hour and are paid as Undergraduate Hourly employees
  • Open to any UIUC undergraduate student in good academic standing
  • No restriction on year of study or major
  • International students are eligible
HPRC Career camp!

This week, the HPRC is offering a Summer 2021 Career Camp. They designed this event after hearing a number of graduating seniors say that they were waiting until classes ended to plan their next steps, ad they’re offering a series of short sessions designed to help get our newest alumns started on the job search.

The material is, however, relevant to students at all stages of their education, and they invite any interested humanities students to take part, regardless of their year.

Students can sign up here.

HPRC Summer Career Camp, May 24 – 28

How to Get a Job with Your Major
Demystifying the job search for humanities majors
Monday, May 24, 4 – 5pm

Grad School and Gap Years
Using your time effectively as you plan your next steps
Tuesday, May 25, 4 – 5pm

Resumes, Cover Letters, Writing Samples
Promoting your strengths as a humanities major
Wednesday, May 26, 4 – 5pm

Networking and Interviewing
LinkedIn, informational interviewing, acing the job interview
Thursday, May 27, 4 – 5pm

Students can also sign up for individual career counseling conversations the day after a 4pm session to apply what they’ve learned to their particular situation. 
  • Tuesday, May 25, 1 – 3:30pm: figure out what YOU want to do with your major. 
  • Wednesday, May 26, 1 – 3:30pm: think through your grad school/gap year options.
  • Thursday, May 27, 1 – 3:30pm: develop, update, or review your job search documents.
  • Friday, May 28, 1 – 3:30pm: get help with LinkedIn profile, identifying potential mentors, preparing for interviews.
great new course open to all: CW 199

Find out more about Amy Hassinger’s new CW class, Mind Music: Writing the Lyric Essay.  Click on the image below to watch a video in which she talks about the class and what it will entail!


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