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ESC (English Student Council) Weekly Meetings
ILLINOIS aces + las vIRTUAL career Fair
The Critical Language Scholarship Information Session

The Critical Language Scholarship, provided by the U.S. Department of State, is a fully-funded, intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for undergraduate and graduate students.  A list of eligible languages is available here.

The CLS institutes cover one academic year of university-level language coursework in 8 to 10 weeks over the summer, and include cultural programming, local language partners, and excursions. Participants receive academic credit at their U.S. institutions.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens at least 18 years of age and enrolled in a degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level.  For more information, please visit: http://www.clscholarship.org/.

If you would like to learn more, please join us:

Critical Language Scholarship Information Session

Location: 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building

Date: Oct 1, 2021   3:00 – 4:00 pm

Serve on the Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board

Are you looking for opportunities to get involved? Are you looking for ways to advocate for your fellow colleagues? What about developing your leadership skills and working together with peers and campus leadership to strengthen our community? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

The Office of the Provost is now accepting applications for appointment to the 2021-2022 Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board.

This year, the Advisory board’s primary focus will be improving undergraduate students’ sense of belonging and fostering inclusive campus environments.

The Application can be accessed here:  https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/562596319.

If selected to participate as a Board member, appointments will be for one full academic year. All applications will be due by Monday, October 4, 2021, at 11:59 PM CDT.

curious about research? Ask an ambassador!

Undergraduate Research Ambassadors are accepting virtual meetings with students throughout the semester. Staff from the Office of Undergraduate Research are available for one-on-one virtual and in-person meetings to answer any questions you have about undergraduate research at Illinois.

Schedule an appointment today at: http://go.illinois.edu/AskOUR

Upcoming Hprc events

Wed., Sept 29, 5pm: Breaking into Book Publishing
Get the inside scoop from Illinois English alumna Dominique Moore, Senior Acquisitions Editor, University of Illinois Press (327 Gregory Hall)

Thurs., Sept. 30, 9am – noon: Addison Group Takeover of the HPRC
Addison Group is a recruiting company, and one of LAS’s corporate partners. They’re hosting a “takeover” of our space in 105 Gregory Hall, which means that Addison staff will be available to review resumes, give advice, chat about good interview strategies, hand out swag, and, of course, connect with any students interested in internships or jobs with Addison Group. Juniors or seniors with strong people skills (through retail or restaurant experience, for example) would be a great fit for their openings.

careers in human resources

The School of Labor and Employment Relations is hosting a virtual Information Session for undergraduate students to learn more about the Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations (MHRIR) Program. Interested students will be joined by staff for an overview of the admission requirements, curriculum, and career opportunities in the field.  Register in Handshake or email bneig2@illinois.edu to receive the zoom link.

Virtual MHRIR Information Session
Thursday, September 30th
6:00 to 7:30 pm

Montage arts journal is now open for submissions

Montage Arts Journal, the university’s undergraduate literary magazine, is now open for submissions! We welcome all publishable forms of art—photography, paintings, sketches, digital art, collages, sculptures, poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, drama, and more. This semester’s reading period closes December 15th, but submissions can be emailed to montagejournal@gmail.com anytime before then. Please see https://montagejournal.wordpress.com for more information. We look forward to reviewing your work!

 If you are interested in instead becoming a student editor on our staff, feel free to reach out to Maddie Udelhofen at mu10@illinois.edu or contact us at montagejournal@gmail.com by September 30th.

call for submissions

The Foundationalist, an intercollegiate literary journal out of the University of Iowa, accepts undergraduate literary essays, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. There are no page limits or themes.  If selected, the author’s writing will be published on academia.edu and in print format.

The deadline for submissions is October 10th, 2021 at midnight. More information can be found on www.thefoundationalist.com and submissions and other queries can be sent to thefoundationalist@gmail.com.


Important Dates to Remember

Deadline to drop, CR/NCR, or elect Grade Replacement in a first-half session course
Friday, Sept. 17

CT/Curriculum Changes for Spring 2022
Monday, Oct. 4 through Friday, Oct. 29

Deadline to drop, CR/NCR, or elect Grade Replacement in a full semester course
Friday, Oct. 15


Don’t Forget These:

HPRC Virtual Drop-Ins ARE HERE!

The incomparable Julie Higgs from the Humanities Professional Resource Center will be holding virtual “drop-in” hours on Mondays from 2-4.  You can join her in her zoom office to ask questions about career development generally or to get help with a specific task.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 833 5785 8858
Password: HPRCengl

check out these opportunities

Prindable internship available for undergrad humanities majors
Deadline to apply: Monday, Sept. 27
Do you have strong writing and communications skills, excellent attention to detail, the ability to work independently, and an investigative mind? Learn more and apply here.

Reimagine our Future 
Show us how you reimagine our future. Groups of students can choose a sustainability topic of interest then develop innovative ideas that will inspire change and action, critique institutions or practices, and help us all to live more meaningful lives whilst also regenerating Earth. Register here.

illinois club scholarships

The Illinois Club awards a number of scholarships annually.  The following three are open to rising juniors and seniors in all majors including English and creative writing (one is specifically for pre-teaching students):

Global Focus Award
Open to any major. Applicants must have international experience or an internationally focused program of study. For example: second-language study, study abroad, internships or volunteering abroad, international career plans. Applicants must demonstrate how their internationally focused work and/or volunteer plans will make a difference in the world.

Humanities and Social Sciences Award
Open to all students majoring or minoring in the Humanities or Social Sciences. Applicants must demonstrate the benefits that studying the Humanities or the Social Sciences provides to themselves and their community.

Isabelle Purnell Education Award
Open to students earning a Secondary Education Certificate or College of Education majors. Applicants must demonstrate how they hope to make a difference in the classroom and in students’ lives.

Apply at go.illinois.edu/TICScholarship  by October 16.

You must be an undergraduate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, have earned at least 60 credit hours by the beginning of the Spring 2022 semester, and graduate no earlier than December 2022.

A minimum GPA of 3.0 at both the time of application and winning of award is also required.

Contact: scholarship@theillinoisclub.org

News writers wanted

The College of LAS Office of Communications and Marketing is seeking news interns to help keep print and online audiences informed on the activities of alumni and the latest developments on campus. Are you able to write well and accurately by a deadline? Are you comfortable conducting interviews? Does the idea of covering research, teaching, and student life in the largest college on campus appeal to you? If so, apply here. 

atlas internship program

ATLAS is interviewing for the Fall 2021 semesterApplications are accepted from all undergraduate LAS studentsOpen positions include content creation, social media strategist, communications, and website content. Internships consist of a minimum of 10 hours a week and can be online, in personor hybrid. If you are interested, apply here.

Tuesday @7 counseling center workshops


Need to talk to someone?

The Counseling Center has resumed face-to-face services for all counseling modalities except group (which will remain on Zoom). They are also offering online scheduling for initial appointments and you are also welcome to reach out to the embedded LAS counselor, Andy Novinska, at anovinsk@illinois.edu.

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