ESC (English Student Council) Weekly Meetings
Montage arts journal accepting 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 email@example.com anytime before then. Please see https://montagejournal.wordpress.com for more information. We look forward to reviewing your work!
Interested in a career in information science?
The I-School is partnering with 26 institutions to host the inaugural INFOcon 2021 event, which will showcase the breadth and depth of the information profession. This event is intended for prospective students interested in learning about career paths and research topics in information sciences.
The event is free, and attendees are welcomed to join sessions that interest them the most.
Registration is limited. RSVP today by clicking HERE.
Learn about information sciences careers in:
- Academic Information Management/Librarianship
- Archives and Cultural Heritage Resources/Services
- Artificial Intelligence
- Arts, Entertainment, and Education Information
- Coordinated/Specialized Information Degrees
- Data Governance and Privacy
- Digital Curation
- Emerging Technology Careers in Libraries
- Health Informatics
- Information Retrieval and Analytics
- Museum Information
- Social Justice Work
- User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) Design
- Virtual and Extended Reality
- Youth Services
two HRI internship application deadlines approaching
David F. Prindable Undergraduate Internship
Deadline: September 27, 2021
Undergraduate majors in humanities disciplines are invited to apply for a paid internship in communications and undergraduate outreach at the Humanities Research Institute. The successful candidate will assist HRI with its communications strategy, particularly its email communications and social media presence, in addition to serving as HRI’s undergraduate liaison and chief strategist on undergraduate engagement. This position is funded thanks to a generous gift from David F. Prindable.
To be considered for this internship, candidates must be humanities majors and possess strong writing and communications skills, excellent attention to detail, the ability to work independently, and an investigative mind. A broad interest in the humanities is preferred.
Humanities Gateway Internship in Public Media and Civic Engagement
Deadline: October 4, 2021
Undergraduate majors in humanities disciplines are invited to apply for a paid internship in Public Media and Civic Engagement sponsored by the Humanities Research Institute (HRI), the campus humanities hub, in partnership with Illinois Public Media (IPM), the public broadcasting service of the University of Illinois (your local NPR/PBS station). The successful candidate will work for IPM and will be supervised by the station’s Director of Engagement and Educational Outreach in close collaboration with the department of news and public affairs. The intern will help produce community listening sessions for WILL staff, blog about the activities of our early childhood program known as The Book Mentor Project, and help build the groundwork for a new campus film festival called “Reel Midwest.”
To be considered for this internship, candidates must be humanities majors and possess strong writing and communications skills, excellent attention to detail, the ability to work independently, have good public speaking skills and an investigative mind. A broad interest in the humanities is preferred.
call for bloggers
The Women’s Network-UIUC is looking for ambitious, female-identifying students to join our Blog Team as Blog Writers! If you are looking for a creative outlet, a leadership role, a way to develop your career in writing or journalism, a hobby, or a way to meet new people, this opportunity is perfect for you. Join TWN by filling out our membership form (bit.ly/jointwn), and apply for our Blog Team by submitting an application.
Here is a little more about us: The Women’s Network (TWN) is the largest collegiate women’s networking organization in the United States. TWN’s mission is to connect collegiate and recently graduated women to each other and to seasoned industry leaders. You deserve to feel celebrated, empowered, and uplifted by our powerhouse community! All you need to do is fill out our membership form (bit.ly/jointwn). Then, get ready to grow personally and professionally, attend TWN chapter and national events, and build a network of ambitious, high-achieving women! Plus, we do not charge membership dues. Please check out our website (www.thewomens.network) for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Please note the application deadline is 5:00 PM on September 29.
Want to Learn Techniques for Improving Your Attention?
In Focus is a four-week series that offers education and support for students who commonly experience difficulties associated with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). You do not need to have an official diagnosis to get involved. This series is interactive and gives students practical tips for improving focus.
• Goal Setting
• Time Management
• Stress Management and Self-Care
In Focus will be offered in-person twice for Fall 2021. The first series will be offered Wednesdays from 1 to 2:20 p.m. on September 29 until October 20. The second series will be offered Wednesdays from 1 to 2:20 p.m. on October 27 until November 17.
For more information and to register, please go to counselingcenter.illinois.edu/InFocus.
Registration is limited, so please sign up as soon as possible to ensure you get a place!
Test Anxiety Workshops
Could you benefit from a workshop that provides strategies for managing anxiety around taking tests? The Counseling Center hosts drop-in workshops throughout the semester with tips on:
- Remaining calm during tests and exams.
- Getting the most from your study time.
- Preparing effectively for tests and exams.
To register, please visit counselingcenter.illinois.edu/TestAnxiety. The in-person sessions will take place in Lincoln Hall room 1064.
- Tuesday, October 5, 4-5 p.m. (online–Zoom link provided when you register.)
- Tuesday, November 30, 4-5 p.m. (in-person)
- Tuesday, December 6, 3-4 p.m. (in-person)
There are simple, effective ways that can help you perform well on tests and not let anxiety get the best of you! These workshops are free for students.
MUSE scholars program deadline extended
Don’t forget these!
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 email@example.com to receive the zoom link.
Virtual MHRIR Information Session
Thursday, September 30th
6:00 to 7:30 pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 semester! Applications are accepted from all undergraduate LAS students. Open 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 person, or hybrid. If you are interested, apply here.
Tuesday @7 counseling center workshops
LUNCH ON US: DISH IT UP
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 email@example.com.
DATES and DEadlines
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
Second half-session courses begin
Monday, Oct. 18
Deadline to add a second half-session course
Friday, Oct. 22