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ESC (English Student Council) Weekly Meetings
3rd Annual MUSE Scholars Program / Michigan State University / October 20-24, 2021

The MUSE workshop is directed at prospective English
graduate students from underrepresented groups, including students of African American, Latinx and Chicanx, Asian American, Native American, and Indigenous descent. It aims to introduce students to a robust culture of mentoring essential for a rewarding graduate school experience, and a
thriving life in academia.

The Career Center’s Fall 2021 Workshop Calendar

Please see The Career Center’s Fall 2021 Workshop Calendar

iSchool at Illinois Fall Virtual Open House Event

The School of Information Sciences is hosting its 4th annual Fall Open House for prospective students that would like to pursue a career in information, which ranges from public librarianship to data analytics.

To learn more about our MS programs, join us for our virtual Fall 2021 Open House event on Friday, September 3 at 11am. The event will consist of faculty, alumni, current students, and application requirement overview. The event will be recorded and shared to all registrants.

The office of undergraduate research welcomes you!

Regardless of what you have planned for the semester, they hope you will embrace the opportunity to make an impact on campus through participation in undergraduate research! The Office of Undergraduate Research is here to guide and help students during the transition to in-person activities.

Click here for the curated detailed list of new and exciting research opportunities and events for current and aspiring undergraduate researchers.

We CU Community Engaged Scholars Program

Join a community of students interested in making a positive impact in the world with We CU Community Engaged Scholars. Whether you are already involved in service or you are interested in getting involved, We CU offers training, support, service opportunities with community partners, a chance to connect with like-minded peers and university recognition for your service. Learn more during an information on session at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8. Register to receive connection details, a link to the recording and next steps for joining We CU: go.illinois.edu/wecuinfo. Questions? Check our one-page handout with answers to frequently asked questions or contact We-CU@illinois.edu.

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.

Important Dates to Remember

Deadline to add a full-semester course
Friday, Sept. 3

Labor Day
Monday, Sept. 6

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

prepare to Apply for 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.

Application opens September 7 at go.illinois.edu/TICScholarship
Deadline is 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.


Alternating Mondays from Noon – 1pm (with free lunch) at the Women’s Resources Center, 616 E. Green Street, Suite 202 (next to McDonalds)

Each semester the Women’s Resources Center (WRC) hosts a (free!) lunch and learn series with speakers, lecturers, and panelists who explore a variety of topics at the intersection of gender and other social identities. Dish It Up and the Lunch on Us series offers a unique opportunity for students to engage with their peers in a rewarding discussion of identity, social phenomena, and justice on campus.  The first lunch is on Monday, August 30.

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.