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Welcome back to all of our English department students, and a special welcome to new mid-year transfers!  We’re happy to have you. 

As a reminder, the deadline to add a full-semester course is Monday, January 31.  If you have questions or concerns about your spring schedule, email englishadvising@illinois.edu or call the office to schedule an appointment. 

“How I got that first job” alumni panel

The Humanities Professional Resource Center (HPRC) is hosting an alumni panel on January 26 at 5pm in 205 Greg Hall.  Panelists include wonderful English department students (along with students from German and History) who will talk about their first destinations after graduation.  Whether you’re just starting out or approaching graduation, come and be inspired by them!

illinois business council info session

Business Council is a professional organization on campus that welcomes ALL majors and focuses on developing well-rounded individuals through professional, social, and service events to explore their passions in any given career.  Find out more at the info session on Monday, January 24th at 7pm in Foellinger Auditorium. 

leadership center positions

The Illinois Leadership® Center (ILC) is hiring undergraduate student employees for the 2022-2023 academic year. The application deadline is Monday, February 7th.  Positions include: 

Communication & Marketing Specialist
Leadership Certificate Program Specialist
Data Analytics Specialist
Graf Intern
Graphic Designer*
Podcast Intern*

Check out our website for position descriptions, student testimonies, and more: https://leadership.illinois.edu/employment

social justice RSO offers paid internships

The UIUC RSO Organic Oneness has a paid Internship Program that is now open and accepting applications until January 30 for the spring semester.  Great for students seeking to strengthen their expertise around social justice-focused not-for-profit work in the areas of communication, development and programming. All majors and academic levels are invited to apply.

For more information visit: https://www.organiconeness.org/internship-opportunities.html

Please send any questions to uiuc@organiconeness.org.

Illinois Part-Time Job Fair

Come to the Part-Time Job Fair to find jobs on-campus and in the local community where you can earn extra money and get work experience! This is an informal fair, no need to dress up in a suit. See the list of participating employers.

Thursday, January 27, 2022Noon – 3 p.m.Illini Rooms ABC

All students must have “Access Granted” status in the Illinois app or Boarding Pass to enter the fair and wear a mask.

Deadlines approaching!

Internship opportunity

The College of LAS is accepting applications for five internship positions to support Global Education and Training (GET) and LAS International Programs staff working with a group of 15 university students from Egypt who will be on campus for a 2-week academic training program administered by AMIDEAST Egypt and sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The program is for visually impaired students and the group will include 11 visually impaired students and four sighted students who will study English at the Intensive English Institute and attend DRES trainings to learn more about disability services and technology in the United States. Interns will support this program through organizing and leading social activities and programming, attending and supporting courses and trainings, serving as a guide and resource for students, etc.

The time commitment is 20 hours per week for 3 weeks in February. Additional details can be found in the attached flyer and shared with students. We ask that anyone interested in the position to submit their resume and cover letter to Amanda Lentz (alentz@illinois.edu) by January 23rd.

Secondary education minor

The application for the Secondary Education minor is now open, for students who are expecting to begin the licensure sequence in Spring 2023 and graduate at the end of Spring 2024.  This application is NOT for first-year students, but rather for second-year students (or third-year students who are on a 5-year plan).  The application is available here, and the deadline is February 1, 2022.

Kevin T Early Memorial Scholarship

Submissions for the 2021-2022 academic year’s Kevin T. Early Memorial Scholarship are open. This scholarship is made possible from an endowment by William and Donna Early in memory of their son, a poet, Kevin T. Early. It awards $2000 to a student with freshman standing at UIUC for the 2021-2022 school year. The deadline for application is January 31, 2022. 

For consideration, students must submit 5 poems via email to John Dudek at: Jdudek4@illinois.edu. The complete submission should not exceed 5 pages (so 1 poem to a page). Submissions should be attached to the email as .docx (Word) files.

The subject line of the email should read: “EARLY PRIZE SUBMISSION: Last name.”

The body of the email should include the student’s name, address, phone number, e-mail, UIN, and the titles of the poems. The name should not appear on the entry file itself. Complete guidelines are included in the attached document.

If you have any questions, please email John Dudek at Jdudek4@illinois.edu. 

FLAS Fellowships

Applications are now open for Summer 2022 and Academic Year 2022-23 Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships! This is a prestigious fellowship that supports the study of modern foreign languages in combination with area/global studies. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply. Applicants need to be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  Applications are due Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. Letters of recommendation are due Friday, Feb. 4, 2022.  For more information see https://publish.illinois.edu/illinoisflas/application/

Office of Advancement Student Worker Position

The Office of Advancement within the College of Education is offering an exciting student employee opportunity for the Spring 2022 semester.  If you love your experience at the University of Illinois, thrive on opportunities to be creative, and have a can-do attitude, this job is perfect for you! The goal of this position is to assist the Office of Advancement, primarily the Director of Constituent Engagement, with an array of projects associated with special event planning, material creation, editing and design, scholarship promotion, alumni and donor relations, and communication.

For more details about this position, and how to apply, email Heather Zorn at hpzorn@illinois.eduDeadline is Monday, January 24. 

Minor in Game Studies is here!
The new Minor in Game Studies & Design has been approved, and students can officially declare it once the SP2022 semester starts.  Check the website for more information:  https://informatics.ischool.illinois.edu/game-studies-design/
Game Studies and Design Information Sessions:
Monday, Jan. 24, 4:30 – 5:00 pm CST  – All students welcome
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 4:30 – 5:00 pm CST  – All students welcome
All sessions are on zoom at http://go.illinois.edu/GSDZoom

Undergraduate Research Opportunities!

legal humanities symposium

You can now apply to participate in the HRI-Mellon Legal Humanities Undergraduate Symposium to be held from 12:00PM to 4:00PM on April 29, 2022 as a part of Undergraduate Research Week. Students of all majors are encouraged to present their research on legal humanities through oral presentations.

Interested students are invited to submit a 300 word abstract and explanation of the project’s connection to legal humanities. The field of legal humanities can be defined as the exploration of law through applications of historical, philosophical, literary, and visual thinking. Students must submit the application form by midnight on February 22, 2022. Students will be notified of the outcome of the review process by March 1, 2022.

Apply Here: https://forms.gle/3NjoiGRaPG5pEn4b7

office of undergraduate research workshops

The Office of Undergraduate Research announces its Spring 2022 workshop calendar.  Information for each workshop including how students can register can be found here .

For all workshops, OUR will be offering both virtual and in-person dates. Participation is by advance registration only; there are a limited number of spots available for each workshop, so please sign up as soon as possible. Workshops will be added throughout the term based on demand.

Value of Undergraduate Research Workshop (VURW)
During this workshop, we will discuss the importance (i.e. the personal and professional benefits) of conducting research as an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois. Students will leave the workshop with (1) knowledge of the skills that can be developed through research, (2) a better understanding of how undergraduate research can benefit them both personally and in their future careers, and (3) how they can showcase this experience to future employers and professional schools.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research Workshop (GSIRW)
During this workshop, we will discuss the various forms of undergraduate research that take place on campus, guide students to develop a plan of action to locate research opportunities on campus, and discuss ways to contact faculty research mentors. Students will leave the workshop with (1) a better understanding of undergraduate research and how it takes place on our campus, (2) increased confidence to contact faculty research mentors, and (3) a list of faculty mentors to contact.

Proposal Writing for Undergraduate Research Workshop (PWRW)
During this workshop, we will discuss the fundamentals of proposal writing, guiding students to formulate successful research projects and explain their research in a concise and compelling manner that is understandable to a general audience. Students will leave the workshop with (1) basic knowledge about research proposals and their structure, (2) tactics and tools to write successful research statements, and (3) a list of resources for assistance in the writing process.

Research to Resume Workshop (RTRW)
During this workshop, we will discuss strategies to successfully communicate research skills and experiences through job, graduate school, and internship application documents. Students will leave the workshop with (1) a better understanding of how to pull marketable skills from their regular research activities and (2) practical experience marketing these skills and experiences through cover letters, resumes, and CV’s.

Presentation Workshops
In collaboration with the University Library & Writer’s Workshop, OUR will be hosting two workshops for students interested in building their presentation skills. Dates for the Giving Undergraduate Research Presentations and Poster Presentation and Design Workshop will be posted soon. Subscribe to OUR’s monthly newsletter to be notified when dates are released: go.illinois.edu/subscribeOUR

This Office of Undergraduate Research is accepting submissions to present at the 2022 Undergraduate Research Symposium set for Thursday, April 28 at the Illini Union. For more information, including answers to frequently asked questions, follow this linkApplication deadline: Tuesday, March 15

grants supporting research and travel

Research Support Grant (RSG)
Research Support Grant (RSG) This grant provides students from all disciplines with the funds necessary to conduct research or creative projects during the academic year both on and off campus (including summer terms). Awards will be up to $2,000 and are meant to cover research travel costs, living expenses incurred during academic breaks (i.e., winter break and summer terms, NOT regular semester living expenses), and materials or other ancillary costs. We hope that this competition will both broaden and deepen the types of research being conducted by undergraduate students on campus, and that the recipients are able to use this opportunity as a way of engaging with their fields. For details, eligibility requirements, and link to the application please visit: http://go.illinois.edu/OUR_RSG.
The deadline to apply is March 11, 2022 at 11:59pm.

Conference Travel Grant (CTG)
Conference Travel Grant (CTG) This grant provides undergraduate students with awards of up to $350 to subsidize costs associated with presenting their research posters, papers, or creative works at in-person and virtual professional conferences. Please note, the Office of Undergraduate Research does not provide funds for conference attendance only; grants are meant for students who will present their work. For details, eligibility requirements, and link to the application please visit: http://go.illinois.edu/OUR_CTG.
The deadline to apply is February 24, 2022 at 11:59pm.

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