Mark Your Calendars: Week of March 2

It’s finally March! Check out this week’s events on campus and beyond.

Pre-Law Advising Services Events
Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 3 from 3:30-4:30 we will present Pre-Law 101 in Room 514 of the Illini Union Bookstore Building. Are you new to being pre-law, or new to Illinois? This workshop will cover: What it means to be pre-law at Illinois;what law schools are really looking for; what pre-law students can do to maximize their undergraduate years; how to build a strong pre-law resume; what resources are available to assist pre-law students at Illinois. All students are welcome.

This Wednesday, March 4 we will be at Majors and Minors Fair from 2-4 in the Illini Union Rooms A, B & C! Stop by our Pre-Law Advising Services booth to say hello or to learn more about being Pre-Law at Illinois.

Interested in business law? Undergraduate students are invited to attend the College of Law’s Bankruptcy Law Society, Corporate & Business Law Association and the Real Estate Law Society Guest Speakers: Stephen P. Harbeck & Jill Nicholson.  Stephen P. Harbeck, President and CEO of Securities Investor Protection Corporation, will present his role in the Lehman Brothers and Madoff bankruptcy cases. Ms. Jill Nicholson, Foley & Lardner’s National Bankruptcy & Business Reorganization Practice Chair and Alumna will moderate.  This event will take place at the College of Law on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 12:00 in Room D.  Lunch will be provided to all attendees.

Chicago-Kent College of Law presents: Building Relationships with Law Schools next Wednesday, March 11, from 5-6 pm in 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building.  Whether students are meeting law admissions staff at a fair, visiting during an open house, or working with admissions offices to maximize their aid, building relationships with law admissions professionals is critical before, during, and after admission to law school. Nicole Vilches, Assistant Dean for Admissions at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, will share the secrets to developing strong relationships with admissions professionals.  Pre-law students at every level will gain valuable insight at this workshop.

The Illinois Leadership Center presents Ignite, a workshop to develop skill in leading change and understanding systems thinking, on March 14 from 10:00 am – 5:45 pm. For more information and to register, visit their website here.

Career Center Workshops
Unless otherwise indicated, all Career Center events will be held at the Career Center, 715 S. Wright Street. For more information or to register for any of these programs, go here.

  • Finding an Internship, March 4, 6-7 pm.
  • Attending a Career Fair for the First Time, March 5, 12-1 pm
  • Career Closet, March 5, 1-4 pm in the Interview Suite (616 E Green)

Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad
Are you interested in study abroad but concerned that it is not financially feasible? Are you a recipient of the Federal Pell Grant?

If you answered ‘yes’ to the above questions, there is a study abroad scholarship just for you! The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.
Eligibility: U.S. citizen undergraduate students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding
Timeline: The Gilman Scholarship is available for semester-long, year-long, and summer programs (must be at least 4 consecutive weeks in a country). The next deadline is March 3, 2015 for Summer 2015, Fall 2015, and Academic year 2015-2016 study abroad programs.