Tuesday Tips for Applications – Tip #3

Tip #3: Know Your Deadlines!

  • Double Check School Deadlines and Set a Timeline for Yourself
    1. Set a deadline for yourself to have your applications completed.
    2. Not all schools have the same deadline for applications, so double check the deadlines for all of your schools! For example: Northwestern Law’s Deadline is February 15, but Chicago-Kent’s is March 15.
    3. If you are done with the LSAT, Thanksgiving Break is the best time to complete your applications and send them in. Before second semester starts/mid-January is a good deadline if you are taking the December LSAT. The sooner the better!
    4. Set mini-goals to stagger your applications. For example, set a goal to have your top 3 law school applications out by Monday of Fall Break, followed by your next 3 by Wednesday, and your last 3 by Friday.

Mark Your Calendars – Week of November 14

Mark Your Calendars – Week of November 14

The Career Center’s 2016 Winter Break Job Shadow Program Information Sessions Are This Week!

The Career Center’s Winter Break Job Shadow Program will help you engage with alumni, professionals, or companies of interest to help you develop your professional network and explore various career opportunities. This program is ONE DAY commitment during Winter Break. In order to participate you MUST attend one of the information sessions:

Monday November 14 from 4- 5PM in Lincoln Hall Room 1027, Tuesday November 15 from 6- 7PM in the Career Center Interview Suite, Room 213 (616 E. Green St.), and Wednesday November 16 from 5- 6PM in Lincoln Hall Room 1027.

Scholarship Opportunity! Goldwater Scholarship — Campus Deadline is WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30

The Goldwater is for juniors or exceptional sophomores who are current U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or resident aliens. The Goldwater awards one- or two-year $7,500 awards to students who demonstrate strong evidence of contributing to the technological advances of the U.S. Applicants should be committed to pursuing a Ph.D in the research fields of mathematics, sciences, or engineering. For more information, go to the National & International Scholarships Program website. 


Illinois in Washington Program: Information Session this Tuesday! Great opportunity for Pre-Law Students!

November 15, 2016, 4:00-5:00 PM (refreshments will be served), 1062 Lincoln Hall

Illinois in Washington (IIW) is an academic internship program open to all U of I undergraduates. Participants live and intern in Washington, DC, while taking U of I classes.  IIW offers an exceptional opportunity to gain rewarding work experience while enjoying the political, intellectual, and cultural experiences than only the nation’s capital can offer.  Student internships have included positions with members of Congress, political parties, think tanks, consulting groups, social justice organizations, and government agencies.  Come and join us for an unforgettable semester in one of the most exciting cities in the world.  Our Nov. 15th information session will provide a brief overview of the program.  The application deadline for the summer 2017 term is February 1st.  Application instructions are available at http://www.washington.illinois.edu/apply/information/

Tuesday November 15 – The Career Center: Understanding Cultural Differences in the Job Search

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm, The Career Center Interview Suite Room 213

What American employers value in candidates has much to do with attitudes and character traits valued in American culture. This can be difficult for international students to understand and demonstrate. In this workshop, we’ll discuss key cultural differences and ways to show employers you have the traits they are looking for.

Tuesday November 15 – The Career Center: Finding and Applying to Government Jobs

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, The Career Center Conference Room 143

This workshop will give you tips on how to make yourself competitive for federal government opportunities as well as discuss the benefits of working for the government, how to find the right agency fit, and how to best navigate USAJOBS.gov and other government resources.

Wednesday November 16 – Study Abroad Regional Information Session: Spain & Latin America

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, 1060 Lincoln Hall

Learn more about opportunities to study abroad in Spain & Latin America. At the regional information session, you’ll learn about the programs available, the application process, and hear from past participants about their experiences abroad.

Wednesday November 16 – The Writer’s Workshop Presents: Preparing Class Presentations

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, 1024 Lincoln Hall

Are you getting ready for an individual or group presentation and don’t know where to start? Suffering from speaking apprehension? We will review some of the basic strategies for effective speaking and presentation prep, including technology considerations. This workshop will be most useful to undergraduates who are currently writing final papers and/or preparing class presentations

ESL Grammar Workshops – “Prepositions & Phrasal Verbs” Workshop offered twice this week!

Monday November 14 – 6:00-7:50 PM in FLB G8A

Tuesday November 15 – 5:00-6:50 PM in FLB G27

Seats are limited for these events – sign up soon!

Need Help Finishing and Editing a Final Paper This Semester? The Writer’s Workshop can help!

Schedule an appointment online at https://illinois.mywconline.com, call (217) 333-8796, or drop by their Undergraduate Library location!

Here is their Fall 2016 Schedule:

Undergraduate Library Location (UGL Room 251):

Monday-Thursday: 9am – 8pm

Friday: 9am – 4pm

Sunday: 1pm – 5pm

Ikenberry Dining Hall Satellite (SDRP Rooms 1010D & 1010E, Ikenberry Commons):

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Engineering Satellite (Grainger Library, Room 402):

Tuesday: 12pm – 4pm

Wednesday: 9am- 3pm

Thursday: 9am – 4pm

Friday: 1pm – 4pm

Biosciences Satellite (Burrill Hall, Room 101):

Tuesday: 3pm – 2 – 5pm

Wednesday: 3pm – 4pm

Thursday: 2pm – 5pm

Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls Satellite (PAR, Room 106):

Sunday: 1pm – 5pm


Have a great week!

Tuesday Tips for Applications – Tip #2

Tip #2 in our series to help you meet the goal of completing law school applications by Thanksgiving!

Submit your transcripts now!

  1. Make sure your transcripts are submitted to the LSAC. This includes transcripts from community colleges and study abroad.
  2. Don’t wait to submit your transcripts; they often take a while to process through the LSAC.
    1. What the LSAC says about Transcripts:
      • Law schools require transcripts from the following institutions you have attended: community colleges, undergraduate and graduate institutions, law, medical, or professional institutions, institutions attended for summer or evening courses, institutions attended even though a degree was never received, institutions from which you took college-level courses while in high school even though they were for high school credit, institutions that clearly sponsored your overseas study, international transcripts, if applicable.
      • Transcripts must be sent from institutions even if: credit was transferred from an institution and it appears on another institution’s transcript, the institution is closed (These transcripts are usually maintained by the department of higher education or by another school in the state in which the school was located, so you will need to contact the state’s department of higher education.
      • For international transcripts, contact the Ministry of Education in the country where the school was located, “withdraw,” “incomplete,” etc., are the only grades listed, you have just enrolled. (Request that the registrar’s office send a transcript of courses “in progress” or a statement of current enrollment. The document must bear the official registrar’s seal.)
  3. If you have questions, contact the LSAC at 215-968-1001.

Tuesday Tips for Applications – Tip #1

Pre-Law Advising Services will be providing an application tip each Tuesday for the month of November to help you meet the goal of completing your applications by Thanksgiving!

Tip #1

Check your LSAC account for confirmation of Letters of Recommendation.

  1. By this time of year, your letters of recommendation should be submitted to the LSAC website.
  2. If not, you should gently remind your letter writers that you need letters submitted to LSAC before the law schools that require LORs will review your applications.  If you haven’t yet asked for letters of recommendation . . .  ASK TODAY!
  3. Don’t forget to thank your recommenders and keep them updated on where you get accepted and the school you ultimately choose!

Pre-Law Resumes – Things to Keep and Things to Delete

Whether or not you are new to pre-law, it is important to update your resume often. Here are some tips for creating the best pre-law resume while in undergrad. These resumes will be important for applying to jobs and internships throughout undergrad and later on when you apply to law school.

Thoughts and Tips for All Undergrads and Alumni Considering Law School:

  1. Update your resume often. Keep track of awards, jobs, volunteer work, and other extracurricular activities.
    1. After you complete a job, internship, or other activity,  add that work to your resume as soon as possible. It is easier to remember all the work you did while you are currently doing it or shortly afterwards instead of months later.
    2. You never want to say in an interview: “I forgot to include …”
  2. Organize your resume from most recent job or activity to the oldest. Highlight the most recent opportunities and then work backwards.
  3. Remember the audience. Keep in mind who will be reading your resume eventually – a law school. Be professional and appropriate with what you include on your resume.
  4. High school activities: by sophomore year second semester or junior year first semester, all of your high school activities should be taken off your resume. Unless there is a spectacular award or opportunity you had while in high school that directly relates to law school, you should now be highlighting your more relevant and recent undergrad accomplishments.
  5. Quantify the details of your experiences. There is a big difference between being the president of a group of 200 people versus a group of 20. Give the audience a better picture of the responsibilities you had.
    1. Other quantifiable factors to consider: Did you have a budget for a student group? Were you in contact with professors, national advisors, or managers often? How long did you have this job for? How often did your group meet? If possible, try to show the readers that you can be trusted with important tasks and are committed to your activities or jobs.
  6. Visit our website for more information and tips to make sure your resume is perfect.
  7. Have someone proofread your resume. A friend, family member, or professor are all great people to ask. The Pre-Law Advising Services office will proofread your resume and offer feedback during the application process. Please make an appointment by calling 217-333-9669. Additionally, the Career Center offers many opportunities to have your resume reviewed. Click here for more information on their services.

Building Your Resume Early (Freshmen and Sophomores) –

  1. Get involved early on at the University of Illinois – clubs, volunteering, and other student groups are all great ways to get involved on campus, gain leadership opportunities, and to get the most out of your college experience.
  2. Focus on your grades first and extracurricular activities second. Law schools want to see that you are primarily dedicated to academics and your schoolwork, but it can help to show that you are balanced and also committed to a few select groups. If you are a member of a dozen different groups, that shows a lack of commitment and could end up being a waste of your time.
  3. Join things that excite you or that you are passionate about. Pick something you know you are good at or want to learn more about. Try to capitalize on these opportunities during undergrad. There are more than 1,400 organizations at Illinois – try a few out early on and see what you like the best.
  4. Try to study abroad. Law schools and legal employers like to see candidates with exposure to international cultures and issues, along with language skills. It shows not only an awareness of the global scale of local issues but a willingness to work with a wide variety of people from all kinds of backgrounds and an interest in other cultures. Language skills are a big plus to a multinational legal entity. If your goal is to work in federal government or politics domestically, getting those contacts and experiences early will be a huge plus in the competitive world of federal government work.

When writing your resume, think about what you did that made an impact or what made your University of Illinois experience unique.


Need more things to add to your resume? Check out the Fall 2016 Illini Career & Internship Fair – TODAY! Wednesday October 26, 12:00pm – 4:00pm, ARC Gym 2

A fair focused on industries that recruit students from the liberal arts and humanities, media, education, and applied health sciences.

See the Career Center website for more information on employers attending and how to prepare for a career fair.

Mark Your Calendars – Week of October 24

Pre-Law Advising Services is hosting  an “Applying to Law School Workshop” TODAY. There are also many great campus events. Happy Homecoming!

Pre-Law Events This Week

TODAY – Applying to Law School Workshop Monday October 24, 4:00-5:15PM, 503 Illini Union Bookstore

Are you applying to law school in the next year? This workshop will provide an overview of the law school application process, including: Understanding each element of the application, making a timeline for perfecting the application, researching law schools, and creating a strategy for maximizing admissions and aid through the application process. Participants will leave with a detailed application plan, along with tips and suggestions on best application practices. The last 15 minutes will be set aside for Q&A so that individual questions can be addressed.

Last Chance to Sign Up for a December LSAT Study Group!

Do you work better in a group setting? Would the accountability of a study group help you in your LSAT preparation? The Pre-Law office would like to facilitate the creation of LSAT study groups. Utilize this sign-up to find other LSAT students with whom you can work: sign up here.

1) Fill out the Google survey.

2) Fill out the best days you are available to study and how many hours per week you plan to study for the upcoming LSAT.

Within the next two weeks, we will send out groups of people that can meet at similar times so you can organize your study groups as soon as possible.

Here is the link again: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfoVXhtus8BfPK1PJ831svvAolMH8C6D_HTYIo4NKSR8x3hzg/viewform

Save the Date – Midwest Law School Virtual Fair is Wednesday November 9th

Planning to apply to law school in the Midwest?  The Virtual Fair will allow you to have your admissions questions answered by representatives from law schools across the Midwest in this FREE live online event.  Get immediate answers to your pressing questions without the cost of travel.  Only a one-time registration is required to explore and interact with multiple schools. For more information, call 770-980-0088 or to register: https://www.careereco.com/Fair/EventDetails?fairId=9efa1e96-3688-44b4-b606-a65200d69a89

Great Opportunities This Week Across Campus:

TODAY October 24th LAS Tech Literacy Series Presents: Get Your Hands Out of Your Pockets and Stop Reading Off the Slides: A Primer on Microsoft PowerPoint  Lincoln Hall 4051 from 4:00-5:30

Fall 2016 Illini Career & Internship Fair – Wednesday October 26, 12:00pm-4:00pm, ARC Gym 2

A fair focused on industries that recruit students from the liberal arts and humanities, media, education, and applied health sciences.

See the Career Center website for more information on employers attending and how to prepare for a career fair.

Considering a Federal Government Job? The Career Center has resources for you.

The federal government is the nation’s largest employer with over two million employees.  Positions with federal agencies can be found across the country, overseas, and in countless career fields. A career in federal government can be a good option for students who want to make a significant impact on others and care about good governance. A great option too if you want to take time off between undergrad and law school!

ESL Grammar Workshops – “Sentence Structure” Workshop, Thursday October 27 5:00PM-7:00PM at FLB G27

The workshops are free, but seats are limited. Sign up using this link for all workshops.

TODAY at the University of Illinois College of Law: Dean’s Public Engagement Lecture Series: Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas L. Kilbride, Monday, October 24, 2016 Max L. Rowe Auditorium, Law Building 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Justice Kilbride will visit the campus on October 24, 2016 and will discuss “Illinois Supreme Court Elections: Darned if you do, darned if you don’t!” Free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.

Also at the University of Illinois College of Law this week: “A New U.S. Approach to International Law Making in the 21st Century” lecture by Harold Koh (Yale University), Friday, October 28, 2016 Max L. Rowe Auditorium, Law Building 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

In his Vacketta-DLA Piper Lecture, Professor Koh, an international lawyer who served as Legal Adviser of the Obama State Department, asks whether this presages new forms of international lawmaking for the United States in the 21st Century. The event is free and open to the public.

“Lunch on Us” Program

The Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations Offers “Lunch on Us” every day across campus– featuring speakers, panels, and resources at the University of Illinois, all lunches introduce you to the cultures, histories, and societal issues that the diverse communities of our campus face.

Here is the link for more information about the lunches coming up soon! https://oiir.illinois.edu/events/lunch/fall2016

Tomorrow! Dine: Diversity & Inclusion Networking Exchange — network with employers who value diversity. Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 6–8pm Illini Union Ballroom (Second Level, 1401 E. Green St.) Register to attend at go.illinois.edu/DINE2016

Join us for networking activities, prizes, food, and fun. Network with employers such as AT&T, Abercrombie & Fitch, FBI, Peace Corp, Union Pacific Railroad, and more!

  • Engage with employers who value diversity
  • Practice networking in a casual setting
  • Discover the qualities employers seek in potential candidates
  • Learn what questions you should ask to determine if an organization meets your diverse needs

This is event is sponsored by Career Services Network, Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA), the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations, and University Housing.

Mindful Meditation at the Spurlock Museum, Friday October 28 – 11:30AM -12:00PM

It’s the fifth anniversary of free mindful meditation practice at Spurlock! If you’ve heard good things about the benefits of mindfulness and have been wanting to learn more, this series offers a start. During each 30-minute session, Mary Wolters of Green Yoga Spa will help participants bring a focus to their breathing and share tips for how to engage mindfully. No registration or special equipment is necessary, and participants may attend as many or few sessions as they like. The series continues each Friday through 12/16, with no meeting on Friday 11/25/16.

Law School Open Houses and Tours – To Go or Not to Go?

The answer: go! Try to attend as many open houses and tours as you can. Make the time now to attend these events to visit the school, see what you think of the location, observe a class or two if possible, and consider other factors that are important to you. Attending open houses will make your law school decision much easier later on.

Once the Law School Fair is over on Tuesday, you should begin planning and registering for open houses and touring schools. Listed below are the open houses or tour opportunities for schools in Illinois.

Open House/Tour Info for Illinois Law Schools 2016-2017

Note, the first open house is THIS weekend at John Marshall on October 8. The next one is on October 15 at Chicago-Kent.

Please check our Compass page for more information. The information is located in Compass under the “Applying to Law School Folder.”

Once you decide to attend a law school open house or tour, here are a few things you should do.

  1. REGISTER! Make you are following the school’s directions and reserve a spot for the open house or tour.
  2. Dress professionally for the event. Likely the open houses will have a business casual dress code. Tours may be more casual attire, but check with the school and see what they encourage prospective students to wear.
  3. Read the website and be familiar with the time, date, where to park, and what to bring to the event.

Also, research schools that you are considering out of state. Most schools offer open houses throughout the year and regular tours. Make use of the week off for Thanksgiving break and the long winter break for farther distance trips. Schedule these events early!







Coffee With Indiana Law – This Thursday

Stop by for Coffee with Indiana Mauer School of Law’s Director of Admissions – Thursday October 6

Stop by for coffee and meet Janet Hein, Director of Admissions. She will be answering your questions about Indiana Law and the application process. Many University of Illinois students choose Indiana Law each year, now is a great time to learn more about their school.

The event will be THIS THURSDAY October 6 from 11:00AM – 12:00PM in Room 504 in the Illini Union Bookstore Building.

Hope to see you there!

Mark Your Calendars: Week of October 3rd

The Law School Fair is TOMORROW Tuesday October 4, at the Illini Union in Rooms A, B, and C. We are looking forward to seeing many of you there!

 Join us as over 100 law schools visit campus to meet with prospective students. Gather information about law schools, talk with admissions professionals about their schools, collect some fun freebies and law school application fee waivers. This event is FREE and open to the public. Dress is business casual. For more information, including a list of law schools attending the fair, visit our website. See you at the fair! No registration is required.

Four Things to Do Before the Law School Fair

Here are a few things to do before to get the most of out of the Law School Fair.

  1. Look at the Schools’ Websites and Do Some Background Research
    1. Have specific questions for the admissions representatives that are coming to campus. Most basic questions can be answered by simply looking at the website (GPAs, LSAT scores, where their graduates work, professors, etc).
    2. Example questions to ask: where do students typically work after their first year summer? What is the school environment like? Are there study groups or other academic resources available? What do students do in their free time? How many students are involved in clubs and activities? What is the most popular class at the law school?
  2. Have an Elevator Pitch Ready
    1. What’s an elevator pitch? It is a 30 second introductory speech about yourself.
    2. The elevator pitch should start out by telling the representative your name, your hometown, your major, when you are applying to law school, and why you are interested in that specific law school. The law schools want to get to know you, so you should tell them a little about yourself.
    3. Don’t read off the speech, consider it the beginning of a conversation.
  3. Get Your Outfit Ready
    1. Dress is business causal for the event.
    2. Men – A dress shirt, dress pants, and a tie are appropriate. No suit coat is needed.
    3. Women – A dress shirt, blouse, or sweater, and dress pants or a skirt are appropriate.
  4. Things to Bring With to the Event
    1. A list of schools you want to talk to and why you are interested in those law schools.
    2. A notebook and pencil. If you are impressed with a school or want to remember a specific detail about a conversation, it is best to write it down right away.
    3. No need to bring a resume – most law schools will not accept resumes at this event.


TODAY – Monday October 3 at 6:30PM in 1092 Lincoln Hall– Law School Admissions Panel featuring

University of Richmond School of Law

Notre Dame Law School

University of California – Berkeley School of Law

University of Illinois College of Law

Boston College Law School

Widener University Commonwealth Law School

 This program is designed to cover the elements of the admissions process through a participatory and engaging exercise. This presentation will be of great interest to you and you will take away “inside” information that will be helpful to you in applying to any law school.

Monday, October 3, 2016 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Lincoln Hall, Room 1092 (**This room has recently been updated.)

For more information, please visit our website.

Also, we have many other events this week including:

2016 Law School Fair – TOMORROW, Tuesday October 4, 2016 – Illini Union Rooms A, B, C

Our biggest event of the year is almost here! Join us for the 2016 Law School Fair TOMORROW, Tuesday, October 4 from 10:00-2:00 at the Illini Union! Over 100 law schools will be here to visit with ALL students. Dress is business casual. It is not necessary to bring a résumé, but you may bring business cards. Most schools will have a sign-in sheet for you to provide your contact information if you wish. Bring your questions about the schools and their programs. Find out about joint degree programs. Ask about scholarships. Talk with admissions reps about what law schools are looking for. Ask questions, collect some freebies and fee waivers, and learn about law school admissions from the experts. For more details like who is coming and what to expect, check out our website. See you there!

Perfecting Your Personal Statement & Resume for Law School: Thursday, October 6, 12:30-1:30PM in IUB 503

The personal statement and resume are a law school applicant’s opportunity to tell a school all about yourself and why you will make a great addition to their class. Students consistently tell us that this is the hardest part of the application, so we have developed this workshop to provide some insight. We will cover: What the personal statement is; how to begin writing it; what to include and exclude; writing separate addenda; how the personal statement and resume should work together; and an overview of the law school resume. Bring your questions because there will be plenty of time to ask them. Please register here.

Pre-Law 101: Monday October 10, 4:00-5:00PM in IUB 514

This workshop is designed for incoming students who are new to pre-law or are interested in learning more about it. We will cover: What it means to be pre-law at Illinois, course selection, majors, and extracurricular activities, building a pre-law resume, and what law schools are really looking for. We will outline a four year plan to maximize your undergraduate experiences in order to make a great law school candidate. We’ll also take any questions about law school and legal careers. Please reserve a seat by clicking on this link to ensure enough seating and materials for everyone. Each Pre-Law 101 session is the same. Incoming students should attend a Pre-Law 101 session prior to setting up an individual pre-law advising appointment.

 Taking the December LSAT? Sign up for a December LSAT Study Group.

Do you work better in a group setting? Would the accountability of a study group help you in your LSAT preparation? The Pre-Law office would like to facilitate the creation of LSAT study groups. Utilize this sign-up to find other LSAT students with whom you can work: sign up here.

1) Fill out the Google survey.

2) Fill out the best days you are available to study and how many hours per week you plan to study for the upcoming LSAT.

Within the next two weeks, we will send out groups of people that can meet at similar times so you can organize your study groups as soon as possible.

Here is the link again:


Upcoming Off Campus Internships, Scholarships and Events

Department of State InternshipsApps due Oct. 14

Are you interested in a career as a diplomat? The U.S. Department of State offers students unpaid internships to work in U.S. embassies and consulates around the world and throughout the United States. Must be at least a college junior with minimum 2.5 GPA, U.S. citizen, able to pass a background investigation. All majors accepted. Visit their website here for additional details; you can also subscribe to receive their emails about internship opportunities. Applications are due October 14.

Organizing Change Leadership Retreat — Saturday, October 8 – Sunday, October 9, 2016 Join Illinois students from around campus for a free two-day retreat that will build your leadership skills.  Meet students who are active in leading change, and learn how to get involved in the issues that matter to you. Held at the Lake Williamson all-inclusive retreat near Springfield, Organizing Change features workshops, team building activities, and opportunities to network with other student leaders and staff. Transportation, lodging, and food are provided.  Space is limited. Register for the conference here.

Illinois Club Scholarships — Applications Due Saturday, October 15!

Diverse and welcoming, The Illinois Club draws its membership from all areas of the University as well as the surrounding community. Since 1915, The Illinois Club has provided financial support to worthy undergraduate students. We now award scholarships in excess of $20,000 each year.

  • Seven-Nine (7-9) combined Make-A-Difference Awards & Isabelle Purnell Education Awards of $2,500
  • One (1) Judith Life Ikenberry Fine Arts Award of $3,400
  • One (1) Global Focus Award of $2,500

You must be an undergraduate, have earned at least 60 credit hours by the beginning of the Spring 2017 semester, and graduate no earlier than December 2017 to apply. A minimum GPA of 2.75 at both the time of application and winning of award is required. Applicants are evaluated for all awards for which they are eligible. For more information, go here: http://theillinoisclub.org/scholarship.php.  To apply for these scholarships, please complete the application here: http://go.illinois.edu/TICScholarshipInterviews with finalists will be scheduled January 21 and 28, 2017.

Byron Hurt, Filmmaker & Anti-Sexist Activist –A World Without Domestic Violence
Tuesday, October 18, 7 pm, Allen Hall
Unit One Allen Hall Main Lounge | 1005 W. Gregory Dr., Urbana

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Keynote. Byron Hurt is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, published writer, anti-sexist activist, and lecturer. He is also the former host of the Emmy-nominated television show, REEL WORKS with BYRON HURT. For more than 20 years, Hurt has been using his craft, his voice, and his writings to broaden and deepen how people think about gender violence, race, music, visual media, and food justice. As an activist, Byron has served as a gender violence prevention educator. The former Northeastern University football quarterback was also a founding member of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, the leading college-based rape and domestic violence prevention initiative for college and professional athletics. Hurt also served as an Associate Director of the first gender violence prevention program in the United States Marine Corps. Byron’s lecture will be from 7-8pm and his Meet n’ Greet will be from 8-9pm.