Undergraduate Blog

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May 26, 2020

Please see the following message from AT&T on their new Summer Learning Academy. The deadline to apply is June 12th.


Dear Friends,


When AT&T read the news stories and saw that almost half of all college students lost their summer internship… one AT&T Value came to mind: Be there. Having already honored their commitment to this summer’s AT&T interns – AT&T realized many more students were still in need. And we knew they could help.


Leaning on our AT&T University’s award-winning curriculum, AT&T is launching the AT&T Summer Learning Academy. It’s a free, self-paced online learning “externship” certificate program, designed to support college students looking for something to fill the void.


Below are the key details about the Externship Certificate Program:

Open to all college students Virtual, on-demand 24x7 Registration is open now through June 12 Runs from June 22 – July 20 and totals 80 hours


Please click here to view a flyer containing details about the program including a registration link. We look forward to welcoming all college students to the AT&T Summer Learning Academy.


Thank you,

Becky Parson

AT&T College Recruiting

May 26, 2020

Please see the following message from Off Campus Community Living (OCCL) and Student Legal Services (SLS)



Off Campus Community Living (OCCL) and Student Legal Services (SLS) is hosting another Zoom Q & A session on Wednesday May 27th at 12pm.  Many of our students are struggling financially and have been significantly impacted by COVID-19.  Eviction 101 will provide helpful information regarding the eviction process while also providing time for students to ask questions of Tony Allegretti and Emily Vock, lawyers from SLS.

While this is not an uplifting topic, the information will be important for our students in the months ahead.  Our goal is to inform students, not upset them. 

We will be recording the session and posting it on the OCCL and SLS websites after the session. 


Zoom - https://illinois.zoom.us/j/98803956101?pwd=QWk0bEtHdWRnQkZ3bEhNaDVPSmU4Zz09

Meeting ID: 988 0395 6101

Password: 152329


Please spread widely with your students. I have attached a flyer.




Assistant Dean of Students

Office of the Dean of Students

Student Affairs │ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mail: 300 Turner Student Services Building │ 610 East John Street | M/C 306 │ Champaign, IL 61820

Phone: 217.333.0050│ dhartz22@illinois.edu



May 21, 2020

Please see the following message from Out4Undergrad Engineering


My name is Teddy Kurkoski, and I am an Admissions Director for the 2020 Out for Undergrad (O4U) Engineering Conference. Every year, O4U hosts a weekend-long professional development conference for high achieving, high potential LGBTQ+ undergraduate students who are studying engineering or interested in going into engineering. If you're not familiar with Out for Undergrad (O4U) or the O4U Engineering Conference, you can learn more about it on the website here: https://www.outforundergrad.org/. Despite the unprecedented change and immense uncertainty due to COVID-19, O4U remains committed to our mission. At the same time, we recognize the safety and well-being of each and every student remains of utmost importance. As such, O4U has made the difficult decision to host all of our 2020 conferences virtually.


To ensure that we continue to recruit the most diverse and high achieving LGBTQ+ undergraduate student candidates, please help us share our mission and tell your community that the 2020 O4U application remains open. O4U is an amazing opportunity for students to meet recruiters from a variety of engineering firms and universities, receive guidance from amazing mentors, and form meaningful, lasting connections with other LGBTQ+ people in their fields. To keep our conference accessible for all students, we have waived our $90 registration fee for all admitted students, making the conference free for these students. We are committed to ensuring all admitted students can attend our programming, especially in our new virtual format.


This year’s O4U Engineering Conference will be held virtually from September 9-13th. The student application deadlines have been extended from our previously announced dates. The final round of our rolling admissions process closes on June 14th.


Please let your students at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign know about the conference application. Having attended the conference twice during my undergraduate career, I can attest to the fact that it is an amazing opportunity for both professional and personal development. If you or anyone at your school has any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me or the O4U Engineering Admissions Team at O4UEngineeringAdmissions@outforundergrad.org.


Thank you so much for your time, and have a great day!

May 20, 2020

Please see the attached file for details on a Fulbright Scholar Program Virtual Workshop. The RSVP deadline is this Friday, May 22nd.

RSVP online


May 20, 2020

Please see the following message from WeCU:

Dear students,

We are delighted to invite you to participate in a new campus-wide summer program: We CU Community Engaged Scholars. Please submit your interest!

We are launching this summer scholars program to empower University of Illinois students to respond to community needs and challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Scholars will receive the following:

A new community-based project matched to your interests, or support for existing projects, that can be completed remotely Tools for tracking service hours and activities Online training and support Opportunity to apply for mini grants to offset costs associated with service activities Honor and recognition for completing at least 40 hours of service during the 10-week summer program

We CU Community Engaged Scholars may address a range of COVID-19 issues related to health promotion and disease prevention, economic recovery, social equity, communication, technology, and more. Scholars will be trained, supported, and actively engaged in the service and engagement mission of our university.

Please refer to the one-page program summary, including frequently asked questions, and contact Emily Stone (ers@illinois.edu) with additional questions. You may submit your interest in joining the program at go.illinois.edu/WeCUsummer2020.

We look forward to working with you this summer to make a difference in our community!


Rachael Dietkus, Siebel Center for Design
Bridget Melton, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute
Peter Ondish, Center for Social and Behavioral Science
Katie Shumway, School of Social Work 
Emily Stone, College of Education and Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute