Undergraduate Blog

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November 2, 2017

ACE 240 Personal Financial Planning, taught by the award winning, much beloved teacher Paul Stoddard. 

Attached please find a single page power point slide about ACE 240 Online during this coming Winter Session, along with a narrative description of the course that provides more complete information.  All required activities are asynchronous: students don’t have to be online at a specific time.

Students learn about the financial planning process, investing in stocks and bonds, use of credit, auto and housing decisions, planning for retirement, taxes, employee benefits, estate planning and life/health/property insurance.  Students learn how to manage their money well!

This course can be used as a Liberal Education Elective within the 18hrs of General Education Requirements.



November 2, 2017

Please see the attached flyer for details on the Spring 2018 Grand Challenge Learning (GCL) course offerings.

GCL is a new way for students to participate in General Education at Illinois. GCL courses explore some of society's biggest problems - or "Grand Challenges." GCL introduces students to how people from all across campus think about and respond to three grand challenges: Inequality and Cultural Understanding; Health and Wellness; and Sustainability, Energy, and the Environment.


October 31, 2017

Please see the attached flyer for information on CEE 438: Science and Environmental Policy. The course is being offered in Spring 2018 and will be taught by Prof. Koloutsou-Vakakis.


October 31, 2017

Are you interested in an unpaid internship but are concerned about the financial hardship it may cause? The Fred S. Bailey Internship Scholarship Program for Cause-Driven Leaders offers undergraduate students at the University of Illinois who receives an unpaid internship with a public service agency or not-for profit organization is eligible to apply. Awards are $1,000 for a part-time internship or $2,500 for a full-time internship and are given directly to the student.


Spring 2018 (For internships that occur between December 15, 2017 - May 30, 2018)
Application Deadline: November 13

​Got questions? We have answers.  Stop by Office Hours at the University Y: 

TH, 11/9 from 2-4 pm F, 11/10 from 9-10:30 am
October 31, 2017

Network with Industry Professionals 

Thursday, November 16, 2017
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Parkland College Student Union

College students and graduates in land surveying, GIS and engineering and construction are welcome at the Surveying & Mapping Career Fair. Underclassman should attend to get a feel for what companies are looking for and practice talking to company representatives. It's also a great chance to network with industry professionals and search for internship or co-op opportunities.

The second annual Surveying & Mapping Career Fair brings company recruiters and professionals to campus and offers students the opportunity to find internships and full-time positions.

Questions? Please contact Aimee Densmore at 217/373-3838 or adensmore@parkland.edu