Undergraduate Blog

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August 28, 2020

I'm delighted to announce that the Writers Workshop opened for appointments today. This semester, the Writers Workshop will have online consultations available to provide writing feedback; we have a number of useful resources on our website; and we are available for virtual class presentations and collaborations by request through Zoom or other interfaces. Our event calendar for the semester will be live next week. You can also like us on Facebook (WritersWorkshopIL) and follow us on Twitter (WorkshopIL) for more news about upcoming events. 


I've attached a flyer with more information about the Writers Workshop. Please share with your students and encourage them to book an appointment!  


August 24, 2020

Dear students,

Are you interested in study abroad, but concerned about the cost?

The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of $5,000 (plus up to a $3,000 supplement for critical languages) for U.S. citizen undergraduate students to pursue summer, semester, or academic-year study abroad opportunities in other countries. This is a need-based award, and to be eligible, you must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant.  

The National and International Scholarships Program will assist in reviewing your scholarship application material. In fact, we welcome the opportunity to help make your application more competitive!  To get you started, we are offering a two-day informational event about the Gilman Scholarship.

Gilman International Scholarship Information Session

September 3, 2020   3:30 - 4:30 pm 

Online:    https://illinois.zoom.us/j/99487287069


Gilman International Scholarship Writing Workshop

September 4, 2020   3:00 - 4:00 pm   

Online:  https://illinois.zoom.us/j/93901013751


For more information, contact the scholarships office at topscholars@illinois.edu or visit our website.

August 24, 2020

Students interested in joining the Steel Bridge Team should see the attached flyer for information.


August 21, 2020
Tutoring & Peer Advising is available 7 days a week via zoom 
https://students.grainger.illinois.edu/care/online-tutoring-peer-advising/ Begins Aug 26! Schedule is a little sparse right now but will increase in week Private one-on-one session in person


We will offer private sessions for students who think this would be more beneficial than online tutoring In-person sessions will only be available Sept 15-Nov 20 Number of sessions will be dependent on space & tutor availability


Meet the CARE team




Peer Led Teams (PLT)


We are excited to offer PLT for Math 115, 221, 231 (E-sect), 241, 285, PHYS 211, 212 All PLT sessions will be in-person until Nov 20 as long as we can secure classroom space with the exception of Math 231 which will be virtual for the entire semester Below is the invitation we sent to 706 students we targeted that could benefit from participating Students don’t have to receive an invitation from us to participate so if you have student who would benefit, encourage them to sign-up for an information session


Exam Review Session via zoom


We will continue to offer exam review sessions for many math, phys, chem classes


Don’t hesitate contact Dana Tempel (tempel1@illinois.edu) if you want to meet to discuss any of the CARE resources.

August 20, 2020

Due to COVID, this year’s Job fair will be entirely virtual and will be utilizing the Vfairs platform. More information will be sent to students in early September to help prepare you for virtual recruitment this fall.  Take a moment to watch this Vfairs demo https://player.vimeo.com/video/400196699  For questions please contact – Keely Ashman – kashman@illinois.edu


CEE job fair will be virtually on the vFairs platform. You must register to attend. Before registering, have a few things prepared:

1. Your UIN and NetID
2. Your updated and awesome resume
3. A profile picture (a picture of just you)
4. Your LinkedIn profile link (optional)

Students will have until Friday, September 18th to register to attend the CEE Virtual Job Fair.
Students who do not register by this deadline will not be able to attend the CEE Job Fair.

Watch your inbox for the registration link on Monday, August 24!