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  • 02/22/2022 - By Rachel Back, SCS Advising Leader:  We’re about a fourth of the way through this semester, and at this point, it’s really easy to neglect your mental health in order to prioritize...

  • 02/15/2022 - By Katie Southon SCS Advising Leader:  The heart, a classic symbol of Valentine’s Day. It’s impossible to look around during February and not see colorful pink and red hearts...

  • 12/13/2021 - By Rachel Back, SCS Advising Leader: Congratulations on making it to finals week! You’ve worked very hard this semester, so give yourself a round of applause and make sure you treat...

  • 12/09/2021 - By Katie Southon, SCS Advising Leader: Winter break is coming: a blissful four weeks of time to relax, recharge and reset. It’s also the perfect time to catch up on things that...

  • 11/17/2021 - By Rachel Back, SCS Advising Leader: Talking to our alumni is one of my favorite parts about working for the University of Illinois Foundation (UIF). UIF works closely with all...

  • 08/13/2021 - By Elizabeth Jones The first year of college is a time of great change that can be daunting for many students. Adjusting to life away from home and the amount of newfound freedom is both exciting...

  • 08/13/2021 - Dear First-Year Milena, Welcome to Urbana-Champaign, the land of the corn, and exciting new opportunities and experiences! I know you’re excited to be here, in a new state with new people to meet. ...

  • 04/14/2021 - By Jose Munoz, 2020-2021 SCS Advising Leader: ******TRIGGER WARNING: This blog talks about sensitive topics that may trigger certain individuals with specific histories. This blog is meant to be...

  • 04/07/2021 - By Milena Nutrobkina, Chemical Engineer, 2020-2021 SCS Student Advising Leader: It is hard to believe that winter is over, March has passed, and Spring has finally arrived! Spring...

  • 04/01/2021 - By Jose Munoz, 2020-2021 SCS Advising Leader: While March has passed, it’s important to remember to recognize the achievements and contributions of women and celebrate Irish...

  • 03/24/2021 - By Elizabeth Jones, 2020-2021 SCS Advising Leader: We’re already over half-way through this semester and many of us are busy with mid-terms and starting final papers and projects....

  • 03/19/2021 - By Milena Nutrobkina, 2020-2021 SCS Student Advising Leader When I was in elementary school, I became fascinated with space travel. I participated in an astrophysics camp where I learned how to use...

  • 03/08/2021 - By Zander Leja, 2020-2021 SCS Advising Leader:             Starting out in college is not an easy task and requires coming outside of your comfort zone in all aspects of life. It can be stressful...

  • 03/02/2021 - By Elizabeth Jones, 2020-2021 SCS Advising Leader: Millions of people make New Year’s resolutions each year, ranging from improving health and fitness to finding a better job or even something as...

  • 02/23/2021 - By Jose Munoz, 2020-2021 SCS Advising Leader: Black History Month (BHM) is a fantastic time to celebrate a very special global culture. With many contributions to music, art, dance, food, science,...

  • 02/18/2021 - By Rishi Ghorad, 2020-2021 SCS Advising Leader: The challenges in the quarantine school year are further accentuated by difficulties within the job economy. Many companies now...

  • 02/10/2021 - Primary tabs By Milena Nutrobkina, Chemical Engineering, 2020-2021 SCS Student Advising Leader: Are you a member of a registered student organization and would like to be part...

  • 12/17/2020 - By Milena Nutrobkina, Chemical Engineer, 2020-2021 SCS Student Advising Leader: As an engineer earning your degree provides you with a lot of the engineering knowledge that you’ll need to have in...

  • 11/25/2020 - By Elizabeth Jones, 2020-2021 SCS Advising Leader: Fall break is a great time to take a breath from the hectic semester, see friends and family, and even get a jump start on preparing for finals....

  • 11/17/2020 - By Jose Munoz, 2020-2021 SCS Advising Leader: As we approach the end of the semester, it’s important to think back on the pros and cons that have been produced in our academic lives this semester....

  • 11/13/2020 - By Rishi Ghorad, 2020-2021 SCS Advising Leader: College is all about the opportunities and activities that are made possible on campus. However, our current global pandemic is changing the way RSOs...

  • 11/06/2020 - By Milena Nutrobkina, Chemical Engineer, 2020-2021 SCS Student Advising Leader With remote learning, studying abroad may seem like a far-reaching goal. But it’s possible to participate in...

  • 10/30/2020 - By Zander Leja, 2020-2021 SCS Advising Leader:   For some, studying for chemistry can be strenuous and frustrating when a great deal of effort is used to study for an exam, and they do not receive...

  • 10/29/2020 - By Jose Munoz, 2020-2021 SCS Student Advising Leader: As an undergraduate, staying disciplined and organized to study for exams is essential to succeed in your classes. Most students will experience...

  • 10/09/2020 - By Zander Leja, 2020-2021 SCS Advising Leader: With completely online courses, some of us are facing new challenges with balancing our workload from class with our free time away...

  • 10/07/2020 - By Elizabeth Jones, 2020-2021 SCS Advising Leader: A mostly virtual semester has brought many new challenges to the collegiate learning experience. While some aspects of online learning still...

  • 10/05/2020 - By Milena Nutrobkina, Chemical Engineer, 2020-2021 SCS Student Advising Leader Internships are a great opportunity to better acquaint yourself with a company, network with employers, explore your...

  • 10/01/2020 - By Rishi Ghorad, 2020-2021 SCS Advising Leader: This semester is unlike any other that has been held before at the University of Illinois history. The first onset of COVID-19 in the...

  • 09/24/2020 - By Jose Munoz, 2020-2021 SCS Advising Leader: As a new undergraduate, some level of difficulty will be noticed adjusting to life on campus socially. With Illinois having an...

  • 04/30/2020 -   By Alayna Johnson, 2019-2020 SCS Student Advising Leader: College can undoubtedly be chaotic and sometimes it feels like we’re so busy trying to get the best grades, land major internships, and...

  • 04/21/2020 - By Alayna Johnson, 2019-2020 SCS Student Advising Leader: If you’re thinking about going to graduate school, you might be wondering how you’ll pay for it. The good news is that most Ph.D.-level...

  • 04/07/2020 -   By Alayna Johnson, 2019-2020 SCS Student Advising Leader: If you’re thinking about applying to graduate school in the chemical sciences, you probably have a lot going through your head. There are...

  • 03/23/2020 -   By Alayna Johnson, 2019-2020 SCS Student Advising Leader: Many students aim to complete an internship before the end of their undergraduate career. This is a great idea since interning allows you...

  • 03/04/2020 -   By Kimberly Wei Kim Ngoh, 2019-2020 SCS Student Advising Leader: Between prospective students with an intent to major in chemical engineering, and those who are majoring in it, a common question...

  • 02/25/2020 - By Rishi Ghorad, 2019-2020 SCS Advising Leader Getting Involved - Research, Extracurriculars, and Clubs College is all about pursuing passions and interests. This should not only be a priority for...