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  • 02/01/2023 - By: Katie Southon SCS Advising Leader With the first career fair of the semester starts, it can feel like the pressure is on to secure an internship or a job for...

  • 01/25/2023 - By: Emily Joyce, SCS Advising Leader As we begin to dive into the Spring 2023 semester, it is easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of new classes and catching up with friends as...

  • 10/26/2022 - By: Emily Joyce, 2022-23 SCS Advising Leader As we navigate the second half of the semester, it is easy to get caught up in focusing on upcoming midterms and finals and neglect...

  • 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...