Student Advising Leaders Blog

  • 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...

  • 02/21/2020 - By Madeleine Chalifoux, ChBE Alumnus: Asking for a letter of recommendation can be intimidating. If you feel this way, you’re not alone! However, whether it is a professor, advisor, or boss, these...

  • 02/11/2020 - By Kimberly Wei Kim Ngoh, 2019-2020 SCS Student Advising Leader: A midday cup of coffee to fight off being sleepy seems highly justified. Not only will it curb your desire to ‘rest your eyes’ during...

  • 02/03/2020 - By Alayna Johnson, 2019-2020 SCS Student Advising Leader:   As you progress in the chemistry or chemical engineering curriculum, you’ll begin to move on to more advanced courses. While many of the...

  • 12/11/2019 - Switching Majors By Alayna Johnson, 2019-2020 SCS Student Advising Leader:           According to the National Center for Education Statistics, about 80% of students in the United States change...

  • 12/04/2019 - By Kimberly Wei Kim Ngoh, 2019-2020 SCS Student Advising Leader: College is a time of exploration—figuring out what you want to do post-graduation, discovering who your true...

  • 12/03/2019 - By Kimberly Wei Kim Ngoh, 2019-2020 SCS Student Advising Leader: I am a huge advocate of study abroad programs, having done so through the...

  • 11/15/2019 - By Rishi Ghorad, 2019-2020 SCS Advising Leader Fall Break is one of the best times of the year. After weeks of homework, exams, projects, and other trials in college, there is finally a long week of...

  • 11/12/2019 - By Alayna Johnson, 2019-2020 SCS Student Advising Leader: The importance of undergraduate research can hardly be understated: not only is it the best way to build a connection with faculty on campus...

  • 11/04/2019 - By Kimberly Wei Kim Ngoh, 2019-2020 SCS Student Advising Leader: It is no secret that a culmination of good habits will get you through college successfully. There is ample...

  • 10/30/2019 - By Alayna Johnson, 2019-2020 SCS Student Advising Leader: If there’s one sure thing about the University of Illinois, it’s that it’s huge. In some ways, this is great! It means you’...

  • 10/16/2019 - By Rishi Ghorad, 2019-2020 SCS Student Advising Leader: First Midterm Down - On to the Second We all have shared this experience. Cramming in all your free time during the week and dealing with...

  • 10/08/2019 - By Alayna Johnson, 2019-2020 SCS Student Advising Leader: After you’ve completed the chemistry curriculum, taken the general GRE, made connections with professors across campus, and maybe even...

  • 09/24/2019 - By Alayna Johnson, 2019-2020 SCS Student Advising Leader As an SCS advising ambassador, one of my jobs is to attend information sessions for prospective and admitted chemistry/chemical engineering...

  • 09/17/2019 - By Kamakshi Katwala, 2019-2020 SCS Student Advising Leader: Your college roommates can be the best thing that ever happened to you… or your worst nightmare, or anywhere in-between. Some people are...

  • 04/26/2019 - By Madeleine Chalifoux, 2018-19 SCS Student Advising Leader: Staying in the CU this summer? Whether you are spending the summer working on campus or taking classes, summertime in Champaign-Urbana...

  • 04/05/2019 - By Alayna Johnson, 2018-2019 SCS Student Advising Leader: Note Taking for Success in Chemistry Courses A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about...

  • 03/28/2019 - By Madeleine Chalifoux, 2018-19 SCS Student Advising Leader: Once you begin to receive acceptances from grad school, spring semester of your senior year can quickly become a busy time. The timeline...