Student Advising Leaders Blog

Published Between
  • 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...

  • 03/11/2019 - By Madeleine Chalifoux, 2018-19 SCS Student Advising Leader: This year, Champaign-Urbana is holding the 11th annual Illinois marathon. Race weekend is April 25-27th and registration is open to...

  • 03/05/2019 - By Alayna Johnson, 2018-2019 SCS Student Advising Leader: Earning a minor is becoming an increasingly popular way to explore different fields while in college. Popular minors for SCS students...

  • 03/01/2019 - By Jun Hyup Og, 2018-2019 Student Academic Advising Leader:      As the famous quote from a popular TV series “Game of Thrones” goes - “Winter is here”. And thus, now is the time to dress warm and...

  • 02/18/2019 - By Alayna Johnson, 2018-2019 SCS Student Advising Leader:   Remember your nightmares about the ACT not so long ago? Get ready for them to come back and haunt you: it’s time for the GRE! The Graduate...

  • 02/12/2019 - By Alayna Johnson, 2018-2019 SCS Student Advising Leader: Research Experiences for Undergraduates, or REUs for short, are becoming more and more popular. In short, host universities across the...

  • 02/06/2019 - By Nick Kaufmann, 2018-2019 SCS Student Advising Leader: My journey to UIUC did not begin right after my senior year of high school. Before jumping onto a college of more than 40,000 students, I...

  • 01/23/2019 - By Alayna Johnson, 2018-2019 SCS Student Advising Leader As an avid reddit user, I recently came across a post on r/AskReddit that asked...

  • 12/20/2018 - By Kamakshi Katwala, 2018-2019 SCS Student Advising Leader: Get Involved – Medical Service Trips There are many ways to spice up your resume as a pre-medical student for potential...

  • 12/20/2018 - By Alayna Johnson, SCS Student Advising Leader 2018-2019: Scary? Easy? A waste of time? A way to get ahead? There’s lots of buzz about proficiency exams and it can be difficult to know what’s true....

  • 12/20/2018 - By Alayna Johnson, SCS Student Advising Leader 2018-2019:             What’s one thing all college students (and parents of college students) can agree on? School is expensive! Scholarships are...

  • 12/11/2018 - By Maddy Chalifoux, SCS Student Advising Leader 2018-19: As finals approach, students’ stress levels tend to rise. With all of the assignments due and exams to prepare for, it’s easy to...

  • 11/15/2018 - By Jun Hyup Og, 2018-2019 Student Academic Advising Leader:  Just when you thought that surviving college wasn’t easy enough, you are hit with the fact that you are no longer an incoming freshman...

  • 11/15/2018 - By Maddy Chalifoux, SCS Student Advising Leader 2018-19: Thanksgiving break is almost upon us, and we can now begin looking forward to spending quality time with family and friends, eating...

  • 11/01/2018 - By Nick Kaufmann, 2018-2019 SCS Student Advising Leader: A chemical sciences degree can be a stressful four years for anyone. The late nights studying for your midterms, the grueling three-hour labs...

  • 10/22/2018 - By Maddy Chalifoux, SCS Student Advising Leader 2018-19: Wondering how the university’s new bike share program works? You’re not alone! While may students and community members alike have taken...

  • 10/19/2018 - By Alayna Johnson, SCS Student Advising Leader 2018-2019             Between maintaining your GPA, holding leadership positions in RSOs, and seeking internships, it can be easy to forget about one...

  • 10/11/2018 - By Kamakshi Katwala, 2018-2019 SCS Student Advising Leader: Being a student in the School of Chemical Sciences on the pre-medicine track requires an incredible amount of hard work and dedication....

  • 10/01/2018 - By Maddy Chalifoux, 2018-19 SCS Student Advising Leader:                  Have you considered studying abroad, but thought that as a science or engineering major, you would never be able to fit it...

  • 09/26/2018 - By Alayna Johnson, SCS Student Advising Leader 2018-2019 Many people find lab courses even more challenging than lecture courses, especially in chemical engineering and specialized chemistry. Here...

  • 05/08/2018 - Your Road Map to Graduate School A series to guide you through the long, arduous process of applying to graduate school programs. How to Save Money While Applying to Graduate School One...