SCS Advising Leaders Position Available



School of Chemical Sciences Advising Leaders

The School of Chemical Sciences (SCS) is currently accepting applications for three SCS Advising Leaders. SCS Advising Leaders represent the University of Illinois, the College of LAS and the School of Chemical Sciences. They serve as mentors to current students, write blogs to educate and inform students, represent the School of Chemical Sciences at recruitment events, and perform other duties.

The Advising Leader will have the following:

  • Answer students’ questions about SCS, Illinois, and the student experience
  • Write at least 1 blog post every month in fall and spring
  • Serve as a mentor and positive role model to current SCS students
  • Serve on panel discussions to educate students about academic, personal, and professional success
  • Represent SCS, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, LAS, and Illinois in a positive manner

The SCS Advising Leader position will help students develop the following SKILLS

  • Verbal and written communication
  • Leadership
  • Presentation
  • Collaboration


  • Current Chemistry, CS+Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering student
  • Must be a first-year, sophomore, or junior
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Creativity
  • Appreciation of various experiences, diversity, and inclusiveness 
  • Professionalism: timeliness, honoring commitments, and dressing appropriately (business casual)


  • Minimum 2.8 GPA


  • Orange and Blue Days (fall and spring semesters)
  • Illini Days (spring semester)
  • Majors and Minors Fairs (fall semester)
  • Other LAS and departmental events


Uploaded your current resume and complete the application form at


Friday, April 10 at 11:59 pm: Deadline to submit the application form

Wednesday, April 15 and Thursday, April 16: Interviews with potential candidates

Monday, April 20 at 5:00 pm: Applicants notified of decisions


If you have additional questions, please contact Wolali Dedo, SCS Academic Advisor at or 217-244-8531