School of Chemical Sciences Advising Leaders Deadline Extended



School of Chemical Sciences Advising Leaders

The School of Chemical Sciences (SCS) is currently accepting applications for SCS Advising Leaders. SCS Advising Leaders represent the University of Illinois, the College of LAS and the School of Chemical Sciences. They serve as a positive example to current students, write blogs to educate and inform students, hold workshops, create videos or tutorials for educational purposes, represent the School of Chemical Sciences at recruitment events, and perform other duties.

The Advising Leader will have the following RESPONSIBILITIES    

  • Answer prospective and admitted students’ questions about SCS, Illinois, and the student experience
  • Write at least 1 blog post every month in fall and spring
  • 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  
  • Appreciation of various experiences, diversity, and inclusiveness 
  • Professionalism: timeliness, honoring commitments, and dressing appropriately (business casual)


  • Minimum 2.8 GPA


  • Prospective Student Meetings (fall)
  • Illini Days (spring semester)
  • Majors and Minors Fairs (fall semester)
  • Other LAS and departmental events


Uploaded your current resume and complete the application form.


Monday, April 12 at 11:59pm: Deadline to submit application form

Thursday, April 15 to Friday, April 16: Interviews with potential candidates

Monday, April 19 at 5:00pm: Applicants notified of decisions


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