Connie

Class of 2018

Computer Engineering
Statistics

College of Engineering and College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

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Connie's Bio

Hi, everyone!

My name is Connie, and I am now majoring in Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering and Statistics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. My hometown is a historical and peaceful city called Suzhou, located in southeastern China.

Before I came to Illinois, I spent three years of high school in the greater Boston area. Despite the fact that my friends all chose to stay in Massachusetts, I decided to come to Illinois because I really wanted to experience something different.

Illinois provides so many excellent choices for me to decide what kind of person I want to be. With all kinds of opportunities everywhere, I will eventually find a place that I truly belong to. On weekends, I can choose to hang out with friends all night to have fun and expand my network or stay in a lab with brand new, fancy equipment until midnight to finish a project. No matter which way I choose, there are always other people accompanying.

Besides school work, I am also a core member of Chinese Independent Film Study. We never watch popular films, but instead pay most of our attention to independent films and host discussions on them. We not only share our thoughts on the “independence” of this particular form of art, but we also support each other on the “independency” of our identity. Yes, I can choose not to follow the mainstream, but I will never be alone because Illinois is exactly the place for me to shape my own identity with people who have similar thoughts.

I love reading, and writing is forever an important part of my life. I always want to share my life with people around me, so I will try my best to let you feel my love toward Illinois through my writing pieces. I am more than happy to answer any questions and provide all kinds of help. So, just comment on my posts and let’s start our journey!

Connie's Posts

Three Reasons Why I LOVE Research

November 28, 2017

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Curricula, Everyday Life

Exciting Ways to Know More

October 11, 2017

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Resources

My First Career Fair Experience

September 26, 2017

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Career Plans

Things To Do Before Class Starts

September 8, 2017

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Campustown

Floral Spring

April 16, 2017

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Campustown, Everyday Life

My Favorite Asian Stores on Campus

March 27, 2017

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Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life, Resources

Resources I Love at Illinois (Part II)

March 3, 2017

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Career Plans, Everyday Life, Resources, Work

Resources I Love at Illinois (Part I)

February 12, 2017

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Career Plans, Curricula, Resources, Work

New Year, New “Tradition”

January 27, 2017

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Everyday Life

End-of-Semester Thoughts

December 11, 2016

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Everyday Life

Ways to Enjoy Your Thanksgiving Break

November 18, 2016

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Curricula, Everyday Life

What Do I Love About the Illini Union?

November 5, 2016

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Campus Visits, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life, Resources

Electrical and Computer Engineering Building at 1 a.m.

October 22, 2016

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Curricula, Everyday Life

Lang Lang Concert

October 1, 2016

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Everyday Life, Recreation

Friends, See You Again!

September 12, 2016

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Graduation

Final Week and Summer Plan

May 8, 2016

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Champaign-Urbana, Curricula, Everyday Life, Graduation, Resources

I am ready to be a volunteer!

April 23, 2016

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Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life, Recreation, Resources, Student Organizations

Why Illinois?

April 3, 2016

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Application, Everyday Life, Resources

Grainger Library at 4 a.m.

March 7, 2016

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Everyday Life, Resources

My Second Chinese New Year @ Illinois

February 12, 2016

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Everyday Life