Rachel

Class of 2020

Elementary Education

College of Education

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Rachel's Bio

Hi, my name is Rachel!

I am a freshman studying Elementary Education in the hope of becoming a fifth grade language arts teacher. Someday, I may pursue a Masters in Speech Pathology to become a speech therapist. I am from Vernon Hills, Illinois—a small Northwest suburb (my graduating high school class had only 306 students)—so 40,000 students is a huge leap for me! As I begin my journey at Illinois, I cant wait for the new opportunities that lie ahead.

I chose the University of Illinois because it is a prestigious university with extremely successful graduates. But more than that, I chose Illinois because it felt right to me from the very moment I stepped on campus. A crowd of 40,000 turned into a small community, much like my hometown. Walking down Green Street during my tour, I was greeted with smiles and waves from both faculty and students.

I am currently a member of Spoon University and plan to rush a sorority. In high school I was the editor-in-chief of the yearbook, and I love writing in my free time.

I hope my blog will allow you to learn about activities through my experiences! University of Illinois is a wonderful community, and I look forward to helping make it feel a little more like home!

Rachel's Posts

The Misconceptions of Greek Life

April 3, 2017

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Everyday Life, Recreation, Student Organizations

Why You Should Take a Class in the College of Education … Even If You’re Not Majoring in It!

March 30, 2017

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Curricula

Freshman Year Reflections

March 28, 2017

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Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Curricula, Everyday Life

Let’s Get Real: There is No Place Like Home

March 24, 2017

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Everyday Life, Graduation

Midterms: The Most Stressful Time of the Year

March 11, 2017

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Curricula, Everyday Life

Where to Live Your Freshman Year Based on Your Personality

March 1, 2017

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Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Housing

Choosing the Best Fit for You

February 17, 2017

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Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Financial Aid, Resources

Middle Grades Education at the University of Illinois

February 16, 2017

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Career Plans, Curricula, Everyday Life, Work

Room and Board and Tuition, Oh My!

February 9, 2017

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Financial Aid, Housing, Resources

Changing Majors

February 2, 2017

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Career Plans, Curricula, Everyday Life

Keeping Deadlines in Order

January 29, 2017

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Everyday Life

8 a.m. Class? When to Worry

January 23, 2017

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Curricula, Everyday Life

What’s In Your Backpack?

January 19, 2017

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Campus Visits, Everyday Life

I’m Already Stressed

January 16, 2017

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Career Plans, Curricula, Everyday Life

Finals Week Survival

December 13, 2016

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Curricula

Defeating Teacher Burnout

November 30, 2016

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Career Plans, Curricula, Work

I Did No School Work Over Break, But I Don’t Regret It

November 28, 2016

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Curricula, Everyday Life

Curtis Apple Orchard

November 21, 2016

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Campus Visits, Champaign-Urbana, Student Organizations

What to Look For in a University

November 12, 2016

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Application, Campus Visits, Resources

What Dads Weekend is All About

November 8, 2016

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Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life