Category - Illini Success

Where will Illinois lead you? Our bloggers are all following their own paths. Read about their future plans and goals—they might just be similar to yours!

Tips for Finding a Summer Internship

These past few weeks have gone by so quickly—I can’t believe my last post was in October! This semester has been pretty rough. Between taking 6 classes, trying to iron out study abroad details, finding someone to...

Career and Internship Fairs

So, I’m going to talk a little bit about career and internship fairs, but I want you to remember that I’m a newbie to them, despite this being my last year of college. I’ve (mistakenly) waited...

Friends, See You Again!

It has been three weeks since I came to school without seeing those familiar faces. I miss my older friends a lot, and I would love to share my experience during commencement week back in May. This May, two of my...

Graduation and Beyond

Hi all, It’s odd how college feels like staring at the Earth from space. When you’re in it, it’s your entire life: friend circles, academic structure, go-to things to eat, study, and play. But now that...

Thank You

Hey guys, This will be my last post as an Admissions Blogger, and I would just like to thank you all for tuning in. I hope that over the last year some of my blogs have in some way, shape, or form influenced you guys in...

Post-Grad Life

Hey guys, So now that I’m done being all sentimental about graduation, I want to hit you guys with a last few helpful posts detailing how you can navigate post-grad life. Now, I know most of you are years away...

GRADUATION!!! Part 3

Hey guys, So the ceremonies have been attended, the tears have been shed, and the diplomas awarded. It has been four long, hard fought years, filled with amazing new experiences, stress-filled nights studying, and...

And that’s a wrap, Illinois!

Hi guys, I am officially an alumna of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign! I received my B.A. in Creative Writing Saturday night in a beautiful ceremony at Smith Hall. As a first generation college student...

GRADUATION!!! Part 2

Hey guys, The rant is far from over! There are just so many things I want to tell you all, so I guess I’ll start at the social level. Before I came to the University of Illinois, I was always told...

GRADUATION!!!

Hey guys, Well, it’s finally here! I’ve been a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for four years, and they have been the best four years of my life. Here I found my true passion in...

Networking When You’re an Illini

What’s great about Illinois is that not only do we have a great academic atmosphere, we have a great atmosphere for professional development. From The Career Center to Career Fairs, the university helps Illini of...