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Got Internships?

by Jesse

June 15, 2017

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Campustown, Career Plans, Champaign-Urbana, Curricula, Everyday Life, Resources, Student Organizations, Work

Hello everyone, If you’re anything like me, I know you’re excited that summer is finally here! Even if you’ll be bogged down by a summer job or classes, it’s nice to know that you’ll be that much closer to college. I remember being in your sh…

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The Champaign Summer

by Steven

June 8, 2017

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Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life, Work

I returned home last summer after my first year at Illinois to work, catch up with old friends, and relax. I needed it. This year, however, I decided I was ready for a new experience: the Champaign Summer. I wanted to spend my summer here in sunny Champa…

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Things to do around C-U: Adventure #1

by Alexandra

June 6, 2017

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Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life, Recreation

Summer is revving up as we begin the month of June with temperatures in the 80s, and that means everyone is going outside to enjoy the weather! Some students may think that there's not a lot to do around C-U in the summer, with only ears of golden corn w…

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It’s the Final (Transcript) Countdown

by Sammy

June 6, 2017

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Admission Requirements

So you’ve accepted your admissions offer (congratulations!), walked across the graduation stage (CONGRATULATIONS!), and the admissions office is a distant memory by now ... You need to send us your final, official high school transcripts once you…

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Greetings from the CSO

by Chris

May 31, 2017

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Resources

The Chicago Satellite Office, affectionately known as the CSO, is an extension of Illinois’ Office of Undergraduate Admissions and serves the Chicagoland area. The CSO is located inside the Illini Center on the 19th floor of 200 South Wacker Drive (…

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Test Scores

by Jesse

May 26, 2017

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Admission Requirements, Application

Juniors, whether you’ve realized it yet or not, you’re the new big dogs on campus and that means you’re up next to take on the college application process. In order to make this less intimidating, follow our blogs as we break down its various parts.…

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Start college off right with Welcome Days!

by Zoe

May 22, 2017

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Housing, Recreation, Resources, Student Organizations

College is right around the corner! One of the first things you need to know about is Welcome Days. Also called Fall Orientation, Welcome Days is from August 24 to 27, 2017. It's a chance for you to get acclimated to campus life as well as for us to intro…

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Over 150! 😲 – Advice on Picking a Major

by Amber

May 15, 2017

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Admission Requirements, Application, Career Plans, Curricula, Resources

150 + is a lot of majors. In fact, that is almost too many choices, especially when you are just getting started in your college search. Today we talk about how to pick what your academic interests might be. Obviously the most fun way to do this is onl…

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It’s Hard to Say Goodbye

by Maggie

May 11, 2017

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Graduation

How did I get here? To t-minus two days until graduation and what I can only describe as a weird sensation in the pit of my stomach—unidentifiable and abstract until Saturday hits and I'm officially done with college forever. I might cry. I might happy …

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How Lynda.com Can Keep Illini Smart During the Summer

by Daniel

May 10, 2017

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Career Plans, Resources

Summer is an amazing time, especially when you're a University of Illinois student. You don't have to worry about any classes, homework, or exams. It's your time to relax and work at an internship or job to advance your career. I think about my time back …

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My Time at Illinois in Photos

by Maggie

May 9, 2017

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Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life, Graduation, Recreation, Study Abroad

I'm graduating. I'm graduating in four days. And I'm really excited because Nick Offerman is our Commencement speaker, and for a whole host of other reasons that have to do with that fact that I'm about to earn a college degree! When college is at its …

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For the Future Transfer Student

by Casey

May 9, 2017

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Admission Requirements, Resources, Transfer to Illinois

By this time, most current high school seniors have made the decision on where they plan to attend college in the fall. For some students, beginning their college career at a community college is the path they have chosen to take. There are also some curr…

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Why Finals Season is the Best At Illinois

by Daniel

May 6, 2017

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Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life

It is the end of the semester here at Illinois and that means one thing: finals. "Finals" is almost a bad word to a typical university student, but what if I told you finals season is the best at Illinois. [caption id="attachment_25423" align="aligncen…

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International Orientation: What You Need to Know

by Amber

May 5, 2017

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Campus Visits, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life, Housing, Resources, Student Organizations

Another summer is here and a lot of our incoming international students have one thing on their mind, "When do I have to be on campus?" The answer is simple, in time to not miss the biggest and best orientation program on campus! International Orien…

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How To: Plan Your Summer Campus Visit!

by Kaci

May 3, 2017

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Campus Visits, Campustown, Champaign-Urbana

Hey #FutureIllini! As you are winding down the school year, we hope you will include a visit to Illinois as part of your summer plans! Here's everything you need to know about planning your summer visit. While we do have some transfer specific programs…

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5 Reasons Our Libraries are Awesome

by Maggie

May 2, 2017

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Curricula, Everyday Life, Resources

There are a lot of reasons I love Illinois, and a  lot of them are related to our library system, which is home to one of the largest and richest public research library collections in North America. Pretty cool, huh? As an Illinois student, you'll find …

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Taking Classes Outside Your Major

by Rachel

May 1, 2017

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Curricula, Resources

At the University of Illinois, it is easy to get caught up and overwhelmed in all the required classes for your declared major. And at times, it may even seem impossible to take any classes that simply explore your interests. [caption id="attachment_25…

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Finals Season

by Jacob

April 29, 2017

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Curricula, Everyday Life

This week, I begin rounding the the final lap of the semester. It is hard to believe that this is the halfway point of my time in college. It is also hard to believe that this is the fourth finals season for me. Unlike my previous finals seasons, this one…

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Best Delivery Food On Campus

by Rachel

April 27, 2017

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Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life

Okay, I'll admit it: even I get lazy towards the end of the semester. And, as always, with my procrastination comes an increased demand for delivery dinners. So I'm here today to tell all of you prospective students the best delivery on campus! Ch…

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Picture Yourself as an Illinois Graduate … Here’s What Could Come Next!

by Kaci

April 21, 2017

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Application, Career Plans, Resources

Thinking about going to college can be nerve-wracking but also wonderful. And you know what is even more nerve-wracking and wonderful? Thinking about graduating from college! Graduation season is one of my favorite times of the year. We plant flowers (or…

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