Alec

Class of 2019

Economics
Political Science

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

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Alec's Bio

Hi Everyone! I’m Alec.

I’m a freshman here at Illinois, and I’m double majoring in Economics and Political Science. My hope is to one day become an attorney, so I have about seven long years ahead of me! I’m from a small town across the river from St. Louis called Waterloo, Illinois. My graduating class had about 160 students, so attending Illinois will be a big change for me! In high school I was involved in mostly student government and theater-related clubs, which I intend to stay involved in at Illinois.

I chose to be an Illini for a few reasons: I was accepted into the honors program (which was a big surprise for me), Illinois was ranked as one of the best public universities around, and no other college made me feel more at home! Not to mention I’m the youngest of four brothers, so three hours from home was about as far as my mother would let me venture! But nonetheless, I have no regrets about my choice to attend Illinois.

As a blogger, I want to help students see what it is like to be a freshman at a university as widely known as Illinois is. I know what it felt like to be a high school senior who had no idea what he wanted to do with his life or where he wanted to go, but I’m doing it now! My only hope is that my blogs will affect young lives in a positive way. If you ever have any questions, I will be reading any and all comments left on my posts!

Alec's Posts

The Third Time’s the Charm

September 18, 2017

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Everyday Life

Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

March 15, 2017

1 comment

Curricula, Everyday Life, Recreation, Study Abroad

It’s Always Sunny in Champaign

February 22, 2017

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Campus Visits, Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life, Recreation

Little Fish in a Big Sea

January 31, 2017

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Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life, Resources, Student Organizations, Transfer to Illinois

Second Semester Blues

January 22, 2017

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Everyday Life

Assignments and Papers and Finals, OH MY!

December 5, 2016

1 comment

Curricula, Everyday Life, Resources

Changing Your Major—It’s Normal

November 23, 2016

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Curricula, Everyday Life

It’ll Happen To You, Too

October 24, 2016

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Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Curricula, Everyday Life

Getting Your Priorities Straight

September 26, 2016

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Campustown, Curricula, Everyday Life, Recreation

Preparing for Spring Finals

May 1, 2016

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Curricula, Everyday Life, Graduation, Resources

One Year Down

April 18, 2016

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Everyday Life

Being Sick at School

April 3, 2016

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Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life, Resources

Choosing the School for YOU

March 21, 2016

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Admission Requirements, Application, Campus Visits, Campustown, Career Plans, Champaign-Urbana, Curricula, Everyday Life, Housing, Resources, Selectivity, Transfer to Illinois

The Beauty of Online Classes

March 9, 2016

2 comments

Curricula, Everyday Life

5 College Prep Practices

February 10, 2016

3 comments

Everyday Life, Graduation, Housing, Recreation, Student Organizations

Working Off That Freshman 15

January 26, 2016

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Everyday Life, Recreation

The 5 Apps That Will Save Your Life

November 6, 2015

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Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life, Housing, Recreation, Resources

Application Tips From a Veteran

October 14, 2015

4 comments

Application

Recipe for Success

September 21, 2015

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Campustown, Curricula, Everyday Life, Recreation, Resources, Student Organizations

Why Going Home isn’t the Same Anymore

September 12, 2015

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Everyday Life