Author - Jacob

Eight-Week Classes are Awesome!

Based on the title of this blog, you probably know how I feel about eight-week classes. You might even be thinking “Why read anymore? This guy just gave away a major spoiler here.” Well, sorry for the...

Jesse McCartney Live at Foellinger

Saturday night, mega-star Jesse McCartney rocked Foellinger Auditorium with a setlist of his greatest hits and new bops. Throughout my childhood and young adult years, I have occasionally found myself listening to...

The Importance of Pencils

As a college student, I don’t think about pencils too much. Recently though, that has been changing a bit. You see, before one of my recent exams I discovered that I didn’t have a reliable pencil in my...

The Journey So Far

Completing junior year felt like an accomplishment. Unlike the first two years, I felt that my post-college life was coming into focus. It was a year for trying new things and finding what works. While failure became...

Junior Year

All the rumors are true. Junior year is the hardest year. It’s the year you realize that your career is just around the corner. And, the classes resemble that newfound reality. More than likely, you’ll find...

Being Busy Can Make Your Grades Better

This semester, I have been doing four internships. They have all fulfilled me and kept me quite busy most of the time. While being busy can sometimes be fun, and other times maybe not so much, I found that the level of...

Where to Study

In college, you may find yourself in the occasional dilemma of where to study. Some might suggest that you study wherever your friends are studying. Some will say they have the perfect location that they will never...

Staying Home for Spring Break

This year, I will be spending most of my spring break at home. I am looking forward to the week because I will finally have time to relax. Each week of a semester is filled with so many different activities that it will...

RST 335: Week 8 Update

Back at the beginning of this semester, I said that I planned to write a series of blogs about my experience taking RST 335. At the outset of week eight of the semester, I have already taken two exams, completed seven...

The Excellence of Illinois

In your time of college visits and endless applications, you have probably started to take note of what you believe makes up a good college. It might be one that has good weather. It could be the college that houses the...

Illinoisnet: Super Fast Internet

When you come to Illinois, you’ll find that fast internet access is always readily available. In the residence halls, lecture halls, dining halls, and pretty much any other university building, there is a Wifi...

First Semester Classes

No matter your major, it is important to spend some quality time exploring what classes will work best for you in your first semester. Some classes will be first college class experiences, and others may be too advanced...

The UGL (Undergraduate Library)

For the past six semesters, I have spent a large portion of time in the undergraduate library. Located near the quad, the UGL is a two-story building that is almost completely underground. Once inside, this square...

Focus is Key in College

When you get to college, you’ll find that focus is important to being successful in your studies and career pursuits. I believe that the more time and energy you put into something, the more you will get out of it...

Advising Appointments

Every semester, you’ll have a mandatory meeting with your assigned advisor about your current classes and the classes that you plan to take next semester. Although I just highlighted the two main parts of these...

Bring Notebook Paper to Class!

In college classes, you will be one of three people: the person who takes notes on paper, the person who takes notes on a computer, or the person who doesn’t take notes at all. While each of these people have...

Old Advertising

This week, I got to go on a field trip with many of my classmates to the Communications Library to view an entire collection of old ads that the University of Illinois has acquired over the years. Many of these ads were...