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

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

Tips for Visiting Campus for the Weekend

October 30, 2016

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Campus Visits

A Glimpse From the Other Side: College Visits

October 27, 2016

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Campus Visits, Everyday Life

Need a Break From Midterms?

October 24, 2016

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Curricula, Everyday Life

It’s Okay to Feel Scared

October 17, 2016

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Application, Everyday Life

My Mom Was “That Mom” On College Tours

October 12, 2016

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Campus Visits

Education Open House: A Huge Success!

October 10, 2016

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Campus Visits

Where to Eat When Visiting Campus

October 5, 2016

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Campus Visits, Campustown, Champaign-Urbana

Why Study Education, and Why at Illinois?

September 30, 2016

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Career Plans, Transfer to Illinois