Author - Franklin

What’s it like to be Pre-Med?

Last week, I started a series of posts where I talk to someone in a particular program at Illinois. Today’s post is the second blog in the series, and will address the popular Pre-Med program! The Carle College of...

What’s It Like To Be in ROTC?

30,000 students. 7,000 courses. 150+ majors. 1,800 clubs and organizations. Illinois is a gigantic school with endless opportunities. There are thousands of ways you can personalize your experience and create your...

Pros and Cons of Being in a Small Major

With over a hundred different programs, Illinois is a very academically diverse university. However, that doesn’t mean everyone’s distributed equally across all majors. Some majors (like Finance or...

Club Sports at Illinois

Coming to Illinois was a huge jump for me—I was in a foreign country surrounded by foreign people, concepts, and organizations. So, when Quad Day rolled around, I decided to join an RSO that I was familiar with: the...

Undergraduate Research: What to Expect

When I first got back home for the summer, I was really, really bored. I had a fantastic freshman year—I took super interesting courses, joined several cool RSOs, and met tons of great people. Flying back to my quiet...