Category - Resources

From amazing libraries to career services to cultural centers, hear from our bloggers about the many top-notch resources Illinois offers.

Becoming a Doer

The capacity for growth within the human being is massive; it is not uncommon for us to find ourselves marveling at the achievements of others, be it through something shared with us or something we’ve witnessed...

The Benefits of Being a Tutor

When does the learned become the learner? The space between knowing and not knowing is dynamic; it shifts with each lesson learned and each moment spent teaching. The benefits of being a tutor are staggering, and yet so...

How to Ace an Interview

My last post was about how to ace a college exam, so I thought I’d follow it up with my take on “how to ace an interview.” Four years later, I am now a senior at Illinois, and I am so excited to be graduating soon...

Sacrifice & Goals

When it comes to completing a difficult project, we tend to grow anxious as the deadline, be it self-imposed or a commitment to another body, approaches. We grow fearful that the quality of our work is sub-standard. We...

Study Playlists

As midterms roll around, I start my study sessions with a good playlist. In this post, I’ll share some of my favorite study playlists and where I like to crank out those long study sessions.  1. Lo-fi Hip-Hop Beats...

Dedication

What defines dedication? Is it any different from hard work? Is it born within some people and lacking in others? Can it be learned and mastered? When you have a particular goal in mind, more often than not one that...

Residence Options

A big thing I was looking forward to in college was living on my own and having my own place to call my “home” for the next four years of my life.  Prior to coming to college, I wish I knew more about my living options...

Defining a Vision

What defines your vision? What is a vision and how can you move forward with your pursuit of it? When faced with a question such as this, on an undergraduate application essay for instance, it can initially be...

A Success-Oriented Mindset

How do you define success in college? For some it lies in landing a job straight after graduation, and for others it means gaining admission to a graduate program. In my view success is tethered to gaining knowledge of...

Welcome Days!

College is right around the corner! It’s finally time to start packing and planning for your first week at Illinois. Welcome Days is a great opportunity to get acclimated to campus life and for us to introduce you...

Career Resources

As the end of the school year and graduation for the class of 2019 is approaching, I felt like it would be a good time to write about all of the wonderful career resources the university has to offer. Seeking out...

Campus Resources 101

Hello everyone! I hope everyone is having a great semester! As this semester comes to an end, it might be a good time to reiterate all of the amazing resources that are available to students on campus. These resources...

Summer Break Feels

Hello friends! The end of the semester is wrapping up for us here at Illinois. There’s only a few weeks left before summer. I am so excited to get back home and relax! The sun is going to shine and I am going to...

Maintaining Mental Health in College

Over half of the world’s population is struggling with some type of mental health issue. Some people get anxiety before tests, others have seasonal depression. Some actively get help for a diagnosed mental health...

My Favorite Libraries

I can’t believe that the first semester of this school year is already beginning to wind down. With the end of the semester, of course, comes preparing for final projects and final exams. Finals can be a stressful time...