Category - Resources

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

Black Spaces at UIUC

Going to a PWI (Predominantly White Institution), it can be difficult finding spaces where you feel that your experiences as a Black student are prioritized. While there is always room for additions and improvements, I...

Wellness and Working From Home

Instead of staying cooped up at my makeshift dining-room-table desk today, I’m blogging from my hammock outside with my dog at my feet. In times like these, it’s so important to add variety to your days to keep you...

Making the Most of Time

You’re awake. Whatever pleasant dream (or lack thereof) you were in seconds ago has faded, and you’re now back in reality. Instantaneously, a thought enters your mind. Depending on what’s going on in...

How To Handle Burnout

Burnout is a very real experience that several people go through during their time as a student as well as in the workforce. I myself have experienced burnout during my time in college, and it is an experience that left...

Keep On Keeping On

“One day, you’re 17 and you’re planning for someday … … And then quietly, without you ever really noticing, someday is today. And then someday is yesterday. And this is your life.”—John Green...

Attending an i-Program

Illinois Leadership Center This past school year, I had the opportunity to attend two different i-Programs through the Illinois Leadership Center. These programs focus on what it takes to be a great leader. The programs...

Fun Hobbies

What occupies your time? When we have the choice of choosing what to do with our time away from the stresses of everyday commitments, the temptation to sit back, relax, and go on gazing at the TV is difficult to resist...

Curiosity

When it comes to innate ability, we all differ in what makes us special; it would be fair to argue that none of us are special because we are each unique in our own way, and so if everyone is so immensely special in...

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...