Category - Illini Success

Where will Illinois lead you? Our bloggers are all following their own paths. Read about their future plans and goals—they might just be similar to yours!

A Week Before Graduation…

Hello, and happy Saturday, everybody! Today is May 5th, 2018, and as much as I’m denying this, graduation is a week from today! I’m happy, and excited for my adventures in the future, but I will miss all of...

Yay for Grad School!

Hi everyone, and Happy end-of-February! I know that this time of the year involves a lot of hard work, as well as some questions of whether or not it will pay off in the end. It will, I promise. This is easy for me to...

Build Your Brand at Illinois

If there’s one thing I have learned from the excellent advertising program at Illinois, it is that we are all our own individual brands. Just like Nike, Starbucks, and McDonald’s, each person is a brand...

Why I Love Advertising

When I transferred from the Division of General Studies into the College of Media at the end of my freshman year, I was ready to learn all I could about advertising, my new major. Since then, my love for advertising has...

How to Master Your Next Interview

These days, interviews are happening constantly, whether it be a job or college admission. Here are a few tricks to master your next interview. Research the company (or school) you are interviewing with. There...

How Illini Succeed

Thinking about going to college can be nerve-wracking, but also wonderful. And you know what is even more nerve-wracking and wonderful? Thinking about graduating from college! Graduation season is one of my favorite...

Prof(ILL)es Series: Thomas Dowling

This is post 1 of 3 in my Prof(ILL)es Series. If you are interested in learning more about why I’m doing this or what this is, check out my introduction piece. Imagine you’re 15 years old. Imagine that since as long as...

My First Career Fair Experience

As someone who aims to attend graduate school, I did not think about going to career fairs until my senior year. However, as one of my friends said: “It’s a totally unique experience from our school work, and you will...

Got Internships?

Hello everyone, If you’re anything like me, I know you’re excited that summer is finally here! Even if you’ll be bogged down by a summer job or classes, it’s nice to know that you’ll be that much closer to college. I...

The Career Center

Here on our campus, we have a wonderful resource in the Career Center. Throughout college, you’ll want to have a solid resume and cover letter. This will be extremely helpful when you try for your first internship...