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!

What Does Networking Look Like in College?

What is networking? In college, you’re going to hear this word very often: networking. Networking in real life is similar to networking on social media. You gain new followers on Twitter and Instagram, and you add...

Finding Spring Semester Motivation

As we’re well into the Spring semester, I personally feel that it can be somewhat challenging to stay motivated throughout the semester. With this in mind, I have some ways of staying motivated and to finish the...

Tips For Applying To Graduate School

Applying to graduate school at any time can be a stressful experience. During a time of virtual everything, the process of finding and applying to graduate programs can be even more daunting. But there are ways to...

I’m ready to Zoom! Are you?

Where’s the motivation? I don’t know about you, but coming back from break was a bit more difficult this year. Any other year, I’d be excited about the chance to come back to campus, be reunited with my friends...

“Who You Were Made To Be”

November 14, 2020 Earlier this week, Joanna Gaines, released her second children’s book titled The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be. A group of kids foster their unique skills, come together to build hot air...

Build Yourself Up!

I was recently talking to a friend of mine about a few of the goals that I’m currently working towards and how difficult it’s been to remind myself of my own capabilities. For context, I am currently...

No Opportunity Is Too Small

I don’t know about anyone else, but the start of quarantine came with several other challenges besides not seeing my friends for 6+ months. I found myself sitting in my room worrying about how in the world was I...

How To Create A Productive Study/Work Space

Virtual learning and working have presented several challenges for everyone over the past seven months, but many students, including myself, have struggled with finding a way to make their new study and work area feel...

Tips For Successful E-Learning

Whether you are currently sitting in a dorm room, an apartment bedroom, or a childhood home, I bet you hoped it wouldn’t double as your classroom this fall. One of the hardest things about going to school online or in a...

How I’m Navigating A Remote Internship

In this time of remote learning, communicating, and working due to COVID-19 safety precautions, it can be difficult figuring out how to maintain a balanced lifestyle between personal matters and professional ones when...

Reflecting on My Semester

I still find it weird telling people I’m a sophomore. It’s hard to believe that a year and a half of school has flown by so fast. As I approach the end of my third semester, I realize how much I’ve...

Graduation

At the time of writing this blog, only a couple of big projects and a handful of days stand between myself and graduation. It is unbelievable to think that it has been four years since I embarked on this journey. When I...

Graduation Lookbook

As our seniors start counting down the days until graduation, the first question people bring up is: What are your plans after college? Below are some of the responses you might hear! 1. Job A large percent of our...