Category - Resources

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

Traveling from Champaign to Chicago

As we all know, there’s plenty to keep you busy in Champaign-Urbana. But sometimes—just sometimes—we understand that students might want to head up north to a quaint little town known as Chicago. Chicago is technically...

Resources for Native American Students at UIUC

Diversity is one of UIUC’s strengths. We want our students to have access to resources that are valuable to them on a personal level, which often means providing resources that fit with students’ individual cultural...

Advice from College Seniors on Mental Health

Your mental health is extremely important and it’s essential that you have the tools and resources you need to support yourself. Around this time of the year, students are deciding on the colleges they want to...

How to Turn Around an Unproductive Day

As students, it’s not uncommon that we have a lot on our plate at any given time. When you’re feeling burned out, exhausted, or just downright unmotivated, it can be difficult to stay on top of everything...

Mental Health Services at UIUC

Taking care of your mental health is one of the most important things you’ll do in college. We want to make it as easy as possible for every student to have access to the resources and help they need to enjoy their...

A Freshman’s Guide To Internships and Jobs

Over the last few years, I have taken up the practice of reading every single school email that comes through to me. No matter what the content or relevancy is to me. Because of this, I have landed a few part-time job...

Leadership and Where to Find It

When we arrive at college, it seems like the opportunities are endless. Don’t get me wrong, they are definitely nearly endless, but sometimes figuring out where to start can feel overwhelming. College is an incredible...

How to Be an Environmentally Friendly Student

Trying to lessen your impact on our environment doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here’s three ways to be environmentally friendly as a student.  1. Buy secondhand. When you move into housing on campus, there are so...

What To Do When You’re Sick

Being sick and in college is terrible. There is nothing worse than trying to pay attention during a lecture with a raging headache. Luckily, there are plenty solutions you can utilize while on campus. But it is...

How to Transition Back to In-Person Learning

You may be an incoming first-year student with normal back-to-school woes amplified by the abnormal nature of the world right now. You may be an upper-level student who had established a comfortable routine before...

There’s an App for That

As college students gather around campus each semester, it is important to have various different applications available at the touch of their fingertips. Below is a list of those practical apps that will help...

LGBTQ+ Resources at UIUC

I have known I was different for a long time. Growing up, I was always the only boy who played with the girls. I was the only boy who did not want to play football. I was the only boy with a really high voice. Coming to...

You’re Not Lazy, You’re in a Pandemic

This semester has been interesting for many reasons, to say the least, but a common feeling amongst most students I’ve come in contact with has been lacking the desire or energy to do much of anything. While...

How to Organize Your School Day

As a student, it can sometimes be overwhelming to plan ahead or even plan day-of with the activities and tasks that you have to do. Today, I’m sharing some tips and advice that have helped me get organized. 1...

Prepping to Take the GRE at Home

Well, it’s my senior year, and I must admit, it’s not going quiteee like I had imagined. Nonetheless, my final year in undergraduate means that it is time for me to tackle the Graduate Record Examination, or...

Getting Ready for a Virtual Semester

After an unconventional spring semester and an equally strange summer, I’m really looking forward to going back to school, and I hope you all are too! I’m excited to get back into the routine of having class every day...

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...