Category - Resources

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

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...

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...

Traveling From Champaign-Urbana to Chicago

Many freshmen coming to the University of Illinois do not bring a car with them. At the same time, many freshmen get homesick and want to take a weekend trip home. So without a car and with a burning desire to head...

Three Books Every Incoming Freshman Should Read

For those of you who don’t know, I am studying Middle Grades Education in hopes of teaching middle school language arts. Reading has always been important to me. I’ve read nearly every book ever assigned to...