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Resumes, Cover Letters, Interviews!
Visit the Career Center at Illinois 

Visit the Career Center at Illinois to get the assistance you need to ensure that you are prepared  for the Job or Internship you want! The Career Center offers 30-minute individual Career Coaching sessions Monday- Friday at 9:00am -5:00pm. 


Check out I-Link for upcoming career fairs, networking events, jobs, internships and more. You can create a profile and log-in to I-Link to explore the variety of options for Illini students. 

 Major Decision

Are you considering changing your Major? At the Career Center you can receive help through personalized sessions and assessments that provide insight to majors or careers that aim to connect with your passions! Consider taking the EPICS assessment for tailored academic and career tips and resources!


Black History Month
Calendar of Events for Black History Month 2017 

Check out the many events on campus and in the community that explore, highlight and celebrate the history and culture of African-Americans.



Central Black Student Union (CBSU) Cotton Club Variety Show: Saturday, February 18, 2017, 2:30pm at Foellinger Auditorium

The Cotton Club Variety Show is annual production hosted by the Central Black Student Unions that serves as a tribute to African-American performers. This year’s theme “Showtime at the Apollo” will highlight a rich history and culture of music and contribution to the arts.  

Food For the Soul—Kid Cudi to Kanye: Black Masculinity and Mental Health:, Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 12pm at BNAACC

Food for the Soul is part of the weekly OIIR Lunch On Us conversations. This week’s conversation is centered around a stigmatized, yet relevant topic of the mental health of African American men prompted by social media and black men in popular culture. It will serve as a safe space to openly discuss mental wellness as well as the importance of self and community care.

Black and Latino Male Summit 2017 

2017 Black and Latino Male Summit: Saturday, February 25, 2017, 9am-4pm at I-Hotel and Conference Center.

This year’s theme is “Reviving Our Roots: The Cultivation of the Afro-Latino Diaspora”. This year’s summit strives to provide a forum for Black and Latino men to discuss the role of history in today’s Black and Latino male experience. The Summit is open to all and is free to UIUC students. It is a great precursor to a continued conversation that will take place during the Black and Latina Womyn Summit in April.

PCH Highligts

Residents in Private Certified Housing are making connections, exploring cultures and getting involved in the community. Check out these highlights from some our PCH facilities.

Happy Lunar New Year 


新年快樂! Happy Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rooster!!! Armory House residents celebrated Lunar New Year by writing traditional Chinese couplets in calligraphy on red banners, practicing the art of Chinese paper cutting and enjoying an authentic Lunar New Year dinner. Good luck this Rooster Year to ALL! 

 Women Newman Hall pose for a group shot on the ice.


Some residents of Newman Hall took a study break to the hit the ice! There's quite a bit going on at Newman including a swing dance this Friday, Feb. 4 featuring live music from one of UIUC’s Jazz bands. Newman residents are also having an up incoming folk musician perform Saturday, Feb. 5. 


Presby Hall

In partnership with the McKinley Foundation, Presby Hall has created an exhibition space for wall-mounted art. This space will be open to students as well as to local artists, to exhibit their work on a non-permanent basis.If you are interested in having your work displayed, please email


Many Private Certified facilities have updated guest/vistation policies during the weekend of March 3rd, 2017. Check with your Private Certified facility for details regarding policies.

You Are Invited
There's always something to do in C-U
CU'S Got Talent 

CU's Got Talent

FEBRUARY 4, 2017 | 5 - 9 PM




Champaign Park District Job Fair
Saturday, February 11, 10am-1pm
Douglass Annex
804 N Fifth Street , Champaign
Works of Art 

TEDxUIUC Salon 2: Works of Art

Sunday, Feburary 12th, 7-8:30 PM
 Illini Union, Illini Rooms A/B

Spring Break & Chill
March 17, 2017-March 27th, 2017

Spring break is March 17th-March 27th.  Some PCH facilities will be open with limited or no dining services available. Check with your facility to learn about break housing. Remember, if your facility's dining is not available; you can also purchase Illini Cash to dine in University Dining locations and other campus restuarants!

To purchase Illini Cash



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