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We care, we support, we listen.

We care about you and want to support your achievement.
Here's how we can help:

Conversations with Dean Gene
We continue to seek your input so that we can be responsive to your needs and concerns.

Professional development 
Life + Career Design in the Pandemic and ACES + LAS Virtual Career Fair

Academic support
Academic success workshops

Contact an Advisor
Happening Across LAS

Conversations with Dean Gene: we want to hear from you
Application for first session due: 2 p.m. (CST) Tuesday, Sept. 15
In the College of LAS, nothing means more to us than providing our students a quality student experience. To better understand just what this semester is like for you, LAS Dean Gene Robinson will be hosting a series of student conversations over Zoom throughout the months of September, October, and November. During these 30-minute Zoom sessions, you’ll have the chance to share your experience this fall and ask questions that are on your mind. You can apply to participate in the Thursday, Sept. 17 session here.

Take the first step in setting a Life + Career Goal
Noon (CST) Monday, Sept. 14 or Friday, Sept. 18 via Zoom
Feeling a bit overwhelmed and don't know how to start making progress on your personal or career development? Would you like help setting a goal for our new Life + Career Design in a Pandemic? The Life + Career Design interns can help you take that first step - setting a goal. Attend one of these practical 30-minute workshops to help you identify, set, and follow through on the goals that matter to you.

Ready to Chart Your Own Life + Career Adventure?
10 a.m. (CST) Friday, Sept. 18 via Zoom
Do you have a goal or two that you would like to accomplish over this semester, year, or perhaps your entire time here at Illinois? Join our Life + Career Design interns as they present one of these interactive workshops on Wayfinding. If you're going on a journey it helps to have a map, and this workshop will help you create one for your personal journey... whatever that might be.

Prepare for ACES + LAS Virtual Career Fair with The Career Center
4-5 p.m. (CST) Monday, Sept. 14 via Zoom
4-5 p.m. (CST) Monday, Sept. 21 via Zoom
The ACES + LAS Virtual Career Fair will be held in a virtual platform this year. It’s important to know what to expect before participating in a virtual career fair. Attending a virtual career fair is an important step towards obtaining an internship or full-time employment. This workshop teaches you what to expect as well as how to create your elevator pitch, navigate employer sessions, and follow up with employers after the event. Advance registration is required.

Contact a Life + Career Design intern 
The Life + Career Design interns are available to offer peer advising for virtual study abroad opportunities, undergraduate research, and career planning. We can offer you assistance with resume preparation, help you explore possible majors and career paths, and help you re-design your student life in light of the impact of COVID-19. The lab is open virtually each weekday from noon to 2 p.m. via this Zoom link or you may contact us for an appointment at another time.

Apply for LAS Leaders
Application due: 11:59 p.m. (CST) Thursday, Sept. 17

LAS Leaders is a registered student organization that consists of 40 LAS undergraduate students who strengthen the relationships among the college's students, alumni, and friends. Leaders do this by serving as the college's student alumni ambassadors. Students are selected for the organization based on their commitment to representing the college through programs and community service.

Networking and job search writing
Noon to 1 p.m. (CST) Tuesday, Sept. 15 via Zoom
Attending a virtual career fair or other networking event? This presentation, hosted by the Writers Workshop, will provide tips for corresponding concisely and professionally in platforms like email and LinkedIn. This event will be held through Zoom; please register here in advance. If you have any questions, please email hereThe Writers Workshop is a College of LAS unit that supports undergraduate and graduate academic and professional writing.

Happening Across Campus

ACES Student Success Workshops set for Fall 2020
Study Practices that Produce Results workshop: 6:30 p.m. (CST) Wednesday, Sept. 16 via Zoom
ACES Student Success Workshops are designed to provide students with an interactive experience to enhance their academic learning. For Fall 2020, workshops will be offered in a virtual format. All University of Illinois students are invited to attend. Dates and times are subject to change. For questions, please contact Logan Honegger, ACES Coordinator for Advising & Student Success. 

iCU Intercultural Dialogue Series - Peru: Unknown Treasures
7-8:30 p.m. (CST) Wednesday, Sept. 16 via Zoom
Wanting to learn amazing features beyond ceviche, Cusco, and Machu Picchu? Join us for a night of discovering the unknown treasures of Peru with personal stories of diversity: new places, food, and people. Go here for the zoom link and more info. 

Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program sets informational meetings
2-3 p.m. (CST) Wednesday, Sept. 16 via Zoom
2-3 p.m. (CST) Friday, Sept. 25 via Zoom
The Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program offers undergraduate students with little or no research experience the opportunity to assist advanced graduate students with their research projects. Through a one-on-one research experience with their graduate student mentor, undergraduate students will have the opportunity to learn what it means to do research, create knowledge, and produce scholarship. Get tips on creating a good statement of interest, why you should participate, and get your questions answered at our online informational meetings. For more information about URAP, and to apply to the program, please visit our website

Career Center offers coaching appointments
30-minute sessions 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
During the Fall 2020 semester, The Career Center offers career coaching appointments online or by phone. Limited in-person appointments may be available. Call 217-333-0820 to check availability and schedule in-person appointments.

Dates and Deadlines

Deadline to drop, elect CR/NCR, or elect grade replacement in a first half session course
Friday Sept. 18

ICT/Curriculum changes for Spring 2021
Monday, Oct. 5 through Friday, Oct. 30

Deadline to drop, elect CR/NCR, or elect grade replacement in a full semester course
Friday, Oct. 16

Second half-session courses begin
Monday, Oct. 19

Deadline to add a second half-session course
Friday, Oct. 23



To contact a college-level advisoruse the online chat, online advising appointment calendar and queue, and online forms for program change requests.

Find a list of unit and college advisors along with hours and contact information on the college website.


The LAS Lineup provides information about events, opportunities, and deadlines to help you plan your week.
It is published by the LAS Student Academic Affairs Office every Monday morning during the fall and
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