Writing effective personal statements
5-6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 311 Gregory Hall
Learn how to write an effective personal statement, also called an “application essay” or “statement of purpose.” This presentation will review successful strategies and help you develop a plan for your personal statement. The Writers Workshop
Humanities Professional Resource Center student open house
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 105 Gregory Hall
The Humanities Professional Resource Center offers career advising and opportunities specifically focused on humanities students. Come by the center on Thursday to check out the space, meet the career advisors, and enjoy some snacks. Kirstin Wilcox
Design your study abroad workshop
2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2043 Lincoln Hall
Want to study abroad but don’t know where to start? During this workshop, a peer study abroad specialist will go over the best ways to inquire, engage, and create the right program for you. Elly Hanauer
Becoming a lawyer or judge?
2-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 404 David Kinley Hall
The Department of Political Science is hosting a presentation, Becoming a Lawyer and a Judge, for students with LAS alumnus and Distinguished Service Award winner John Coady. Join us for refreshments and hear from John, who has served as both a lawyer and judge in Illinois. RSVP here.
Meet and greet with Billy Dec
2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 1000 Lincoln Hall
Meet with LAS Alumni Achievement Award honoree and economics alumnus Billy Dec during a meet and greet opportunity. He is an entertainment television personality, attorney, and entrepreneur. Register here.
Billy Dec: Food. Roots.
3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, Lincoln Hall Theater
Join LAS alumnus and Alumni Achievement Award recipient Billy Dec as he discusses his rise to success and a subsequent desire to return to his roots. He will take you into his journey to the Philippines on a quest to find his last living elders, learn the recipes of his ancestors, and gain a deeper understanding of his cultural and culinary identity. A trailer of Billy’s new PBS documentary will also be shown and time will be allowed to ask questions at the end. This event is open to all students.
Weekly Tech Tidbit
Are you making a student film and in need of some cameras and microphones? Need a specific calculator for your midterm, or an iClicker for lecture? Want to try a new gaming system? The UGL has a wide variety of technology available to loan to U of I students. Stop by the Loanable Technology Desk in the UGL, or explore the Media Commons Loanable Technology website to learn more!