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February 27, 2020

This week on the 'gram:

"A little throwback for your Thursday."

Events + Opportunities

Volunteer with Champaign Unit 4
Champaign Unit 4 Schools are looking for volunteer tutors at two locations:

Novak Academy alternative high school, Algebra 1, MWF 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. or MWF from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Garden Hills Elementary, homework and reading for grades 3 - 5, Mondays from 3 - 4 p.m.

Interested volunteers for either school can contact Lauren Smith at 217-351-3722 or smithla@u4sd.org.

Take Advantage of FREE Tutoring with the Office of Minority Student Affairs
The Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA) Academic Services Center offers matched and drop-in tutoring free to University of Illinois undergraduate students. Sign up and find out more here. OMSA also offers other resources such as mentoring, workshops, and supplemental instruction. Visit omsa.illinois.edu to learn more.

Set Up a Mock Interview
Practice interviewing and receive feedback to prepare for actual interviews with a 60 minute session tailored to your career interests. Appointments are available at The Career Center, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Schedule an appointment here.

Attend Workshop Wednesdays with the Illinois Leadership Center
The ILC offers a series known as "Workshop Wednesdays." These are offered to all University of Illinois students and are held at the Illinois Leadership Center located in room 290 in the Illini Union. There are a variety of workshops offered for students to attend. Some of the topics for the spring semester are: conflict management, empowerment, and how to lead. Find the full list of workshops and how to register here

Attend an Undergraduate Research Workshop 
The Office of Undergraduate Research hosts various workshops designated to help undergraduate students with their research projects. The spring workshops are: The Value of Undergraduate Research, Getting Started in Undergraduate Research, and Proposal Writing for Undergraduate Research. Learn more and find workshop dates here.

Attend a Spring i-Program
Registration has opened for the Illinois Leadership Center's spring i-Programs. Programs include: Intersect, Imprint, Integrity, Inclusion, and Ignite. Learn more and register here.

Apply for a One-Year Master's Program
Application Deadline: March 1

The Master of Science in Health Technology is a professional one-year master’s program consisting of 36 credit hours. The College of Applied Health Sciences is collaborating with Grainger College of Engineering to strengthen students skills in human factors and engineering concepts applied to technology. The program culminates in an applied capstone experience, where students are paired with industry, academic, or community partners. Learn more here.

Apply for the 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium
Application Deadline: March 1

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is now accepting submissions for the 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS), set for Thursday, April 30, 2020. The URS is the signature event of Undergraduate Research Week (April 26 - May 2), and brings together students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus, as well as corporate partners and sponsors, to learn more about undergraduate research and its potential to change the world. Over the course of the day, students present their work in concurrent oral and poster presentations (including creative performances), the breadth and scope of which reflect not only the wide range of academic disciplines at the University of Illinois, but also speak to the caliber of our undergraduates. Learn more and apply here.

Network with D.I.N.E.
April 1; 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Illini Union, Room B

Attend the Diversity and Inclusion Networking Exchange (D.I.N.E.) to connect with employers that value diversity and inclusion, practice networking in a casual setting, hear what employers look for in new hires, and learn what questions you can ask to determine if an organization meets your needs. Register here.

Check Out the 22nd Annual Ebertfest
April 15-18
Virginia Theatre, Champaign

Roger Ebert’s Film Festival is held every April in Champaign, Illinois, and organized by the College of Media at the University of Illinois. Roger Ebert, the TV and Chicago Sun-Times film critic, was a native of the adjoining town of Urbana, Illinois an alumnus of the University, and founded the festival in 1999. Learn more about the Fest here.

Scholarships + Awards

Apply for Research Support Grant (RSG)
Application deadline: March 12
The RSG grant provides students from all disciplines with the funds necessary to conduct research or creative projects during the academic year both on and off campus (including summer terms). Awards will be up to $2,000 and are meant to cover research travel costs, living expenses incurred during academic breaks (i.e., winter break and summer terms, NOT regular semester living expenses), and materials or other ancillary costs. Apply here


Career + Professional Development

Work with iPALS
The Illinois Physical Activity and Life Skills (iPALS) Wellness Program is seeking qualified undergraduate and graduate students for both hourly-paid and for college course credit positions for this summer. iPALS is a summer learning and enrichment program for children attending elementary schools in Champaign Unit 4 Schools, specifically targeting youth who experience poverty and are enrolled in the free and reduced school lunch program. The Program will focus on (a) social and emotional learning, (b) physical activity, (c) academic enrichment, (d) nutrition education, and (e) lifestyle enrichment. Learn more and apply here.

Work at Camp Lonehollow
Texas Hill Country

Camp Lonehollow is a premier co-ed residential summer camp located on 3,000 acres of beautiful Texas Hill Country. Their mission is to enrich lives, strengthen connections, and create lasting relationships with the community. Every summer they hire more than 250 couselors to work with children ages 7-16. The counseling positions
provide students with an opportunity to grow professionally and apply curriculum covered in the program in a fun, unique, and challenging work environment. They also work with universities and students to fulfill any internship or course requirements. Learn more and apply here.

Work at Camp Starlight
Northeast Pennsylvania

Camp Starlight is a premier summer camp located in Starlight, Pennsylvania, just two and a half hours northwest of New York City. The camp offers an active and structured sleepaway camp program in a wide variety of activites that include athletics, water sports, creative and preforming arts, and outdoor activities. They are looking for educators to fill their available staff positions. Learn more and apply here.

Save the Date for the Educators' Job Fair
March 2; 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn, Champaign
There will be over 100 schools and districts in attendence. Register on Handshake to receive detailed pre-fair information on: what districts and schools will be present; booth numbers; and what positions are available. The Hilton Garden Inn is conveniently located on the MTD 10 Gold bus route. View recruiters and positions here.

Work for Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy This Summer
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy is looking for students to join their Summer@ISMA program which focuses on teaching STEM to elementary and middle school aged students. SITE interns co-teach or solo teach students, while Summer Camp Assistants provide a supportive role similar to a teaching assistant. The deadline for SITE intern applications is March 20; Summer Camp Assistant applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more and apply here.


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