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March 18, 2021

Next up on the Student Spotlight is...

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This semester we want to celebrate YOU in our Student Spotlight Blog! First-year students and sophomores, juniors, and seniors please complete this quick survey if you've not yet been featured. See you on the blog!


Virtual Opportunities


NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Watch Party
Friday, March 19, 12 p.m. CST via Zoom
Watch Illinois play Drexel in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament this Friday afternoon! The Zoom watch party includes giveaways and prize packs, a Q & A with a secret Illini guest and trivia hosted by the Illini Union Board. Please note the game will not be streamed live over this Zoom, participants must have access to view the game on their personal device. RSVP here to join, I-L-L! 

D.I.N.E. 2021
Monday, March 22, 6 - 7:30 p.m. CST on Zoom
The Diversity and Inclusion Networking Exchange (D.I.N.E.) 2021 is a great opportunity to practice networking skills, connect with diverse companies, and learn the skills employers value most. Employers from Google, Cargill, City Year, Synchrony Financial and more will be in attendance! Explore the companies in attendance, prepare for the event, and register for the Zoom event here.

Commencement 2021
May 10 - May 17
2021 and 2020 graduates are invited to participate in the in-person individual, private Stage Crossing experience! Interested parties should refer to the official checklist, and note upcoming due dates such as the academic attire order deadline on April 1. Keep an eye on your university email for more information on registration, with responses due by April 15, a
nd check the Commencement website for additional information.

Campus Committee Boards
Being involved in a campus committee allows students an unparalleled opportunity to shape the Illinois experience, represent the student body, and have their ideas heard. With nearly 50 committees to choose from, including an entire category dedicated to sustainability, there's something to peak every Illini's interest. If you are interested in serving on a campus committee, browse through this list and learn more about how you can contribute.

UIUC Anyware
For students who are working remotely on campus or elsewhere, UIUC AnyWare provides secure access to many applications on a variety of devices and operating systems. It also offers a virtual desktop environment allowing users to access applications securely, on multiple devices and operating systems including Windows, MacOS, and Linux, iOS, and Android. Learn more and get started today.

16th Annual Goldstick Family Lecture
Thursday April 22, 4 p.m. CST
Join us for the 16th Annual Goldstick Family Lecture in the Study of Communication Disorders, with guest speaker and University of Texas Austin professor in Autism Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Dr. Sandy Magaña! To partake in the virtual event on April 22, please register online by April 12.

Proud to be First Gen
Wednesday March 24, 5 p.m. CST
Are you a First-Generation student? (A first-gen student is someone whose parents did not complete a four-year college degree.) Join us for a campus wide celebration Proud to be First Gen Workshop Series happening this spring semester! Sponsored by the Broadening Inclusion Grant, this three part celebration kicks off on the evening of March 24 with a campus resource fair. Register today!


Scholarships + Awards


Golden Apple Scholars Applications-2 More Weeks!
Application Deadline: April 1, 2021
This teacher preparation program provides their scholars up to $23,000 in tuition assistance and mentoring that supports the development and success of new, highly-effective teachers for Illinois schools-of-need. Illinois needs passionate resilient young educators like you! High school seniors and first and second-year Illinois college students are eligible to apply.

The Image of Research Competition
Submission Deadline: March 19, 11:59 p.m. CST
This multidisciplinary competition celebrates the diversity and breadth of undergraduate student research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Students are invited to submit entries consisting of an image and brief text that articulates how the image relates to the research. First prize is $300, and second prize is $200. Learn more and apply on their site.

For more information on scholarship opportunities, contact the National and International Scholarships Program at topscholars@illinois.edu or visit their website.


Student Wellness


Art Space: Creative Self-Care
Mondays at 3 p.m. CST
Zoom ID: 828 4384 2873, Password: 266674
Creating art can be a stress release, help calm anxiety, and allow people to process their emotions. On Monday afternoons from 3 to 4 p.m., the Counseling Center offers an Art Space Workshop via Zoom. The workshop is open to all students. It is not counseling and participants will not be asked to share their reflections. 

Cafecito with Counseling Center's Latinx Outreach Team
Tuesdays at 4 p.m. CST
Zoom ID: 831 0750 3371, Password: cafecito
Join the Counseling Center's Latinx Outreach Team every Tuesday at 4 p.m.to discuss communal experiences, mental health, and resources. Drop in whenever you are free. All are welcome!


Career + Professional Development


Online Summer School Opportunity
Looking for a summer opportunity at UIUC? Apply for Global Education and Training's 4-week, online summer school program - Artificial Intelligence in Data Science, taught by top university faculty from the Siebel Center for Computer Science and the School for Information Science. Students will perform hands-on-analysis of real-world datasets to analyze and discover the impact of the data. Apply here, and email GET Program Coordinator Meng Liu at mengliu2@illinois.edu with questions.

Illini Career and Internship Fair
April 1 ,10 a.m. - 4 p.m. CST
This fair is open to all majors and hosted in Handshake! On April 1 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., you will have the opportunity to meet with employers, interact with recruiters through video, audio, or chat, and discover new career opportunities. Pre-schedule 1:1 or group sessions with employers ahead of the fair or on the day-of. Register in advance here!


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