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April 16, 2020

This week on the 'gram:

~~ Bloom Where You Are Planted ~~

We miss you more than you miss strolling past this gorgeous tree.
But we know you're accomplishing beautiful things, despite the current circumstances.
Keep doing what you're doing, Illini!

#GreatMinds #ThinkEdILLINOIS


Virtual Opportunities


Attention Graduating Seniors: 2020 Convocation Video
The College is actively planning alternative experiences to ensure our graduates are recognized in special ways. We are creating a 2020 Convocation Video for you, family, and friends to watch while "gathering" safely online. Get more details and submit a photo here, and watch for more information by email.

Shape Future Opportunities in Humanities-related Research Events and Activities
The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) wants to expand research and engagement opportunties for undergraduate students, and needs your help. Sign up to give your feedback in a focus group format. You do not need to be a declared humanities major or minor to participate—just interested in books, TV and film, history, culture, philosophy, politics, religion, arts, theatre, and more. Let your voice be heard!

Attend a Virtual Leadership Certificate Workshop
The Illinois Leadership Center is happy to share that the Leadership Certificate Workshops are now being offered online for students interested in enrolling or completing the program this semester. Once you have registered you will receive a link to join the Zoom meeting and any materials needed. Learn more and register here.

Check Out a RIO Mindfulness Session with the Counseling Center
These times are not easy. Classes have switched online, we’ve been told to maintain social distance, and life is very different than it was a few weeks ago. Many people are having strong reactions to these changes. RIO, which is led by Counseling Center clinicians, provides an interactive experience that helps you: 1. Learn mindfulness skills to identify why you’re feeling the emotions you are and accept them; 2. Manage stress, anxiety, and other emotions productively; 3. Identify what’s most important to you and prioritize accordingly.

This series is open to all Illinois students—you do not need to be a current client of the Counseling Center. They do strongly encourage you to be available to attend both online sessions. Register here.

The Writers Workshop is Still Here for You
As the University makes the transition to online instruction, the Writers Workshop will continue to support your students. They have online consultations available to provide writing feedback, a number of useful resources on our website, and are available for virtual class presentations and collaborations by request through Zoom or other interfaces. Make an online appointment here.

Meet with the Career Center
Meet with a career coach, attend drop-in advising, or just check-in with the Career Center virtually or by phone. Visit careercenter@illinois.edu to learn more.

Attend a Fulbright Info Session
Application priority deadline: June 22
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards approximately 2,200 full scholarships annually to students for a year of study, research or English teaching in any of 140 countries worldwide.  

The National and International Scholarship Program will be hosting information sessions (starting April 7th) for undergraduate students and recent alumni to provide an overview of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, including eligibility, grant types, and application advice. Learn about the various info sessions here.

Attend Global Education Symposium 2020
October 14-17
The Office of International Programs invites you to participate in the second annual Global Education Symposium this fall. The symposium includes a conference with poster sessions, panels, presentations, and more. Registration is now open! Learn more here.


Scholarships + Awards


Attend an Online Writing Workshop for the Schwarzman Scholars Program
Workshop: April 17; 3 - 4 p.m.
Schwarzman Scholars is a program for the next generation of young leaders, anchored in a fully-funded 11-month Master’s Degree in Global Affairs at Beijing’s Tsinghua University. The experience encompasses unparalleled opportunities in and outside the classroom, including extensive leadership training, a network of senior mentors, optional internships, career development, and travel seminars around China. Schwarzman Scholars prepares young leaders for a world where China plays a vital role. Scholars learn from world-class faculty and guest speakers about the emergence of China as an economic and political force through a rigorous and dynamic core curriculum. More information is available here.

Access the online workshop here.


Career + Professional Development


Work with International Student and Scholar Services
International Student and Scholar Services is looking for students to join their team. Learn more and apply here.


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