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Whatever you want to read about—from campus life to application tips—you’ll find it here, starting with our newest content.

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Facts and Myths of Summer Internships

by Daniel

August 1, 2015

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Career Plans, Everyday Life, Work

Hi everyone!   It’s been awhile since I last posted on here, but that’s because I’ve been super busy with  my summer internship. What did I do you ask? Well, I was fortunate to be a Marketing and Public Relations Intern for the Illinois …

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5 Tips For Writing Your Application Essay

by Daniel

July 31, 2015

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Application, Career Plans

Every summer, incoming high school seniors are checking their dream school’s website to see if the essay has been posted. Lucky for you future Illini, the essay prompt has been posted!   So you might be a little freaked out looking at the ess…

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The Essay Prompt is posted!

by Veronica

July 30, 2015

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Admission Requirements, Application, Selectivity

Holy bananas! The application essay prompt is posted for you! As many of you know, the application opens on September 1. We realize that things can get hectic and stressful senior year, so we post the essay questions early to give you the opportunity t…

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Faces of Illinois: Meet Amber!

by Sassy

July 28, 2015

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Campus Visits, Campustown, Career Plans, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life

How goes it, Illini and friends? It's time to introduce a new admissions counselor this week! You can follow my introduction of counselors through the hashtag #FacesofILLINOIS on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Counselor: Amber Hometown: Rob…

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Summer Plans Part II

by Sivani

July 24, 2015

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Everyday Life

During the summer of my freshman year, I wrote a post called "Summer Plans Part I" (you can read it here). I wrote a list of 10 things I had planned to complete over the summer, complete with jobs and volunteer work I had outlined. I realized I ha…

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Faces of Illinois: Meet Rozy!

by Sassy

July 21, 2015

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Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life, Work

How goes it, Illini and friends? This week I sat down with Rozy and learned a lot about what it means to be an Illinois admissions counselor and how some folks have fun in C-U. You can follow my introduction of admissions counselors through the hashta…

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Senior Specials – Yours Truly

by Sivani

July 18, 2015

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Application

Why not end this series with a re-introduction to me and reflect on this journey that blogging has taken me through? Plus I haven't been officially introduced to the Class of 2019, and need to clarify my absence for the past semester (more posts on that s…

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Senior Specials – Jon in Molecular and Cellular Biology

by Sivani

July 18, 2015

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Curricula, Everyday Life

To round off the last of this Senior Specials series, I decided to ask my friend Jon if he'd be willing to share another version of the pre-medical/pre-health experience for University of Illinois students. Jon was actually one of my CHEM 105 lab partners…

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Faces of Illinois: Meet Katie!

by Sassy

July 14, 2015

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Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life, Resources

How goes it, Illini and friends? You know, I'm really starting to enjoy my job as a journalist. It's really refreshing to get a new perspective on campus each time, and more important, meet those who make up Illinois. You can follow my introduction o…

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43 More Days of Summer

by Alex

July 12, 2015

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Everyday Life, Transfer to Illinois

Hey everyone! This summer has flown by. Every year seems a little shorter than the last. I keep asking myself how it could already be July! I've spent most of my days being a camp counselor at a Park District near my hometown. Without a doubt, it is the b…

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Faces of Illinois: Meet Olivia!

by Sassy

July 7, 2015

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Campus Visits, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life

How goes it, Illini and friends? It's time we get to know the faces that make up Illinois! Each week I'll be sitting down with a different admissions counselor to ask questions that reveal how unique they are and what they like to do outside of admis…

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Senior Specials – Christine in Industrial Engineering

by Sivani

July 5, 2015

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Career Plans, Everyday Life

Today's Senior Special focuses on a person who has been a regular on this blog - my sophomore roommate, Christine. Her unique journey at the University of Illinois has taken her through multiple colleges, majors, and minors. Furthermore, her extracurricul…

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On-Campus Resources

by Emma

July 4, 2015

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Application

Hi everyone! I cannot believe it is already July. It feels like just yesterday I was closing the door on my dorm room for the last time–soon enough, I will be back on campus, ready to start my sophomore year. I hope everyone is having a wonderful …

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Transfer Scholarship available from IACRAO! APPLY NOW!

by April

June 29, 2015

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Application

Hello to all the Incoming Transfer Students! I hope you've all been getting some time to enjoy summer before we see you on campus in just a few months!!! Today I write to you with some helpful news. The Illinois Association of Collegiate Registrars and…

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Illinois Gems You’ve Got to Explore

by Sassy

June 23, 2015

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Campus Visits, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life, Recreation

How goes it, Illini and friends? Whew! Summer Reg has me feeling insanely popular and photogenic. I'm so glad I’m able to take part in one of the biggest days for the new Illinois Class of 2019! Plus, it's given me a lot of incentive to roam part…

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Senior Specials – Cam in Math, Stats, and Secondary Ed (Oh My!)

by Sivani

June 22, 2015

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Everyday Life

Cameron has been a fantastic friend of mine since freshman year. He actually lived two doors down from me during our freshman year in the dorms! We were both LAS 101 interns together last year, and he even subbed for my class when I wasn't able to make it…

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Senior Specials – Sri in Computer Science

by Sivani

June 18, 2015

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Application

Now that I'm entering my senior year of college (I cannot believe I'm typing this), I wanted to write a series on successful senior students that I have encountered during my time at U of I. This way, I hope to show prospective students and incoming fresh…

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Follow me on Twitter!

by Sassy

June 5, 2015

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Campustown, Everyday Life, Resources

How goes it, Illini and friends? So, after hearing the local squirrels chatting about joining Twitter and the endless supply of wireless tree wifi, it's safe to say I've finally hopped on the social media bandwagon; I've made my very own Twitter page! …

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The Beauty of Summer School

by Daniel

May 31, 2015

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Curricula, Resources

Hey everyone! Hope your summers are going well. I have been busy with Summer School! When you hear the words "Summer School," you think of it as a punishment. Also, you are probably exhausted from all the studying and learning from the year that the la…

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Registration Ready!

by Sassy

May 29, 2015

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Campus Visits

Hey there Illini and friends, Next week is the start of freshman summer registration, and guess what? I get to be a part of it! In fact, you should be on the lookout for me, because if you spot me, you may just get a free t-shirt (more on that when you…

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