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September 2-7, 2014

Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Health Professional Society Fall Rush Information Sessions
Tues, Sept. 2 and Tuesday, Sept. 9, 5-6 p.m.
1090 Lincoln Hall (Sept. 2) and 161 Noyes (Sept. 9)
Come find out about the nation’s oldest and largest national honor society for pre-health students! Members of the AED Illinois Delta chapter come from all concentrations in pre-health fields, such as pre-med, pre-dent, pre-PT, pre-PA, and even pre-vet. AED is a member of U of I’s Professional Greek Council and is the only pre-health professional society on campus. Attend one of our fall rush information sessions to find out more and check out our website and Facebook page (Alpha Epsilon Delta UIUC) for more rush updates.
Sivani Aluru,
Volunteers Needed: Stress Management Peer Leaders
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 5 p.m.
407 Illini Union
McKinley Heath Center’s Health Education Unit is seeking volunteers to become Stress Management Peer Leaders. SMP is dedicated to providing education and awareness to U of I students on stress-related topics and concerns. We facilitate stress-related workshops, participate in campuswide program planning and other organizational events while embracing the diversity of our campus. This is a great opportunity to enhance leadership skills and meet new and interesting people. Strong communication skills desired. This hands-on experience is a great volunteer opportunity!
Rachel Foster,
AAPH First General Body Meeting
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 6 p.m.
165 Noyes
Come out and learn what we have planned for the year and how AAPH can benefit you and your future in the health field. Food and refreshments will be provided! If you have any questions, contact us at the email below.
Psi Chi and Undergraduate Psychology Association meeting
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 6:30 p.m.
142 Psychology Building
Interested in psychology? Join Psi Chi/UPA to learn more about different areas of psychology and what you can do with your psych degree. Psi Chi/UPA also holds social, volunteer, and fundraising events so you can get involved and meet other psych majors just like you. We are the only psychology organization on campus, so there’s no reason you shouldn’t join! Come out to our first meeting to learn more about our RSO. Even if you are not a psych major yet, definitely come! All majors welcome. “We’re Psyched” to see you next week!
Zoya Siddiqui,
Phi Gamma Nu Professional Business Fraternity Information Night
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Lincoln Hall Theater, 702 S. Wright, Urbana
Phi Gamma Nu Professional Business Fraternity focused on preparing our members for the professional world after college. We pride ourselves in having a diverse membership as we accept all majors. We stand on three pillars: professionalism, social, and philanthropy. See you there!
Ryan Stern,
HEARTS First General Meeting/Ethnic Potluck
Thursday, Sept. 4, 6 p.m.
TBD (somewhere in Lincoln Hall)
Welcome back, students! If you are looking for a pre-health organization to join, HEARTS (Healing Everything and Reaching the Soul) is the one to join! Come out to our first general meeting where there will be plenty of free delicious food and learn about how we can help you on your path to your dream job. We offer tutoring, volunteer opportunities, guest speakers, workshops, etc., to make the process a little more bearable. Can’t wait to see you there! If interested, email the address below and we will keep you posted on the room information and updates! or
Sexual Health Peers Accepting Volunteers
Friday, Sept. 5 and Friday, Sept. 12, 1 p.m.
222 McKinley Health Center
Sexual Health Peers are accepting volunteers for fall semester. SHPs educate students about sexual health and safety through workshops and awareness events. Meetings are held every Friday. To express interest or get more information, email Kim Rice.
Kim Rice,

Opportunities to Plan For

LAS Dress for Success
Register now. Event is on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 6 p.m.
Lincoln Hall Theater
Learn what to wear and what not to wear for interviews, internships, and job fairs. Student models will show you how to create the perfect image that employers are looking for. Everyone in attendance will get coupons from our partners at Macy’s to help start that professional wardrobe. Don’t miss this one-time special event for all LAS students! Registration is required at the website below for a free ticket and to be entered in a drawing to win prizes.
Ruth Hoffman,
International Students and Starting a Company Workshop
Thursday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
2405 Siebel Center
Are you an international student? Are you interested in starting a company, but aren’t sure how to proceed? Join us for a workshop given by Jenifer Brown, a lawyer who specializes in immigration law. You will get your questions answered and also get free lunch!
Danyelle Michelini,
Silicon Valley Workshop: Apply Today
Applications due Monday, Oct. 6
Interested in meeting Silicon Valley’s biggest players in entrepreneurship, innovation, and venture capital over winter break? Thirty students will spend a week in Silicon Valley visiting startups and leading tech companies and networking with prominent, entrepreneurial Illinois alumni. Trip dates: January 11-17, 2015
Danyelle Michelini,

Jobs and Internships

Illio Yearbook: Apply for an Executive Position
Applications due Monday, Sept. 8
Illini Media Building, 512 E. Green, Champaign
Do you have experience in writing, photography, or design? Do you want leadership experience? The Illio yearbook staff has executive positions available for the 2014-2015 academic year. We are looking for talented and enthusiastic students to lead the Illio staff members in the available positions of writing editor, assistant writing editor, photo editor, and design editor. Email Amanda at the address below to apply for a position. Join the tradition!
Amanda Adreani,
Internships Search for Internships (updated weekly)
See opportunities at Pepsi, the Walt Disney Company, and more!

LAS Chalk is written by and for LAS students. Free expression and a diversity of viewpoints are encouraged in LAS Chalk. Events and opinions published or portrayed in LAS Chalk are not necessarily endorsed by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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