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  • Applying to Graduate and Professional School in Your Discipline, Wed. 11/18

    Thinking of applying to graduate or professional school?  Come to a workshop to hear tips from faculty in your discipline!  Workshops are offered in a variety of different disciplines (See below).  All sessions will take place Wednesday, November 18 from 3:00 - 3:50 pm.

    Area of Study: Faculty Presenter, Location
    Engineering: Dr. Houshang Darabi, TH 208
    Humanities: Dr. Todd DeStigter, TH 215
    Natural Sciences: Dr. Rachel Poretsky, TH 219
    Art/Design: Dr. Joel Palka, BH B21
    Pre-Health: Dr. Pauline Maki, TH 304
    Business: Dr. Helen Roberts, BH 121

    These lectures are part of the Honors College pilot junior seminar, "HON 201: Foundations for the Future," taught by Dr. Molly Hildebrand.  Contact her at with any questions.

  • “Applying to Graduate Programs in Mental Health” Panel Discussion, Wed. 4/22

    Current graduate students will hold a panel-style discussion on Applying to Graduate School Programs

    Including representatives from Masters and Doctoral programs in:

    Clinical Psychology
    Counseling Psychology
    Social Work
    And More!

    Wednesday, April 22, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
    145 BSB
    Refreshments will be served!

    This is a free event sponsored by: Friends of In Touch & PSI CHI Honor’s Society. This event is open to ALL students from psychology and related programs.

    Questions?  Contact Sabrina Velez at

  • Applying to Graduate School in the Humanities, Tues. 10/20

    What does a strong application to graduate school look like? Professor Ralph Keen, Interim Dean of the Honors College and Professor of History, has evaluated many graduate admissions applications over the years and thus has excellent advice to share. He will provide insight and answer your questions about the best ways to begin searching and applying to graduate programs in humanities subjects. Join us to hear the inside scoop about graduate school admissions directly from an expert who has seen it all – on both sides of the admissions process.

    Tuesday, October 20 at 4:00 pm
    Dr. Ralph Keen
    121 Burnham Hall

    RSVP at by October 20 at noon.

    This workshop is part of the Honors College Fall Professional Development Series.  View the full schedule of events here

  • Applying to Graduate Schools in the Humanities with Dean Keen, Tues. 10/4

    Applying to Graduate Schools in the Humanities
    Dean Ralph Keen, Professor of History and Dean of the Honors College

    Tuesday, October 4
    3:30 - 4:30 pm
    121 Burnham Hall

    What does a strong application to graduate school look like?  Professor Ralph Keen, Dean of the Honors College and Professor of History, has evaluated many graduate admissions applications over the years and thus has excellent advise to share.  He will provide insight and answer your questions about the best ways to begin searching and applying to graduate programs in humanities subjects.  Join us to hear the inside scoop about graduate school admissions directly from an expert who has seen it all -- on both sides of the admissions process.

    RSVP by Tuesday, October 4 at

    Questions? Contact Stephanie O'Leary at

    This workshop is part of the Honors College Fall Professional Development Series. View the full workshop series here:

  • Apply Now for Humanity in Action Fellowships in Europe and the US!

    Applications for the 2017 Humanity in Action Fellowship programs are now open!

    Humanity in Action Fellowship programs in Europe (Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, Sarajevo and Warsaw): May 26 - June 25, 2017.

    John Lewis Fellowship program in Atlanta, Georgia: July 5 - 30, 2017. 

    We invite applications from students and recent graduates of U.S. colleges and universities  who are passionate about active and responsible citizenship, diversity and human rights. Current sophomores, juniors and seniors as well as graduates from the undergraduate classes of 2015 and 2016 are eligible. Applications for students and recent graduates from European universities will open in late fall. The deadline to apply to these programs is January 4, 2017 at 11:59pm PST

  • Apply to Attend the 2019 Goldman Sachs Honors Symposium

  • Apply to Attend University of Houston Stepping into Graduate School Day

  • Apply to be an Ignite Mentor!

  • Apply to be an RA or PM in Campus Housing for 2017-18, Deadline 1/22

    Interested in Applying to be an RA or PM for 2017-2018?

    Are you looking for a unique, challenging, and fun leadership opportunity for the 2017-2018 academic year? APPLY to be a Resident Assistant (RA) or a Peer Mentor (PM) for Campus Housing!

    RAs and PMs serve as resources, community builders, administrators, role models, and peer educators for our residents. As members of a residence hall staff, RAs and PMs work collaboratively with other departmental staff to create an educational advantage. RAs are responsible for building and facilitating a positive and strong communities.  PMs seek to help residents develop strong study skills and academic communities.

    *Applications are now live!*

    To learn more, attend an upcoming Info Session:

    Wednesday, January 11-JST Event Center (South Campus) at 7:00 PM
    Thursday, January 12-SCE 605 (East Campus) at 7:00 PM
    Wednesday, January 18-SCE 605 (East Campus) at 7:00 PM
    Thursday, January 19-JST Training Room (South Campus) at 7:00 PM

    Applicants must attend ONE information session in order to participate in the interview process.

    *Applications are due at 11:59 PM on Sunday, January 22, 2017!*

    For more information and to apply, please visit:

  • Apply to be a Student Orientation Leader, Due 1/25

    The UIC Orientation Program seeks to serve its diverse population of prospective new students while connecting them to their advisors and preparing them for their transition into our university.

    This program strives to aid students in more ways than just one, guiding through the historic campus, connecting with the numerous student resources, programs, and clubs available, and showing what we as a university have to offer.

    Looking to gain professional experience? Looking for a paid position? Want to live on campus for FREE during the summer? Student Orientation Leader (SOL) applications for the summer of 2017 will be available as of Monday, January 16th.

    As a SOL, you will gain an immeasurable amount of experience leading new incoming students and working with advisors. Round 2 applications are due January 25th, and you can access the application at

  • Apply to be on the Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline’s Youth Advisory Board – Deadline: July 26

  • Are you up to the Blaze Leadership Challenge? Apply by Thurs. 9/1

    Are you graduating within the next year?

    Want to learn how to apply your leadership skills after graduation?

    Want to connect with other soon-to-be UIC alumni?

    Want to initiate change in your community beyond UIC?

    Student Leadership Development and Volunteer Services (SLDVS) is excited to bring you the Blaze Leadership Experience for the fall semester!

    BLAZE is a capstone leadership experience for students graduating within the next year. During BLAZE, students will participate in the Student Leadership Practices Inventory and receive one-on-one coaching from facilitators as they clarify their mission, vision, and values. BLAZE meets once-a-week for eight weeks. Are you ready to accept the Blaze Leadership Challenge?


    Must be a UIC student graduating within the next year.Must commit to attend every Blaze session on Monday nights from 4pm-6pm starting September 19 and ending November 7.Unfortunately, due to the nature of our program, if you have a class/work/personal conflict that overlaps with our program schedule, you are not eligible to apply for the program.

    Applications due by 11:59 PM on Thursday, September 1, 2016.

    To apply and for more information, visit:

  • Arts Administration and Non-Profit Career Fair, Fri. 2/13

    Arts Administration & Non-Profit Career Fair sponsored by UIUC College of Fine + Applied Arts (supported by UIC Career Services)

    Friday, February 13, 2015

    10:00 am- 4:00 pm

    UIC Student Services Building, Rooms ABC

    1200 W Harrison St, Chicago, IL

    For students interested in running arts organizations, theaters, galleries, museums, and other Chicago area non-profits. Attend any time during this event to connect for opportunities in arts education, collections, development, marketing, outreach, event planning, audience development and more. Internships, part-time and full-time opportunities available.

    Student RSVP: Note: While hosted at UIC, the event organizer for this event is UIUC. Please contact Michele at for details/questions.


  • Arts and Culture Career Fair – Feb 8

  • Arts and Culture Career Fair, Fri. 2/5


    Friday, February 5, 2016


    UIC Student Center East, Illinois Room (3rd Floor)

    750 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607


    Sponsored by UIUC College of Fine + Applied Arts (supported by UIC Career Services)

    Free and open to UIC and UIUC students and alumni only. Student RSVP here. To see who's coming, click here.

    Questions? Contact UIC Career Services: 312.996.2300 or

  • Arts & Culture Career Fair – Feb 9

  • Aspen Institute Social Innovation Program Invites Applications for Hearst Fellowship for Minority Students

  • A to Z Pediatric and Youth Healthcare is hiring for a Medical Assistant (no experience required!)

  • Attend a Discussion with UIC Alumni and Community Leaders – 10/5 at 4pm

  • AWIS (Association for Women in Science) Chicago: Tour of Argonne National Laboratory – Register by May 5

  • Basic Science Research position in the Molecular Biology Research Building (Graduating Students)

  • Be a part of Society of Future Physicians, apply by 9/5!

    Are you Pre-med? Are you part of the Honors College? Looking for clinical & volunteering experience? Apply to the Society of Future Physicians by September 5th! Applications can be found at  Questions?  Contact Marlin Amy Halder at

  • Be a Volunteer Mentor with the Wood Family Foundation

  • Become a Board Member of the Daley Library Student Advisory Board

    The Richard J. Daley Library is looking for students interested in a leadership opportunity in joining our Student Advisory Board and providing feedback as we improve our spaces and services in ways that are responsive to student needs. You don’t need to be a library “superuser.” You just need to be willing to lend the library your leadership skills to improve the academic experience of all UIC students.

    Board members consist of undergraduate students who will serve 2-year terms to provide advice and support to the UIC Library and act as liaisons to the general UIC student body. The Advisory Board will meet three times a semester (lunch provided) at the Richard J. Daley Library in RM 1-470, one Thursday per month of each semester.

    For this upcoming Fall semester, meetings are scheduled for:

     Thursday, September 17th (11:00-12:30)

    Thursday, October 15th (11:00-12:30)

    Thursday, November 12th (11:00-12:30)

    We hope you are interested in serving with other student leaders on the Board as the library strongly values student input. Please contact Isabel Gonzalez-Smith [] or Annie Pho [] with your interest. We welcome any questions you may have!


  • Become a Crew Leader - Commuter Connection Crew – Application Deadline: April 20

  • Become a Service Leader! Apply by Fri. 9/11

    Service leaders will take on responsibilities for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day and the 7th Annual UIC Day of Service.  Additionally, leaders will assist with both Speaking of Service (S.O.S.) and Get Involved in Volunteer Experiences (G.I.V.E.) events.  Specific group training opportunities and meetings will take place regularly as well.  All school years invited to apply. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until September 11th at 5pm.

    Benefits of being a service leader:

    act as an ambassador for service across campus

    make connections with community organizations

    gain invaluable leadership experience

    easy access to customizable volunteer opportunities

    free t-shirt

    learn more about UIC and higher education

    attend professional development opportunities

    meet other students with an interest in service

    get involved with the Student Leadership Development and Volunteer Services office

    For more information and to apply, go here:


    Connect with Student Leadership Development and Volunteer Services

     Visit SLDVS online at or “like” us on Facebook at  For more information about any events, or to indicate if you require any accommodations to participate, please contact us at 312-996-4500

  • Become UIC Writing Center Tutors!

  • Boricua Scholarship for Artist Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions Project, Due Fri. 3/13

    ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) is a volunteer-run non-profit based in Chicago devoted to employing various systems of support for emerging artists and to creating a generative community of cultural producers. ACRE investigates and institutes models designed to help artists develop, present, and discuss their practices by providing forums for idea exchange, interdisciplinary collaboration, and experimental projects.

    ACRE’s residency takes place each year outside of rural Steuben, Wisconsin. There, several dozen emerging artists from all over the US join a staff of dedicated volunteers and visiting luminaries. The residency is a time to meet and form collaborations with like-minded peers, make work, learn new skills, and discuss ideas with a group of dedicated, talented makers.  Please find tons of logistical information about the residency in this section, and specific information on how to apply in the application section.

    A variety of scholarships are available. Artist Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions Project (ACRE) is overjoyed to announce The Boricua Scholarship, a recent scholarship addition designed to strengthen our ongoing commitment to diversity in all aspects of the organization. The Boricua Scholarship will enable an artist of Puerto Rican descent to attend the ACRE Residency free of charge. This includes food and lodging for the two-week residency period, as well as access to the myriad facilities and artist community enjoyed by ACRE Residents. 

    Learn more at  Applications are due March 13.

  • Break Through Tech Chicago Guild Program (Apply now!)

  • Broad Institute Biomedical Post-Baccalaureate Scholars Program (Apply by 1/20)

  • Broad Institute Summer Research Program (BSRP) Opportunity (Apply by 1/13)

  • Building Connections, Career Preparation Workshop, Mon. 11/9

    Juniors: Are you thinking of entering a career immediately after you graduate from UIC?  Have you begun preparing for your job search?  This is your year!  This specially-developed workshop will walk you through the steps you should take during the school year to ensure that you are prepared to conduct a thorough and successful job search in your field.  Although this session is geared towards juniors, students of all years are welcome to attend.  The workshop is open to students in ALL majors!

    Workshop led by Christine Corral, Office of Career Services

    Monday, November 9
    3:30 pm
    121 Burnham Hall

    RSVP at by November 9 at noon.

    This workshop is part of the Honors College Fall Professional Development Series.  View the full schedule of events here

  • CAC (Colleges Against Cancer) E-Board Applications – Deadline: April 25

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    Call for Applications, University of Michigan Pharmacy Scholars Program (Feb. 1st Deadline)

  • Call for proposals for this Spring's HCIR Student Symposium (Proposal Submission Deadline: 2/8)

  • CALL FOR PROPOSALS! Women, Gender and Sexuality in the Middle East and North Africa Spring Symposium (Applications due January 31, 2020)

  • Call for Scholarship Applications: Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2019 Youth Agenda Forum – Deadline: June 10

  • CALL FOR STUDENT PROPOSALS: 2021 Symposium, Dept. of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures at Saint Louis University (Due 2/5)

  • Campus 1871: Chicago Tech Incubator Discussion – Apply by Feb 2

  • Capstone Workshop Videos

  • Career Resources for Scientists

    National Science Foundation

    This is a great link to science career statistics provided by the National Science Foundation. It contains links to other science stories, opportunities and societies through its homepage.


    Supported by the publishing group Nature, this science career site splits jobs into two “channels”: physical sciences and life sciences. Each channel features news and feature stories, along with a job search engine. As of June 2005, the site had 169 physical science jobs and over 1,000 life science jobs posted. The jobs were divided evenly between full time and part-time positions, spanning everything from university faculty positions, to fellowships, to facilities managers. With big-time employers such as Proctor & Gamble, The Institute of Cancer Research, and GE (to name a few), this is definitely a site worth checking out.

    Link: for the Advancement of Science Writing

    A great resource for students interested in science writing as a career.


  • Career Services Events (11/11)

  • Career Services Events to Prep for Recent Grad/Alumni Fair and Summer Walk-in Advising Hours!


    Connecting College…. to Career!

    Career Services & Student Employment empowers students in their career development and job search by providing accessible resources and comprehensive services. Learn more about the services below and share with students!


    One-on-one and group sessions to empower students as they explore their identity and purpose. Guiding students to make sense of their time at UIC, pick a major, and make major-to-career connections. Individual appointments arranged by calling 312.996.2300.

    Check out the iFit program and spring Choosing a Major workshops!


    One-on-one, group, and walk-in sessions on career-related questions – including resume writing, interviewing, job search, networking, etc.

    Upcoming Programs:  

    BEST Student Employment TrainingBuild a Better ResumeNavigating a Career FairInterview Essentials


    Offering opportunities for employers and job seekers to connect through fairs, events, and info sessions.

    Highlighted Events:

    Arts & Culture Career Fair – Feb 5

    Part-time Job/Internship Fair – Feb 11

    Education Job Fair – March 3

    All Majors Career Fair – March 17

    ***For the most up-to-date programs & events list, check the online calendar regularly: Career Services Calendar & Student Employment Calendar

  • Career Services Walk-In Hours in Burnham Hall – April 24

  • Career Services Walk-In Hours in Burnham Hall, Wed. 1/18 and 1/26

    Questions about your resume, cover letter, or personal statement?

    Cindy Graham, Assistant Director of Career Services, will host walk-in hours in Burnham Hall!  Stop by to ask her any question you may have about resumes, cover letters, personal statements, and graduate school or careers.

    Wednesday, Jan. 18
    2:30 - 3:30 pm
    109A Burnham Hall

    Thursday, Jan. 26
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    109A Burnham Hall

    Can't make it to these hours but have questions?  Stop by the Office of Career Services during drop-in advising:  

  • Career Services Workshops

  • Careers in Advancement Panel Discussion (11/19)

  • Careers in the Helping Professions Panel – April 10

  • Center for Global Health Monthly Network Meeting, Wed. 7/1

    Please join us for our July CGH Monthly Network meeting on Wednesday, July 1st at 12:00 pm

    "Ebola: Current Updates, Lessons Learned and the Chase for a Cure" will be presented by our 3 speakers:

    •Timothy B. Erickson, Professor, Emergency Medicine and Director, Center for Global Health

    •Bellur Prabhakar, Professor and Head of Microbiology and Immunology and Associate Dean for Research and Training

    •Olamide Jarrett, Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases


    As a result of attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

    1.Discuss the current epidemiology of Ebola globally and lessons learned from the epidemic

    2.Identify current and future research for treating Ebola

    3.Describe how the Ebola epidemic changed the landscape of global health

    Location: Gerald Moss Auditorium (COMRB 1020) 909 S. Wolcott

    Lunch will be served.

    The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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