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  • Be a PAP First Semester Mentor

    The PAP First Semester Mentor is designed to help PAP freshman have exposure to an exemplary role model and help them adjust to UIC with the help of a mentor through knowledge transfer. The benefits are practicing leadership skills, achieving a personal and professional satisfaction of helping fellow PAP, as well as getting recognition from peers, while having it count as a PAP activity for the Fall semester.

    The requirements for First Semester Mentors are: 

    *   Minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average

    *   Third or fourth year PAP student 

    *   Enjoy helping others 

    *   Positive attitude

    *   Submit an online questionnaire to be matched with a freshman.  

    *   Availability to meet assigned student once a month.

    *   Participate in mentor orientation on August 15th or August 31st from 3:30 to 4:30pm 

    *   Attend Mentor/Mentee Reception in September (date TBD)

    Please respond to Keila Valle: kvalle4@uic.edu

  • Commuter Pulse Podcast Now Live!

  • Summer Research Opportunities Info Session – Jan 19 at 12pm

  • UIC Homecoming - February 4-11, 2017

  • Join the College of Business Administration Ambassadors, Apply by 3/31

    The CBA student organization, Business Student Advisory Board, is seeking juniors and seniors for the CBA Ambassadors program. This program will begin in the fall of this year! BSAB is dedicated to programming a wide variety of social and educational events to create vibrant campus life, engage students, and foster community. The application deadline is March 31. This is a great opportunity to enhance your resume. Please contact Gabriella Santoyo (gsanto5@uic.edu) if you are interested or would like more information.  Click on this post to download the application.

  • Medical School Admissions Panel – Jan 17

  • Medical School Student Panel – Nov 7

  • First-Year Pre-Health Student Workshops, Tues. 9/23 – Wed. 10/8

    First-Year Pre-Health Student Workshops
    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 3:30—4:15pm
    Monday, September 29, 2014 at 3:00—3:45pm
    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 3:00—3:45pm
    Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 3:00—3:45pm
    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 3:00—3:45pm
    UIC Daley Library, room 1470

    This workshop is designed to help first year students understand what is required to pursue professions within healthcare (specifically medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant and physical therapy). LAS Pre-Health Advisors will review current statistics and share experiences that would be helpful for students to engage in during their undergraduate years.

    RSVP at http://www.las.uic.edu/students/current-undergraduate/student-affairs/pre-professional-advising/pre-health/workshops/workshops 

    Check out the rest of the Pre-Health Workshops, including health career panels and other events, at the above website as well.

    Questions? Contact prehealth@las.uic.edu

  • Spring Leadership and Service Opportunities through SLCE

  • SLDVS 2017 LeaderShape Institute Applications Due 3/9

  • Alternative Spring Break Winter Trips! (Announcement Meetings--10/28 and 10/29)

  • RoomUIC

    Campus Housing is implementing a new program to help our commuter students during finals week. RoomUIC is a program that will allow commuter students to rent a room anytime between December 4-9.  This program will allow students to sleep overnight if they have an early final, long commute or just want a quiet, private place to study.  Campus Housing will be placing the students who sign up into fully open rooms on east campus.

    More information can be found at: http://www.housing.uic.edu/roomuic/

  • Exciting New Job Shadowing Opportunity over Spring Break, Apply by Fri. 2/7

    The Chicago Future Leaders Program offers UIC female students the opportunity to meet people in various industries to learn more about their professional roles and fields. 

    How it will work:

    Thu, Feb 20 - Prep Session: A 2-hour session held on in a prestigious corporate downtown office.  Program advisors will talk about what to expect, answer your questions, and help you feel ready for this awesome experience. Meet the fellow student participants also!

    Tue, Mar 25- Workplace Immersion #1: this day-long immersion will give you “a day in the life” of a working professional at the American Red Cross, one of the world’s greatest disaster relief organizations. Learn more about what the Red Cross does, and what people who work for them do too.

    Wed, Mar 26 (final date TBD)- Workplace Immersion #2: this second day-long immersion explores the roles of professionals at another organization (to be determined). While the layout of the day will be similar to Immersion #1, your experience at this new organization will give you an entirely different exposure to the working world.

    Click here for the application.   Applications are due Fri, Feb 7.

    If you have questions about the program, please contact The Office of Career Services at ocs@uic.edu 

  • Free One-Day Summer Art Classes at UIC

    Interested in exploring your creative side this summer? Take a free one-day art class through the School of Art and Design!  UIC Free Art School is offering free art classes this summer, July 6 through August 10. Admission is free and open to everyone on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information and to register: uicfreeartschool.wordpress.com

    The UIC Free Art School is continuing to add courses, but here’s a current sample of what’s available:

    Alberto Aguilar

    An Extraordinary Family Art Adventure with a Surprise
    August 2 or August 3, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 
    400 South Peoria at UIC Art & Exhibition Hall

    Christine Sun Kim

    A Choir of Glances
    July 15 and 16 at 3p.m. to 5, each workshop followed by a public performance at 5:30 
    Chicago Cultural Center, Garland Room

    Dan Peterman

    City Mouse Country Mouse
    July 19th, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Convene at 8 a.m. in Millennium Park, and take the train from Millennium Station to Manilow Sculpture Park

    Theaster Gates

    Soul Music and Soul Sculpture
    August 4 at 7 p.m. to 10
    Theaster Gates Studio (address will be given to attendees) 

    Krista Franklin

    Afro-Surrealism and the Contemporary Cultural Production
    August 2 at 2 p.m. to 5
    106 Henry Hall, 929 West Harrison Street

    Faheem Majeed

    “Seat of Power” Sculpture Class
    July 19 and 20, 2 p.m. to 5 
    400 South Peoria, Sculpture Studio, Floor 4

    Elise Archias

    “What the Hell is Contemporary Art Right Now?”
    July 6th at 2 p.m. to 3 or July 8th at 6 p.m. to 7 
    Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue

    Riva Lehrer

    Ghost Bodies Portraiture Workshop
    July 17 and 18, (this is a two-day workshop) 2 p.m. to 5 
    400 South Peoria, UIC Art and Exhibition Hall, 4th Floor Sculpture Hall
     

    Hannah Higgins

    Croissant, Café au Lait, and Hausmann’s ‘City of Light’
    July 12, 9 a.m. to 11 
    Residents Dining Hall Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
    800 South Halsted

    Jennifer Reeder

    Feminist Parking Lot
    July 12, 2 p.m. to 5 
    400 South Peoria, 5th Floor, The Great Space.

  • UIC Revelry 2017 – UIC Carnival this Weekend!

  • Attend TEDx U of I Chicago 2016: Rethink the System, Fri. 4/8

    Love TEDx talks and always wanted to attend a TEDx event? Join us at TEDxUofIChicago 2016 at JST Event Center in bustling downtown Chicago on Friday, April 8! You'll get the chance to hear from a diverse range of speakers who will push you to rethink traditional notions on topics ranging from science to social inequality. Visit our website TEDxatUIC.com for more information on our speakers and take a look at the event flier! 

    Grab your ticket before they're all gone -- ONLY 100 EXCLUSIVE TICKETS WILL BE SOLD! 

    Starting March 18, get your ticket here: https://tedxuofichicago2016.eventbrite.com/

     

  • 2014 Student Research Forum – Submissions Due March 24

    Are you looking for an opportunity to present your Honors Capstone project or other undergraduate research project?

    The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, in conjunction with the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and the University of Illinois Alumni Association, is pleased to announce the 2014 Student Research Forum (SRF), which will be held on April 8, 2014. This important campus-wide event showcases undergraduate, graduate and professional student research covering a broad range of scholarship: Art/Design/Humanities; Business/Computer Science/Mathematics; Engineering/Physical Sciences; Life Sciences; and Social Sciences. In addition to awards in the above categories, awards will be given to the top student research projects that best reflect the principles of sustainability.

    To participate in the event, you will need to submit a one-page abstract by 9:00AM, Monday, March 24, 2014. Further details on the event and specific instructions for participation are provided on the SRF website. http://www.research.uic.edu/forum

  • Fermilab Internships Info Session – Nov 16 at 2pm

  • Limited Space! LAS Internship Immersion Program

  • Apply for an Alternative Spring Break Spring 2020 Trip! (Apply by 3/1)

  • Fulbright Week – April 8 - 12

  • Health Professions Navigator Scholars Program - Opportunity for Students to Join

  • Clinical Skills Workshop – Registration Opens on Nov 15 at 12:30pm

  • The Asian American Mentor Program (AAMP) is recruiting mentors for 2020-2021!

  • The Port Academic Center Seeks Tutors for Spring 2019

  • NEW Leadership Program for Women, APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: MARCH 15, 2017

  • Think Chicago: Chicago Ideas Week, Apply to attend by Sun. 9/14

    About the Program

    Chicago is a hub of tech innovation, a booming center for cutting edge companies like Groupon, GrubHub, Threadless and Google to thrive – where young entrepreneurs grow big ideas, transform industries and shape technology and business as we know it.

    From October 16-18, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Ideas Week, World Business Chicago, 1871, and University of Illinois invite university students from across the Midwest to take a behind-the-scenes tour of Chicago’s fast growing tech scene and attend Chicago Ideas Week events.      

    Student Makeup

    Up to 150 students (75 from University of Illinois) will be selected based on their interest in digital technology, engineering, computer science, innovation, and/or entrepreneurship. Prospective students should demonstrate a commitment to excellence as evidenced by academic honors, leadership ability, extracurricular activities, and/or professional achievement.

    How to Apply

    Interested students may apply at http://apply.thinkchicago.net/  Applications are due by 11:59 PM CST on Sunday, September 14, 2014.
    Dates: October 16-18, 2014

  • Student Activities Board Recruitment - Applications Due 1/17/16

    Want to be involved with planning the activities that happen on campus? Love having a leadership position that benefits you and your school? Want to meet new people? The Student Activities Board (SAB) at UIC is looking to add more dedicated members to its team. Get involved with the campus and give your input! Be one of the first people on campus to know about events. Deadline to apply - January 17, 2016. 

    Apply at https://orgsync.com/login/university-of-illinois-at-chicago?redirect_to=%2F92197%2Fforms%2F174615

  • Early Voting at UIC! (3/11-3/13)

  • Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) – Application Deadline: May 30

  • Help out with Hygiene/Winter Kit Packaging (11/18)

  • Volunteer Opportunity for Pre-Med Students

  • Dating During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Presented by the Counseling Center--5/26)

  • UIC Orchestra Opportunity!

  • UIC Careers List of Internships and Jobs

    Below are several internships and full-time opportunities that have been identified as possible good fits for Honors College students. These opportunities can be accessed by logging into your UICcareers account. Follow the instructions on the Student/Alumni link to activate your account if you are a first-time user. You can search for the positions in the Job tab or use the ID number. The quickest way to find a position is to do a keyword search with the title of the position in quotes.

    If you wish to schedule an appointment a Career Center advisor for resume, cover letter and/or interview skills assistance please call 312-996-2300 to schedule an appointment.

    Click on the post to see internships and jobs.

  • Join the IGNITE Leadership Experience!

  • Student Research Forum and Impact Day – Registration Deadline: April 2

  • Fulbright Week: Info Sessions, Alumni Panel, and Public Health Info this Week

    Fulbright week at UIC is happening! Please take note of these information sessions and follow up with OSSP if you would like to talk about Fulbright options:

    Tuesday 4/15: College of Medicine Fulbright and Other Scholarships Info Session
    Information about opportunities for students of medicine
    3 - 4pm, CMW 106

    Wednesday 4/16: Fulbright Panel
    UIC Alumni discuss their experiences applying for and participating in Fulbright
    4-5pm, 2550 UH

    Thursday, 4/17: Fulbright School of Public Health Presentation
    Information about funded opportunities to pursue research in public health overseas
    12 - 1pm, SPH 192

    More information:

    UIC deadline: Sept. 12, national deadline: Oct.17

    Students who plan projects early and work on them over the summer will find the application process MUCHeasier.

    What is the Fulbright grant?

    The Fulbright Scholarship sends students abroad to do a program of study or research in one of around 140 countries OR to teach English for a year in one of over 50 countries. You must have your bachelor's degree before you leave, but you can apply at any point in your life once you have that first degree. For a Fulbright Full Grant you put together a proposal of study or research that would take 10-12 months to perform. Some countries require you to know the language well, others are flexible on language requirements. Programs of study can include classes, research projects, library work, observations, training in the creative arts, surveys, lab work - in short, anything that would help you study or learn more about your proposed topic.

    Tell me more about the teaching grants...

    Fulbright also offers students the chance to apply to teach English.  In some countries you would teach in a high school, in others elementary and in others at the college level. Language requirements vary from country to country. Many countries have no language requirement. The English Teaching Assistants (ETA) are generally students who have some teaching experience, and believe that the ETA experience will help to prepare them for what they are doing in the future.

    Why should I consider it?
    The Fulbright name is well respected in the U.S. and beyond. Past scholars have considered it an experience of a lifetime. They learn about new cultures or deepen their knowledge of one they already were acquainted with. They make new friends and engage in an in-depth teaching or learning experience that gives them depth of knowledge and skills in their chosen field, and helps set the stage for greater independence in their next career move. They develop a more sophisticated understanding of their host country, the U.S. and themselves.

    Questions?

    OSSP staff welcome questions from students and advisors about the Fulbright. Please direct questions about the full grant to Beth Powers at bpowers@uic.edu; questions about the teaching assistantships to Sheena Miller, sheena@uic.edu; and questions about graduate students applying to Marie Khan at mkhanj@uic.edu 

  • CURA (Chancellor's Undergraduate Research Awards) Applications Open for Summer 2019

  • UIC Portal to Biomedical Research Careers PREP (Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program) – Application Deadline: March 31

  • IGNITE Mentors Needed! Apply by 5/20

    IGNITE Mentors Needed!

    Want to develop your leadership skills?

    Want to work with first- and second-year UIC students?

    Want to have an awesome experience to put on your applications for jobs and grad school?

    Student Leadership Development and Volunteer Services is looking for mentors to join for the 2016 Fall Semester IGNITE Leadership Experience. As engaged leaders, IGNITE mentors will help guide the leadership explorations of first- and second-year UIC students. The ideal mentor will have some leadership experience and, most importantly, be committed to engaging with leadership on a personal, academic, and professional level. IGNITE mentors will gain confidence in their interpersonal, facilitative, and advising skills—all critical areas of need for graduate school and the workforce!

    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and preference will be given to students who submit by May 20, 2016 at this link: go.uic.edu/ignitementor.

    If you have any questions, please contact Spencer Long at, longsa@uic.edu.

  • A moment of silence for Mike Brown at the UIC Quad, Mon. 8/25

    All students are invited to join a vigil on Monday, August 25th at 10am on the quad (UIC) as a group of students hold a silent mournful vigil to remember the unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, who was killed in Ferguson, MO on August 9th.  Ferguson has become 'ground zero' for opposition to racism and injustice.  The aim of this vigil is to commemorate Mike Brown, and also to use this energy as a call to action for unity amongst the Black community and unity within the campus as well.

    The vigil is expected to last for about one hour.  Wear black if you can. 

  • Summer Medical and Dental Enrichment Program (SMDEP) Info session, Thurs. 1/23

    Come hear about the many opportunities for students at Case Western! The Director of Multicultural and Minority Programs will visit UIC and to talk specifically about the SMDEP program located on their campus as well as share advice regarding medical school applications and summer research opportunities at the medical school. He will talk about how to write a successful application and provide with insider tips. It will take place in the Daley Library room 1-470 at 3:30PM Thursday, 1/23.  Questions?  Contact Amy Halder at haldermarlinamy@gmail.com

  • IADO Annual Banquet Featuring Keynote Speaker Mayor Lori Lightfoot (10/13 at 5:30pm)

  • FBI Chicago Citizens Academy at UIC: Active Shooter/SWAT Seminar – Jan 22

  • Resumepalooza! – August 23, 29, and 30

  • Applications for the GRE/MCAT/DAT Prep Program (GMDP) due 3/13

  • 2016 Lavender Research Forum at UIC: Call for Proposals

    The CCSLGBTQPA invites students and staff at ALL levels and areas of study to submit paper, poster, and presentation proposals for the Lavender Research Forum on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

    Proposals are welcome from UIC students, UIC staff, community members and from students at other institutions. We invite proposals that span the spectrum of queer thought and academic disciplines, including the creative, visual, and performing arts. Proposals can focus on academic inquiry, skills-development, and/or creative performance/expression. This forum is an opportunity to present work, create community, and facilitate collaboration across disciplines and institutions.

    • The forum is a space to present papers and posters as well as artistic or creative contributions such as artwork, videos, and photo essays.

    • Proposals should be no more than 300 words and list presenter(s) name(s), key words regarding theme, field of study, and institutional affiliation (if any).

    • For creative pieces, proposals must also include description of A/V and/or other display needs as well as length of time and dimensions of space required to present the material.

    • Possible focus areas can include (but are not limited to): intersectionality, trans* and transgender identities and experiences, queer voices of color, role of social justice and activism in society, connections between media representations and treatment of LGBTQ people, queer-narratives of resilience, healthcare advocacy and health disparities, queering of immigration reform, and safer and inclusive education practices.

    DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS FRIDAY, MARCH 25 at 5PM.

    Proposals should be sent to lgbtqa@uic.edu

    Rules for the 2016 Competition:

    1. Proposals may have more than one author or creator

    2. Author(s) and/or creator(s) may only submit one proposal for consideration

    3. Original research must have IRB approval

    4. All author(s) and/or creator(s) must be available to present their work at the Forum

    5. Paper submissions must follow these format and content guidelines:

    a. 10 pages maximum single space including references and appendices

    b. Cover page with affiliation, short biography, lay abstract

    c. Narrative including introduction, literature review, design, findings, and significance

    6. Creative pieces/contributions such as artwork, videos, and photo essays and posters must follow

    these format and content guidelines:

    a. Cover page, with affiliation, short biography, lay abstract

    b. Narrative including introduction, design process, and significance

    Awards:

    In addition to selection for presentation, a committee will rate presentations throughout the Forum. The two most highly rated UIC student presentations will be awarded monetary prizes at the end of the day. The 1st prize award is $500 and the 2nd Prize award is $300.

    Send questions and submissions to lgbtqa@uic.edu with subject line: Lavender Research Forum

    Once notified of acceptance, all final work must be submitted by Wednesday, April 9, 2016.

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Program on Health Disparities (SURPHD) – Application Deadline: Feb 8

  • Society for Neuroscience, Psychology, and Psychiatry's 3rd General Body Meeting (11/4)