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  • Field Museum Workshop about Careers and Graduate Study in the Biological Sciences

    The Field Museum of Natural History,National Science Foundation, and iDigBio are pleased to co-sponsor a free 1-day workshop for undergraduate students in the Chicago area focusing on opportunities for careers and graduate study in the biological sciences. Emphasis will be on environmental, conservation, and molecular biology as well as biodiversity science, ecology, evolution, and opportunities for scientific research. A primary goal of this event is to increase the participation of underrepresented minorities in the biological sciences, including African/Black Americans, American Indians, Native Alaskans and Hawaiians, and Hispanics/Chicanos/Latinos. Registration is open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent graduates. 

    The workshop will be held at the Field Museum Saturday, September 6, 2014. Activities will begin at 10:00 a.m. with coffee, tea, and pastries available for early arrivers.

    To learn more and register, visit . 

    For further information, feel free to e-mail: Gil Nelson ( or Kasey Mennie (

  • Chicago College Startup Competition

    1871, Chicago's Entrepreneurial Hub for Digital Start-ups, is hosting the Chicago College Startup Competition (CCSC).  Working in conjunction with ThinkChicago, this will involve 1871 providing up to 10 full-time Memberships to the 50,000 square-foot networking and business incubation space in The Merchandise Mart. The spaces will be for entrepreneurs who started their businesses while in college and want to continue after graduation by moving to Chicago. The winners of the competition will receive a full free year at 1871, including desk space, mentorship services, a support group of College Startups currently at 1871, and all of the amenities that are made available to startups at the facility. The idea is to attract some of the top startups in the nation directly to the city and give them the support and resources they need to succeed.

    We are actively seeking businesses started in college, along with winners of the top college startup contests, both of whom are looking for space to grow. If this sounds like you, we strongly encourage your submission.  Learn more at: 

  • Free Virtual Fair for Prospective Public Health Students, Wed. 7/9 – Thurs. 7/10

    The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health is hosting a FREE Virtual Fair for prospective students of Public Health, including those interested in dual degrees on July 9 and 10!

    This is an unique opportunity to meet Admission Representatives from more than 35 of the nation's leading CEPH-accredited Public Health Schools & Programs of public health.
    Registered Schools/Programs Listed Here: 

    Attend the fair online from anywhere! 
    Register Here: 

    What students have said about prior events:

    • "The Virtual Fair was extremely convenient and useful. I was able to communicate with multiple schools of my interest and ask questions. This Virtual Fair also saved me time and traveling fees if I were to visit the schools’ campuses instead.”
    • “I thought the virtual fair was extremely helpful. Chatting with the school representatives helped give me some direction for what I’d like to pursue, as well as some helpful tips/expectations for the application process.”
    • “I feel that this was great concept...It gave me an opportunity to ask questions that may not have been answered on their website and to see other potential students’ questions that I may not have thought to ask.”
    • “It was perfect. I loved the fact that school representatives gave out their e-mail addresses and encouraged us to contact them.”
    • "The whole system was very user friendly.”
  • Come to the Summer Research & Career Development Symposium! Wed. 7/9

    Please join the Honors College and the Office of Undergraduate Research for the inaugural Summer Research & Career Development Symposium.  This is a great opportunity to learn about the research that other students are doing -- its never too early to start thinking about your Capstone project!

    Inaugural Summer Research & Career Development Symposium
    Wednesday, July 9th, 10am – 2pm
    Institute for the Humanities (lower level of Stevenson Hall)
    Undergraduate researchers of all levels will share their ideas, experiences and research results with their peers. The symposium will provide students with an opportunity to view undergraduate research in the form of a poster session and presentation.  The Office of Career Services will also facilitate a special presentation,“Research Careers Unbound:  Applying Your Skills in Multiple Arenas.  Students will gain insight on career development, such as: the marketplace for earning a degree from a research one institution and career opportunities in the research field. There will be two presentations: one at 10 am and one at noon. You can come to either. 

    You do NOT have to be enrolled in Summer College to participate. Everyone is welcome and everyone can benefit.  RSVPs are appreciated but not mandatory. If you have questions or to RSVP email Dr. Aginah Muhammad: 

  • 2014 Chicago Law School Forum, Sat. 9/13

    The 2014 Chicago Law School Forum will on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at The Palmer House Hilton, located on 17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603. The forum runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm but is broken down into two parts:

    9:00 am–4:00 pm: Workshops
    11:00 am–4:00 pm: Talk with School Reps

    This event is designed to bring law schools to prospective students so that students get the opportunity to ask important questions, such as:

    •          How does the admission process work?
    •          What is the best way to prepare for the LSAT?
    •          How can you finance your legal education?
    •          What law schools are best for you?
    •          Do you have the ability and educational background that will help you succeed in law school?
    •          What will a legal education train you to do?
    •          How is diversity encouraged in law school and the legal system?

    This event is free to the public. The only cost is your time. To register, please click here:

    Not in Chicago this summer? Not a problem - there are a handful of these events happening across the country. To find one near you, please click here:

    Last year, law schools like Harvard, DePaul, Northwestern, John Marshall, UChicago sent Admissions Representatives as well as current students to speak with in addition to the countless out-of-state law schools that attend this law school forum.

    Don't miss out on this great networking opportunity with your future law school! (here are some photos from last year's forum -

  • Fall Professional Development Workshop Series, Beginning Tues. 9/2

    Attention juniors and all other students interested in getting a head start in planning for your post-graduation pursuits: The Honors College is pleased to present the Fall Professional Development Series for the first time this year.  Featuring eight different sessions throughout the Fall 2014 semester, the Professional Development Series is an opportunity to gain invaluable knowledge about preparing for careers, graduate school, and more, directly from experts who make admissions and hiring decisions, and who have the tools you need to transition to the professional world after graduation. 

    Now is the time to start planning for your future, and this is your chance to hear the insiders’ views on the best ways to do it.

    Please view the flyer for dates, times, session topics, and presenters – mark your calendar!

    First Session: Career Preparation Workshop for Juniors:  The first session is quickly approaching and will feature specific advice on the ins-and-outs of the job search process.  Come learn what you should do THIS YEAR to prepare to land a career after college!  See more details on the flyer.

    Tuesday, September 2, 3:00pm, 121 BH

    Please RSVP for this session by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, September 2:  

    Questions or Comments about the Fall Professional Development Series?  Contact Stephanie O’Leary at


  • 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

  • Adelante Leadership Conference, Fri. 9/12

    The UIC CHANCE Program invites all students to attend the Adelante Education Leadership Fund's START Chicago conference at the UIC Forum.

    Friday, September 12, 12:00 - 3:30 PM
    Main Hall C UF UIC Forum 

    Come join student leaders from around the Chicago area to learn how to prepare for a successful professional internship and post-college career. Powerful sessions and discussions are conducted by corporate, motivational, and educational leaders - all designed to inform, empower, and motivate you to excel in the competitive business world.

    Two attendees will win a trip to attend Adelante's National Leadership Institute in San Antonio, Texas.

    To register, visit Registration is free- select "Apply for Scholarship to Attend- $0" on the registration page.

    For more information on Adelante, visit

    Please contact Sarah Bird at 312-355-5164 or with any questions regarding this opportunity.

  • International Masters and PhD Fair / QS World Grad School Tour, Thurs. 9/11

    September 11, 2014
    3:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    International Masters and PhD Fair- Chicago, September 11th
    If you are considering taking a Masters or a PhD in the near future then this is a must attend event. It’s your opportunity to meet with top ranked grad schools from the US and all over the world. 
    As a QS event attendee you will also be eligible to apply for $1.7 million worth of scholarships and to WIN 1 month’s FREE online GRE Test Prep!
    FOR FREE ENTRY: register online here and quote “UIC Career promo” at the door.
    Main Features of the Fair:
    - Apply for US$1.7 million worth of exclusive scholarships (for attendees only)
    - Win 1-month’s FREE online GRE test prep from Magoosh (prize draw taking place at the event)
    - Speak directly with admissions directors from top-ranked grad schools
    - Network and share experiences with alumni from leading institutions and fellow applicants
    - Attend seminars that can help strengthen your application
    - Get a FREE QS Top Grad School Guide (for the first 100 Candidates)
    The world’s leading schools and universities are in town to meet with you on Thursday September 11th for 1 day only. 
    Don’t miss out on this opportunity! 
    Attending schools: HKUST, LSE, King’s College, HEC Paris, ESADE, Bocconi, IE B-School, Ohio, Cass, Claremont and many more US and international grad schools!
    Venue & Time:
    Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North 
    350 West Mart Center Drive 
    Chicago, IL 60654 
    3:30pm - 8pm

    Learn more at  Questions?  Contact  

  • Free Mock LSAT Exam, Sat. 9/20

    Interested in going to law school?  Want to take a mock LSAT test to help you prepare for the real exam?  The John Marshall Law School will host a Mock LSAT on Saturday, September 20.  This is a great opportunity for students preparing for the upcoming exam to gauge their readiness.  There is no cost.  Find more details and register here: Questions?  Contact Troy Riddle, Director of Diversity Affairs and Outreach at the John Marshall Law School, or (312) 427-2737 x 174.

  • Info Session on Graduate Programs in International Affairs, Thurs. 9/18

    Interested in International Affairs?

    Information Session on Graduate Programs in International Affairs

    Thursday, Sept. 18, 1:15 - 2:45 pm
    Daley Library Room 1-470

    Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, Princeton University, Tufts University

    Representatives from these schools will discuss academic programs, admission requirements, financial aid, and career opportunities for students with graduate degrees in international affairs.

  • German-American Youth Exchange Info Session, Thurs. 9/25

    German-American Youth Exchange Info Session

    September 25 (Thursday) 3:30 to 4 PM University Hall 1501

    The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a reciprocal exchange program between the United States and Germany, designed to strengthen ties and understanding between the people of both countries. The fellowship is annually awarded to 75 American and 75 German young professionals, and is funded by the German Bundestag and the U.S. Congress through the Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). CBYX participants act as ambassadors of their home country and culture while immersing themselves in the academic, professional, and everyday life of their host culture.

    Followed by Pizza for German majors and minors and those curious about German at UIC from 4-5 PM

    Contact Professor Rott for more details: SROTT@UIC.EDU

  • Free Practice MCAT, LSAT, GRE, PCAT, DAT and more

    Kaplan Test Prep is providing Free practice MCAT (Old and New), LSAT, GRE, PCAT, DAT and OAT on UIC East Campus.

    The MCAT and new 2015 MCAT will be on Saturday, September 20th at 10:00am.
    All other exams will be on Saturday, October 11th at 10:00am.

    Space is limited so please sign up here:

    The Society of Future Physicians will receive a $1000 scholarship if 300 people sign up for the free practice exam. This event will benefit SFP as well as provide free practice tests to the Honors College student body. 

    Questions?  Contact Rahul Patel at

  • Clinton Global Initiative Information Session, Wed. 9/17

    The Clinton Global Initiative University is a program created by Bill Clinton in 2007 which enables inspired undergraduate and graduate students wishing to create change in their communities to meet and learn to change their ideas into action.

    Do you want to make a difference in your community? Do you feel charged by social justice? The Clinton Global Initiative University was created by Bill Clinton in 2007 to help you achieve realtime social impact. CGI U enables inspired undergraduate students to make meaningful change in their communities.

    Each year, CGI U convenes a meeting where students, youth organizations, and renowned experts come together to turn ideas into action. President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will host the eighth annual CGI U meeting from March 6-8, 2015 at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. Every CGI U student must develop a Commitment to Action: a new, specific, and measurable plan that addresses a challenge on their campus, in the local community, or around the world. Commitments are made in CGI Us five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. CGI U allows students with exceptional ideas to apply for grant money to make their ideas into realities.
    The 2014 conference was held on the campus of Arizona State University in Phoenix, AZ. Innovators and community contributors from all around the world came together to discuss how youth can be more impactful in their non profit commitments.

    The Clinton Foundation offers grants for students to attend the conference. In order to be considered for Travel Assistance applications must be received by OCTOBER 17th. The final deadline for conference attendance is DECEMBER 1ST. You MUST provide your contact information on this form in order to apply for CGI U.

    If you are interested in finding out more about the conference, the types of projects that can be done and how to apply, informational sessions will be hosted on the following dates for the Fall 2014 semester:

    Wed. 9/17, 4:30 pm, 2560 UH

    To learn more about the conference you can visit the official CGI U website( or attend a campus workshop!! Please contact Gayatri Sanku at with any questions.

  • Observe a Mock Medical School Interview, Wed. 9/17

    Professor Timothy Murphy from the UIC College of Medicine will conduct a mock medical school admissions interview in front of an audience to show an example of that important milestone in medical school admissions.  The first part of the session will include an interview as nearly identical to the actual interview as possible.  The second part of the session will be an open forum for questions about admissions interviews and the application process in general.  Students who attend will have the opportunity to hear typical interview questions, listen to Professor Murphy’s feedback and appraisal of the mock applicant, and ask questions following the interview. 

    Wednesday, September 17 at 4:00 pm in 121 Burnham Hall

    RSVP at: 

    Contact Stephanie O'Leary at with questions.

    This event is part of the Honors College Fall 2014 Professional Development Series.  For a full list of events, view the flier.

  • Chicago's 10th Annual Graduate and Professional School Fair, Thurs. 10/2

    Chicago's 10th Annual Graduate and Professional School Fair

    Thursday, October 2, 2014
    3:00 - 7:00 PM, UIC Forum

    In partnership with Chicago area colleges and universities.

    Representatives from more than 225 graduate and professional programs from around the country will be attending.


    For more information, visit:

    Sponsored by the UIC Office of Career Services

  • Preparing for the Graduate and Professional School Fair – Health Programs, Mon. 9/29 or Wed. 10/1

    The Graduate and Professional School Fair is October 2, 2014 from 3-7pm in the UIC Forum. Come to an information session facilitated by the LAS Pre-Health Advisors to talk about what to expect and how to best prepare to meet with representatives from a variety of professional health programs in the United States. Both events are similar in nature and will be approximately thirty minutes.
    Monday, September 29, 2014 at 1:00pm
    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 9:00am
    850 University Hall

    RSVP at 

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

    Questions? Contact

  • Work that Matters Career Panel, Thurs. 9/25

    Do you want to make an impact after graduation?
    Wondering how you can find a meaningful job?

    Then join us for the WORK THAT MATTERS Career Panel on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25!

    Hear from leading non-profit & government organizations about employment and professional opportunities available now and after graduation. Speak with representatives from City Year, the Peace Corps, and the U.S. State Department to learn about:
    Full-time, internship and/or volunteer opportunities
    Benefits of working in the public service & non-profit field
    Application processes and what it takes to get selected

    Date:Thursday, September 25, 2014
    Location:Student Center East, Ft. Dearborn Rm - B

    Each agency representative will provide background on their respective organization, followed by a Q&A session. Afterward, students will be able to speak one-on-one with the representatives to learn more information about specific job opportunities and openings. Dont miss this chance to find your dream position. Everyone is welcome! For more information contact Casey Lowman at

  • Fall Diversity Career Fair, Thurs. 9/25

    The Office of Career Services is excited to begin this year’s series of career-related events by introducing our 37th annual FALL DIVERSITY CAREER DAY. Our students and graduates will have exclusive opportunities to explore and investigate a variety of employment opportunities and hone their networking skills. 

    This exciting event has welcomed over 100 employers and over 2,000 UIC students and graduates thanks to your collaborative marketing efforts!  Please share the information below and the attached flyer with any UIC community members you feel will benefit – and we welcome your attendance and support too! 


    Thursday, September 25, 2014

    10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


    UIC Forum

    725 South Roosevelt Road

    What makes it a DIVERSITY fair?

    UIC students and graduates of ALL majors will find full-time, part-time and internship opportunities from for-profit, non-profit, and government organizations. There is truly something for everyone!

    Open and free ONLY to UIC students and alumni.

    Attendees should DRESS PROFESSIONALLY and bring many resumes.

    For more details including a list of registered employers to research ahead of time, see

    If you require any accommodations to participate in the event, please contact Jaime Velasquez, Associate Director – Office of Career Services at:  312-413-2426 or


  • Join the Office of Campus Learning Environments (OCLE) Advisory Board

    The Office of Campus Learning Environments (OCLE) is seeking two to three 3 HC students to serve on its Advisory Board and help shape the physical learning environment at UIC.  Please consider volunteering to serve on this important campus committee.  It’s a great way to have your student voice heard!

    You might know the work of our office best by recent renovation projects like Lincoln Hall, Douglas Hall, the 1st floor of Stevenson Hall, Lecture Center A, Lecture Center F, or the many Oasis spaces  across campus.  The ideal participants on our Board are students who are interested in improving the learning environment at UIC.  The time commitment is minimal (only one meeting per semester) but the impact could be significant.

    If you think that you would be a great addition to the Advisory Board then please send an email to Dave Taeyaerts, Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities and Director of the Office of Campus Learning Environments ( with your name, year in school, major, a couple of sentences describing why you are interested and if it is available please also include a copy of your resume.  


  • Honors College Special Preview: University of Glasgow Graduate Admissions, Thurs. 10/2

    Before you head to the Graduate and Professional School Fair on October 2, come hear the inside scoop from the University of Glasgow!  Anne Waggot, Student Recruitment Officer from the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, will highlight the details of graduate programs and admissions at the University of Glasgow, Scotland.  Come listen and ask questions about graduate study abroad as you continue to plan your next steps after graduation!

    Thursday, October 2

    12:00 – 1:00 PM

    121 Burnham Hall

    RSVP by 10:00 AM October 2:

    Questions?  Contact Stephanie O'Leary at

  • 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 

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

    Questions? Contact

  • Pre-Law Orientation Workshop for Freshmen and Sophomores, Thurs. 10/2

    Are you a freshman or new sophomore student considering law school?

    Please come out for an orientation workshop for new Pre-Law students.  Come out, meet the Pre-Law Advisor and learn the basics of what you should be doing while in undergrad to make yourself the most viable candidate come application time.  We will discuss the successful law student profile, selection of a major that is best for you, extra-curriculars, and the application timeline. 

    Come out and meet student leaders from select student organizations like the Pre-Law Society and Mock Trial Team and hear directly from them about their organizations.

    The workshop will be held on Thursday October 2nd at 3:00 in LC C4.  To attend please rsvp to the Pre-Law Advisor Adekemi Faleti ( with your name and UIC email address. 

    This workshop is geared toward underclassmen – new freshmen or sophomores who have not yet come in for a one-on-one advising appointment.  NEW AND CONTINUING ADVANCED STUDENTS (JUNIORS AND ABOVE) SHOULD COME TO THE PRELAW OFFICE FOR ONE-ON-ONE ADVISING APPOINTMENTS. PRE-LAW ADVISING APPOINTMENTS CAN

  • Introduction to Healthcare and the Health Professions Mini-Series, Tuesdays in October

    Introduction to Healthcare and the Health Professions Mini-Series

    Tuesdays in October at 3:30pm (October 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th)

    UIC Daley Library, room 1470

    This four week mini-series will provide an overview of healthcare and the health professions today. In a fun and interactive environment students will be exposed to a variety of issues within the healthcare environment and learn about various health professions. Students are encouraged to attend all four sessions. 

    RSVP at 

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

    Questions? Contact

  • UIC Master’s in Science Education and NSF Fellowship Opportunity

    Interested in a teaching career in secondary science education?  The UIC College of Education is currently recruiting students for the MEd in Science Education to begin the program in May 2015.  Some prospective students may be eligible for a fellowship funded by the National Science Foundation.

    More information about this MEd program and NSF fellowship, along with program contact information, is included in this flyer.

  • PhysAssist Medical Scribes Info Session, Thurs. 10/9

    PhysAssist Scribes is looking for Extraordinary Candidates, who are motivated to pursue a career in the medical field, and join our Medical Scribe program in Chicago or Northwest Indiana! We will be on campus October 9, 2014 to give a presentation in Lecture Center D4 and meet with any pre-health professional students interested in joining our team!

    Working as a PhysAssist Scribe is an invaluable, unique opportunity for pre-health professionals, recent graduates, and students looking to gain MEDICAL experience!

    It's a great opportunity to:

    •   Work side by side with physicians or PAs in the emergency room
    •   Transcribe and understand the patient history, physical exam, medical decision making, and diagnosis for each patient the physician sees
    •   Become proficient in documenting lab results and x-rays

    View what it is like Being a Scribe!

    Apply to be a Scribe Today!

  • Free Practice LSAT, Sat. 10/11, and LSAT Challenge, Tues. 10/28

    This Saturday, October 11th, Kaplan will be sponsoring a free time and proctored LSAT here at UIC at 10am.  This is an opportunity open to all students, but particularly Sophomores and Juniors (or Seniors who are applying after they graduate) to get an idea of what it would be like to sit for an actual LSAT and get a sense of how much work they will need to put into studying over the next few semesters to be properly prepared for the LSAT when it’s time for you to actually take it.  Sign-up for this event will be directly through Kaplan at the below link:  Please register at or contact Brittnee Musser at

    The second event will be a workshop on learning the LSAT entitled the LSAT Challenge Workshop.  On Tuesday October 28th  Kaplan will be hosting a workshop to learn more about the questions you will see on the LSAT, determine your natural strengths weaknesses, and discover ways to maximize the effectiveness of your studying. This event is also open to all students.  To register please send an email to Pre-Law Advisor Adekemi Faleti-Dosunmu at with your name, class year, and UIC email address by October 25th.

  • Government College Relations Council Career Fair Information, Fri. 11/14

    Network with Government College Relations Council Fall Meeting

    Network with GCRC Members and hear about government financial administration career opportunities with

    • Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) - Invited
    • General Services Administration (GSA) - Invited
    • Internal Revenue Services (IRS) - Mr. Steve Mindel
    • Social Security Administration (SSA) - Mr. Bill McClinton

    Friday, November 14
    Check-in: 9:30 am - 10am
    General Meeting: 10am - 12pm
    Government Career Fair: 1:00 pm - 4pm (Free Admission to GCRC Member Schools)

    Event will take place in the Cardinal Room, Student Center East 

    Register online at 

    UIC is a GCRC Member school, so you will be able to attend the event for free.  If you plan to attend, dress professionally and bring updated resumes.

  • LAS Pre-Health Workshops and Career Panels

    The LAS Pre-Health Advisors offer a series of Workshops during the Fall 2014 semester.  If you are interested in pre-Health, these workshops are essential resources!  Mark your calendars now!

    Upcoming workshop topics include:

    • First-Year Pre-Health Student Workshops
    • introduction to Healthcare and the Health Professions
    • Women in Healthcare
    • Physician Panel
    • Health Career Panel: Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner
    • Health Career Panel
    • Preventative Medicine and the Public's Health
    • Health Careers and Majors
    • Nursing Workshops
      • Applying to Nursing School: What could your "relevant" experience look like?
      • Applying to Illinois Nursing Programs
      • Graduate Entry Nursing Programs (for non-nurses)
      • UIC Nursing Application Preparation 2014-15

    View the LAS website for a full list of dates and times:

  • "Preparing to Apply to Law School" Panel Discussion, Wed. 10/15

    Interested in law school or preparing for another law-related career? Come hear from a variety of experts in law about the best ways to apply and prepare, and what to expect from law school and careers in law. This is a chance to receive expert advice on what YOU want to know – so come with questions for our experienced panelists! Topics may include finding the right law school, preparing for the LSAT, writing your best personal statement, requesting excellent letters of recommendation, and finding careers with your pre-law preparation if you later decide you no longer want to go to law school.

    Featuring the following panelists:
    o Adekemi Faleti-Dosunmu, Esq., LAS Pre-Law Advisor
    o Evan McKenzie, J.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science
    o Eric Leafblad, J.D., Assistant State’s Attorney, Cook County; Honors College Alumni Association President
    o Sony Cortes, UIC Alumnus and First-Year Law Student Chicago-Kent College of Law

    Wednesday, October 15
    3:00 pm, 121 Burnham Hall

    RSVP at by 10/15 at 12pm. Questions?  Contact or 312-413-2260.

    Co-sponsored by the UIC Pre-Law Society.  This workshop is part of the Honors College Fall Professional Development Series.  For a full list of workshops, view the flyer. 


  • Science Secondary Education and NSF Scholarship Info Session, Mon. 10/20

    Young people have the power, creativity, and courage to change their communities and the world. Teaching is a career that allows you to support youth as they develop their capacity as agents of change. Science educators, in particular, will play a critical role in preparing youth to deal with the environmental, technological, and socio-scientific problems of the new millennium. Come learn about UIC's MEd in Instructional Leadership: Science Education from an experienced CPS teacher and director of the new associated scholarship and stipend initiative, Project SEEEC.
    October 20, 2014
    3:30-4:30 pm
    BH 121
  • Internship Essentials for Career Development: Conducting the Most Effective Search, 10/30

    Internships are essential for students in ALL majors!  UIC has myriad connections to internship opportunities in all fields; you just have to find the one that’s right for you!  Here is a chance to meet the experts who can help guide your search.

    Featuring internship coordinators from all over campus, this panel will show you when, where, and how to search for great internships in any major or career field. 

    o   Michael Kimball-Bryant, Assistant Director and Internship Specialist, Office of Career Services

    o   Robin Hursey, Senior Advisor, Internship Program, College of LAS

    o   John Anderson, Internship Director, Business Career Center

    o   Kathy Corcos, Assistant Director, Engineering Career Center

    Thursday, October 30, 3:00 pm
    121 Burnham Hall 

    RSVP by 12pm on October 30 at 

    This workshop is part of the Honors College Fall Professional Development Series.  For a full list of workshops, view the flyer. 

    Questions? Contact Stephanie O'Leary at or 312-413-2260.

  • First-Year Pre-Health Student Workshop, Tues. 11/11

    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). Advisors will review current statistics and share experiences that would be helpful for students to engage in during their undergraduate years.

    Sponsored by the LAS Pre-Health Advising Office.  View the LAS website for a full list of dates and times for Pre-Health workshops and to register:

  • IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Information Session, Thurs. 11/13

    When: Thursday November 13th
    Where: Lecture Center C4

    IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, the law school of Illinois Institute of Technology, is nationally recognized for the scholarship and accomplishments of its faculty and student body. The second oldest law school in the state of Illinois, Chicago-Kent has a history marked by innovation and excellence. Chicago-Kent has always emphasized professional responsibility in the broadest sense, encompassing intellectual discipline, careful analysis, comprehensive research, and sensitivity to the needs of clients and the context in which the law operates.

    To learn more about one of the top schools for UIC applicants please come out to hear from Nicole Vilches the Assistant Dean for Admissions. She will give you an overview of the College of Law and their admissions process. She will also talk about the 3+3 Accelerated Degree Program. Her presentation will be followed by ample time for a Q&A session. Please don’t miss this opportunity to come out and hear directly from the law school representative about what they are looking for in their applicants!

    To RSVP: Please send your name, UIC email & class year to by Wednesday November 12th.

  • Global Health Careers, Tues. 11/18 (RSVP by 11/13)

    This roundtable discussion will feature an epidemiologist and a public health professional with international profiles, UIC Pre-health and Public Health advisors, and a GLC Pre-health student who extended his health-care experience by studying traditional medicine in China. 

    --WHEN: Tuesday, November 18, 12:00 PM

    --WHERE:  Conference Room 1-470, Richard J. Daley Library, 801 S. Morgan

    Lunch will be served.  Please RSVP to by Thursday, November 13th.

    Sponsored by the Global Learning Community program. 

  • Health Research at Rush University: A Physician's Perspective, Wed. 11/12

    Aging, American Style: Why We Need More Persons in Aging Research

    Dr. Raj Shah from Rush University Medical Center will discuss current health disparities in aging populations in the US.  From a community medicine and engagement perspective, Dr. Shah will highlight the growing need for research in this area and will present opportunities for students to engage in this research through the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center.

    Featuring Raj Shah, M.D., Associate Professor, Family Medicine and Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center, Rush University Medical Center

    Wednesday, November 12
    3:30 pm
    121 Burnham Hall

    RSVP by 12pm on November 12 at

    Questions? Contact Stephanie O'Leary at or 312-413-2260.

    This workshop is part of the Honors College Fall Professional Development Series.  For a full list of workshops, view the flyer. 

  • Scholarships and You: Funding Your Graduate Education and Your Future, Thurs. 11/20

    Juniors and Seniors: Don’t let financial concerns stop you from pursuing your passion after graduation! The Director of the Office of Special Scholarships Program will show you how you can apply now for post-graduate funding opportunities for further study and work in a wide range of fields. This session is targeted to students who will be graduating in the next year
    or two, but freshmen and sophomores who are thinking ahead are welcome to attend as well!

    Featuring Beth Powers, Director of the Office of Special Scholarships Program

    RSVP by 12pm on November 20, at 

    This workshop is part of the Honors College Fall Professional Development Series.  For a full list of workshops, view the flyer. 

    Questions? Contact Stephanie O'Leary at or 312-413-2260.

  • Northwestern University Health Professions Recruitment & Exposure Program, Apply by 12/8

    Northwestern University Health Professions Recruitment & Exposure Program (HPREP) immersion program
    Winter 2015 
    Please read further for more information about the month-long curriculum:
    HPREP Curriculum
    Immersion in the medical school curriculum
    Performing basic medical physicals
    Essay writing and study skills workshops
    Observing a gross anatomy lab
    Mentoring by healthcare students
    Information on different health professions and fields of medicine
    Application Requirements
    High School Juniors and Seniors with minimum GPA of 2.0
    College Fresh, Soph., and Juniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0
    We are looking specifically for students who come from backgrounds that are statistically underrepresented in the healthcare professions such as African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders. However, all students interested in this program are more than welcome to apply. This is a fun program and previous students have really enjoyed it and found it very informative. If a student has already participated in the program, they are not eligible to participate another year because the program is not significantly different from year to year.
    The dates for HPREP 2015 will be: Jan 10th, 17th, and 24th, Feb 7th, 14th and 21nd (Note that we will take an intermission and not have HPREP on January 31st)
    9:00 AM – 12:00 pm at the Feinberg Campus in Downtown Chicago
    All applications must be submitted by Dec 8th, 2014
    Students should hear our decision during the week of Dec 15th
    Please see the link for the HPREP application:  
    If you have any questions, please direct them to HPREP coordinators at
  • Find out How to Make the Most of a Gap Year! Wed. 12/3

    Thinking of taking some time off before pursuing your next educational or professional venture?  You'll need to think about how you can make the best use of your gap year so that you can continue to grow professionally and gain excellent experience that will propel you into your next step, whatever that may be.  This session will give you the tools you need to structure your most effective and enjoyable gap year.

    Featuring Sheena Miller, Scholarship Specialist, Office of Special Scholarship Programs

    Wednesday, December 3, 4:00 pm, 121 Burnham Hall

    RSVP by 12pm on December 3 at 

    Questions? Contact Stephanie O'Leary at or (312) 413-2260.

  • Global Engagement Summit, Apply by Tues. 12/9

    Are you a university student looking to develop an idea for a social change project? The Global Engagement Summit (GES) can help you make that idea happen. GES is a week-long conference that brings together student delegates from around the world and equips them with tangible skills to develop and implement meaningful social ventures. The Summit will take place April 15 – 19 at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

    Our annual Summit includes professional mentorships, capacity-building workshops, influential speakers and financial outcomes, as well as the opportunity to establish long-lasting connections with like-minded students and industry experts.

    In the past 10 years, more than 450 delegates from over 50 countries have participated in the Summit. Delegates congregate in Chicago to learn how to develop ideas, understand the challenges and opportunities for social engagement and hone their skills to enable them to better implement change-based projects.

    Learn more and apply at

  • 2015-16 Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowships Program @ Congressional Hunger Center, Apply by Jan. 6

    The Congressional Hunger Center (CHC) is excited to offer a unique opportunity to be actively involved in the movement to end hunger and poverty. Our national initiative, the Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program, trains, inspires and sustains a tight-knit community of emerging leaders committed to social justice. The program provides Fellows with an opportunity to gain practical experience fighting hunger and poverty, work with community-based and national leaders, deepen their analysis around poverty and develop leadership skills.  The application deadline for the 2015– 2016 program is January 6, 2015.  If you have questions, please email or call 202-547-7022 x 29. 

  • "Film Matters" magazine seeking undergraduates for book reviews, Apply by Jan. 15

    Film Matters is seeking current undergraduate students to review some recent academic titles for us.  The available books are listed below:

    • Beyond the Looking Glass: Narcissism and Female Stardom in Studio-Era Hollywood, by Ana Salzberg (Berghahn Books).
    • Boyhood: Twelve Years on Film, Photographs by Matt Lankes (University of Texas Press).
    • The Cinema of Robert Rodriguez, by Frederick Luis Aldama (University of Texas Press).
    • Parallel Lines: Post-9/11 American Cinema, by Guy Westwell (Wallflower Press).
    • The Philosophy of Michael Mann, edited by Steven Sanders, Aeon J. Skoble, and R. Barton Palmer (University Press of Kentucky).
    • A Pocket Guide to Analyzing Films, by Robert Spadoni (University of California Press).
    • Terence Davies, by Michael Koresky (University of Illinois Press).

    Students interested in this opportunity should send a statement of interest (taking care to indicate any relevant qualifications for reviewing a specific title, like past course work, etc.) to:  futurefilmscholars AT

    Priority will be given to emails received by January 15, 2015.

    Students who are selected for this opportunity will receive a review copy of the book, which they can keep with our (and the publisher’s) compliments in exchange for the written review. This is an excellent way to build experience and CVs!

  • Masters in International and World History at Columbia University and London School of Economics

    MA/MSc in International and World History
    Columbia University and the London School of Economics

    Students spend the first year in New York and the second year in London and receive Master's degrees from both institutions.  

    Applications for Fall 2015 are now open and due by March 2, 2015.  

    Visit to learn more, and find us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

  • Ohio State University Medical Center Summer Program, Apply by 1/23

    Did you know that The Ohio State University Medical Center has a Summer Program for biomedical students interested in the MD/PhD joint degree?  View the attached flyer and website to learn more:
    The SUCCESS Program will enable students to participate in a 9‐week enriching research experience hosted by the Medical Scientist Training Program (stipend and travel allowance provided). While taking part in this program, students will take valuable professional development courses and learn from engaged mentors; all while working in state‐of‐the‐art research facilities.
    The SUCCESS program seeks to identify outstanding students interested in the biomedical sciences with the goal of pursuing graduate education (MD/PhD or PhD). The program seeks to enhance and foster diversity in graduate study in the biomedical and biological sciences as reflected in culture, class, race, ethnicity, background, work, and life experiences. The program especially encourages applications from African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and others whose backgrounds and experiences would bring diversity to the field.
    In order to be considered for SUCCESS, students must be graduating in the year of 2016 or 2017, enrolled in a U.S. 4‐year undergraduate institution, and be an American citizen or permanent resident.
    Applications for the SUCCESS Program are available online now through January 23, 2014!  Questions?  Contact
  • James Madison Memorial Fellowship for teachers Info Session, Tues. 1/20

    The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level.

    To be eligible to apply for a fellowship, you must: Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national. Be a teacher, or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level (grades 7–12). Possess a bachelor's degree or plan to receive a bachelor's degree no later than August 31 of the year in which you are applying.

    Professional Teaching Obligation: After receiving the master's degree, each Fellow must teach American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7–12 for one full year for each academic year of funding received under a fellowship, preferably in the state from which the recipient won the fellowship

    An info session about this fellowship will be held on Tuesday Jan. 20 at 12pm in 2650 University Hall.

    More information is available here:

    Students who are unable to attend the session are welcome to direct specific questions to Marcie Reynolds:

  • Part-Time Medical Scribe Positions in Aurora

    Gain valuable experience and make a positive contribution to the day-to-day operations of a medical facility as a medical scribe.  There are currently five part-time medical scribe positions available in Aurora, IL with Elite Medical Scribes.  This can be a great opportunity for pre-health students!  See the attached brochures and job description for more information.  Contact Jessica Anghelescu, Recruitment Coordinator, at or 612-564-0367 x716.

  • Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship, Apply by Jan. 31

    The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship, now offered in Georgia, Indiana and New Jersey, recruits current seniors, recent grads, and alumni with backgrounds in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to teach in high-need schools.
    As a WW Teaching Fellow, you will have extraordinary opportunities: innovative, world-class teacher preparation, a full school year of experience in real-world classrooms, and ongoing mentoring support.  In addition, Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend to complete a master's degree program.

    Learn more at  Application deadline is January 31, 2015.

  • Chicago Future Leaders Career Exploration Program, Apply by 1/21

    In this two-day immersion program, you will meet and network with representatives to learn more about their professional roles and fields. UIC female students of all majors (sophomores and juniors) are eligible. Participants will have a chance to explore their own career path through engaging in highly interactive company visits and meetings with leaders from two prestigious organizations near or in Chicago’s loop. Last year, our students met with representatives at the Greater Red Cross of Chicago and Exelon. This program aims to inspire the next generation of women leaders.

    The program takes place the week of May 11, 2015.
    Application deadline: Wed, Jan 21.
    To apply and learn more, click here.

    Questions?  Contact

  • UIC College of Pharmacy Information Session, Wed. 1/21

    This is a general information group session hosted by the UIC College of Pharmacy intended for those interested in attending pharmacy school in the future.

    Topics covered include: admission requirements, application procedures and timeframe,interview process, PCAT exam, financial aid, an overview of the Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD), career opportunities, and UIC safety.

    For more information about directions or parking, please go to:

    For more information about upcoming Info Sessions, see the website:

    Questions?  Contact or 312-355-3398

  • Launchpad: Navigating Career Fairs & Interview Tips, Mon. 1/26

    Launchpad: Navigating Career Fairs & Interview Tips

    DateJan 26, 2015
    Time3:30 pm - 4:30 pm  
    LocationWhite Oak AB
    SponsorOffice of Career Services

    Learn about how to navigate a career fair and develop interview strategies! Attend just one of the sessions to learn how to market yourself effectively during interviews and utilize in your job search.