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  • 10th Annual Minority Health Conference – April 24

  • 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: http://www.lsac.org/jd/choosing-a-law-school/law-school-recruitment-forums#Chicago.

    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: http://www.lsac.org/jd/choosing-a-law-school/forums-and-other-events.

    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 - https://uic.collegiatelink.net/organization/prelawsocietyuic/gallery/Album/29061)

  • 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 fellows@hungercenter.org or call 202-547-7022 x 29. 

  • 2015 LSAC Chicago Law School Forum, Sat. 11/7

    The Chicago Law School Forum is an excellent opportunity for prospective students to talk with representatives of over 170 LSAC-member law schools. Students can obtain admission materials and financial aid information, and attend workshops that are not offered anywhere else. Admission is free.

    Chicago Law School Forum Saturday, November 7

    Workshops: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    Talk with School Reps: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    Palmer House Hilton 17 East Monroe Street Chicago, IL 60603

    Several panel presentations and workshops will be offered, including a session designed to help attendees make the most of their time at the forum. Other workshops include the law school application process; a discussion of issues of particular relevance to diverse applicants; roles of lawyers today; tips on taking the LSAT from the test developers; and a presentation on how to finance a legal education. You can find a list of scheduled times for the workshop here: http://www.lsac.org/jd/choosing-a-law-school/workshop-schedule

    Here are some helpful links for your planning:

    Registration for students: http://www.lsac.org/jd/choosing-a-law-school/law-school-recruitment-forums

    Who should attend the forum: http://www.lsac.org/docs/default-source/events-%28members%29/whoshouldattend.pdf

    Details about hours, workshop schedules, and other information: http://www.lsac.org/jd/choosing-a-law-school/law-school-recruitment-forums

    What is an LSAC Law School Forum? http://www.lsac.org/jd/choosing-a-law-school/forums-and-other-events

    A participating school list will be available shortly here: http://www.lsac.org/jd/choosing-a-law-school/law-school-recruitment-forums

    For more information about the forum, please visit our website, LSAC.org.

     

  • 2015 LUNA (Latinos Uniting and Networking for Advancement) Reception, Wed. 4/29

    The LUNA reception is an annual event hosted by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Students interested in networking with students and professionals in the Latino community can visit the following registration site: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-luna-chicago-tickets-16527195286

    This event will be held on April 29, 2015 at the Hotel Palomar, Gallery Ballroom, 505 N. State St., Chicago, IL from 6:00pm- 9:00pm.

    For more information please contact: Karina Romo, kromo2@uic.edu

  • 2015 UIC Recent Graduate Job Fair, Thurs. 6/18

    UIC is hosting the 2015 Recent Graduate Job Fair!

    The event will be held on Thursday, June 18th, 2015, 12:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. at the UIC FORUM (725 W. Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60607). There will be over 60 employers present to discuss potential full-time and part-time inern positions. This event is free and open ONLY to UIC students and UIC alumni. Remember to dress professionally and bring resumes!

    For more details visit Careerfairs.ocs.uic.edu

     

  • 2016 Careers in Science and Medicine: Workshops and Mentoring Session

    2016 Careers in Science and Medicine: Workshops and Mentoring Sessions

    Saturday, October 1, 2016

    Loews Chicago O'Hare

    Rosemont, Illinois

    1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

    Who should attend?

    Anyone considering careers in biomedical research (PhD and MD-PhD) and medicine (MD):

    - College and high school students

    - Post-bacs and lab techs

    Also invited:

    - Parents

    - Pre-health advisors

    - School and college administrators

    Why attend?

    Learn about MD, PhD, and MD-PhD programs and meet program directors and administrators from across the country Learn about AAMC Services (MCAT/AMCAS/AspiringDocs and SMDEP, etc.) Learn about summer research programs and post-baccalaureate research programs Hear about the life of PhD and MD-PhD students Participate in mentoring session with PhD and MD-PhD program leaders and trainees, and AAMC services staff

    Event Timeline

    12:30 p.m. – 1:30pm High School/College/Parents/Advisors Registration

    1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Workshops

    3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Mentoring session

    For more information and to register, visit https://students-residents.aamc.org/event/careers-science-and-medicine-workshops-and-mentori/

  • 2016 Integritas Business Ethics Symposium-The Power of Story in Business Ethics

    What can stories, be they in novels or in film or in our own lives, teach us about the right way to do business? What can the humanities offer business ethics? Come hear Christopher Michaelson, the business ethics practitioner and professor who advises CEOs to read novels, UIC Professors Marya Schechtman and Bill Kohler, and a creative group of business leaders discuss the question:"How did I discover the right way for me to do business?'

    2016 Integritas Business Ethics Symposium

    The Power of Story in Business Ethics

    Please register at: http://tinyurl.com/hjzhmz6

    UIC Illinois Rooms, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted, Chicago

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

    Agenda:

    10:00 AM Greeting:

    Albert Schorsch, III-Director, Integritas Institute for Ethics, St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center at UIC

    Invocation: Most Rev. Joseph N. Perry, JCL, DD, Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Chicago

     

    10:15 AM Keynote:

    Christopher Michaelson

    David A. and Barbara Koch Distinguished Professor of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

    Associate Professor, Ethics & Business Law, University of St. Thomas, Opus College of Business

    (affiliations: NYU and PricewaterhouseCoopers)

    With audience discussion, and Response by:

    Marya SchechtmanProfessor, UIC Department of Philosophy, Associate Dean, UIC College of Liberal Art and Sciences

     

    11:45 AM Lunch (included in the price of admission)

     

    12:00 PM Lunch Panel: Stories: "How did I discover the right way for me to do business?"

    Moderator: Bill KohlerLecturer, Department of Managerial Studies, UIC College of Business Administration

    Kate Evert

    Founder and President, Commonwealth HR Consulting

    Suzanne Huspen

    Principal Advisor of Active Business Consultants, Executive Education Facilitator for The Kellogg School of Management, Customer Engagement Manager of Innovation Driven Marketing (IDM)

    Al Kagan

    Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

    Christopher Michaelson, University of St. Thomas

     

    1:30 PM Colloquy All presenters, panelists, attendees.

     

    2:00 PM End

     

    UIC Students can attend for free. A limited number of free tickets are available to UIC faculty and staff on a first-come, first served basis. Please register at:http://tinyurl.com/hjzhmz6

  • 2016 PhD Information Sessions-Jane Addams College of Social Work

    2016 PHD INFORMATION SESSIONS

    September 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT

    Learn more about the PhD Program at Jane Addams College of Social Work. The first information session is on Thursday, September 15, 2016. Second information session will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.  

    Register at PhD Social Work Information Session-September. to attend in person or online.

  • 2016 Regenerative Medicine Summer Internship Opportunities

    The SRF Summer Scholars Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. Under the guidance of a scientific mentor, each Summer Scholar is responsible for his or her own research project in such exciting areas as genetic engineering and stem cell research. The Summer Scholars Program emphasizes development of both laboratory and communication skills to develop well-rounded scientists who can work equally well with other scientists or the general public. Students participating in the program will hone their writing skills via periodic reports, which are designed to emulate text scientists commonly must produce. Additionally, a poster presentation at a SRF-sponsored conference at the end of the summer will provide students with an opportunity to put all of their newly developed communication skills into practice when they present their results to scientists from other research institutions.

    Paid positions are available at such world-renowned research institutions as:

    Buck Institute for Research on Aging

    Harvard School of Medicine

    Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

    Scripps Research Institute

    SRF Research Center

    Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

    The online application and full descriptions of each research project can be found at www.sens.org/2016-summer-scholars. Applications will be accepted until 12 pm PST February 1, 2016. 

    If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact Gregory Chin at greg.chin@sens.org

  • 2017 Chicago Graduate and Professional School Fair – Thurs. 10/19 at 3pm

  • 2017 Summer Internship for The American Chemical Society, Deadline Feb. 17th

  • 2018-2019 Internship Opportunities at the Latino Cultural Center (LCC)

  • 2018 Chicago Disability Studies Conference – Accepting Proposals until Feb 23

  • 2018 LeaderShape Institute – Applications Deadline Extended: April 20

  • 2018 Upper Midwest Regional Honors Conference (UMRHC) – Proposals Deadline: Feb 23

  • 2019 LeaderShape Institute – Extended Application Deadline: May 1

  • 2019 UIC Impact and Research Day – Registration Deadline: April 1

  • 2020 Ascend Teaching and Innovation (ATI) Fellowship (Applications Now Open!)

  • 41st Annual UIC Fall Diversity Career Fair – Sept 27

  • 8th Annual Regenerative Medicine Summer School Opportunity

  • 9th Annual UIC Minority Health Conference – Feb 22

  • AAMC Fee Assistance Program for Pre-Med Students

    The AAMC Fee Assistance Program assists those who, without financial assistance, would be unable to take the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) exam, apply to medical schools that use the American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) application, and more. All information regarding the Fee Assistance Program, including the 2016 application guide, eligibility criteria, and full benefits package, is available on the AAMC Student Hub: https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/applying-medical-school-process/fee-assistance-program/

  • Acing your Medical School Interviews- Tips from Interviewers (Webinar), Mon. 8/31

    Students can learn how to prepare for—and succeed at—medical school interviews. Get insights and advice directly from medical school admission officers. After a brief presentation from our panelists, there will be the opportunity to ask questions during a Q&A session.

    Date: Monday, August 31, 2015

    Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm eastern

    Online registration is free, but space is limited. Use this link to register for the event:

    https://aamc1.webex.com/aamc1/onstage/g.php?PRID=afba58cb8f66032bdb63a4cc2c0f9af1

     

    Panelists:

    Iris Gibbs, MD

    Associate Dean of MD Admissions, Stanford University School of Medicine

    Lina Mehta, MD

    Associate Dean for Admissions, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

    Ed Daniel, PhD

    Director of MD Admissions, Morsani College of Medicine at University of South Florida

     

    Students can find more information about preparing for a medical career by visiting www.aamc.org/students. To view the recording of our previous ‘Ask Admissions’ webinar “Mission Fit: Applying to the Right Medical School for You”, please visit our website. The direct link is: https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/435214/missionfit.html

     

    If you have additional questions, please contact AAMC Pre-Health Advisor Support at advisors@aamc.org or 202-828-0950.

  • 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 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/start2014-presented-by-adelante-tickets-12604848441. Registration is free- select "Apply for Scholarship to Attend- $0" on the registration page.

    For more information on Adelante, visit www.adelantefund.org

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

  • Aisthesis 2018: A Publication Opportunity for Honors Students – Submission Deadline: March 15

  • Aisthesis 2019: A Publication Opportunity for Honors Students – Submission Deadline: March 21

  • All Majors Career Fair – March 15

  • All Majors Career Fair – March 21

  • All Majors Career Fair, Thurs. 3/17

    The ALL MAJORS Career Fair expects 90+ employers from a variety of industries. Open exclusively to UIC students & alumni of ALL majors seeking employment opportunities.

     

    Thursday, March 17th, 10:00am - 2:00pm

    SCE Illinois Room (3rd Floor)

    750 S. Halsted St, Chicago

     

    List of employers: http://careerservices.uic.edu/springdivparticipants.shtml

    List of employers by majors: http://careerservices.uic.edu/springdivparticipantsB.shtml

     

    Students must bring their iCard for entry, dress professionally and bring resumes.

     

    Quick job fair prep tips:

    Prepare an effective resume that will get you noticed (see an advisor at Career Services – 3050 SSB for professional assistance and pick up the free GUIDE with sample resumes) Invest in a professional outfit that will make you stand out and look impressive! Prepare your one minute speech to market yourself to employers. Above all, RESEARCH EMPLOYERS. Know their history, values, products and services etc.!

  • "America Needs You” Fellowship Program for first-generation college freshmen, Apply by Tues. 3/31

    Career Services and the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs has been working with America Needs You (ANY), a fellowship program for first generation college freshmen.  The fellowship offers students a mentor coach, professional development grants, and access to prestigious companies in Chicago.    On March 31st, ANY will be hosting professionals from various industries at a career panel from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Student Center East.  Encourage interested students to attend as this should be an excellent networking opportunity.

    The application deadline for this program is March 31st.   Additional details are below. Samantha Robinson is the ANY Illinois Program Coordinator---please don't hesitate to reach out to her for any additional questions.

    Applications <https://www.americaneedsyou.org/fellow-application/> are due March 31, 2015 and are open to first-generation college freshmen. Program participants receive:

    *         Individualized support from a Mentor Coach

    *         Up to $2,000 in professional development grants

    *         Internship search support and connections

    *         Free business attire

    *         Opportunities to network with leading industry professionals

    Get a first-hand taste of what it's like to be in the America Needs You Fellows Program by attending a career panel on Tuesday, March 31st from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at UIC Student Center East. You'll have the opportunity to meet professionals from a variety of industries and learn about their workplaces and journeys to success as well as learn about the ANY Program. RSVP here<https://www.eventbrite.com/e/america-needs-you-career-panel-and-information-session-tickets-16162141400>.

    For more information on ANY, visit www.americaneedsyou.org<http://www.americaneedsyou.org/

    Applications close on March 31, 2015, so don't wait, apply now!

    Please contact Thy Nguyen in Career Services (thy@uic.edu or 312-996-2300) or Samantha Robinson, Program Coordinator for America Needs You (Samantha.robinson@americaneedsyou.org or 872-202-0504) with any questions.

  • America Needs You Fellows Program (for current first-year students) – UIC Info Session on 11/6 at 3pm

  • American Physician Scientists Association Volunteer, Apply by Mon. 1/18

    Interested in becoming a physician scientist and improving your own medical/research career prospects?

    Then take advantage of an opportunity to help with improving biomedical research support and career development opportunities via volunteer work through the American Physician Scientists Association (APSA), http://www.physicianscientists.org/, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the successful career development of physician scientists. I, Jennifer Kwan, am the American Physician Scientists Association (APSA) Policy Chair,  I am writing to invite pre medical students interested in getting involved with projects to help increase biomedical research funding and gain career mentorship to apply.

    Great for those interested in the physician scientist pathway but also those who are interested in a biomedical science career. Chances to interact with giants in their fields. Happy to provide career mentorship for those interested in the physician scientist track as well.

    For those interested, please send their CV and personal statement to jennifer.kwan@physicianscientists.org.

    Deadline: Jan 18, 2016 5pm cst

    Interviews are on a rolling basis.

  • American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Chapter's First UIC Meeting! – Feb 11

  • American Student Dental Association Pre-Dental Week, 2/21 - 2/27

    The American Student Dental Association is celebrating National Predental Week (February 21-27).

    Predentals are invited to register for these free webinars from ASDA:

    Scholarships 101: Federal programs for aspiring dental students
    Feb. 23, 7:00-8:30 p.m. CT
    This webinar will help you have a greater understanding of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and U.S. military's Health Professions Scholarship programs (HPSP) and aid you in becoming a better applicant.

    Hot Topics: Midlevel providers and licensure
    Feb. 24, 7-8:30 p.m. CT
    This webinar will introduce these two complex issues and help you gain an understanding that will aid you during dental school interviews.

    Become an ASDA predental member this week for special benefits: Join ASDA through this Saturday, Feb. 27, to be eligible for prizes, including an Apple iPad Mini, $250 Best Buy gift card and $100 Amazon gift card. You’ll also have immediate access to member benefits including the “Getting into Dental School” handbook, predental checklists, interview tips, personal statement advice, shadowing guide and more.

    ASDA chapters and predental clubs across the country are putting on events this week. Visit www.ASDAnet.org/predentalweek to see what events are happening near you.

    To register for the free webinars and to become an ASDA member visit: www.ASDAnet.org/predentalweek.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Brian Jones at 312-440-2841 or via e-mail at Brian@ASDAnet.org.

  • American University School of International Studies Info Session – Oct 4

  • America Reads Tutoring Opportunity

  • AmeriCorps Opportunity for Recent Graduates

  • AMWA UIC: Mentoring & Networking with the College of Medicine! (11/20)

  • Andrew W. Mellon Summer Academy – Extended Application Deadline: Feb 25

  • An Introduction to Global Health Careers, Tues. 3/29

    The UIC Global Learning Community Presents: An Introduction to Global Health Careers

    Are you interested in treating Chicago’s international population, volunteering with a Global Medical Brigade, or pursuing a position in healthcare abroad?

    Careers in the health fields provide numerous global opportunities.

    If this is an area of interest, you may want to consider attending this event.

    This event will feature an epidemiologist and a public health professional with international profiles, a UIC pre-health student who extended his healthcare experience by studying abroad, and the Director of Pre-Professional Advising at UIC.

    Invited Speakers

    Wayne W. Wiebel (Ph.D.), Research Professor in Epidemiology UIC School of Public Health

    Karen Peters (DrPH), Clinical Assistant Professor of Community Health Sciences UIC School of Public Health and Assistant Professor in the UIC Graduate College

    Misty Huacuja-LaPointe (M.Ed), Director of Pre-Professional Advising UIC

    Carlos Montero (UIC Class of 2016), GLC Certificate holder who has completed an internship in traditional medicine in China

    Tuesday, March 29, 12:00-1:30 PM
    Daley Library Conference Room 1-470

    RSVP by Monday 28, 1:00 PM to link provided below

    http://go.uic.edu/globalhealthcareersRSVP.

  • Annual Government Fair at UIC, Fri. 11/13

    The annual Government Fair, which will be held on Friday, November 13, 2015 at UIC in SCE, Illinois Rooms A & B.  This event is for students and alumni (this event is FREE).  This is an excellent opportunity for students and alumni to connect with Local, State and Federal employers. Please note that communication regarding participating employers will be sent out prior to the fair.

    For those of you who are interested in careers in the Federal Government, plan on attending the workshops that will be held:  1.) Finding and Applying for Jobs in the Federal Government, 2) Secrets to a Federal Resume and 3) Careers with the US Department of State.  Times and locations of the workshops will be provided at the fair.

  • Application for Yiddish Book Center Fellowship and Steiner Summer Yiddish Program, Due Mon 01/09

    The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, is now accepting applications for two education programs for college students and recent graduates: the 2017 Steiner Summer Yiddish Program and the 2017-18 Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program. 

    The Steiner Summer Yiddish Program is an intensive seven-week course in Yiddish language and culture for college students. The program offers a beginner track for students with no previous Yiddish experience and an intermediate track for those who have completed one year of Yiddish. In addition to their classes, students take part in cultural and social activities, including film screenings, concerts, workshops, and a trip to New York City. Beginner students take a course in Central and Eastern European Yiddish history, literature, and culture, while intermediate students work as interns on the Center’s major projects, including translation and oral history.

    All Steiner students receive full-tuition scholarships. Intermediate students also receive free housing and a $1,000 internship stipend. All participants are eligible to receive college credits through the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

    The 2017 Steiner Summer Yiddish Program will run from June 4 to July 21. Applications are due by February 6, 2017. For more information, visit http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/educational-programs/steiner-summer-yiddish-program.

    The Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program offers recent college graduates with intermediate or advanced Yiddish skills an opportunity to develop professional experience while working as full-time members of the Center's staff. 

    Fellows serve as teaching assistants for college-level Yiddish classes, conduct interviews for the Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, develop educational and exhibit materials, assist with translation or online accessibility initiatives, and do bibliographic work with the Center’s collection of books. With the support of mentors, Fellows also apply their ingenuity and personal expertise to the creation of new projects.

    Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend and health insurance. The next Fellowship Program runs from September 2017 to August 2018. Applications are due by January 9. For more information, visit http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/educational-programs/graduate-students.

  • Applications for 2016 Fulbright UK Summer Institutes Apply by 2/23 or 2/26

    The Fulbright UK Summer Institute Programmes offer students a fantastic opportunity to be immersed in the study of British academics and culture. Students will take part in research, collaboration, presentation, and cultural events at an esteemed British university. They will enhance their leadership skills, develop knowledge and understanding of new subjects, and become ambassadors for the United Kingdom and the United States.  Students from all areas of study are encouraged to apply. Each Summer Institute will cover a different theme such as acting at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the history of the slave trade in England, or the political, social and economic relationships of Northern Ireland. These institutes include:

    AIFS Summer Institute with Globe Education

    Durham University Summer Institute

    King's College London Summer Institute

    Queen's University Belfast Summer Institute

    Scotland Summer Institute 

    University of Bristol Summer Institute 

    University of Exeter Summer Institute 

    Wales Summer Institute

    To meet the minimum eligibility, applicants must:

    be a US citizen and possess a US passport;be at least 18 years old;have a high level of academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.7 (confirmed by academic marks, awards and references);have at least two years of university study upon their return ( i.e. applicants should currently be a Freshman or Sophomore in college/university)be mature, responsible, independent, and open-minded

    The Awards will cover the majority of all costs incurred, including flights to and from the UK, university fees, and room and board at the host UK University.Please Note: There have been two changes made to this year’s application process.

    Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.7All references must be submitted online (applicants should direct their references to the webpage of their selected institute where they can the online reference letter form)

    Deadlines for 2016 are:  23 February or 26 February, 2016 – depending on the Institute. Each Programme also varies in duration, from three to six weeks.  Please make sure to check the specific Institute page for the particular deadline.  

    Please let us know if there is a more up-to-date or appropriate contact for your university. Valerie SchreinerProgramme Manager

    Further UK Summer Institute information: 

     Questions? Please contact the Fulbright Awards staff via email at programmes@fulbright.org.uk.

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

  • Applications for the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship are due October 2, 2017

  • Apply for membership on Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities- MAY 1, 2015

    The Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities (CCSPD) is seeking new members for the upcoming academic year August 2015 to July 2016. Our Mission is to promote empowerment and inclusion of students, faculty and staff with disabilities at UIC. The Committee recognizes that people with disabilities are a diverse group, including individuals with visible and non-visible disabilities.

    The CCSPD provides a forum for discussion and assessment of disability-related issues that are relevant for the campus and the larger community. In addition, the CCSPD advises the Chancellor and other administrative units and makes recommendations on disability-related issues, policies, services, attitudes and practices on campus. This mission is motivated by the belief that people with disabilities are assets to the university.

    We are seeking candidates from all aspects of campus: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Faculty, and Staff. We seek candidates that have an eagerness to promote the mission of our committee coupled with a strong desire to learn from others.

    If you are interested in serving on the CCSPD please send an email message describing why you would like to be a part of the CCSPD, your skills, background, and how disability-related experiences have shaped your desire to get involved. Please email your cover letter to: cg16@uic.edu Please include "CCSPD Membership" in the subject line. Deadline: As soon as possible For full consideration, please send your email message by May 1.

  • Apply for MSI Graduate Student Weekend at the University of Pennsylvania!

    MSI Graduate Student Weekend is a yearly event hosted by the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) and Penn Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE). This weekend is all-expenses paid and provides undergraduate students from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) with an opportunity to get more information on pursuing graduate and professional degrees in education. During this time, students participate in professional development and educational sessions all meant to inspire, inform, and prepare students for the graduate school process. For more information about the weekend, read the brochure!The next MSI Graduate Student Weekend is April 7–9, 2017. If you are a Junior or Senior at an eligible Minority Serving Institution (see list here) and you're interested in pursuing a graduate degree in education, we welcome you to submit an application to attend this weekend. Otherwise, if you know of a student that qualifies for this opportunity, please share this information widely. Again, CMSI/Penn GSE pays for all travel, lodging, and food.All application materials are due no later than December 7, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EST and require the following:

    Completed online applicationPersonal Statement of 800 words or lessOne Letter of Recommendation (must be emailed to cmsigse@gmail.com by application due date)

     

    Click Here to Apply for MSI Graduate Student Weekend

  • Apply for the 2020 LeaderShape Institute! (priority deadline 3/20)

  • 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 mhild@uic.edu with any questions.