Monthly archives: January, 2016

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: College of Education Walk-In Advising and Info Sessions for Spring 2016

The College of Education wants to share with you and your students information on walk-in advising and information sessions. You can download the information below in their Spring 2016 flyer.

Advising and Information Sessions

UIC College of Education Undergraduate Programs
Walk-in Advising Sessions
When: Monday, March 14th to Friday April 29th
9:3011:30a.m. and 12:304:30 p.m.

Special Times:
Friday, March 18 (1:004:30 p.m. only)
Friday, April 22 (1:004:30 p.m. only)

Programs: BA Urban Education: Elementary Education
BA Human Development and Learning

Where: College of Education, ETMSW Building, Room 3145
If you cannot make one of these walk-in advising appointments and/or would like to meet prior to these walk-in advising sessions, please contact Rose Becerra at or call 3129964535 to set up an appointment.


Inter-College Transfer Information Sessions

Monday, March 28, 34 p.m., 3312 ETMSW
Thursday, April 21, 12:301:30 p.m., 3427 ETMSW

For UIC students currently in programs outside the College of Education interested in transferring to an undergraduate program in the College of Education. Meet with program advisors to learn
more about our programs and how your current course credits will transfer to College of Education programs.

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: OSSP Spring 2016 schedule – two sessions next week (Gilman and Illinois General Assembly Paid Internships)!

The Office of Special Scholarship Programs assists UIC students with finding and applying for scholarships. Students seeking general information about how to search for scholarships can attend one of the general sessions offered in UH 808 at the following times:

Tuesdays, 2:30-3
Wednesdays, 12:30-1
Fridays, 12-12:30

Additional scholarship sessions are offered at the following times. For additional sessions and updates please check the calendar at

Gilman scholarship information session
Wednesday, February 3, 12-1, in UH 502
Come to learn about the Gilman, an award for Pell Grant recipients planning to study abroad.

Illinois General Assembly Paid Internships
Friday, February 5, 10-11 in UH 2550
Learn about the ins and outs of working in Springfield from UIC alum, Luis Andrade.

Gilman Application Workshop
Wednesday February 24, 12-1 in UH 2550
The Gilman is due March 1! Bring in your application for a final review.

Post-baccalaureate Opportunities: Gap Year Adventures!
Tuesday, March 8, 12-1 in UH 850
Learn about opportunities for travel, teaching and research after graduation.

Graduate Study Abroad, the UK, Germany, anywhere!
Thursday, March 10, 12-1 in UH 850
Learn about scholarships with fall deadlines that can take you abroad for graduate study.

Top Scholarships: Rhodes, Marshall, Gates, Soros, Schwarzman & Mitchell
Tuesday, March 15, 12-1 in BH 121
Explore highly selective scholarships that could fund graduate study in the UK, China, Ireland, and the US.

Teaching Abroad
Thursday, March 31, 12-1 in UH 450
Learn about scholarships with fall deadlines that can send you abroad to teach after graduation.

Top Scholarships: Rhodes, Marshall, Gates, Soros, Schwarzman & Mitchell
Wednesday, April 6, 12-1 in UH 450
Explore highly selective scholarships that could fund graduate study in the UK, China, Ireland, and the US.


Fulbright Week!
Join us for a week of informative Fulbright sessions. Fulbright offers students the opportunity to study/research or teach English abroad. Students at all levels can attend any session.

Fulbright Student Award Information Session
Monday, April 11th, 12pm-1 in UH 850

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships Information Session
Tuesday, April 12th, 12pm-1, in UH 850

Panel of Past Fulbright Winners, Q & A session
Wednesday, April 13th, 12pm-1 in UH 450

Fulbright Student Award Information Session
Thursday, April 14th, 4pm-5 in BH 114

Fulbright Student Award Graduate College Information Session
Friday, April 15th, 12-1pm, room UH 650

UARC Daily News: Making a difference…

“Understand and be confident that each of us can make a difference by caring and acting in small as well as big ways.”
― Marian Wright Edelman

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Career Services Spring 2016 programs, events, and activities. Connecting college…to career!

Connecting College…. to Career!

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Programs:  

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

Highlighted Events:

Also don’t forget that the application deadline for the CHICAGO FUTURE LEADERS PROGRAM is due Monday, January 25th. This program aims to inspire the next generation of women leaders through a two-day immersion program. UIC female students of all majors (sophomores and juniors) are eligible. The program takes place the week of May 9 or May 16, 2016.
Application deadline: Mon, Jan 25.
To apply and learn more, click here.

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




SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Paid summer research opportunities info session: NEXT WEDNESDAY, 1/27, at 1:30 p.m.

Please share with your students-

Hello Students!

Are you a looking for a paid summer research opportunity in the social or natural sciences, math, or engineering (STEM)?

The Office of Undergraduate Research invites you to attend an information session on finding and applying for Paid Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates. This session will include information on UIC summer research programs and a group viewing of an informative hour-long webinar on opportunities nationwide, sponsored by Pathways to Science, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA).

Students seeking summer opportunities in other fields (humanities, arts, etc.) can feel free to email for an individual appointment.

Wednesday, January 27th
1:30 pm – 3 pm (Come and go at any time)
1501 University Hall

Have questions or want more info?

Twitter: @UICOUResearch

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: The College of Business Scholarship Application for the 2016-2017 Academic Year is now available!

This year, our scholarship applications will be available on the UIC SnAP, the university’s centralized scholarship list and application system. UIC SnAP contains scholarships for continuing UIC students in all colleges and at all levels. Start by logging in with your netid in the upper right hand corner. Next, complete the General Application which will match you with scholarships for which you qualify and no further action is needed. You may also be recommended for scholarships that require additional essays or uploads. External scholarships are also listed in the system and directions to other websites may be provided.


  • To apply, you must be a current undergraduate student in the UIC College of Business with a graduation date of Spring 2017 or later.
  • Scholarship Funds are received in the Fall Semester 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters.
  • Eligible students must have UIC GPA (Spring 2016 Transfer Students are not eligible to apply).
  • Students must be in good academic standing, and registered as a full-time student during the entire 2016-2017 academic year.
  • Incomplete or inaccurate information will result in a disqualified scholarship application.

Applicants may receive scholarships more than once and are encouraged to apply again in subsequent semesters if they are eligible.

Students are selected based on the criteria for the scholarship. Please make sure that you carefully read the application rules and information.
*Note: Some CBA Scholarships are only for Accounting majors, so make sure you qualify.

The deadline is Friday, February 19th, 2016.

The CBA Scholarships Committee is hosting Scholarship Information Sessions! Mark your calendar for one of these dates:

  1. Friday, January 29 at 2:00 p.m.
  2. Wednesday, February 3 at 2:00 p.m.
  3. Friday, February 5 at 11:00 a.m.

Please RSVP for an information session here!

Best of luck!

CBA Scholarship Committee

UIC College of Business
601 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Tel: (312) 996-2700

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Updates on UARC Brown Bags for Spring 2016 on 2/18 and 2/29

Please see the updated dates for the Spring 2016 UARC Brown Bags below and RSVP for both sessions here:

Disability Resource Center (DRC) 2.0
Please join us for a second discussed-based session with the Disability Resource Center. Dr. Sara Vogt, Associate Director of the DRC, will be on hand to answer all your questions!

Date: Thursday, February 18th (please note date change)
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 2550 UH


Making the Most of Advisor Professional Development: A Panel Discussion
Please join us for a panel discussion on advisor professional development opportunities.

Date: Monday, February 29th (please note date change)
Time:  12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: East Side Location 2550 UH

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Updated flyer for Spring 2016 ACE Academic Achievement Program (AAP) for students on Academic Probation

There are updates to ACE’s Spring Academic Achievement Program Spring 2016 flyer that now includes information on peer mentoring and tutoring.

The Spring 2016 Academic Achievement Program (AAP) is a six-week program for students who are on Academic Probation.  If you or advisors in your colleges are working with probationary students who need additional academic support, please feel free to refer students to the AAP.  Throughout the program we will address academic, personal and social issues, help students set goals and understand who they are as learners.

This spring, we are excited to include Peer Mentors who will serve in each section of the AAP.  The Peer Mentors are current undergraduates who were also on academic probation at one point and participated in the AAP.  They are working as co-facilitators with instructors and mentors to help reduce the stigma around probation and to offer support to students.

Bahar Baniasad and Jose De Leon will serve as the Spring 2016 AAP Instructors.

More information (dates/times/locations) can be found on our website:  Students may register online.

UARC Daily News: The power of education…

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Nelson Mandela

UARC Daily News: It’s the first day…do your students want to get involved this semester?

Happy Monday everyone! Since it’s the beginning of second semester, many of our continuing students want to get involved but might not know how – direct them to the Winter Involvement Fair!

Winter Involvement Fair

Tuesday, January 12th – Friday, January 15th
11:00 a.m.  – 2:00 p.m., SCE, East Terrace

Tuesday 1/12/16 – Special Interest, Service, and Cultural Organizations
Wednesday 1/13/16 – Fraternities & Sororities
Thursday 1/14/16 – Pre-Professional and Academic Organizations
Friday 1/15/16 – Student Service Departments