Monthly archives: February, 2018

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: REMINDER Spring 2018 Advising Summit is next Friday, February 23rd with LUNCH! RSVP by 2/20!

REMINDER – Please RSVP for the Spring 2018 Advising Summit and our Winter Wonderland Networking Event by TOMORROW – Tuesday, February 20th!

We hope you can join us on Friday, February 23rd for the Spring 2018 Advising Summit (Friday afternoon of Week 6) and lunch.

We have a number of items on our agenda including meeting our new director of the Office of External Fellowships, information on financial aid and billing, the Non-Cognitive Profiles Pilot, and much more!

Following are the details so that you can plan to attend:

Friday, February 23rd
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. LUNCH and Check In
1:30 – 4:30 Advising Summit

*ROOM is SSB Conference Rooms (The good news is we’ve outgrown our SCE 302 space.)

Also, don’t forget that we’re also doing a Winter Wonderland Networking Event directly following Advising Summit at Wise Owl so that you can relax together and continue the discussions you’ve begun at Summit.

Please RSVP at by Tuesday, February 20th.

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: February Career Services Events: Pop-Up Career Advising (2/20 and 2/23) and NEW Interview Essentials Workshop (2/22)!

There are a number of opportunities for your students from Career Services – please share them with your students!

FEBRUARY POP-UP CAREER ADVISING EVENTS (co-sponsored by Career Services & LAS Career Development & Internship Office)

The Office of Career Services and LAS Career Development & Internship Office are sponsoring NEW pop-up events during spring semester to share career-related resources with UIC students.

We will be popping up in different locations on campus with snacks and resources to support students with how to create professional resumes and how to use search for a job/internship on Please see our attached flyer and promote this information to students whom you think would benefit from our pop-up events.

Our pop-ups next week:

Tuesday, February 20th 12-2 PM, Commuter Student Center, Student Center East
Pop-Up Resume Advice (with snacks!)

Friday, February 23rd 12-2 PM, Commuter Student Center, Student Center East
Tips & Treats with

Post the flyer!


NEW INTERVIEW ESSENTIALS WORKSHOP (co-sponsored by Student Employment & Career Services)

Acing a job interview is an essential component of landing a great job, internship or fellowship opportunity. Attend our workshop to hear from employers and career advisors on how to appropriately prepare for upcoming interviews. Students will learn about what they can do before, during and after interviews to present themselves in the best way possible way to future employers.

February 22, 2018
SCE, Room 605

Please download the flyer and promote this event to students whom you think would benefit from attending the workshop.

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: America Needs You applications due March 1! ANY holding office hours 2/20 and 2/27.

Please share with your eligible students!

Dear Students,

There are still a few weeks to submit your America Needs You (ANY) application! One of the top things we know students are looking for is help securing internships. ANY is here to help you achieve this goal – check out some of the internships our Fellows have secured at the link below!

ANY Fellows Interships

Do you need help on your application? Call in during one of our upcoming Application Office Hours and speak with an ANY-IL staff member. This is a great chance to get expert advice from the people who review applications!

To participate, call during one of the times below at the designated number. If you can’t get through, leave a voicemail and we’ll call you back as soon as we can.

Date Staff Person Phone Number
Tuesday, 2/20, 4pm-6pm Samantha Robinson 312-240-2727
Tuesday, 2/27, 4pm-6pm Char Figueroa 312- 240-2949

If you have any questions you can reach out to me directly. The final deadline to apply is March 1st.

You can only apply to the ANY Program during your freshman year. I strongly encourage you to apply and take advantage of this unique opportunity!



Liz Buerger
Illinois Program Coordinator
America Needs You
200 East Randolph St, Suite 63
Chicago, IL 60601
Direct: (312) 297-7581
Cell: (914) 552-0829


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: CUPPA Intercollege Transfer Info for Spring 2018

If you have students interested in transferring to the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, you can let them know that the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs will host info sessions by appointment.

Please send an email to to set up a session and to begin planning your transfer to CUPPA.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Save the dates for Advisor Week (March 26th – 30th)!!

Are you ready for it? It’s our Sixth Annual Advisor Week and you need to save the dates!

This year’s Advisor Week will be held from March 26th – March 30th during Spring Break and we have many exciting events being planned for you. A full schedule of events will be coming out very soon, but you can reserve time for some of the events NOW:

Advisor Conference and Luncheon (sponsored by the Honors College) – Wednesday, March 28th 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday Thursday Topics Advisor Common Readings with LUNCH PROVIDED – Two different topics covered in two events – first is on Tuesday, March 27th and second is on Thursday, March 29th both held from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Give Yourself a Break – Painting Pottery with Creativita – Tuesday, March 27th 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

We’re also planning a west side event, networking events, specialized workshops and plenty of fun in addition to the events lists above. A full schedule will be coming soon and we’re super excited about it!

In the meantime, if you have questions for our Advising Week and Advisor Conference Planning Team, email Joey at

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: NACADA Annual Conference and ILACADA Drive-In Calls for Proposals now open!

NACADA 2018 Annual Conference Call for Proposals – due February 22nd:

The 2018 NACADA Annual Conference Call for Proposals is open for submissions. This year’s conference will be held in the great city of Phoenix, Arizona on September 30-October 3, 2018. The theme is Life Stories: The Art of Academic Advising.   We encourage you to submit a proposal to present.

Proposals should be submitted by the February 22, 2018 deadline.


Join us for an opportunity to share scholarly research that clarifies best practices as well as strategies and programs that engage students in advising. NACADA welcomes advisors, peer mentors, faculty advisors, administrators and graduate students to share best practices, engage in scholarly research, and network with our regional, national and international colleagues. Connect with leading practitioners in the field of academic advising as we search for ways to empower our students and advance the field of academic advising.

View the complete Annual Conference Call for Proposal Brochure at:

We hope that you will submit a proposal to present at the 42nd NACADA Annual Conference!

2018 ILACADA Annual Spring Drive-In Call for Proposals – due March 15:

The call for proposals for ILACADA’s annual spring drive-in is now open! The theme for this year’s conference is, “May the 4th be with you: Acknowledge, Implement, Motivate: AIMing for self care to awaken your inner Jedi.” Submissions on any and all topics are welcome, but topics focused on the conference theme are preferred.

Who Should Submit a Proposal:
We encourage novice as well as experienced presenters to submit a proposal. Advisors, administrators, faculty, counselors, career development specialists, researchers, and graduate students are all welcome to submit proposals. If you have advanced techniques or proven practices to share that address higher education’s academic advising needs, please consider submitting a proposal.

Include in your submission: Name, address, school, email, and phone number, along with title and abstract and proposal of the session.

For more information on creating a presentation proposal and the evaluation criteria used by the reviewers, please view the NACADA tutorial guide.

Submission: Please submit your proposal online – click here.

Session Formats:

  • Presentation: One-hour session that can include lecture, demonstrations, and/or participant discussion about topics relevant to the field of academic advising.
  • Panel Discussion: One-hour panel session where speakers address a specific advising topic from their own perspective. Panel sessions are highly interactive with panelists representing multiple points of view from different institutions. Time is allowed for audience input and questions.

Important Deadlines:
• March 15, 2018 – Proposal submissions due
• Week of March 19, 2018 – All potential presenters will be notified of their proposal status
• NOW – Conference registration opens

Questions and Submission:
For questions regarding your proposal, please email Michele Aurand at

Michele Aurand
ILACADA Spring Drive-In Committee Chair
Western Illinois University


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Part-Time and Internship Fair (including Non-Profit Career Panel and LinkedIn Headshot Pictures) on 2/15

The 2018 UIC Internship & Part-Time Job Fair is just around the corner, scheduled for Thursday, February 15 (10am-2pm) at the Illinois Room in Student Center East. The Student Employment hosted event is held annually with over 70 employers and 500 students attending on average. It’s a great opportunity for employers to recruit from UIC’s diverse student body in all areas of academic study.

Both current UIC students and alumni are encouraged to attend. At this year’s fair, we are currently anticipating over 70 employers to be in attendance. Details regarding the event and employers can be found here:

Also, there are some special events happening at the fair that we especially want to highlight:

Navigating a Career Fair mini-workshops
10 AM & 12 PM
This workshop will give students an overview of how to connect with employers at the Fair.

Careers in Non-profit Organizations Panel
11 AM-12 PM
Students will learn about different careers and jobs available in non-profit organizations.

LinkedIn Photo Booth
11AM-1 PM
Students get professional headshot pics taken for free!

Thank you for your support and help in promoting this Career Services event. If you have any questions, please contact the event coordinator, Rosie Garcia (

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: TT Topics Advisor Common Readings: 02/15/17 in Daley Library 1-470

We hope that your semester was off to a great start! We invite you to our first Tuesday/Thursday (TT) Common Reading  discussion of the spring 2018 semester.

Topic: Underprepared Students

Article: Advising Underprepared Students

To retrieve the article, go to:

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018

Time: 12 pm – 12:50 pm

Location: Daley Library 1-470

Teaser Question:  How does your office provide guidance to underprepared students?

Synopsis: Using the framework of Joe, a first-generation, underprepared college student, McGill uncovers many facets of the academic advisor’s job and offers advice on how to aid students who come to college underprepared. This article gives both practical and theoretical recommendations that advisors can utilize in their daily practice.


The Office for Advising Development will provide treats and drinks, but feel free to bring your lunch.

Questions or comments? Email co-chairs Diana Soriano, and Alex Sainvilier at


The Advisor Common Reading Committee

Do your colleagues want to receive our advisor common reading emails? Encourage them to get added to the list:


The Advisor Common Reading Committee aims to cultivate a collaborative and student-centered forum for the exchange of ideas, resources, and best practices while fostering a sense of community among UIC advisors. This advisor-to-advisor opportunity for continued education and networking is facilitated through our monthly common reading discussions (“Tuesday/Thursday Topics”).

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: BA in Public Health Spring 2018 Information Sessions

Information sessions for prospective applicants to the Bachelor of Arts in Public Health are offered throughout the year. Topics of the session include: overview of the public health field; general education and major course offerings; prerequisites to the major; admission requirements and application process; public health career opportunities; and time for questions and answers.

Undergraduate Program Information Sessions Upcoming Dates and Times:

  • Thursday, February 15th: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. in Student Center East, Prairie Room
  • Monday, February 26th: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. in 204 Taft Hall
  • Thursday, March 8th: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. in Student Center East, White Oak Room
  • Monday, March 19th: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. in 204 Taft Hall
  • Wednesday, April 11th: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. in Lecture Center A3
  • Wednesday, April 25th: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. in 204 Taft Hall

RSVP for these sessions (appreciated but not required) at the following link:

If you are unable to attend an information session but have questions about our public health undergraduate major, feel free to contact Kevin Price, Academic Advisor, at or (312) 355-3566.

Download the flyer to share with your students!

FOR EARLY ALERTS INSTRUCTORS – Quick Tips Navigating to Faculty Feedback for Entering Alerts in First-Year Writing and Foreign Language Courses

Having trouble getting to Faculty Feedback to enter your Early Alerts? Here are some quick tips to get into the system:

Download the Step-by-Step Instructions with screenshots but here are some quick tips for getting to Faculty Feedback to do Early Alerts:

  1. Log into the my.UIC portal by using sign-in at the top right.
  2. When you log in you will be on the Welcome Tab. Stay on that tab.
  3. Scroll down on the left (if you’re on a computer or larger tablet) or keep scrolling down on a phone or smaller tablet. In the middle of the page just above Approve On-line Grade Change you will see a button called Employee and Faculty Staff Service.
  4. Click on Employee and Faculty Staff Service.
  5. Once you click there, you should be sent to the familiar screens of Faculty Self-Service and can navigate to Faculty Feedback.

For your reference, there is an Information for Faculty Website with downloadable instructions and links to complete alerts. 

Please let us know if you have questions regarding entering alerts. Contact Joey Volpe at