Monthly archives: May, 2018

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Career Services events to prep for Recent Grad/Alumni Fair and Summer Walk-in Advising hours!

UIC Career Services will have summer walk-in advising hours on Tuesdays (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.) and Thursdays (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.). The new summer hours started Monday, May 14 and will end on Friday, August 3. Our regular walk-in advising hours will resume on Monday, August 6. Please note that the walk-in career advising hours will not be available on career fair days.

For more information please visit You can also contact Career Services at 312-996-2300 or

Know a UIC student/alum looking for a job or internship?

We are reaching out to let you know that Career Services has events coming up in the next few weeks to help UIC students and alumni with job searching and prepping for the Recent Grad/Alumni Fair on Thursday, May 31st.

Please share this information with students and alums with whom you work:

Job Search Strategies workshop
Tuesday, May 22nd, 12-1:30 PM @ Daley Library (Room 1-470)
Learn essential strategies to help you land a job like finding jobs that aren’t posted online and how to build a professional network.

Navigating a Career Fair workshop
Thursday, May 24th, 12-1:30 PM @ Daley Library (Room 1-470)
You have 30 seconds to make an impression at a Career Fair. Learn how to leave a positive impression on employers at a career fair during this workshop.

UIC Recent Alumni Job Fair (open to CURRENT students and alumni!)
Thursday, May 31st, 10 AM-2 PM @ SCE, in the Illinois Room (3rd floor)

Students and alums are encouraged to register for the fair (it takes 2 minutes and is on the main Career Services website).

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Summer 2018 EPSY 255 open to all students- register now!

The College of Education is offering EPSY 255 for Summer 2018.  For summer, the course is not restricted and is opened to ANY major.  If you would kindly share the information with your students:

If you are interested in EPSY 255 for the Summer 2018 term, now is the time to register.

EPSY 255
Child Development in Contemporary Society
3 hours.

Examination of theories on child development that explain age-related differences in cognition, affect, and behavior, and how this relates to 0-14 year old children’s learning and educational needs. Prerequisite(s): ED 100 or PSCH 100 or EPSY 100; or consent of the instructor.

If you have any questions or need additional information or permission, contact the instructor, Thitrat Sriplo at

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: OSSS 2018 Orientation Overview Slides available in BOX!

The Office of Student System Services (OSSS) offered an overview for advisors of placement testing, the portal, and class scheduler in preparation for 2018 Summer Orientation.

Class Scheduler is a tool that students use to build the optimal schedule based on course preferences and setting aside time for breaks during the week. Students use Class Scheduler to generate the class schedule that fits their schedule.

See the slides and a handout version here:

OSSS Orientation Overview Slides

OSSS Orientation Overview Handouts



SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Undergraduate conference expenditures survey – please share!

Please share with students this informational survey to help the Office of Undergraduate Research assess UIC students’ personal expenditures on conference travel. Students should only fill out this form if they presented at or will present at a conference between August 15 2017 and June 20 2018. They should answer all of the questions below to the best of their ability. Their name and contact information will be saved so they will be the first to receive information about opportunities to be reimbursed for past expenditures or to apply for funding for future expenditures, should they arise out of the Office of Undergraduate Research. Students should fill this out ASAP as the form will close on Friday, May 25.

If you or they have questions, please email

Thanks in advance for helping get the word out!

SHARE WITH INCOMING STUDENTS: Please remind students to take the UIC First-Year Student Survey when taking placement tests!

As you remind incoming first-year students to take their placement exams, please also encourage students to take the “UIC First-Year Student Survey.”

Students responses to this survey are used to create their individual student noncognitive profile tool. We would like to have as many students complete this survey so that we can have this information to support students.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Announcing 2018 Provost’s Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award Winners – Congratulations!

Today, our 2018 Provost’s Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award winners received congratulations from Provost Poser and Vice Provost Varelas via campus announcement on UIC Today.

On behalf of the OAD Steering Committee and the OAD Advising Awards Committee, we are delighted to extend our congratulations to the 2018 Provost’s Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award winners:

Sharon Hayes, Department of Public Administration
Stephanie O’Leary, Honors College
Omare Villagrana, Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services (LARES)

This award recognizes excellence, commitment, and dedication of professional advisors of undergraduate students at UIC.  Our winners were selected by a committee of their peers to be recognized for their work with our undergraduates and contributions to UIC’s mission. Congratulations to each of our winners!

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: LAS Pop-Up Advising on May 21st and May 23rd

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is will be doing“Pop-Up Advising” this summer session!

LAS advisors will be advising from different locations on campus to better assist LAS students. Advisors will be at pop-up locations to answer any quick, drop-in advising type questions that students may have.

Students can meet their advisors for the next pop-up sessions on:

Monday, May 21st in SCE outside the Bookstore


Wednesday, May 23rd outside the Bookstore


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: OT 494 Special Topics Course – “Promoting Wellbeing” elective for Fall 2018 – SEATS STILL AVAILABLE!

LET YOUR STUDENTS KNOW – There are still seats available in the three sections of “Promoting Wellbeing” being offered this Fall 2018!

A new 2-credit elective course will be offered this fall 2018!  

OT494 Special Topics “Promoting Wellbeing”, will address mental health and wellness for university students. If you are interested in learning and practicing strategies to help you better manage the responsibilities of the student role, advocating for your needs, and developing new behaviors for a healthy lifestyle, this class may be for you!

This 2-credit course will be offered at the start of the Fall 2018 semester.  It will meet once per week. Course topics include: balance, effective goal setting and action planning, mindfulness, prioritizing mental health and wellness, self-advocacy, identity, emotional regulation, relaxation, preventing burnout, effective communication, yoga and more!

We recognize that navigating the student role can lead to burnout and feeling overwhelmed. This course is designed to help you build strategies that will support you in promoting wellbeing for yourself and others.

OT494: Special Topics “Promoting Wellbeing” will be offered:

  • Tuesdays 2:30-4:20pm in AHSB 717 (CRN 42803)
  • Thursdays 11:30-1:20pm in AHSB 722 (CRN 42802)
  • Fridays 9:00-10:50 a.m. in Burnham Hall B21 (CRN 42936)

If you have questions about the Promoting Wellbeing course, please contact Dr. Leah Goodman at for more information.

You can download the flyer for your students!

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Career Services Drop-In Hours at the GSC on 5/10!

Career Services Drop-In Hours at the Gender and Sexuality Center!
Thursdays: May 3 & May 10, 2018
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

This will be an opportunity for you to get your resume & cover letter professionally checked (or learn how to write resumes and cover letters), and connect with a career advisor regarding job search strategies, professionalism, and upcoming workshops and job fairs sponsored by UIC Career Services. The Office of Career Services is committed to equipping students with the necessary tools to succeed in the professional world after graduation.

Forward the flyer to your students!

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: LCSL Fall 2018 Gen Ed Flip Book

The School of Literatures, Cultural Studies, and Linguistics has again provided a unique, informative format for students to learn about the general education courses being offered by the School for Spring 2018.

Please share their Fall 2018 LCSL General Education Flipbook with your students!