SHARE WITH STUDENTS: All Majors Career Fair, Thursday, March 16

89 Employers will be at UIC on March 16th  for the All Majors Career Fair
Thursday, March 16th, 10:00am – 2:00pm
SCE Illinois Room (3rd Floor)
750 S. Halsted St, Chicago
Open only to UIC students and alumni of ALL majors seeking employment opportunities. Students must bring their i-card for entry, DRESS PROFESSIONALLY and bring resumes.


SOME of the employers include:

American Academy of Pediatrics
Aria Group Architects, Inc.
Arlington Heights Police Department
Art Institute of Chicago
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
Edward Jones
Guaranteed Rate
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
Ortho Molecular Products, Inc
Peace Corps
Robert Bosch, LLC
Rush University Medical Center
Saint Anthony
Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Transportation One, LLC
Tyson Foods, Inc.
U.S. State Department


More details at

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: ARABAMCC hosts “Resources, Rights and Resistance” on 3/14 – 3 to 5 p.m.

The Arab American Cultural Center (ARABAMCC) is hosting an event THIS WEEK:

Resources, Rights and Resistance: The Muslim ban and the culture of racism and surveillance.
March 14, 3-5pm
Lower Level, Stevenson Hall
Please download the flyer here.
This event is organized by UIC’s new Arab American Cultural Center.

Please visit our website for more information and to join our e-mail list here.


We’re getting closer to ADVISOR WEEK! Quick Reference Schedule and RSVP available!

We have some updates for you about our upcoming Fifth Annual UIC Advisor Week. Watch for full descriptions of events very soon, but a quick schedule of events is now available! You can RSVP for events at!


We’ll kick off Advisor Week of with an interactive session “Optimizing Impact: Advising students toward Undergraduate Research at UIC and new opportunities with Las Ganas” with Dr. Sara Hall from the Office of Undergraduate Research and Veronica Arreola discussing undergraduate research and the new opportunities provided by the Las Ganas program through HSI STEM.

We have an expanded version of Tuesday/Thursday Topics Advisor Common Readings with two offerings on different topics – one on March 21st and one on March 23rd! Lunch included!

We’ll be doing a full-day four session Advisor Conference with lunch provided on Wednesday, March 22nd featuring presentations from our own campus members. Our morning will be spent on the theme “Contextualizing Campus Climate: Support for Undocumented and Arab American Students.” Our afternoon will be spent on the theme of “Navigating Complexity.”

The week continues with Ashley Stone (AAAN) leading a panel discussing the “Challenge and Support Model” on Thursday, March 23rd.

And we cap off the week with a new and exciting event being hosted by our west side partners “East Meets West: Do you know the West Side?” Transportation to the west side and lunch provided!!!


We’re planning a range of fun events for our community to enjoy!

Kick off Advisor Week with us on Tuesday, March 21st with “Take a Break: Paint, paint, paint…” We’ll be painting again so you can prepare yourself to exercise your creative side!

Continue enjoying our time together and kick up your heels with us on Wednesday, March 22nd after work by joining us for “Saucy Salsa Night” where we’ll enjoy food and beverages at Moe’s Cantina. It will be a great way to kick back after Advisor Conference!

Summer Session is giving advisors a preview to summer by sponsoring our ADVISOR NETWORKING EVENTS –  “Let’s Play Ball – Tailgate and UIC Baseball,” which is being held on Friday, March 24th starting at 3:00 p.m. at Granderson Stadium. Tailgate and watch the game as a way to cap off our fabulous week!

Descriptions of all the events will be online very soon!!!!

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – ADVISOR WEEK is coming – March 20th – 24th! We need your opinion!

It’s that time again – we’re nearing ADVISOR WEEK!

Save the dates for our Fifth Annual UIC Advisor Week. There are going to be a number of professional development events while also taking a break with your fellow advisors…here’s a preview:


We have an expanded version of Tuesday/Thursday Topics Advisor Common Readings with two offerings on different topics – one on March 21st and one on March 23rd! Lunch included!

We’ll be doing a full day four session Advisor Conference with lunch provided on Wednesday, March 22nd featuring presentations from our own campus members.

We’ll have three workshop/discussions on a range of topics including being an HSI, advising students about undergraduate research, and much, much more! We’re planning to continue the discussions and information begun at Advising Summit.


We’re planning a range of fun events for our community to enjoy!

Kick off Advisor Week with us on Tuesday, March 21st after work by joining us for “Saucy Salsa Night” where we’ll enjoy some pizza and beverages at Lou Malnati’s on Randolph before twisting and turning our way across the street for salsa lessons at Alhambra.

“Take a Break: Paint, paint, paint…” is continuing again this year. We’ll be painting again and we’ll let you know the exact date as soon as we can so you can prepare yourself to exercise your creative side!

Summer Session is giving advisors a preview to summer by sponsoring “Let’s Play Ball – Tailgate and UIC Baseball,” which is being held on Friday, March 24th starting at 3:00 p.m. at Granderson Stadium. Tailgate and watch the game as a way to cap off our fabulous week!

And there’s more…a full schedule is coming soon but save the dates!

Now that you know a bit about some of the events we’re planning, we need your opinion about a new idea:

For Advisor Week this year, we wanted to try something different and look at a fun way to explore the city. The committee is exploring an Urban Adventure Quest ( This scavenger hunt/quiz/walking tour of downtown would allow teams of 3-5 people to compete against each other. Because we would need to purchase quests per team, we would need to know how many people would be interested in participating. Please let us know your interest at through the link below:


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: CUPPA Info Sessions on March 13th and 14th!

CUPPA Info Sessions

Are you interested in making direct, positive changes in your community?

Are you a UIC student who is either undecided or unsure about your major?

Are you looking for something different for Fall 2017?

We have majors and programs that will interest you!

Drop in for a CUPPA Coffee!

You are invited to attend an info session on our undergraduate programs in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA). Learn more about our two majors, Public Policy and Urban Studies.  If one of our majors isn’t right for you, explore our many minors and certifications available.

Minors offered include Public Policy, Urban Studies, Sustainable Cities, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Or register for a CUPPA course for Fall 2017 to see what we’re all about (see below for a sample list of our Fall 2017 courses.)


Stop by to grab a cup of coffee and learn more about our undergraduate programs in CUPPA.

These sessions will be held in the Daley Library, Room I-470, at the following dates and times:

Monday, March 13, 10am

Tuesday, March 14, 3pm

Please RSVP to with the date you will  be attending.


CUPPA Alumni have found jobs in government, with non-profit organizations, or working for the private sector. Discover a career working as an advocate, analyst, organizer, planner, or decision-maker. CUPPA’s undergraduate programs will help you develop critical skills to make a more just, resilient, and livable world. Inherit Yesterday. Imagine Tomorrow. For more information on the info session or CUPPA, please send an email to


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CUPPA Course offerings Fall 2017

PA 100   Individual Action and Democratic Citizenship
PA 210   Introduction to Policy Process
PA 211   Policy Analysis
PA 230   Nonprofit organizations in US Society
PA 231   The American Safety Net
PA 240   Environmental Policy
PA 300   Introduction to Urban Policy Processes
PA 303   Bureaucracy and the Policy Process
US 101   Introduction to Urban Studies
US 130   Principles of Sustainable Cities
US 202   Planning Great Cities
US 208   Mapping the Urban
US 301   Political Economy
US 304   Visualizing the City
US 361   Intro to GIS I

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Spring 2017 LAS events for ICT and Transfer Thursdays!

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: LAS Spring 2017 Intercollege Transfer (ICT) session dates and information.

LAS is hosting ICT sessions for current students interested in transfering to LAS.

The links for registering can be found on the LAS ICT website,

The deadline to apply for summer 2017 is April 28, 2017.

Here are the session dates and times:

Thursday, February 16th, 3-4pm
Wednesday, February 22nd, 1-2pm
Thursday, March 2nd, 3-4 pm
Monday, March 6th, 10-11 am
Wednesday, March 15th, 11am-12 pm
Monday, March 27th, 1-2 pm
Thursday, March 30th, 1pm-2 pm
Wednesday, April 5th, 2-3pm 
Friday, April 7th, 1-2pm
Monday, April 10th, 10-11am
Thursday, April 13th, 2-3pm
Monday, April 17th, 1-2pm
Wednesday, April 26th, 1-2pm

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: LAS Spring 2017 Transfer Thursday Events

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences hosts Transfer Thursday Events for LAS transfer students. Download the flyer for all of the dates and locations!

Here’s a description of the events:

Transfer Thursday Warm-up: Free Food, Hot Chocolate and giveaways just for you!! Come meet and mingle with other Transfer students. You are welcome to bring a Friend or two and any questions you may have.   

Registration Refresher: Will provide information about registration, degree progress, and policies including time-tickets, late drops, GPA recalculations, credit/no credit options, accessing and understanding your Degree Audit Report (DARS), and how to schedule an advising appointment with your advisor.

What’s Next?! LAS Internships: Gives you an amazing opportunity to meet with the LAS Internship Coordinator, Robin Hursey, and learn how to not only begin your internship search, but how to earn credit for your intended internship. Employers recommend at least 2 internships before graduation, so don’t miss out on how to get started!

Skills & Strengths: What do you like to do and what do you do well?  Skills are an important part of our professional identity and can share a story of what areas we can do well, highlight our achievements, and help us set goals to areas we want to strengthen further.  In this workshop, you will have an opportunity to participate in activities to identify the skills you enjoy and how to consider ways you would like to use further and apply them toward your major and career exploration.

Work Vales: Why consider work values?  Values help us understand what is important to us in terms of job satisfaction.  They help provide a framework to assess and evaluate options.  Within this workshop, we will dive deeper into identify your core work values and how to apply them toward your major and career exploration!

Exploring Educational Goals: Discover how to maximize your educational goal at UIC during this workshop. Topics will include information about the pre-health team, what educational goals are offered, and resources you can utilize during your time in LAS.

Interested in one or all of these sessions? Go to, sign in, and click the “Events” tab to see the dates, times, and locations of the sessions and RSVP! For more information please contact your assigned general advisor for more information about Transfer Thursdays. We are excited to meet you at our “Transfer Student Warm-Up!” session next Thursday, February 9th from 1-2pm in 850 University Hall!

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Spring 2017 Advising Summit presentations available for download!

Our Spring 2017 Advising Summit featured a presentation from the Office of Institutional Research, a presentation and panel on Summer College, a discussion about UIC Finish in Four, and an introduction of resources for UIC undocumented and international students.

Following are links to the agenda, presentation slides from our presenters, information from announcements, and selected documents distributed at the summit. All of these are also available online on the Advising Summit page on

If you attended, your feedback is always helpful. Please visit to provide feedback on this spring’s Summit.

Thank you to all of our presenters and panelists for partnering with us for this spring’s Summit.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Student Success Research, Transition Coaching at UIC Lecture, 3/13/17

Monday, March 13, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Daley Library, Room 1-470

“Transition Coaching at UIC: Research and Practice”

In an ongoing effort to strengthen student support, the Office of First Year Initiatives established the Transition Coaching Coordination program followed by the Transition Coaching High School Partnership program. The panel will discuss why the programs started, what involved parties are learning during the experience, and how the programs are utilizing the information acquired.

Panel participants include:

  • Tom Moss is the Associate Vice-Provost for Undergraduate Affairs at UIC. Moss assists in the coordination of a number of student success initiatives, including transition coaching.
  • Elizabeth Houlihan serves as the Assistant Director for the Office of First-Year Initiatives (OFYI), which houses the coordination and high school partner transition coaching programs, as well as Summer College.
  • Bonnie Solomon is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and works on transition coaching research.
  • Melissa Connelly is the Vice President of Program at OneGoal, a non-profit organization that helps low-income high school students attend and complete college.

In addition, a UIC student will participate in the panel to discuss personal experiences with transition coaching.

The OVPUA’s Office for Research on Student Success (ORSS) is pleased to announce the next installment of its campus lecture series, showcasing research being carried out across UIC to better understand and ultimately improve the success of UIC students. The ORSS Lecture Series on Student Success Research grew out of the UIC Student Success Initiative, and has the dual purpose of opening a cross-disciplinary dialogue among researchers employing different perspectives and approaches to answer related questions about student success at UIC, and putting that research into the hands of practitioners who can make use of it for the benefit of our students.

For questions, please contact Sue Farruggia, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, at

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Join UIC Athletics at the Port Center Open House on April 5th!

Spread the word:

Port Center Open House 2017

April 5th, 2017

Physical Education Building (PEB), Port Academic Center B60

11AM – 2PM

  • Come meet the staff
  • Get a tour of the facility
  • Talk with some of our student-athletes
  • Receive a UIC souvenir pin

Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you here!

RSVP to Lexi Brown at

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SHARE WITH STUDENTS: SLDVS 2017 LeaderShape Institute – now accepting applications!

Student Leadership Development and Volunteer Services is excited to announce we are now accepting applications for the 2017 LeaderShape Institute. The Institute, provided by LeaderShape, is a six-day, five-night leadership retreat teaching visioning, relationship building, and the importance of leading with integrity. The Institute will take place May 6 to May 11 at an off campus retreat center. The only requirement for attendance is you must be returning to UIC in the Fall Semester. Applications are due March 9, 2017.

A full album of pictures from last year’s Institute can be found here, and check out our promotional video here.

Apply by visiting
Any questions can be emailed to or feel free to call 312-996-4500

Q: What is the cost?
A: There is no cost to students attending.
Q: Will transportation be provided?
A: There will be some form of transportation provided to and from the UIC East Campus.