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Alternatives to joining the workforce post-graduation

Alternatives to joining the workforce post-graduation

By Jaini Shah

May 5, 2015


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Most college students usually join the workforce after graduation. However, there are plenty of other routes students can take that do not necessarily involve working right away. Some employers are flexible and even offer later start dates to their employees. Whether it involves traveling, teaching ...

Seniors describe what they will miss most about University

Seniors describe what they will miss most about University

May 5, 2015


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{{tncms-asset app="editorial" id="f6065f84-f1d8-11e4-adce-f71dbb1c1983"}} Mayuri Parmar Senior in LAS 1. Being around people who are interested in similar things. It’s easy to find groups with people who can relate to you, especially in RSOs. 2. Living close to my friends. It’s a tight-knit commu...

International students share their U.S. experiences

International students share their U.S. experiences

May 5, 2015


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When Fera Mohamad, senior in LAS, arrived at the University in fall 2011, she was nervous, but excited for her freshman year. After living her entire life in Sepang, Malaysia, she was not sure what to expect in the U.S. “All I knew about America is what I watched from the movies,” Mohamad said, ci...

A graduate’s bucket list

A graduate’s bucket list

By Bella Jackson

May 5, 2015


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Stephanie Christopher Senior in Business “As a genuine foodie, I strive to try every food truck that is available around campus. The last couple weeks of my college career will not be dedicated to bikini season preparation, but rather greasy food truck consumption. I am especially excited to try Pandam...

A Q & A with professor and alumnus Mark Wolters

A Q & A with professor and alumnus Mark Wolters

By Bridget Hynes

May 5, 2015


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Mark Wolters is a visiting assistant professor of Business at the University and a 1999 University alumnus who earned a degree in business administration in marketing. Wolters met with The Daily Illini to talk about his four years here and to share some insight on both college and life after graduation. T...

Follow your dreams, despite the odds

Follow your dreams, despite the odds

By Claire Hettinger

May 5, 2015


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For all the dreamers graduating in May, this one’s for you. I’m glad you have decided to believe in your talents and dreams; you will make the world a better place. Now, listen: You’re going to be OK. I know the world likes to tell college students that unless they get a degree in math, science or bu...

Graduates stay in C-U for school, work

Graduates stay in C-U for school, work

May 5, 2015


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As graduation draws near, many seniors are preparing to say their final goodbyes to the University. There are a number of them, however, who will be returning to campus in the fall for graduate school. One such student is Irma Raouf, a community health major who plans to earn a master’s degree in human...

Parting wisdom for the class of 2015

Parting wisdom for the class of 2015

May 5, 2015


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And there we have it: Just like that, May approached, and thousands more students are preparing for their departure from the University. Time flies when you’re having fun — and when you’re drowning in a deep, endless abyss of schoolwork that consumes four years of your life. To echo something I ...

University senior reflects on getting the most out of college experience

University senior reflects on getting the most out of college experience

May 5, 2015


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The thought of another school year ending brings relief and joy to many students on campus. For another group of students, it brings feelings of nostalgia as they prepare for a major milestone in their lives: graduation. Lauren Reed, senior in ACES, is among this group of reminiscing students. She sai...