LAS Lineup blog

Students in the College of LAS don’t limit their learning to the classroom, library, and research lab. They use design thinking to find their passions and prepare for their careers.

In the LAS Lineup blog, students across the college share their personal experiences and insights gained through the College of LAS and Life + Career Design.

COVID-19 has greatly impacted all aspects of our lives this year. However, you should be proud of yourself for making it through this fall semester.
As a student, we have learned to adjust our lives by attending many of our classes online while being physically at home in our spaces. One of the things you may not have considered is how we could participate in internships. One would think, how can you do that online?
No matter the obstacles ahead, it is extremely important to take care of yourself mentally and physically during these tough times.
Undergraduate research can help you clarify your choice of degree, explore career interests, and define your post-graduate plans. You can gain skills like written and oral communication and technical and information literacy.
Through an LAS 199 class called COVID-Corps: Action for Solutions, students are conducting research, reflecting, and helping others navigate through this pandemic on our campus, community, and throughout the world.
Finals are going to look different this semester, because they are all online. For some, this will be a bit of a challenge, but during this time it is important to check-in with your professors to ensure you are prepared and have made all the necessary accommodations in order successfully complete your exams.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been breaking ground on new research since 1867, leading it to become one of the top public research institutions in the world. Diving into research has led many students to be a part of innovative experiences. This week we celebrate those experiences during Undergraduate Research Week at Illinois.
The College of LAS offers a variety of scholarships to aid students in their educational and professional journeys. All scholarships are available for LAS students.
In the midst of change, it is essential that you continue to take care of yourself holistically–find a balance with your school work, keep active, and continue to stay connected with your peers. Keeping up a healthy lifestyle during this time can seem like a bit of a challenge, but, with some creativity, you can do so much of what you did outside of your house at home.
Several LAS departmental advisors offer advice for students to consider when designing their Fall 2020 schedules.