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.


Learning how to declare a second major, add a minor, or even run your degree audit can be quite confusing if you’re unsure of where to start. Luckily, many resources are available to help you get acquainted.
​​​​​​​If you are interested in how to find an internship, participate in undergraduate research, or study abroad, check out some of the tips that LAS Life + Career Design Lab has given you. Our interns in the lab are trained to help you explore your interests in whatever you are passionate about.
To learn more about LAS students, we have compiled several top 10 lists for you. 
So, what’s the importance of studying abroad, you might ask? Studying abroad exposes you to an entirely different world of opportunities.
Have you thought about what you’re going to do after college? If you haven’t, that’s OK, it’s never too late to get the resources you need to help with your career planning. Illinois has many resources to aid in your professional career journey.
If you are looking to develop or enhance your leadership, communication, and personal skills, applying to be a College of LAS intern will be of great benefit to you.
Congratulations, you have made it to the end of the semester! The only thing standing between you and Christmas break, are your final exams. Final exam time is when you get to show how much information you have learned throughout these past 16 weeks of school.
Now, that Thanksgiving has come to an end, we are entering one of the most stressful times of the school year. Finals are coming up, and, for most students, it can really take a toll on physical, mental, and emotional health.
Civic engagement is an important responsibility students should consider, even outside of Election Day. Community members should become engaged to consider all viewpoints, bring to light public concern, and encourage change.
What's the importance of studying abroad? You may be able to engage in new cultural activities and broaden your perspectives of how people live, work, and study around the world. Students who study abroad come back with newfound independence, career interests, and valuable leadership skills.