LAS Insider blog for prospective students

Students and alumni in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences write about their personal experiences and insights throughout the academic year at the University of Illinois. They offer an inside look at the College of LAS and University of Illinois.

This semester, I’m in a few classes that I never thought I could take as a student: a class on Grimm’s fairy tales, a class about horror films (and yes, we watch a horror film every week!), and a class about Harry Potter!
Not merely content with attending history courses as a student, Jason Smith, a sophomore in history, helped design a brand-new history course in fall 2019. As a member of the Undergraduate Studies Committee, Jason played a crucial role in developing HIST 199. 
LAS senior Divij Ranjan's experiences with the Illini Statistics Club and the 2020 Illini Datathon prepare him for a successful future.
LAS student Shelby Job discovered her skills and interests at Research Park
LAS student Angie Orzel has learned valuable leadership lessons as part of her experience in the James Scholar program
LAS student Cherish Recera has found her niche at the Research Park
Bridget Mueller-Brennan is doing what she loves because of her experiences at Illinois.
With an affinity for writing and a passion for politics, Brendan McGovern searched for opportunities that would fulfill his interests and help him develop professionally.
One way LAS junior Megan Choi is preparing for a bright future is by researching ants.
LAS junior AJ Ingram has benefited in a number of ways from his undergraduate research experiences at Illinois.