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 summer, Rishi Chandra conducted research for the NASA Flight Center, where he analyzed photography from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Although precautions brought about by COVID-19 will disrupt normal campus rhythms and traditions, many LAS students are looking forward to being back on campus and engaging in safe activities that comply with state and federal guidelines.
LAS graduate Lauren Mazurkiewicz shares about her undergraduate experience in the College of LAS.
LAS graduate Peter Kolyvas shares about his undergraduate experience in the College of LAS.
The top five things I love about being a political science major: The classes, research opportunities, internship opportunities, classes, and gained skills
The top five things I love about being a biology major: The research opportunities, the advisors, the faculty, the RSOs, and the variety of students in my classes
The top five things I love about being a psychology major: The research opportunities, the advisors, internship opportunities, my professors, and the versatility
The top five things I love about being an English major: The flexibility of our coursework, small class sizes, utilizing university resources, our incredible advisors, and student events.
The top five things I love about being an economics major: The amazing faculty, the extracurricular opportunities, access to undergraduate research opportunities, our Career Services center, and how we are able to explore other interest areas.
The top five things I love about being a communication major: The variety of courses, the course content, the ability to collaborate with others, it has brought me out of my comfort zone, and my professors.