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.
Before attending Illinois, the museum world was closed to me, but due to the extensive resources and professionals on campus, many doors now have opened. Illinois is where I developed my passion and has become a space where I feel comfortable sharing and expanding my narrative.
Senior Alex Bryk reflects on the ways in which his experience with Illini football and LAS have prepared him for life after college.
LAS junior Ebenezer Neequaye is passionate about using his social science degree to challenge preconceived social norms and educate others via entrereneurship.
The founder of several startups, Tredayne Cabanlit is passionate about entrepreneurship because of its potential as a tool for social good.
The College of LAS at the University of Illinois is proud to welcome students from around the world to study in Champaign-Urbana.
Megan Resurreccion—a senior in creative writing—plans to pursue a PhD in information science/data science upon graduation, with an ultimate goal of studying how we can use technology to capture data for social justice. Her humanities degree will help her get there.
Victoria Wilson is a junior studying atmospheric sciences in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Originally from the town of Clinton, IL, Wilson has grown to love living in Champaign-Urbana.
Senior Charlie Young reflects on some of the ways that LAS has helped him launch a career in Major League Baseball.
As a double major in English and political science with a double minor in Spanish and history, I value a humanities education for a variety of reasons—the flexibility, unique classes, and life-changing opportunities.
LAS senior Maggie Vacchiano reflects on the ways that LAS has prepared her for life after college.