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.
This summer, Miranda Johnson worked as an intern for Seaside Sustainability, Inc., where she learned valuable skills she hopes to bring into a career to combat the global climate crisis.
Thanks to a Life + Career Design scholarship, Brendan McGovern has spent the summer working as an elections research intern for BallotReady, a nonpartisan political start-up in Chicago.
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.
We asked some LAS students and professors about the courses they’re excited to take and teach in Fall 2020. Here’s what they had to say.
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 global studies major: That it's interdisciplinary, the study abroad opportunities, a focus on language development, my intercultural peers, and the global career opportunities
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