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.

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.
LAS junior Heather Schlitz details her experience studying abroad in Beijing.
Did you love your high school English, history, or foreign language classes? If so, you should know that the Humanities Professional Resource Center is here to help students majoring in those subjects get jobs after graduation. 
We offer an immersive and engaging campus visit option in the fall: Orange & Blue Days! Orange & Blue Days are large open houses held on select Mondays and Fridays.
Here are just some reasons you should feel excited to join LAS!
Here’s how you can make the best decision for yourself while picking a college.