Connecting with people on a campus of 30,000 students can be hard. Connecting with yourself and the person you’re becoming is even harder. The LAS Honors program helped me with both over my past two years on campus.
- As an incoming College of LAS student, you are required to take an 8-week, 1-credit hour, course during your first semester on campus. For most students, this class will be LAS 101: Design Your First Year Experience. This class is organized to aid newly-minted LAS freshmen in feeling more comfortable while kicking off their time at UIUC.
- Muskaan Siddique explains how working with LAS advisors led her to find a unique path that fulfills her interests.
- Ailaa Ippensen is a senior in communication with a minor in public relations. She reflects on three and a half years as a student in the College of LAS.
- Brian D'Souza, a senior studying geophysics and English, recalls how he transferred into UIUC’s Division of General Studies and eventually found his path to LAS.
- Emily's double majors in psychology and gender & women’s studies—as well as her experiences with FYCARE, the Stalking Prevention Summit, and the Women’s Resources Center—will help prepare her for a future career in social activism. Read how.
- Thomas Ballard and Tyeese Braslavsky are Class of 2022 graduates of political science. While at the university, they both completed research through their major; in September, they received the 2022 Senior Thesis Award for their work.
- Mi Pueblo elevated my mood so much to be able to be with people who also enjoyed speaking Spanish, and to do it in a less formal setting that wasn’t so high-stakes and that wasn’t really a classroom setting.
- Rachel Burdette is a senior in anthropology and history and is pursuing a certificate in museum studies.
- October is National Arts & Humanities Month, a month dedicated to the importance of culture in America. To celebrate, some of our humanities majors shared with us why they love studying the humanities within the College of LAS.