LAS 102: Transfer Advantage

Transfer Advantage interns pose in the lobby of Lincoln HallLAS 102: Transfer Advantage is a course designed to assist new transfer students in their transition to our college and campus. Students who enroll in this eight-week, one-credit course will:

  • learn skills to successfully transition to Illinois
  • have immediate access to a transfer peer mentor who can answer your many questions about your new life as an Illinois transfer student
  • learn about important and valuable campus resources
  • enjoy a small classroom environment and meet other people who may become life-long friends
  • learn about the values that distinguish the College of LAS
  • use design thinking methods to make the most of your Illinois experience

The format of the Transfer Advantage course will include lessons and workshops designed to meet the specific needs of a diverse transfer student population.

If you would like more information on whether this course would be a good fit for you in your first semester with us in the College of LAS, please consult with the academic advisor for your major and the LAS 102 staff members listed below

Become an LAS 102 intern

Interns are accomplished LAS transfer students willing to share their successful transfer experiences with incoming transfer students.

An LAS 102 internship offers our best students the opportunity to help others while enhancing their own skills and preparing for their chosen professions or advanced scholarship. They also serve an important role in helping first-year transfer students adjust to the University of Illinois.

Interns meet with their LAS 102 classes, which have 20 to 25 students, for 80 minutes once a week for the first eight weeks of the semester. An LAS 102 internship offers our best students the opportunity to help others while developing leadership skills. Interns will receive 3 credit hours for their work with LAS 102. They will be enrolled in LAS 399: Leadership and Professional Development for the second eight weeks of spring as well as the full fall semester.

Applications will be available in January 2019.

 

LAS 102 Teaching Assistants

Mary Jo Licht
Hi —I'm MJ, the tech liaison for LAS 101 and 102. My primary job is to maintain the Moodle website, but I also help out with program development and events. This is my sixth year with the program, and it's been fun watching the incoming freshmen advance through the college, sometimes becoming LAS 101 interns themselves. Work hard and enjoy your college years — they are over before you know it!

Nate Stewart