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Like most things in life, college is what you make it. At Illinois, what will you make of it?

Like most things in life, college is what you make it. At Illinois, what will you make of it?

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What will you make of it? What will you make of it? Presentation Transcript

  • Let’s face it.
  • Classes aren’t going to teach you all you need to know to be a competent and capable professional.
  • There aren’t any classes on teamwork, networking, or collaboration in Foellinger Auditorium.
    • Instead, you need to refine these skills through working with others.
    • To find them, you need to get out of your comfort zone.
    • You might find people that value the same things you do.
    • … and learn how to work with those who don’t.
    • You might learn you really can’t judge a book by its cover.
    • But how do you start learning things that can’t be taught in lecture?
    • At a school of 40,000 undergraduate students, you have to be your own advocate.
    • You need to utilize all the people here to help you.
    • Your academic advisor could be more than just for help for picking out classes, but a mentor for life.
    • Your professors have insights from their own career struggles and triumphs.
    • Your teaching assistants are more than happy to share their advice –are you willing to ask?
    • From Alterative Spring Break to the Yoga and Meditation Club, there are over 800 RSO’s you could get involved in.
    • Quad Day overwhelming? Find all the information you need by searching RSO list in the Illinois search bar.
    • People and activities are out there to help and support you – but are you willing to reach out and find them?
    • At Illinois be more than a student.
    • Be a traveler…
    • … or an intramural champion…
    • … or a musician…
    • … or a big brother or sister – Greek or otherwise.
    • Your experience at Illinois is up to you.
    What will you make of it?
    • Music cited: “Beautiful Day” (as made famous by U2) performed by the band Rock Heroes on their album entitled Top Rock Instumentals
    • Obtained from Amazon.com