News & Notes
Submissions for 2014-2015 English Department Undergraduate Scholarships: Monday, March 10
(Please see English Department Scholarships and Prizes for more information.)
Next Round of ICT Sessions for Prospective Majors (non-UIUC students click here):
The English advising office will be hosting a series of information sessions for students who are considering transferring into the department and want to know more about our majors. If you are already in one English department major but planning to switch to (or add) another one and you’d like to know more, you are also welcome to attend.
All meetings take place in Room 200 of the English Building at 608 S. Wright Street.
Monday, April 14, 12:00-12:45 p.m.
Tuesday, April 15, 1:00-1:45 p.m.
Thursday, April 17, 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. and 2:00-2:45 p.m.
Some Internship Opportunities:
St. Patrick's Day Celebration Hosted by ESC
Come join English Student Council in the atrium of the English Building on Monday, March 17th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in celebration of St. Patrick's Day and Irish culture. There will be brief Irish literature readings from faculty and staff (including Prof. Mahaffey), live music, and free pizza! It will be a really fun event and a great time to hang out with old friends and make some new ones.
All-Campus Career Fair
Date: March 18, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Activities and Recreation Center (ARC)
The All-Campus Career Fair will feature employers from over 100 organizations searching for Illini talent. Students of ALL MAJORS are encouraged to attend, as recruiters are looking to fill roles in a variety of fields, including healthcare, sales, education, and communications.
All-Campus Career Fair Preparation Checklist:
1. Update your resume and have it reviewed.
- At the Career Center, Monday-Friday 2-4:30 p.m.
- At the Undergraduate Library, Monday & Tuesday 7-9 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m.-Noon; Sunday 2-6 p.m.
- At Ikenberry Commons - Room 1010A, Wednesday 7-8 p.m. and Thursday 7-8 p.m.
2. Attend a workshop at the Career Center.
3. Review the list of participating companies on I-Link, identify positions of interests, and create your plan.
4. Practice your elevator pitch.
5. Present your best self! Dress like a professional, collect business cards, and follow-up with recruiters.
Visit the event LiveBinder for information on how to prepare, including a list of attending companies and pre-fair workshops. The LiveBinder will be continually updated as information about the fair becomes available.
Alumni Mentoring Network Info Session for English Department Majors
Come find out more about our Alumni Mentoring Network. All English and Creative Writing majors are invited to join, at any stage of the program. We provide a directory of alumni working in a wide range of fields who have indicated their willingness to respond to queries from current students about professional development. We have over 100 mentors on board, so it's a great resource!
To be eligible for participation in the network you must either attend an info session or meet individually with an English department advisor. We hope to see many of you there!
Thursday, March 20
How to Make the Most of Your Internship--A Student Panel
English and Creative Writing majors who have successfully completed internships will talk about their experiences and the skills they've gained. We will also have a career services paraprofessional in attendance, to talk about how you can locate, research, and land great internships. Find out more about BTW 290, the independent study project that allows students to earn course credit in conjunction with an internship.
Date and time TBA
Spring 2014 Announcements:
***Important Information for May and August Graduates***
If you plan to graduate in May 2014 but you have not yet filed your intent to graduate, you will need to contact your ARO immediately. See the LAS advising website to find the name of your ARO. Your DARS report should say at the top "student is on the spring degree list" . . . if it does not, then you have not successfully filed your intent to graduate.
If you are on the pending degree list you will automatically receive an invitation to the May convocation ceremonies. If you are planning to graduate in August but want to walk in May then you will need to contact the English advising office to let us know.
- The next Intercollegiate Transfer/Curriculum Change period (going into effect for Summer '14 and Fall '14) will be from Monday, March 3 - Friday, March 28.
- The last day to drop a semester course without a grade of W, or to C/NC or elect grade replacement for a semester course, is Friday, March 14.
- Second 8-week courses begin Monday, March 17.
- Time tickets will be available online in the student self-service system starting Monday, March 17.
- The last day to add a second 8-week course is Friday, March 21.
- Spring Break begins Saturday March 22.
- Priority registration for Summer and Fall 2014 begins Monday, April 7.
Congratulations to the winners of the English Department Awards for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching for 2013-2014:
Shawn Gilmore (Lecturer)
Patrick McGrath (Graduate Teaching Assistant)
E. Jordan Sellers (Graduate Teaching Assistant)
Congratulations to the winners of these 2013-2014 LAS and campus teaching awards:
E. Jordan Sellers, LAS Humanities Council Teaching Excellence Award
Professor Dale Bauer, LAS Lynn Martin Award for Distuinguished Women Teachers and Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching