Evalina: I will be attending University of Denver in the fall to gain my MSW degree.
Blake: This fall, I will be starting a social work internship with Urbana Middle and High Schools, hopefully working to promote social justice as a strong value in education and to provide students with a safe and supportive environment for their personal growth!
Laurie: I am attending Northern Illinois University's graduate program in school psychology.
Emily: Next year I'll be finishing up my master's and hopefully moving someplace to start a big-kid (full time) job! Real life approaches…
Sarah: Next year I will be attending Roosevelt University in Chicago pursing my doctorate of clinical psychology (PsyD). I'm also getting married this summer, so it will be a big period of change in my life! I'm really looking forward to embarking on these new journeys and mixing up my routine.
Niki: I am super happy to continue to be in the CCP program working as a paid for next year! I am also excited that it will be my senior year and that I will start the process of applying to grad schools and figuring out the next steps of my academic career.
Ari: The million dollar question! I am probably one of the few seniors in our cohort who feels pretty lost about the near future, but that's okay. I am figuring it out one day at a time. I have been going through the application and interview process for a couple of different companies, and have received an offer from two. However, I did apply to a job in Spain to become a Cultural Ambassador, and although this is not 100% related to my degree, I think it will be a great opportunity for me to have and the time and distance will hopefully help me find clarity about what I want to do. Therefore, if I get this job, I will be moving to Spain, but if I don't, I will be up in Chicago working in more of an HR position.
Cassie: Next year I plan on spending October-December in Mozambique, Africa to attend a school for missionaries. After I come home from that, if I don't feel called to go back, I'll debrief and start applying to grad schools. The school I'm looking into the most right now is NIU, for their counseling program.
Danny: I will be pursuing my master's in cocial work from Washington University in St. Louis with a concentration in social & economic development and a specialization in policy!
Erik: I'm planning on joining New Sector Alliance, which is an organization that's partnered with Americorps and focuses mainly on the social sector with an emphasis on peer learning, developing leadership skills, and one-on-one mentorship. Currently, I'm still waiting on a response that will arrive in May, but I generally want to spend a year doing something Americorps-related, and then hopefully go back to graduate school afterwards.
Alex: I will be interning at the Cunningham Children's Home and applying for graduate school.
Amanda: I am going to be doing an Americorps program called New Sector Alliance and being an adult, I guess.
Lily: I am doing an iBio internship over the summer offered by School of Integrative Biology. I will apply for graduate school this fall.
Cristian: I will be attending Boston University for a master's degree in counseling, specializing in sport this upcoming fall.
Helena: Next year I'll be an MA at ISR as well as a paid CCP so you'll be seeing a lot of me! I'm hoping to crank out a thesis.
Alisa: I have 3 more courses after this semester ends so I will be taking classes through the summer on campus. As for the coming year, I will be working on private contracts while applying for jobs and preparing for the GMAT.
Nicole: Next year, I will be starting my first semester as a paid CCP. I am a senior graduating in December 2016 and hopefully attending the school of Labor and Employment Relations in the spring for a master's in HR and industrial relations.
Gaby: Next semester, I will be entering my senior year here at Illinois. I will be a paid CCP and work at the Career Center, too. As of right now, the only additional thing I will be doing is going attending school as a full time student and getting ready to graduate. During this time, I will also be applying to graduate school into both Ph.D. and master's programs.