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  • Welcome to Chicago

    MSTM student, Kaarthik Shanmugham, explores the history of Chicago and details his own personal experience visitng the city over New Years Eve. 

  • The Beauty of Volunteering

    MSTM students share their experiences volunteering at UIUC. Ultimately they discover that helping others is the best way to achieve happiness and fufillment. 

  • Teamwork

    MSTM student Austin discusses the pros and cons of working with a team. While he states that working in a group and collaborating can be difficult, at the end of the day, the result is always rewarding. 

  • The Japan House

    MSTM Student Hana talks about one of her favorite spots on campus; The Japan House.

  • MSTM Advancement Track

    Stella Yang dicusses her choice to return to school after working for fifteen years and why she believes it was the best decission for her.

  • I Got It!

    Sushmita discusses her experience of leaving the workforce and her home to come study at UIUC. Upon coming to learn about the business and technologies industiries within the MSTM program, she learns how to cope with student life as well as the process of interviewing for jobs. Her amazing work ethic and determination paid off when she landed her dream job with PricewaterhouseCoopers!

  • What I Learned From Forming a Student Organization

    There are so many ways students can grow at UIUC besides academically. MSTM student Christina Tang discusses her experience starting a student organization on campus that promotes happiness on campus. 

  • Preparing for the Future

    Majority of students who join the MSTM program are hoping to earn a degree that will make them more competitive in the business industry. Besides recieving a wonderful education, the faculty here at UIUC work extra hard to help students as they embark on job searches throughout the year. Yu-Jen Lin talks about her experience with the career resources in the MSTM program.

  • Why Study in the Middle of a Corn Field

    Despite the fact that The University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign is settled in the heart of rural farmland, the school still attracts thousands of students from all around the world. Kaarthik explains why, year after year, young adults flock to U of I and continue to fall in love with this marvelous university.

  • The Start of Something New

    Moving to a new country is an exhiliarting experience that many of our students face when coming to study at UIUC. MSTM student, Varsha Venkat, touches upon her personal experience coming to America, her first few weeks on campus and what she is looking forward to in the coming year.

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