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  • Last Post!

    I've been working in the Undergraduate Affairs office for three years - and I can hardly believe that today is my last day of work!  It's been an absolute blast helping the College recruit students during my time at Illinois.  Hopefully through Orange and Blue Days, Admitted Student Days, Meet the Deans, the Business Experience, The Annual Womens Conference, campus/BIF tours and blog posts you've been able to see why the College of Business at the University of Illinois is the best.  If you are coming to campus as a freshman in the Fall - best of luck and enjoy every moment!  Work hard, but do not forget to take time to do things you enjoy - whether that's intramurals, volunteering within the community, or taking a class just because it sparks your interest - take advantage of every day. Enjoy your time here and GO ILLINI! I-L-L!

  • Fun events in Champaign-Urbana

    Spring is such an exciting time both on campus and in the Champaign-Urbana area.  This past weekend was the 15th annual Ebertfest - the Roger Ebert Film Festival at the Virginia Theater in downtown Champaign.  The festival promotes small, independent films.  I didn't get a chance to go see a film this weekend, but I went with a few friends last year.  We went and saw a documentary called "Funny Business" - because it featured business men running comedy clubs in Chicago.  This upcoming weekend is the Illinois marathon!  There is always a lot of buzz about the marathon because so many students participate in both the half and the full - I went to go to see friends cross the finish line last year and I plan on doing the same thing this weekend.  Last weekend was Moms Weekend - both my parents came down to participate in campus festivities.  We went and saw the musical Hairspray that was put on by the Illini Union Board and ate dinner at Wedge - my new favorite Mexican restaurant off campus (try the chicken or fish tacos!).  These are just a few things going on around campus, Champaign-Urbana is a really awesome area to explore.  My friends and I are trying to make the most of our time before we graduate on Saturday, May 11th!  GO ILLINI!

     

  • Spring has Sprung!

    Spring is my favorite time on campus - after the cold blustery winter it's so nice to be able to get outside an enjoy Champaign!  This past weekend my friends and I took advantage of the 70 degree weather by going on walks, eating frozen yogurt on the Quad, playing sand volleyball on the courts by the 6-pack and dining on the patio at Wedge, an off-campus Mexican restaurant.

    I can hardly believe that I only have a month of school left - I am doing everything I can to make the most of it.  It seems like yesterday that I was moving into Illini Tower and I had my entire college experience lying in front of me.  I really feel that I've made the most of my college career - I joined a social sorority, a business fraternity, I work in the Admissins Office and I will have interned at three different public accounting firms.  I stayed very busy and active, which made these past four years enjoyable.  When you come to campus next fall, I encourage you to get involved right away - whether you find a club to join a Quad Day, join an intramual team or a Greek organization - being a part of an organization and meeting other people with similiar interests really enriches a student's experience!