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Sept 26 – Fall Diversity Career Day

Sept 26 - Fall Diversity Career Day

Don’t miss the UIC Office of Career Services 36th annual FALL DIVERSITY CAREER FAIR, featuring over 100 employers!

Thursday, September 26, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
525 South Racine

What makes it a DIVERSITY fair?
Students and alumni of ALL majors will find full-time, part-time and internship opportunities from for-profit, non-profit, and government organizations. There is truly something for everyone!
10 tips to make your career fair experience a success:
1. Review the list of registered organizations and the positions for which they are recruiting:
2. Create a list of the organizations you want to approach
3. Research those organizations so that you can speak about why you are a good fit
4. Practice how you would like to introduce yourself. Example: “Hello, my name is Elizabeth Rivera. I’m currently a junior majoring in Psychology, and I’m seeking an internship for Spring 2014. I think I would be a good fit for an internship with (name of organization) because of (describe coursework and/or related experience)”
5. Dress professionally; leave your backpack elsewhere if possible
6. Bring many resumes
7. Turn off or silence your cell phone
8. Be prepared to wait in line for popular employers
9. While you are waiting, listen to the questions recruiters are asking other students and silently practice your own responses
10. Plan to arrive as early as possible; some employers may not be able to stay until 2:30
There is no advance registration required, and the event is FREE to UIC and other UI students and alumni.
Non-UI students/alumni are not permitted to attend this event.

Stephanie Birk, M.A.

Assistant Director, Office of Career Services
University of Illinois at Chicago • SSB 3050 • 1200 W. Harrison St.• Chicago, IL 60607 • t: 312.355.0193 •

Know yourself, know your fit.


Oct 5 – UIC Open House!

UIC Open House – Saturday Oct 5

UIC with Downtown Chicago in the background


Register today!

Register as an Indivicual Register for a groupRegistration is recommended for prospective students, but not required for community members, alumni, and others joining us for the day. 

UIC Open House – Saturday, October 5

Have you ever wondered what it means to be a top research university in the heart of one of the world’s great cities? The UIC Open House on Saturday, October 5 is your opportunity to find out.

  • Learn how to Save the World through Public Health
  • Tour UIC’s hub of Artificial Intelligence and Human Interactive Design
  • Interact with Faculty Fellows (undergraduate faculty mentors) in the Undergraduate Success Center
  • Visit our Architecture studios to see UIC students hard at work
  • Be a student for the day and take Liberal Arts & Sciences interactive class
  • See one of UIC’s diverse student cultural organizations perform a dance
  • Sample the latest menu our campus dining halls, or visit a restaurant on Taylor or Halsted
  • Test your limits with ROTC’s physical challenge
  • Relax with a free massage sponsored by Campus Programs
  • Learn how to apply to UIC
  • Get insider’s information on how to finance college
  • Discover how to Manage Your Blood Pressure in Stressful Environment or Map your Own Ward  
  • Meet Sparky D. Dragon (the UIC mascot)
  • Meet our outstanding students, faculty and staff
  • Enjoy our park-like campus while you listen to UIC Radio and campus/local bands.
  • And so much more!

October 5th is the UIC Open House.  But it’s really your day.

The University of Illinois at Chicago welcomes everyone (and we mean everyone – prospective students, their family and friends, our community, our alumni) to the UIC Open House to experience UIC! This drop-in event will include a variety of activities, including admissions information, campus tours, activities, student panels, the undergraduate colleges, and financial aid discussing and showing what it is like to be a student at UIC. Activities will be offered on an ongoing basis between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Please register and reserve your spot today.

Come Explore, Learn and Play on October 5th.

– Plan Your Day | List of Participants –

Agenda (Draft)

Agenda (draft)Have a look at thedraft agenda (pdf) for the day.  Please check back often for updates as we continue to plan this exciting day!”

UIC Unit?

Are you a UIC unit that would like to request a table at the UIC Expo?  Please fill out this request form by 9/12.   Questions?  ContactRob Moranetz.





Deadline EXTENDED Sept 25 – President’s Diversity Travel Award

President’s Diversity Travel Award

Application Deadline: Sept. 19th SEPT 25, 2013

Applications are now being accepted for the President’s Research in Diversity Travel Award, with an application deadline of Thursday,September 19, 2013. There will be ten deserving students selected to receive this award. These conference travel awards will support student candidates who will be presenting papers, posters, or creative work at conferences related to issues of diversity or identity, such as those involving race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, and national origin. This competitive award will provide a certificate and funding, up to $600, for graduate/professional students (UIUC and UIC) and for graduate/professional or undergraduate students (UIS) to travel to aprofessional conference between October 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014. =”color:>=”color:>=”color:>=”color:>=”color:>=”color:>=”color:>=”color:>
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Full details and the application form are posted on the website of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, at:

Sept 26 – Presentation by Dinesh Sabu, Documentary Filmmaker of “Unbroken Glass”



Hello All,

Please join the Asian American Studies Program (ASAM) and Dr. Rooshey Hasnain’s ASAM 490/SOC 455 course in welcoming Dinesh Sabu, Documentary Filmmaker, as he speaks of his film entitled “Unbroken Glass”.


Who: You!

What: Presentation by Dinesh Sabu, Documentary Filmmaker of “Unbroken Glass”

When: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 11:00am-12:15pm

Where: University of Illinois at Chicago, 2 Lecture Building Center A A006

About “Unbroken Glass”:

Twenty years after their deaths, filmmaker Dinesh Sabu sets out to learn the truth about his parents’ lives. Retracting the story of his parents’ immigration from India, Dinesh uncovers his mother’s schizophrenia, a mental illness that perhaps ultimately led to her suicide. For more information, please visit

For questions and to RSVP, please email Melanie-Kukana Maglaya at

This event is sponsored by the UIC AANAPISI Initiative, which is fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving-Institutions Program.

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Sept 26 – TASTE OF UIC!

Did you know there are over 75 cultural student organizations at UIC? Get a taste of what some of these organizations have to offer at the TASTE OF UIC!

This event offers food items prepared and sold by student organizations and serves as a fundraiser for them. Enjoy the opportunity to sample delicacies that reflect the different cultures at UIC.

Free Admission. The prices for food will vary. Tickets to purchase food will be sold at the door in $0.50 increments.

Thursday, September 26, 2013
11:00am – 2:00pm
Student Center East, East Terrace (2nd Floor)

Some of the items on the menu*:
– Argentinean Empanadas (savory stuffed pastry)
– Egyptian Musakaa (baked layered eggplant)
– Filipino Polvoron (shortbread)
– Golden Snitch Cake Pops (for the Harry Potter fans!)
– Arroz con Gandules (flavored rice with pigeon peas)
…and so much more!

So, come with an empty stomach! There will be lots of food to enjoy!

Check out the event page on Facebook:

Can’t make it to the Taste of UIC? Check out more cultural student organizations at the Cultural Showcase event on November 21st in the Illinois Room, SCE at 6:00pm!

For more information on these events, please visit the Campus Programs website: rlaylo2.

If you have a disability and need accommodations, please call 312.413.5070.

Students attending this event may document their activities as part of The UIC Experience Program. For more information, visit

This event is presented by Campus Programs, a division of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Engaging students for success, from orientation through graduation.

*Menu subject to change.