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Seminars

Summer College Seminars

Seminar Days 2022 is designed to provide you with the opportunity to receive information about a variety of topics designed to make the transition to college a little easier. You can register for multiple seminars offered during the third and fourth week of Summer College, but MUST register and attend at least one. Each seminar is offered between morning and afternoon Summer College workshops. You are guaranteed to find a topic of interest to you!

To register for a seminar, please go to your portal (my.uic.edu) and click on "UIC Connect".  You will see "Summer College" on the bottom, left-hand corner of the portal. Click on "SEMINARS and ONE-DAY PROGRAMS" and select your preferred seminar.

Take a look at seminars offered this summer: Heading link

#StudyAbroadisforUIC – Discover Study Abroad Opportunities
Monday, July 18, 2022, at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (On Campus 300 cap)
Friday, July 22, 2022, at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (Online 100 cap)

Whether on a short-term six-week program or for a full semester or year, studying abroad enhances your academic plan and career track. It engages you with the diversity of the world outside your classroom. Learn what studying abroad means, where you can go, and how to fit it into your curriculum for credit toward graduation.

ACE: Managing Your Time for Academic Success
Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (On Campus)

Your UIC experience will give you significant personal freedom but will also challenge you to make good decisions about using your time effectively. Do you know how to manage your time in such a way as to maximize your academic performance?

In this seminar, we’ll discuss how you can plan and schedule your UIC activities so that you can successfully perform important academic tasks–attending classes, doing homework assignments, preparing for examinations, and completing writing and other projects–while reserving enough time for sleep, exercise, fun, and perhaps a job. We’ll also talk about all the ways that ACE can help you succeed at UIC.

ACE: Peer Success Coaching: Get Ready, Get Connected and Succeed!
Friday, July 15, 2022, at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (On-Campus)
Friday, July 22. 2022, at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (On-Campus)

Beginning a new chapter in your academic career can be exciting and overwhelming all at once! Kick off your journey with students who can help you understand what to expect in your first few years at UIC. Meet new peers and expand your social network! Peer Coaches will provide space for new, incoming students to talk with upper-class students, learn about their experiences and hear more about the UIC Peer Success Coaching Program!

ACE: Spark Your Interest
Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (Online)

This workshop will focus on presenting incoming UIC students who are undecided about their major with different methods for major exploration. Activities such as identifying one’s interests, how to explore their interests in the university setting, and how to narrow down options. Also, introducing students to the different resources on campus that help with major exploration.

ACE: Tips and Tricks in Navigating the myUIC Portal
Friday, July 15, 2022, at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (Online)
Monday, July 18, 2022, at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (Online)

The myUIC portal is your gateway to the UIC world. Everything from financial aid information to class registration can be found on UIC’s student portal. This session is designed for incoming first-year students to learn about how to use this portal throughout the year and as a checklist/to-do list prior to the start of classes. We will walk through different portal tools and resources that students use to be successful at UIC.

Disability Resource Center 101
Friday, July 15, 2022, at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (Online)
Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (Online)

Did you have an IEP or 504 plan in high school, and wonder how your needs will be met in college? Are you curious about resources and supports for students with disabilities, including mental health or chronic health conditions? Interested in learning more about disability and online education during COVID-19? Join us for an info session where you will learn about all the services the DRC offers and how you can hit the ground running with your accommodations in the Fall semester. Family and friends are welcome!

Come Learn about the Engaged Humanities Initiative!
Thursday, July 21, 2022, at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (Online)
Friday, July 22, 2022, at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (On Campus)

Do you want to discover exciting courses, join a lively community, and engage in research that can change the world, all while earning up to $10,000 during your time at UIC? Come meet with the staff and students from the Engaged Humanities Initiative and learn more about this innovative, grant-funded program that connects the classroom to the community.

Financial Aid 101
Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (On Campus)
Thursday, July 14, 2022, at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (On Campus)
Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (On Campus)
Thursday, July 21, 2022, at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (On Campus)

The program will explain the financial aid notification in depth. The loan process at UIC will be explained. The presentation will also highlight UIC’s Satisfactory Academic Progress.

What it is like to be a Latinx Science Student at UIC
Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (On Campus)

This presentation covers information on: academic course load for science students, academic support and programs at UIC to support your journey as a Latinx science student. Current students’ perspective is shared in this presentation and you will learn how online/hybrid learning has changed the day-to-day of students at UIC.

LCC Awakening of the Americas Mural Tour
Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (On Campus)

This seminar serves to introduce the UIC Latino Cultural Center mural to visitors, resources, and engaged learning opportunities that feature cultural and artistic expressions, intercultural and civic dialogues, scholarly presentations, and first-voice stories for retention and overall student success at UIC.

A good day to be indigenous – How NASP can help you connect and create at UIC
Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (Online)
Friday, July 15, 2022, at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (On Campus)

Allies and explorers are welcome! You’ll never be just a number here! Students from all over the world utilize the Native American Support Program, which connects you with indigenous community events in Chicagoland and nationally, and provides programming and support for students who want dedicated advising and assistance from an indigenous worldview, which is to say – personalized and holistic. We work with all UIC students to help them find their authentic selves within our community, and we particularly excel at providing pre-career resources and advising. Students from a number of backgrounds (such as first-gen, Pell-eligible, differently-abled, and Native American or Pacific Islander) are eligible for enhanced financial assistance and support through our CareerNow program. Come learn how we can be a part of your UIC journey.

Using iAdvise to Make the Most of Your Experience
Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (Online)
Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (On Campus)

This seminar will show students how to use iAdvise, an essential service located in the my.uic portal, access their success network and find easy access to resources to help them succeed.

U&ICare – Network of Support
Monday, July 18, 2022, at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (Online)

Student Assistance offers help to students in addressing the complex crises, life traumas, and barriers that may adversely affect their academic success or collegiate experience. Student Assistance empowers students to take an active role in their education by helping them evaluate and connect with the resources and options available to address their situation.

How Fellowships Can Help You Maximize Your Potential
Thursday, July 14, 2022, at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (Online)

There are organizations outside UIC that provide funded opportunities, or fellowships, for students to pursue their interests and goals beyond what you might think is possible. UIC’s Office of External Fellowships (OEF) exists to help our students find external fellowships that match their interests and to advise and support students through the application process. This session will introduce incoming students both to the resources that OEF provides and to the different types of fellowship opportunities that they may choose to pursue during college

MAKING THE CONNECTION: Research, Discovery and Inquiry at UIC
Monday, June 20, 2022, at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (Online)

The Office of Undergraduate Research is offering a Summer College seminar to introduce undergraduate students to research and creative inquiry opportunities at UIC. The program will include faculty and student guest speakers and information and resources to help connect students to possible research experiences in which they can engage. The goal of the event is to activate students’ creative and academic curiosities and to connect them in stronger ways to UIC as a community of research and discovery.

UIC Campus Recreation
Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (On Campus)
Thursday, July 14, 2022, at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (On Campus)
Monday, July 18, 2022, at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (On Campus)
Friday, July 22, 2022, at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (On Campus)

We are a welcoming community who promotes active lifestyles, enhances well-being and contributes to student success. This program will provide insight into our state-of-the-art facilities, engaging programs, and service offerings that you can access as a student of UIC.

Be Ahead of the Game: How to Study Smart
Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (Online)

This session explores how humans learn. Participants will be introduced to 4 styles of studying, 7 styles of learning, unproductive study habits, and how stress negatively affects learning. If you feel like you studied hard but get to the test and realize you didn’t study enough then this workshop is for you! Once you know, you will be able to study more effectively!

Attending College: What to Expect
Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (Online)

This session takes away the myths and reveals what it’s really like to attend a large urban university. Participants will learn about common student challenges, learn ways to manage those challenges, and will be better prepared to navigate their college journey. This session will allow time for participant questions

10 Things We (Don’t) Hate About Engineering
Thursday, July 21, 2022, at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (Online)

Wondering if your decision to pursue an engineering career is the right choice? We know engineering is a daunting field, but the rewards of becoming an engineer outweigh the challenges you may face. Join us to learn the 10 Things We Don’t Hate About Engineering, and how WIEP can support you to ensure you reach the finish line with your degree!

Opportunities in Writing at UIC
Thursday, July 21, 2022, at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (On Campus)

UIC’s campus offers a wide variety of opportunities for students who enjoy writing, want to improve their writing, or want to strengthen their writing and critical thinking skills for professional work and graduate school. At this session, students will learn more about UIC’s writing center, classes in the professional writing minor, and the internship program for writers.