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Seminars

Summer College Seminars

Seminar Days 2024 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
Wednesday, July 24, 2024
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (On-Campus)

Location: D001, 2LCD

With programs all around the world from as short as 1 week to as long as a full academic year, you have the opportunity to add a global dimension to your UIC degree by studying abroad! This session will introduce you to the types of study abroad programs available to UIC students and the funding resources to help you afford it.

 

ACE: Managing Your Time for Academic Success
Thursday, July 18, 2024
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (On-Campus)

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: Spark Your Interest
Thursday, July 13, 2023
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (On-Campus)

Location: A004, 2LCA

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
Thursday, July 11, 2024
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.

 

ACE: College Bucket list

Wednesday, July 10, 2024
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (On-Campus)

Students will learn how to use UIC’s capital to develop their own so that they are equipped with resources and opportunities to prepare them for success in their first year and beyond.

 

Financial Aid 101

Tuesday, July 9 at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (1 day: T – On Campus)
Wednesday, July 17 at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (1 day: W – On Campus

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

 

Advising 101: What you Need to Know About Academic Advising in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences! (Hilary Ozog)

Wednesday, July 17, 2024
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (On-Campus)

This session will cover the basics of what academic advising is, particularly related to first-year students. It will answer the question of “What IS an academic advisor?!” and discuss some things advisors can and cannot do. Attendees will learn how to prepare for an advising appointment and discuss the roles and responsibilities of both students and advisors. Although it will specifically discuss academic advising in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, any first-year student at UIC could benefit from attending to learn more about this important resource for their time at UIC.

 

LCC Awakening of the Americas Mural Tour

Wednesday, July 24, 2024
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.

 

Using iAdvise to Make the Most of Your Experience

Wednesday, July 10, 2024
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (On-Campus)

Monday, July 15, 2024

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (Online)

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

 

How Fellowships Can Help You Maximize Your Potential
Thursday, July 18, 2024
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 Undergraduate Research and External Fellowships (UREF) has as one of its missions to help our students find external fellowships that fit their interests and goals and to advise and support students through the application process. This session will introduce incoming students both to the fellowships advising resources that UREF provides and to the different types of fellowship opportunities that they may choose to pursue during college.

 

Making the Connection: Research, Scholarship, and Creative Inquiry at UIC

Thursday, July 11, 2024
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (On-Campus)

The Office of Undergraduate Research and External Fellowships 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 engagement.

 

Unlocking Student Success: Navigating Campus Recreation for a Thriving College Experience

Tuesday, July 09, 2024
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (On-Campus)

Monday, July 22, 2024
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.

 

Building Healthy Relationships in College

Tuesday, July 09, 2024
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (On Campus)

Starting college can be an intimidating experience! Join the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center and Campus Advocacy Network for fun activities and a conversation about how to find your community; identify your boundaries; and build relationships that are safe, meaningful, and healthy. We invite Summer College students of all gender identities to participate!