Summer College Seminars

Seminar Days 2020 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.

ALL SEMINARS ARE HELD FROM 12:30-1:45 PM

TAKE A LOOK AT SEMINARS OFFERED THIS SUMMER: 

ACE: Managing Your Time for Academic Success
July 15, 2020

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 and personal 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.

VIRTUAL LOCATION: Zoom: Please check your UIC email for further communication.

Seminar Contact:
Jon Mann
jsmann@uic.edu

Advising 101: What You Need to Know about Academic Advising!
July 14, 2020

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.

VIRTUAL LOCATION: Webinar: Please check your UIC email for further communication.

Seminar Contact:
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Commuter and Off-Campus Programs: Resources for a Smooth Commute
July 14, 2020

Commuting is a reality for most students who attend our urban institution. This workshop will introduce those of you who do not live in campus housing to tips and “tricks” related to being a smart commuter directly from seasoned UIC commuters. The workshop will also explore ways that you can connect socially with other commuters and give an overview of technology resources to aid in the daily commute.

VIRTUAL LOCATION: Please check your UIC email for further communication, a video recording has been emailed to you.

Seminar Contact:
Kristina Garcia
kgrcia4@uic.edu

Engaged Humanities at UIC: From Classroom to Community
July 15, 2020

How can you use what you learn in your history, literature, art, music, or philosophy class to change the world?Come learn about this new exciting program at UIC, where undergraduates can move from special first-year seminars to independent research projects, with funding available for internships, study abroad, or archive work.

VIRTUAL LOCATION: Blackboard 

Seminar Contact:
Ellen McClure
ellenmc@uic.edu

Get To Know Your Library: Spaces, Services and Resources for Academic Success
July 22, 2020

How can the library help you in your academic success? Using a university library for the first time can seem overwhelming, given the size of the space and the sheer volume of online research tools and resources at your disposal. Not to worry--this session will acclimate you to all the resources and tools available to you as UIC Students.

You will explore:

- library spaces and how they can work for you
- when and where to get help with research assignments for any class
- the expectations for college research assignments and what you can do to prepare for success

VIRTUAL LOCATION: Blackboard

Seminar Contact:
Jennifer Jackson
jmjacksn@uic.edu

How Fellowships Can Help You Maximize Your Potential
July 14, 2020

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.

VIRTUAL LOCATION: Zoom: Please check your UIC email for further communication.

Seminar Contact:
Kim Germain
kgermain@uic.edu

 

L@s Ganas: Thriving in Science as a Latinx student
July 14, 2020

UIC attracts a lot of first generation college students, especially from the Latinx community. This can make you feel that you are blazing a new path and that can weigh heavy. Your new path is actually well-worn. Come meet students, staff, and faculty from the L@s GANAS (Latin@s Gaining Access to Networks for Advancement in Science) program who are on that path and here to assist in your success. We will talk success strategies over lunch.

VIRTUAL LOCATION: Zoom: Please check your UIC email for further communication.

Seminar Contact:
Veronica Arreola
via@uic.edu

Latino Cultural Center: Awakening of the Americas, Mural Tour & Hope
July 15, 2020

This seminar serves to introduce the UIC Latino Cultural Center mural to visitors, intertwining artistic interpretation with historic tales of our campus community.

VIRTUAL LOCATION: Zoom: Please check your UIC email for further communication.

Seminar Contact:
Lauren De Jesus
ldejes3@uic.edu

Jocelyn Munguia
jmungu2@uic.edu

Leadership 101
July 23, 2020

Leadership 101 is a fun, engaging, and interactive seminar designed to introduce today's emerging high school scholars to the art and science of leadership. The academy will introduce the fundamentals of problem solving, teamwork building, professional competence, critical & creative thinking skills, and adaptability & flexibility. Students will engage in activities that will allow them to practically apply these skills to leadership problems.

Students will also engage in stimulating collaborative discussions with faculty, instructors, and college students about the proven strategies for successful leadership. We will explore how this basic understanding of the qualities of leadership can help facilitate a positive transition to college and how it can translate into occupational and personal success.

VIRTUAL Location: Zoom: Please check your UIC email for further communication.

Seminar Contact:
Joey Minor
joeminor@uic.edu

Website: www.rotc.uic.edu

Using iAdvise to Make the Most of Your Experience
July 20, 2020

This seminar will show students how to access their success network and find easy access to resources to help them succeed.

VIRTUAL LOCATION: Zoom: Please check your UIC email for further communication.

Seminar Contact:
Nick Ardinger
ardinger@uic.edu

Study Abroad: Experience the World Beyond Your Classroom
July 20, 2020

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.

VIRTUAL LOCATION: Zoom: Please check your UIC email for further communication.

Seminar Contact:
Study Abroad Office

Tips and Tricks to Navigating Your UIC Portal
July 16, 2020

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 prior to the start of classes. We will walk through different portal tools and resources that students use to be successful at UIC.

VIRTUAL LOCATION: Zoom: Please check your UIC email for further communication.

Seminar Contact:
Office of First-Year Initiatives
ofyi@uic.edu

UIC CAMPUS REC Session
July 14, 2020

Campus Recreation, who are we? We are a welcoming community who promote active lifestyles, enhance wellbeing and contribute to student success. Join us for this interactive seminar and find out how we can help you succeed at UIC!

VIRTUAL LOCATION: Zoom: Please check your UIC email for further communication.

Seminar Contact:
UIC Campus Rec Center

UIC Wellness Center: Study Smart, Study Less
July 17, 2020

Do you feel like you study hard but get to the test and realize you didn’t study enough? This class explores learning styles that will help you pinpoint which way is the best way for you to study. Once you know, you will be able to study smart, study less! Learn how to maximize your study time!

VIRTUAL LOCATION: Zoom: Please check your UIC email for further communication.

Seminar Contact:
UIC Wellness Center

Gender Sexuality Center: LGBTQIA Visibility
July 20, 2020

A seminar on the importance of queer spaces for community building and the success of LGBTQIA identified people.

VIRTUAL LOCATION: Zoom: Please check your UIC email for further communication.

Seminar Contact:
UIC Gender Sexuality Center