Voices of ACES

May 7, 2018
By Justine Karduck
Dietetics seniors from the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition have done it again!  Nationally, an average of only 50% of dietetic students match with a dietetic internship, however, the UIUC class of 2018 achieved a match rate of 100%, meaning that every senior that applied for a dietetic internship or graduate school was matched with one or accepted. 

May 4, 2018
By Lauren Quinn
When I’m stressed or need some perspective to solve a problem, I go outside. Well, theoretically that’s what I do. Too often, I forget about the healing power of nature and end up staring at a screen, which definitely doesn’t help. That’s because I spend most of my time online scrolling through social media, reading email, and staring at Netflix. But if I’d just cue up photos of my favorite nature scenes, researchers say, my stress levels would go down.

May 2, 2018
By Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
April 30, 2018
By Brianna Gregg
Decision Day – it’s tomorrow. You have a few precious hours left to make your final decision about which college you’ll enroll in for the fall. The college that will help define the rest of your life – no pressure at all I’m sure. To help, I’d recommend approaching the decision from this perspective…since I’m more of an end goal type of person I like to ask “where do you want to be in 4 years?” Most would say graduated, starting a successful career in X area. Well, let me tell you my friends, not all colleges are created equal in this regard. However, ACES at Illinois offers you a strong opportunity to complete these goals with a 76% graduation rate (well over the national average) and phenomenal career placement opportunities.

April 26, 2018
By Nicole Chance
It is so hard to believe this my last full week of classes (enter sob face emoji). As my last semester of college is winding down, I have been looking back on my college career and wishing I had done some things that I never got to do, now it’s too late. But for you freshman, sophomores and juniors it’s not too late for you! Here is some advice from a graduating senior:

April 25, 2018
By Judy Mae Bingman
I believe in you, and I believe you can make a difference.

April 24, 2018
By Christy Allen
Over the last three years, the College of ACES has given so much to me: incredible faculty mentors, study abroad opportunities, professional development events, lifelong friendships, leadership experience, and scholarship support to ease the financial burden that comes along with a college degree. Throughout the last three years I have tried to give my time and talents back to the college that I have gained so much from, but I didn’t feel like I was making a lasting impact.

April 23, 2018
By Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
by Brady Winkler

April 17, 2018
By Kim Kidwell
Creating opportunities for students to acquire essential life skills as part of their academic experience is key to developing career-ready graduates with the potential to achieve their ultimate personal and professional success. Students must have the essential content expertise to create advances and make discoveries in their specialties, as well as the essential interpersonal communication skills required to translate their knowledge and to engage effectively with others.

April 16, 2018
By Lauren Quinn
Last year around this time, I heard about a plant sale hosted by the crop sciences horticulture club. I ran over to the Turner Hall greenhouse where it was being held and came back with more than $100 worth of perennials and a Japanese maple tree. I may have a problem.