Spring 2022 Week 2
Spring 2022 Week 2
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You gotta Keep going to keep growing
You made it through your first week of Spring 2022. Keep up the good work!
Our team at L@s GANAS is here to support you this semester. Let us know how we can help you succeed. 

Need help transitioning to UIC or know someone who does? 

Sign-up for L@s GANAS Transition Coaching 
Benefits for UIC students
  • Identifying academic, financial, and student life resources on campus
  • Connecting with other students who have similar interests
  • Staying updated on important deadlines
  • Keeping informed on the latest internship and scholarship opportunities
  • Building strong academic skills
  • Setting goals for your time at UIC and your future career goals
  • Creating a professional network on campus
  • Expanding your knowledge on research and post-bacc opportunities
Submit an interest form here

Sophia Silva

Transition Coach
Meets with first-year and transfer students and helps them with the transition to UIC. 
Fun Facts about Sophia:
  • Attended Mizzou for Undergrad
  • MSW from Loyola
  • Hello Kitty lover
  • Vegetarian for 12 years
  • Has a Cat named Xochi
Favorite Place on Campus: Port Center (UH) 2nd floor lounge
Favorite Restaurant near UIC: Lotus on Maxwell

Interested in meeting and learning from other students in STEM?

Students have requested a time and place to gather to chat about their experience and share potential opportunities in the UIC STEM Community.
We had so much fun hosting science chats last semester we will be hosting again this spring semester. 
This Thursday we will be discussing how to prepare and set up your semester for success! Corazon and Sophia will share tips that will help you have a successful semester and they will invite students to share how they study and prepare for their science classes.
Next Wednesday (1/9) and Thursday (2/3), we will have a guest speaker Marlee Stein from Study Abroad. This session will be geared towards students in the sciences who are interested in studying abroad. We will also discuss the benefits of studying abroad and how they can positively impact your future career goals. Students will participate in group advising and learn more about scholarships and program opportunities.
Learn more about Study Abroad here.
Please RSVP weekly here

Science Chat Dates Every other Wednesday starting January 13 and every other Thursday starting January 20
Emergency Funding for UIC Students

U & I Emergency Fund 

This fund provides temporary, short-term financial assistance to currently enrolled students who are unable to meet essential expenses due to a temporary or unexpected hardship. This emergency funding program is designed to offer financial assistance to students in the form of one-time awards (typically not exceeding $1000). Please be prepared to show documentation supporting claims. 
Examples of expenses typically covered: overdue rent, eviction, medical emergencies, safety needs. For more information click here
The application can be found here
Talk to your transition coach, advisor, or program coordinator for additional aid opportunities.
Office Hours with the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Academic Programs
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Academic Programs, Nikos Varelas, will be holding office hours once a month on the following dates and times:
  • January 26th from 2pm-4pm
  • February 22nd  from 2pm-4pm
  • March 23rd  from 3pm-5pm
  • April 19th from 2pm-4pm
Students are welcomed to meet with Vice Provost Varelas to share ideas, concerns, and successes.
Appointments are required and can be made through iAdvise.
For questions, please contact Assistant to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Academic Programs, Karen Rosenthal, at kkalal1@uic.edu
UPN Summer Research Program
Penn Chemistry Research Opportunity
Summer Pharmacy Institute
Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative
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