University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign Student Panel

Recorded Saturday, September 26 at 12:00 AM

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University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign | UIUC

Champaign, IL

Ask current UIUC students questions about academics, campus life, dorm living, and more. Livestream viewers will get to vote on questions and ask their own!

Meet the panelists: Jane, Alice, Alastair

Jane is a senior from Schaumburg, Illinois in the School of Art + Design and School of Information Sciences. She is pursuing a Bachelor's in Graphic Design and a Bachelor's in Information Science. Jane is the VP of Marketing for a student-run nonprofit called Design for America at UIUC. But outside of school, she likes to bake new desserts and breads.

Alice is a senior from Hawthorn Woods, IL in the Grainger College of Engineering. She is pursuing a Bachelor's in Computer Science. Alice is an active member of Hack4Impact, an organization that develops software for nonprofits. This semester, she is an Academy lead, teaching less experienced members the basics of web development as well as helping them build their own project from scratch. Outside of school, she enjoys dancing, playing games with friends, and picnicing on the quad.

Ally is a senior from Macomb, IL, double majoring in Urban Planning & Sustainable Design, triple minoring in Sociology, Art & Design, and Informatics, and pursuing a certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship. He is on the executive board of a social impact club called Design for America, an active brother of the Zeta Psi fraternity, and a bass in the Men's Glee Club. He works both as a desk manager at the Molecular & Cellular Biology Office and as a Design Researcher at the Siebel Center for Design. Outside of school, he enjoys reading, exercising, and playing video games. He is also a member of the indie rock band, the façades.

School information

University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign | UIUC

Champaign, IL
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Undergrad College: Amherst '18

Major: Math and French

Work Experience: I'm CollegeVine's Blog Editor, helping students get the college tips they need for free. Previously, I was an English Lecturer at a university in Dijon, France (yes, where the mustard is from). I also run my own blog about travel, running, and sustainability.

My Admissions Story: Fun Fact - I wrote my Common App essay about needing to go to the bathroom during a run.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Lily and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
12:15@anonymous:Whats the typical class size
19:29@Jacob_bruesch:with U of I being a big school, how is the help and assistance from professors and advisors?
21:12@gsbesic:Computer Science has a stereotype/reputation for being colder, more antisocial, etc. Has this been your experience studying CS at UIUC?
24:23@anonymous:What tutoring options are available?
27:39@sahanad:How are the dorms?
35:36@Jacob_bruesch:how are the food options on campus?
39:03@anonymous:Is it easy to get across campus walking distance?
45:32@RebeccaOpher:How do you believe out-of-state students adjust on campus- do many students from Illinois go home on weekends?
48:04@anonymous:Does UIUC have huge internship opportunities for CS?


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