Tuesday, January 16, 2018

HACE To Form Chapter at NEIU

The Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) is looking for founding members to form a chapter of HACE’s University Leadership Network here at Northeastern Illinois University.  In order to form a chapter, some strong student leaders are needed for the positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Marketer.  This is an excellent leadership opportunity that will allow participants to take advantage of HACE's University Leadership Academy, as well as various other exclusive career development opportunities (job fairs, shadow days, networking events, etc.).

Potential students should be: (1) of Latinx descent, (2) have a demonstrated history of academic success and leadership potential, and (3) ideally be upper-division students.

In addition to these leadership position, we also invite any student who might be interested in learning about HACE’s university network and other opportunities to attend a information session on Friday, January 26 from 3:00-3:30 pm in Alumni Hall.

Student Employment Job Fair 1/18, Alumni Hall

Student Employment
Spring 2018
Looking for a part time job opportunity
while attending school?
Look no further
Here’s your opportunity to meet with
on-campus departments that want to hire students for
federal work study and/or student aide positions.

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Alumi Hall 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Take Advantage of The Learning Success Center

The Learning Success Center (LSC) welcomes you to the Spring 2018 semester. We'd like to share with you information about the LSC's new initiatives and its hours of operation for Spring 2018.

This semester the LSC Writing Pod has become the Reading and Writing Pod, as the writing tutors are now trained to provide students with reading support. In addition, we now have a "Tech Tutor," who can help students with their technology needs, including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office, Google Drive and citation formatting.

The LSC is open seven days a week this Spring semester. Our hours are as follows:

Main CampusMon–Thu: 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Fri: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Sun: 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (math and writing)

El CentroTue: 1:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. (writing), 2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. (math)
Wed: 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. (writing), 1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. (math)
Sat: 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (writing), 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (math)

Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City StudiesMon: 2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. (math)

Google Hangouts – Video (writing only)
Mon: 7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Thu: 8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Lastly, the LSC would like to offer the following suggestions:
  • Students should use the LSC on a regular basis, rather than for one assignment. Faculty are notified of student visits to the LSC in a batch email on Saturday mornings.
  • We encourage General Education faculty to allow their discipline's tutor to be added to their D2L courses so they have access to the syllabus and assignment sheets. This will also enhance the ability of our tutors to communicate with students about organizing their review sessions for the courses. We also encourage faculty to invite the tutor to a departmental meeting to keep the tutor informed of the support needed in General Education classes.
  • We invite all faculty to hold an office hour during the time their discipline’s tutor is scheduled in the LSC.
  • We also invite faculty and staff to use the Workshop Request Form on our website, which has a large selection of workshop topics to choose from. Upon placing the request, a staff member from the LSC will respond within 24 hours.

For more information about Learning Support Centers services, please visit our website.

Originally posted by Toula Wellbrook for Katherine Gleiss. Adapted by v.collins for TRIO.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

America Needs You: Apply Today!!

Fellow Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming an America Needs You Fellow!
The 2018 Fellows Application is now open. Click here to apply.
 If you are a student at LaGuardia Community College, theLaGuardia Fellow Application will open on January 1, 2018.
To learn more about our program, please click here.
For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), click here.

Stay Informed

To sign up for our mailing list to receive emails regarding upcoming recruitment events in your area, click here.  If you have any questions about the online application or admissions process, please contact:


We invite all applicants who meet the following criteria to apply to be a Fellow.
  • Neither of my parents/guardians have a bachelor’s degree (from any country)
  • I am a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or currently (at time of application) eligible for full-time work in the U.S.
  • I am a freshman attending 4-year or community college
    • If applying in New York you must attend a CUNY school
    • If attending community college, you must intend to transfer to a 4-year school (ANY provides transfer support)
    • ANY defines “freshman” as having earned no more than 30 credits by 3/1/2018 if on a semester schedule and no more than 45 credits by 3/1/2018 if on a quarterly schedule
  • I am in the process of obtaining my first associate’s or bachelor’s degree
  • I am available to attend regular Saturday workshops (workshops occur bi-weekly in Year 1 starting in July 2018; monthly in Year 2)
I am considered low-income by HUD standards. See chart below for your state.
2017 HUD Income Levels (border)

Selection Criteria

We are searching for high-potential, goal-oriented college students. In selecting our Fellow class, we will consider the following:
PerformanceApplicants must have a strong academic record, reflecting a commitment to hard work and excellence. We require Fellows to maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout their time in the program. The average GPA of the 2015 Fellows Class across all sites was 3.4.
Applicants must demonstrate leadership and a commitment to communities in need through work experience, campus organizations, athletics or other extracurricular activities.
Applicants must possess a passion for reaching their potential, and must have a vision for how the Fellows Program can help them achieve their professional goals. The Fellows Program is open to students from all disciplines and interests.

Program Admissions Timeline

  • September – Application Opens
  • March 2018 – Application and Recommendations Due
  • April – Finalists Notified and Interview Day
  • May – Class Selected
  • July – Program Begins

Application Details

EssaysThree essay questions must be completed before submitting the application. We consider the responses to the following questions important in the selection process. For each of the essay questions below, you must draft a response in 1500 characters or less (approximately 250 words).
  • Please describe why you are a strong candidate for the Fellows Program. Also tell us how America Needs You will help you accomplish your professional goals.
  • Please describe a challenge that you overcame and what you learned from the experience.
  • Please describe a problem that impacts your community or a community that interests you. What have you done or what would you like to do to address this problem?
  • OPTIONAL ESSAY: If there are extenuating circumstances affecting the quality of your application, use this space  to provide the Selections Committee with further information.
ResumeApplicants must submit a one-page resume. A resume should generally contain the following:
  • Contact Information – Full name, address, phone number and e-mail
  • Education – college and high school (optional), start and end dates
  • Work experience – companies at which you have worked or volunteered, start and end dates, and a description of your responsibilities
  • Activities – description of any extracurricular activities you are involved in
  • Awards and honors – list of any awards or honors you have earned or received
TranscriptApplicants must upload transcripts for their high school and for each college or university they have attended. Only unofficial transcripts are required for their application to be reviewed and should be uploaded. If you are selected for the Fellows Program, you will be required to submit official transcripts.
Letter(s) of RecommendationApplicants must submit the name and email of one person to submit a letter of recommendation via the online application. The Letter of Recommendation must be submitted online. Applicants should give their recommender ample time to complete the form and submit the recommendation. Submitting recommendations from friends or relatives is discouraged.
Permanent Resident or Work Authorization Status (if applicable)If applicable, applicants also upload a copy of their green card or employment authorization card, which authorizes them to live and work in the United States.

Scholarships For Aspiring Teachers!!

 I want to pass along a great opportunity that is open to NEIU 1st and 2nd year students.

Benefits for eligible students include: 
Golden Apple Pathway Scholars receive up to $14,000 - $18,500 in scholarships and stipend funds depending on the entry point. 
  • Tuition assistance of $5,000 per year for junior and senior years (paid directly to the Pathway Scholar's undergraduate institution). In addition, Freshmen Pathways also receive $2,500 for their sophomore year
  • Professional development through Summer Institutes
  • Exclusive access to online job board
  • Mentoring through first two years of teaching after college
  •  * * * * *
  • Did you know that Golden Apple Scholars teach in challenging schools and stay in teaching longer than teachers prepared by any other program?  Help us recruit more Golden Apple Scholars!

    The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program is now recruiting aspiring teachers for Illinois schools-of-need. Scholars are provided with extensive teaching experience and advanced preparation to supplement their college curriculum, academic support throughout their preparation in college, college tuition-assistance, and mentoring during their first years of teaching.

    Scholars may be nominated for the program or apply directly. Detailed information on these program entry points, as well as eligibility requirements for the scholarship is below. Please also help us spread the word about the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program by sharing this e-mail with your network.  

    Nominate a Scholar:

    Nominate a student to become a Golden Apple Scholar by clicking here. Nominated students will receive an email with login information and a link to the online application. Nominations close January 2018.

    Apply to become a Scholar:

    The Golden Apple Scholars Class of 2018 application is open. High school students graduating in 2018 or first- and second-year college students can apply to become a Scholar by clicking here. Applications close on February 15, 2018.

    Eligibility Requirements: 

    The Scholars program is open to residents of Illinois with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and a qualifying composite score on the ACT or SAT. U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens (DACAmented students) may apply or be nominated. To view full eligibility requirements, please click here

    We appreciate your help in spreading the word that our nomination and application process is now open. To learn more about the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program, click here.  If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to e-mail scholars@goldenapple.org

    Dave Marcial
    Director of Recruitment
    Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program
    E-mail: scholars@goldenapple.org