September is Suicide Awareness Month

September is the time that community agencies, colleges and universities, and hotlines provide a concerted effort to increase awareness about suicide and suicide prevention. Below are two great resources to learn more:

LLCC counselors offer short-term, crisis intervention and confidential counseling services to currently enrolled students, free of charge. If you have a student in immediate crisis, please call our counselor line at 217-786-9660 (for faculty and staff use only) during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. If it is after 5 p.m. or the weekend, please call LLCC Police at 217-786-2222. Please note the counselor line is for immediate crisis only and not for issues related to classroom management or behavior; if that is the concern, please contact Leslie Johnson, AVP of Student Success.

Thank you for all that you do for LLCC students!
LLCC Student Success staff

Student Success appointments and virtual walk-ins

LLCC Student Success is excited to announce additional ways for students to meet with their student success coach. The four options are virtual walk-in, in-person appointment, virtual appointment or phone appointment.

Virtual Walk-in

Virtual walk-ins are available Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. View student success coach’s virtual walk-in hours. Students will need to enter their seven-digit student ID number or their username (everything before the @llcc.edu in their email address). If the student success coach is available for walk-ins, then you will see their name listed as “Currently seeing virtual walk-ins.”

Meet in-person (by appointment only)

Text 217-441-2415 or call 217-786-2224 to schedule an appointment with a student success coach. Student success coaches are currently rotating working on campus. The following coaches will be on campus to meet with students in-person these weeks:

  • Week of Aug. 3 – Laurie Clemons and Melissa Franzen
  • Week of Aug. 10 – Claire Heffron-McKinney, Richard Hayes and Carley Young
  • Week of Aug. 17 – only virtual walk-ins available

While on campus, visitors/students must adhere to all safety guidelines: www.llcc.edu/covid-19-college-update.

Virtual Appointment

Text 217-441-2415 or call 217-786-2224 to schedule an appointment with a student success coach. Student success coaches prefer to use Microsoft Teams, but they can use Zoom by request. Please note, Zoom does not meet federal privacy law requirements.

Phone Appointment

Text 217-441-2415 or call 217-786-2224 to schedule an appointment with a student success coach. Student success coaches will call the student at the phone number that is given when scheduling the appointment. It is recommended that students have access to a computer to view Logger Central while on the phone with their student success coach.

Whether it is in-person, via video conference or by phone, we are here for students! We do experience an increase in phone calls during this time; so, if possible, we ask that students reach out to us via text, and we will help them as soon as possible. They can text 217-441-2415 or call 217-786-2224 with any questions or concerns.

To schedule an appointment at one of our Outreach Centers, please call:

Online appointment scheduling available for Career Services

Students are now able to schedule their appointments with LLCC Career Services through My Scheduler.

Career Services appointments that students can choose include Career & Major Exploration, Job Search Strategies, Experience Gap, Resume or Cover Letter Development, Resume or Cover Letter Review, or Mock Job Interview.

Please direct students (including our new students) to My Scheduler to make their Career Services appointment.

Career Connections Expo today

Career Connections ExpoThe Career Connections Expo, co-sponsored by LLCC, will be held today, Feb. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC) at UIS. Students seeking jobs or internships can network with over 100 employers. Participants are encouraged to bring copies of their resume, dress professionally (business casual) and prepare a 30-60 second “elevator pitch” to market goals, education and job qualifications.

A Coffee and Conversation networking session, featuring Dr. Carmen Allen, professor of computer science, and Cathy Huffman, director, cooperative work experience, will be held from 10-11 a.m. in the Hospitality Area within TRAC.

For more information, contact LLCC Career Services at Career_Development@llcc.edu.

LLCC co-sponsoring Career Connections EXPO Feb. 6

Career Connections ExpoThe Career Connections Expo, co-sponsored by LLCC, will be held Feb. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC) at UIS. Students seeking jobs or internships can network with over 100 employers. Participants are encouraged to bring copies of their resume, dress professionally (business casual) and prepare a 30-60 second “elevator pitch” to market goals, education and job qualifications.

A Coffee and Conversation networking session, featuring Dr. Carmen Allen, professor of computer science, and Cathy Huffman, director, cooperative work experience, will be held from 10-11 a.m. in the Hospitality Area within TRAC.

For more information, contact LLCC Career Services at Career_Development@llcc.edu.