Assigned advising beginning for spring semester

Advising, Counseling, Career Services is making some improvements for spring semester! We have spent the fall transitioning to having assigned advisors for students. As we focus on the best way to serve our students, we feel this will allow advisors to form a stronger connection with their assigned students.

Advisors have been assigned by programs and special groups like honors students and athletes. By assigning students this way it allows the advisor to be the “expert” on their own programs. Advisors can also focus on how their programs transfer to other universities. The advisor will be the contact person in advising for their programs and will attend academic department meetings to stay current on program information. In addition, the advisor will send out personalized emails to their students throughout the semester.

We are encouraging students to make an appointment to see their assigned advisor each semester, but will continue to see walk-in students Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Please feel free to send me any ideas or feedback as we take a giant step toward improving our services to students!

National Suicide Prevention Week; support services at LLCC

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week and the counselors here at LLCC want to remind you that we are here to help any student that is facing a stressful, emotional situation such as a family concern, trying to balance school and work obligations, depression, anxiety, etc. Licensed counselors are on staff and always available to talk to a student needing support.If you encounter a student that may need our help, please let the student know they can walk in to Advising, Counseling and Career Development Services or call us at 786-2224 to speak to a counselor by phone or make an appointment to meet with one of us.

Part of our role is to assist in crisis situations where a student may be having suicidal thoughts or even has a suicide plan. If the student is in crisis, you can call the Counselor’s Line at 6-9660 and you will be immediately connected with a counselor. If it is after 5 p.m. or on a weekend, please call the LLCC Emergency number 786-2222 and an officer will be dispatched to assist the student. Thank you for all you do for our students and, remember, we are here to help!

Career Development Services has moved!

The Career Development Services office has moved! We have merged with the Advising and Counseling office to become Advising, Counseling and Career Development Services. Our new location, including the career computer lab, is in the back hall of the Advising office. We continue to offer all of our career services including resume writing, mock interviews, career assessment and exploration, job shadowing, a database of job opportunities and the Cooperative Work Study Program. The telephone numbers are the same, you just come through the front door of advising to get to us. Stop by and see us in our new home!

Transfer Fairs Tuesday and Thursday

LLCC is hosting Transfer Fairs this Tuesday,  March 31 and Thursday, April 2 for students interested in transferring to four-year institutions after completing their associate degrees at LLCC. Both fairs are being held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. The public is invited.

The first Transfer Fair on Tuesday features representatives from Illinois public colleges and universities, including Eastern Illinois University, Illinois State University, Northern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, University of Illinois-Chicago, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, University of Illinois-Springfield and Western Illinois University.

The second Transfer Fair Thursday and includes representatives of private four-year institutions, including Benedictine University, Blackburn College, Bradley University, Columbia College Chicago, Concordia University, Greenville College, Illinois College, Judson University, Knox College, Lakeview College of Nursing, Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln College (Normal), MacMurray College, McKendree University, Millikin University, Monmouth College, Olivet Nazarene University, Quincy University and Robert Morris University.

More information is available from Richard Hayes, richard.hayes@llcc.edu, in Advising and Counseling.

Transfer Fairs at LLCC March 31 and April 2

LLCC will host Transfer Fairs on March 31 and April 2 for students interested in transferring to four-year institutions after completing their associate degrees at LLCC. Both fairs will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. The public is invited.

The first Transfer Fair is Tuesday, March 31 and features representatives from Illinois public colleges and universities, including Eastern Illinois University, Illinois State University, Northern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, University of Illinois-Chicago, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, University of Illinois-Springfield and Western Illinois University.

The second Transfer Fair is Thursday, April 2 and includes representatives of private four-year institutions, including Benedictine University, Blackburn College, Bradley University, Columbia College Chicago, Concordia University, Greenville College, Illinois College, Judson University, Knox College, Lakeview College of Nursing, Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln College (Normal), MacMurray College, McKendree University, Millikin University, Monmouth College, Olivet Nazarene University, Quincy University and Robert Morris University.

More information is available from Richard Hayes, richard.hayes@llcc.edu, in Advising and Counseling.