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Learn more about student life and what you can accomplish at Joliet Junior College in our blog.

7 Ways to Focus Your Mind

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jan 12, 2018 1:59:00 PM

Is your brain still on "vacation mode" after a long winter break? Are you worried that you're going to find it hard to concentrate, at least at the beginning of this new semester? According to Psychology Today, you're not alone - the "post vacation" blues are a real thing.

But the good news is you can overcome them! To help you transition into second semester, we've compiled a list of tips to help you start the year off fresh - whether this is your first semester or your last. Good luck!

Haven't applied to JJC yet? Late start classes are still available. Apply here.

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QUIZ: What Should I Study?

Posted by Sam Ritz on Dec 18, 2017 8:02:21 AM


Undecided about your major? You're not alone. According to the academic advising journal The Mentor, approximately 20 to 50 percent of college students are undecided in their first year of college.

To see which JJC majors would best fit your interests, we've created a quick 11-question quiz that follows the six basic personality types outlined below. Make sure to keep track of your answers as you go along.

Looking for a more in-depth test to help you choose a major? Take the JJC Career Services Career Coach assessment here.

Need some more clarity? Make an appointment with a counselor at the Career Services Center. Call (815) 280-2756 or email careers@jjc.edu 

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Tags: Careers

9 Awesome Gifts You Can Afford on a College Student Budget

Posted by Sam Ritz on Dec 11, 2017 9:45:03 AM

 
Gift giving is stressful when you're on a college student budget - but it's not impossible! If you're unsure what you're going to do about your Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa gifts this year, check out a few of our gift ideas below, ranging from $1 to $20.


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Tags: Money Saving Tips, Holidays

5 Reasons Why Making Your Payment Now is Important

Posted by Sam Ritz on Dec 1, 2017 8:26:10 AM

 

Are you registered for spring classes? If so, for many of you, your payment is due on Dec. 6 (see chart below for full details). Whether you plan to pay in full or are using one of our payment plan optionsthe important thing is that no matter what, you have a payment or payment arrangements completed by your tuition deadline - or else you'll run the risk of being dropped from your classes.

Check out our list below to see why making your payment now is important.

 

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7 Ways to Make Studying for Finals Fun

Posted by Sam Ritz on Nov 27, 2017 8:32:46 AM

Finals week is right around the corner! This year they begin the week of Monday, Dec. 11. 

We know that this time of year can often be stressful, so we've come up with a few ways to make this semester's studying session a little more fun. Take a look at our list below and good luck on your finals, students!

 

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5 Places to Volunteer in the Joliet Area

Posted by Sam Ritz on Nov 20, 2017 8:03:23 AM

Did you know that volunteering can improve your health? According to the Huffington Post, 94 percent of people surveyed said that volunteering helped put them in a good mood.

With the holiday season right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start giving back to your community. If you're not sure where to start, we've compiled a list of five organizations below.

Want to see more?
Click here for additional opportunities (list organized by the JJC Office of Holistic Wellness)

 

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6 Things You Didn't Know About the New and Improved MyJJC

Posted by Sam Ritz on Nov 13, 2017 8:53:36 AM

There's a new, easier way to access your JJC information with the new and improved MyJJC site! Launching on Dec. 21, 2017, this new resource will serve as a one-stop-shop for students and will make your experience at Joliet Junior College easier.

Here are six things you need to know about MyJJC before it launches next month:


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Tags: About JJC

5 Writing Tips for Students

Posted by Sam Ritz on Nov 6, 2017 8:06:02 AM

Whether you have an essay for your ENG 101 class looming or you're participating in this November's NaNoWriMo at the JJC Library write ins on Wednesdays, you know that a blank screen with a blinking cursor can be intimidating. If you have a lot of work ahead of you and you're not sure where to start, the tips outlined in this blog can help you power through your writing slump. Good luck!

 

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11 Most Popular JJC Majors

Posted by Sam Ritz on Oct 30, 2017 8:40:41 AM

JJC offers a ton of degree and certificate options - more than 180 different types to be exact. From nursing to computer science, the choices are all across the board. But have you ever wondered which majors were the most popular?

According to data pulled from JJC's Institutional Research Office, most students have declared that they are earning an Associate of Arts degree (37.2 percent). Associate of Science degree earners make up 12.2 percent of students. After that (not taking into account students enrolled in dual credit classes) here's our list of the most popular JJC majors.

For a complete list of JJC degree and certificate options, click here.

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Tags: Careers

5 Local, In-Demand Career Education Jobs You Can Get with a JJC Degree

Posted by Sam Ritz on Oct 16, 2017 9:03:56 AM


Thinking about your future career? Consider career education. These jobs are on the rise in the Joliet region, and we've compiled a list of the most in-demand positions you can obtain with only an associate degree. Check them out below!

Click here to see a list of JJC career education offerings, such as welding, hospitality management and culinary arts.

All information was pulled from the EMSI data set for the Joliet region. 

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Tags: In-Demand Jobs, Careers