JJC Blog

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

7 Hobbies for Students

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 22, 2019 8:03:00 AM

Did you know that having a hobby can boost work performance, reduce stress and improve physical health? According to science, hobbies are a great way to increase both personal and professional success. 

Thinking of picking up a new hobby? Check out our list below for seven inexpensive hobbies that are perfect for college students and their busy schedules.

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Tags: Just for Fun

Your JJC Bucket List

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 15, 2019 8:08:00 AM

Whether you are graduating in May or you'll be back here again in the fall, we've created the ultimate bucket list for our students below. 

Can you say you've done it all? 

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Tags: Just for Fun, About JJC

How to Get Ready for Life at Your Four-Year University

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 8, 2019 8:02:00 AM

With only a month left before graduation, we know you're busy wrapping up class projects and prepping for finals. 

But don't forget that there's a light at the end of the tunnel and new beginnings are right around the corner! If you're like many JJC students, you'll be headed off to a four-year university this fall. As you get ready for this next step, the ideas below will help you prepare for your new school.

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Tags: Tips & Tricks

Spring Cleaning Tips

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 1, 2019 8:08:00 AM

Thirty-seven percent of Americans agree that spring cleaning improves mental health - which means that old phrase, "mess causes stress" has some merit to it. We all know that cleaning isn't fun, but there are some real benefits of having a tidy home, from less fatigue and stress to reduced allergy symptoms.

You don't need to binge watch Netflix's Tidying Up with Marie Kondo to get started on your spring cleaning. Take a look below for some quick tips, whether you want to tackle your car, your room, your home or your apartment.

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Tags: Tips & Tricks

Alums Show Appreciation for JJC on Twitter

Posted by Sam Ritz on Mar 25, 2019 8:08:00 AM

Attending community college is one of the smartest decisions you can make for your future. This is a sentiment that New York Magazine and Huffpost reporter Yashar Ali knows all too well. In a tweet from March 14, he asked other Twitter users to express their love for community colleges - and several of our very own JJC alums replied. 

See a few of the tweets below - and thank you to all of our wonderful alums for giving us a shout out! 

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Tags: Just for Fun, About JJC, Community

3 Steps to Apply for Scholarships

Posted by Sam Ritz on Mar 18, 2019 8:03:00 AM

Did you know that you can apply for multiple JJC scholarships all at once? Our scholarship application does the hard work for you - all you have to do is answer a few questions and you'll be automatically entered into the scholarships you qualify for.

Apply Soon! The scholarship deadline for the fall 2019 semester is May 1, 2019.

In the meantime, take a look below to learn about the three steps you need to take to apply for scholarships.

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Tags: Money Saving Tips, Tips & Tricks, About JJC

5 Things to Work on During Spring Break

Posted by Sam Ritz on Mar 4, 2019 8:08:00 AM

Students: you made it! Next week is finally spring break! 

Whether you're staying in for some much needed R&R or busy with work and family, we hope you'll enjoy this well-deserved break from classes.

Looking for something productive to do during your time off? Below are five things you can work on over spring break.

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Tags: For New Students, Tips & Tricks

3 Projects to Create in the MakerLab

Posted by Sam Ritz on Feb 25, 2019 8:02:00 AM

Did you know that JJC has its very own MakerLab?

Packed with cool equipment (most notably 3D printers), the lab is an environment for both students and the community to create almost anything they want using materials like filament, craft plywood, acrylic sheets, vinyl and more. Note: Anyone can tour or visit the MakerLab during regular hours, but to use the equipment in the lab, you must be a MakerLab member.

Wondering what you can make? Take a look below!

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Tags: Just for Fun, About JJC, Community

5 Research Tips for Students

Posted by Sam Ritz on Feb 11, 2019 8:02:00 AM

Ah, the research paper.

It can be one of the most time-consuming homework assignments that you'll ever work on in college. If you find yourself grunting every time you think about it, stop right where you are and take a look at the helpful tips below - they may make the process a little easier. 

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Tags: Tips & Tricks

7 Interesting Photos Discovered in JJC Yearbooks

Posted by Sam Ritz on Feb 4, 2019 8:05:00 AM

If you're a JJC student, there's at least one thing you have in common with the Lost Generation (those born 1883 to 1900): you attend the same community college as they did.

JJC has been in operation since 1901, and as the very first community college in the U.S., there's nearly 120 years of history in its grasp. Want to take a stroll down memory lane? Keep scrolling for seven interesting snip-its from the past, discovered in JJC yearbooks and other archives.

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Tags: Just for Fun, About JJC, Community