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Sam Ritz

Sam is the Marketing Content Specialist at Joliet Junior College. She can be reached at ssottosa@jjc.edu or ext. 2489.

Recent Posts

10 Questions to Ask Your Professor

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jun 11, 2018 8:24:00 AM

Want to get the most out of your JJC class? We've come up with a list of questions you can ask your professor that will not only help you succeed, but may also help you in your future career. Take a look below!

Not registered for classes this summer? There's still one session left beginning July 2!
Register via MyJJC or apply at jjc.edu/apply. View available classes at jjc.edu/SummerClassSchedule.

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Tags: For New Students, Tips & Tricks

How to Balance School with Fun this Summer

Posted by Sam Ritz on May 21, 2018 8:14:00 AM

Are you on the fence about taking summer classes because you aren't sure if you'll have enough time for fun? Set your worries aside - because there are easy ways to create a schoolwork/life balance! Take a look at our five tips to see how easily you can balance school with fun this summer. 

Not registered for summer classes? There's still time!

JJC's Summer Sessions for 2018
Summer Session I: May 21 (six weeks)
Summer Session II: June 4 
(eight weeks)
Summer Session III: July 2 
(six weeks)

To register, visit MyJJC or contact the Registration Office.
Not a student yet? Visit jjc.edu/apply.

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, Summer

5 Benefits of Online Classes

Posted by Sam Ritz on May 14, 2018 8:08:00 AM

Did you know that 29 percent of students across the country enrolled in an online or hybrid class program in 2017, according to an online education study

If you've never taken an online class before, consider testing one out this summer (classes are only six to eight weeks long). Visit jjc.edu/makeithappen to learn more about how you can apply or register.

In the meantime, read on to learn why online classes are so beneficial:

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Tags: For New Students, Tips & Tricks

You're Graduating... Now What?

Posted by Sam Ritz on May 7, 2018 8:15:00 AM

"So... what are you going to do after you graduate?"

We're guessing you've probably heard a million versions of this question over the past few months from your family and friends. If you're unsure about what your next step should be after you graduate this year, check out our list below for some quick tips.

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Tags: Tips & Tricks

Why Taking Summer Classes is the Smartest Thing You Can Do in College

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 30, 2018 8:05:00 AM

What are your summer plans?

Whether you want to go on a weekend road trip, visit an amusement park or spend time reading, consider adding "take a JJC class" to this summer's bucket list. In fact, choosing to take a class this summer may be the smartest thing you do as college student. Check out why below!

JJC's Summer Sessions for 2018
Summer Session I: May 21 (six weeks)
Summer Session II: June 4 
(eight weeks)
Summer Session III: July 2 
(six weeks)

To register, visit MyJJC or contact the Registration Office.
Not a student yet? Visit jjc.edu/apply.

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Tags: For New Students, Tips & Tricks, About JJC, Summer

5 Things You Didn't Know About Community Colleges

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 23, 2018 8:05:00 AM

It's no secret that community colleges are affordable, offer flexibility, provide easy ways to transfer and are made up of a diverse student body, from those right out of high school to returning adults. 

But did you know that there are more than 1,460 community colleges in the United States? Illinois, California, New York, Texas and North Carolina house the most community colleges in the country. Take a look at our list below to learn even more about community colleges. 

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Tags: For New Students, About JJC

What to Look For in a Transfer School

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 16, 2018 8:23:55 AM

Question: When is the best time to start thinking about transfer schools?
Answer: Right now!
(And yes, this answer is the same whether you are a current or future JJC student!)

Since every school has different requirements when it comes to transferring, the sooner you know where you want to go, the more strategic you can be when taking classes at JJC. If you have questions or need help with the transfer process, attend a JJC Transfer Information Session to get your questions answered. And in the meantime, take a look at our list below as you conduct your transfer school research.

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Tags: For New Students, Tips & Tricks

11 "Just-For-Fun" Non-Credit Classes You Can Take This Summer

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 9, 2018 8:05:00 AM

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Take a non-credit class at JJC! JJC's continuing education courses are fun and interest-based, meant more for enjoyment than a grade. These classes, which are open to both students and community members, cover a wide range of topics which include local history, cooking, music, crafts and more. They are offered every semester.

Take a look at our list of 11 "just-for-fun" summer classes below, or browse the catalog yourself at jjc.edu/class-schedule (search for "LLC - Lifelong Learning Class"). Visit jjc.edu/llc to learn more.

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Tags: Just for Fun, About JJC, Summer

10 Famous JJC Alumni

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 2, 2018 8:05:00 AM

Are you a current or future JJC student? You're in good company! Many of our alums have accomplished great things in science, the entertainment industry and even sports. While JJC has an abundance of notable alumni (learn more about them starting on page 228 here or on page 220 here), we've chosen to highlight ten from our archives. We hope this list is just the inspiration you need!

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Tags: Just for Fun, About JJC

5 Steps to Graduate

Posted by Sam Ritz on Mar 26, 2018 8:05:00 AM

It's hard to believe, but graduation is only a few short weeks away - and after all the effort you've put in, we bet you can't wait to walk across the stage to accept your diploma! But even though you're working hard to finish strong, we don't want you to forget to complete the important steps you need to take before the big day, such as applying for graduation by the March 30 deadline.

Check out our list below to make sure you have all your ducks in a row.

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, About JJC