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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

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: About JJC, Just for Fun, Community

Why You Should Know About JJC's Flex Start Classes

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jan 28, 2019 8:02:00 AM

Have you heard of flex start classes? Formerly labeled as "late start," JJC's flex start classes allow you to begin your course after the semester start date. They have a shorter duration than a regular, 16-week class and usually last between eight to 14 weeks. You can register for them at any time - even weeks after the semester has started.

Here are a few things we think you should know about these flexible classes: 

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

7 Goals To Set This Semester

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jan 14, 2019 8:01:00 AM

Did you know that goal setting decreases procrastination and helps you focus? It may seem like something small, but working toward a goal is a powerful tool for productivity. Even if your goal is simple (like practicing meditation once a week or to drink more water), you'll still benefit because you're establishing healthy habits.  

Want to create a goal for this semester? Take a look at our list below for ideas!

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, For New Students, Just for Fun

5 New Year's Resolutions Students Can Commit To

Posted by Sam Ritz on Dec 17, 2018 8:09:00 AM

By February, 80 percent of people will have already given up on their New Year's resolutions.

Want to stick to yours? Be specific with the goals you set - and make them easy. Our list below tweaks five common New Year's resolutions to make them more manageable for students. 

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Tags: Just for Fun, Tips & Tricks

It's Finals Week... Now What?

Posted by Sam Ritz on Dec 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

It's Finals Week, which means winter break is that much closer!

But while you're still here, there are a few things we hope you'll keep in mind. Take a look at our list below to see what we suggest you do during your last week of 2018 classes.

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

10 "Just-For-Fun" Non-Credit Classes You Can Take This Spring

Posted by Sam Ritz on Dec 3, 2018 8:02:00 AM

 

Looking for something fun to do next semester? 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 cooking, music, crafts and more. They are offered every semester.

Take a look at our list below where we list ten "just-for-fun" classes you can take this spring!

To find out more about non-credit classes at JJC, visit our website at jjc.edu/LLC. Our Spring 2019 Community & Continuing Education catalog will be available online Dec. 10. If you would like to register or request additional information before that time, please call our office at (815) 280-1555.

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Tags: About JJC, Just for Fun, Community

5 Snacks to Eat While Studying

Posted by Sam Ritz on Nov 26, 2018 8:08:00 AM

Whether you're studying for finals or prepping for a big test, you're going to need to eat. I mean... these are facts.

Read on to see five snacks that you can munch on as you hit the books.

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Tags: Just for Fun, Tips & Tricks

Why JJC is Thankful for Awesome Students Like You

Posted by Sam Ritz on Nov 19, 2018 8:02:00 AM

Did you know that being thankful improves your physical and psychological health and it even helps you sleep better at night? According to science, studies revealed that gratitude contributes to these findings and more - such as higher self-esteem, strengthened relationships and the list goes on.

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we wanted you to know how thankful we are for you: our awesome students! Take a look at our list to see why we appreciate you:

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Tags: Holidays, Just for Fun

5 Unique Careers You Can Get with a JJC Degree

Posted by Sam Ritz on Nov 5, 2018 8:03:00 AM


Want a career that's off the beaten path?

JJC offers more than 180 degrees and certificates - including some fascinating fields of study to choose from! Our list below includes five unique careers that only require a JJC degree. Take a look!

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Tags: In-Demand Jobs, Careers