JJC Blog

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

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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Tags: Just for Fun, Holidays

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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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.

For Gainful Employment statistics, 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

5 Workout Tips

Posted by Sam Ritz on Oct 9, 2017 8:02:05 AM

Did you know that regular exercise can improve your mood? It can also help reduce stress, anxiety and help you sleep better. If you're looking to jumpstart your workout routine, check out our five tips below.

Looking for a little extra motivation? Register for the JJC Haunted 5K on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018!

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Your Midterm Study Checklist

Posted by Sam Ritz on Oct 2, 2017 7:31:35 AM

 

The beginning of October always comes with the promise of midterms. But that doesn't have to be something to fear if you stay on track and create a study plan. Check out our quick Midterm Study Checklist below. 

Think you'll need extra help? Make an appointment with a staff or peer tutor at the Tutoring and Learning Center. Call (815) 280-2730 or visit jjc.edu/tlc to learn more.

 

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10 Things College Students Can Get for Free or at a Discount

Posted by Sam Ritz on Sep 25, 2017 8:29:20 AM

 

Did you know that college students have access to an array of free and discounted items? From entertainment to restaurants and computer software, these perks can help you save money as you work toward completing your degree.

Below we list only a few of the many deals you can score just for having a student ID or .edu email address. 

 

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Tags: Money Saving Tips, Just for Fun

Student Loan Myths: Busted!

Posted by Sam Ritz on Sep 18, 2017 8:07:25 AM

 

Did you know that more than 70 percent of college students apply for financial aid each year? Filling out the FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid) may seem like a daunting task, but it's a crucial part of the financial aid process.

Does the thought of filling out the FAFSA make your head spin? Take a look at these common student loan myths to get the facts about applying for federal student aid and federal student loans.

Questions about financial aid if you're attending JJC?
Call (815) 280-2528 or visit jjc.edu/financial-aid.

 

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