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5 Books to Read this Summer

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jun 5, 2017 8:13:20 AM

Looking for a good read this summer?

Even if you haven't picked up a book in a while, we've created a list of books we think you would enjoy below. Need a reason to read? It's been proven that reading helps you relax. It also boosts your brain power and makes you more empathetic.

(If this list doesn't meet your taste, check out 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers or 100 Books You Should Read in a Lifetime. Visit the JJC Library to ask one of our librarians what they recommend or refer to the Library's Facebook page for even more recommendations.)


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How to Do Well in Your Summer Class (Even Though it's Only 6 Weeks Long)

Posted by Sam Ritz on May 22, 2017 8:01:35 AM

While there are many benefits to taking summer classes (check out
10 of them here), it's no secret that they can be challenging. And since the semester is shorter, it's essential to be on top of your game.  

If this is your first time taking a summer class, look no further than our blog below, where we highlight a few tips and tricks that will help you successfully complete your class.

Not enrolled?
You can still register for our summer sessions starting on June 5 And July 3 by visiting eResources

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5 Reasons to Attend the Joliet Regional Job Fair

Posted by Sam Ritz on May 15, 2017 8:37:24 AM

Whether you're a student or a community member, mark your calendars for the Joliet Regional Job Fair on Wednesday, May 24 from 1 to 4 p.m.! This year, the event will take place in JJC's new Event Center.

Not sure if you should go? Check out five reasons below to learn why it might be a good idea. 

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11 Hot Careers You Can Study for at JJC

Posted by Sam Ritz on May 8, 2017 8:01:58 AM

Where do you see yourself in five years?

This question can be intimidating - especially if you're an undecided major or thinking about changing careers. If you're exploring interests, check out the eleven hot careers featured in this blog, all of which will see an increase in positions from now until 2024. 

What's even better is you can begin your journey to all of these careers right here at JJC!

(Click here to apply or click here to register for classes.) 

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Q&A: The Bopp Family Shares Their Unique Graduation Story

Posted by Sam Ritz on May 1, 2017 8:24:09 AM

Twins Ashley and Amanda Bopp, along with their mother, Audrey, have all attended JJC - but their story is a little bit different - because since almost the very beginning, they've been through it all together.

Audrey began in spring 2011 and the twins started after they graduated from Joliet Township High School in 2012. On May 12, the three close family members will sit alongside each other in the Event Center and wait for their names to be called so they can finally hold the diplomas they worked so hard for. 

What has it been like for them, pursuing their education as a family? Check out our Q&A below to learn a little bit more about the Bopp family. 

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JJC Chefs Share Mouthwatering Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 24, 2017 8:28:02 AM

Cinco De Mayo is only one week away! The popular Mexican holiday is celebrated in the United States and Mexico every May 5 to commemorate a battle between the Mexican army and the French forces of Napoleon III more than 150 years ago.

At JJC, we asked three of our chefs from the Culinary Arts Department to share their favorite Mexican dishes in celebration of the holiday.

Check them out below!

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10 Reasons Why You Should Take a Summer Class

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 17, 2017 8:05:36 AM


With summer comes the sweet taste of ice cream on your tongue, the smell of sunscreen, cold lemonade and... summer classes?

You heard us right! There are many benefits that come with taking college classes over the summer. Read our list below to discover why you might want to register for a class or two! 

JJC's Summer Sessions for 2017
Summer Session I: May 22 (six weeks)
Summer Session II: June 5
(eight weeks)
Summer Session III: July 3
(six weeks)

To register, visit eResources or contact the Registration Office.


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Common Scholarship Myths - Busted

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 7, 2017 12:17:33 PM


Applying for scholarships can seem intimidating on the outside, but what many students don't know is that it's one of the easiest ways you can earn money for school. No joke.

And that's FREE money, btw! 

But it takes too much time. And I'm going up against SO MANY OTHER students who probably have higher grades than me, so why bother? Right? Wrong!

JJC has more than $800,000 in scholarship money to award this year - so don't miss out on this golden opportunity. If you're not sure if applying for scholarships is the right route for you, we encourage you to think again, and take a look at our scholarship myth list below. 

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13 Services JJC Offers You That You Didn't Know About

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 3, 2017 8:01:55 AM


Did you know that as a JJC student, you have access to an abundance of services as you complete your college degree?

Whether you need financial assistance, emotional support, career advice, transfer tips or you're just looking for ways to become more involved, we offer a resource for just about every need. Below we've outlined 13 services to help you.

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6 Ways to Unwind and Relieve Stress

Posted by Sam Ritz on Mar 27, 2017 8:24:05 AM


You've got three projects from different classes all due in the same week, two eight-hour shifts at work this weekend, and your family won't stop bugging you about why you're still single.

We've all been there: the moment when our stress level starts to feel unmanageable. So, if you're feeling a little stressed out today, we've outlined six ways you can unwind and relax below. 

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