JJC Blog

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

QUIZ: What Should I Study?

Posted by Sam Ritz on Dec 18, 2017 8:02:21 AM


Undecided about your major? You're not alone. According to the academic advising journal The Mentor, approximately 20 to 50 percent of college students are undecided in their first year of college.

To see which JJC majors would best fit your interests, we've created a quick 11-question quiz that follows the six basic personality types outlined below. Make sure to keep track of your answers as you go along.

Looking for a more in-depth test to help you choose a major? Take the JJC Career Services Career Coach assessment here.

Need some more clarity? Make an appointment with a counselor at the Career Services Center. Call (815) 280-2756 or email careers@jjc.edu 

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Tags: Careers, Just for Fun

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, Community

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: Just for Fun, Money Saving Tips

8 Great Finds at the JJC Farmers Market

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jul 20, 2017 2:30:55 PM

If you're a regular on JJC's Main Campus in the summer, maybe you've stopped by the JJC Farmers Market on Thursdays for fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods or other specialty items.

Today, we're highlighting eight great things you can find at our market! Did your favorite make the list?

(Click here for more on the JJC Farmers Market!)

JJC Farmers Market
Thursdays in the Summer
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
JJC Greenhouse Parking Lot (right off Houbolt Road)
Link and SNAP cards accepted

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Tags: Just for Fun, Community

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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Tags: Just for Fun, Summer, Community

Your Spring Break Bucket List (on the Cheap)

Posted by Sam Ritz on Mar 6, 2017 8:45:58 AM

 

Looking for something exciting to do for spring break, but not sure you have the budget?

You don't have to spend a lot in order to have fun this year! Below, we've put together the ultimate bucket list for your time off (on a budget that won't break the bank). 

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Tags: Just for Fun

Top 5 JJC Outings for Couples (or BFFs)

Posted by Sam Ritz on Feb 6, 2017 7:59:36 AM

Whether you're searching for a fun way to spend Valentines Day this year with your date, or you're just looking for something interesting to do with your friends on the weekend - have you ever considered JJC as an entertainment venue?

Yes, you heard us right: you can come to school for your next date night! (And trust us, it's not as nerdy as it sounds.)

Below we've listed the top five places you can go on campus with your date or BFF.

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Tags: Just for Fun, About JJC, Community

6 Ways Emojis Sum Up Life at JJC

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jan 17, 2017 7:58:53 AM

Emojis have taken the world by storm! Did you know that in 2015, the Oxford Dictionary even chose an emoji (😂 ) instead of a word for their annual Word of the Year designation?

With emojis getting a lot of attention lately because of their ability to describe feelings (😃 or ☹️ ) or let's be honest - basically anything (like🍕 or 🏈 ) - we wanted to share the top six emojis that best describe life at JJC.

 

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Tags: Just for Fun

9 Relaxing Things to Do During Your Winter Break

Posted by Sam Ritz on Dec 19, 2016 8:09:33 AM


Winter break is finally here! And after all the hard work that went into this past semester, you deserve this time away from textbooks, exams and homework assignments. Even though winter break can be busy with holiday gatherings, family and work, we hope you'll have time to do a few things for yourself. We want you to feel refreshed before spring semester begins!

(Check out spring classes hereAnd if you haven’t registered, there’s still time. Click here for registration information)

Here are 9 relaxing things you can do during winter break:


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Tags: Just for Fun

Best Gift Ideas for Students

Posted by Sam Ritz on Dec 12, 2016 7:59:16 AM

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, the gift giving season is upon us. Not sure what you want this year? Maybe you don't know what to buy/make your friends or significant other - or you're a parent struggling to come up with gift ideas for your son or daughter in college.

From just-for-fun to practical gifts and DIYs, here are a few ideas to get you in the gift giving spirit!

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Tags: Holidays, Just for Fun, Community