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

JJC Scavenger Hunt

Posted by Sam Ritz on Aug 27, 2018 8:08:00 AM

Take part in JJC's scavenger hunt and you could win a fleece jacket just in time for fall!

JJC Scavenger Hunt

To enter: Take your photos according to the challenges below, then post them and tag @Joliet Junior College on Facebook or @JolietJrCollege on Instagram. Deadline: Friday, Oct. 5.

Prize: A JJC fleece jacket, plus a few other JJC goodies!

RULES:

  • One photo equals one entry. 
  • You can only enter each challenge once.
  • Post these photos all at once, individually, or on separate days - whatever is easier for you!
  • If you don't tag JJC on Facebook or Instagram, your entry won't count.
  • IMPORTANT: All photos must be taken between Monday, Aug. 27 - Friday, Oct. 5.
The winner will be announced on Wednesday, Oct. 10 and will be chosen at random. Questions? Email ssottosa@jjc.edu
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Tags: Just for Fun, About JJC

7 DIY Projects To Get You Ready for Fall Semester

Posted by Sam Ritz on Aug 6, 2018 8:08:00 AM

Are you creative? Love do-it-yourself (DIY) crafts? Want to stay occupied before classes begin in just a few short weeks? Look no further than this blog, where we list seven DIY projects that will get you ready for fall semester

JJC fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 20. Haven't had the chance to apply? There's still time! Visit jjc.edu/apply.

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Tags: Just for Fun, For New Students

5 Tasty Summer Treats You Can Get at the JJC Cafeteria

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jun 25, 2018 8:04:00 AM

Finding it hard to tolerate the summer heat? Stop by the Wolves Den Cafeteria for a refreshing treat! Whether you're at JJC for the summer semester and need a break in between classes or you're stopping by to check out the campus before you start this fall, the cafeteria is open and ready to satisfy your summer cravings.

Check out the top five tasty summer treats you can get at the cafeteria below.

Note: Wolves Den Cafeteria summer hours are Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Tags: Summer, Just for Fun, Community

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

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

Note: This blog references summer 2018. Please view our most recent "just-for-fun" classes blog here.

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: About JJC, Just for Fun, Summer, Community

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: About JJC, Just for Fun

7 Nearby Places to Visit During Spring Break

Posted by Sam Ritz on Mar 5, 2018 8:12:00 AM

Spring break will be here before you know it! If you don't have a trip planned, but you're still looking for something fun to do locally, we've got you covered. We've listed seven things you can do for fun within a 60-mile radius of JJC below. 

Enjoy your spring break! 

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Tags: Just for Fun, Holidays, Community

5 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

Posted by Sam Ritz on Feb 5, 2018 8:10:00 AM

February is Black History Month - a time to celebrate diversity, create awareness and honor the African Americans who have played significant roles in U.S. history, from Harriet Tubman to Martin Luther King, Jr.

There are so many ways you can celebrate - take a look at our list below for some ideas.

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Tags: Just for Fun, Holidays

5 Helpful Apps for Students

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jan 22, 2018 8:10:00 AM

Did you know that smartphone users spend 52 percent of their digital media time on mobile apps? 
From studying to planning, money management and stress relief, we've listed five apps that will help you succeed in college below. Take a look!

Not a JJC student? Apply today - late start classes are still available.

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, Just for Fun

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