JJC Blog

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

Money Management Tips

Posted by Sam Ritz on Feb 26, 2018 8:15:00 AM

Whether you're age 18 or 38, keeping a balanced budget is tricky - especially if you're in college and juggling multiple costs. 

According to a Gallup poll, only 30 percent of Americans keep a regular household budget. If you don't have a budget (but would like to create one), we've gathered a few helpful tips that will get you started below. 

Questions about your financial aid? Visit jjc.edu/financial-aid.

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Tags: Money Saving Tips, Tips & Tricks

Social Media Tips & Tricks

Posted by Sam Ritz on Feb 12, 2018 10:52:00 AM

Did you know that more than 70 percent of employers look up their applicants on social media? If you're nearing graduation, there's no better time than the present to start adjusting the way you use social media so you'll have a better chance at landing the perfect job. 

Read on for five social media tips and tricks below.

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5 Reasons Why College is Worth the Money

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jan 29, 2018 9:08:00 AM

It's no secret that college can be expensive - but it's also an investment in your future. When you spend money on classes to obtain a degree, remember that you're doing it to give yourself a huge advantage in the workforce.

How huge? You may be surprised to learn how valuable a college degree really is - even if you're only planning on getting an associate degree. Take a look at five reasons why college is a good idea despite the high cost below. 

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Tags: Money Saving Tips, Careers, Tips & Tricks

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

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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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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Why Dual Credit is the Best Thing for Your College Career

Posted by Sam Ritz on Sep 11, 2017 8:08:31 AM


Want to earn college credit in high school without leaving your high school campus? Joliet Junior College dual credit classes are high school courses that count toward your college degree. That's right - one class can count toward both your high school diploma and your college degree, even if you're not planning on attending JJC after graduation.

Take a look at our list below to see why dual credit classes are a great idea. 

Want to learn more about dual credit classes at your high school? Visit jjc.edu/getting-started/admissions/dual-credit.

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Tags: For New Students, Tips & Tricks

10 Tips for First Time Adult Students

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jul 31, 2017 8:37:00 AM

We get it. Coming back to school as an adult is a little nerve-wracking - but it's totally worth it, especially if you're studying for something you're passionate about or working toward a career that will help make a better life for you and your family.

JJC is the perfect choice for adult students not only because it's one of the most affordable options out there (check our tuition rates here), but also because it offers flexible schedules (evening/weekend classes; online and hybrid options), and multiple campus locations (Joliet, City Center, Romeoville, Morris).

Planning on attending JJC as an adult student this fall? Check out ten tips for success below.

Want to apply? Click here.
Need to register for classes? Click here.

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Tags: For New Students, Tips & Tricks

5 Life Hacks for JJC Students

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jul 10, 2017 8:11:56 AM

You can find new "life hack" ideas around every corner of the internet - from putting pancake batter into a ketchup bottle to placing tea bags in your shoes to absorb the odor. But did you know that there are life hacks just for JJC students, too? Check out five of them below!


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7 Reasons Why JJC is the Best Place to Start Your Education

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jun 12, 2017 8:29:38 AM

Thinking about college?

Consider JJC: an option that's not only close to home, but also a great fit for anyone, whether you're a graduating high school senior, an adult looking for a fresh start or still undecided. Check out our list below for seven reasons why JJC is the perfect choice.

Still not sure? Summer classes are still available - try one out and see how you like it on campus! 
Summer Session III begins July 3. Apply here for free, then register for classes via MyJJC! Call (815) 280-2493 for questions.


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