JJC Blog

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

7 Goals To Set This Semester

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jan 14, 2019 8:01:00 AM

Did you know that goal setting decreases procrastination and helps you focus? It may seem like something small, but working toward a goal is a powerful tool for productivity. Even if your goal is simple (like practicing meditation once a week or to drink more water), you'll still benefit because you're establishing healthy habits.  

Want to create a goal for this semester? Take a look at our list below for ideas!

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Tags: Just for Fun, Tips & Tricks

5 New Year's Resolutions Students Can Commit To

Posted by Sam Ritz on Dec 17, 2018 8:09:00 AM

By February, 80 percent of people will have already given up on their New Year's resolutions.

Want to stick to yours? Be specific with the goals you set - and make them easy. Our list below tweaks five common New Year's resolutions to make them more manageable for students. 

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Tags: Just for Fun, Tips & Tricks

It's Finals Week... Now What?

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

It's Finals Week, which means winter break is that much closer!

But while you're still here, there are a few things we hope you'll keep in mind. Take a look at our list below to see what we suggest you do during your last week of 2018 classes.

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

5 Snacks to Eat While Studying

Posted by Sam Ritz on Nov 26, 2018 8:08:00 AM

Whether you're studying for finals or prepping for a big test, you're going to need to eat. I mean... these are facts.

Read on to see five snacks that you can munch on as you hit the books.

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Tags: Just for Fun, Tips & Tricks

Financial Aid Facts & Stats

Posted by Sam Ritz on Oct 8, 2018 9:54:00 AM

Financial aid is a necessity for the more than 70 percent of college students that apply for the FAFSA each year. Below, we break down some facts and stats about the FAFSA (and other types of aid) that might enlighten you as you embark on your financial aid journey this October. 

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Tags: About JJC, Tips & Tricks, Money Saving Tips

How to Manage Mental Health in College

Posted by Sam Ritz on Sep 24, 2018 8:08:00 AM

Did you know that 85 percent of college students reported feeling overwhelmed in 2015? On top of that, about 40 million adults suffer from some type of anxiety disorder, with 75 percent experiencing their first symptoms by age 22.

It's no secret that college students have a lot on their plate. If you ever find yourself stressed, anxious or depressed, JJC is here to help. Take a look at the tips we've listed below and consider attending one of our wellness workshops this fall. 

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

10 Best Kept Secrets for New Students

Posted by Sam Ritz on Aug 20, 2018 8:08:00 AM

If you're new to JJC, you probably already know that we have a Tutoring and Learning Center, a Career Services Center and First Year Experience counselors to help guide you as you begin your journey here.

But did you know that if you accidentally leave your textbook at home, you can check out a copy  at the JJC Library

Find out more about this best kept secret and nine others below! 

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

10 Questions to Ask Your Professor

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jun 11, 2018 8:24:00 AM

Want to get the most out of your JJC class? We've come up with a list of questions you can ask your professor that will not only help you succeed, but may also help you in your future career. Take a look below!

Not registered for classes this summer? There's still one session left beginning July 2!
Register via MyJJC or apply at jjc.edu/apply. View available classes at jjc.edu/SummerClassSchedule.

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, For New Students

How to Balance School with Fun this Summer

Posted by Sam Ritz on May 21, 2018 8:14:00 AM

Are you on the fence about taking summer classes because you aren't sure if you'll have enough time for fun? Set your worries aside - because there are easy ways to create a schoolwork/life balance! Take a look at our five tips to see how easily you can balance school with fun this summer. 

Not registered for summer classes? There's still time!

JJC's Summer Sessions for 2018
Summer Session I: May 21 (six weeks)
Summer Session II: June 4 
(eight weeks)
Summer Session III: July 2 
(six weeks)

To register, visit MyJJC or contact the Registration Office.
Not a student yet? Visit jjc.edu/apply.

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, Summer

5 Benefits of Online Classes

Posted by Sam Ritz on May 14, 2018 8:08:00 AM

Did you know that 29 percent of students across the country enrolled in an online or hybrid class program in 2017, according to an online education study

If you've never taken an online class before, consider testing one out this summer (classes are only six to eight weeks long). Visit jjc.edu/makeithappen to learn more about how you can apply or register.

In the meantime, read on to learn why online classes are so beneficial:

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, For New Students