JJC Blog

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

Why Taking Summer Classes is the Smartest Thing You Can Do in College

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 30, 2018 8:05:00 AM

What are your summer plans?

Whether you want to go on a weekend road trip, visit an amusement park or spend time reading, consider adding "take a JJC class" to this summer's bucket list. In fact, choosing to take a class this summer may be the smartest thing you do as college student. Check out why below!

JJC's Summer Sessions for 2019
Summer Session I: May 20 (six weeks)
Summer Session II: June 3 
(eight weeks)
Summer Session III: July 1 
(six weeks)

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

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

What to Look For in a Transfer School

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 16, 2018 8:23:55 AM

Question: When is the best time to start thinking about transfer schools?
Answer: Right now!
(And yes, this answer is the same whether you are a current or future JJC student!)

Since every school has different requirements when it comes to transferring, the sooner you know where you want to go, the more strategic you can be when taking classes at JJC. If you have questions or need help with the transfer process, attend a JJC Transfer Information Session to get your questions answered. And in the meantime, take a look at our list below as you conduct your transfer school research.

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, For New Students

5 Steps to Graduate

Posted by Sam Ritz on Mar 26, 2018 8:05:00 AM

It's hard to believe, but graduation is only a few short weeks away - and after all the effort you've put in, we bet you can't wait to walk across the stage to accept your diploma! But even though you're working hard to finish strong, we don't want you to forget to complete the important steps you need to take before the big day, such as applying for graduation by the March 30 deadline.

Check out our list below to make sure you have all your ducks in a row.

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Tags: About JJC, Tips & Tricks

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: Tips & Tricks, Money Saving Tips

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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Tags: Tips & Tricks

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: Tips & Tricks, Careers, Money Saving Tips

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

7 Ways to Focus Your Mind

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jan 12, 2018 1:59:00 PM

Is your brain still on "vacation mode" after a long winter break? Are you worried that you're going to find it hard to concentrate, at least at the beginning of this new semester? According to Psychology Today, you're not alone - the "post vacation" blues are a real thing.

But the good news is you can overcome them! To help you transition into second semester, we've compiled a list of tips to help you start the year off fresh - whether this is your first semester or your last. Good luck!

Haven't applied to JJC yet? Late start classes are still available. Apply here.

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Tags: Community, Tips & Tricks

5 Writing Tips for Students

Posted by Sam Ritz on Nov 6, 2017 8:06:02 AM

Whether you have a five-page essay due, or you're participating in NaNoWriMo this November at the JJC Library, 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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Tags: Tips & Tricks

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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Tags: Tips & Tricks, Community