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

Why Ashley Ruiz Belongs at JJC

Posted by Amanda Wijangco on Feb 28, 2023 8:45:00 AM

Joliet Junior College is a place to grow, to learn, to challenge yourself, to meet friends and to connect with mentors. It's where you belong.

Our students, faculty, staff and community members all feel a sense of belonging at JJC for different reasons. In our new #BelongAtJJC blog series, we're featuring a JJC student or employee and sharing why they belong.

First up is nursing student, Wiley's Pack student influencer and student ambassador Ashley Ruiz.

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Tags: Student Voices, #BelongAtJJC, Wiley's Pack, Student Ambassadors

4 HVAC Tips to Prepare for Winter

Posted by Amanda Wijangco on Nov 21, 2022 9:08:18 AM

Temperatures are dropping. Snow has fallen, and the trees across campus are losing leaves. Winter is coming, and Joliet Junior College HVAC professor Juan Aguilar is ready to help you prepare for the Midwestern cold and stay warm indoors.

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, JJC Experts

5 Places to Enjoy Fall at JJC

Posted by Amanda Wijangco on Oct 24, 2022 9:22:15 AM

The weather is cooler. Green leaves are transforming into golden orange and yellow hues. Corn is being harvested, and Halloween is almost here. It’s definitely autumn at JJC!

Whether you want to enjoy the weather, the foliage or would prefer to stay indoors, Joliet Junior College has a way for you to indulge in the changing season.

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Tags: For New Students, Just for Fun, Holidays

4 Meditation Tips to Stay Mindful This Semester

Posted by Amanda Wijangco on Sep 19, 2022 11:10:25 AM

Meditation is often associated with yoga or sitting on the ground with closed eyes, but it’s much more than that. The Joliet Junior College Sustainability Union defines meditation as being mindful of what’s going on in your head and around you.

As we head deeper into the school year and work and stress piles on, it’s important to be mindful and take the time to meditate. Continue reading for tips and tricks from our Sustainability Union to improve your mindfulness this semester.

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, Mental Health

4 Places of Interest to Visit on Main Campus

Posted by Amanda Wijangco on Aug 22, 2022 9:09:43 AM

As an institution of higher learning, Joliet Junior College’s Main Campus is full of classrooms, collaborative spaces, and offices for student support and resources. But Main Campus has much more to offer just steps away from your classrooms.

Continue reading to learn about places to visit and resources to take advantage of on JJC’s Main Campus.

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Tags: For New Students, Just for Fun, About JJC

JJC Social Media Accounts You Must Follow

Posted by Amanda Wijangco on Jul 25, 2022 7:48:10 AM

Nowadays some people check social media more than their email, and we understand that. The most vital information about college operations and your classes will be sent to your emails, but our social media accounts across the entire college are still full of important, valuable and entertaining information and content.

Here are five must-follow JJC departments to add to your social media feed:

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Tags: For New Students, Just for Fun, Social Media

8 Local Ice Cream Events to Enjoy This Summer

Posted by Amanda Wijangco on Jun 27, 2022 8:45:00 AM

Summer has officially arrived, and its hot and humid temperatures are in full swing. Ice cream is a delicious way for all ages to beat the heat. So cool down and explore our district with these local ice cream events in July — which is National Ice Cream Month — and August.

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Tags: Just for Fun, Summer, Community

5 Ways to Prepare for the College and Career Fair

Posted by Scott Harvey on Jun 13, 2022 8:13:00 AM

As semesters end and seasons change new opportunities for personal and professional growth emerge. Graduating students may be updating their resumes and looking at transfer options as new job opportunities spring up and enrollment periods open. At Joliet Junior College, each summer there’s a chance to explore both at the Joliet Regional College and Career Fair, June 15 from 2-6 p.m. It takes place inside the Event Center at Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet. The fair is open to JJC students, alumni and community members.

Dozens of employers and four-year colleges and universities will be in attendance to share information, answer questions and even provide on-site interviews. Here are five things you can do to prepare for Wednesday’s fair and future job and academic advancement opportunities.

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Tags: In-Demand Jobs, Transfer, Resume, Job Fair

10 Topics to Explore This Summer in Non-credit Courses

Posted by Amanda Wijangco on May 30, 2022 8:45:00 AM

Although Joliet Junior College offers courses for degrees and certificates, the learning doesn’t end there. We also have plenty of non-credit continuing education courses to encourage lifelong learning for all ages.

Whether you’re looking for career training opportunities, exploring a new work field or simply want to learn a fun, new skill, JJC’s Corporate & Community Services has something for you! Read on to see some topics you can learn about without the pressure of grades this summer.

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Tags: Summer, Corporate and Community Services, Continuing Education

5 Emotions You'll Experience on Graduation Day

Posted by Scott Harvey on May 16, 2022 8:12:00 AM

After two years of navigating virtual and drive-thru graduation ceremonies, Joliet Junior College is excited to return to a traditional format this year to celebrate the Class of 2022! JJC is holding two in-person ceremonies at our Event Center at Main Campus on Friday, May 20.

With two ceremonies, the college can maintain social distancing and also provide each graduate with four tickets for their family and friends. Masks will be optional. Those who wish to wear a mask are encouraged to do so. The afternoon ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m., with the evening ceremony starting at 6:30 p.m. The college’s graduation page details the times that specific degrees and certificates will be awarded. 

No doubt the emotions will be high for our students as they prepare to take the next steps in their academic and career journeys. Which of these emotions do you think you'll identify with when the moment arrives? 

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Tags: Just for Fun, graduation, JJC Alumni