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

Why Juell Lagonero Belongs at JJC

Why Ashley Ruiz Belongs at JJC

4 HVAC Tips to Prepare for Winter

5 Places to Enjoy Fall at JJC

4 Meditation Tips to Stay Mindful This Semester

4 Places of Interest to Visit on Main Campus

JJC Social Media Accounts You Must Follow

8 Local Ice Cream Events to Enjoy This Summer

5 Ways to Prepare for the College and Career Fair

10 Topics to Explore This Summer in Non-credit Courses

5 Emotions You'll Experience on Graduation Day

10 Mental Health Tips to Remember for Finals

Quiz: Test Your Knowledge About the First Community College

6 Financial Support Resources for Students

4 In-Demand Careers You Can Train for at JJC

7 Pop-Culture Inspired Majors for Undecided Students

How to Use Cleared4 Health Verification System

10 Fun Clubs You Can Join at JJC

4 Ways Disability Services is Assisting Students

4 Ways the Library Can Prepare You for College

7 Car Preps Before That Next Road Trip

A Guide to Guided Academic Pathways

5 New Continuing Ed Classes to Explore This Summer

Early Years of JJC’s Night School: 4 Fascinating Facts

5 Emotions You'll Experience on Graduation Day

5 Ways to Care For Your Emotional Wellness

6 Tips For Hosting a COVID-Safe Gathering

5 Historical Photos of America’s First Public Community College

How To Apply for JJC Scholarships

How to Take in JJC’s Virtual Arts Scene

The Value of Apprenticeships

Celebrating Black History Month at JJC

5 Jobs Poised for Growth This Decade

4 Reasons We've Remained Thankful in 2020

How to Get an Affordable College Education

The Small Business Guide to Thriving in a Pandemic

5 Reasons to “Explore JJC” During Virtual Fair Oct. 19

5 Handy Tips for Learning 3D Printing

9 Answers For Students Seeking High School Equivalency, ESL

JJC’s Fall Flex Start Classes: When and Why You Should Enroll

5 Things Job Seekers Should Know About JJC Workforce Development

JJC Chefs Share Their Fruit-Inspired Drinks

Your Guide to JJC’s New On-Campus Safety Procedures

5 In-Demand Careers You Can Train for at JJC

Online Success: How Students Can Navigate Remote Learning

Summer To-Do List: Make Your Own Face Mask

7 Fun Non-Credit Virtual Classes You Can Take (Summer 2020)

JJC's Fall 2020 Semester: Your Guide on Registration, Operations

Take a Study Break: 5 Outdoor Social Distancing Activities You Can Do This Summer

How JJC Professors Modified Their Courses for Online Learning

What You Can Learn About JJC By Taking the Virtual Tour

How JJC Students Can Seamlessly Transfer to a Four-Year School

JJC Students Speak Out About Online Learning During Pandemic

By the Numbers: How JJC Services Are Assisting Students Remotely

5 Things You Can Do to Help Adjust to Online Learning

Spring Semester Restart at JJC Underway - Here’s What to Know

Spring Break Plans and Tips From Students

How JJC Student Athletes Balance Academics and Sports

10 Resources Enhancing Student Success at JJC’s Romeoville Campus

11 Indoor Study and Lounge Areas at JJC

7 Helpful Websites and Apps for Students

10 Scholarships Future and Current JJC Students Can Apply For

4 JJC Resources to Help Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions in Check

5 JJC Resources That Can Help You Choose a Major

6 Safety Tips For Winter Driving

10 Habits to Stay Healthy this Flu Season

5 Convenient Services Available Through the JJC Bookstore

5 Ways to Save Money This Holiday Season

6 Mouthwatering Holiday Recipes From JJC’s Culinary Team

4 JJC Resources You Can Take Advantage of to Excel in Class

5 Reasons You Should Seek a Career as a Radiologic Technologist

5 Things You Didn't Know About Medical Assisting

Understanding FAFSA: 5 Things to Know When Applying for Financial Aid

3 Advantages of Taking a Flex Start Class

10 Ways JJC Students, Community Members Can Utilize the Library’s Services

10 JJC Certificates to Help You Advance at Work

5 Reasons Why JJC's Fitness Center is Better Than Your Average Gym

10 "Just-For-Fun" Non-Credit Classes You Can Take in Fall 2019

How to Make This Your Best Year Yet

7 Ways College is Different From High School (And Why That's a Good Thing)

5 Tips for Undecided Students

Why Going to College Online is a Smart Idea and How You Can Get Started at JJC

5 Non-Credit Certificates You Can Earn at JJC That Will Land You A Job

5 Best Gen Eds to Take This Summer

JJC Students Study Abroad in Costa Rica

10 "Just-For-Fun" Non-Credit Classes You Can Take (Summer 2019)

5 Emotions You'll Experience on Graduation Day

QUIZ: How Should You Spend the Summer?

5 Ways College Has Changed You (For the Better)

7 Hobbies for Students

Your JJC Bucket List

How to Get Ready for Life at Your Four-Year University

Spring Cleaning Tips

Alums Show Appreciation for JJC on Twitter

3 Steps to Apply for Scholarships

5 Things to Work on During Spring Break

3 Projects to Create in the MakerLab

5 Research Tips for Students

7 Interesting Photos Discovered in JJC Yearbooks

Why You Should Know About JJC's Flex Start Classes

7 Goals To Set This Semester

5 New Year's Resolutions Students Can Commit To

It's Finals Week... Now What?

10 "Just-For-Fun" Non-Credit Classes You Can Take This Spring

5 Snacks to Eat While Studying

Why JJC is Thankful for Awesome Students Like You

5 Unique Careers You Can Get with a JJC Degree

Which Classic Halloween Costume Best Suits You Based on Your Major?

10 Instagram-Worthy Shots Around Campus

10 Things You Didn't Know About JJC Testing Services

Financial Aid Facts & Stats

5 Things You Need to Know About Transferring Your College Credits to JJC

How to Manage Mental Health in College

Guess the JJC Location

5 Things to Spot on JJC's Nature Trails

JJC Scavenger Hunt

10 Best Kept Secrets for New Students

7 DIY Projects To Get You Ready for Fall Semester

Why Career-Based Education is Thriving & 5 Careers You Can Train For at JJC

5 Tasty Summer Treats You Can Get at the JJC Cafeteria

10 Questions to Ask Your Professor

How to Balance School with Fun this Summer

5 Benefits of Online Classes

You're Graduating... Now What?

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

5 Things You Didn't Know About Community Colleges

What to Look For in a Transfer School

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

10 Famous JJC Alumni

5 Steps to Graduate

15 JJC Certificates You Can Earn in One Year or Less

7 Nearby Places to Visit During Spring Break

Money Management Tips

Social Media Tips & Tricks

5 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

5 Reasons Why College is Worth the Money

5 Helpful Apps for Students

7 Ways to Focus Your Mind

QUIZ: What Should I Study?

9 Awesome Gifts You Can Afford on a College Student Budget

5 Reasons Why Making Your Payment Now is Important

7 Ways to Make Studying for Finals Fun

5 Places to Volunteer in the Joliet Area

6 Things You Didn't Know About the New and Improved MyJJC

5 Writing Tips for Students

11 Most Popular JJC Majors

5 Local, In-Demand Career Education Jobs You Can Get with a JJC Degree

5 Workout Tips

Your Midterm Study Checklist

10 Things College Students Can Get for Free or at a Discount

Student Loan Myths: Busted!

Why Dual Credit is the Best Thing for Your College Career

Undecided? Choose One of These Up-and-Coming Fields

7 of the Happiest Jobs You Can Get with a JJC Degree

7 Things You Didn't Know About JJC's Extended Campuses

10 Unique Classes You Can Take at JJC

10 Tips for First Time Adult Students

A Study Abroad Experience in Japan

5 Life Hacks for JJC Students

Visiting China: A Study Abroad Experience

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

5 Books to Read this Summer

How to Do Well in Your Summer Class (Even Though it's Only 6 Weeks Long)

5 Reasons to Attend the Joliet Regional Job Fair

11 Hot Careers You Can Study for at JJC

Q&A: The Bopp Family Shares Their Unique Graduation Story

JJC Chefs Share Mouthwatering Cinco De Mayo Recipes

10 Reasons Why You Should Take a Summer Class

Common Scholarship Myths - Busted

13 Services JJC Offers You That You Didn't Know About

6 Ways to Unwind and Relieve Stress

7 Superhero-like Jobs You Can Get with a JJC Degree

Your Spring Break Bucket List (on the Cheap)

7 Ways to Know You've Chosen the Right Major

How to Start Your Summer Internship Search

Top 5 JJC Outings for Couples (or BFFs)

8 Best Part Time Jobs for Students

JJC Hospitality Alums Share Secrets of Success

6 Ways Emojis Sum Up Life at JJC

10 Motivators to Get You Through Second Semester

9 Relaxing Things to Do During Your Winter Break

Best Gift Ideas for Students

6 Strange (But Useful) Ways to Prepare for Finals

Money Saving Hacks

What Are You Thankful For?

How to Start Your Transfer School Search NOW

5 JJC Resources for Veterans

JJC: For Students, Not-for-Profit

13 Things You Didn't Know About Your JJC Professors

Seven Memes That Describe Life Around Midterms

Eight In-Demand, High Paying Jobs You Can Get with a JJC Degree

10 Things to Know About Kathleen Duong, JJC Student Trustee

JJC Students Study Abroad in Morocco

How to Navigate Mainstreet

NEW: Sign up for JJC Reminders and Get Them Sent Straight to Your Phone

Gotta Catch 'Em All (at JJC)!

15 Rites of Passage for JJC Students

What to Expect Your First Semester at JJC

Why Attending Community College is One of the Smartest Decisions You Can Make

Celebrate JJC's 115 Year Anniversary Through Photos