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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

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

10 Mental Health Tips to Remember for Finals

Posted by Amanda Wijangco on May 2, 2022 8:45:00 AM

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and finals are just around the corner. So now is the perfect time to place extra focus on your well-being.

Joliet Junior College’s student wellness advocates from the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities have several tips to help you manage your stress, especially as the semester is coming to a close.

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, Mental Health

6 Financial Support Resources for Students

Posted by Amanda Wijangco on Apr 4, 2022 8:45:00 AM

While community colleges already carry fewer costs than four-year colleges and universities, Joliet Junior College is committed to supporting students facing any financial challenge. Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and payment plans are available, but did you know about these other existing and new resources?

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Tags: Money Saving Tips, For New Students, Tips & Tricks, About JJC, Student Services, Financial Aid, FAFSA, Scholarships