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

7 Pop-Culture Inspired Majors for Undecided Students

Posted by Katie Newberry on Oct 25, 2021 8:03:00 AM

If you’re one of the many college students that still doesn’t know what you want to be when you grow up, that’s okay! You are already on the right path if you are attending a community college. You’ll get your gen ed classes out of the way while figuring out what interests you. For those who intend to transfer to a four-year school later on, this will save you time and money along your journey.  

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Tags: For New Students, Careers, Just for Fun, About JJC, Student Services, Majors, Automotive

10 Fun Clubs You Can Join at JJC

Posted by Katie Newberry on Sep 20, 2021 8:22:33 AM

Welcome to a new semester! Now that you’ve had some time to adjust to your new courses, it might be a good time to get involved on campus. The Office of Student Activities (OSA) is a great place to start looking for clubs and events. With over 30 clubs and honor societies, there’s plenty to get involved in. Here are a few of the many clubs you can join. 

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Tags: For New Students, Just for Fun, About JJC, Student Services, Theatre, Art

4 Ways Disability Services is Assisting Students

Posted by Logan Kap on Aug 23, 2021 8:08:00 AM

The Disability Services Office at Joliet Junior College is committed to providing students with disabilities equal access to education.

Students register with the office to determine eligibility for accommodations, which support students’ access to resources and assist in their academic journey. Here, we spotlight four ways that Disability Services is assisting students.

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Tags: For New Students, About JJC, Student Services, Disability Services

4 Ways the Library Can Prepare You for College

Posted by Logan Kap on Aug 9, 2021 8:26:26 AM

With the fall semester approaching, many students are beginning to think about the transition back to classes. Whether you are new to college or a returning student, it’s important to be prepared for the semester, especially given the challenges from the pandemic this past year. The Joliet Junior College Library wants to make that transition as seamless as possible.

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Tags: For New Students, Just for Fun, About JJC, Community, Student Services, History

A Guide to Guided Academic Pathways

Posted by Katie Newberry on Jul 12, 2021 8:03:00 AM

Joliet Junior Collegeoffers nine guided academic pathways for students to choose from. But what is a pathway? Pathways separate career clusters into easy-to-understand groupings, allowing students to choose a major based on their interests and strengths. This allows students to complete their degree on time, save money and reduces duplication of courses if they change their major. It also helps with advising to make sure that students are on the right path to graduating on time.  

Watch our video for an explainer on pathways, and read more on each of these nine groupings. 

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Tags: For New Students, Careers, About JJC, Majors, Healthcare, Radiologic Technology, Culinary

5 Ways to Care For Your Emotional Wellness

Posted by Scott Harvey on May 3, 2021 8:07:00 AM

May marks Mental Health Awareness Month. And as we continue to navigate through this pandemic, it's a great time to take stock of your emotional wellness. JJC’s Student Wellness Program – Mental Health can help!

It is easy to forget to take care of not only our physical self but our emotional self. Often during periods of change and adjustment, many will put themselves on the backburner and sometimes even forget to take care of their basic needs of nutrition, sleep, and activity. Here are five basic ways to take care of your emotional wellness, courtesy of JJC’s Student Wellness Program – Mental Health.

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Tags: About JJC, JJC Experts, Online Learning, Mental Health

5 Historical Photos of America’s First Public Community College

Posted by Katie Newberry on Apr 5, 2021 8:12:00 AM

Joliet Junior College was founded in 1901 and is the oldest public community college in the United States. Throughout its 120-year existence, many students and staff have come through the doors to shape JJC’s rich history.  

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Tags: Just for Fun, About JJC, Community, History

The Value of Apprenticeships

Posted by Katie Newberry on Feb 22, 2021 8:02:00 AM

As part of a three-year grant, Joliet Junior College is supporting local businesses and students by growing the number of registered apprenticeshipsThe $140,000 grant from the American Association of Community Colleges, with funding from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), aims to create 150 apprentices.  

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Tags: In-Demand Jobs, For New Students, Careers, About JJC, Community

Celebrating Black History Month at JJC

Posted by Katie Newberry on Feb 8, 2021 8:06:00 AM

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the barriers that the Black community has brokenexpress pride in what it means to be Black and to honor the impact of Black Americans on U.S. historyFebruary was chosen as Black History Month because the birthdays of abolitionists Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln fall during the month. It's also the month that the NAACP was founded. 

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Tags: Just for Fun, Holidays, About JJC, Community

5 Jobs Poised for Growth This Decade

Posted by Katie Newberry on Jan 11, 2021 8:13:00 AM

The coronavirus pandemic has affected employment in nearly every industry, some more than others. Fields like healthcare and technology are thriving, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projecting that jobs in these areas will increase from now through 2029. However, healthcare and technology aren’t the only fields that are seeing success, many business fields are expected to grow as well.  

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Tags: In-Demand Jobs, Careers, About JJC, Majors, Healthcare