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

7 Hobbies for Students

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 22, 2019 8:03:00 AM

Did you know that having a hobby can boost work performance, reduce stress and improve physical health? According to science, hobbies are a great way to increase both personal and professional success. 

Thinking of picking up a new hobby? Check out our list below for seven inexpensive hobbies that are perfect for college students and their busy schedules.

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Tags: Just for Fun

Your JJC Bucket List

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 15, 2019 8:08:00 AM

Whether you are graduating in May or you'll be back here again in the fall, we've created the ultimate bucket list for our students below. 

Can you say you've done it all? 

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Tags: Just for Fun, About JJC

Alums Show Appreciation for JJC on Twitter

Posted by Sam Ritz on Mar 25, 2019 8:08:00 AM

Attending community college is one of the smartest decisions you can make for your future. This is a sentiment that New York Magazine and Huffpost reporter Yashar Ali knows all too well. In a tweet from March 14, he asked other Twitter users to express their love for community colleges - and several of our very own JJC alums replied. 

See a few of the tweets below - and thank you to all of our wonderful alums for giving us a shout out! 

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Tags: Just for Fun, About JJC, Community

3 Projects to Create in the MakerLab

Posted by Sam Ritz on Feb 25, 2019 8:02:00 AM

Did you know that JJC has its very own MakerLab?

Packed with cool equipment (most notably 3D printers), the lab is an environment for both students and the community to create almost anything they want using materials like filament, craft plywood, acrylic sheets, vinyl and more. Note: Anyone can tour or visit the MakerLab during regular hours, but to use the equipment in the lab, you must be a MakerLab member.

Wondering what you can make? Take a look below!

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Tags: Just for Fun, About JJC, Community

7 Interesting Photos Discovered in JJC Yearbooks

Posted by Sam Ritz on Feb 4, 2019 8:05:00 AM

If you're a JJC student, there's at least one thing you have in common with the Lost Generation (those born 1883 to 1900): you attend the same community college as they did.

JJC has been in operation since 1901, and as the very first community college in the U.S., there's nearly 120 years of history in its grasp. Want to take a stroll down memory lane? Keep scrolling for seven interesting snip-its from the past, discovered in JJC yearbooks and other archives.

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Tags: Just for Fun, About JJC, Community

7 Goals To Set This Semester

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jan 14, 2019 8:01:00 AM

Did you know that goal setting decreases procrastination and helps you focus? It may seem like something small, but working toward a goal is a powerful tool for productivity. Even if your goal is simple (like practicing meditation once a week or to drink more water), you'll still benefit because you're establishing healthy habits.  

Want to create a goal for this semester? Take a look at our list below for ideas!

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Tags: For New Students, Tips & Tricks, Just for Fun

5 New Year's Resolutions Students Can Commit To

Posted by Sam Ritz on Dec 17, 2018 8:09:00 AM

By February, 80 percent of people will have already given up on their New Year's resolutions.

Want to stick to yours? Be specific with the goals you set - and make them easy. Our list below tweaks five common New Year's resolutions to make them more manageable for students. 

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, Just for Fun

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

Posted by Sam Ritz on Dec 3, 2018 8:02:00 AM

 

Looking for something fun to do next semester? Take a non-credit class at JJC! JJC's continuing education courses are fun and interest-based, meant more for enjoyment than a grade. These classes, which are open to both students and community members, cover a wide range of topics which include cooking, music, crafts and more. They are offered every semester.

Take a look at our list below where we list ten "just-for-fun" classes you can take this spring!

To find out more about non-credit classes at JJC, visit our website at jjc.edu/LLC. Our Spring 2019 Community & Continuing Education catalog will be available online Dec. 10. If you would like to register or request additional information before that time, please call our office at (815) 280-1555.

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Tags: Just for Fun, About JJC, Community

5 Snacks to Eat While Studying

Posted by Sam Ritz on Nov 26, 2018 8:08:00 AM

Whether you're studying for finals or prepping for a big test, you're going to need to eat. I mean... these are facts.

Read on to see five snacks that you can munch on as you hit the books.

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, Just for Fun

Why JJC is Thankful for Awesome Students Like You

Posted by Sam Ritz on Nov 19, 2018 8:02:00 AM

Did you know that being thankful improves your physical and psychological health and it even helps you sleep better at night? According to science, studies revealed that gratitude contributes to these findings and more - such as higher self-esteem, strengthened relationships and the list goes on.

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we wanted you to know how thankful we are for you: our awesome students! Take a look at our list to see why we appreciate you:

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Tags: Just for Fun, Holidays