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

10 Habits to Stay Healthy this Flu Season

Posted by Katie Newberry on Dec 9, 2019 8:08:00 AM

Unfortunately, flu season is upon us and illnesses spread quickly this time of the year. With some help from Joliet Junior College’s nursing faculty members, we’ve compiled a list of ways to help you, and the people around you, stay healthy this winter. 

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Tags: Careers, Tips & Tricks, Community, Healthcare, JJC Experts

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

Posted by Katie Newberry on Nov 4, 2019 8:04:00 AM

Even though the semester is winding down, it might not be easy to see the light at the end of the tunnel. This can be especially true if you’ve received midterm grades that did not meet your expectations or you’re anxious about looming final exams. And don’t forget about the upcoming holidays which can cause even the calmest people a lot of stress! But don't worry, JJC offers resources to help you excel in your classes and minimize stress.  

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Tags: For New Students, Tips & Tricks, About JJC

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

Posted by Sam Ritz on Sep 16, 2019 8:08:00 AM

Have you ever signed up for a gym membership, but your plans to use it flew out the window? 

While there are so many great benefits to joining a gym, consider JJC's Fitness Center instead - it may be a better fit for your busy lifestyle as a student. Take a look at five reasons why the Fitness Center (located on Main Campus, G-1018) is better than your average gym below.

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, About JJC, Student Services

How to Make This Your Best Year Yet

Posted by Sam Ritz on Aug 19, 2019 8:08:00 AM

With the start of a new school year comes the opportunity for a new beginning. Are you ready for a new, transformative year?

Take a look at a few tips below to see how you can make this your best year yet!

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, About JJC

5 Tips for Undecided Students

Posted by Sam Ritz on Aug 5, 2019 8:05:00 AM

Are you undecided? You're not alone! Between 20-50 percent of college students across the country are stressing over the same question: what should I major in? 

Being undecided isn't a bad thing. In fact, some studies (like this one from InsideHigherEd) suggest that those who wait to declare a major are more likely to graduate than those who declare majors right away. 

So, if you're undecided, don't stress! Instead, take a look at the tips we outline below - and perhaps as you work on your general education requirements this year, your decision will become clear.

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Tags: Tips & Tricks

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

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jul 29, 2019 8:04:00 AM

Did you know that JJC offers more and more online classes every year? This fall, there will be 350+ online class choices available in almost every area of study. Thinking about taking all your classes online? JJC offers multiple degree and certificate options where you can do just that! Read below to learn why going to college online is a smart idea and how you can get started at JJC. 

Not sure how you feel about online classes? Check out this blog to learn five amazing benefits.

Fall semester begins Aug. 19, with flex start options in September and October. Apply now.

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Tags: For New Students, Tips & Tricks

5 Best Gen Eds to Take This Summer

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jun 17, 2019 8:08:00 AM

With only one more summer session left (beginning July 1), students who want to take JJC classes should sign up ASAP. Taking summer classes is the smartest thing you can do in college - so whether you are a JJC student, home from your four-year university or an adult interested in going back to school, take advantage of this opportunity while you still can!

Not sure which classes to take? Below, we list five of the best gen eds you can sign up for during this final summer session.

Summer Session III: July 1 to Aug. 8 (six weeks)
Register: Visit my.jjc.edu.
Apply: Visit jjc.edu/form/jjc-application.

Disclaimer: While the list below includes general education classes that are required for many degree and certificate programs, we recommend that you double check to see if you need to take each class before signing up. 

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Tags: For New Students, Tips & Tricks, About JJC, Summer

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

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

With only a month left before graduation, we know you're busy wrapping up class projects and prepping for finals. 

But don't forget that there's a light at the end of the tunnel and new beginnings are right around the corner! If you're like many JJC students, you'll be headed off to a four-year university this fall. As you get ready for this next step, the ideas below will help you prepare for your new school.

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Tags: Tips & Tricks

Spring Cleaning Tips

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 1, 2019 8:08:00 AM

Thirty-seven percent of Americans agree that spring cleaning improves mental health - which means that old phrase, "mess causes stress" has some merit to it. We all know that cleaning isn't fun, but there are some real benefits of having a tidy home, from less fatigue and stress to reduced allergy symptoms.

You don't need to binge watch Netflix's Tidying Up with Marie Kondo to get started on your spring cleaning. Take a look below for some quick tips, whether you want to tackle your car, your room, your home or your apartment.

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Tags: Tips & Tricks

3 Steps to Apply for Scholarships

Posted by Sam Ritz on Mar 18, 2019 8:03:00 AM

Did you know that you can apply for multiple JJC scholarships all at once? Our scholarship application does the hard work for you - all you have to do is answer a few questions and you'll be automatically entered into the scholarships you qualify for.

Apply Soon! The scholarship deadline for the fall 2019 semester is May 1, 2019.

In the meantime, take a look below to learn about the three steps you need to take to apply for scholarships.

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Tags: Money Saving Tips, Tips & Tricks, About JJC