Study Illinois Virtual Graduate Fair October 21, 2020

Illinois is home to a wide variety of colleges and universities that offer a plethora of rigorous academic programs. The colleges and universities in Illinois offer thousands of degrees to choose from, and Illinois campuses range from small private colleges in quiet rural locations to large vertical campuses in big-city settings. Science, business, engineering, medicine and a vast array of humanities offered at Illinois universities are at the top of the ranks in the U.S., as well as throughout the world. Illinois schools provide the widest variety of universities, colleges and English programs. Additionally, according to the 2019 Open Doors Report issued by IIE, Illinois is #5 on the list of top U.S. states hosting international students.

Fair Schedule

October 21st, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM CST

3:00 PM CST - Study Illinois Introduction

3:30 PM CST - Chat Rooms Open

4:00 PM CST - 1st Round Presentations

4:30 PM CST - 2nd Round Presentations

5:00 PM CST - 3rd Round Presentations

Talk with university representatives!

Study Illinois Introduction

October 21, 3:00 PM CST

Study Illinois Website

Virtual Tours

Applying to Graduate School: Understanding Required Documentation

Presented by Bernard Ramos of Educational Perspectives, Cris Toffolo of Northeastern Illinois University, and Arezou Kashani of Northern Illinois University.

October 21 4:00 PM CST

October 21 4:30 PM CST

October 21 5:00 PM CST

Finding a Supportive & Welcoming University

Presented by Sabrina Bahir of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Elisabet Miramontes of the University of St. Francis

October 21 4:00 PM CST

October 21 4:30 PM CST

October 21 5:00 PM CST

Graduate Opportunities: Exploring Types of Internships & Tips to Get Them

Presented by BJ Engelhardt of Illinois Institute of Technology and Myra Kaufman of the University of Illinois Springfield.

October 21 4:00 PM CST

October 21 4:30 PM CST

October 21 5:00 PM CST

Representative Chat Rooms

DePaul University

Megan Otermat, Assistant Director of International motermat@depaul.edu

Eastern Illinois University

Mutombo Andy Kabasele, Asst. Dean of Intl Education makabasele@eiu.edu

Educational Perspectives, NFP.

Jennelle Dronkers, Director of Communications jdronkers@edperspective.org

Governors State University

Kara Johnson, Director of International Services ois@govst.edu

Illinois College of Optometry

Teisha Johnson, Senior Director of Admissions tjohnson@ico.edu

Illinois Institute of Technology

Claire Johnson, Senior International Admissions Counselor cjohnson9@iit.edu

National Louis University

Zi Lin, International Enrollment Specialist zlin2@nl.edu

Northeastern Illinois University

Claudia Gonzalez, Coordinator of Partnerships


Northern Illinois University

Arezou Kashani, Director of International Admissions akashani@niu.edu

Rockford University

Julie Griffith, Office of Global Affairs Coordinator jgriffith@rockford.edu

Rush University Graduate College

Tom Gergits, Graduate College Admissions Manager thomas_w_gergits@rush.edu

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Ayush Giri, Admissions and Communications Assistant ayush.giri@siu.edu

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Perla Cardenas, Program Advisor pcarden@siue.edu

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Sabrina Bahir, Director of Global Enrollment Management sbahir@thechicagoschool.edu

University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

Samantha Ng, Asst. Director Recruitment & Global Outreach: samantha5ng@uchicago.edu

University of Illinois Springfield

Anna Bradford, International Admission Counselor alight2@uis.edu

University of St. Francis

Sandee Sloka, Director of Graduate Admissions ssloka@stfrancis.edu

Wheaton College

Yuli To, International Admissions Counselor yuli.to@wheaton.edu

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