Don't let this period of "social distancing" stop you from connecting with each other and participating in clubs and other organizations through online means, such as Google Hangouts and Zoom. Now is the time to be innovative – Together we can keep the Titan spirit alive.
Illinois Wesleyan Things to Do
Looking for something to do from the comfort of your home? Learn what organizations, departments, and offices are providing for you.
Career Connections & Workshops The Hart Career Center will host virtual career programs/workshops on how to navigate the job/internship search during this current situation. We will also host several virtual programs with alumni and employers. You can connect with a Hart Career Center staff member for a phone or video appointment through your Handshake account at iwu.joinhandshake.com/appointments. You should also check Handshake for job and internship opportunities. Visithere for more information. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @iwucareercenter for regular updates on a variety of career related topics. Be sure to also check out our website atwww.iwu.edu/career-centerfor online resources including a career assessment program, video interview tool, and many more.
Maximizing Your Summer: Jobs, Internships, Networking & More Thursday, May 21, 6:30 p.m. Presenters: Amber Spiewak ’11, Campus Recruiting - Program Manager, Charles Schwab; Tera Peplow, HR Professional with recruiting experience in business and educational settings.
Challenging times require that you are equipped with knowledge. Don't take our word for it, hear from two Human Resources professionals regarding how to market your IWU education to employers. Have you participated in informational interviews? Developed your professional network in LinkedIn? Established your digital brand? Participated in project based experiences? Learn the tips and tricks to navigate your job and internship search. No questions are off-limits. Opportunities still exist but your timely action to apply is important. There are still many avenues you can take this summer to connect with employers.
Economics Consulting: Applying Economics & Data Analysis to Front-Page Legal Issues Tuesday, May 26, 6:30 p.m.
Learn about working in economics consulting, a fast-paced field that applies economic analysis to the context of business litigation and regulatory investigations. Todd Kumler '07, Senior Manager at Cornerstone Research, will present an overview of the economics consulting industry, including the types of projects that economics consultants work on and the day-to-day life of an economics consultant. He will also discuss opportunities at economics consulting firms for undergraduates and the types of candidates recruited by these firms.
Bio: Todd Kumler '07 is a Senior Manager in the New York office of Cornerstone Research, a leading economics and financial consulting firm. Todd uses his training in economics to provide consulting services to attorneys, corporations, and government agencies involved in complex litigation or regulatory investigations. In particular, Todd leads project teams in analyzing large, complex data sets and performing econometric analysis to address matters in antitrust, life sciences, and consumer fraud and product liability. Todd received his PhD in Economics from Columbia University in New York.
ReligiosiTEA | Wednesdays at 4 PM Bring a mug of tea or a snack, find a comfy spot to sit down, and join your interfaith friends for virtual ReligiosiTEA gatherings! ReligiosiTEA is a weekly program hosted by IWU Interfaith and the Office of Multifaith Engagement exploring diverse topics related to religion, spirituality, and interfaith cooperation. IWU community members from all worldviews and faith backgrounds are welcome! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for up-to-date information on our weekly topics and links to join the chat, or contact OME@iwu.edu with questions.
Self Care Mondays | Every Monday Evening #OMEShelfCare is our way of expressing the assortment of tools we each possess to get through tough moments. We invite you to disconnect on Monday evenings, even just for a few minutes, and lean-into a restorative activity. We have suggestions for you, but do what feels right for you. Afterwards, please share a photo, video, or short reflection about your experience on social media using the #OMEShelfCare hashtag. We look forward to seeing where your practices take you!
April 20: Enneagram of Personality
Earth Day Screening of "The Story of Plastic"
Please join us on Wednesday, April 22nd, the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, for an evening screening of THE STORY OF PLASTIC. The film takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it. RSVP soon to reserve your virtual viewing spot- space is limited! Co-sponsored by the Illinois Wesleyan University GREENetwork, the Environmental Studies Program, the Sierra Student Coalition, and Student Senate.
Campus Activities Board Opportunities Follow the Illinois Wesleyan Campus Activities Board for updates regarding future program and engagement on Instagram and Facebook.
Thursday, April 23 | 8-9:30 PM | Virtual Late Night Breakfast w/President Nugent, Provost Brodl, and Dean Karla
Registered Student Organizations RSOs can stay engaged with one another and the campus community through technology! Now is a great time to work on your RSO's social media and plan a virtual meeting with your Registered Student Organization. Click here for some tools and tips for hosting virtual meetings.
Be Part of Illinois Wesleyan History & Share Your Thoughts Illinois Wesleyan University's archives is creating a digital record of IWU community members' (students, staff, faculty and alumni) experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to learn more.
Community & Volunteer Opportunities
Learn about opportunities within our local community to support.
McLean County GRID IWU Action Research Center is maintaining this Facebook group with opportunities with local non-profits.
Feed BloNo Kids Organizing and coordinating with local community leaders & businesses to ensure the children of Bloomington-Normal do not go hungry during this time of crisis. They will be serving free hamburgers and hotdogs everyday that school is out so that our children can eat.
Food Options & Access
Locate options for food resources and options, as well as resources for cooking at-home.
BN Prepared If you’re in town, here is a list of Bloomington-Normal restaurants open for carryout, delivery, or curbside pickup.
School Street Food Pantry If you are in need of food, the School Street Food Pantry on Illinois State University’s campus is open to all IWU, ISU, and Heartland students on Fridays from 4-6 PM
Ideas for Recreation & Wellness
Thrive as a faculty, staff, or student by engaging in self-care through an at-home workout, relaxation activities, and more.
Follow Illinois Wesleyan University social media for the latest updates and announcements.
We miss having all of our Titans on campus, so we’d love to see photos or videos from your “remote instruction” space. Whether you’re participating in an online class via video conference, practicing a recital or performance, working on a project, etc., please consider tagging Illinois Wesleyan (il_wesleyan on Instagram and Twitter, and @illinoiswesleyan on Facebook).