Meet the Team: Robyn

RobynName: Robyn

Major: SOA

Status: Senior

What is your favorite thing about being a student at UIS?: My first favorite thing at UIS are the movies the library I get to rent. My second favorite thing is there are no classes on Friday (aka FREEDAY). My third favorite thing at UIS are all the free t-shirt and food events that are here on campus, because food is good.

What are your goals for the semester?: So, I have an independent study, and I am EAGER to teach myself something new towards the black family, and social stratification. My other goal for the semester is to be efficient.

If there were a reality TV show of your life, what would it be called? Why?: Ugh, Girl!

Are you involved in any clubs/activities/sports on campus? Or what are your hobbies?: I’m looking forward to becoming the president of the natural hair group Kinky&Curly. Other than that my hobby is giffing myself, reading my favorite books, and hair and make up. “The bigger the Hair, The harder they stare”

What have you learned since working at the library?:People refuse to read signs, and I learned how to search for articles, and books more proficiently.

What are your post-graduation plans?: Get a job, and stop asking my dad for money.

Meet the Team: Alan

student of the week AlanName: Alan

Major: Biochemistry

Status: Sophomore

What is your favorite thing about being a student at UIS?: Learning. I love to learn new things, almost anything if the time is available. I hate expanding on points unnecessarily.

What are your goals for the semester?: To learn. My goal is to learn about chemistry and biology.

If there were a reality TV show of your life, what would it be called? Why?: Guy hangs out with cat and nothing eventful happens. Because I am a guy who hangs out with a cat a lot, and nothing eventful happens.

Are you involved in any clubs/activities/sports on campus? Or what are your hobbies?: I spend a lot of time reading and learning new things. I also enjoy video games and taking things apart and learning how they work.

What have you learned since working at the library?: I have learned how to more accurately find information using the resources available. I have also learned about the policies and procedures that keep a library running, and how everything is kept organized.

What are your post-graduation plans?: I plan to attend graduate school, my goal is research.

Meet the Team: Kendra

Name: Kendra
Major: Psychology
Status: Sophomore

What is your favorite thing about being a student at UIS? My favorite thing about being a student at UIS is that I am close to home. However, I am far enough away that I can grow as an individual and make my own living. I can also do this at my own pace, while still being able to go back home whenever I wish.

What are your goals for the semester?  My number one goal is to be a more positive person. I also want to continue to increase my GPA and make it on the Dean’s list ( I’m so close!) Finally, I want to be more social and interactive.

If there were a reality TV show of your life, what would it be called? Why?  Whoops, that happened! I have actually thought this out, my life is ever changing and unfortunately random occurrences happen a lot. So, Instead of getting freaked out or worried I kind of have turned “Whoops” into a catch phrase. It takes practice to laugh at your life and the events within it, but after awhile it becomes the best way to handle stress.

Are you involved in any clubs/activities/sports on campus? Or what are your hobbies? I am In A.R.E.A, the psychology club, and the UIS garden club. My hobbies include: crafts, watching tv, listening to music, hanging out with friends, and sleep.

What have you learned since working at the library?I have learned that the library seems to be the heart of campus questions, but we are happy to answer them! Also, I have realized how much work actually goes into keeping a library up to date. Finally, it’s the best place to make friends. I love my job mainly because of all the wonderful people I have met at work, or while working.

What are your post-graduation plans? I am not entirely sure what I plan to do outside of graduation, but I do know I want to counsel people in some way. I want to help people psychologically to make their life better, I just don’t know where or in what way. I am also debating a Minor in Criminal Justice or double Major in Social Work, I don’t know yet.

Meet the Team: Garrett

Garrett, a student workerName: Garrett Nimmo
Major: Economics
Status: Sophomore

What is your favorite thing about being a student at UIS? At UIS students have easy access to professors for academic help. Also, the university’s location is ideal for exploring Springfield and taking advantage of it’s attractions. Additionally, there are many opportunities to become involved in student organizations or other extracurricular activities.

What are your goals for the semester?  This semester I would like to make the Dean’s List. I would also like to exercise more often. Finally, I would like to work on better financial planning.

If there were a reality TV show of your life, what would it be called? Why? The show would be called “Broke, Tired, and Hungry” and would follow the lives of me and my friends during our time living in the dormitories as undergraduate students.

Are you involved in any clubs/activities/sports on campus? Or what are your hobbies?  I am involved in The Student Government Association, where I am currently serving as President. I also enjoy reading and running.

What have you learned since working at the library? I have learned great organization skills. Working at the library has also taught me good customer service skills and how to double task more efficiently.

What are your post-graduation plans?  After i graduate with a degree in economics i would like to attend law school. Once I graduate law school I would like to work in public service.

Meet the Team: Marisha

Marisha, a student workerName: Marisha
Major: Computer Science
Status: Graduate

What is your favorite thing about being a student at UIS?  I would say my favorite part about being a student at UIS is that I got exposed to different cultures as I got to meet new people belonging from various parts of the world.

What are your goals for the semester? The goals for this semester would be to attend more events happening on campus as I missed a lot of those in past semesters and also be more interactive. Also at the end of the semester I really want to land a good job.

If there were a reality TV show of your life, what would it be called? I feel it should be be called the “New Girl”.

Are you involved in any clubs/activities/sports on campus? Or what are your hobbies? I have just one hobby and that is reading. I am an avid reader and have inclination towards crime thrillers .

What have you learned since working at the library? Personally I feel working at the library was the best thing that happened to me at the UIS. It not only made me learn the intricacies of social interaction and helping the patrons in need but also helped me in getting involved with a team that belongs from different parts of the world.

What are your post-graduation plans? As I wrote earlier, getting a job at the end of my graduation would be the best and I really hope to get one in my field.

Meet the Team: Sagar

Sagar, a student workerName: Sagar

Major: Computer Science

Status: Graduate

What is your favorite thing about being a student at UIS?  I can tell you I love many things about being in UIS like the campus in the Fall semester, the learning environment and the people.

What are your goals for the semester?  My goals for this semester is to join a club, try something new non-academic and read non-assigned books

If there were a reality TV show of your life, what would it be called? Why?  Every decision that I have taken is by following my instincts and it has proved me right in many cases so I would call the reality TV show of my life as “Follow your heart”

Are you involved in any clubs/activities/sports on campus? Or what are your hobbies?  My Hobbies are one, I love playing video games on Xbox and two, I love to travel and also love photography.

What have you learned since working at the library?  The library helped me shape my Communication, interpersonal skills.

What are your post-graduation plans?  Being a computer science graduate with interest in becoming Cyber Security Specialist. I would love to see myself in the cyber security field and explore more options

Meet the Team: Noel

Name: Noel

Major: Management Information Systems

Status: Graduate

What is your favorite thing about being a student at UIS? The best thing about UIS is its diversity, pleasant environment and great faculty. I thoroughly enjoy my master’s course here. Also, there are few amazing activities such as Springfest which gives you great exposure, good friends and campus awareness.

What are your goals for the semester?  This is my last semester in UIS. I’m excited to finish up my course and hopefully get a job in the data analytics domain. I’m looking forward to participate in all fun activities and take advantage of these last days of my student life.

If there were a reality TV show of your life, what would it be called? Why? I’d call it “The better ME”. When I look back at my self a few years, I always feel good about the way I have handled myself and how I have gain perspective in life today. Not just the academics, but my personality development and people interaction has quite improved. Looking forward to continue what I do best and be thankful for everyone who are part of it.

Are you involved in any clubs/activities/sports on campus? Or what are your hobbies?  I’m the president of the UBF (University Bible Fellowship) this semester. I’m a part of the praise team, I like playing the keyboard and guitar. I’d love to watch and play soccer. My favorite club is Chelsea (belong to EPL).

What have you learned since working at the library?  As I belong to the Library Systems team, I had the opportunity to learn about our library analytics account. I was able to gain insights about the number of students/people who access out library website on a daily basis. Also, I learnt to interact with people and help them as efficiently as I can. Its always fun out here 🙂

What are your post-graduation plans? I’m done with studying..phewww! Mostly, look out for was job in my related field and gain some quality experience. I’d love to gain experience in top companies such as Facebook, Google or Amazon.