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Too Good to be True? It Probably Is. MLMs and YOU.

Multi-level marketing (MLM) positions lurk on many job boards among the many legitimate postings. These job opportunities may also come your way via email from a friend, family member, or acquaintance.  These kinds of jobs can appear to have elements of sales, customer service, or marketing. They purport to offer a lot of income for […]


“Should I Apply to Grad School?”

Grad school can mean a lot of different things: an MA/PhD program in your major, law school, a business program like an MSM or MHRIR, or a credentialing program like an MSW or a master’s in education that includes teaching certification. A successful application requires you to know what kind of program you want, why […]


Meet Sandy Wagner, Associate Professor at the Defense Language Institute (French ’70)

by Debayudh Chatterjee This is the second of three profiles of alumni who majored in foreign languages at Illinois. Meet Sandy Wagner, associate professor at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, California. Sandy studied French at the University of Illinois from 1966 to 1970, a time when the campus was rocked by […]


Meet Knox Wong, Entrepreneur (EALC ’19)

by Debayudh Chatterjee This is the first of three profiles of alumni who majored in foreign languages at Illinois. Meet Knox Wong, recent humanities alumna and entrepreneur.  Knox came to the University of Illinois with the goal of being financially autonomous as soon as possible, yet she also had an artistic side and knack for […]


Watch Out for the Jellybeans (and M&Ms)

If you’ve been looking at job openings through Idealist.org, you may have run across an ad for an interim communications lead at a company called Yourstake.org. The instructions for applying include the following: The writers of the ad thoughtfully include a hyperlink to explain why they’ve included the last item. The link explains the purpose […]


Internship Application Pro-Tip for Humanities Majors

I’m about to add this internship with a New York Public Radio podcast to our internship lineup, and I happen to notice the following information in the application instructions: This ad gives you the prompt for this particular internship — but the basic principle behind the prompt applies to any internship you apply for, any […]