• The more you question, the better answers you get
• Use open-ended questions to encourage options, elaboration, and discussion
• Get college credit while immersing yourself in a foreign culture
• Research and volunteer work abroad is also an option
• Make sure you are prioritizing classes, work, family, friends, clubs, health, and hygiene
• Use a planner, journal, or Google Calendar to keep track of your commitments
In our 70+ years serving the Illinois student body, Engineering Council takes pride in the impact we deliver to the engineering community. EC is one of the largest and most expansive student-run groups on campus, whose mission is to provide the resources and opportunities necessary for every engineering student to thrive during their time at Illinois. We aim to unite the engineering community and help student organizations reach their fullest potential through our community, events, and funding. It is an honor to be serving as the Engineering Council President this year. But, the most rewarding aspect of this role is witnessing firsthand the passion and devotion Illinois students have toward their involvement on campus. Every day I am reminded how lucky I am to be surrounded by such talented, brilliant individuals. From building and racing solar cars to developing cheaper, more accessible prosthetics, and I am constantly humbled by the amazing community I get to call home. This is the reason EC prides itself in its work. Our vision is not to simply give money and resources, but to help Illinois Engineering continue to prove to the world what we can do. If EC can play even a minor role in a student recognizing this vision, then I could not be more grateful to represent this organization.