Check your UIC email

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My UIC email has been the most helpful tool since I have been in college. I didn’t have one prior to college but after using one for the last few years, it has become my No. 1 source of information on campus. You receive updates and deadlines concerning your classes, financial aid and organizations on campus. Many of the professors send information about upcoming assignments, changes in the class times and locations for the finals.

Your email is also helpful when completing assignments. Most courses require Microsoft Office. You can always save the work that you have completed and send it to yourself. I always check the received message to make sure that the attachment was included. If you forget to attach it, you may have to start over on that assignment. I’ve been there and done that so make sure to check.

I also like that the UIC email keeps track of all the contacts and messages that you previously wrote. I just looking at some of the first emails I received while in college. I also have the email addresses of all the people I’ve sent messages to. You may need that contact information in the future.

Last but most importantly, make sure to clean out your email. Because the truth is, we receive a lot of junk mail. I always wondered how they get our email addresses. I guess they are things that we sign up for unconsciously, but every morning I have about 25 messages and only a few are relevant.


Matthew MaggitMatthew Maggit is a sophomore in accounting in the College of Business Administration. Matthew decided to come to UIC because of the business program’s reputation and because he wanted to study at a campus with a diverse atmosphere. He likes how close the campus is to downtown Chicago and the Willis Tower. In his free time, he loves to surround myself with loved ones, and he enjoys sports and going to the gym. 

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