Students explore options at Involvement Fair

members of Downtown Voices, an a capella group

Alex Krueger, Bobby Campbell and Morgan Pirtle of Downtown Voices. Photo: Timothy Nguyen

More than 200 student organizations and campus departments showcased a multitude of ways students can get engaged on campus during the Involvement Fair Sept. 2.

Whether students were looking to explore UIC between classes — like Andy Luo, junior in accounting — or hoping for some free stuff — like freshman John Patrick Alfaro — the fair had something for everyone.

“I’m just trying to see as many things that I can be really involved in — and as much free stuff as there is,” said Alfaro, a computer science student.

Steven Stull talked with students about the Office of International Services and its goal to encourage students, international or not, to get to know each other while exploring Chicago together.

Rachel Hong of Alpha Phi Gamma (APHIG) and Mike Joe of Chi Sigma Tau

Rachel Hong of Alpha Phi Gamma and Mike Joe of Chi Sigma Tau. Photo: Joseph Horejs

“It’s just a great way for people to meet each other within the UIC community, but also to get that international experience without going abroad, or before or after studying abroad,” said Stull, international services coordinator.

Himangi Arora, a senior in economics, was at the fair to offer advice for students interested in economics. “Giving students exposure to different fields while they’re in school will prepare them for the real world,” she said.

Tony Smith, a sophomore in English, recruited students to join CHAARG, a female fitness sorority devoted to helping women achieve healthy lifestyles through health and fitness. “I think that it’s important to get involved on campus because it makes your time here more enjoyable,” Smith said.

Paloma Flores, a sophomore in business, was looking for organizations she could join.

“You’re only in college four years, might as well make it worth it,” she said.







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