University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Hey! I am Rishy Rane and I am a rising sophomore at The University of Illinois, at Urbana Champaign. At UIUC, I am currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science, which is one of the flagship courses that the university has to offer. UIUC is one of the more prestigious universities in the Mid-West, having a reach all across America. It is home to the biggest Hackathon in America - Hack Illinois, where students can get a chance to interact and show off their programming skills to representatives from major companies like Google, Facebook, Abbott, Caterpillar and many more. The college has opportunities like such across all majors. UIUC is well known for its research facilities with students getting a chance to get involved in ground-breaking research as early as their first year on campus. Along with this, UIUC also offers a plethora of clubs and activities which calls out to the different facets of one's personality. For instance, I was a part of a dramatics club in my first semester and then in a business consulting club in the next - the choices are endless! Some may be concerned that UIUC is positioned in a secluded area, however being a campustown is UIUC's biggest strengths that it has to offer when it comes to college life. Living in a campustown allows you to become more independent and build stronger connections in what is a close-knit and accepting community. UIUC checks off all the requirements that people keep in mind when choosing a college. As a student advisor, I aim to increase the brand image of UIUC among the clients by making them aware of the prestige that the college holds.