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Reflections from Paul: A CS Accounting Major

I can’t believe it has almost been 2 months so far. When I first got here, I was excited and just trying to find my way around the city, doing class, and waiting to start my internship. Now I am in my financial planning internship and trying to enjoy everything Chicago has to offer from…
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Support City Fellows Students

When Jessica Daniels graduated from Howard University (Washington D.C.) in Spring 2021, she had plans to attend law school with her degree in Political Science and Criminology. She knew she needed an internship to help her law school application stand out, but struggled to find an opportunity that both fit her passion for reforming the…
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Reflections from Briana: A CS Student Teacher

This is my last week in Chicago! I have not seen the entire city, but what I have seen (and eaten) has been very special to me. I learned so much in my program and made such great friends. I am happy to have been in this program and connected with communities I never would…
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Reflections from Mean: A CS Social Work Major

It feels bittersweet knowing this will be the last blog I write for the Chicago Semester program. One thing I know for sure is that I am so grateful to have been on this program. This program gave me the space to process the things I was experiencing at my internship and allowed me to…
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Reflections from Andrew: A CS Biology/Health Major

How is it that four months can pass so quickly?? I still am not sure, but here we are at the end of our time in Chicago. I can already say I will miss it terribly, but I will for sure be back at some point. I have been thinking about it and would love…
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Reflections from Mean: A CS Social Work Student

I can’t believe how fast the end of the semester is coming! It really hit me once I booked my plane reservation for California. With the end nearing, I’ll be starting to turn over my current case managements to other staff before my last day next week. It’s a bittersweet feeling because I’ve really enjoyed…
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Reflections from Briana: A CS Student Teacher

Hello! This week in my Chicago food journey I am finally working on the list I got from my students about places to go in Chicago. In Gage Park (where my hybrid placement) is I tried Rosa’s Tamales. I tried strawberry tamales and they were so delicious! They were sweet in a subtle way and…
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Reflections from Andrew: A CS Biology/Health Major

Greetings from the rainy Gold Coast! It is certainly springtime in Chi-town! We had a couple of wonderful weather days, but the last week or so has been pretty rainy and cloudy. However, when it was nice, I did have the chance to spend some time outside which was awesome, and the vitamin D was…
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2021 Awards Celebration: A Night of Illustrations

    Thank you for joining us for Chicago Semester’s Night of Illustrations! We are so grateful that you spent the evening with us and hope you felt inspired by the work of our students, alumni and partners at Chicago Semester. This work could not be done without your support.   If you are the…
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Reflections from Briana: A CS Student Teacher

Hello! This week we, Manna, Kieran, and I, were finally able to eat our delicious Small Cheval scavenger hunt meal! We walked to Small Cheval (only a ten minute walk from our apartment) on a beautiful spring day. We got there and ordered cheeseburgers and fries. Manna and I got garlic aioli fries- ooh la…
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