University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign, IL
Student Size
College Type
Public Research


Backed by over 150 years of world-changing innovations, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign puts you in the same hallways as 26 Pulitzer Prize winners, 23 Nobel Laureates, the inventors of YouTube and PayPal, and a long list of game-changing thinkers and doers. Your most creative, cutting-edge thoughts will be encouraged and strengthened at this top public university, and the spirit of openness, access, and equity on campus will allow you to succeed on your terms. At the U of I you’ll reach your full potential and unleash your power—the Power of I.

About This Episode

The 11 students you’re about to meet each arrived at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with incredible power in them – the power to succeed and change the world. From freshmen blown away by undergraduate research opportunities to seniors sharing how they carved their own path to their dream jobs, the Power of I is evident in their personal stories. Get ready to be inspired!

UofI Segment 01 - Campus Involvement With a Purpose
Featured Student: Kennedy Campbell
UofI Segment 02 - Innovative Research With Real-World Impact
Featured Student: Mihir Vardhan
UofI Segment 03 - School-Life Balance That Helps You Thrive
Featured Student: Christine Millins
UofI Segment 04 - Big Ten Athletics and Illini Spirit
Featured Students: Sydney and Chase Brown
UofI Segment 05 - A Top-Tier Education Tailored to You
Featured Student: Chase Clausen
UofI Segment 06 - An Inclusive and Supportive Campus
Featured Student: Faith Brown
UofI Segment 07 - A Welcoming Community with a Place for You
Featured Student: Mike Skibski
UofI Segment 08 - Programs That Drive Entrepreneurship
Featured Student: Mona Fang
UofI Segment 09 - Open Access to a World-Class University
Featured Student: Arnoldo Ayala
UofI Segment 10 - Opportunities That Lead to Success
Featured Student: Mackenzie Kirkham
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