Jillian Helmer

My hometown: UIS Admissions Counselor Jillian Helmer

  • Cary, IL

I graduated from:

  • Cary-Grove High School


  • Western Illinois University
  • Columbia College Chicago


  • Master of Arts in Communication from Western Illinois University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Columbia College Chicago

One of my more interesting jobs:

  • Managing Editor of the Columbia Chronicle newspaper

What’s best about UIS:

  • I like fact that it’s such a small, close-knit college community where
    people know your name, and there is lots of opportunity to get involved
    with things like internships and campus activities.

What I like about being an Admissions Counselor:

  • I think that college is one of the most exciting times in someone’s
    life, and I like that I get the chance to meet with students and tell
    them about what college could be like for them at UIS.

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