Looking for a way to develop skills, expand knowledge, or just immerse yourself in a good book? The Illinois State Alumni Association has all of that covered with its free online book club. Join over 1,100 alumni members to read, discuss and interact through lifelong learning topics that include professional development, fiction, nonfiction, and continuing education options. All books provide a chance of enlightenment, growth, and, sometimes, opportunities to practice new ideas and skills. Participation is free for all alumni.
The next book, The Push by Ashley Audrain, will start on January 6. The Push is a psychological drama about the making and breaking of a family as a woman whose motherhood experience is nothing she expected and everything she feared. During this session, readers can also hear from Audrain during a live Author Talk on March 8 at noon (CST).
New members can join by December 8 and be automatically entered for a chance to win a copy of the book. Current book club members are encouraged to enter the gievaway through this website by the same date.
Why should you join?
There are three main reasons we hope you’ll be excited to participate in our alumni book club:
- Connect with fellow alumni no matter your location. Want to connect with intelligent, driven, and interesting people? Joining the book club will introduce you to Illinois State alumni across industries, generations, and geographies to help you improve your network.
- Advance your career. A professional book club enhances your career by making you more effective in areas critical to success like leadership, communication, and productivity.
- Reading is good for you! Did you know people who read at least seven business books per year earn over 230 percent more than people reading just one book per year? Or that reading improves your intelligence and reasoning ability and has been linked to reducing the chance of Alzheimer’s? Joining our book club will help you read more and enjoy all the benefits that come with it.