Graduate Blog

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August 19, 2019

The Illinois Consulting Academy, in partnership with Business Career Services and Engineering Career Services, invites you to participate in the Fall 2019 Consulting Consortium!

Date: Friday, September 6, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: Illini Union

Program: Opportunity to learn about various consulting firms and roles, and for you and firm representatives to network through a panel, a business case run-through, and an open networking session.

Firms Registered: Accenture, Avencore, Bain and Company, Boston Consulting Group, Crowe Horwath, Deloitte Consulting, EY, FTI Consulting, Galt & Company, Healthscape, KPMG, Ocean Tomo, Premier International, PwC, Protiviti, Stax Consulting, and West Monroe Partners. Please note that most of the firms are also participating in the Business Career Fair and/or Engineering Career Fair so look for them there as well!

Who Can Participate: Juniors, seniors, and graduate students in Business, Engineering, and non-Business/Engineering majors involved in consulting programs and seeking careers in consulting with the participating firms

Seats are limited, so registration will be conducted through a lottery process.

Step 1: Review the details of the program and determine if you are interested, qualified, and available to attend on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm (you may be excused for a portion of the program to attend class or labs, but should only register if you can attend the majority of the program).

Step 2: Complete this request form by 11:59 PM on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28 to secure your lottery ticket.

Step 3: You will be notified by 5:00 PM on Friday, August 30 if you are confirmed, wait-listed, or not qualified to participate. If you are confirmed, you are expected to attend so that the limited seats are not wasted. Cancellations after notification and no-shows to the event will be charged $25.

Step 4: If you are selected confirmed to attend, you will be requested to provide your resume to be included in a resume book to the recruiters. Instructions will be included in the confirmation. Note that paper resumes are not to brought to the event.

If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to Ananya Saxena at

August 16, 2019

Please see the following message from Chicagoland AGC regarding a scholarship they're offering:


The Chicagoland AGC is the voice for Chicagoland’s Commercial Construction industry and we believe in supporting our future leaders by interacting while they continue their education. Through our Construction Scholarship Foundation we have awarded 73 applicants renewable scholarships amounting to more than $350,000. Many of our recipients also score internships with some of our biggest general contractor members.


Scholarship link:


I’ve attached a flyer that can be printed or shared virtually at your leisure, but I do ask to share the scholarship link at the very least. Contact me with any questions.


August 16, 2019

PhD Final Defense - Abdullah AlOmani
Optimizing Acoustic Design and Schematic Architectural Layouts of Office Buildings
Advisor: Professor Khaled El-Rayes
Date/Time: Tuesday Sep 3rd, 2019 - 4:00 pm
Location: Grainger Library Room 329


August 15, 2019

I’d like to introduce the Career Certificate – International Students (CC-I) program provided by The Career Center. CC-I is a non-credit bearing 9-week-long career program designed to help international students build networking and job search skills.

A testimonial video Application and more details of the program: Note: applications from freshmen in their first semester are not accepted.    


August 15, 2019

College of Business is offering a new course this Fall open to all sophomores, juniors and seniors: BADM 199 Business in Action affords students a chance to work on real-world projects with real companies.  See the attached flyer for more information.   


Please note non-Business majors cannot register for the course directly using Self-Service.  They need to email their name and UIN to Andrew Allen (, and Business will add them manually.