Graduate Blog

To submit an item for the graduate blog, email Joan Christian.

February 15, 2018

Join Chi Epsilon, the national civil and environmental engineering honors society, founded right here at U of I in 1922. All graduate students are encouraged to join. Be recognized for your hard work, make professional conections with top companies, and make friends with our organization. Papa Del's Pizza served at every meeting.

First Meeting is Thursday, February 22nd at 6:00 pm in room 2311 with Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE). 

Email Graduate Student Rep Miles Churchill at with any questions. 

February 15, 2018
Need an internship this summer? Looking for a job?

Attend the CEE Spring 2018 Job Fair on
Thursday, February 22 in the Crane Bay of Newmark Lab!

Each year approximately 600 CEE students fill the Crane Bay in search of a job or internship, or simply to practice talking with recruiters and establish relationships for future opportunities. The event format includes company booths, an informal lunch, and opportunities for interviews. Students of all levels are encouraged to attend. It’s a good way to find alumni speakers for your student groups as well!

> > Make sure to bring your iCard so that you can check-in at the job fair! < <

For a list of companies who will attend the job fair, check the CEE website

Looking for more ways to connect with recruiters? Consider attending the CEE Networking Night the evening before the fair, hosted by the CEE Student Committee. Visit  for more details and to register.

Not sure how to prepare for the job fair? Need your resume polished? Consider visiting with a career advisor in Engineering Career Services (ECS). Call ECS for an appointment: 217-333-1960.

Questions? Contact Keely Ashman,, 217-333-6454

February 15, 2018

Civil engineering careers at public agencies

February 26

2311 Newmark

4:30-5:30 pm

Join us for a panel discussion to learn the benefits

and tradeoffs of working in a public agency


Bruce Bird, IACE

Greg Stukel, Illinois Tollway

Maureen Kastl, IDOT

February 14, 2018

Please see tne enclosed info about a USGS Water Quality Technician student opening


February 13, 2018

The PCI Student Education Committee is inviting entries from students to participate in the Engineering Student Design (Big Beam) Competition for the 2017-18 academic year. Each student team must work with a PCI Producer Member to build a precast/prestressed concrete beam that is 22 ft long. The beams will be tested and prizes awarded for best performance in the stated areas. Students must discuss both the structural design and the concrete mixture proportions for the beam.

The contest begins August 15, 2017, and ends June 15, 2018. All beams must be fabricated and tested within this time frame. Results are due by June 15, 2018, at PCI Headquarters. The winning team will be recognized at the 2018 PCI Committee Days and Membership
Conference in Chicago, Ill.

More info: See attached