Graduate Blog

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August 11, 2017

“Illinois Business Consulting is a self-sufficient university-owned consulting firm for students from any background that want an upper hand in their professional career search. IBC has 300 graduate and UG students working with Start-Ups to Fortune 100 companies and is very well known by major employers because of its 21-year history. The application is highly competitive, but by being a member of IBC, you receive exclusive access to recruiters and networks from top technology and consulting companies!  Although there are limited leadership positions, Graduate students have an excellent track record of rising the ranks every semester, which provides invaluable experiences for resumes and interviews. Furthermore, IBC is an excellent place to perfect your presentation, public speaking, and communication skills. Applications are rolling admission and end on 8/25/17, thus, the sooner you apply, the better! If you are interested, Apply through this portal: and reach out to for any questions.

August 9, 2017

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Handshake @ Illinois is the new career services platform for University of Illinois students and postdocs. Handshake is used by over 230,000 employers around the world, giving you access to more employers and job postings than ever before. Starting in August, you will need a Handshake account to request an appointment with the Graduate College Career Development Office. So create one now to avoid a delay later. Your account will be made for you within 3 business days.

August 9, 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 5 p.m., Transportation Building, room 114

Do you desire to obtain a faculty position upon completing your PhD or postdoc? Are you planning to go on the job market in the next 1-2 years? Then consider getting a head start on drafting your faculty application materials (cover letter, research and teaching statements) by participating in the Illinois Female Engineers in Academia Training (iFEAT) program. The program is open to female STEM graduate students and postdocs. Interested in learning more? Check out the iFEAT website or attend the info session. Participant applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5. Questions? Contact

August 4, 2017

PhD Final Defense - Valerie Bauza

Elucidating Fecal Contaminiation Exposure in Low-Income Countries, the Contribution from Child Feces Disposal Practices and Soil Ingestion, and Links to Child Health

Adviso: Jeremy S. Guest

Co-Advisor: Helen Nguyen

Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2:00 pm

Location: Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory, Room 1311




August 3, 2017

Please see attached for a description of the Fall Course, NPRE 461 Probabilistic Risk Assessment