Graduate Blog

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April 11, 2017

Owens Corning Science and Technology, LLC, located in Granville, Ohio is seeking a UIUC Civil and Environmental Engineering Student for a Summer, 2017 Internship.Interns will work on research project teams for geomembrane product and systems development, work on research project teams for applications research involving:geomembrane installation practices, performance evaluation/environmental impact, and applications fit and expansion, as well as publish research results at conclusion of the internship.Students will earn $32.69/hour during the 8-10 week internship.Candidates must maintain a 3.2 GPA or higher, and be eligible to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis.A $1500 stipend will be included in first paycheck to assist with travel and lodging.If interested, please contact Steve Thaxton by phone (740) 321-8011, or email Steve.Thaxton@owenscorning.com

Layfield Group, located in San Diego, California, is seeking a UIUC Civil and Environmental Engineering Student for a Summer, 2017 Internship.  Interns will learn all aspects of geomembrane fabrication, installation, testing, welding, patching and more.  Layfield is seeking motivated individuals who are able to communicate with team members, travel and work outside.  Physically active candidates, with the ability to perform manual labor in the elements are recommended.  Students will earn $12-16/hour during the 8-10 week internship.  If interested, please contact Rob Rempel by phone (619) 273-5006, or email: rob.rempel@layfieldgroup.com

April 10, 2017

ECS Guidelines for Employment Offers and Acceptances 

Join ECS for a week-long workshop series designed to prepare you for your upcoming internship, graduate program or full-time job!

Monday, April 10th  

Managing Your New Budget

Learn about handling your finances.  

12:00pm-12:50pm

3300 DCL

Presented by: Turn  

Register on I-Link

 

Tuesday, April 11th

Succeeding in Graduate School: Getting Started Panel

In this panel discussion and presentation, you’ll learn tips and tricks to succeeding in graduate school!

12:00-12:50pm

3300 DCL

Presented by: Rhonda McElroy and a panel of graduate students   

Register on I-Link

Tuesday, April 11th

Backpack to Briefcase: Employer Panel

This employer panel will share some great insight of how you can make an impact your first year on the job.

5:00-6:30pm

3300 DCL

Register on I-Link

Wednesday, April 12th

Communication in the Workplace

Learn best practices on how to communicate with your fellow workmates as well as supervisors.

12:00-12:50pm

3300 DCL

Presented by: W.W. Grainger   

Register on I-Link

Thursday, April 13th

Intern Mix

Student to student internship advice in a fun, casual environment. Get tips from current students who have interned with top engineering companies!

5:00-6:30pm

2240 DCL

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April 10, 2017

Students planning to deposit theses or dissertations for May 2017 graduation are reminded of the following deadlines:

April 21: Last day to complete a doctoral dissertation deposit April 28: Last day to complete a master’s thesis deposit

Because all corrections and all required deposit materials must be received by the Graduate College no later than 5 p.m. on the day of the deposit deadline, the Thesis Office strongly encourages students to submit the thesis for review several days before the deadline. For further information about the deposit process and links to downloadable deposit checklists, visit the Thesis Office web page.

April 10, 2017

Dropping Courses

Friday, April 14 is the last day for graduate students to drop ALL Spring semester courses from their Spring registration without a grade of W and thus withdraw from Spring semester. Students need to complete a Withdrawal/Cancellation form and obtain their department’s signature and, in the case of International Students, a signature from International Student Scholar Services. Students considering this action are encouraged first to discuss their decision with their adviser and/or program.

Friday, April 14 is the last day to drop individual full term Spring semester courses without a grade of W. Students need to come to the Graduate College, 204 Coble Hall, to complete a Late Course Change form to complete the process, but first are encouraged to discuss their decision with their adviser and/or program. Dropping a course may affect progress toward degree completion, so the decision is best done in consultation with a student’s program.

Credit/No-Credit

Friday, April 14 is the last day to change a course to the credit/no-credit grading option for a Spring semester course or to change from the credit/no-credit grading option to a regular grade. Adviser approval is required. Please consult with your program if you are considering this grading option for any course because course and department restrictions may apply.

April 10, 2017

USGS MODEL EVALUATION SUMMER SESSION in Denver, Colorado:

USGS is seeking summer interns to evaluate hydrologic cycle models and observational data across the United States.  A prototype tool has been developed that allows exploration of observations and model results at several spatial and temporal scales.  During the summer, a team of students will engage in rigorous application of this tool to identify the strengths and weaknesses of existing models of the hydrologic cycle.  Students will also have the opportunity to improve the tool and add functionality.  Through frequent interactions with developers of hydrologic models within USGS, interns will be challenged to think critically about the representation of hydrologic processes used in models and to consider alternative strategies towards model development and evaluation.  Students will be encouraged to think of their work as culminating in a presentation or scientific publication highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of hydrologic process representation.  

This unique summer session will be held at the USGS offices in the Denver Federal Center.  Applications are due through USAJobs by April 14. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/467089700

Project leads for this summer session are William Farmer, Lauren Hay, and Julie Kiang.  Please contact William Farmer with any questions (wfarmer@usgs.gov, 303-236-4981).

 

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