Graduate Blog

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

May 4, 2017

My name is Justina and I’m campus recruiter for Black & Veatch , a global engineering, construction and consulting company, headquartered in Kansas City, currently has full-time, entry level new grad (or recent grad) opportunities in Gaithersburg, MD, Portland, OR and Los Angeles, CA. We are looking for candidates with a Civil/Environmental background to work within our Water Business Line . Attached is a flyer with an overview of the role as well as application instructions.


May 3, 2017

The Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment (iSEE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites you to attend a major climate conference this September.

iSEE Congress 2017:

“Building Resilience
to Climate Change”

Sept. 18-20, 2017

Alice Campbell Alumni Center

May 2, 2017

Applications for the 2017 Robert Ferber and Seymour Sudman Dissertation Awards are due on May 30. Two doctoral students will be recognized for ongoing dissertation projects relating broadly to survey research methods. Each winner will receive a cash award of up to $2,000.

Applications are due May 30.

Complete information and past Dissertation Award winners and their application abstracts can be seen here:


May 1, 2017

The Roderick Group has an number of Civil Engineering opportunities for recent grads (0-5 years’ experience). Please see attached.



May 1, 2017

Do you have an Incomplete from Fall 2016? May 5 is the last day for a faculty member to submit a grade to change an I grade or DFR grade in a non-thesis course from Fall 2016 to prevent an F by rule on your academic record. The F may affect Academic Standing which is calculated at the end of the semester.

May 4 is the deadline to drop a Spring 2017 semester course with a W recorded. To drop a course, you will need to complete a Late Registration / Late Course Change form with the approval of your academic program. A W will be recorded on your academic record for the course.

May 4 is the deadline to withdraw from ALL semester courses. To withdraw from all Spring 2017 semester courses, you will need to complete a Withdrawal / Cancellation form and obtain a signature from your academic program. If you are an international student, you will need to get a signature from International Student Scholar Services. W’s will be recorded on your academic record.

May 4 is the deadline to add a Spring 2017 semester course. You will need to complete a Late Registration / Late Course Change form and obtain the approval of the course instructor and your academic program. If the course is from a department other than your academic program, you will also need to obtain the approval of the enrolling department.