Graduate Blog

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September 10, 2019

SEGSO Chicago Professional Weekend 2019

The 8th Annual SEGSO Chicago Professional Weekend will be held Friday, September 20th - Saturday, September 21st, 2019. This two-day tour will present the city from a structural engineering perspective, giving students an introduction to the local professional culture as well as the unique historic architecture and skyscrapers which comprise Chicago's world-renowned skyline.

A participation fee of $50 will cover charter bus transportation from Urbana to Chicago and back, Friday catered lunch and banquet dinner, one night stay at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza in Downtown Chicago, and architectural boat tour -- not to mention the opportunity for invaluable networking experience with major Chicago structural engineering/architectural firms!


You can register here:

After registering, you will receive an email with the link to the payment portal. Only the first 36 people to sign-up will receive the payment information initially. If spaces open up later, payment details will be sent to people next in the sign-up list.

More info, please contact Alfredo Sanchez


September 9, 2019

Conversation with the Dean - International Graduate Students

Tuesday, September 17, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.


Each month, the Dean of the Graduate College holds small discussion forums with graduate students. This month, the Dean is extending an invitation to international graduate students to join him in a conversation around your experiences at Illinois. 

September 6, 2019

Fall 2019 Engineering Career Fair

September 10th and 11th, 12 pm- 6pm at the ARC.

September 5, 2019

Please feel free to direct any students interested in environmental site investigation, remediation, air compliance, due diligence, etc. to Ramboll.  We are primarily looking for intern candidates this year, but open to full time as well. We will be at the Engineering Career Fair on Sept 10-11.

We typically hire engineers (civil, environmental, chemical) and geologists, so if you have any contacts in the Geology department, please let them know we’ll be around, as well. 

September 3, 2019

The Beckman Institute is offering free professional portraits for faculty, staff, and students—even if you’re not affiliated with Beckman!

We have scheduled our annual Headshot Day (as we are now calling it), and we decided to open it up to our colleagues in neighboring facilities.

Photos will be taken between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in 1003 Beckman Institute (across from the auditorium—enter through the southwest doors).

Photos will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis, so no need to make an appointment. Short lines are possible, but our photographer works quite efficiently.

To get the most from your portrait, you are encouraged to dress in business casual and wear solid colors.

The Beckman Communications Office will process and share your photo later this fall (please allow four to six weeks).