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May 14, 2019

Summer Career & Professional Development Workshop Series

Mark your calendars! This summer, the Graduate College will offer a series of career and professional development workshops on a variety of topics. Every Tuesday, you’ll learn skills and strategies to help you succeed in graduate school and beyond:

May 21: Making the Most of Summer May 28: Talking About Your Research June 4: Thesis Review & Deposit June 11: Resumes & Cover Letters June 18: Interview Strategies June 25: GradMAP – Planning for Success July 2: Expanding & Maintaining Your Network July 9: Getting the Mentoring You Need July 16: Managing Large Projects July 23: Staying Organized During a Job Search August 6: Getting Ready for an Industry Job Search This Fall August 13: Getting Ready for a Faculty Job Search This Fall

All workshops will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Gregory Hall, room 319. See the full schedule and other Graduate College events at


May 14, 2019

Student Insurance Enrollment Period

May 10, 2019 - June 12

During the enrollment period you can do the following:

Reinstate if you’ve previously waived out of the Student Health Insurance Plan. Enroll into the health plan Add a dependent, partner, and /or spouse. Opt Out of the student Health Insurance Plan if you have comparable coverage.


May 14, 2019

AGES of JAX, Inc.(AGES) is currently looking for a Construction Materials Engineer for a position in Jacksonville, FL. The North Florida Area is currently booming with new development and our firm is looking for qualified engineering personnel to join our team right away. This engineering position is a full-time, salaried permanent position with great benefits. We offer company transportation, cell phone, health insurance, sick leave, simple IRA packages and other bonus incentives.

Position Description and Requirements:

• University graduate (Degree in geotechnical, geological or civil (materials) engineering preferred)

• 5 to 10 years experience in residential and commercial construction fields

• Basic knowledge of Quattro Pro, Word Perfect and Outlook

• Level of proficiency in AutoCAD, desired

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Valid drivers license required

• Flexibility to work outside normal business hours as required

• Must be well organized, have the ability to manage and prioritize several assignments at one time, deliver on time and

on budget

• Maintain project management of assignments that may include conducting and coordinating of a wide variety of

expertise on concrete, soil and asphalt, materials testing programs, investigations on existing roads, bridges, dams and

other structures

• Maintain technical proficiency with local government agency requirements and industry standards, including

participation in professional practice groups and organizations

• Manage and /or review construction materials testing projects from the proposal stage through to completion

• Maintain and develop client relations

• Maintains assigned equipment and related calibration and laboratory certifications

Please contact:

Jamie Williford

Administrative Assistant

9556 Historic Kings Road South

Suite # 201

Jacksonville, Florida 32257

(904) 886-0766

May 13, 2019

PhD Final Defense: Cheryl L. Weyant
Advisor: Dr. Tami Bond
Date: Thursday May 16th, 12:00pm
Location: Room 2310 Newmark Civil Engineering Building


May 8, 2019

Please see the attached flyers for information on WindAid's 2019 Volunteer Program.