Graduate Blog

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March 6, 2019

Diving into the Water Industry is a mini conference held at the University of Illinois that seeks to give students an idea of different career paths within the water industry. There will be five speakers from different backgrounds giving presentations about their area of focus. Come out and learn about the different career paths that are possible after graduation! Sign up at:


March 4, 2019

CEE students!

Thank you so much for your participation in the CEE Spring 2019 Job Fair! Please take a moment to fill out this survey so we can better prepare for future fairs. (even if you didn't participate, please fill it out!)

March 1, 2019

Please see the following message from the Engineering and Business Administration departments.


We are excited to invite you to apply to participate in a unique class offering for the fall 2019 semester: BADM/ENG 261: Technology & Management (T&M) Seminar. A brief description of the course is provided following this message. 


Space in this course is very limited! If you wish to be considered for one of the 65 available seats, please complete and submit an application by 11:59 pm on Sunday, March 3. You will be notified on Monday, March 25, if you have been selected to take this class. 


You can also find more information about The Hoeft Technology & Management Program, which provides a university minor, on the program’s website, program’s page on Facebook, and the program’s account on Instagram.


While selection for this seminar does not imply automatic selection for The Hoeft Technology & Management Program, this seminar offers students unique insights into the program and some opportunities offered to current T&M Program participants. Participation in this seminar is not required to be considered for the T&M Program. Application to the T&M Program will take place over winter break next December. 





Ilalee Harrison James, Associate Director

The Hoeft Technology & Management Program






The Technology & Management (T&M) Seminar meets weekly during the fall semester. The class is made up of 65 business and engineering students. Senior executives from several of the nation’s leading corporations from a variety of industries share their personal experiences each week and talk about issues that face their companies and their careers.

March 1, 2019

Hanson Professional Services has an internship available – they are looking for someone interested in both structural and geotechnical engineering and intends to pursue a master’s degree.

March 1, 2019

The Geotechnical Engineering area of CEE at Illinois will host Dr. Gary Brierley, President of Doctor Mole Incorporated, to conduct a short course on tunneling April 12 – 13, 2019. Anyone interested in tunneling is welcome to register, you need not be currently enrolled or affiliated with UIUC. Topics of discussion include intelligent tunnel design, subsurface investigations, geotechnical report preparation, ground/lining interaction, cost estimates, shaft design and construction, ground improvement techniques, contracting practices, construction management, and career development.  All attendees must pre-register using the link provided in the attached flyer.