Graduate Blog

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February 21, 2017

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has entry level civil engineering positions (Civil Engineer Trainee) and summer internship positions (Seasonal Engineering Technician Intern) open throughout the state.  Positions include transportation design and construction management.  Application descriptions and forms can be found at and applications, including official transcripts, must be received by Monday, March 13 at 4:30pm. If there are any questions, please contact Clare Curtin at

February 20, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Illini Union, room 210

Presented by Thomas Arkell, an attorney practicing immigration and employment law: Many international graduate students and postdocs will secure full-time employment in the United States. Find out what you need to know about U.S. immigration policies to make a smooth transition. This workshop will discuss the H-1B petition process for full-time hires and options for permanent residence in the U.S. (NOTE: The Architecture Building is located south of the Main Library.) Sponsored by Graduate College Career Development

February 20, 2017

Friday, March 3, noon - 2 p.m., Illini Union, room C

Join us for the inaugural Professional Development Fair for Graduate Students! Come learn about services and resources designed to help you succeed during your time as a graduate student including the Illinois Leadership Center, Office of Volunteer Programs, the Writing Center, and many more! Need a new professional headshot? We've got you covered. Stop by anytime during the fair to have your headshot taken and receive a digital web resolution proof for free.

February 16, 2017

We would like to invite all graduate students to a CEE Graduate Program Update and Q&A Session on Wednesday, March 8 at noon in 1301 NCEL. Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Jeff Roesler will discuss commonly asked questions of the graduate program and will open up to a question and answer session afterwards. Also, he will communicate excting new changes that will be happening in the department. The GSAC group will also have a brief time to update students about their organization. Pizza will be served after the meeting.

February 14, 2017

Lend Lease is seeking a Development Summer Associate to work as a key member of the Chicago Development team during a 12 week internship beginning between mid-May and early-June (depending on student schedule).  The Internship will allow successful candidates the opportunity to work closely with senior leaders of the development team on a range of development activities ranging from project management of the design and consultant teams, to the identification, research and financial analysis of new development business opportunities in Chicago. Please see attachments for more info.