Graduate Blog

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September 6, 2016

Please see attached for info on some information sessions this week for Bain and Co.


September 6, 2016

Avencore will be once more recruiting at the ECS Career Fair next Wednesday (9/7) and I was hoping you could help spread the word to Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate students. We are looking for Masters students and above, interested in full-time positions.


AVENCORE is a management consultancy that specializes in enhancing the competitiveness of major industrial groups. Client management engages AVENCORE to spearhead strategic initiatives in cost reduction and innovation. We operate across varied industries, including Aerospace, Automotive, Electronics, and Energy.

Our projects target:

-            Product (re)development (Value Engineering / Value Analysis)

-            Manufacturing and Service Operations (OPEX)

-            Capital Investments (CAPEX)

-            Commodity Sourcing

AVENCORE provides services to clients across the globe and has offices in the United States, France, Germany, and China.


AVENCORE is seeking talented engineers who are looking for immediate responsibility and exposure to a broad range of industries. As a Management Consultant, you will be part of a small, dedicated AVENCORE team working directly at the client’s site; professionalism, collaboration, and interpersonal skills are required.

Your team will work with the client’s upper management to define the project scope and goals, build multidisciplinary teams, and establish conditions for success. You will then lead the client’s teams to devise, develop, and validate competitive solutions using a holistic approach involving marketing, engineering, procurement, and manufacturing. Success on a project will depend on your technical abilities, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.


-            Graduate degree in Engineering

-            Strong technical skills and the ability to understand complex systems quickly

-            Excellent leadership, communication, and presentation skills

-            Willingness to travel across North America and internationally

-            U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident



To apply, please send a résumé and cover letter to

For more information, please visit and stop by our booth at the Career Fair.




September 6, 2016

December 2016 Graduates

Students who plan on having all degree requirements completed and will graduate in December 2016 should add themselves to the December degree conferral list via Student Self-Service. Please contact your department with any questions or if you have problems adding yourself to the list via Self-Service.

September 6, 2016

PhD Final Defense - Hajin Choi

Evaluation of Internal Damage in Reinforced Concrete Elements Using Ultrasonic Tomography

Advisor: Professor John S. Popovics

Date: Friday, September 16, 8:00 am

Location: Newmark Room 2218


September 2, 2016

PhD Final Defense - Na Kyung Kim

Biological degradation of soluable microbial products in a combined system of anaerobic packed-bed reactors and a down-flow hanging sponge reactor

Advisor: Professor Wen-Tso Liu

Date: Monday, September 19, 9:00 am

Location: Newmark Room 1225