Undergraduate Blog

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September 13, 2016

The Lane Construction Corporation will be attending the Engineering Career Fair at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign on September 22nd. Lane recognizes the exceptional education students receive within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the faculty’s commitment to their success. Lane is the #1 Highway Contractor and a leading heavy civil construction corporation. Specializing in highways, bridges, mass transit, and airport systems, Lane is also one of the largest producers of Hot Mix Asphalt in the United States. There are several internship and full-time opportunities available at Lane for students majoring in Civil, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering as well as Construction Management.

See the attached flyers for job and internship opportunities. Shannon Tenney can be contacted directly for any questions: SRTenney@laneconstruct.com, 203-439-2142


September 13, 2016

Kiewit Engineering will be visiting campus on Wednesday September 21, 2016 and holding an info session from 6-7pm in the Transportation Building. Full details can be found in the attached flyer.


September 12, 2016

Dear students,

We are delighted to inform you that the leading Chinese construction company—Jiangsu Transportation Institute (JSTI http://www.jsti.com/) is coming to UIUC campus for recruitment, and will hold a Career Talk at Lincoln Hall 1002, 11:00am-12:30pm, Oct. 21st, 2016.

With focus and rapid development on exploration, scientific research, new materials, new technologies, etc., JSTI is a premier, dynamic and energetic firm aiming at providing innovative solutions for clients and with strong ability to realize its value. The business spheres include: roads, municipal projects, water systems, city rails, railways, aviation and construction, environment etc.

In order to expand the strategic development out of China, they are now seeking for talents who have education background with concentration on Civil Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Transportation Planning, Information Technology, Water Resources Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology,Environmental Science,Materials Science,Electromechanical Engineering or related fields.

LinkedIn will be the only approach of registration for this career talk.  If you are interested in it, please click the link below to go to the registration website:


September 12, 2016

Hello Travelers!   

This coming Wintermester the Recreation, Sport, and Tourism Department is offering a 3 credit travel study opportunity to beautiful Fiji.  This is a two week trip over winter break (December 31- January 15) that is open to all majors and has no pre-requisites.  The links below will take you to the tentative itinerary and the course application.  Additionally, the study abroad website (www.studyabroad.illinois.edu) has more information about the trip and possible financing options.

Itinerary:  Fiji Itinerary.2016-2017.Draft.pdf
Application: https://app.studyabroad.illinois.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewP...

Finances: The trip does not have to be paid in full until the day the trip leaves (December 31). Many scholarships are available (link: http://www.studyabroad.illinois.edu/scholarships).

If you are interested in an adventure over winter break please apply ASAP as the application deadline is September 15th!

If you have any questions, please contact the trip co-leaders, Bin Lizzo (lizzo@illinois.edu) or Daniil Tendera (dtender2@illinois.edu). If you would like questions answered from a student’s perspective, please feel free to email Alexxis Franklin (afrnkln2@illinois.edu); she was a student on the Fiji trip last year.