Undergraduate Blog

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January 31, 2017

Sustainability LLC will be looking for an intern for the 2017-18 school year. If you are interested, you may apply by sending a resume and cover letter to bechtel@illinois.edu no later than February 16th. Thank you!
Full details of the position are below:

Job Title: Living-Learning Community Intern (Sustainability LLC)
Pay Rate: $10-15, based on experience
Pay Type: Per Hour- Set Rate
Work Schedule: Flexible – approx. 10-12 hours set during the 8:30-8:30pm window and approx. 2-3 hours per week for special events on evenings/weekends
Hours Per Week: Approx. 10-15
Job Duration: August 1, 2017 – May 15, 2018
Federal Work Study: No
Seasonal: No
UIUC Job: Yes
Location: East Campus (Lincoln Avenue Residence Halls)
Contact Person: Jennifer Bechtel
Preference of Contact: email
Contact’s Email: Bechtel@illinois.edu

Job Description:
The Sustainability Living-Learning Community (LLC) is a residential community in University Housing dedicated to the issues surrounding sustainability. The Living-Learning Community Intern (Sustainability LLC) will report directly to the Program Director for the Sustainability Living-Learning Community (LLC) to assist in overseeing the organization and management of the Sustainability Lounge and the Sustainability Garden Shed, two student work and study spaces for students in the Sustainability LLC. This intern will also assist with the organization, marketing, and facilitation of programming within the Sustainability LLC, which will require some standard office hours and irregular evening and weekend hours.  Other duties will be arranged with supervisor, based on programmatic needs and special skills, experiences, and interests of the successful applicant.

Required Skills:
Must be a UIUC student. Must have excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills. Must be willing to learn new skills and concepts independently. Must feel comfortable working independently and as part of a team. Must be enthusiastic about working closely with undergraduate students. Must be passionate about empowering students to make the world a better place. Must have some sort of teaching, presentation, leadership, or facilitation experience and/or training. Must have a creative outlook and a willingness to try new things.

Preferred skills include experience teaching and/or mentoring undergraduate students and/or student groups, marketing experience, gardening experience, bike maintenance experience, awareness of campus resources related to sustainability, and an understanding of basic principles of sustainability.

January 31, 2017

The Undergraduate Advisory Board (UAB) for the CEE department is looking to expand their number of civil engineering representatives! The UAB acts as the link between the student body and the department administration by working closely with the Dean's Student Advisory Committee. We're looking for passionate and committed freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to serve as the voice for the students in their major and class. International students are highly encouraged to apply.

We're looking for students who want to bring fresh new ideas to the CEE experience and strive to become a leader through their efforts. As a board, we're always looking forward to making continuous improvements to the CEE department and promoting the interests of CEE students. So far, the CEE UAB's achievements have included the Spring 2016 Building Social Bridges Event and Spring 2017 CEE Town Hall. Apply today if you're interested in improving the CEE student experience!

Current Board Members:
Stacey Lee (Senior)
Parshv Tamot (Senior)
Zetian Li (Sophomore)
Katie Garibaldi (Junior)
Arturo Woodward-Montes (Sophomore)

The link to the board member application is located here and the deadline to apply is currently on a rolling basis, until all spots are filled.

The second step of the application process consist of an informal interview, so an email regarding interview times will be sent out shortly after the deadline.

If you have any questions, please contact the current UAB Leader, Stacy Lee at slee422@illinois.edu. Thank you!

January 31, 2017


 Please join us on Wednesday, March 8th for the Alumni Dinner
and site visit to Fermilab in Chicago, Illinois!

 Register here. Space is limited and available on a
first come, first served basis. Cost is $20 per person to attend.
(Professional attire is encouraged at Fermilab, and required at the Union League Club. Students who choose to dress casually for the Fermilab tour must change into their suit on the bus after the tour, or they will not be allowed into the Club.)


8:45 a.m. Load charter bus at NCSA circle drive
National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
1205 West Clark Street
Urbana, IL 61820

9:00 a.m. Departure time
**Boxed lunches will be provided on the bus. Please bring your own drink.**

12:00 p.m. Arrive at Femilab.
Students are able to leave backpacks, clothes, laptops on bus.

3:00 p.m. Depart Fermilab and travel to Union League Club (ULC) This will be a 1 ½ hour bus ride.
Union League Club
65 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Coat check available on the 1st floor

4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Arrive and help set-up and greet alumni at ULC
Students will be expected to greet alumni and help set-up as necessary. This is a great networking opportunity!

5:00 p.m. Cocktail reception
(sodas and juice for students at bars, or cash bar), 5th floor Crystal Room

6:00 p.m. Dinner begins,
6th floor Main Dining Room

Around 8pm or 20 mins. after end of event
Gather in the ballroom (where dinner is held) along the back wall to load bus. Bus will drop off in Urbana at NCSA circle drive and at Illini Union. These are the only stops that will be made. **Please be aware of the time and be ready to go when students start gathering at the registration desk to leave.**

11:30 pm arrive back at NCSA/11:45pm arrive at Illini Union 

Questions or Concerns?
Contact Keely Ashman
kashman@illinois.edu or 217-333-6454

January 31, 2017

SOM is seeking the best emerging talent to join them this summer. Design opportunities in their Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and London offices are available.

Selected candidates will gain hands-on project experience in architecture, interiors, structural engineering, sustainable engineering, and urban design,

Submit your resume and portfolio as a PDF attachment by March 20th at: som.com/about/careers

January 30, 2017

I have attached a scholarship application from the Quad Cities Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction. They will be giving out $14,000-$15,000 in scholarship funds this year.  Both men & women are eligible and applications are due March 31st.  Students can also download a copy or learn more about the organization at nawicqc.org.