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March 19, 2020

ClarkDietrich Engineering Services is hiring a Project Engineer Trainee to participate in a 2-month intensive training program in their McDonough, GA location. Full details can be found in the attached pdf and at the following link:



March 19, 2020

Please see the following message from the ICRI Scholarship Committee:


The Chicago Chapter of the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) is proud to announce its  Scholarship Program.  Our desire is to help students attain their goal of receiving an undergraduate or post graduate degree.  The focus of our Scholarship Program are students with a desire to learn more about and work in concrete, concrete repair, construction, or related technologies.


Applications and the guidelines for  ICRI Chicago Chapter Scholarship Program are attached to this email.  Application responses must be received by 5:00 pm on May 1th, 2020.  The Scholarship Committee will make its decision by May 8th, 2020 and will notify applicant who is chosen.  The Scholarship will be awarded at our annual ICRI Chicago Chapter Annual golf outing on June 4th, 2020. 


This year the Scholarship Committee has decided to increase this scholarship award to $5,000.00.   


We look forward to receiving the applications from your students.  Please call me at 773‑638‑5206 if you have any questions.



Steve Genovese


Scholarship Committee


March 19, 2020

Dear Campus Community,

In light of the recent communications and policies set by the University of Illinois with regard to COVID-19, the Office of Undergraduate Research is cancelling the in-person Undergraduate Research Symposium scheduled for April 30. As you may know, all university-sponsored events in excess of 50 persons are to be cancelled or postponed. We are currently investigating and evaluating virtual or other options for presentations; we do not yet know, however, if this will go forward. We will update you as soon as any alternate plan is in place.

Office of Undergraduate Research

March 18, 2020

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is currently hiring for two dynamic student worker teams.  The job descriptions are pasted below. All applicants are welcome. If you need disability-related accommodations, please contact ISSS at isss@illinois.edu.

Welcome Team


Welcome Team student workers will work under the supervision of ISSS staff to welcome, greet, screen, direct, and guide students to resources.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

Assist with moving office equipment and supplies Setup/take-down Cleanup Stock and re-stock tables, and organization Answer general questions Provide hospitality and comfort Ensure that the new international student experience is informative and welcoming Be stationed at one of the 5 drop-off points during their scheduled time Answer student and family member questions as they arrive Act as a leader for volunteers at the shuttle stop Serve as an on-campus shuttle guide - making pertinent announcements at each shuttle stop Help guide students to their final destinations, directing them using maps, helping them to order transportation (taxis, etc) Communicate with other team members sharing general updates and any issues that arise and problem solving as necessary Make sure that all students and family members know where they are going before ending their shift Document distribution and information collection Other duties as assigned

Document Check Team


Document Check student workers will work under the supervision of ISSS staff to welcome, greet, screen, direct, and guide students to resources.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:


•  Perform federally mandated immigration document check

•  Sunapsis database data entry

•  Document distribution and information collection

•  Assist with moving office equipment and supplies

•  Setup/take-down

•  Cleanup and organization

•  Answer general questions

•  Other duties as assigned

March 18, 2020

Students are invited to apply for the YWCA Women in Leadership (WIL) Internship Program. WIL is an opportunity for women and women-identifying students (any year or major) to develop marketable skills and discover their strengths. The program is a two-semester leadership and project management internship. Interns work in small teams and partner with local nonprofits to develop and implement solutions to an organizational challenge. Along the way, YWCA connects interns to local women leaders and hosts workshops with career advice.


For more information, please contact kate@ywcauofi.org or visit ywcauofi.org/womeninleadership.


To apply, please visit: bit.ly/WILapp2020.