Undergraduate Blog

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March 1, 2019

Hanson Professional Services has an internship available – they are looking for someone interested in both structural and geotechnical engineering and intends to pursue a master’s degree.  https://hansoninc.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/HPS/job/St-Louis-MO/Studen...

March 1, 2019

The Geotechnical Engineering area of CEE at Illinois will host Dr. Gary Brierley, President of Doctor Mole Incorporated, to conduct a short course on tunneling April 12 – 13, 2019. Anyone interested in tunneling is welcome to register, you need not be currently enrolled or affiliated with UIUC. Topics of discussion include intelligent tunnel design, subsurface investigations, geotechnical report preparation, ground/lining interaction, cost estimates, shaft design and construction, ground improvement techniques, contracting practices, construction management, and career development.  All attendees must pre-register using the link provided in the attached flyer.


February 28, 2019

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 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 3rd, 2019.  The Scholarship Committee will make its decision by May 10th, 2019 and will notify applicant who is chosen.  The Scholarship will be awarded at our annual ICRI Chicago Chapter Annual golf outing on June 6th, 2019. 


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.


February 28, 2019

Seats remain open in some second eight week (Part of Term B) courses if you are in need of additional credits this semester. One such course description follows:

University undergraduates (open to all colleges/majors)

AHS-199 VT2: Career Development for Military-Connected Students

2nd 8 weeks (3/11/2019 – 5/1/2019)

CRN 53918

Who should take this class: This course is designed to introduce all military-connected students and supporters of veteran issues to the subject of career development and to provide strategies that enable them to land a career and succeed in the workplace. This course provides an overview of the civilian and federal search process, resources for creating effective resumes and cover letters, interview preparation, job negotiations, professional networking and knowledge of various industries and organizations. This class meets from Tu-Th 11:00 am to 12:20 pm in room 1020 at the Center for Wounded Veterans, 908 W. Nevada St., Urbana. See UIUC course catalog for more information.

February 28, 2019

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is recruiting Civil Engineers for the Professional Development Program!

On-the-job training will be provided in one of FHWA Field Offices.

Applicants must be willing to maintain geographic mobility while on the program. Signed mobility and service agreements are a condition of employment.

For more information and to apply, please view the following USAJOBS job announcement # and click here:

Job Announcement Number:



This job will close when they have received 200 applications which may be sooner than the closing date (3/06/2019).