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February 20, 2019

We’re Hiring Career Peers!


Engineering Career Services is excited to announce that we will be expanding our services through a new student paraprofessional program for the 2019-2020 academic year!   Our Career Peers will receive extensive training to work with students in ECS through one-on-one drop-in appointments to provide resume reviews, cover letter reviews, interview preparation, and additional career resources.   The Career Peers will also hold presentations for RSOs and other organizations.  The full job posting is attached.


Students can apply on Handshake @ Illinois  https://illinois.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2441889.  The deadline to apply is March 13th, 2019. 


To learn more, students can attend a brief info session on the following dates in 2240 DCL:

Feb. 28th 4 pm

Feb. 28th 4:30 pm

March 1st 12 pm 

March 1st 12:30 pm


Benefits of being an ECS Career Peer include:

• Compensation: This is a $10.00 per hour paid position. Lead CPs earn $11.00 per hour.

• Increased Personal Career Readiness: Everything you learn and share with students also benefits you!

• Build Your Professional Network: Collaborate with student organizations, campus partners, and employers.

• Hard & Soft Skill Development: Grow and sharpen skills and knowledge in the areas of leadership, consulting, communication, collaboration, public speaking, writing, and more.

• Professional Development: Supported by your supervisor and enhanced by the resources of ECS.


Questions can be directed to: Kristina Wright, wrightk@illinois.edu.  


February 20, 2019

Hispanic Access Foundation's internship platform, the MANO Project, offers enriching internships for Latino students to work with federal agencies. We're currently accepting summer internship applications for engineering students to work with the US Bureau of Reclamation. Applications are due on March 8th, 2019. These internships are paid and provide FREE housing near the Lakewood, CO location.

We'd like to ask for your help in sharing these opportunities with talented Latino students who may be interested in developing and building their professional experience. All internship opportunities can be found on the MANO Project website.

Please see the attached flyer or our application website for more information. Interested candidates may contact us by e-mail with any questions regarding internships. We appreciate your support in sharing these opportunities with students and your network.


February 19, 2019

The College of Engineering has a number of New Student Registration Assistant and Director positions available. They are looking to hire 15 to 20 students for the Assistant position and 1 to 2 individuals for the Director position (flyer attached & job posted on Handshake). 

Assistants will help students register for courses over the summer, walk students to designated location, and help with setup/cleanup.  Application deadline: Mar. 15th

Directors will assist with overseeing Assistants staffing, scheduling advising appointments, managing the computer lab, and setup/cleanup for each registration day.  Application deadline: Mar. 1st

Any interested students can apply at: https://go.engineering.illinois.edu/ApplySummerHelp


February 15, 2019

Steve Cihlar with McDermott/CB&I is hosting an information session on February 19th at 6:00 PM at the Illini Union, room 405. Following is the description:

LOOKING FOR ENGINEERS THAT WANT TO BUILD THINGS! CB&I Storage Tank Solutions / McDermott is hosting an Information Session at the Illini Union Room 405 on February 19, 2019 at 6:00 PM. We will discuss exciting opportunities at CB&I. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. CB&I Storage Tank Solutions is the world’s premier global supplier of field erected plate and shell structures for the energy, water / wastewater, petrochemical, metals & mining industries. Key product lines include import and export terminals, atmospheric storage tanks, high pressure spheres, cryogenic storage spheres, pressure vessels, nuclear containment vessels, LNG tanks, egg-shaped digesters, thermal vacuum chambers, elevated water towers, and penstocks. We are looking for MEs, and CEs to do the structural and mechanical design and analysis of plate and shell structures and their associated supporting structures, systems and equipment.

February 14, 2019

Signup for a Speaking Competition at http://forms.illinois.edu/sec/747008 (students must include a narrative and a short video) - deadline to register is 2/20 @11:59PM (the flier has a typo)

Signup for our Workshop at http://go.illinois.edu/SignupW (deadline to register is 2/24 @11:59PM).

One can attend the workshop without competing at the speaking competition (it’s an independent training). All speaking competition finalists will be required to attend the workshop (for professional development).