Undergraduate Blog

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November 13, 2017

The Illinois Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking motivated and experienced undergraduate researchers to participate in the new Illinois Undergraduate Research Ambassadors (IURA) program. IURAs are a collaborative cohort of accomplished and experienced students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ambassadors will promote undergraduate research on the UIUC campus and help the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) develop and maintain student-focused programs that represent UIUC’s diverse array of disciplines. For program information and details on how to apply please visit: https://illinois.edu/blog/view/6204/574055

Deadline for applications is December 3, 2017 at 11:59pm.

November 13, 2017


Network with Industry Professionals 

Thursday, November 16, 2017
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Parkland College Student Union

College students and graduates in land surveying, GIS and engineering and construction are welcome at the Surveying & Mapping Career Fair. Underclassman should attend to get a feel for what companies are looking for and practice talking to company representatives. It's also a great chance to network with industry professionals and search for internship or co-op opportunities.

The second annual Surveying & Mapping Career Fair brings company recruiters and professionals to campus and offers students the opportunity to find internships and full-time positions.

Questions? Please contact Aimee Densmore at 217/373-3838 or adensmore@parkland.edu


November 13, 2017

The Village of Hoffman Estates, located in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, is currently seeking qualified students for their Summer Civil Engineering Internship Program. 

They have had excellent student interns from UIUC in the past and are hopeful to see more Illini candidates for Summer 2018!

These openings are posted on Handshake and are also attached to this post.

Applications can be found on the Village website.

If you have any questions, please contact:
D'Ann Granger
HR Generalist
P: 847-781-2694
F: 847-781-2699


November 9, 2017

A research team in the Department of Communication funded through the National Science Foundation is looking for participants in a project that seeks to help a diverse community of researchers to develop innovative research projects focused around the topic of food and water security.

They are reaching out to students in the College of Engineering who may have the expertise and motivation necessary to participate in this exciting research project. This research provides individuals with an opportunity to collaborate with people from other institutions, as well as work on creative solutions to major science issues. If selected, participants will work on projects with the intention of creating research proposals for submission to funding agencies.

More information, as well as a link to the application, can be found here.

If you have any questions about this research project, you may email Luisa Ruge-Jones at luisar2@illinois.edu, or follow the contact information on the link above.

November 9, 2017

The CARE tutor/peer advisor application is open!

All applicants will be considered!  Application open now through 11/24.