Undergraduate Blog

To submit an item for the undergraduate blog, email Greg Coughlin.

August 18, 2017

The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics is in the process of staffing their team of content tutors to assist student-athletes with their coursework. A content tutor is a person who, in a structured and supervised educational context, enters into a peer teaching and learning relationship with one or more students. The content tutor is an individual who provides a student perspective on learning and educational success while assisting student-athletes to develop improved study habits. Content tutoring is a coaching and learning experience in which content tutors provide individualized academic assistance to enable each student to develop confidence, self-reliance, and competency in each subject.

If you are interested in this position, please see the attached job description which includes a link to the application.


August 15, 2017

The Builders Foundation Scholarship application is available online!  Application Deadline – October 31, 2017.

The Builders Foundation supports future construction leaders by offering renewable scholarships to qualified college students studying construction engineering or construction management.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

Be a sophomore or junior at time of application Be a graduate of a Chicagoland area high school (16 counties in Illinois, southeast Wisconsin, and northwest Indiana) Be majoring in Construction Management or Construction Engineering (civil/environmental/mechanical)

For more information about the scholarship, go to our website. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for promoting this to your students!

August 15, 2017

Lumos Industries is tackling the ever-growing nuclear waste problem in America. Our project provides a safe, passively cooled interim storage facility for spent nuclear fuel; while repurposing the fuel to generate clean electricity. We are currently expanding our team. Among the numerous benefits, team members will also receive 6 credit hours through TE 498/BADM 395. More information is attached in the flyer. Please email your resume to info@lumosindustires.com if interested.


August 9, 2017

Parkland's CIT 255 Engineering Surveying transfers to UIUC as CEE 311.

Online lecture & one lab per week at Parkland

Lecture:  Online, prerecorded
Lab: Thursday, 10 AM – 1 PM on the Parkland campus
First lab day: Thursday , September 14, 2017
Instructor:  Todd Horton, PE, PLS
Enrollment and payment deadline: September 10, 2017

Required books:
•    Elementary Surveying: An Introduction to Geomatics, 15th edition, Ghilani
•    Field book, available at Parkland bookstore

Step 1:  Apply to Parkland online.
Step 2:  Send your concurrent enrollment form to Parkland:
             Domestic Students
             International Students
Step 3:  Pay for your course.

Questions? Email Todd Horton or call 217/373-3785 today.

August 8, 2017

Please see the attached job description for a Project Manager position available at LAI Ltd., based in Rolling Meadows, IL. Application instructions can be found at the bottom of the page.