Undergraduate Blog

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January 23, 2018

The Bailey Undergraduate awards are $3000 awards ($1500/semester) given each year to undergraduate students at the University of Illinois who have demonstrated positive impact and commitment as a result of service, community involvement, leadership, and action. Financial need and academic achievement will also be considered. University of Illinois - Urbana campus undergraduate students in all programs are eligible to apply. 

For more information or to apply online, visit: www.universityymca.org/bailey 

Application deadline: February 16



Not sure if you should apply? working on an application and feeling stuck?  Don't quite understand the financial information?  Attend the online info session on January 25 at 6 pm to ask questions and get advice from the Scholarship Director -- all in the comfort of your own home. More information >>

January 22, 2018

      Need an internship this summer?   Looking for a job?  

Attend the CEE Spring 2018 Job Fair on
Thursday, February 22 in the Crane Bay of Newmark Lab!

Each year approximately 600 CEE students fill the Crane Bay in search of a job or internship, or simply to practice talking with recruiters and establish relationships for future opportunities. The event format includes company booths, an informal lunch, and opportunities for interviews. Students of all levels are encouraged to attend. It’s a good way to find alumni speakers for your student groups as well!

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For a list of companies who will attend the job fair, check the CEE website  http://cee.illinois.edu/academics/career-prep/cee-job-fair-students

Looking for more ways to connect with recruiters? Consider attending the CEE Networking Night the evening before the fair, hosted by the CEE Student Committee. Visit http://csccee.com/networking/  for more details and to register.

Not sure how to prepare for the job fair? Need your resume polished? Consider visiting with a career advisor in Engineering Career Services (ECS). Call ECS for an appointment: 217-333-1960.

Questions? Contact Keely Ashman, kashman@illinois.edu, 217-333-6454


January 22, 2018

The National Science Foundation-sponsored Engineering Research Centers (ERCs)

are recruiting undergraduate students with disabilities into programs for

Summer 2018. Apply now!


ERCs are located at universities all across the United States, each in close

partnership with industry. Each ERC provides an environment in which academe

and industry collaborate in pursuing strategic advances in complex engineered

systems and systems-level technologies that have the potential to spawn whole

new industries or to radically transform the product lines, processing

technologies, or service delivery methodologies of current industries. Activity

within ERCs lies at the interface between the discovery-driven culture of

science and the innovation-driven culture of engineering.


For more information and to apply, follow the links at the URL above.

Each ERC has unique opportunities to engage in research and discovery.


January 22, 2018

Lunch & Learn: Resumes for Graduate Students

Monday, January 29th


3300 DCL


Lunch & Learn: Elevator Pitch

Presented by Catepillar 

Tuesday, January 30th


3300 DCL


Lunch & Learn: Behavioral Interviews

Presented by Rolls Royce 

Wednesday, January 31st


3300 DCL


Career Bytes: Career Fair Panel

Thursday, February 1st


3300 DCL

January 18, 2018

How to Design-Build a Career that Works?

Join Ms. Gupta-Weichold, a successful Green Building Consultant and LEED™ Accredited Professional, for a look at her path to becoming a business owner in Green Building Consulting by always building on her UIUC Civil Engineering foundation. As a Project Manager, she has led construction teams over her 14 years of experience across the USA ranging from Seattle to Miami, hospitals to stadiums, and budgets of $200K to $200M.  Ms. Gupta-Weichold has represented owners, worked on staff at large and small construction companies and now owns her own consulting business.  Her skills in complex logistics, Green Building, design building, problem solving, adaptability, preconstruction management, and team management will be highlighted during her presentation. The seminar will be held at 4pm in Room 1310 Yeh Center, on Wednesday January 24, 2018.