Undergraduate Blog

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February 20, 2020

Clorox will be on campus again this year for our 6th Annual Clorox Product Design Competition. We are hoping you will be able to share the attached documents and blurb below with your students. Please confirm whether you will be able to do so or not. As always, we are looking forward to working with innovative students from Grainger Engineering!


6th Annual Clorox Product Design Competition & Tech Talk

Clorox will be on campus February 25 & 26 to host our 6th Annual Product Design Competition & Tech Talk! Please see the attached documents for more information. This year, teams of 1-4 members will be tasked to come up with a new product innovation, and then present recommendations to a panel of judges. There is no need to prepare in advance! Just bring yourself or a team representing your society and put your skills to the test. Participants will have the chance to win great prizes ($420 Visa Gift Card for the first place team!) and gain exposure with a top consumer products company. The design competition will take place on Feb 25. Each team will be given 45 min to solve a problem and 15 min to present their solution to a panel of Clorox R&D product & process developers. Sign up here (https://forms.gle/a5wd4KAqz23ADfox8)! Our tech talk will be a trivia style session at 7 PM on Feb 26 where students will learn about Clorox and Research & Development. Winners from the design competition will be announced at this time as well! Hope to see you there!


Clorox Design Competition (1 hr slots): 4:00-9:30pm, Feb 25, 2020 – Contest: Gregory Hall 111, Presentations: Gregory Hall 113

Clorox Tech Talk w/free pizza!: 7:00-8:00pm, Feb 26, 2020 – Noyes Laboratory 217  (Note: Winning teams must attend the Tech Talk to receive their prize!)


February 17, 2020

The Career Center is hosting an event for students Friday, the 21st, in partnership with Research Park.  We will be having a panel discussion (with lunch provided!) on how to land an internship at Research Park and make the most of the opportunities there.  Please encourage any of your students that may be interested in interning at Research Park now or in the future to attend.  The event will be at noon in Illini Union room 407.  Our panelists will include representatives from:


American Supply Association
State Farm


February 17, 2020

Please find attached a flyer regarding summer intern opportunities with HOK in St. Louis, Missouri.   Students can contact Gabe Garret directly (his contact information is on the flyer) or apply online. 


HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. Our 1,800 people collaborate across a network of 24 offices on three continents.  We design buildings and spaces that respond to the needs of people and the environment. Our engineers work across every major building type and provide expert guidance across a spectrum of services including structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire-protection engineering as well as facade design and analysis, IT and electronic systems, and building physics.


Structural Engineering Student Intern Job Posting


February 17, 2020

Please see the following message from Environmental Protection Industries:


To whom it may concern,


Environmental Protection Industries is currently looking for Interns for paid internship positions in the Civil Engineering and Construction Management fields.

Our office is located I South Holland, IL and our construction projects are primarily in Chicago and the Chicagoland northwest suburbs.


We are looking for undergraduates, NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED, to work in the following positions to gain experience.


Construction Estimating Project Engineering On-Site Management Construction Material Testing Environmental Testing & Oversight



We are also hiring new graduates looking for their first step into the professional world.


A little about us:


EPI Background EPI is an all-inclusive firm that has the capability of bringing a potential project from Prospective Purchase to a “Vertical-Ready” site

With our in house Geotechnical and Environmental Licensed Professional Engineers we assess sites for all environmental and construction conditions existing throughout the site’s documented history.

Our background in Site Assessment, testing, and reporting brought us to create what we call “Site-Packaging”


EPI Site Packaging Our “Site Packaging” consolidates all underground and horizontal development trades into 1 all-inclusive package and we can provide client testimonials to support that.

Our Project & Construction Managers have years of experience developing and building all types of projects under a variety of conditions.

We offer competitive, solution based and streamlined services seeing as we are experts in soil & underground conditions.

February 13, 2020

The  Diversity and Inclusion Networking Exchange will be held April 1, 2020 in the Illini Union, Room B.

The event will take place 6:30-8 pm, and students can register at go.illinois.edu/dine2020


Please share widely with students who may be interested in the opportunity to:


• Connect with employers who value diversity and inclusion

• Practice networking in a casual setting

• Hear what employers look for in new hires

• Learn what questions you can ask to determine if an organization meets your needs