Undergraduate Blog

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April 9, 2020

Please see the following message from SILMW:


The Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) is an annual intensive language program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We invite students to join the 9% of Americans who choose the unique and meaningful experience of learning a Less Commonly Taught Language (LCTL).  We believe that learning these languages will allow students to gain new global perspectives and set them apart as highly qualified individuals for international work and engagement.  Many of these languages can assist students in securing international positions in governmental, development, and academic sectors.    


This summer SILMW will take place from June 15 to August 8, 2020, and we will be offering Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, and Wolof.  The program is 8 weeks and is divided into two, 4-week semesters. The institute will be offered in an online format, consisting of activities such as language practice, conversation tables, movie nights, and more!  


When you complete the program, not only will you be able to hold a conversation in a new language and have earned up to 10 credits, you will have had fun!   


For more information, visit our website at https://linguistics.illinois.edu/languages/summer-institute-languages-mu... If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at silmw@illinois.edu.  We hope to see you this summer!


April 9, 2020

Please see the following message from department alumnus Shuran Wei on the 2020 Open Climate Collabathon:


My name is Shuran Wei. I graduated from UIUC CEE department in 2018, and I am a current environmental engineering master student at Yale. 

I participated in 2019 Open Climate Collabathon at Yale, and now a part of the team working on collaborating the 2020 events. I'd like to invite students at UIUC who wish to make a difference to the world we live in, and who care about the environment to join our 2020 Open Climate Collabathon. I've attached detailed information about the event, and please let me know if you have any questions.


April 9, 2020

Please see the following message from WSP & Ardmore/Roderick on work opportunities with them:


WSP is hiring!  Take advantage of the opportunity to take stock in your work life!


This is an amazing opportunity to work with a team of innovators, to work in an environment that encourages collaboration, and embraces unity!


Please send your resume to Shannon D. Aguero.


Lead Engineer Lisle: Lead Engineer (ID# 44834)

Engineer II Lisle: Systemwide Support Coordinator (ID# 44836)

Shannon D. Aguero

Business Manager

Illinois Tollway GEC


Office     630.241.6800 ext. 4105

Cell         773.317.9216

Email     shannon.aguero@wsp.com

April 9, 2020

Engineering Career Services' first Civil Career Coffee Chat is scheduled for this Friday from 12:00-12:30pm! See below information for joining the chat:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 443 116 240
Password: 303020


April 3, 2020

April 13, 2020 is the application deadline for the 2020 cohort for iVenture Accelerator, the educational accelerator for student startups at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A program of the Origin Ventures Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership in Gies College of Business, iVenture is open to all currently enrolled students at the University of Illinois. 


This year-long program empowers student-led startups to create economic and social value by providing student entrepreneurs with knowledge, funding, and access to world-class University of Illinois resources and alumni.  Through a virtual format, students will have access to mentors, workshops, expert advisors, stipends for each full-time student member over the summer, and up to $10,000 in capacity funding to help grow their startups.


Questions? Manu Edakara at medaka2@illinois.edu