Undergraduate Blog

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

March 22, 2017

Please see the attached flyer for details on an internship opportunity with Stark Excavating in Champaign. They are seeking an intern with a construction management and/or engineering focus. This will be a paid full time position during the summer months. Resumes will be accepted through April 21, 2017.


March 22, 2017

The Chicago Chapter of the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) is proud to announce its Scholarship Program.  Our desire is to help students attain their goal of receiving an undergraduate degree. The focus of this Scholarship Program is students with a desire to learn more about and work in concrete, concrete repair, construction, or related technologies.

Applications and the guidelines for ICRI Chicago Chapter Scholarship Program are attached to this post.  Application responses must be received by 5:00 pm on April 21st, 2017.  The Scholarship Committee will make its decision by April 28th, 2017 and will notify applicants who are chosen.  The Scholarship will be awarded at the annual ICRI Chicago Chapter Annual golf outing on June 8th, 2017. 

This year the Scholarship Committee has decided to increase this scholarship award from a minimum of $500.00 to $2,500.00.   

Please call Steve Genovese at 773‑638‑5206 if you have any questions.


March 22, 2017

The fifth annual Campus and Community Day of Service is planned for Saturday, April 8 at Memorial Stadium. More than 1,500 faculty, staff, students and community members package 150,000 ready-to-prepare meals. Eastern Illinois Foodbank will distribute the meals to 220 agencies who serve the 1 out of 7 individuals in our community who struggle with food insecurity.  To register for this event go to: http://dayofservice.cuvolunteer.org/foodpackaging

March 16, 2017

Several reminders from International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS):


OPT Workshops: Spring 2017

ISSS hosts workshops for F-1 students interested in applying for OPT work authorization after graduation. Workshops are highly recommended as they discuss the application process, OPT rules and regulations, and offer an opportunity for individual questions to be answered at the end of the presentation.

Note: J-1 students are not eligible fgor OPT.

OPT Workshop schedule:
Tuesdays at 11am
Wednesdays, Thursdays at 3pm
Fridays at 2pm


Reminders for Spring 2017

This is a reminder for students to check and make sure that you have done the following, if needed, by the end of this semester:

Applied for a Program Extension if more time is needed to complete degree requirements Graduate students may also need to file a time extension request with the Graduate College, in addition to the request to extend the I-20 Applied for a Change of Level if you are completing a program and beginning a new program next semester. Undergraduate to graduate Change of Level applications will be processed by the Graduate College Applied for the appropriate type of work authorization, if you plan to be employed off-campus F-1: CPT, OPT J-1: Academic Training (AT) Obtained a travel signature from ISSS, if you plan to travel abroad during the summer and return next semester, and the current signature has expired F-1 travel J-1 travel Register for courses for the upcoming semester, if you are planning to continue in your program in the next term Set up an appointment if you plan to take a leave of absence after completing this semester

International students are encouraged to visit ISSS with any questions or concerns you may have!

ISSS, Student Office
400 Student Services Building
610 E John St
Champaign, IL 61820
Email: isss@illinois.edu

March 16, 2017

The Dean's Office is looking to hire new ESTARs, Engineering Student Admissions Representatives (aka Engineering Tour Guides), to start this summer. The hours are 2-3:30pm for daily walking tours of the Engineering campus.

If you are interested in the position, please visit the link below and follow the instructions to apply.