Undergraduate Blog

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April 15, 2019

The College of Engineering is looking to hire ESTARs (Engineering Tour Guides) for the summer AND a new ESTAR Director to start this summer thru the academic year. The attached flyers include the application details, deadline to apply is Monday, April 28th. The job is posted on handshake as well. 


April 15, 2019

Now Accepting Applications to Illinois Undergraduate Research Ambassadors Program (IURA)

The Illinois Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking motivated and experienced undergraduate researchers to participate in our Illinois Undergraduate Research Ambassadors (IURA) program. The IURA program is a collaborative cohort of accomplished and experienced students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ambassadors are responsible for promoting undergraduate research on the UIUC campus and helping the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) to develop and maintain student-focused programs that represent UIUC’s diverse array of disciplines.


Deadline for Applications: April 23, 2019 at 11:59pm


For more information about this position including instructions to apply, please visit: https://go.illinois.edu/IURA_apply


April 9, 2019

The 2019 Student Employment Symposium will be held at the ARC Auditorium on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 1:00-5:00 PM. This is a free professional development opportunity for faculty, staff, and graduate students interested in current student employment and supervision practices on campus. This is an excellent opportunity to network with folks across campus who employ students to support the mission and goals of their respective units.


The Symposium will feature a keynote, concurrent sessions, and lightning talks all pertaining to student employment. Topics covered may include: recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling, supervision, assessment, and more! This year we are excited to welcome our keynote speaker, Adam Peck, Acting Assistant Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. His work has focused on connecting student employment experiences to leadership development and career readiness.


Register: https://go.illinois.edu/2019SESRegistration


Registration for the event closes on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

April 9, 2019

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards approximately 2,000 full scholarships annually to students for a year of study, research or English teaching in any of over 140 countries worldwide.  For students interested in science and engineering, the environment and/or sustainability, there are many opportunities, including:


Fulbright named awards related to science, engineering, the environment and sustainability:

Taiwan-Energy Engineering at National Cheng Kung University

Taiwan-Creative Industries Design at National Cheng Kung University

Finland-Lappeenranta University of Technology

Netherlands-Delft University of Technology Applied Sciences Award

Netherlands-Delft University of Technology: Industrial Design Engineering Award

Netherlands-Fellowship in Flood Management

Singapore-Urban Planning & Sustainable Design Award

UK Bangor University Award in Ocean Science

Australia: Western Sydney University Award in the Arts, Environmental, & Public Health 

Chile Science Initiative Awards

Fulbright/Casten Family Foundation Award at the University of Gastronomic Sciences

Netherlands-Delft University of Technology: Industrial Design Engineering Award

Taiwan-Energy Engineering at National Cheng Kung University

UK-Imperial College London Award

In addition, here is a table of all countries where students can earn a graduate degree on a Fulbright student award.  There are even more countries that will allow research projects in any field.


The National and International Scholarship Program will be hosting information sessions (starting April 16th) for undergraduate students and recent alumni to provide an overview of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, including eligibility, grant types, and application advice. Students studying abroad and alumni can join us remotely for one of our webinars.


In addition to information sessions, we will be hosting in-depth workshops on each application component to help students get started in filling out the application. We will share samples of successful applications, provide helpful suggestions for essay writing, and answer questions.


Sessions are targeted to juniors, seniors, and recent alumni who wish to apply for the Fulbright Priority Deadline of June 17, 2019.

April 9, 2019

Please see the attached flyer for information on the AMAC Foundation Scholarship. Applications are due April 22nd, 2019.