Undergraduate Blog

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

April 1, 2020

Attached is an advertisement for an some exciting opportunities for either graduates looking for full time employment as well as for summer interns that may not have placement as of yet.

April 1, 2020

Please see the following and attached messages from Illinois Leadership Center:


Good morning Campus Partners! I hope you all are doing well and staying healthy. 🙂


The ILC is happy to share that we now have a couple of online leadership training available for students. Below are more details about these programs and how to self-enroll into them. If needed, students are able to receive documentation as a confirmation for completing these programs. 


Also, we are now offering virtual workshops for the Leadership Certificate Program. For more about these workshops, please click here: https://emails.illinois.edu/newsletter/6009426.html 


Please help us and share this information with your students and colleagues. If you or they have any questions, please let us know. 


Have a great day, 



March 25, 2020

Here are some important information and reminders regarding Academic Policies, Registration, and Advising!


Academic Policies – Spring 2020 – Grainger College of Engineering

Please use this website when making changes to courses for grade replacement, CR/NC, or to add/drop a course.  Please know that these special policies are in place for Spring 2020 during this time of transition to online classes.

Direct students to http://go.grainger.illinois.edu/SP2020:


Advising Appointments – Becky Stillwell

Please sign up for an appointment at: https://calendly.com/rborden/advising-hours


Summer/Fall Registration Information:

Time tickets will be released on April 6.  Priority registration begins April 20. Initial registration dates/times for fall will approximate what was previously in place in terms of spacing, with dates moved back by two weeks.


Open registration for degree-seeking students who do not have a priority ticket May 11. This will also be the start of open registration for SUMMER for non-degree students.


Open registration for non-degree students is July 15.


Let us know if you have any questions or concerns!

March 25, 2020

The March 26h CLS information session advertised below has been cancelled due to the suspension of the CLS program for the upcoming summer.

March 25, 2020

Please see the following message from Lorne Mlotek, of LeadingGreen:


I hope this email finds you safe and healthy! Around this time of year, I usually host an in-person LEED training workshops at UIllinois to prepare students for the sustainability demands of the current industry.

Due to the ongoing impact of the Coronavirus, I will be transitioning upcoming in-person workshops to scheduled live webinars. Students will still be able to participate in the identical training, while remaining safe and isolated. I will also continue to offer the on-demand online self-paced option.

With this being said, I was hoping you could send the updated invite below to the undergrads and grads in The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois as some have attended in the past. Your students can also use the discount code ‘green’ for $50 off the course price!

Please send the message below to your students in all years, staff and faculty and reply or CC me on the email you send out, so that I know you received this message!

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

Due to the ongoing impact of the Coronavirus, I will be transitioning upcoming in-person workshops to scheduled live webinars, or you can take the on-demand self-paced online workshop any time accessible for an entire year.

Webinar and Online self-paced options:


I will be offering live webinars that can be streamed on any of the following dates:

March 24 2020 – 7:00PM – 10:30PM EDT April 7 2020 – 6:00PM – 9:30PM EDT April 11 2020 – 1:00PM – 4:30PM EDT   April 18 2020 – 3:00PM – 6:30PM EDT  May 9 2020 – 1:00PM – 4:30PM EDT  -  OR  - May 15 2020 – 2:00PM – 5:30PM EDT


The above options are identical to the in-person workshops.

You can register here for a webinar - https://leadinggreen.com/webinars


Online – Start today - Self-paced recorded workshop


Or take the on-demand recorded course completed at your own pace here - https://leadinggreen.com/online


Make your resume stand out with the LEED Green Associate, the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people!


To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 9000 students pass their respective exam at a 99% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and allows students to graduate with letters after their name!


This course is instructed by a USGBC Faculty member and is the most effective way to pass. The USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for students) fee for the actual exam which can be taken at any time at your nearest Prometric center. Save money by reserving your spot today and make a positive difference in your career!


Cost: $200 for students ($300 otherwise)

Use the coupon code ‘green’ for $50 off (Discounted course price $150)

To register for a live webinar please visit: https://leadinggreen.com/webinars

Or online on-demand here -  https://leadinggreen.com/online

Please contact the instructor Lorne directly with any questions at info@leadinggreen.com


Lorne Mlotek BASc., LEED AP BD+C, O+M

President, LeadingGreen


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