Undergraduate Blog

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March 26, 2019

Rhetoric 105 will be offered online this summer for the second time (Summer II session). It was a success last year, with positive reports from students about the experience and about the ability to meet this requirement over the summer. Please recommend this to your students as appropriate; it is intended for transfer students, upper-level students who have yet to meet their Comp I requirement, and students who have partial Comp credit. It is not intended for incoming first-year students.

The course includes weekly synchronous video sessions on Thursdays, which greatly enhances our relationships with students. Some reported this was the best part of the class, but you should be aware of the requirement going in.

March 26, 2019

Great opportunity for a freshman or sophomore student looking for an internship who lives near Libertyville.

Here is the link to the Village of Libertyville's Engineering Internship.


The application closes May 1st.


March 25, 2019

There is a networking opportunity for Civil Engineering students interested in construction. Reyes Group will be on campus this Thursday, March 28 at the Union with one of their executive leaders to speak with students about their summer internship and full-time openings in Chicagoland and Dallas. The flyer is attached. The event is also posted in Handshake along with the company’s current postings (linked here).


March 25, 2019

D.I.N.E- Diversity and Inclusion Networking Exchange event. D.I.N.E will be held in Illini Union room 314 on April 10, 2019 at 6:30 pm. Please share widely with students- undergraduate and graduate- who may be interested in the opportunity to:


• Engage with employers who value diversity

• Practice networking in a casual setting

• Discover the qualities employers seek in potential candidates

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


Students can register at go.illinois.edu/DINE2019 and find more information on Handshake.


March 22, 2019

Graduating seniors in Structural Engineering may be interested in applying for positions with Saiful Bouquet Structural Engineers, Inc. in California. Please see the attached flyer for details.