Calendar

Throughout the year, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Illinois gathers students, alumni, faculty, and industry partners for various events. Check back often for additional opportunities to connect on campus and in your region. We look forward to seeing you at one of our events!

Calendar of Events

For more information on alumni events, please see our Alumni Events page.

Please check back regularly for new events.

Jul 29, 2021 - Oct 27, 2021

Backpack to Briefcase: Tips and Tricks for the Virtual Experience

Backpack to Briefcase: Tips and Tricks for the Virtual Experience

Keely Ashman, Assistant Director of CEE Alumni & Corporate Relations, along with Engineering Career Services' Lauren Stites, will talk about tips and tools for standing out in a virtual setting, preparing for virtual job fairs, and what platforms will be used by CEE and ECS for upcoming job fairs.

Backpack to Briefcase: Recruiters - What They Want to Hear

Backpack to Briefcase: Recruiters - What They Want to Hear

In a competitive market, knowing how to stand out in a crowd can make the difference between landing an internship/job or having your resume end up in the discard pile. Recruiters will discuss the things they look for during their brief time with each prospective employee during job fairs. For CEE at Illinois students.

Backpack to Briefcase: Resume Review Night

Backpack to Briefcase: Resume Review Night

The session will start with a CEE Alumni Association Board member giving a presentation about ways to craft a winning resume and cover letter. Afterwards, you will be able to meet one-on-one with alumni who will look over your resume and offer suggestions for revision. For CEE at Illinois students.

CEE Fall Job Fair (Day 1)

CEE Fall Job Fair (Day 1)

Hosted twice a year, the CEE job fair brings together company recruiters, many of them CEE alumni, and students, providing the opportunity to find internships and full-time positions. Fairs are held in September and February. The two-day Fall 2021 job fair will take place virtually via the vFairs platform.

CEE Fall Job Fair (Day 2)

CEE Fall Job Fair (Day 2)

Hosted twice a year, the CEE job fair brings together company recruiters, many of them CEE alumni, and students, providing the opportunity to find internships and full-time positions. Fairs are held in September and February.  The two-day Fall 2021 job fair will take place virtually via the vFairs platform.

Backpack to Briefcase: Powering Through the Interview

Backpack to Briefcase: Powering Through the Interview

Join a CEE Alumni Association Board member for a discussion on how to put the nerves to bed. The presentation is designed to explore the interview from both points of view: the employer’s and the prospective employee’s. Develop question answering strategies and skills that will help you leave a great impression on the interview team. For CEE at Illinois students.

CEE Building Grand Opening

CEE Building Grand Opening

Join CEE at Illinois for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, open house and reception to celebrate the new CEE Building. See most up-to-date event information and RSVP at cee.illinois.edu/grand-opening.

Backpack to Briefcase: Negotiating Salary and Job Benefits

Backpack to Briefcase: Negotiating Salary and Job Benefits

Paula Pienton, CEE Alumni Association President, will focus on an often-overlooked aspect of one’s career: workplace negotiation. Learn about common pitfalls of workplace negotiation, how men and women negotiate differently, and how you can translate communication skills into an increased salary and better benefits. For CEE at Illinois students.

Backpack to Briefcase: What to Expect in the Workplace

Backpack to Briefcase: What to Expect in the Workplace

Making the transition from school to a professional workplace can be intimidating. Come learn how to adapt to the workplace as an intern or new hire. Panelists will share advice on how to match your personality with workplace expectations and how to position oneself for career advancement. For CEE at Illinois students.

Backpack to Briefcase: International Career Search Success

Backpack to Briefcase: International Career Search Success

The team at Mott MacDonald is knowledgeable in the art of sponsoring F1 Visa employees, and will help you navigate the tricky waters to a successful job search. Learn tips and tricks during a short presentation and panel discussion with Mott MacDonald’s CEE International alumni. For CEE at Illinois students.

Research Conferences

CEE at Illinois is home to several recurring research conferences that bring together some of the best minds in civil and environmental engineering to learn about new research, engage and collaborate, and connect with peers.

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