Graduate Blog

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October 26, 2020

Lendlease is hosting a virtual jobsite tour of one of our high-rise tower construction projects in downtown Chicago.  We would like to invite University of Illinois students to join us online for an hour on Friday, October 30th, at 2:00pm (Central Time).  Hosted live by the Sr Superintendent on the project, attendees will receive a real inside perspective and questions will be greatly encouraged.  We hope you  can attend!   Please rsvp at


Lendlease is seeking students with strong leadership potential, who will graduate in 2022 for Internships this summer. Our Summer Internships offer real world experience, competitive compensation, and are an excellent path to a career with Lendlease, which starts with an accelerated development program for new grads called Cornerstone.  Please go to to learn more and apply.  (Applications close November 6th.)

Matt Smart
Sr Talent Mgr & National College Recruiting Coordinator

949 464 7075 |



October 23, 2020

The ACI Student Chapter at UIUC is holding its second general meeting on October 29, 2020, at 6:00 pm virtually over zoom. Brant Jones, P.E., S.E., will be holding a session on "Innovations in the Concrete Rehabilitation of Navigation Locks."

The meeting is set to happen over Zoom on October 29, 2020, at 6 pm. The link to the Zoom meeting is listed in the flyer, as well as below:

Also, this is a friendly reminder about the ACI Concrete Convention from October 25-29, which will be held online and is free for all ACI student members.

If you are interested in attending but have not registered yet, please do so here:


October 21, 2020

Please join Prof Jeff Roesler, Director of Graduate Studies for a Q&A session with the DGS on Monday, Oct 26 at noon on Zoom. He will discuss what's happening in the dept (new building update) as well as give info about what we know about next semester and then open it up for your questions.

Phone one-tap:     US: +13126266799,,88338963453# or +14703812552,,88338963453#

Meeting URL:

Meeting ID:     883 3896 3453
Password:    678318


October 19, 2020

PhD Final Defense – Jamie V. Clark
Optimization of Cellular Concrete for Impact Resistant Infrastructure
Advisor: Professor David Lange
Date: Monday, November 2, 2020 at 9:00 am
Location: Zoom ID: 871 4496 6155 Passcode: 961623


October 19, 2020

Kittelson & Associates, Inc. a transportation engineering and planning firm with 26 offices across the United States, with an upcoming opportunity for any of your students who might be interested.

Staff at Kittelson have backgrounds in civil engineering, public health, urban planning, sustainability, marketing, graphic design, and landscape architecture, among many other fields of study and prior work experience. Our focus is on developing thoughtful and creative transportation solutions through community engagement that improve the safety, equity, and efficiency of communities. I’m reaching out to you because we have planned a series of virtual events to connect with students this fall and I want to share about the opportunities with you.

Every fall, Kittelson hosts a webinar to introduce students to the transportation profession. The webinar traditionally gives an overview of career paths in transportation, opportunities to build an impactful career in both the private and public sectors, and the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the transportation industry today.

This year, we’ve decided to expand the webinar to a seven-part series. Each event in the series will be hosted by a different set of Kittelson team members and will consist of a short presentation followed by lots of time for Q&A. This way students can pick and choose the topics that interest them the most and benefit from more open discussion. Additionally, the new format gives us meaningful time to connect with students in the virtual environment.

If any of your students might be interested in this series, you can send them this overview of dates and topics or forward the information below. We also welcome you to sign up for one or more sessions if you’re interested! We’d like your feedback as we continue to refine the ways we share information and engage with students.


A Career in Transportation

Wednesday, October 21

Register Here

Kittelson’s Culture and Values

Tuesday, October 27

Register Here

Kittelson’s Internship Program

Wednesday, October 28

Register Here

Transportation Planning Projects

Tuesday, November 9

Register Here

Transportation Operations Projects

Wednesday, November 10

Register Here

Transportation Design Projects

Tuesday, November 17

Register Here

Innovation and Research in Transportation

Wednesday, November 18

Register Here