Graduate Blog

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September 13, 2016

Co-sponsored by Academic Human Resources and the Graduate College, this orientation provides information for Teaching, Research, Pre-Professional, and Graduate Assistants regarding appointments and benefits.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Illini Union, Room 404

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate College at

September 13, 2016

If more than 50% of your total employment at the University is as a Graduate Assistant (GA) or Pre-Professional Graduate Assistant (PGA), your tuition waivers totaling over $5,250 per calendar year are taxable and subject to withholding during the months of October, November, and possibly December of this semester.

University Payroll & Benefits and USFSCO's Student Money Management Center has put together this workshop to help you:

determine how the taxability of tuition waivers affects your pay calculate how much of a reduction in your stipend you should expect identify ways of getting through the months of withholding

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Illini Union, 314 A


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Illini Union, 314 A

To identify if you might be affected by withholding or to register, visit

If you have questions about this workshop, please contact the Student Money Management Center at

September 12, 2016

We are delighted to inform you that the leading Chinese construction company—Jiangsu Transportation Institute (JSTI is coming to UIUC campus for recruitment, and will hold a Career Talk at Lincoln Hall 1002, 11:00am-12:30pm, Oct. 21st, 2016.

With focus and rapid development on exploration, scientific research, new materials, new technologies, etc., JSTI is a premier, dynamic and energetic firm aiming at providing innovative solutions for clients and with strong ability to realize its value. The business spheres include: roads, municipal projects, water systems, city rails, railways, aviation and construction, environment etc.

In order to expand the strategic development out of China, they are now seeking for talents who have education background with concentration on Civil Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Transportation Planning, Information Technology, Water Resources Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology,Environmental Science,Materials Science,Electromechanical Engineering or related fields.

LinkedIn will be the only approach of registration for this career talk.  If you are interested in it, please click the link below or scan the QR code to go to the registration website:

September 12, 2016

The next Kent Weekly Seminar will be held on Thursday, September 15, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., in the ATREL Classroom, Angeli Gamez, PhD Candidate, University of Illinois, will present at 12:30 p.m., “INFLUENCE OF TIRE PARAMETERS ON ROADWAY STRUCTURES.” Please see the attached announcement for more details.

Pizza and soft drinks will be provided beginning at 12:00, and all are welcome to attend.

If you cannot physically attend, below is the information to view the seminar through YouTube live.

September 12, 2016

The Graduate College Office of External Fellowships is pleased to announce a new resource for your graduate students.  Our Fellowship Finder database is a tool designed to connect students to external funding opportunities.  It contains information on over 1,100 awards, and it features a newly-designed interface that allows for quicker, easier, and more targeted searches. 

For an extended introduction to the database, see our blog post, Grad School 101: How to Find Fellowships That Are Right for You. 

Fellowship Finder operates in conjunction with the grant writing workshops, proposal advising, and other services we offer. For details on those, visit our webpages.  If you have any questions about the database or about fellowships in general, feel free to contact us at