Graduate Blog

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September 27, 2016

Illinois GIS Day 2016

On November 15 join the University of Illinois and ILGISA in a celebration of GIS Day, the annual salute to geospatial technology and its power to transform and improve our lives. The event is FREE and features a map/poster competition with prizes awarded to the top three student entries. Several companies will participate in the late afternoon career connection session to speak about how GIS is used in their company, the skills they find valuable, and advice for students entering the job market. After their introductions stay to talk about current job openings and network. The event also includes a keynote address by the Founder and CEO of Urban GIS, practical GIS presentations, and lightning talk sessions to deliver GIS implementation strategies. Register by October 31 to receive a free lunch.


September 26, 2016

The City University of Hong Kong has launched a worldwide search for talented faculty members in many areas of scholarship.  You are cordially invited to attend a reception hosted by CityU on November 2, 2016 (Wednesday) at 6:00-8:00pm at Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601, USA.  Details of the reception are given in the attachment.

The reception will be an opportunity for participants to learn about CityU and meet with our Chief-of-Staff, Prof. Paul Lam and senior faculty.  We would be grateful if you could pass this invitation to any colleagues or faculty who may be interested as well as to outstanding postdoctoral scholars who are seeking a faculty position.

Please register for the reception at:

You may also visit the website of our Human Resources Office and submit an online application (if appropriate) with curriculum vitae at the same URL or by e-mail to



September 26, 2016

CITL and the ITA Program in Linguistics are offering a series of four 1-hour workshops designed to help students learn about and prepare for the EPI. This is the same series (and content) that we offered in February.

The dates and topics are as follows:

October 5, Session 1: Overview. Defining terms. Practice strategies.

October 10, Session 2: Using clarification and negotiation strategies

October 19, Session 3: Answering open-ended questions

October 24, Session 4: EPI practice. Setting goals. Resources.

Session descriptions may be found at this link:

Sessions are open to first-time examinees as well as EPI re-takers. Students may register at this URL:

Students may select the sessions they wish to attend, but registration is required. Enrollment is limited to 35 students for each session.

September 26, 2016

Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Illini Union. Join the Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) at Illinois on Saturday, January 28th for our flagship initiative - the Women Empowered in STEM (weSTEM) conference. During this annual event, STEM leaders will share experience and insight from their diverse career paths following a graduate degree. Conference includes panel discussions and breakout sessions to facilitate one-on-one interactions with these speakers and promote the discussion of topics unique to the graduate student experience. An accomplished Structural Engineer, Amelia Patrick, M.S., is already a confirmed speaker for weSTEM 2017. Learn more and register at:! Space is limited, so register early to secure your spot. Please contact Lana Stekovic ( with any questions.


September 22, 2016

Here is info on an info session and interview day for Hensel Phelps.