Graduate Blog

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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.


September 22, 2016

Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) UIUC Student Chapter is hosting a tour of the MTD Operations Center, which is the heart of the MTD day-to-day operations. The Controllers use dispatching software and video feeds to monitor service and provide the safest and most responsive bus service possible. If you'd like to join us to see how this works, fill in the following form:

The tour will be on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6:00 PM at the MTD Operations Center in Urbana (not the Illinois Terminal!). We will send out more information soon to those who sign up - please sign up by 11:59 PM on Sunday, 9/25. There are limited spots, so make sure to sign up soon. And of course, invite your friends who are interested in Transportation!



September 22, 2016

There is an opening for a Hydrology Student Trainee at the USGS Illinois Water Science Center.

USGS student job description: Hydrologic, hydraulic, and water-quality data analysis and modeling. Database management, and preparation of graphics and tables for publication. Possible fieldwork opportunities in the summer throughout Illinois. (Surveying, sampling wells and rivers, equipment operation.) Full-time summer employment preferred. During semester, 12-20 hours per week between 6:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. in 3-hour blocks strongly desired. Pay rate $12.33 - $15.49 per hour depending on skills and experience. Tuition waiver possible for graduate students. To apply, submit your resume and transcript by email to

The U.S. Geological Survey is an equal opportunity employer.