Undergraduate Blog

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July 8, 2020

Due to the ongoing impact of the Coronavirus, I have transitioned all in-person workshops to scheduled live webinars, or you can take the on-demand self-paced online workshop any time accessible for an entire year. Starting last month, the exam can now be taken online too!

Webinar and Online self-paced options:


I will be offering live webinars that can be streamed on any of the following dates:

July 11 2020 – 1:00PM – 5:00PM EDT

July 29 2020 – 5:00PM – 9:00PM EDT

August 23 2020 – 1:00PM – 5:00PM EDT  

September 12 2020 – 2:00PM – 6:00PM EDT  -   OR   -

September 30 2020 – 5:00PM – 9:00PM EDT


The above options are all identical.

You can register here for a webinar - https://leadinggreen.com/webinars


Online – Start today - Self-paced recorded workshop


Or take the on-demand recorded course completed at your own pace here - https://leadinggreen.com/online


This course is instructed by a USGBC Faculty member and is the most effective way to pass. The USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for students) fee for the actual exam which can now be taken online from home. Save money by reserving your spot today and make a positive difference in your career!


Cost: $200 - Students can use the coupon code ‘green’ for $50 off (Discounted course price $150)

Save Your Seat by registering here - https://leadinggreen.com/webinars

Or online on-demand here -  https://leadinggreen.com/online

Please contact the instructor Lorne directly with any questions at info@leadinggreen.com

June 25, 2020

The Counseling Center’s Sankofa Black Student Outreach Team is partnering with Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center to offer a safe space for students to process ongoing events and connect with others on Thursdays from 4-5pm. Please see the attached flyer for more details.


June 25, 2020

The counseling center has put together 3 staff that are ready to offer 3 hours of virtual consultation time (total @ one hour each) for students to use for the summer term.  Jennifer, Chris and Bill (see flyer) are great liaisons and are experienced in offering virtual consultation hours. These consultations are brief interactions to gauge what type of services may be most helpful to students and can be thought of as a first contact with a clinical staff member.


June 25, 2020

Eskenazi & Farrell Associates, LLC (EFA) is looking to hire a recent graduate from the University of Illinois.

EFA is a small structural engineering firm in downtown Chicago that performs structural design and prepares structural drawings for commercial, industrial and residential projects.  They also perform façade examinations of masonry-clad high-rise buildings.

Candidates may visit their website at  www.efa173.com to see more information.

June 18, 2020

Please see the following message from Out4Undergrad Engineering:


Please only continue reading and engaging with this message if you have the bandwidth to do so. Priority #1 should always be your mental and physical well-being. Our goal with outreach at this time is not to demand an undue amount of attention or labor from students, faculty/staff.


Black lives matter beyond their relationship with the police and police brutality. Black lives matter in all disciplines and all walks of life. For too long, engineering has employed only white, heterosexual and cisgender men, closed to the diversity of people in our world. As a result, we see that the only innovations brought forth to society are those drawn from their experiences; from seatbelts that fail to protect non-men to racist algorithms which punish and ignore people for the color of their skin, the engineering world must change before it can best serve all people. 


In every way, Out for Undergrad exists to drive this change. While we cannot improve the world by ourselves, we can uplift the people who can. O4U has a strong history of bringing underrepresented and underserved students together. Today, our commitment to supporting our students, especially Black LGBTQ+ students disproportionately affected by our white supremacist police state, remains as strong as ever. 


To help continue this work, please share this opportunity with students in your community. This year, the O4U Engineering Conference will be held virtually from September 9-13th, and is completely free to all students. Please encourage students to apply on our website - this conference is a space for students to meet recruiters from a variety of engineering firms and universities, receive guidance from amazing mentors, and form meaningful, lasting connections with other LGBTQ+ people in their fields. The final round of our rolling admissions process closes on June 14th, 11:59 PM EST.


O4U is here for you, first. Please reach out to O4UEngineeringAdmissions@outforundergrad.org with any questions or concerns.