Undergraduate Blog

To submit an item for the undergraduate blog, email Greg Coughlin.

February 15, 2019

Steve Cihlar with McDermott/CB&I is hosting an information session on February 19th at 6:00 PM at the Illini Union, room 405. Following is the description:

LOOKING FOR ENGINEERS THAT WANT TO BUILD THINGS! CB&I Storage Tank Solutions / McDermott is hosting an Information Session at the Illini Union Room 405 on February 19, 2019 at 6:00 PM. We will discuss exciting opportunities at CB&I. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. CB&I Storage Tank Solutions is the world’s premier global supplier of field erected plate and shell structures for the energy, water / wastewater, petrochemical, metals & mining industries. Key product lines include import and export terminals, atmospheric storage tanks, high pressure spheres, cryogenic storage spheres, pressure vessels, nuclear containment vessels, LNG tanks, egg-shaped digesters, thermal vacuum chambers, elevated water towers, and penstocks. We are looking for MEs, and CEs to do the structural and mechanical design and analysis of plate and shell structures and their associated supporting structures, systems and equipment.

February 14, 2019

Signup for a Speaking Competition at http://forms.illinois.edu/sec/747008 (students must include a narrative and a short video) - deadline to register is 2/20 @11:59PM (the flier has a typo)

Signup for our Workshop at http://go.illinois.edu/SignupW (deadline to register is 2/24 @11:59PM).

One can attend the workshop without competing at the speaking competition (it’s an independent training). All speaking competition finalists will be required to attend the workshop (for professional development).


February 12, 2019

The Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations will be hosting the Women’s Career Institute on Saturday, February 23rd at the Levis Faculty Center. The agenda is listed below, and more details can be found at the following link:



Agenda for the Day:


9-10 am                Registration/Breakfast


                             Track One:  Enhancing/Building Confidence                                                     Track Two:  Thriving as  a Professional

10-11 am            Branding Yourself                                                                                                  Building Credit

11-12 pm            Dare To Lead                                                                                                          Enhancing Your Professional Toolkit


12-2 pm               Lunch/Networking/Yoga/Resume Reviews

2-3 pm                 Keynote on Deconstructing Professionalism


Track One:  Enhancing/Building Confidence                                                      Track Two:  Thriving as  a Professional

3-4pm                  Being Your Authentic Self                                                                                    Having Difficult Conversations

4-5pm                  Combating Imposter Syndrome                                                                          Accessing Mentorship


February 12, 2019

The MS Financial Engineering Program (MSFE) will be hosting TWO information session on Tuesday, February 19th.


11:30AM at Noyes 217 RSVP - https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/6054069 4:00PM at David Kinley Hall 108 RSVP - https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/6873657


February 12, 2019

The Center for Autonomy is hosting Brandon Basso from Uber for a talk from 4-5pm on February 20th.  There will be a reception afterwards for students to network with all the Uber people who come! 

During the day, there will be a technical talk from 11-12pm if that’s of interest too.