Undergraduate Blog

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November 15, 2019

Engineering International & Domestic Student “Meet and Greet”

Meet Engineering international and domestic students, faculty, and staff!  Stop by between classes for snacks and refreshments.  Expand your network, and meet new friends!  Learn about Engineering and campus-wide resource!  

-Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 (Food RSVP Deadline: Nov. 13)

-Time: 12:30-2:00pm

-Location: 212 Engineering Hall

-Sponsored by: Engineering International Student Programs (EISP)

-Register here


Applying to U.S. Graduate Schools!

Learn about U.S. graduate school opportunities, applications, resources, and funding! Special Guests: Meg Siebenhar (Graduate College), Liezl Bowman (Bioengineering), Kristina Wright (Engineering Career Services), Viveka Kudaligama (Computer Science), Grainger Graduate, Professional and On-line Programs Resources, and Graduate Student Panel including: Simran Patil (Computer Engineering), Shahriar Muhammad Nahid, (Mechanical Engineering), Lakshmi Amulya Nimmagadda (Mechanical Engineering), Nidia Ines Bucarelli Sanchez (Civil Engineering), Juyoung Leem (Mechanical Engineering), Nurila Kambar (Materials Science and Engineering) …

-Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

-Time: 5:00-6:30pm

-Location: 106B1 Engineering Hall

-Sponsored by: Engineering International Student Programs, The Graduate College, Grainger Graduate, Professional and On-line Programs, Engineering Career Services, Bioengineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Science and Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering 

-Register here


Additional Opportunities:


Engineering Career Services is starting a program to get more feedback and input from underclassmen.  As part of this effort, we have scheduled some round table discussions for sophomores next week.  We would like to hear from a diverse group of students, including international students.  This is a chance for students to share their input and have a meaningful impact on programming and services offered by Engineering Career Services. Space is limited so please register through one of the following links:


Students who are available to participate in the afternoon discussion on Monday, November 18th at 4:00 p.m. should click here to register or use this URL https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/1908887 Students who are available to participate in the morning discussion on Wednesday, November 20th at 9:00 a.m. should click here to register or use this URL https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/7677305
November 15, 2019

If you're interested in applying your engineering skills to development work overseas, consider joining the Peace Corps as an Environment Volunteer after graduation. The Peace Corps is looking for U.S. citizens with four-year degrees in civil engineering and environmental engineering to fill positions in water sanitation and hygiene. Seniors graduating in May are strongly recommended to apply before Jan. 1. To learn more about the types of environment-related projects that Peace Corps Volunteers work on, benefits during and after service, and the application process, email peacecorps@illinois.edu or talk to the Peace Corps campus recruiter every Tuesday and Friday, 10:30am-12:30pm, in the Career Center Resource Room (715 S. Wright St.).

November 15, 2019

The Dixon, IL office of Willett, Hoffman & Associates, Inc. is seeking an entry level engineer to work in their Transportation Department under the supervision of an Illinois Licensed Professional Engineer. Please see the attached flyer for more information.


November 12, 2019

PhD Final Defense – Elyas Goli
Manufacturing of Thermosetting Polymers and Composites Using Frontal Polymerization: a Numerical Study
Advisor: Professor Philippe H. Geubelle
Date: Monday November 25th, 3 pm
Location: Beckman Institute Room 2269 (Tower Room)


November 8, 2019

Students who are composing personal statements and statements of purpose for grad school or other applications are encouraged to attend a Writers Workshop next Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 12-1pm in Gregory Hall, room 311.


We don't require advance registration. Students can find more information about the event on our calendar, as well as personal statement resources on our website.