Undergraduate Blog

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January 17, 2020

The deadline for the NCSA’s Students Pushing INnovation (SPIN) internships is Sunday, February 9th for the Summer 2020 session.

NCSA has a history of nurturing innovative concepts, and some of the best ideas have come from highly motivated, creative undergraduate students. The SPIN internship program was launched to provide University of Illinois undergraduates with the opportunity to participate in hands-on research and contribute to interdisciplinary projects covering focus research areas in Culture and Society, Earth and Environment, Bioinformatics and Health Sciences, Material and Manufacturing, Data and Computational Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, and Digital Agriculture. Go to our website, spin.ncsa.illinois.edu, and click on the “Apply” tab.


SPIN Summer 2020 session:

Program dates: June 8 – July 31, 2020

Work 20 hours/week for 8 weeks

SPIN interns earn $12.50 per hour and are paid as Undergraduate Hourly employees

Any UIUC undergraduate student in good academic standing

No restriction on year of study or major

International students are eligible

January 17, 2020

Attached are the Career Certificate – International Students (CC-I) Spring 2020 flyers. CC-I is a non-credit bearing nine-week job search training program for international students.

If you want to add an additional blurb, this may help.

The Career Certificate – International Students (CC-I) program is a nationally awarded career program designed to help international students be more competitive job/internship candidates.

Undergraduate and master’s international students are eligible as long as they are available either Mondays or Tuesdays from 4-5:30pm. Attending an info session is mandatory and the application deadline is February 4th. Program details: go.illinois.edu/CC-I Contact: Un Yeong Park at park351@illinois.edu


January 17, 2020

Attached is the schedule of student workshops being held by the Grainger Engineering Library this semester. All workshops will cover different aspects of finding, understanding, and using academic research.


January 16, 2020

Please see link for some Grad College Resources for students.


January 15, 2020

The Simpson Strong-Tie Student Scholarship program assists students who are pursuing undergraduate study in Structural or Civil Engineering, Architecture or Construction Management to support education and encourage the design and building of safer structures in our communities. Your school has been selected to participate in the program. The scholarship award is $2,000. First-time scholarship recipients are also eligible for an all-expenses-paid trip to company headquarters in California the week of July 27, 2020, as part of the Simpson Strong-Tie fellowship.


The deadline to submit the application and required materials online is March 13, 2020. Information along with the link to the online application is available on our website at: www.strongtie.com/scholarships.


Please help us spread the word to your students so they can take advantage of the opportunity to apply. Pass the information on via email to students and professors and post to department bulletins boards where the staff and students frequent. I have attached the program poster to help promote the scholarship. If you are no longer the person handling scholarships or are not interested in participating in the program, please let me know.


This program is administered by Scholarship America. For more information about the program, please contact Cindy Reimers at Scholarship America at (507) 931-0717 or creimers@scholarshipamerica.org.