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October 26, 2016

ITE UIUC is proud to host the third annual Chicago networking trip in collaboration with ITE Illinois Section. We are excited to be able to take our members to network with top transportation firms in downtown Chicago. The current firms include Jacobs and CivilTech, but will also include at least one more company. This is a great opportunity to talk directly to the top engineers at the firms and exchange resumes. 

The trip will be on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. We will meet outside Newmark Civil Engineer Lab (outside the Yeh Center on Matthews Ave) at 7 AM and return by 6 PM. We have limited seats on the bus, so it will be on a first come first serve basis. 

If you're interested, please go to tinyurl.com/ITEChicago16 and fill out the form by midnight Saturday, Oct. 29. The event will cost $15 per student. See the attached flyer for details. 


October 26, 2016

MechSE is offer a course next semester called “Introduction to Tribology” which includes mechanics and lubrication fundamentals – pertinent topics for CEE majors. See the attached flyer for full details.


October 26, 2016

The College and iFoundry have developed two courses to help our students flourish as leaders and thoughtful engineers.  As registration for SPR17 nears, I'd like to call your attention to them:  ENG 298: Learning Leadership Presence (LLP)  and ENG 298: Heroic Systems: Technology and Culture (HS).

These courses were especially designed for engineering students to learn from the humanities and arts disciplines and to gain general education credit in the process.

ENG 298 LLP has top faculty from the dance and theatre departments using the creative arts to help students build their leadership presence in the workplace, in public life, and in community. 

ENG 298 HS has top engineering and interdisciplinary experts teaching students about the cultural and historical transformations of such life-changing heroic systems as transportation, electrification, telecommunications, medicine, and more.

Please encourage your advisees and departmental students to consider registering for ENG 298: Learning Leadership Presence or ENG 298: Heroic Systems.

Details are below and in the attached fliers.

Register now for ENG 298: LLP or ENG 298: HS offered this SPRING 2017: https://courses.illinois.edu/schedule/2017/spring/ENG/298  Contact Karen Hyman, Associate Director of iFoundry, with any questions.


October 26, 2016

The following is a message from Next Step Ministries regarding their paid summer internship program. More details are available in the attached flyer and the link below:

My name is Jeremy Singer; I am the Internship Coordinator for Next Step Ministries. My colleague, AJ Benik, reached out via email to your school last year, and I am looking to again share an internship opportunity to your department’s students for this upcoming summer.

It’s a bit unique. In 2007 we started an internship program for construction and engineering majors that wanted to use their skills out in the mission field, designing and building homes for communities in need.

We currently partner with about 20 CM/Engineering programs across the country and provide summer co-ops in 16 communities here in the US, Haiti, and Guatemala.

We have multiple open positions as Construction Managers and Construction Team Members for the 2017 summer and I wanted to see if there would be an opportunity to share this position with your students.

Please let me know if you would be willing to forward the attached flyer and website link below to your department students, or if you have the names of any student you would recommend that I could contact directly.

We also have a construction internship video and web page for prospective interns that gives a good idea of what to expect from an internship with Next Step. This can be found at http://www.nextstepministries.com/internships/construction/

Please let me know if you have any questions, and thank you for your time!



October 24, 2016

October 26 | 5-6pm | University YMCA | Wahl Room

Did you know that having a communications plan for your organization is the first step in developing a solid media relations campaign for your cause? YMCA Communications Director, Megan Flowers covers the key elements of a communications strategy using exercises to establish goals, target audiences, and develop messages that move people to action as well as how press/PR plans, web strategies and marketing plans fit into your organization's overall communications strategy. Megan Flowers has acted as Communications Director of the University YMCA since 2012. She has trained with Chicago-based Community Workshop, Constant Contact, University of Illinois Center for Global Studies, and YMCA of the USA. 

Dinner will be provided. To register for this free, public workshop, visit: universityymca.org/student_leadership/workshops.