On November 15 join the University of Illinois and ILGISA in a celebration of GIS Day, the annual salute to geospatial technology and its power to transform and improve our lives. The event is FREE and features a map/poster competition with prizes awarded to the top three student entries. Several companies will participate in the late afternoon career connection session to speak about how GIS is used in their company, the skills they find valuable, and advice for students entering the job market. After their introductions stay to talk about current job openings and network. The event also includes a keynote address by the Founder and CEO of Urban GIS, practical GIS presentations, and lightning talk sessions to deliver GIS implementation strategies. Register by October 31 to receive a free lunch.
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The Fred S. Bailey International Travel Scholarship program will fund up to 75% of the total cost of international travel with a service component. Awards range from $800-$1800. Recipients will be selected on the basis of their demonstrated commitment to the project/program, long-term career goals in international development or related fields, the trip's potential impact on the student's learning and professional development, potential for positive impact on the host community and financial need.
Applications are due October 3. To learn more, visit:universityymca.org/bailey
Surveying & Mapping Career Fair, October 20
Parkland College will host its first Surveying & Mapping Career Fair on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the College Center. Employers are invited to recruit students for land
Dr. Christian Ray from the Chemistry Department will be running a Study Skills workshop next week. Details can be found in the attached flyer.
Each year the AGC Education and Research Foundation offers undergraduate and graduate level scholarships to students enrolled in ABET or ACCE accredited construction management or construction related engineering programs. The application deadline November 1, 2016.
Over $10 million in scholarships have been awarded to more than 4,000 students attending colleges and universities across the country. Through endowments made by AGC members and supporters, as well as AGC Chapters, the Education and Research Foundation awards over 100 scholarships each year to students dedicated to pursuing a career in the construction industry.