Undergraduate Blog

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February 10, 2017

Here is an exciting summer internship opportunity to work in the Federal government. On February 15th, the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General will be seeking applicants on www.usajobs.gov for Management and Program Analyst, Auditor, and Investigative Analyst Pathways Interns with an annualized salary beginning at $44,941. As the vacancy is limited to a certain number of applicants and may close early if that limit is reached, it is imperative that any interested candidates apply as soon after the opening as possible.

Current students seeking a degree in a related field of study, such as public policy, law, political science, business administration, finance, public administration, Engineering, Criminal Justice, Accounting are eligible to apply. Students must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.  Students seeking a Master's degree are desired.

This is for a summer internship. Interns will be expected to work during the Summer of 2017 (not to exceed September 30, 2017 unless extended). This is a student internship opportunity under the DOT Pathways Program. After successful completion of the program requirements, the individual may be converted to a permanent appointment, though there is no guarantee of conversion. Extensions to this appointment may occur, though there is no guarantee of extension.

The Office of Inspector  General (OIG), works within the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to promote efficiency and effectiveness, and prevent or stop waste, fraud and abuse in departmental programs. We do this through audits and investigations. OIG also consults with the Congress about programs in progress and proposed new laws and regulations. The Inspector General Act of 1978 gives the Office of Inspector General autonomy to do its work and independence. OIG carries out its mission by issuing audit reports, evaluations, management advisories, investigations, and other products with findings and recommendations to improve program delivery and performance. Pathways Interns will be entry-level analysts and work with audit teams in a developmental capacity to conduct reviews of the efficiency and effectiveness of Department of Transportation programs. They will make key contributions to a variety of possible products, including assisting with audit reports, briefings to DOT leadership or congressional stakeholders, management advisories, congressional testimonies, and other duties as assigned.

More info:

Jennifer Gale

Department of Transportation

Office of Inspector General

Office of Human Resources

1200 New Jersey Ave, SE W71-119

Washington, D.C.  20590

(202) 366-9682 (V)

(202) 366-2003 (F)

February 8, 2017

The Spring 2017 CEE Job Fair will be held Thursday February 23rd in the Newmark Crane Bay. Make sure to stop by the front admin office at any time during normal business hours (8:30am-12pm, 1pm-5pm M-F) to create your free custom nametag.


February 8, 2017

The Senior 100 Honorary application is open! The Senior 100 Honorary is a highly prestigious award granted to the 100 most outstanding seniors of every graduating class.  The seniors nominated and selected for this honor are recognized for their accomplishments in the classroom as well as their impact on our campus community through service and involvement.  A ceremony including a brunch, keynote speaker, and award presentation will take place for the recipients of this distinguished honor on Sunday, April 30th at 10 A.M.  at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.  We encourage all seniors to apply!  The application can be found at illinisaa.com, and is due March 1st at 11:59pm.

February 7, 2017

Farnsworth Group in Peoria, IL is seeking a Structural Engineering Intern for Summer 2017.

For more information please visit: http://newton.newtonsoftware.com/career/JobIntroduction.action?clientId=...

February 7, 2017

Date: Friday, April 7, 2017
Time: 12-3:30 pm
Location: University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign, IL 61820

Join Illinois Water Day as we take part in an international celebration of our world's most precious resource, water!  We will screen a major film documentary, "Damnation," and you will have the opportunity to participate in meaningful discussion concerning water and infrastructure.  Plus, there will be a poster session featuring research from graduate and undergraduate students alike.  And finally, we will have lots of tasty food!  So come on out to learn more about this crucial resource.

Contact: Email at waterdayillinois@gmail.com or visit our website http://waterday.illinois.edu/

I have also attached a flyer that would be helpful for anyone looking for more information.