Undergraduate Blog

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October 10, 2019

Upcoming Engineering International Student Programs:

-International Students, Visas and Starting a Company workshop: Thursday, October 24 (3:00-4:00pm) B02 Coordinated Science Lab. Learn more at the Grainger Technology Entrepreneur Center (TEC) here.


-EISP Undergraduate Research Workshop for International Students: Thursday, November 7 (5:00-6:15pm), 106B1 Engineering Hall


-EISP International and Domestic Student “Meet and Greet”: Tuesday, November 19 (12:30-1:30pm), 212 Engineering Hall


Campus-wide International Student Opportunities:

-LockinChina 80 Days Event: Pre-Employment Workshop for Finding Global Jobs (English): Friday, October 11 (3:00-4:00pm). Learn more on Handshake: here


-LockinChina 80 Days Event for Overseas Chinese Talents (Chinese): Friday, October 11 (4:30-6:00pm). Learn more on Handshake: here


-Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) Chinese Career Fair (CCF): Friday, October 18 (2:00-6:00pm), ARC Multipurpose Room 6. Learn more on Handshake

More than 10 Chinese companies based in China or in the States will participate in this event. According to CSSA’s CCF website in Mandarin, representatives from Hisense, Foxconn, Lexin, Tripalink, Easy Transfer, CTexcel, and Disastal will attend this event. Positions at Oppo, Media and Ctrip will be introduced by CSSA.


-Subscribe to The Career Center’s Weekly International Student Newsletter: here


October 9, 2019

Please take note of The Career Center’s Mock Interview program, which is a great opportunity for students to practice interviewing in preparation for actual interviews.  


Mock interviews are 60 minutes long. Questions are tailored to students’ career interests and individualized feedback is delivered.


Mock Interview

Monday – Friday

9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Career Center | 715 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL
Across the street from Alma Mater

Schedule online


October 9, 2019

New health technologies are transforming healthcare and holds promise to empower people with innovative tools used to improve their health and wellbeing, access healthcare if they are sick, and improve the quality and efficiency of care. To achieve this promise a new generation of engineering and healthcare professionals is needed – professionals with skills in software and hardware development, public health and healthcare delivery, human factors and design.


The Master of Science (MS) in Health Technology program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is an interdisciplinary program developed by the College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) working in collaboration with the Grainger College of Engineering (CoE). This one of a kind program provides you with an opportunity to build skills in a project-based educational program that spans engineering, public health, human factors and design.


First class entering in Fall 2020.  Applications open in January, 2020.



Information Sessions this Fall:


MS in Health Technology Info Session

Oct. 21st

Noon – 1PM

3005 Khan Annex

Pizza Provided




Register to attend a Virtual Information Session:


Nov. 13, 2019: Noon – 1:00 pm

Dec. 12, 2019: Noon – 1:00 pm



For more information about the program:

https://ahs.illinois.edu/msht (under construction)


email: healthtech@illinois.edu

October 9, 2019


Next Step Ministries Construction Internships


Throughout the internship, interns lead community-focused

building projects for hundreds of volunteers throughout week-long, faith based mission trips.

Our interns are directly involved in each aspect of building projects, including:

on-site leadership, planning, estimating, scheduling, budgeting, and management.


This is not an office internship - our interns oversee energetic, professional construction worksite experiences for volunteers that greatly benefit the community,

all while developing their individual skills.


Paid positions: Construction Project Manager, Construction Site Supervisor

Locations: 15 locations in the US & Internationally

Next Step provides lodging, transportation, food for the internship


Next Steps!

Apply online: Internship Application

Check out the Construction Internship Video

Find out more: Life-changing internship


October 8, 2019

Come learn about an academic program that lies at the intersection of Gies Business and Grainger Engineering. With The Hoeft Technology & Management Program, you’ll earn a 22-hour university minor, and you’ll gain additional development experiences that can set you apart: international business trips, professional development workshops, and corporate and alumni networking opportunities. Join us for a social event on October 15 in the BIF Courtyard from 1:30 to 3:00 pm to meet current students in the program and to learn how the T&M Program has impacted their career paths. Snacks will be provided. Learn more and register on Gies Groups: http://cglink.me/r606332