Undergraduate Blog

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September 14, 2018


Wednesday, September 26th
& Thursday, September 27th

No Need to Register

Bring your ICard, resumes and your elevator pitch
9:30am-3:30pm each day-Newmark Lab Crane Bay
Lunch Included!

To view participating companies, click HERE

To look your best, make a professional name badge!
stop by the
Newmark Lab-Crane Bay
(south-west corner of Crane Bay by spiral-stairs)

Open Monday-Friday
closed for lunch-11:30am-1:30pm

Questions? Contact Keely Ashman, Coordinator of Alumni & Corporate Relations kashman@illinois.edu


September 13, 2018

Re:Search, the Undergraduate Literary Criticism Journal here at the University of Illinois has announced their call for proposals for the Spring 2019 issue!  Students from all majors and disciplines are encouraged to submit a proposal, provided that the work engages in critical analysis of a form of text or media, such as novels, movies, TV shows, video games, graphic novels, etc.  Papers accepted will be published in both the print and online versions of the journal, which is searchable on Google Scholar.




Information sessions for interested authors will be held on Wednesday September 26th at 5:30 p.m., location TBD (more info will follow). 




Submissions are due by 11:59pm on Sunday, November 4th, 2018.


Please see attached flyer and packet for full instructions.


Questions? Email uiuclitjournal@gmail.com.



September 13, 2018

The Office of Undergraduate Research has partnered with The Writing Center to offer a workshop for undergraduate students focused on research writing skills. In this workshop, we will discuss the fundamentals of proposal writing, guiding students to formulate successful research projects and explain their research in a concise and compelling manner that is understandable to a general audience. Students will leave the workshop with (1) basic knowledge about research proposals and their structure, (2) tactics and tools to write successful research statements, and (3) a list of resources for assistance in the writing process.


These workshops begin next week, so make sure to register today! Each workshop is limited to the first 30 applicants. For more information and for details on how to register please visit our workshops page:


September 13, 2018

TWM is seeking an entry level Structural Engineer (0-4 years of experience) to be based in our Waterloo, IL office near St. Louis, MO.  Details and instructions for applying are available at:  http://www.twm-inc.com/structural-engineering-designer-ei/.  We would appreciate any referrals you can provide.


In the event you know of more experienced individuals in the industry, we also seek the following, all in the St. Louis metro area:

Structural Engineer (5+ years of experience) – any TWM St. Louis area office Civil Transportation Engineer (3-5 years of experience) – Swansea, IL Civil Engineer (5+ years of experience) in Site Design/Transportation – Edwardsville, IL Electrical Engineer (5-10 years of experience) – Swansea, IL GIS Specialist (2-4 years of experience) – Swansea, IL


All TWM job openings can be found at http://www.twm-inc.com/jobs-at-twm/.


TWM was named a Top Workplace this summer by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and is the 7th largest engineering firm in the St. Louis region according to the St. Louis Business Journal.  As an EEO/AA/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer, we seek a diverse pool of qualified applicants.

September 13, 2018

Please see the following message from WTS regarding their 2018-19 scholarships:

WTS is an international organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women in transportation. We are offering four scholarships this year to women pursuing careers in the area of transportation. Two of the scholarships are for graduate students and two are for undergraduate students. The scholarships and amounts we are offering from our local chapter are:

-        Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship - $3,000 ($5,000 national)

-        Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates - $2,000 ($5,000 national)

-        Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Students - $5,000 ($10,000 national)

-        Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Students - $3,000 ($5,000 national)

You can visit our website for more information about the range of scholarships we offer.

All local winners will be forwarded onto the national level to compete for the national scholarship awards. I have attached copies of the applications for each of these scholarships which are due November 2nd.