A strong network that spans the globe.
With almost 13,000 CEE at Illinois alumni around the world, joining the CEE family means immediately having connections wherever you go. From student support, to recruiting and professional development, to social events, alumni are an important part of the CEE at Illinois experience. When you graduate from CEE, you become a lifetime member of this active and influential network.
The CEE at Illinois alumni network offers:
CEE at Illinois alumni regularly make appearances in the department, whether to lead a special lecture, participate in a professional development seminar, or to share their knowledge as a guest of a student organization. The department hosts special events throughout the year (for example, a beer tasting, tailgate and golf outing) so alumni can gather together for fun and networking.
Extra support for young alumni.
The Young Alumni Division (YED) of the CEE Alumni Association is dedicated to helping new CEE graduates transition to - and succeed in - the workplace. The YED offers mentorship and social opportunities for young alumni, helping them establish connections with other alumni and build their networks.
In addition to Grainger College of Engineering career fairs, two job fairs are held each year exclusively for civil and environmental engineering students. CEE alumni are regulars at these events, representing and recruiting for their companies.
Alumni are responsible for funding many of the scholarships awarded by CEE every year. They are generous supporters of the department in other ways as well, helping to fund capital improvements, student activities, research opportunities and graduate fellowships.
The impact of participating in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department curriculum is never felt more strongly than after you enter the professional workforce post-graduation. Once you join the fraternity of UIUC CEE alumni, you have a bond for life with thousands of fellow graduates, spanning the state, country, and world.
Taylor O'Connor (BS 15)
Being part of such an extensive CEE alumni family makes me feel like I always have someone to turn to. When you graduate, the world of engineering is all new to you and it's great to just have a network of professionals who you can count on and connect with through the bond that U of I and the CEE department creates!
Lance Langer (BS 15)
Where are they now?
CEE at Illinois alumni can be found all over the world. How many, and where?
US Armed Forces: 8
Numbers based on available alumni addresses. Last updated: Summer 2020
Hear from CEE alumni.
Hear from people who have already gone through the program! Discussion panels featuring CEE at Illinois alumni talking about their experiences at Illinois and how CEE helped prepare them for professional life are available for viewing below.
Alumni Panel: April 1, 2021
Alumni Panel: April 29, 2021