Graduate Blog

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June 26, 2018

Are you depositing your thesis this semester? Get a head start by completing a few small tasks!

Send your title page to the Thesis Office for a pre-check. Just email a pdf or Word file to and make sure to include your name and UIN in the message. You can view a title page example and download a template on the Thesis Office website. Note: the deadline to submit your title page for August graduation is Friday, June 29.

Doctoral Students: Take your required exit surveys! You can learn more about these surveys on the Graduate College website. Remember – you cannot deposit your dissertation until the Thesis Office has received notification that you completed these surveys.

June 26, 2018

ADM is interested in hiring an intern for this summer with the potential for continued work during the academic year.  The intern would be based out of ADM’s innovation center in the research park.  Below is a brief overview of the internship and desired characteristics of the candidate.

      Part time or full time summer intern starting immediately, with the potential to extend into school year 2018-2019       Graduate student or postdoc with background in engineering if possible chemical knowledge related to sustainability and Life cycle analysis       Tasks required but not limited to: market research of CPG companies’ sustainability initiatives; assists in developing best marketing packages in sustainable materials/renewable chemicals incl. performing LCA       Nice to have: background in supply chain management, including human rights

Please circulate this to potential applicants and ask them to contact Justine Li at ADM if interested 

Justine Li

VP, Strategic Marketing and Business Development

Archer Daniels Midland Company

4666 Faires Parkway

Decatur, IL 62526


Tel: 217-451-8333

Cell: 217-413-5065

Fax: 217-451-2233


June 21, 2018

We have an exciting weekend planned for students to experience AT&T L1VE.  This unique weekend will be filled with access to leaders, deep insight into our development programs and recent grads, contests, and gifts – and most importantly the chance to leave with a job offer in hand! 

It is truly a chance to connect with our top innovators and test-drive our latest technology and learn straight from the experts!    Here’s a taste of what we did at last year’s event: The AT&T L1VE Experience.

This is our current profile: Graduating May 2019 with a degree in Computer Science or STEM related degree with programming skills Minimum of 2 internships within field of study or Minimum of 1 internship and Senior Capstone (can be in process) Preferred GPA of 3.3 or higher Leadership experience:  Campus club, Eagle Scout, etc. Technical aptitude, strong analytical skills, problem solver, team oriented Locations:  Dallas TX, Atlanta GA, El Segundo CA, Middletown NJ and more

June 19, 2018

The Chicago Department of Aviation is actively recruiting for three Civil Engineer IV positions. Please see attachment.


June 19, 2018

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is currently seeking two Transportation Engineer Licensed Specialists, located in Saginaw and Newberry, Michigan.