Graduate Blog

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May 3, 2016

Interested in pursuing an academic career? Are you at least 2 years away from graduation? Help GradSWE coordinate the Illinois Female Engineers in Academia Training (iFEAT) Program! You will learn about the faculty position application process, meet various professors, and join a community of other iFEAT Scholars. 2-3 hour/week time commitment through the fall and spring terms. If interested, please fill out the Google form by 5:00 pm on Monday, May 16th, 2016.  If you are interested or have questions, please contact

May 3, 2016

You’re graduating soon! Congratulations from everyone in CEE. Before you head out of town don't forget to pick up your free CEE lapel pin (a favorite item among all the CEE alumni)!

To pick up your lapel pin, tell us your plans after graduation by completing the First Destination Survey and then stop by Newmark 1117, located on the west end of the Crane Bay! Students are encouraged to complete the survey beforehand and just bring a screen shot of the completed survey to Newmark 1117, or you can complete the survey in Newmark 1117!

  • Every graduating student received a unique link to the survey through their Illinois e-mail. To access your unique survey link, click here. You can pick your lapel pin May 2 thru 13, M-F from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Please be aware that Newmark 1117 is locked from noon - 1:00pm.

Congratulations again on this great accomplishment!

Questions? Contact Jamie Byrum ( or Nishant Makhijani (

May 3, 2016

Just a few weeks after May commencement, join the Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Association for happy hour in a special section of Revolution Brewing. Network with fellow alumni and meet some new friends in Chicago, all while enjoying top?notch brews and food. Last year this event drew nearly 100 attendees. Don’t miss it!

June 7, 2016

6:00 p.m. ? 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $25 for grads since 2014

Illinois attire encouraged

Revolution Brewing

2323 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago


Register by May 20 and find more information at

Questions? Contact Celeste Arbogast, 217-333-6955,

May 2, 2016

To ensure that you receive summer 2016 health coverage and benefits, please make sure you read the health coverage information online and take action as appropriate. 

The Enrollment/Change period for Summer 2016 is May 13, 2016 through June 03, 2016. During this time, students can go to the Student Health Insurance website and waive the Student Health Insurance fee. Can also go to their MyAccount where they can add dependents online. Students who wish to reinstate back into the plan, must visit the Student Health Insurance Office located in McKinley Health Center, lower level Room 29 and fill out the appropriate paperwork, in person.  For more information, contact (217) 333-0165 or