Graduate Blog

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September 14, 2016

Are you interested in engineering outreach, giving technical presentations, or developing public speaking skills? Do you want to help change the conversation about engineering? 

If so, you should consider joining Illinois Engineering Ambassadors!

Through outreach and technical presentations, we aim to change the conversation about what it means to be an engineer by giving presentations on how engineers are positively impacting the health, happiness, and safety of our world.

Engineering Ambassadors is not an RSO. It is an organization sponsored by the College of Engineering, advised by Dean Brunet and Bioengineering Professor Dr. Amos.

Engineering Ambassadors also partners with other organizations like Engineering Career Services and Engineering Open House to help with volunteering opportunities, advisory councils, tours, and more.

Sound interesting? Apply HERE by Sept 15th at 11:59 pm

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Questions? Email Katie Mummah, Recruitment Chair ( or Nick Cain, President (

In order to become an Engineering Ambassador, you will have to take ENG 198 Section EB in the second half of the fall 2016 semester. (2 credit hours, MW 9 - 10 am and W 7-9 pm)

September 13, 2016

The Lane Construction Corporation will be attending the Engineering Career Fair at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign on September 22nd. Lane recognizes the exceptional education students receive within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the faculty’s commitment to their success. Lane is the #1 Highway Contractor and a leading heavy civil construction corporation. Specializing in highways, bridges, mass transit, and airport systems, Lane is also one of the largest producers of Hot Mix Asphalt in the United States. There are several internship and full-time opportunities available at Lane for students majoring in Civil, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering as well as Construction Management.

Attached are two handouts that can be shared with your students. I may be contacted directly for any questions and look forward to meeting your students at the career fair.


Thank you for your time.



Shannon Tenney  |  University Relations Specialist


The Lane Construction Corporation  

90 Fieldstone Court  |  Cheshire, CT 06410


(: 203.439.2142 | 7: 203.439.0576 |


September 13, 2016

Co-sponsored by Academic Human Resources and the Graduate College, this orientation provides information for Teaching, Research, Pre-Professional, and Graduate Assistants regarding appointments and benefits.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Illini Union, Room 404

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate College at

September 13, 2016

If more than 50% of your total employment at the University is as a Graduate Assistant (GA) or Pre-Professional Graduate Assistant (PGA), your tuition waivers totaling over $5,250 per calendar year are taxable and subject to withholding during the months of October, November, and possibly December of this semester.

University Payroll & Benefits and USFSCO's Student Money Management Center has put together this workshop to help you:

determine how the taxability of tuition waivers affects your pay calculate how much of a reduction in your stipend you should expect identify ways of getting through the months of withholding

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Illini Union, 314 A


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Illini Union, 314 A

To identify if you might be affected by withholding or to register, visit

If you have questions about this workshop, please contact the Student Money Management Center at

September 12, 2016

We are delighted to inform you that the leading Chinese construction company—Jiangsu Transportation Institute (JSTI is coming to UIUC campus for recruitment, and will hold a Career Talk at Lincoln Hall 1002, 11:00am-12:30pm, Oct. 21st, 2016.

With focus and rapid development on exploration, scientific research, new materials, new technologies, etc., JSTI is a premier, dynamic and energetic firm aiming at providing innovative solutions for clients and with strong ability to realize its value. The business spheres include: roads, municipal projects, water systems, city rails, railways, aviation and construction, environment etc.

In order to expand the strategic development out of China, they are now seeking for talents who have education background with concentration on Civil Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Transportation Planning, Information Technology, Water Resources Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology,Environmental Science,Materials Science,Electromechanical Engineering or related fields.

LinkedIn will be the only approach of registration for this career talk.  If you are interested in it, please click the link below or scan the QR code to go to the registration website: