Graduate Blog

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August 22, 2017

Backpack to Briefcase 2017 Dates

Putting together a knockout résumé  

Date: Thursday, September 7 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Monday is Labor Day)

Location: 1310 Yeh Center

Recruiters: what they want to hear

Date: Thursday, September 14, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (ECS fair 12 & 13)

Location: 1310 Yeh Center

CEE’s résumé review night

Date: Tuesday, September 19, 5:30 p.m.

Location: Presentation in 1310 Yeh Center, Resume reviews in Crane Bay

The CEE pre-job fair networking night – CEE Student Committee

Date: Tuesday, September 26, 6:30pm


Location: Yeh Center

Powering through the interview

Date: Thursday, October 5 5:30-6:30pm

Location: 1310 Yeh Center

Negotiating salary and job benefits

Date: Tuesday, October 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Location: 1310 Yeh Center

What to Expect in the Workplace

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Location: 1310 Yeh Center

International Career Search Success

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

          Location: 1310 Yeh Center

To Register:

August 21, 2017

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency would like to find a Chinese Student Translator for some Chinese documents. Students on an F-1 student visa would not be eligible because this would be considered off campus employment. For more information, please contact Robert Smet at

August 21, 2017

The Student Health Insurance Fall 2017 enrollment change period begins August 24, 2017 and ends on September 26, 2017. During this time students may early-enroll into the plan, add dependents, reinstate into the plan, and opt out. Visit the Student Health Insurance website for more information. 

August 21, 2017

Courses for international graduate students, visiting scholars and postdocs to improve English academic writing and presentation skills. These 8-week courses offer students individualized, discipline-specific feedback on their journal articles, dissertations (ESL 592) and conference presentations (ESL 593). See the website for separate registration for graduate students and visiting scholars. . ESL Writing Program, Linguistics Department: ESL 592 & 593

August 15, 2017

The Builders Foundation Scholarship application is available online!  Application Deadline – October 31, 2017.

The Builders Foundation supports future construction leaders by offering renewable scholarships to qualified college students studying construction engineering or construction management.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

Be a sophomore or junior at time of application Be a graduate of a Chicagoland area high school (16 counties in Illinois, southeast Wisconsin, and northwest Indiana) Be majoring in Construction Management or Construction Engineering (civil/environmental/mechanical)

For more information about the scholarship, go to our website. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for promoting this to your students!