Undergraduate Blog

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September 7, 2017

Langan Engineering is searching for a Geotech Intern to work in their Parsippany, NJ location. Please see the attached flyer for full details.


September 7, 2017

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is currently seeking a Transportation Engineer, located in Taylor, Michigan.  This senior level position is responsible for administering all contracted municipal maintenance activities on state trunkline routes in Wayne County, outside the city of Detroit, and the state freeway system within the city of Detroit.

A possession of a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering or in civil and environmental engineering is required.

You may view the job posting here:  Transportation Engineer

September 7, 2017

The Office of Undergraduate Research has partnered with The Career Center to offer an exciting new workshop for undergraduate students. This is a companion workshop to their Getting Started in Research Workshop, which is always very popular with students. They expect this workshop to also have a very high demand.

The Value of Undergraduate Research Workshop - September 11, 2017
During this workshop, we will discuss the importance of conducting research as an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois. This will include a discussion of how engaging in research can impact your career development, and how to communicate this value effectively. Students will leave the workshop with (1) a better understanding of how undergraduate research can benefit you both now and following graduation, and (2) an idea of how to effectively communicate the value of research experiences to future employers. This workshop is a collaboration between the Office of Undergraduate Research and The Career Center.

Registration for this workshop is mandatory. Details and registration link can be found at:

September 5, 2017

Alight, Inc will be looking to hire recent graduates in December 20017 and May 2018. Specifically, they are looking for Professional Services Consultant in Mining. Please see the attached flyer, alightinc.com/mining, and alightinc.com/careers for full details.


September 5, 2017

Please see the following list of upcoming Engineering International Student Programs:

International and Domestic Student “Meet and Greet”

-Date & Time: Tuesday, September 12 (12:30-1:30pm)

-Location: 212 Engineering Hall

-Sponsored by Engineering International Student Programs

-Meet Engineering students, faculty, and staff!  Gain valuable resources, and get involved! FREE food provided. RSVP to attend. 

-RSVP to Attend: http://go.engineering.illinois.edu/MeetandGreet



Engineering Career Fair Volunteers

-Date & Time: Tuesday-Wednesday, September 12-13 (12:00-6:00pm)

-Location: Activities and Recreation Center (ARC)

-Sponsored by Engineering Career Services and Engineering International Student Programs

-Volunteer at the Career Fair!  Meet employers and strengthen your network!

-Volunteer at: https://www.volunteersignup.org/84B3C



Applying to U.S. Graduate Schools

-Date & Time: Thursday, October 12 (5:00-6:15pm)

-Location: 106B8 Engineering Hall

-Sponsored by The Graduate College and Engineering International Student Programs

-Learn about U.S. graduate school opportunities, applications, resources, and funding! 

-Register to Attend: https://illinois.edu/sb/sec/2151195



Undergraduate Research Opportunities

-Date & Time: Thursday, November 30 (5:00-6:00pm)

-Location: 106B8 Engineering Hall

-Get involved with undergraduate research! Meet international students with research experience!

-Sponsored by Engineering Undergraduate Research, International Programs in Engineering (IPENG), and Engineering International Student Programs

-Register to Attend: https://illinois.edu/sb/sec/4099407