Undergraduate Blog

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January 24, 2018

“The Student Alumni Ambassadors is a premier Registered Student Organization on campus which focuses on developing our members professionally and creatively while planning and executing large scale events to engage the campus-community in what it truly means to be an Illini.  Some of our feature events include Illinois Sights and Sounds, iHelp, Homecoming programming, Senior 100 Honorary, and GradFest.  Additionally, SAA provides its members with countless opportunities to engage with campus and grow professionally through Service Requests across many campus units.  While giving students an opportunity to engage with campus through our programming, providing countless leadership opportunities, and molding students to be active on this campus in order to become engaged alumni, the Student Alumni Ambassadors is a family that takes great pride in our work and our membership.  Please join us for our Information Sessions on January 29th and 30th at 7PM in Main Library Room 66 to meet our members and learn more about our organization. Please visit illinisaa.com or email illinisaa@gmail.com with any questions.”

January 23, 2018

The FRED S. BAILEY INTERNATIONAL SERVICE TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP FOR CAUSE-DRIVEN LEADERS offers scholarships of $600-1800 dollars to University of Illinois undergraduate and Master's level graduate students leading international service projects who plan to travel within the specified period.  Recipients will be selected on the basis of their demonstrated commitment to the project/program, long-term career goals in international development or related fields, the trip’s potential impact on the student’s learning and professional development, potential for positive impact on the host community and financial need. If selected, all recipients must participate in a 6-week online pre-departure course.  

Application Period 2
(For trips that occur between May 1, 2018 - January 17, 2019)
Applications Open: January 16, 2018
Application Deadline: February 22, 2018

To learn more and apply, visit:


Online Info Session: Finding Opportunities to Volunteer Abroad | January 24 @ 5 PM 

Learn more!

January 23, 2018

The Bailey Undergraduate awards are $3000 awards ($1500/semester) given each year to undergraduate students at the University of Illinois who have demonstrated positive impact and commitment as a result of service, community involvement, leadership, and action. Financial need and academic achievement will also be considered. University of Illinois - Urbana campus undergraduate students in all programs are eligible to apply. 

For more information or to apply online, visit: www.universityymca.org/bailey 

Application deadline: February 16



Not sure if you should apply? working on an application and feeling stuck?  Don't quite understand the financial information?  Attend the online info session on January 25 at 6 pm to ask questions and get advice from the Scholarship Director -- all in the comfort of your own home. More information >>

January 22, 2018

      Need an internship this summer?   Looking for a job?  

Attend the CEE Spring 2018 Job Fair on
Thursday, February 22 in the Crane Bay of Newmark Lab!

Each year approximately 600 CEE students fill the Crane Bay in search of a job or internship, or simply to practice talking with recruiters and establish relationships for future opportunities. The event format includes company booths, an informal lunch, and opportunities for interviews. Students of all levels are encouraged to attend. It’s a good way to find alumni speakers for your student groups as well!

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For a list of companies who will attend the job fair, check the CEE website  http://cee.illinois.edu/academics/career-prep/cee-job-fair-students

Looking for more ways to connect with recruiters? Consider attending the CEE Networking Night the evening before the fair, hosted by the CEE Student Committee. Visit http://csccee.com/networking/  for more details and to register.

Not sure how to prepare for the job fair? Need your resume polished? Consider visiting with a career advisor in Engineering Career Services (ECS). Call ECS for an appointment: 217-333-1960.

Questions? Contact Keely Ashman, kashman@illinois.edu, 217-333-6454


January 22, 2018

The National Science Foundation-sponsored Engineering Research Centers (ERCs)

are recruiting undergraduate students with disabilities into programs for

Summer 2018. Apply now!


ERCs are located at universities all across the United States, each in close

partnership with industry. Each ERC provides an environment in which academe

and industry collaborate in pursuing strategic advances in complex engineered

systems and systems-level technologies that have the potential to spawn whole

new industries or to radically transform the product lines, processing

technologies, or service delivery methodologies of current industries. Activity

within ERCs lies at the interface between the discovery-driven culture of

science and the innovation-driven culture of engineering.


For more information and to apply, follow the links at the URL above.

Each ERC has unique opportunities to engage in research and discovery.