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October 18, 2016

The Builders Scholarship Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2016-17 scholarship cycle. Please distribute the attached application to all students in an approved construction curriculum such as Construction Management, Civil Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering. 

Other basic scholarship requirements are as follows:

Be a graduate of a Chicagoland area high school (16 counties in Illinois, southeast Wisconsin and northwest Indiana) Major in Construction Management or Construction Engineering (civil/environmental/mechanical) Attend an accredited institution from the schools listed in the application (in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa or Michigan)

Please do not hesitate to contact Abby Koppers with any questions regarding the scholarship:

Abby Koppers


October 18, 2016

Please see the attached flyer for information on an NPRE course offered this Spring.


October 18, 2016

We are pleased to announce general and regional walk-in advising and info sessions for the rest of the semester.  Please see below (attached in PDF format) for dates/times/locations.  These are also posted on the Events calendar at http://studyabroad.illinois.edu. 


October 18, 2016

25-seat seminars for first-year freshmen and new transfer students, taught by faculty from across campus and following three pathways, or themes: Health and Wellness, Sustainability, and Inequality. These courses each meet one or more General Education requirements, and carry no pre-requisites. Best of all, the courses are organized around student-centered, experience-based learning.

As you can see from the attachment, our ten courses for SP17 meet Gen Eds in: Literature and the Arts, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Life Sciences, QRII, Historical and Philosophical Perspectives, and Physical Science. Two of these courses also carry the US Minority Cultures designation. 

Of our SP17 line-up, four courses are new to GCL; these are GCL 125e, 144, 187, and 101--the latter being a new "meets with" section of David Ruzic's existing NPRE/ENVS 101. Please note that students wishing to obtain the GCL designation for this course need to register for the specific lecture and discussion sessions listed in Course Explorer under GCL 101.


October 5, 2016

ABInBev is seeking Global Management Trainees for their Chinese and Japanese locations. See the information below from the company regarding the job opportunities:

Accompanied with the ambition of top line growth, talent pipeline build-up continuously becomes one of the top organization development priorities.
To align with this strategy, we strive to attract the BEST of the BEST young talents from top universities across all over the world to join us to turn the dream into reality.
To better promote GMT program and attract more young talents, we are now doing all kinds of activities & promotions through different channels including Campus Ambassador in top universities all over the world.
If you are the one or see someone around you who is willing to take extra mile to achieve the goal, who is willing to mobile both functionally and geographically, who demonstrates both ownership and leadership, and etc. You are highly encouraged to apply or make a referral to us.

Online Application Links
You can find the application link via the website:
China:  http://www.abi-gmt.net/frame.html?page=apply
Japan: https://abinbev.taleo.net/careersection/6/jobdetail.ftl?job=16008628&lan...

Application Requirements
Year 2017 graduate students with bachelor or master degree or applicants who have less than 2 years full-time working experience
Ambitious, talented and result-oriented
Fast learner with strong leadership
Self-driven and be able to work under pressure
Strong interpersonal and communication skill
Problem solving and high creativity
Full mobility and be able to relocate domestically and internationally

For China: Fluent in both Mandarin and English
For Japan: Fluent in both Japanese and English

Any query, pls feel free to contact.