Undergraduate Blog

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September 13, 2016

Kiewit Engineering will be visiting campus on Wednesday September 21, 2016 and holding an info session from 6-7pm in the Transportation Building. Full details can be found in the attached flyer.


September 12, 2016

Dear students,

We are delighted to inform you that the leading Chinese construction company—Jiangsu Transportation Institute (JSTI http://www.jsti.com/) 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 to go to the registration website:


September 12, 2016

Hello Travelers!   

This coming Wintermester the Recreation, Sport, and Tourism Department is offering a 3 credit travel study opportunity to beautiful Fiji.  This is a two week trip over winter break (December 31- January 15) that is open to all majors and has no pre-requisites.  The links below will take you to the tentative itinerary and the course application.  Additionally, the study abroad website (www.studyabroad.illinois.edu) has more information about the trip and possible financing options.

Itinerary:  Fiji Itinerary.2016-2017.Draft.pdf
Application: https://app.studyabroad.illinois.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewP...

Finances: The trip does not have to be paid in full until the day the trip leaves (December 31). Many scholarships are available (link: http://www.studyabroad.illinois.edu/scholarships).

If you are interested in an adventure over winter break please apply ASAP as the application deadline is September 15th!

If you have any questions, please contact the trip co-leaders, Bin Lizzo (lizzo@illinois.edu) or Daniil Tendera (dtender2@illinois.edu). If you would like questions answered from a student’s perspective, please feel free to email Alexxis Franklin (afrnkln2@illinois.edu); she was a student on the Fiji trip last year.

September 9, 2016

Have you thought about becoming a LEED professional, but you’re deterred by the cost? If so, today is your day, because the Bank of America Charitable Foundation is now accepting applications for their Green Scholars Program. The program is open to all low- to moderate-income individuals who do no currently hold a LEED professional credential.

If accepted into the program, scholars will be able to take the LEED Green Associate exam at no cost, and scholars will also receive the LEED Core Concepts Guide and a yearlong subscription to Education @USGBC.

There’s never been a better time to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to differentiate your knowledge in the market and become a successful green building professional.

Learn more and apply today

Community Green Scholars Program applications are due Nov. 1, 2016. Questions? Email Ryan Snow, Director of Global Community Development at rsnow@usgbc.org.