Undergraduate Blog

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March 7, 2017

In 2017 we celebrate the Sesquicentennial of the University of Illinois. For 150 years, a creative mix of scholars and teachers have produced innovations, made discoveries, and engaged beyond our walls in ways that have shaped the world. From the development of the first web browser, to the discovery of a third form of life, the pioneering triumphs in women’s education, and the bold move for wheelchair accessibility, we have been an engine of innovation and impact. To make our greatest accomplishments more visible, Chancellor Jones is supporting the Sesquicentennial Design Competition. Interdisciplinary teams of students will create designs for campus installations that communicate essential information about our achievements.

Come with a team or come to make a team! Teams may include students from any discipline. Students from design, history, the arts, humanities, education, engineering and a variety of other fields are encouraged to participate. Teams of up to five students from at least two different disciplines will work together for 8 weeks during the spring of 2017 and present their design on May 3 to expert reviewers. The wining team will be awarded $500 per team member. Design Competition participants have the option to sign up for 2 credit hours.

If you are interested, attend an informational meeting on Monday, March 13 in room 219, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall.
Visit the Facebook page: Sesquicentennial Design Competition UIUC
If you have questions, please email Atyeh Ashtari: ashtari2@illinois.edu

March 6, 2017

Interested in making a difference on campus? University of Illinois campus committees need your voice! Being involved on a campus committee allows students an unparalleled opportunity to shape the Illinois experience, represent the student body, and have their ideas heard. Apply now to leave your mark!

Applications due by: Sunday, March 19 at 11:59 P.M.
Please contact Richard Gonigam with questions: rgonig2@illinois.edu
Locate the application and more information at: go.illinois.edu/campuscommittees

March 3, 2017

Parsons is searching for a structural intern in their Chicago office. They are looking for upper level undergrad or MS structural students with an interest in bridges. Please see the attached flyer for full details!

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March 2, 2017

Engineering Ambassadors Application Deadline is March 28 to be an active EA starting in fall 2017 – see attached- cards for students to take (if you would have these at strategic places; very much appreciated!)  http://ambassadors.engr.illinois.edu/   For questions about this program please email: ambassadors@engr.illinois.edu

March 2, 2017

Students & Alumni are invited to interact via chat sessions and meet employers recruiting talent across all majors and degrees at the Hire Big10 Virtual Career Fair. This will be held on April 12, 2017, and you can attend the career fair from anywhere.

Please see the attached flyer for full details.

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