CEE Job Fair

Information for CEE students available here



Civil and Environmental Job Fair will be TWO DAYS!

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday & Thursday, September 27th & 28th

Registration will open on Monday, April 17th at 10am.

Registration is on a first come, first serve bases. Register for either Wednesday or Thursday.

Register via I-Link https://i-link-illinois-csm.symplicity.com/

General Information

Please find below important information regarding the job fair.

Click below for quick access to important sections.

Contact Information

All questions concerning the CEE Job Fair should be directed to Keely Ashman. E-mail is the most reliable contact method and will result in the quickest response, but please read all the information below before sending a message to the event coordinator.

Keely Ashman
Coordinator of Alumni & Corporate Relations 
1117 Newmark Civil Engineering Lab
205 N. Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL  61801
(217) 333-6454

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Important Dates

November 1, 2016
Registration Opens
Note: Companies are encouraged to register early. The CEE Job Fair tends to fill up each semester BEFORE the registration deadline.

January 31, 2017
Note: Registrations received after this date are subject to a late registration fee.

February 10, 2017
Last day to cancel registration with full refund.
No refunds for cancellation requests received after this date.

February 13-21, 2017
Packages must arrive during these dates.

February 23, 2017

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Cost, Equipment, and Services Provided

The cost of attending the CEE job fair is $700. All companies will receive an invoice after submitting the job fair registration form through I-Link. The invoice will be sent by I-Link@illinois.edu. Each company receives the following:

  • One 6'x30" table and 2 chairs
  • Wireless internet (instructions for use will be provided on each table)
  • Electrical outlets are extremely limited and will be assigned in the order they are requested. Please submit your request during the registration process or e-mail Keely Ashman at kashman@illinois.edu.

Note that companies must bring their own computing and electrical equipment.

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Daily Itinerary

8:30am - 9:30am
Registration and Set-up*
Continental Breakfast
Location: Newmark Lab Crane Bay**

CEE Job Fair opens to students
Location: Newmark Lab Crane Bay

Luncheon provided (see below)

CEE Job Fair ends
Location: Newmark Lab Crane Bay

 *Set-up is not available in the hours or days leading up to the fair. Please arrive no earlier than 8:30am.

**To reach the Crane Bay, enter Newmark Lab from the north loading zone located on Main Street. The door will be marked with an orange sign. 

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An assortment of boxed lunches will be provided in the lounge for all recruiters and faculty beginning at 11:30am. 

Note: The fair will remain open to students throughout the lunch period; recruiters are welcome to take their boxed lunch back to their table.

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Luncheon Sponsorship

To sponsor the lunch for job fair student attendees, please select this option during registration and upload a high-resolution company logo (eps preferred) for advertising purposes. Sponsorship cost is $500.

Sponsors of the job fair lunch are acknowledged on event maps that are distributed to attendees, on event posters, and the summer issues of the CEE magazine that is distributed to alumni and all students.

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Interview Space

For Friday, February 24  

Formal interview space has been reserved through Engineering Career Services (ECS) for the day after the job fair. To request your day after fair interview rooms, you can do so by contacting Katherine Darr with Engineering Career Services either by phone (217) 244-4453 or via email kdarr@illinois.edu. This block of rooms will be available on a first-requested, first-served basis. There is a maximum of 2 rooms per company. 

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Company Descriptions and Job Announcements

Brief company descriptions should be uploaded during registration. Job announcements should be posted online here, which is a site available to University of Illinois students. No individual listings will be sent to students. Please contact Engineering Career Services (217-333-1960) if you have questions about posting on I-Link.

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Shipping Information

The following directions will aid our shipping/receiving center in handling packages.

Please ship your packages so that they arrive within our shipping window of February 13-21, 2017. Packages that arrive after February 21 are not guaranteed to be available to you. Mail all packages to:

Newmark Lab., University of Illinois
c/o CEE Job Fair 
For: Your Company Name 
205 N. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801


FedEx Express and UPS will be picking up packages directly from Newmark Lab. Other FedEx services are not available unless you personally call to arrange for pick-up. Each individual company is responsible for providing their own return shipping labels and all shipping costs. Labels, tape, scissors, and other packing material will not be provided.

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Parking and Driving Information

The CEE Job Fair is held in the Crane Bay of Newmark Lab on the University of Illinois campus. Newmark Lab is located at:

205 North Mathews Drive
Urbana, IL 61801

Free parking spots are provided to CEE Job Fair participants in the B22 campus lot bordered by University, Goodwin, Clark, and Harvey (see map). Entrances are on Clark or Harvey. No parking pass is required.

Other parking is available at meters, which carry a charge of $1.00 per hour. These meters are located at:

  1. Mathews St. between Springfield Ave. and University Ave.
  2. Springfield Ave. between Wright St. and Goodwin Ave.
  3. North Parking Garage located at the corner of University Ave. and Mathews (use the Mathews St. entrance only)

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Lodging Information

Company representatives must make all overnight arrangements. Recommended hotels:

1900 S. First St.
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 819-5000

Hampton Inn
1200 W. University Ave.
Urbana, Illinois 61801
(217) 337-1100

Other hotels in the area include TownePlace Suites, Candlewood Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, and the Holiday Inn.

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Please be aware that the latest possible date to cancel registration with a full refund is February 10, 2017.

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Payment Information

Credit card payments are preferred. You can submit payment by credit card here: http://my.cee.illinois.edu/jobfair-spring-2017. You must complete the CEE Spring 2017 Job Fair registration form through I-Link before submitting the payment form. Submitting a payment does not constitute registering for the job fair if you have not previously submitted the registration form through I-Link.

Check payments are only accepted through February 10, 2017. Please make checks payable to “University of Illinois".

All checks should be sent to the following address. Be sure to include the room number or your check will not be delivered:

CEE Job Fair
c/o Keely Ashman
Room 1117 Newmark Lab
205 N. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801

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Company-Student Networking Night

The pre-job fair networking event on Wednesday, February 22, is designed to introduce companies to CEE students as well as give students the opportunity to learn more about your company in a more relaxed setting. The night is set up with two information sessions in which you are to present a short introduction of your company and what your company specializes in, followed by a question and answer session.

If you have any questions about the networking night, please contact the student coordinators at csccee@gmail.com.

For more information, or to register, please visit the Civil Engineering Student Committee site.

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Guidelines for Employment Offers and Acceptances

To facilitate opportunities and partnerships between students and employers, the University of Illinois Career Services Council has established policies that provide a consistent operational position. Please review our University guidelines for employment offers and acceptances. Additional questions about employment offers and acceptances can be directed to Engineering Career Services at 217-333-1690.

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Registration FAQs

Are registration confirmation and receipt provided?

After completing registration, you will be directed to a confirmation screen through I-Link. You will also receive a registration confirmation e-mail from I-Link@illinois.edu. This e-mail includes an invoice. Your registration is not confirmed until payment is received.

What if our company representatives are uncertain?

If representatives are unknown at the time of registration, please enter TBD into one attendee field.

Can I add the names and emails of company representatives later?

Yes. Once you confirm the names of your company representatives, please e-mail Keely Ashman to have your information updated: kashman@illinois.edu.

Should I provide emails for all company representatives planning to attend the fair?

Yes! Email is an important communication tool that we use to tell participants about parking, additional student and networking events, and last-minute updates.

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