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  • Office of Undergraduate Research Conference Travel Grants

    Subsidize the presentation of your undergraduate research at professional conferences.

  • Out for Undergrad Engineering Conference (OUEC)

    Are you a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender (LGBT) engineering student? Apply now for the Out for Undergrad Engineering Conference (OUEC)! At OUEC you'll get the opportunity to network with recruiters from top engineering companies, meet LGBT peers and professionals from a wide variety of industries, and learn how to manage your identity to your advantage in the workplace. Airfare and lodging for all attendees is paid for by Out for Undergrad! Learn more and apply today at

  • PITT 2-Day Development Program

    OCTOBER 25-27, 2018

    ⋅ PhD or post-doctoral scholar interested in seeking faculty position
    ⋅ Academic career and research interests
    ⋅ US citizen or permanent resident


  • Princeton Engineering Graduate Symposium (PEGS)

    interested in graduate studies at Princeton? Visit during PEGS

  • Procter & Gamble – Research Your Future in Science Seminar

    Freshmen and sophomores: learn what it’s like to work in R&D at P&G. Deadline: April 24, 2015

  • Professional Speaking Workshop & Competition - Cash Prizes

    Workshop: March 4th, 9:00am-3:30pm
    Deadline to apply: February 25th

    More info and application here

    Competition: April 7th @ 2:00pm 
    Information Session: February 12th @ 6:00pm in MSEB 119
    Deadline to apply: February 19th

    Application Questions?

  • Provost's Undergraduate Student Advisory Board – Accepting Applications

    Contribute to campus as a member of the Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board. Application deadline: Friday, September 9, 2016

  • Purdue's Early Discovery Program

    Purdue University College of Engineering is now accepting applications for our Early Discovery event! Be empowered to build your network and discover your next step. This interactive two-day FREE online event will feature expert speakers and interactive discussions on topics like: Is Grad School for Me?, Graduate School Funding, Careers with a Graduate Degree, and more!  

    Application Deadline: Submit your Early Discovery application no later than March 10, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

    This event is not your typical campus visit. Participants will learn from pre-watch materials and come to Early Discovery prepared to engage with presenters and other participants. Early Discovery aims to help participants build a professional network. Join us, and encourage your friends to apply, too! Our supportive network is here to help you learn and succeed: before, during, and after the event.

  • Qualcomm - DECA 2015

    Gain experience in the wireless industry. Deadline: 11/17

  • Register Today for the 2014 Women of Color STEM Conference

    Keep building on your success at the 2014 WOC STEM Conference!

  • Rockwell Automation Engineer in Training Program

    Rockwell Automation has an excellent entry-level opportunity for current and recently graduated engineering or technology students.

    The Engineer in Training (EIT) Program is an entry-level program for engineers to learn core Rockwell Automation product technologies and to develop fundamental field/remote support engineering skills. 

    Please read more for further information.

  • SAGE Corps

    Work abroad with foreign tech startups for 8-12 weeks! Apply today.

  • SoNIC Summer Workshop

    The theme of the workshop centers around cloud computing (systems and networking) and data analytics, but students with background in CS, IS, EE, Math, and Physics are eligible to apply. The summer 2021 program will held virtually over Zoom for four (4) half days from June 14 - 17.
    Deadline: March 4

  • SourceAmerica Design Challenge

    Win a trip to Washington, DC and compete for 1st place!

  • Spanish Career Workshop


    Mi Carrera Workshop
    Tuesday, October 9th 5-7pm
    Lucy Ellis Lounge 1080 FLB
    Food provided!
    RSVP by October 1 to

  • Students of Color Abroad

    Why do more students of color need to study abroad? Learn more here

  • Summer 2015 Student Intern Program

    Intern for the city and county of San Francisco. Deadline: February 11, 2015

  • Summer Internships for Native Americans in Genomics (SING)

    This workshop will be held August 2-9 here at UIUC. Apply today

  • Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research at Berkley

    Prepare for graduate study this summer!

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

    Are you interested in a paid Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Computational Nanotechnology at Purdue University? Apply today! Apply by March 10, 2016

  • The Cornell University 2013 Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Summer Undergraduate Research Program: June 3 - August 9, 2013; Application Deadline: March 1, 2013

    This 10 week research program is designed for students who have completed at least two semesters of college by the start of the Summer Research Program; have at least two semesters remaining of their undergraduate education at the start of the program; have a 3.0 GPA or better; are African American, Hispanic/Latino (a), American Indian/Alaskan Native, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander; and are US citizens or permanent residents.  Students will conduct and present research under the auspices of a Cornell Engineering faculty research mentor whose goal is to help the student gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation.  Please visit for more information and to apply.  Inquiries can be made to Jami Joyner at or 607-255-6403.

  • The ECS Winter Job Shadow Program

    Explore potential career opportunities. Register today!

  • The ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship

    Participate in this mentoring program and earn a $1,000 educational grant Application deadline: April 15

  • The Hoeft Technology & Management Program

    Learn more at the info sessions.

  • Transportation and Highway Engineering Conference

    Civil Engineers - Network with potential employers in the industry at T.H.E. Conference held February 27 & 28, 2018. Register now!

    Contact Megan Everette to learn about sponsorship opportunities

  • Uber Career Prep Fellows Program

    This year-long program will consist of five virtual workshops.
    * Enrolled in a 4-year institution or community college transfer to begin at 4-year by Fall 2021
    * Major in CS or closely related field
    * Passion and drive to be successful in the tech industry
    Deadline: Februrary 11, 2021

  • UIUC Graduate and Professional School Fair

    Wednesday, October 18,2017. 12 - 4PM. Illini Union, Rooms, A,B,C.

    Join us for Grad School Prep Month! - Attend a workshop before and after the Graduate and Professional School Fair.

    10/4 Finding Research Opportunities  616 E. Green St., Champaign, Room 213, 4-5 p.m.

    10/5 Exploring Graduate School 616 E. Green St., Champaign, Room 213, 3-4 p.m.

    10/11 Crafting Your Personal Statement 616 E. Green St.,Champaign, Room 213, 4-5 p.m.

    10/12 Making the Most of the Graduate and Professional School Fair 616 E. Green St.,Champaign, Room 213, 3-4 p.m.

    10/26 Taking the Next Step: After the Graduate & Professional School Fair 616 E. Green St.,Champaign, Room 213, 3-4 p.m.

    10/27 International Graduate Student Panel: How to Prepare for Graduate School Applications 616 E. Green St.,Champaign, Room 213, 4-6 p.m.

  • Undergraduate Conference Travel Grant - Office of Undergraduate Research

    Have you been accepted for presentation at a conference? Apply for a travel grant. Application deadline: February 22, 2016

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Motion Strategy and Virtual Reality Laboratory

    Project Description: There are two possible projects - (i) designing and implementing robotic swarms with high-level specifications on their dynamics. The focus is on quantifying the sensing/actuation/computational requirements needed to generate different swarm dynamics. (ii) developing high-level, verifiable specification languages for the design and control of robotic systems, eventually contributing to ROS (Robot Operating System).

    The focus of both projects is on simple mobile robots for personal/household use.

    Applicants should review these publications to get a sense of related research:


    Interest in robotics, math, and/or programming languages
    CS, Physics, ECE, ME, Math, and any other engineering or design-based major
    Experience in robotic hardware or electronics preferred
    Interest in non-traditional programming languages such as functional or algebraic languages preferred
    Experience with relevant math (e.g., logic, algebra, graph theory, topology, or statistical mechanics) preferred

    Please contact

    Alexandra Niles (Graduate Student, Computer Science)
    Motion Strategy and Virtual Reality Laboratory

  • Undergraduate Research Position in Environmental Engineering

    Entry-level opportunity for students interested in environmental engineering (microalgae & wastewater treatment). Learn more and contact Prof. Guest with questions.

  • University of California at Berkeley SUPERB-IT 2016

    Gain 9 weeks of research experience with a $4500 stipend at UC Berkeley! Application deadline: January 30, 2016

  • Volunteer for the ECS Career Fair

    Want a chance to do some potential networking while helping others do the same? Volunteer for the ECS Career Fair happening on Sept 12!

    Not only are there a lot of opportunities for students to give just an hour or two of their time, it’s also a great way for students to be able to see the event if they’ve never been to a Career Fair before!

    If you would like to help out just go to this link:

  • Women's Career Institute: The Power of Negotiation

    Tuesday, Nov. 13, 5-6 p.m., Women’s Resources Center


    Statistics show that women are less likely to advocate for better salaries and advancements. In this workshop, students learn tactics for negotiating for earning what they’re truly worth. Learn how to not undersell yourself! Learn more here



  • XSEDE Scholars Program

    Deadline is April 1, 2013

    The XSEDE Scholars Program is a year-long program for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented minority groups and women in computational sciences. The program provides opportunities to learn more about high performance computing and XSEDE resources, network with cutting-edge researchers and leaders, and belong to a cohort of student peers. The XSEDE Scholars program is geared toward students in computing fields and those whose research might benefit from high performance computing.

    Please read more for further information. 

  • XSEDE Student Engagement Summer Immersion Program

    Application Deadline:  March 29, 2013

    XSEDE Student Engagement Summer Immersion Program Call for Students - 2013

    The XSEDE Student Engagement Program is seeking undergraduate and graduate students for a 10-week project experience for this summer.

    Working with XSEDE researchers and staff, students will make meaningful contributions to research, development and systems projects that benefit the national scientific and computational community.

    Please read more for further information.