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  • Apple Latinx Exchange

    The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has partnered with Apple to bring engaging and varied experiences to college students.

    Apple will be hosting a career panel discussion on April 28, 2021, titled Latinx Exchange.

    Offered by their employee resource group Amigos@Apple, is open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing a technology career.

    The Latinx Exchange provides a forum for Apple Latinx employees to share their respective stories and offer advice to students in the early stages of their professional careers as they speak of the infinite possibilities in the world of technology.

    Software engineers who work for the Apple Cloud Services (ACS) organization will discuss challenges and inspirations as members of the tech field.

    The Apple Cloud Services team is responsible for crafting systems for Apple services such as iCloud, iTunes, Siri, Maps, and Apple’s software developers take great pride in providing user-friendly products.

    Students who would like to learn more about applying to work at Apple, will have the opportunity to speak with recruiters from the Apple Cloud Services team, and receive guidance in Apple’s hiring process.

    Additionally, students will hear about the importance of diversity and inclusion from Apple’s Latinx employees, and learn how commitment to this mission makes it  one of the top technology companies in the nation.

     

    The Latinx Exchange is scheduled for April 28 at 2:00 PM PDT. 

    Deadline to register is April 21.

    Link to register: https://applecorp.avature.net/test2021?projectId=12987&source=US+Event+Portal&tags=privacy+consent_obtained

    If you have any questions about this event, please feel free to contact Student Services at chnip@hacu.net.  We hope to see your university represented at the Amigos@Apple Latinx Exchange!

     

  • UIUC Online Summer Program Opportunity - AI in Data Science

    Summer is fast approaching! Are you a current student looking for ways to stay connected and academically engaged? Global Education and Training is offering a 4-week, non-degree/non-credit online summer school program, Artificial Intelligence in Data Science. Students will perform hands-on-analysis of real-world datasets to analyze and discover the impact of the data.

    Top UIUC Faculty Instruction

    Dr. Jana Diesner, Associate Professor, School of Information ScienceDr. Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider, Teaching Associate Professor, Siebel Center for Computer Science

    Rankings 

    ·       In 2020, U.S. News & World Report named the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign computer science undergraduate program 5th in the United States.  

    ·       In 2021, U.S. News & World Report named the iSchool the top graduate school for library and information studies, based on national rankings of accredited master's degree programs. The iSchool has held the top spot since 1996. 

    Eligibility: All current undergraduate students from universities worldwide are eligible to apply. 

    Program dates: July 19 – August 13, 2021

    Program fees: $1000 per student (group rates available)

    Apply here: https://bit.ly/30xebSY

    Email Meng Liu (mengliu2@illinois.edu), GET Program Coordinator, with questions about the program.

  • Urban GIS - GIS Field Position Job Opportunity

    Company: Urban GIS

    GIS Field Position from entry to senior level 

    Currently looking to fill two positions

    - GIS FIeld Intern

    - GIS Field Technician

    Attached is information on the desired positions

    Looking to fill as soon as possible

    Check out their website for more information on Urban GIS and more information on their work in developing the citywide street light database for the Chicago Department of Transportation

  • Research Support Grant (RSG)

    Deadline for applications is March 17, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

    - Provides students from all disciplines with the funds necessary to conduct research or creative projects during the academic year both on and off campus (including summer terms)

    - Awards will be up to $2,000 and are meant to cover research travel costs, living expenses during academic breaks (i.e., winter break and summer terms, NOT regular semester living expenses), and materials or other costs

    - Will both broaden and deepen the types of research being conducted by undergraduate students on campus

    - Want recipients to be able to use this opportunity as a way of engaging with their fields

  • CMCC Research Experience for Undergraduates Program

    APPLICATION DUE MARCH 12, 2021

    - The Center for Mechanical Control of Chemistry (CMCC) is a new research center funded by the National Science Foundation

    - Each summer, starting with this coming summer, the Center will have a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program

    - Undergraduate students will carryout fundamental research as a full member of a research group at one of the affiliated center locations (University of Pennsylvania, University of New York City, Texas A&M University, Northwestern University,and University of California-Merced) over a 10 week period.

    - Students will also participate in professional development and science communication in collaboration with the Science History Institute in Philadelphia, PA.

    - A virtual option is also being planned to support activities pending the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic.

    - Encourage applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups in STEM

  • IDOT Internship Opportunities

    - Internships available through IDOT

    - Able to search for job descriptions/applications for the region that you may be closest to.

    - District 1 is for Chicago-land and District 5 is closest to Champaign county.

    - Applications have varying due dates, from early March to late April

  • NACM: Live Virtual Presentation by Marachel Knight

    This will be a live virtual presentation held Thursday, February 25th at 4:30pm (ET) / 3:30pm (CT) / 1:30pm (PT). Please click here to register.
    *Note: NACME Scholars are required to participate in a minimum of 5 virtual events throughout the academic year. 

  • ECS Events

    * Register Now: Spring 2021 Semester Career Fair, Wednesday, February 17
    * ECS + Engineering Ambassadors = Resume Reviews and Career Development Presentations for RSOs!
     --RSO leaders fill out this request form

  • Purdue Graduate Diversity Open House

    Register for this interactive series of workshops February 24, 2021 12:00pm-5:00pm (EST) 

    * Receive a Purdue Graduate School application fee waiver for attending.

  • PwC Summer Leadership Programs for CS and CompE Students

    PwC has two Summer Leadership Programs: PwC's Career Preview and  Start Internship

  • Hack in Place - Hackathon

    Hack in Place is a three-day online national designathon & hackathon for college students interested in learning practical software development skills by solving challenges centered around rebuilding our communities from the COVID pandemic. The hackathon will take place over Zoom from February 5-7.

  • Penn State Drawdown Scholars Program

    * Undergraduate students in any major who are interested in Drawdown’s mission to reverse global warming
    * Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or U.S. territories if not a full-time student at Penn State
    * Must be at least 18 years of age with plans to graduate in December 2021 or later
    * U.S. students from groups traditionally under-represented in STEM, including women, underrepresented minorities, LGBTQ+ students, first- generation college students, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply 

    Deadline: Februrary 15

  • HSF Scholarship

    * Must be of Hispanic heritage
    * Minimum 2.5 GPA
    * Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the US, for the 2020-2021 academic year
    * US Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA
    * Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)

  • USC Viterbi School of Engineering-Summer Research

    * Sophomore or Junior
    * Citizen or PR of US or Canada
    * Interest in conducting research and pursuing a PhD program
    * GPA 3.5+
    Deadline: February 5

  • Penn State Virtual Graduate Open House

    Virtual graduate open house for the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics and the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional on Tuesday December 1, 2020.

  • Georgia Tech FOCUS 2021

    Learn about Georgia Tech's graduate program during their virtual event January 15 & 16. 

    Apply by November 20

  • Global Engagement Programs & Scholarships

    Bailey Global Scholars  deadline November 8 and  Y Global Connections  deadline September 25.

  • NACME Scholarships Avaialble

    Several NACME Scholarships available for engineering majors!

  • Multicultural Engineering Recruitment for Graduate Education (MERGE)

    MERGE participants are eligible for an application fee waiver when applying to a Grainger Engineering graduate program and are automatically awarded $700 of professional development funds if they matriculate in a Grainger Engineering graduate program.

    Applications are due on September 21, 2020.

    To learn more, join us for the virtual 2020 Multicultural Engineering Recruitment for Graduate Education (MERGE) Event on October 16, 2020, 2-5 pm Central Time. During this event, you will learn about applying to graduate school, funding your studies, and becoming a successful researcher. You will also hear from current students, faculty, and graduate programs staff, and will be able to engage in live Q&A sessions. Following the event, there will be additional opportunities to virtually visit with your program of interest.

  • Illinois Club Scholarships

    * 3.0+ GPA
    * 60 credit hours by beginning Spring 2021
    * Graduating no earlier than December 2021
    Application deadline October 17 at 5pm 

  • Lost your summer internship? Check out this opportunity from AT&T!

    The AT&T College Recruiting team will be hosting the AT&T Summer Learning Academy, a self-paced online learning “externship” certificate program, designed to support college students who do not have an internship this summer.

  • HOPE Scholarship for FAFSA-Ineligible Students

    Some circumstances that may disqualify students from receiving federal financial aid include legal status, gender-non-conforming identities, and previous misdemeanors. 
    Deadline: May 1, 2020 at 5 pm.

  • Scholarships

    Inside are links to various scholarships from ISAC, MALDEF, HSF, SHPE: GMIS, and MPower Financing. Apply today!

  • Over 150 SHPE Scholarships Available - ScholarSHPE

    Sign into SHPEconnect and Apply now!

  • Exxon Mobil Hispanic Heritage Foundation Fellowship Opportunity

    Students will meet with an ExxonMobil professional 5 times and receive a $1,000 educational grant.

    • Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geoscience,  Material Science, or Engineering Mechanical Engineering
    • GPA 3.5+
    • US Citizen or Permanent Resident

     

  • Engineering, Science and Law Internship Program

    Interested in public policy? The Illinois EPA is looking for engineers for a 12-week paid internship which will provide real world engineering experience. 

  • Study Abroad Opportunities and Info Sessions

    Open for a list of ACES and LAS short-term summer study abroad programs that are open to all majors. All applications are due at 11:59pm on February 15th.

  • Cybersecurity Research Program

    Apply for a 5- or 10-week summer program for cybersecurity research! Deadline extended.

    More Info | Contact 

  • BP Early Engagement Programs

    Look at one of BP's three programs:
    BP scholars program
    BP STEP leadership program
    Supply and trading sophomore experience

  • Georgia Tech Summer Research $6,000 Stipend

    *10 week research experience
    *$6k stipend (which covers the stipend, meals, ground transportation costs, baggage fees OR mileage and on campus parking costs).
    *Students also receive on campus housing, roundtrip airfare, graduate student mentoring, and social events. 

    Deadline is Friday February 28th, 2020 5pm eastern
    More info here

  • AISES VGT Scholarship and Internship

    VGT an Aristocrat Company Scholarship- $2,500 Scholarship for CS, ECE. More details here.
    Software Engineer Internship in Franklin, TN $500/wk, housing provided, weekly transportation allowance. More details here

  • Engineering Scholarship Opportunities

    Visit this link for a list of scholarships for continuing students!

  • HACU Leader-in-Residence Program Florida Oct. 31 - Nov.2, 2020

    Hispanic Association of College and Universities (HACU) is accepting applications for their Leader-in-Residence program which provides leadership and career development training for undergraduates. Selected students will receive a scholarship including round-trip airfare, lodging, and conference registration. 
    More information | Apply

  • Argonne Immersive Summer Experience

    Three exciting opportunities:
    Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)
    Student Research Participation (SRP) Program
    Research Aide (RA) Program

  • Bailey Scholarship for Cause Driven Leaders

    $3,000 per year to undergraduates who have demonstrated positive impact and commitment as a result of service, community, involvement, leadership, and action. 
    For more information and to apply click here
    Deadline: February 16

  • UIUC REUs

    See attached for several research opportunities here at UIUC.

  • Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) Scholarship

    For students:
    Interested in aviation-related careers
    2.5+ GPA 
    Involved in extra-curricular activities
    US Citizen

    Learn More | Application

  • Scholarship for STEM Master's Degree at Cambridge

    Are you a STEM student interested in pursuing a Master’s Degree at Cambridge University? The National and International Scholarships Program is offering an informational event about the Churchill Scholarship on Friday, September 13th.  

  • Illinois Club Scholarships

    Scholarships for any major. 
    Minimum GPA 2.75

    Find out more here

  • SHPE Scholarships!

    There are ELEVEN scholarships for SHPE students ranging from $1,000-$5,000, varying qualifications. All applications due June 30th. APPLY NOW!

  • Prospanica Scholarship

    Multiple scholarships available ranging from $2K-$5K

    • US citizen, legal permanent resident, DACA recipient
    • Hispanic/Latino heritage
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Sophomore+
      Deadline: May 27
      Apply now
  • IURA

    The IURA program is a collaborative cohort of accomplished and experienced students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ambassadors are responsible for promoting undergraduate research on the UIUC campus and helping the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) to develop and maintain student-focused programs that represent UIUC’s diverse array of disciplines. Deadline for Applications: April 23, 2019 at 11:59pm

  • Illinois Leadership Scholarship

    Stan Sutherland is a LAS graduate (Class of 1968) who created a scholarship for LAS students who have been involved with the ILC. Those involved in the Illinois Leadership Center and enrolled in the College of LAS are encouraged to applyDeadline: April 12

  • Western Digital Scholarship

    The Western Digital Scholarship Program was established to help realize the potential of future scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians. The global program is committed to awarding up to $1 million in scholarships to encourage and assist students whose educational opportunities would be expanded by financial assistance. For more information on eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit WesternDigital.com/scholarships.

    Application Due Date: April 3, 2019

    Questions can be directed toWesternDigitalFoundation@wdc.com.

  • WYSE Summer Camp Staff Position

    Illinois Engineering Summer Camps need Lead Counselors, Day and Night Counselors, and Lab Assistants. Camps will run for six weeks, with individual camps running from Sunday afternoon through Saturday morning. You will have the flexibility to choose which weeks you would like to work. This is a paid position open to both undergraduates and graduates. Learn more about the positions available and apply today!

  • Software Engineering Fellowship

     Sof organizes a competitive fellowship that gives students the opportunity to work with software developers on open source geospatial projects during the summer. The fellowship runs for 12 weeks, June - August, and fellows will receive a $6,000 stipend.  Detailed information about this program and the application can be found here. The deadline for the application is March 15th, 2019.

  • Illinois Engineering Summer Camp LEADer

    Are you an Illinois student who loves science, engineering, and mathematics? Are you interested in mentoring the next generation of students, inspiring them to pursue careers in STEM? If so, consider becoming a WYSE Summer Camp LEADer. Illinois Engineering Summer Camps need Lead Counselors, Day and Night Counselors, and Lab Assistants. Camps will run for six weeks, with individual camps running from Sunday afternoon through Saturday morning. You will have the flexibility to choose which weeks you would like to work. This is a paid position open to both undergraduates and graduates. Visit wyse.engineering.illinois.edu/summer‐camps/jobs/ to learn more about the positions available and apply today!

  • MERGE 2019

    Minority Juniors and Seniors interested in graduate school are encouraged to apply to MERGE 2019. The program dates are September 26-28, taking place at our very own UIUC campus. Deadline for all required materials is on August 9, 2019.

  • UC Berkeley Engineering Preview Day

    The UC Berkeley College of Engineering is hosting its sixth annual Engineering Preview Day, April 10-13, 2019. This 3 day event is for students who intend to pursue a PhD in engineering and plan to apply this coming fall. Preview Day provides students the opportunity to meet individually with engineering faculty in their discipline, socialize with Berkeley graduate students, network with campus research centers and Bay Area National Labs. Airfare, housing accommodations and meals for student participants throughout the event wil be covered. The deadline to apply is March 14, 2019.

  • NCSA REU-INCLUSION

    National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) is seeking students to apply for a 10-week paid summer software-in-research training program. Successful applicants will work full-time on one of socially-impactful INCLUSION research projects that develop and use open source software.  Applications must be submitted by March 18, 2019 to receive full consideration. Program session: May 20 – July 26, 2019