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  • 2024 WIE x TEC International Women's Day Celebration

    Sponsored by Grainger Engineering Women in Engineering (WIE) and the Technology Entrepreneur Center (TEC), this event will include a moderated panel discussion with women engineers and entrepreneurial leaders who will share inspiring stories that reflect on the 2024 theme for International Women’s Day: “Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress.”  The panel discussion will be followed by a networking reception with refreshments, fun, and door prizes.

    The 2024 WIE x TEC International Women’s Day Celebration will take place on Monday, March 4, from 4:00 p.m. – 5:50 p.m., in 4029 CIF.

    Register at this link:

  • Spring 2024 Engineering Career Fair

    Engineering Career Services and Engineering EXPO will offer Grainger Engineering students access to 170+ companies actively hiring interns and new college graduates at the Spring 2024 Engineering Career Fair.  The career fair is one of the primary avenues through which our talented students find both internships and post-graduation employment opportunities.

    The Spring 2024 Engineering Career Fair will be held at the Illini Union on Wednesday, February 14th and on Thursday, February 15th, from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    For more information, go to this link:

  • 2024 IMPRINT i-Program

    Registration is open for the IMPRINT i-Program.  Led by Illinois alumni, the IMPRINT i-Program focuses on competencies necessary for displaying leadership during times of personal and professional transition.  At IMPRINT, you will develop skills in managing yourself during times of change, and learn how to develop and maintain the personal and professional networks necessary to sustain success in any environment.  

    IMPRINT will take place on Saturday, February 17th, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., in Rooms ABC of the Illini Union.

    Registration closes on February 11, 2024. 

    To register, go to this link:

  • 2024 First-Gen Resource Fair

    The First Generation Student Initiatives team is hosting the First Gen Resource Fair in partnership with University Library on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., in the Orange Room on the First Floor of the Main Library.  Featured tables will include Writers’ Workshop, Counseling Center, McKinley Health Center, International Education, Grainger Library IDEA Lab, First-Gen Student Initiatives, Library Research Consultations, Career Center, National and International Scholarships Program, and Illinois Extension (financial literacy and management resources).

    Visit for additional information and resources.

  • GFX is hiring New Student Registration assistants!

    Application Deadline: March 24, 2023

    When? Summer 2023

    See flyer for more details

  • NCSA is offering two summer programs

    • Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) The Future of Discovery: Training Students to Build and Apply Open Source Machine Learning Models and Tools (FODOMMaT) program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) is seeking students to apply for a 10-week paid summer training experience in machine learning. Successful applicants will work full-time on one of cutting-edge FODOMMaT research projects that develop open-source machine learning models and tools and use them to solve real-world problems.
    • The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) has a history of nurturing innovative concepts, and some of the best ideas have come from highly motivated, creative undergraduate students. The SPIN program will be accepting applicants for the Summer 2023 session starting from January 23, 2023

    If any questions, please contact Olena Kindratenko at

  • UIUC Grad School Information Session

    Graduate School Information Session

    Thursday, November 3

    4:30-6:00 p.m.

    213 Gregory Hall

    Are you thinking of furthering your education in a Master's or Doctoral program? Do you have questions about the admissions process, how to fund your graduate education, and when to start exploring your options?

    The Graduate College Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team is hosting a Graduate School Information Session. Join us to get the answers to these questions and many more!


    If you have questions about the event, please contact

  • Campus Mental Health Fair

    Stop by this interactive event on Tuesday, October 26 from 1-3pm to learn about campus mental health resources for students. This event is open to the entire Illinois community.

  • Southwest Research Institute Career Opportunities for University of Illinois Students

    Stop by Southwest Research Institute's booth at the Engineering Career Fair on September 14th!

    From Mark Saldana, "our engineers are incredibly passionate about the impact they make in the world, we would love to present to your members about how we pursue innovation. We are hosting interviews for internship and full time roles and would love to hire some University of Illlinois students! We have many entry level positions in our defense and intelligence solutions division, space science, intelligent systems, and automotive engineering! You can learn more about their initiatives related to national security and intelligence data by visiting their page:"

  • Engineering Design Council Funding Proposals Due September 19

    Welcome back! It is that time of year; many of our groups have had amazing sucessses and we are looking forward to supporting you again in 2022-23. Engineering Design Council is now officially requesting proposals for multi-disciplinary project support for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    The proposal deadline is September 19th at 11:59 PM. Late submissions will not be accepted.

  • NSBE Buddies Program

    NSBE Buddies is a mentorship program within the National Society of Black Engineers that connects new first-year and transfer students to those with more experience at UIUC. This program focuses on promoting academic excellence while fostering consistent meaningful connections within the NSBE family, and overall engagement within the chapter.

    If you are interested in being a mentee for the program please fill out the form below and keep an eye out for information regarding the NSBE Buddies Program Kickoff on September 2!

  • Invitation to Apply for Undergraduate Research Experience at IIDAI 2022-2023

    The IBM-Illinois Discovery Accelerator Institute is a new model of academic-industry partnership designed to increase access to technology education and skill development to spur breakthroughs in emerging areas of technology including hybrid cloud and AI, quantum computing, accelerated materials discovery, and sustainability to accelerate the discovery of solutions to complex global challenges. Leading scientists and engineering from both IBM and The Grainger College of Engineering are partnering on a variety of projects.


    Application Deadline: April 26, 11:59PM CST

    For questions, please contact

    Dr. Tasha Mamaril (

  • 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.

  • UC Irvine Center for Complex and Active Materials Research Experiences for Undergraduates

    The CCAM Materials REU is an 8-week program with a focus on research to discover new materials and novel functionalities through structural design and molecular-scale control. CCAM REU program will support up to 18 participants in: (1) a one-week boot camp introducing fundamentals of MSE concepts to provide baseline knowledge to succeed on their REU project; (2)  design and execution of interdisciplinary materials research projects: (3) preparation for applying to advanced degree programs in the physical sciences and engineering; and 4) seminars and enrichment activities to build students’ skills to be successful in graduate programs.

    Date: June 19 – August 12, 2022

    Location: University of California, Irvine

    Application Deadline:  Monday, February 28, 2022, at 5:00 PM PST

  • UIUC: Grainger Engineering Preview Weekend (MERGE)

    Learn more about Grainger Engineering graduate programs in the virtual 2021 Multicultural Engineering Recruitment for Graduate Education (MERGE) Event on September 24, 2021, 2:00-5:30 pm central time.

    Apply now for MERGE 2021

  • OMSA Fall Tutoring and Advising

    OMSA Fall 2020 tutoring and advising schedule and StudentLingo interactive success workshops.

  • PwC Events

    Event: PwC Info Night

    Who: Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors in a 5-year program

    Date:  Monday, February 3rd, 2020


    Event:  Start & Career Preview Info Night

    Date:  Tuesday, February 4th, 2020


  • 10-Week Summer Program

    Community-Academic Scholars Initiative
    For undergraduates from any discipline interested in addressing critical issues in the areas of health equity, brain health, and poverty or social inequality. 
    Deadline: February 1, 2020

  • 2017 Stemposium

    Don’t Miss Out: Call for Performances for the 2017 STEMposium!

    The Engineering for Social Justice Scholars Program is hosting a public arts event called STEMposium, on Thursday, December 7th, 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Illini Union Courtyard Café. This event will include a series of short performances such as spoken word poetry, stories, skits, monologues, dialogues, theatrical vignettes, songs, stand-up comedy, mini documentaries, etc. related to the following theme: intersections of STEM and issues of identity, power, education, ethics, engagement, and/or social justice. Our goal is to create a collection of performances that raise public awareness of issues related to STEM and social justice and to inspire others into action. We hope to help the audience understand alternative perspectives and experiences in new ways and to think critically about education and engineering for social justice.


    We are looking for individual students or student groups who care about social justice and would be interested in collaborating on this event. If you’re interested, please use the link below to submit an idea for a performance. To allow enough time for screening performances and planning the overall program, submissions are due NO LATER THAN November 15. If you are interested in participating, but need some help to brainstorm/workshop ideas or obtain feedback about your concept for a performance, please contact Valeri Werpetinski at

  • 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 Research Resource Fair

    SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

    DROP BY ANYTIME between 4:00 – 6:00 PM

    Illini Union Rooms ABC

    LEARN about engineering research

    EXPLORE research opportunities

    NETWORK with researchers

  • 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:

  • Grad School Seminar

    Thinking about Graduate School?

    Join us on March 6 in 106B1 Engineering Hall at 4pm to learn more about graduate school, applying to graduate school and Engineering at Illinois graduate programs.

    Topics will include selecting a program, the application process, and much more!

    If you have any questions, please contact Rhonda McElroy at

  • SpeakUp! - Engineering Ambassadors' Speaking Competition

    Do you want a chance to express yourself? Do you encourage sustainability? Speech is powerful. Here is a chance for you to expand your communication skills and win fabulous prizes.

    The Speaking Competition is hosted by the University of Illinois Engineering Ambassadors, sponsored by Monsanto.

    An info session is happening Tonight (February 14th) at 5:30pm in 106B1 EH.

    Theme: Environment, Conservation, Sustainability
    All STEM (Science Technology Engineering or Mathematics) Majors welcome.
    Prizes of $200, $100, $50 will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, respectively.
    Accepted contestants will be REQUIRED to attend a public speaking workshop on Sunday March 5th from 9am - 5pm.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Midnight, February 19th
    Apply here:
    Your submission will be reviewed and results will be announced by February 24th

    Any questions can be directed to


  • Master of Engineering in Energy Systems

    February 20, 2017, Monday
    3:00 - 4:00 PM114 Transportation Building


    Designed for professional engineers, the Master of Engineering in Energy Systems program prepares students for work in the private sector, government and non-governmental organizations in a diversifying global energy systems environment.

    Applications are due JUNE 1, 2017 to start in the Fall 2017 Term

    Contact Amy McCullough ( if you have questions.

  • Spring 2017 Conference Travel Grant Competition

    Need funding to present your work at a conference?

    The campus-wide Illinois Office of Undergraduate  Research (OUR) provides awards up to $350 for undergraduate students to travel to professional conferences to present their research posters and/or papers. These awards are meant for students who will present their work.

    Competition Deadlines

    Spring 2017
    Applications due: March 6 at 11:59PM

    Fall 2017
    Application period: September 6 - October 16, 2017


    - Students must be in good academic standing during the term the award is received
    - Students graduating in December can apply for and may receive an ward for travel during the following spring semester
    - Students may only receive one Conference Travel Grant Award per academic year
    - Students must include in the application: conference dates and location, evidence that conference participation has been confirmed, itemized estimated expenses (or actual expenses for recently completed travel), and possible (or actual) support from mentors and departments

    Online Application:

    For more information please visit: OUR Conference Travel Grant Competition

  • Campus-Wide Undergraduate Research Symposium

    Submissions are due on February 1, 2017!

    The campus-wide Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) which will be on April 27, 2017. You may submit an abstract or title that has not been finalized.

    Online submission at:

    Submission Deadline: February 1, 2017, Wednesday, 11:59 PM

  • NSF REU on the Internet of Things at UCF

    The Computer Science Department at the University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL) will hold a 10-week 2017 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) on the Internet of Things. REU students will be trained in research-based theory and applications of the technologies used in this fast-moving interdisciplinary field. The REU students will join well-established research groups under the close supervision of faculty with expertise in security, privacy, data analytics, healthcare simulations, and social computing.

    REU Program Dates: May 22 - July 28, 2017


    Sophomore, junior, or senior undergraduates
    Majors: computer science, computer, electrical, mechanical engineering and information technology
    Must be US citizens or permanent residents
    Minimum overall GPA of 2.7

    Program Benefits

    $5000 stipend
    $600 travel allowance
    On-campus housing
    Meal allowance

    Online application:

    Application deadline: March 1, 2017

    For inquiries, please contact: Dr. Damla Turgut at or Dr. Yier Jin at

  • BP Early Engagement Programs

    Applications for early engagement programs with BP are currently open and being accepted through March 16, 2017.  Each program application requires completion of a virtual interview.  To successfully prepare applicants for virtual interviews, BP will host a Lunch and Learn on February 2, 2017. 

    BP will be on campus for the following events:

    Wednesday, February 1st
    Business Spring Career Fair (2-7p)

    Thursday, February 2nd
    BP Lunch and Learn – Virtual Interviewing (11-12p)
    Time: 11:00 AM
    Location: Wohlers Hall, Room 370

    Students can register for these events at

  • Undergraduate Research Workshop - Spring 2017

    The College of Engineering's UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH WORKSHOP will be held on Wednesday, JANUARY 18, 2017 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM in Rooms ABC of the Illini Union. This workshop, which is held only in the spring, is brought to you by the Engineering Council's Deans Student Advisory Committee (DSAC).

    This is an opportunity for you to learn more about getting involved in research! Join us for an evening of discussions about undergraduate research.

    Mark Your Calendars!  

    WHAT: Undergraduate Research Workshop
    WHEN: Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 5:30 -7:30PM
    WHERE: Rooms ABC Illini Union

    Registration is FREE, please pre-register by January 4, 2017! Food and drinks will be provided!


  • Undergraduate Research Symposium 2017 - Now accepting student submissions

    The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS), set for Thursday, April 27. The URS is the signature event of Undergraduate Research Week (April 23-29), and brings together students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus, as well as corporate partners and sponsors, to learn more about undergraduate research and its potential to change the world. Learn more and apply by Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

    Questions may be addressed to; please put “URS Application” in the subject line.

  • Harry S. Truman Scholarship - for juniors

    The National and International Scholarships Program is offering a two-day event about the Harry S. Truman Scholarship which offers $30,000 towards graduate study in public service fields.  Only Juniors are eligible for the award.

    Thursday, Oct. 13 from 3:30-4:30 – Information session & discussion w/ former Truman Scholar.

    Friday, Oct. 14 from 3:30-4:30 – Workshop on how to craft a Truman Application.

    *Both sessions held in the Illini Union Bookstore, 5th Floor, Rm 514.

  • SPIN (Students Pushing Innovation) Internship Program

    Work on leading-edge research projects to improve our world with NCSA. Learn more

  • Fall 2016 OMSA Enrichment Activities

    Participate in events sponsored by OMSA. Learn more here

  • Engineering Ambassadors Accepting Applications

    Inspire middle and high school students to challenge conventional ideas about science and engineering by becoming and Engineering Ambassador. Application deadline: Thursday, September 15, 2016.

  • United Airlines internship recruiting at UIUC

    Attention juniors and seniors majoring in Industrial Engineering or Systems Engineering and Design – Learn about internship opportunities available at United Airlines at the following events:

    Information Session

    Tuesday, September 6th

    7:30 PM

    Transportation Building, Room 114


    ECS Career Fair

    Wednesday, September 7th

    12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    Activities and Recreation Center

    Please email Kelsey Blake  with any questions about these upcoming events

  • 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

  • Loyola Medical College Applying to Med School and Post-Bac Informational Session

    Interested in medical school? Come to this informational session:

    Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016

    Time: 5:00-7:00

    Location: 160 English Building

    Thursday, March 17, 2016

    Time: 5:00-7:00

    Location: 160 English Building

  • Spring 2016 Premed Workshops for Engineers

    Do you want to become a doctor? Attend the spring 2016 premed workshops for engineers.

  • Spring Career Fairs

    Engineering Career Fair

    February 9 – 10

    2:00 – 7:00 pm at the Illini Union


    Engineering/Founders Startup Career Fair

    February 11

    2:00 – 6:00 pm at the Illini Union


    Engineering Employment Expo

    February 18

    10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the ARC


    Research Park Corporate Internships and Careers Fair

    March 15

    4:30 pm at the Research Park, 1900 South First Street, Champaign

  • Portuguese/Brazilian Studies Major and Minor Course Info Session

    Thinking about international business, agriculture, engineering, or Latin American affairs, in addition to area/cultural/language studies? Learn more on Tuesday, November 17 at 11:00am in FLB 1080 – Lucy Ellis Lounge

  • Microsoft On-Campus Visits

    Microsoft will be on campus. Come out to be seen and heard!

  • Students of Color Abroad

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

  • Illinois Scholars Undergraduate Research (ISUR) Poster Expo

    Come by 104 Illini Union between 4:30-6:30PM and listen to undergraduate students talk about the research they are involved in!

    Snacks will be served.

    Please contact Natasha Mamaril for more information.

  • Now Hiring: La Casa Cultural Latina

    Join La Casa to assist with event programming, community outreach and more. Application deadline: April 24, 2015

  • Making Your Major Decision Workshop

    Learn about how you can find a major that's right for you.

  • 2015 Bio Nanotechnology Summer Institute: July 27-August 7, 2015

    Network and train with experts in the field. Application deadline: Tuesday, March 31, 2015

  • New Bioimaging REU - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Spend 10 weeks training and performing research in biomedicine! Application deadline: March 15, 2015

  • Illinois Leadership Program – Imprint

    Register today to develop skills to become a successful leader.

  • Summer Internships for Native Americans in Genomics (SING)

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