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  • Technical Research and Development Intern 2023 (Paid)

    The paid Summer Internship Program is an opportunity to experience what it’s like to be a full-time BNSF employee. As an intern at BNSF, you’ll be given real-life, impactful assignments that will put your skills and education into practice. Your summer project will combine classroom experience and real-life business situations to provide value-added work to BNSF. 

    The program is designed to identify students BNSF hires as full-time Management Trainees after graduation. During your summer internship, you will get the chance to network with peers, our Business Resource Groups, and Senior Leaders throughout the BNSF network.  

    Anticipated Start Date: June 2023  Number of Positions: 1  Salary Range: $4,000 per month 

    APPLY EARLY AS THIS JOB MAY BE FILLED AT ANY TIME. 

  • 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: https://www.swri.org/technical-divisions/defense-intelligence-solutions"

  • Office of Science Graduate Student Research Application Workshops

    The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research working side by side with science and engineering experts at a DOE laboratory or facility.

    Workshop 1: General overview of the SCGSR Program

    September 15, 2022 | 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (EST)

    Workshop 2: Q&A and Application Guidance

    October 20, 2022 | 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (EST)

    Application Deadline: November 9, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. (EST)

  • 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.

  • Apply Now! Spring 2023 Internship Opportunities at DOE National Laboratories

    The Community College Internships (CCI) and Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) programs are now accepting applications for spring 2023! These programs, sponsored and managed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with DOE national laboratories, provide internship opportunities at national labs for college students and recent graduates.

    The deadline to apply for the spring 2023 term is Oct. 5, 2022, at 5 p.m. ET.

  • New Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office Science, Technology and Policy Opportunity

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science, Technology and Policy (STP) Program is seeking to develop leaders in energy efficiency and renewable energy policy. The EERE STP program provides an opportunity for highly talented scientists and engineers to participate in policy-related projects at EERE Offices in Washington, D.C.

    ORISE is continuing normal program operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. This opportunity will be offered as long as Department of Energy Headquarters is able to complete the onboarding process and ensure a meaningful experience to participants. We encourage you to apply and submit your application as soon as possible.  Updates to this opportunity will be provided on this page as needed.

    Three levels of appointment, Levels 1-3, provide opportunities to a range of experience levels from recent graduates to experienced scientists and engineers to participate in the program. All participants will be provided the opportunity to participate in policy-related projects and be mentored by senior EERE staff.

  • NNSA Minority Serving Institution Internship Program

    About NNSA-MSIIP:

    • Open to undergraduate and graduate students at Minority Serving Institutions.
    • Two internship options are available:
      • Summer internships: 12-weeks beginning on June 5, 2023, and ending on August 25, 2023.
      • Year-long internships: 12-months beginning on June 5, 2023, and end on May 31, 2024 including full-time participation during the summer and part-time participation during the academic year.

    Application Deadline: October 9, 2023 at 11:59 pm EST

  • 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 (nmamaril@illinois.edu)

  • Columbia REU Summer Program in Chemical Engineering

    This REU site within the Chemical Engineering Department at Columbia University provides the perfect opportunity to gain research experience related to climate and health solutions while also experiencing life, culture and career opportunities in New York City. You will have a chance to conduct research in a chemical engineering lab at Columbia while living and experiencing NYC with your cohort of 10 students as well as students from Columbia and a wide range of other colleges and universities. Please contact engineeringreu@columbia.edu if you have any questions.

    Application still open! Apply Now

  • ILIPA Virtual Career Panel

    When: Thursday April 17, 2022 

    Where: Zoom, 5-6 PM CST

    What: Virtual Educational Panel for Minority In Engineering (MIE),Women in Engineering (WIE), and STEM Students atthe University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

    Click the link below to register for this event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    https://marshallip.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpfuitrTosH90L1XZW_vWqXUZeDrA66mTa

    Reach out to Meggan Duffy with any questions: mfd@marshallip.com

  • 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.

  • 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!

     

  • 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

  • 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

  • ExploreCSR Computational workshop for undergraduates

    3-day virtual workshop consisting of tutorials and testimonials on how computational methods can be used in scientific research, followed by hands-on practice in small groups.

    Meet graduate, postdoctoral, and faculty mentors to discuss future career and research goals.

    Deadline: March 1, 2021

  • Fall 2019 i-Program Series Dates

    The Illinois Leadership® Center (ILC) would like to inform you about upcoming free leadership development opportunities to share with your students.

    As the cornerstone initiative of the ILC, I-Programs are designed as six (6) hours seminars (typically on Saturdays) which focus on a particular aspect of leadership practice. Each program is applicable to all academic majors and programs.

  • Goldman Sachs Exploratory Programs

    Our program includes skill-building workshops, interactive case studies and networking sessions with Goldman professionals.

  • 2019 Launching Leaders Undergraduate Experience

    Are you passionate about technology?

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. is seeking diverse college students to be a part of their Launching Leaders Program, November 30, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York.

    During this program you will take part in developmental workshops and get a chance to learn about their recruiting process. Your participation could lead to an opportunity to interview for their Summer Analyst program in 2019 and awards up to $10,000.

    Submit your application by November 11, 2018

    For any questions contact:

    Jennifer Arnau | 347-854-1051 | jpmorganchase.com/techcareers

     

  • Spanish Career Workshop

     

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

  • 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

    LEARN MORE

  • Computing4Change: Fall Project and Conference

    ♦ Be enrolled as an undergraduate at the time of the competition (November 2018)
    ♦ Have a minimum overall GPA out of 2.5
    ♦ Be able to participate in 6 webinars between July and November, to learn core skills and develop some experience with the tools (you will have input in the scheduling)
    ♦ Be able to attend the full competition in Dallas November 11-14, 2018
    Complete the online application form before the deadline

  • Fulbright Personal Statement Workshop

    Friday, April 20

    Personal Statement Workshop – 3:30-5:00 pm, rm.514 Illini Union Bookstore

    A key part of the Fulbright Application is the Personal Statement, a one-page essay. Come learn how to create this document and tell your unique story.

  • 3M Leadership Summit in Chicago

    Meet and have one-on-one conversations with 3M executives! Travel and expenses covered. 

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018 10:30am-12:30pm

  • ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship- Hispanic Heritage Foundation

    Participate in the Harvard-certified ExxonMobil mentee program, receive a $1,000 educational grant, and gain career opportunities!
    *MechSE,ChemE, Civil, ECE, ISE, MatSE
    *3.5 Minimum GPA 
    *Deadline: April 20, 2018

  • 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

  • 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?

  • Hip Hop Entrepreneurship Course

    Hip Hop Entrepreneurship Course

    Register for TE398/AFRO398

    ISR Room 2B

    Instructor Dr. William Patterson

    Explore the relationship between urban America, technology, engineering, social entrepeneurship, and the developement of existing industries. Learn hoe to redevelop existing urban spaces and envision new milennial spaces. Explore fundraising, incubating, marketing, business plan developement, and more.

    tec.illinois.edu

  • 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.

  • 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: https://www.volunteersignup.org/84B3C

  • 2017 AISES National Conference Webinar

    Join Us for a 2017 AISES National Conference Webinar

    presented by IBM

    “Building Your Personal Brand”

    Just in time for the 2017 AISES National Conference! Join IBM for the September 7th webinar designed to help you build your personal brand when meeting with potential colleges and employers.

    Who should attend this webinar?  High School Students, College Students, Early Professionals and AISES Members.

    Who are you? How do you share that with mentors, networks and potential employers? These are the core questions IBM professionals hope to help you answer in "Building Your Personal Brand," an interactive 45-minute webinar that will help you understand how to identify and share your "personal brand." 

    Presenters:    

    Laura Guio, Vice President of the Systems Services Center of Competency and Sales,IBM 

    Marshan J. Austin, People Engineer, IBM Leadership & Development 

    Peter Mostachetti, IBM Leadership & Development 

    Objectives:

    Understand what is a personal brand

    Reflect on what you need to understand about yourself to create a compelling your personal brand

    Begin to build your 30-second introduction; tell the story of who you are and what differentiates you

    Thursday, September 7, 2017

    11AM-12PM (EDT)

    Save Your Seat → http://www.aises.org/news/events/webinar-building-your-personal-brand

    We look forward to seeing you there!

     

    Can’t attend live? You should still register!  We’ll be sending out slides and the recording after the webinar to registrants. You don’t want to miss out on this information.

  • GE Aviation Female Diversity Recruitment Leadership Summit

    GE Aviation Female Diversity Recruitment Leadership Summit
    October 19 - October 21, 2017
    GE Aviation - Cincinnati, Ohio

    The Female Diversity Recruitment Leadership Summit seeks to identify and recruit highly talented minority female students from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.

    YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE341LTPwQQ&feature=youtu.be

    Those selected for attendance at the summit receive:

    • Meals, transportation and lodging paid for by GE Aviation
    • Professional Development Seminars
    • Networking with GE Aviation leadership
    • Interview opportunities for Co-Op/Internship assignments with GE Aviation

    Application criteria:

    • Currently enrolled in one of the following degree programs: IE, EE, MechE, AE, Materials, Ceramic, Software Eng., Computer Eng., Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, IT Security, Information Technology Management, Risk Analysis, Management Information Systems
    • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required - NOTE: Sponsorship will not be provided by GE*
    • Maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 without rounding

    How to Apply:

    To be considered for the 2017 summit you must complete the following:
    1. ) Complete this survey linked below no later than 11:59pm Monday September 18th
    https://supportcentral.ge.com/esurvey/GE_survey/takeSurvey.html?form_id=18446744073709664650

    2.) Apply for a co-op/intern position via the link below:
    http://jobs.gecareers.com/ShowJob/Id/27291/Engineering-Co-op-GE-Aviation-Summer/

    Candidates selected to attend the Summit will be notified via email no later than September 21st

    * Note: 1) U.S. Citizen or National 2) U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident 3) Person granted refugee status in the U.S. 4) Person granted asylee status in the U.S. 5) A special agricultural worker under section 210 or 6) a beneficiary of legalization through an amnesty program under section 245A of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act.

     

  • Dow Diamond Symposium

    The Dow Diamond Symposium is an exciting three day event intended for African American, Latino, and American Indian undergraduate students majoring in Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Accounting/Finance, and Business Administration with one of the world’s largest and leading chemical companies. Selected participants will be exposed to potential career opportunities within Dow and learn more about the Science to Our Success.

    Diamond Symposium participants can expect to:
    - Hear from dynamic Dow leaders on “How to Create Your Personal Brand” and “Build Networking Skills”
    - Learn more about Dow, our technology & products, our sustainability, and our employee resource groups
    - Participate in a cross-functional case study
    - Meet and network with Dow leaders and employees

    The event runs from August 21st through August 24th in Midland, Michigan. The symposium is before the first day of instruction for Fall Semester. Travel, food, and accommodation expenses will be covered.

    You should apply as Engineering or Supply Chain Management. Please review the qualifications and online expectations.

    For more information and to apply: http://www.dow.com/en-us/careers/diamond-symposium

  • NACME/Chevron Scholarship Opportunity for non-NACME Scholars

    NACME was awarded a grant from the Chevron Corporation to provide additional scholarship support for four (4) students at your institution.  Successful applicants will receive a $5,000 scholarship award for one year, for the academic year 2017-2018. Please note that this scholarship is for non-NACME Scholars.

    Attached is a copy of the application which includes the guidelines for the scholarship.  Eligible students must be freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are pursuing the following engineering disciplines: mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, etc . 

    Please distribute to your students and encourage them to apply and the due date is April 1, 2017.

  • 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: http://msl.cs.illinois.edu/~lavalle/papers.html

    Requirements

    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)
    Email: nilles2@illinois.edu
    Motion Strategy and Virtual Reality Laboratory

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Engineering for Social Justice Scholars Program

    Explore the relationship between engineering and social justice and engage in participatory problem-solving to create a more socially and environmentally just society. Application deadline: April 8, 2016.

  • NIU Summer Math College Instructor

    This a part-time position with the Summer Math College with teaching opportunities in Chicago and Naperville for approximately six weeks, Monday thru Thursday. Learn more and apply by February 15, 2016.

  • 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

  • IL-IN ASEE Section Conference - Call for Student Posters

    Submit abstracts to the upcoming Illinois-Indiana ASEE conference for a Poster Presentation. This is a great opportunity to showcase your efforts on a project and gain experience presenting in a professional environment.

  • Emerging Business Leaders: Program Coordinator

    Prepare tomorrow’s leaders today by assisting in the Emerging Business Leaders Program. Learn more and apply.

  • 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

  • CHCI’s Graduate Fellowship Program

    Gain professional experience in public policy arenas in Washington, D.C. Learn more and apply by February 5, 2016

  • Blue Waters Student Internship Program

    This is a one year STEM and high-performance computing research internship program. Application Deadline: February 1, 2016

  • 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.

  • MIT Amgen Scholars

    Participate in a nine-week paid faculty-mentored summer research program in MIT laboratories. Learn more and apply before March 2016.

  • 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

  • NASA Pathways Internship Program

    Become a part of the NASA team starting January 2016! Application deadline: Friday, October 9, 2015

  • Microsoft On-Campus Visits

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

  • Princeton Engineering Graduate Symposium (PEGS)

    interested in graduate studies at Princeton? Visit during PEGS