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  • "Where Rubber Meets Road"-- Hip Hop Lecture Series

    The IPowered Hip Hop Lecture Series

    "Where the rubber meas the road: a town hall conversation" with Chrysler Group Design Senior VP and President of SRT Brand RALPH GILLES on the business of high performance technology and popular culture.

    Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    1:30-3:00 PM

    Beckman Institute Auditorium (Room 1025)

    405 N. Mathews  Urbana, IL  61801

    Ralph Gilles, Chrysler Group Design Senior VP and President of SRT Brand, discusses the business of high performance technology and popular culture.


    RSVP if you will attend:

  • Illinois LLAA Student Reception

    You are invited to the University of Illinois Latina/Latino Alumni Association (LLAA) Student Reception!

    WHEN:  April 13, 2013

    TIME:  6:00 - 8:00 PM

    WHERE:  Timpone's Restuarant

                  710 S. Goodwin Ave.

                   Urbana, IL  61801

    Please read more for further information

  • Rolls-Royce @ Expo

    Rolls-Royce will be at the Engineering EXPO next Monday and Tuesday at the Illini Union.  If you would like to stop by and drop off a resume, we would be happy to speak with you about our co-op program, upcoming summer internship opportunities as well as full-time openings.

    Please apply online at using position number 45906 for an engineering co-op, 44935 for a summer internship and 44616 for full-time positions including our Graduate Development Program.  This will make you eligible for an on-campus interview.

    We will also be having an info session on Monday, 9/23/13 from 5 – 7 p.m. at Engineering Hall 106B8.  It is a good opportunity to stop by and mingle with Rolls-Royce recruiters and hiring managers.  Be sure to bring your resume!

  • Procter & Gamble Open House and Networking Social

    Tuesday, October 8, 2013, from 5 - 7 PM

    ACES Library Heritage Room

    Keynote speaker:  RosaMaria Cruz, P&G Information and Decision Solutions (IDS) Associate Director

    Open to all Majors and Years

  • P&G Informaon and Decision Solutions

    Procter & Gamble Open House & Networking Social
    Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 5 pm to 7 pm
    ACES Library Heritage Room

    RSVP on Facebook

    Keynote speaker: RosaMaria Cruz, P&G Informaon and Decision Solutions (IDS) Associate Director

    Join representaves from P&G’s Informaon & Decision Support (IDS) as they discuss internship and employment
    opportunies at P&G. Business casual a-re is recommended.

    Visit P&G online at for more Info or apply directly to the links below!

    • Full Time: IDS00001079, looking for students Graduating December 2013- May 2014
    • Internship: IDS00001073, looking for students Graduating December 2014- May 2015
    • IT Elite (Summer Sophomore Camp): IDS00001072, looking for students Graduating December 2015- May 2016

     Co-sponsored by The Career Center, Office of Minority Student Affairs, and the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations.


  • MEP Welcome Back Meeting - 1/29/14

    Please plan to attend the MEP Welcome Back Meeting on Wednesday, January 29th at 5pm in 100 MSEB.  This is an opportunity for you to hear important updates, learn more about NSBE and SHPE, and connect with MEP administrative staff.  Dinner will be served!!

    Please RSVP at by 1/28/14.

  • Lam Research Equipment Seminar Sessions

    Join Lam Research for the seminar sessions with the
    NPRE at UIUC on Tuesday, February 11th

    Undergraduate: 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm in Room 103 Transportation Bldg

    Graduate: 4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. in 218 Mechanical Engineering Bldg

    Also, visit in-person during the Engineering
    Expo on Thursday, February 13th or go online
    to learn more about opportunities for:
    Process Engineers
    Mechanical Engineers
    Software Engineers
    Electrical Engineers
    Manufacturing Engineers
    Field Service Engineers
    Supply Chain Business

    Join the network at:

  • FSG Schedule

    FSG Schedule for Spring 2014

    Scheduled to begin week of 2/10/2014

    Math 231 – Mondays 9-10:30 PM, Room 403 Grainger and Thursdays 7:30-9:00 PM, Room 403 Grainger

    Math 241 – Mondays 9-10:30 PM, Room 401 Grainger and Tuesdays 9-10:30 PM, Room 401 Grainger

    Physics 211 – Tuesdays 6-7:30 PM, Room 403 Grainger and Wednesdays 6-7:30 PM, Room 101 Engineering Hall. 


    Contact Andrea Wynn with questions at 244-3959/

  • IEFX Network Lunch Series - P & G

    Be sure to join us for the IEFX Network Lunch Series.  These lunches and workshops are part of our commitment to support you in your academic and professional development.  Space is limited, please RSVP using the form linked below.  If you are unable to sign-up, don’t worry because there will be several events in the future.

    Please be sure to check your schedule before signing up!

     Lunch Series: Procter & Gamble

     Wednesday, February 19th 

    112 Engineering Hall


    RSVP at

     -- P&G is the world’s largest and most profitable consumer products company, with nearly $84 billion in sales. More information found at

     To gain the most out of this experience we recommend that you research the company and bring a smile, your appetite, and a list of questions that you would like to ask. Remember you have the opportunity to receive a free lunch, learn about the company, start creating contacts, and gain insight into potential internship opportunities that may give you an edge after graduation.

     For any questions please feel free to contact Ndubuisi Egekeze at . 

  • IEFX NetWORK Lunch Series

    Dear Students,

    Be sure to join us for the IEFX NetWORK Lunch Series.  These lunches are part of our commitment to support you in your academic and professional development.  Space is limited, please RSVP using the form linked below.  If you are unable to sign-up, don’t worry because there will be several events in the future.

    Please be sure to check your schedule before signing up!

     Lunch Series: Boeing

     Wednesday, March 12th

    112 Engineering Hall


    RSVP at

  • Join Illinois Engineering Ambassadors!

    Tell younger students what engineering is all about!

    Attend the info session on Wednesday, September 17 at 7pm in 1265 DCL to learn more!

  • Goldman Sachs Strats Business: Siebel Center Info Session

    Internships, career opportunities, networking, and more. Register today!

  • Harvard Business School MBA Opportunity

    Visit the Career Center on October 29 at 7 for more information.

  • The ECS Winter Job Shadow Program

    Explore potential career opportunities. Register today!

  • The Hoeft Technology & Management Program

    Learn more at the info sessions.

  • Conflict Resolution Training Opportunity

    Develop your conflict resolution skills. Deadline: Jan. 26

  • Tutoring/Academic Coaching Positions Available

    Visit OMSA and apply today.

  • Summer Internships for Native Americans in Genomics (SING)

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

  • Illinois Leadership Program – Imprint

    Register today to develop skills to become a successful leader.

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

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

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

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

  • Making Your Major Decision Workshop

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

  • Now Hiring: La Casa Cultural Latina

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

  • 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.

  • Students of Color Abroad

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

  • Microsoft On-Campus Visits

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Spring 2016 Premed Workshops for Engineers

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Fall 2016 OMSA Enrichment Activities

    Participate in events sponsored by OMSA. Learn more here

  • SPIN (Students Pushing Innovation) Internship Program

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


  • 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:

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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