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  • 2013 Civil Engineer Trainee Recruitment

    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has launched their 2013 Civil Engineer Trainee (CET) Recruitment Season.

    If you would like to learn more about this position and the Illinois Department of Transportation, please visit the website

     Read more for further information...

  • 2015 Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

    Gain research experience through a summer internship. Deadline: 01/30/15

  • 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." 


    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 


    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 →

    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.

  • 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 |


  • 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

  • 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:

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


  • 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.

  • ASEE Conference: March 27-28, 2015

    Call for student posters. Abstract due date: Monday, March 9, 2015

  • Blue Waters Student Internship Program

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

  • Camp @ Goldman Sachs for Financial Services Industry

    The Goldman Sachs Undergraduate Camp is a two-day program for Black, Latino/Hispanic, and Native American college undergraduate freshmen and sophomores who are interested in exploring the

    numerous career paths in the financial services industry, and learning more about summer internship opportunities at the firm.

  • Career Development Opportunity for Sophomores and Juniors at the ICA

    The Illinois Consulting Academy (ICA) is accepting applications Monday, October 17 - Monday, October 24 from students of all Majors interested in the consulting industry, which has a growing number of Engineering talent.

    ICA students work on live consulting projects with live corporate clients, making this a great opportunity for Engineering students to hone their critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills. Please share this application link as much as possible:

  • Career Transitions 💼Workshops at the SSSummit!

    Catch these exciting virtual workshops on "CAREER TRANSITIONS" at this year's STEM Success Summit!!

    • An Early Career Professional's Guide on the Transition From the Classroom to the Boardroom
    • Exchanging the Pipette for a Pen: Transitioning out of Academia into Science Writing
    • The Sky Is NOT The Limit: Practical Tips for Launching Your Career in The Space Industry

    If you haven't already, SIGN UP TODAY to access to the STEMedia Network platform and do not miss these and many more exclusive Ûœsessions by registering as an in-person VIP; November 17-19, 2022.


  • CHCI’s Graduate Fellowship Program

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

  • 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 if you have any questions.

    Application still open! Apply Now

  • 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

  • Conflict Resolution Training Opportunity

    Develop your conflict resolution skills. Deadline: Jan. 26

  • DOE Graduate Research Fellowship

    The Innovation in Buildings (IBUILD) Graduate Research Fellowship is now acceptingapplications through December 2, 2022 (5:00 PM EST).

    Program Website:

    Information Webinar: Please note that there was an information session that was hosted on October 19, 2022. Links to the video and slides are available at the following.

    Questions? Email Please list the reference code [DOE-EERE-RPP-IBUILD-2022] for this opportunity in the subject line of your email.

  • 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:

  • Effective Planning Workshop

    Thursday, September 19, 2013, at 6:30 PM

    429 Grainger Library

    Do you ever tell yourself that you're going to make time to study that certain topic, or make time to review that last lecture but never end up getting around to it?  Then this workshop is for you!

  • Emerging Business Leaders: Program Coordinator

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

  • 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.

  • Engineering Ambassadors Program

    Application Deadline:  Friday, February 1, 2013

    Are you passionate about being part of a profession that helps create the future? Do you want to communicate the importance of engineering to others? If the answer is yes, we’re looking for you!

    The College of Engineering at the University of Illinois is seeking highly qualified students to serve as Engineering Ambassadors during the 2013-2014 academic year (


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Engineering Learning Assistant (ELA) Positions Open Now

    Apply today to become an ELA with IEFX!

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Free ASCE eLearning Webinar

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013

    5:30 – 6:30 PM CST

    This FREE Webinar is designed for civil engineering students, and Younger Members, to convey the importance, value and benefits that licensure can bring to one's civil engineering career.

    Hosted By:  American Society of Civil Engineering’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion; Committee on Licensure in cooperation with NCEES; and Committee on Younger Members



  • 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.

  • 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:

    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

    2.) Apply for a co-op/intern position via the link below:

    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.


  • Goldman Sachs Exploratory Programs

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

  • HACU Offers 3 Summer 2015 Internships with Goldman Sachs

    Take a look at these opportunies: Strats Summer Analyst, Ops Summer Analyst, and Tech Summer Analyst; then review the criteria and application directions. Deadine: October 7, 2014.

  • Harvard Business School MBA Opportunity

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

  • 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.

  • IEFX NetWORK Lunch Series

    Select one of the following:

    Lunch Series: Riverbed Technology

    212 Engineering Hall

    Wednesday, January  30th 


    RSVP at


    Lunch Series: Riverbed Technology

    212 Engineering Hall

    Thursday, January 31st 


    RSVP at

    Featuring: Riverbed Technology

    -- Riverbed Technology is an IT infrastructure performance company that earned revenues of $728.5M in 2011. More information found at


  • IEFX NetWORK Lunch Series

     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: Riverbed Technology

    (Please select ONE of the following)

    Wednesday, March 5th

    112 Engineering Hall


    RSVP at


     Thursday, March 6th

    112 Engineering Hall


    RSVP at

     Featuring: Riverbed Technology

    -- Riverbed Technology is a IT infrastructure performance company that earned revenues of $728.5M in 2011. 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 me at or 217-244-3826. 


     Ndubuisi Egekeze P.E.
    Corporate Liaison
    Illinois Engineering First-Year Experience
    College of Engineering
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • 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

  • 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 . 

  • 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.

  • 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.

    Reach out to Meggan Duffy with any questions:

  • Illinois Leadership Program – Imprint

    Register today to develop skills to become a successful leader.

  • Information about T&M minor

    See attached file for information concerning the Technology and Management minor.

  • Internship Opportunity with DOE's Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management

    The Oak Ridge office of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) is seeking fellows to engage in projects and activities related to DOE’s Legacy Clean-up Missions at East Tennessee Technology Park, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Y-12 National Security Complex sites. EM's first priority is to ensure the safety and health of the public and EM's workforce while continuing to protect the environment. The Oak Ridge office carries out the mission using sound business practices, innovative management approaches, and science and technology to reduce risks and costs within the EM regulatory framework. The fellow will receive training, coaching and mentoring from the EM-92 branch chiefs to effectively accomplish appointment goals.

    The EM Oak Ridge office is seeking qualified candidates who possess the appropriate bachelor's/master's degrees in engineering, physical science, and business/accounting.

    Apply now:


  • 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 (

  • ITI's Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Information Session

    The Information Trust Institute (ITI) will be hosting an information session for its undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity program. Please join us for pizza and to learn more about this program.

    Date/Time: Wednesday, October 26, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    In-person Location: Room 301

    Coordinated Science Lab

    Online Location:

    More information about the requirements for earning the Certificate can be found:

    If you are unable to attend the information session and have questions, write to

  • 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!

  • Leadership and Diversity Workshop

    Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the SDRP Building [10 am - 6 pm]

    Leadership Strategies for a Diverse World with Joshua Fredenburg

    As an expert in leadership and diversity, Joshua will discuss issues relevant to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students and give you an opportunity to create an action plan that you can use on campus.  Lunch will be provided

    For more information contact

     To register go to


  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Leadership Forum

    Network with students, senior leaders and recruitment professionals. Deadline: April 30, 2015

  • Microsoft On-Campus Visits

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