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  • XSEDE Student Engagement Summer Immersion Program

    Application Deadline:  March 29, 2013

    XSEDE Student Engagement Summer Immersion Program Call for Students - 2013

    The XSEDE Student Engagement Program is seeking undergraduate and graduate students for a 10-week project experience for this summer.

    Working with XSEDE researchers and staff, students will make meaningful contributions to research, development and systems projects that benefit the national scientific and computational community.

    Please read more for further information.

  • XSEDE Scholars Program

    Deadline is April 1, 2013

    The XSEDE Scholars Program is a year-long program for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented minority groups and women in computational sciences. The program provides opportunities to learn more about high performance computing and XSEDE resources, network with cutting-edge researchers and leaders, and belong to a cohort of student peers. The XSEDE Scholars program is geared toward students in computing fields and those whose research might benefit from high performance computing.

    Please read more for further information. 

  • Women's Career Institute: The Power of Negotiation

    Tuesday, Nov. 13, 5-6 p.m., Women’s Resources Center


    Statistics show that women are less likely to advocate for better salaries and advancements. In this workshop, students learn tactics for negotiating for earning what they’re truly worth. Learn how to not undersell yourself! Learn more here



  • 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:

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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:


    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)
    Motion Strategy and Virtual Reality Laboratory

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Hoeft Technology & Management Program

    Learn more at the info sessions.

  • The ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship

    Participate in this mentoring program and earn a $1,000 educational grant Application deadline: April 15

  • The ECS Winter Job Shadow Program

    Explore potential career opportunities. Register today!

  • The Cornell University 2013 Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Summer Undergraduate Research Program: June 3 - August 9, 2013; Application Deadline: March 1, 2013

    This 10 week research program is designed for students who have completed at least two semesters of college by the start of the Summer Research Program; have at least two semesters remaining of their undergraduate education at the start of the program; have a 3.0 GPA or better; are African American, Hispanic/Latino (a), American Indian/Alaskan Native, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander; and are US citizens or permanent residents.  Students will conduct and present research under the auspices of a Cornell Engineering faculty research mentor whose goal is to help the student gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation.  Please visit for more information and to apply.  Inquiries can be made to Jami Joyner at or 607-255-6403.

  • 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

  • Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research at Berkley

    Prepare for graduate study this summer!

  • Summer Internships for Native Americans in Genomics (SING)

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

  • Summer 2015 Student Intern Program

    Intern for the city and county of San Francisco. Deadline: February 11, 2015

  • Students of Color Abroad

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

  • Spanish Career Workshop


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

  • SourceAmerica Design Challenge

    Win a trip to Washington, DC and compete for 1st place!

  • 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

  • SAGE Corps

    Work abroad with foreign tech startups for 8-12 weeks! Apply today.

  • Rockwell Automation Engineer in Training Program

    Rockwell Automation has an excellent entry-level opportunity for current and recently graduated engineering or technology students.

    The Engineer in Training (EIT) Program is an entry-level program for engineers to learn core Rockwell Automation product technologies and to develop fundamental field/remote support engineering skills. 

    Please read more for further information.

  • Register Today for the 2014 Women of Color STEM Conference

    Keep building on your success at the 2014 WOC STEM Conference!

  • Qualcomm - DECA 2015

    Gain experience in the wireless industry. Deadline: 11/17

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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?

  • Procter & Gamble – Research Your Future in Science Seminar

    Freshmen and sophomores: learn what it’s like to work in R&D at P&G. Deadline: April 24, 2015

  • Princeton Engineering Graduate Symposium (PEGS)

    interested in graduate studies at Princeton? Visit during PEGS

  • 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


  • Out for Undergrad Engineering Conference (OUEC)

    Are you a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender (LGBT) engineering student? Apply now for the Out for Undergrad Engineering Conference (OUEC)! At OUEC you'll get the opportunity to network with recruiters from top engineering companies, meet LGBT peers and professionals from a wide variety of industries, and learn how to manage your identity to your advantage in the workplace. Airfare and lodging for all attendees is paid for by Out for Undergrad! Learn more and apply today at

  • Office of Undergraduate Research Conference Travel Grants

    Subsidize the presentation of your undergraduate research at professional conferences.

  • Now Hiring: La Casa Cultural Latina

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

  • 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.

  • NASA Pathways Internship Program

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

  • 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.

  • Morgan Stanley – The Early Insights Program for Women

    Freshmen and sophomore women: Explore the financial services industry. Application deadline: Sunday, February 22, 2015

  • MIT Converge Program

    Attention juniors and seniors: Interested in graduate studies at MIT? Participate in CONVERGE.

  • MIT Amgen Scholars

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

  • Microsoft On-Campus Visits

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

  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Leadership Forum

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

  • 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


  • 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!

  • 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 (

  • Information about T&M minor

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

  • Illinois Leadership Program – Imprint

    Register today to develop skills to become a successful leader.

  • 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: