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  • 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.

  • 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.

     

  • Goldman Sachs Exploratory Programs

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

  • 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!

     

  • 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

  • MIT Converge Program

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 www.dot.il.gov

     Read more for further information...

  • 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.

  • 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

     

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 www.engineering.cornell.edu/diversity/summer/lsamp.cfm for more information and to apply.  Inquiries can be made to Jami Joyner at dpeng@cornell.edu or 607-255-6403.

  • 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)

  • 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?

  • 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 (http://illinoisea.com).

     

  • 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

     

     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Information about T&M minor

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

  • 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 leadership@illinois.edu

     To register go to www.go.illinois.edu/Josh

     

  • 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 outforundergrad.org.

  • 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.

  • Qualcomm - DECA 2015

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

  • IEFX NetWORK Lunch Series

    Select one of the following:

    Lunch Series: Riverbed Technology

    212 Engineering Hall

    Wednesday, January  30th 

    12:00pm-1:00pm

    RSVP at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/3357030

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Lunch Series: Riverbed Technology

    212 Engineering Hall

    Thursday, January 31st 

    12:00pm-1:00pm

    RSVP at   https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/9717174

    Featuring: Riverbed Technology

    -- Riverbed Technology is an IT infrastructure performance company that earned revenues of $728.5M in 2011. More information found at http://www.riverbed.com/us/.

     

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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

  • 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

  • 2015 Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

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

  • 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.

  • 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

    12:00pm-1:00pm

    RSVP at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/2066008

     -- P&G is the world’s largest and most profitable consumer products company, with nearly $84 billion in sales. More information found at http://www.pg.com/en_US/index.shtml

     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 negekeze@illinois.edu . 

  • Students of Color Abroad

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

  • NASA Pathways Internship Program

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

  • 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

     


     

  • 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

    12:00pm-1:00pm

    RSVP at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/9181538

     OR

     Thursday, March 6th

    112 Engineering Hall

    12:00pm-1:00pm

    RSVP at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/2137844

     Featuring: Riverbed Technology

    -- Riverbed Technology is a IT infrastructure performance company that earned revenues of $728.5M in 2011. More information found at http://www.riverbed.com/us/.

     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 negekeze@illinois.edu or 217-244-3826. 

     Ndu

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

  • 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.

  • Register Today for the 2014 Women of Color STEM Conference

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

  • STEM Success Summit

    This free virtual summit is designed to equip and empower students and early career professionals to launch successful and meaningful careers in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

    Application deadline extended to Oct. 17th at 11:59pm ET

  • Paid Research Opportunity for Undergraduates | Columbia SURE Program

    Applications for the 2023 Columbia University - Amazon SURE Program are now open. SURE is a unique academic-industry collaboration created to foster career exploration at the frontiers of engineering research. 

    This 10-week summer research program in New York City is designed to support under-represented minorities and female-identifying students in STEM on their pathways into graduate school in engineering and science. A recent recipient of the INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine Inspiring Programs in STEM Award, SURE has a reputation for helping students jumpstart their careers as researchers and academics.

    Students interested in applying can visit: https://bit.ly/CUSUREProgram for the program application or check out https://www.engineering.columbia.edu/columbia-amazon-summer-undergraduate-research-experience-program for more information.

    Any questions? Contact cuamazonsure@columbia.edu 

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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