Graduate Blog

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September 12, 2017

The International Student Career Connections Committee (ISCCC) is offering the 2017 International Career Festival event. Please see the attached flier.

Date/Time: Saturday, October 14th | Main Event: 1:00pm-5:00pm; Reception: 5:00pm-6:00pm

Location: Main Event: Lincoln Hall Theater; Reception: Labor & Employment Relations Building


Dress Code: Business Casual



September 11, 2017

Wednesday, September 27
Thursday, September 28

Bring copies of your résumé.
Bring your I-card.

Lunch will be provided.
List of companies attending will be posted on
September 11 at the link below:


September 11, 2017

EPA just launched its sixth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a design competition that is open to colleges and universities across the country. Through Campus RainWorks EPA seeks to engage with students to foster a dialogue about responsible stormwater management, and showcase the environmental, economic, and social benefits of green infrastructure practices.

Registration for the 2017 Challenge is open from September 1st through the 30th. Student teams must register in order to submit their entries by December 15th. Winners will be announced in the Spring of 2018. Each first-place team will earn a student prize of $2,000 to be divided evenly among student team members and a faculty prize of $3,000 to support green infrastructure research or training. Second-place teams will win $1,000 for student teams and a $2,000 faculty prize.

Water pollution associated with stormwater runoff requires infrastructure solutions that are innovative, resilient, and affordable. Today’s scholars are tomorrow’s design professionals. The Campus RainWorks Challenge will harness their creativity and knowledge to jointly advance the agency’s mission to protect public health and water quality.

Learn more at:



September 11, 2017

Greetings from the Graduate College Thesis Office!

I am writing to let you know about our Thesis Tools workshop series. This fall, we will offer 3 workshops aimed at assisting graduate students during the thesis process. These workshops include:

The Patent Process and Your Thesis Managing Your Thesis Data Thesis Format Review and Deposit

Workshop Poster: I have attached a digital copy of our workshop poster, which you can forward to students in your program. If you would like a full-sized, color hardcopy to post in your department, please let me know and we will deliver one to you.

Customized Workshops: We are happy to provide customized workshops that can be requested by departments, faculty, and student groups. These programs cover topics including an introduction to the thesis process, thesis format review, and thesis deposit. We can also work with you to adapt any workshop topic to meet your needs. Visit our website to learn more and email to schedule a workshop.  

The Graduate College Thesis Office is eager to support students at all stages of the thesis process. Please feel free to let us know how we can better help students during this important phase of their academic career.


September 11, 2017

Students are invited to join CEE at Illinois at our first ever Tailgate Party!
Come network with fellow students and CEE at Illinois alumni, and stay for the Illinois v. Rutgers game.
Saturday, October 14
Grange Grove at Memorial Stadium

See flyer for more info.