Undergraduate Blog

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January 30, 2018

This spring, Engineering Career Services and Engineering Council  (Expo) are joining forces to host the inaugural combined Engineering Spring Career Fair!   The three-day spring fair will also include a Startup Career Fair, being hosted by Founders, a student entrepreneurship organization. The combined efforts of Engineering Career Services, Engineering Council (Expo) and Founders,  now offers Illinois Engineering students access to nearly 260 companies recruiting for internships and full-time employment, the largest Spring Career Fair in our College’s history!

Engineering Career Fair

Date:  February 6th – 8th  

Time:  1:00pm – 6:00pm

Place:  Illini Union  

*Startup Career Fair on February 8th


For more details about the career fair, listing of companies and a floor map, download the mobile interactive app found in the App Store and Google Play Store: Career Fair Plus. If you prefer, you can also click here to access this information online.

January 29, 2018

We are happy to announce the kick off of our Simpson Strong-Tie® Student Scholarship for Structural Engineering, Architecture, and Construction Management students for the upcoming Fall 2018/2019 school year.


The Simpson Strong-Tie Student Scholarship program assists students who are pursuing undergraduate study in Structural Engineering, Architecture or Construction Management to support education and encourage the design and building of safer structures in our communities. Your school has been selected to participate in the program. The scholarship award is $2000. The deadline to submit the application and required materials online is March 25, 2018. Information along with link to the online application is available on our website at: www.strongtie.com/scholarships


Please help us spread the word to your students so they can take advantage of this opportunity to apply. Pass the information on via email to students and professors and post to Dept.  bulletins boards where the staff and students frequent. I have attached the program poster to help promote the scholarship. If you are no longer the person handling scholarships or are not interested in participating in the program, please let me know.


This program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America. For more information about the program, please call Kim Rice at Scholarship America: (507) 931-0428.


January 26, 2018


Good afternoon!  Our Department is currently seeking civil engineering graduates to fill various positions in our Department.  We are particularly interested in your students for our Bridge Design area since your school has an excellent reputation for producing quality students in the structures field, although I’m sure they would do a wonderful job in any of our areas.  If you don’t mind, can you please pass the word to your graduating students?  A flyer is attached if you are able to distribute it.  Thank you so much for any assistance!


Carla Edwards, Talent Acquisition Coordinator

Arkansas Department of Transportation

10324 Interstate 30

Little Rock, AR 72209


PH: 501-569-2431  FAX:  501-569-2664


January 25, 2018

Research Strategies
Where do I start?
Date: Wednesday, January 31
Time:  3:00 – 4:00pm
Place: Grainger Engineering Library, Room 335
What it is:  A look at general and engineering-specific search tools and strategies to get you started and save you time on all those papers and projects



January 25, 2018

Text: The City of Des Peres is accepting applications for the position of Engineering Intern in the Public Works Department. The City intends to hire one engineering intern for the summer, who will gain real-world experience. Duties may include construction and permit inspections for bridge, roadway, and sidewalk projects; field surveys of City sidewalks and other infrastructure to determine necessary repairs; tracking and documentation of construction project quantities; and other duties as assigned. Information on the planned projects can be found at www.despresmo.org/projects