Upcoming events for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

EGSAC Quality of Life and Wellbeing Survey. 

Available online from April 10th through April 24th.

This 10-15 minute survey is part of a student-led research initiative to understand the engineering graduate student experience at Illinois. It will enable us, the Engineering Graduate Student Advisory Committee (EGSAC), to advocate to the College of Engineering on your behalf. Simply click on the link sent to you via email (subject: Engineering Graduate Student Survey) to begin responding! All survey responses are anonymous, and results will not be shared about groups small enough such that the individuals within the group could be considered identifiable.

Importance of Diversity Symposium

Thursday, April 13 | 1 to 5:30 pm | Coordinated Science Lab B02 Auditorium | RSVP

Please join us for the inaugural Importance of Diversity Symposium. The symposium will include a Keynote from Dr. Monique Head from Morgan State, a panel of industry and university representatives that will address an inclusive workplace, a workshop on Diversity in Motion: Interactive Knowledge Exchange, concluding with Personal Reflections on Diversity and Networking.

McKinley Matters:  All the services you did not know where available to you.

Wednesday, March 29 | 4 to 5 pm | 253 Mechanical Engineering Building

Attendees will learn about mental health, hearing health, sexual and reproductive health services provided by McKinley Health Center. Representatives from McKinley will explain how and where to access these services which are available at no extra cost to students.

EGSAC Applicant Information Sessions

Monday, February 27, or Tuesday, February 28| 11 to 11:30 am | 4405 Siebel Center | RSVP

Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year for EGSAC (the Engineering Graduate Student Advisory Committee) will be opening shortly. In anticipation, the current committee will be having two information sessions to answer any questions and help applicants understand the kind of work they will do. Please RSVP at   We look forward to seeing you there!

GSAC / GSO Happy Hour

Thursday, February 16 | 5 to 7 pm | Blind Pig Bar

The GSAC/GSO Happy Hour is a relaxed evening of nibbles and drinks at the Blind Pig Bar (not the brewery) on February 16 from 5-7 PM for all active members of Graduate Student Advisory Committees and Organizations in the College of Engineering. The evening provides an opportunity for the different groups to get together and discuss potential interdisciplinary events and share leadership advice.

Engineering Graduate Student Networking Event with some Industry Partners

Tuesday, February 7 | 5:30 to 6:30 pm | 4th Floor Engineering Hall | RSVP

A few of our industry partners want to connect with engineering graduate students to share information about projects and job opportunities within their companies.  This event will take place on the 4th floor of Engineering Hall.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP by Thursday, February 2, at  

Transition from Undergrad to Graduate Programs Workshop

Sunday, November 6 | Time: 11:30 to 4:30 pm | Location: TBA | Register by November 2

Are you interested in applying to graduate school in the future?  Have you already applied or are you already in graduate school? EGSAC is offering a workshop for all levels of engineering undergraduates that cover a wide array of topics, from getting started in research as an undergrad, to grad school application process, choosing the right grad school and adviser, time management to discussions on career opportunities after grad school.  This workshop will provide students with the unique opportunity to directly interact with current Illinois engineering graduate students in an informal and friendly atmosphere.  This event is planned entirely by the EGSAC subcommittee (all graduate students) for other students!

IEEE Workshop:  How to Publish a Paper

Thursday, September 29 | Noon to 1:30 pm | Grainger Common, Grainger Engineering Library | RSVP | PPT Presentation

Join EGSAC and IEEE for an overview on how to publish a paper in a scholarly peer-reviewed journal. Learn how to select an appropriate periodical, how to structure your work, how to avoid common mistakes, and strategies for using IEEE Xplore for a literature review. Lunch will be provided, please RSVP by September 27th! Questions? Contact: Lana Stekovic at  

Meet and Greet with the EGSAC Committee

Friday, September 16, 2016 | 2 to 3 pm | CSL B2 Auditorium | RSVP

Celebrate the beginning of a new year with EGSAC! Meet the new committee and learn about the impact EGSAC has within the graduate community at University of Illinois. Come and learn how you can get involved in the exciting events and provide us with any feedback on how to enhance opportunities in our graduate community. Small refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 14.  Questions?  Contact Lana Stekovic.

2016 Engineering GradFest

August 18, 2016 | 3 to 6:30 pm | Lincoln Hall Auditorium, Foellinger Auditorium, and Engineering Quad

This event is for all incoming College of Engineering graduate students to help them understand the resources available to them as a graduate student and to allow them to network with other new graduate students.  Incoming graduate students were sent an invitation to attend this event with the RSVP link.  Any questions should be directed to Rhonda McElroy.