Fall 2018 Events and Seminars

GradFest 2018

Thursday, August 23 | 3 to 6:30 pm | By invite only to new incoming Summer and Fall 2018 engineering graduate students. | Presentations: Professionally-oriented Master’s Program Breakout SessionGrad College Overview / Career Services ; PhD and Thesis-based Master’s Programs Breakout SessionGrad College Overview / Research at Illinois

CPT Process and Guidelines

Tuesday, September 4 | 4 pm | Location: 103 Transportation Building |Presented by Stephanie Dvorachek and Amy McCullough | Add to Calendar

Fall Industry Networking Event 

Tuesday, September 11 | 6:30 pm | 3rd Floor Engineering Hall | Must RSVP by September 6 | Add to Calendar

Engineering Career Fair

Tuesday-Wednesday, September 11-12 | ARC | Add to Calendar

Engineering Graduate Student Hike

Saturday, September 22 | 10 am | Allerton Park in Monticello, IL | Add to Calendar

A charter bus will leave the Illini Union at 9:30 am.  Please email Abby Dillingham to reserve your seat. There is room for 55 students and reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Friends and family are most welcome to join us on the hike, but they will be responsible for their own transportation.  Please pack a lunch and bring plenty of water.

How to Effectively Manage the Stress of Graduate School 

Monday, October 15 | Noon | Location: 2101 Everitt Lab | Presented by Patricia Rickets and Tzu-An Hu from the Counseling Center | Add to Calendar

Engineering Graduate Student Appreciation Group Photo

Wednesday, October 24 | Noon | North Engineering Quad between ECE and CSL | Add to Calendar

Pizza will be served following the photo!  In addition, the photo will be shared with all students.  Here is last year’s photo – Group Photo / In Line for Pizza Photo.  Help us pack the quad with all 4,000 engineering graduate students.

How to Handle Difficult Situations Successfully in your Career 

Wednesday, October 31 | Noon |3002 Electrical and Computer Engineering Building | Presented by Professor Emerita C.K. Gunsalus, Director of the National Center for Professional and Research Ethics | Add to Calendar

Importance of an Inclusive, Respectful Work Environment in Assistantship Appointments

Tuesday, November 6 | Noon | B02 CSL Auditorium | Presented by Heather Horn, Illinois Human Resources | Add to Calendar

Spring 2019 Events and Engineering Graduate Seminars

How to Create Your Own Professional Brand Online with Social Media

Thursday, January 31 | Noon |3310 Newmark | Presented by Professor Janice Marie Collins, College of Media | Add to Calendar

Spring Industry Networking Event

Tuesday, February 5 | 6:30 pm | Location: TBA | Must RSVP | Add to Calendar

How Industry Creates Inclusive Work Environments

Wednesday, February 20 | Noon to 1 pm | Location: TBA | Presented by Evan Fowlers, Senior Program Manager for Diversity & Inclusion at Ameren | Add to Calendar

Tips for Successful Strategic Planning

Seminar information will be posted by end of September.

Importance of Mentors

Wednesday, March 27 | Noon | Location: TBA | Presented by Daniel Wong | Add to Calendar

Importance of Teamwork

Monday, April 15 | Noon to 1 pm | Location: TBA | Presented by Illinois Leader Center | Add to Calendar.