Category Archives: Career opportunities

Study Abroad Workshop: Translating Your Study Abroad Experiences

Employers value international experience!  Are you wondering how to communicate the value of your study abroad experience to potential employers?  Illinois Abroad and The Career Center are teaming up to provide students with tools for incorporating study abroad experiences into a resume, cover letter, and an interview.  Students will leave the workshop with a better idea of what they gained from studying abroad and how to share that experience in a way that is impressive and marketable to employers.  More likely than not, your experience is worth more than just one line on your resume!  Please see the flyer below for more details:



RSVP Today!




Clair Bryan

Specialist for International Projects

Illinois Abroad & Global Exchange

Illinois International Programs

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

112 International Studies Building

910 S. Fifth St. | Champaign, Illinois 61820 | (217) 333-6322

Health Professions Application Month Workshops

All sessions will be held at the Interview Suite Room 213, 616 E. Green St in Champaign.


Overview of Application Process

Friday April 1, 4-5pm

Are you ready to apply? Do you know what the application process entails? Attend this workshop to receive an overview of the application process including the general timeline, preparation, choosing what schools to apply to, and cost of applying.


Personal Statements PLUS

Friday April 8, 4-5pm

Writing about yourself and your experiences can be difficult. Attend this workshop to receive writing tips and begin a personal statement draft.


Application Nuts & Bolts

Friday April 15, 4-5pm

Completing centralized applications can be complicated. Attend this workshop to understand how to complete the application (this will include screen shots of the applications) and receive advice from current students who are already accepted into professional schools.


Waiting for YES!

Friday April 22, 4-5pm

The application process is a full year. Learn how to make the most of your application year. Attend this workshop to learn about completing supplemental materials to individual schools, interview tips, academic updates to the centralized application service, and letters of intent/update.



Jennifer L. Crum

Senior Assistant Director for Health Professions and Graduate School Services

The Career Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

715 S. Wright Street

Champaign, Illinois, 61820

Ph: 217-333-0820


Fulbright Scholarship Information Sessions

llinois Fulbright Week 2016

Learn how Fulbright, the United States’ premier academic exchange, funds overseas study, research, or teaching for U.S. citizen students and alumni. This week will feature Fulbright alumni who will share their experience, opportunities to network with other aspiring Fulbrighters and will offer application workshops. Full workshop descriptions may be found at:

Fulbright Information Session

Thursday, April 14 from 3:30-5:30 pm in 180 Bevier Hall

Fulbright Panel on Fulbright and Your Future Career

Friday, April 15 from 3-4 pm at 514 Illini Union Bookstore

Fulbright Mixer

Friday, April 15 from 4-5pm – Illini Union Bookstore 5th floor lobby

Fulbright Informational Webinar for Illinois Alumni and Students Abroad

Monday, April 18 from 12-1 pm

Fulbright Personal Statement Workshop

Monday, April 18 from 3-4:30 at 514 Illini Union Bookstore

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Application Workshop

Tuesday, April 19 from 3:30-4:30 pm at 514 Illini Union Bookstore

Fulbright Informational Webinar for Illinois Alumni and Students Abroad

Wednesday, April 20 from 8-9 am

Workshop: Designing a Fulbright Research Proposal

Wednesday, April 20 from 3-4:30 pm in 161 Noyes (undergraduate session)

Illini Career & Internship Fair: March 9, noon – 4pm

Graduating in May and still looking for a job? Thinking about a summer internship? Connect with more than 100 employers at the Illini Career and Internship Fair, Wednesday, March 9 from noon to 4 p.m. at the ARC. Visit to learn more.




Thank you!


Sparkle Sanders, MBA

Assistant Director – Marketing, Communications & Event Planning

The Career Center

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

(217) 265-9233

Upcoming pre-law programs

Pre-Law Advising Services is pleased to offer the following upcoming programs. Please share with all interested students. As always, our events can be found on our online calendar.


Case Western Reserve Presents: Law’s Violence: Justifying and Unjustifying Domestic and International Uses of Force. Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 5:00 in Lincoln Hall 1065. Interested in international law? Join us as Professor Avidan Cover gives this talk concerning the need to limit government abuse of power—as applied to both the domestic (police) realm and in the international realm (military and covert operations). Following the talk, questions about applying to and attending law school will be answered. Pizza will be provided!


Negotiating Law School Scholarships. Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 5:00 in 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building. Negotiating law school scholarships has become quite common in the last few years. While many students have successfully bargained for additional scholarship dollars, the process of negotiating can be risky and stressful. Join us as two Deans of Admission—Dean Rebecca Ray from the University of Illinois College of Law and Dean Ann Perry from University of Chicago Law School–share their insight into negotiating financial aid packages with law schools. Under what circumstances should students negotiate? How can they successfully engage with law schools? Why might a law school deny a request to renegotiate? This is indispensable advice, including tips for success that could save pre-law students thousands of dollars on a legal education. All pre-law students should attend. No registration necessary.


Practice Law School Admission Test. Friday, March 4, 9:00 am-12:30 pm. We are pleased to offer the opportunity to take a practice full length Law School Admission Test (LSAT) under actual testing conditions to help pre-law students prepare for test day. This LSAT will be proctored and given under test day conditions. It’s a great opportunity for students who are prepping for the June exam to test under realistic conditions, and for students who have not yet begun prepping for future LSATs to get a baseline score for future reference. Please register here. Seating is limited and test information, including location, will be sent to each registrant. Special thanks to the Law School Admission Council for granting a license to utilize LSAT exam materials.


Thank you for sharing this information with any interested students.


Best wishes,
Jamie Thomas-Ward, J.D., M.S.
Director of Pre-Law Services

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Campus Center for Advising & Academic Services
807 S Wright St, Floor 5
Champaign IL  61820
(217) 333-9669

MS Financial Engineering Information Session

The MS Financial Engineering Program will be hosting another information session on Tuesday, February 16th at 4:00PM in Lincoln Hall.

If any of your student find themselves wanting to pursue a Master’s Degree and wanting to learn more about Financial Engineering please share with them the attached flier.

2016-02-16 Info Session Flyer (Digital Screen)

Students can register here –

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,


Emily Ziegler

Associate Director

Master of Science in Financial Engineering

University of Illinois


3252 Digital Computer Lab, MC-273

1304 W. Springfield Ave.

Urbana, IL 61801

MS Financial Engineering Information Session

As the spring semester gets underway, many undergraduate seniors and some juniors are debating on finding a job or continuing their education.


If any of your student find themselves wanting to pursue a Master’s Degree and wanting to learn more about Financial Engineering please share with them the attached flier.

2016-01-27 Info Session Flyer (Digital Screen)

The MS Financial Engineering Program will be hosting an information session on Wednesday, January 27th at 4:00PM.  Our Director will be in attendance!


Please let me know if you have any questions.


Thank you,




Emily Ziegler

Associate Director

Master of Science in Financial Engineering

University of Illinois


3252 Digital Computer Lab, MC-273

1304 W. Springfield Ave.

Urbana, IL 61801

P 217.300.5603 | F 217.333.1486 | |


MS Financial Engineering
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Jan/Feb Pre-Law Events


Happy 2016! Pre-Law Advising Services is starting the semester with our biggest events—including opportunities for students to win several LSAT prep course scholarships! Please share with any and all interested students. All of our events can be found on our online calendar here.


Becoming a 21st Century Lawyer: Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 5:00 in 1064 Lincoln Hall
What does it take to be a successful 21st century lawyer? The legal market has experienced drastic changes as technology has disrupted traditional legal services. What are current trends in the legal market, and how will it change in the future? Dan Katz, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Law Lab at Illinois Tech–Chicago Kent College of Law, will share his unique insights into today’s legal market, including cutting-edge technological legal skills that 21st century lawyers need. He will outline steps that today’s pre-law students can use to begin building the skills of a 21st century lawyer, and he will demonstrate how he is changing legal services by launching The Law Lab.

Students will: Learn about the current legal market and cutting edge new legal service delivery, understand what skills future legal employers are seeking, and know how to begin developing those skills NOW. Read more about Professor Katz here.


LSAT Prep Fair: Monday, Feb. 1 from 4-6 pm in Illini Union Room B

What is on the Law School Admission Test, and how do students prepare for it? The LSAT Prep Fair is the perfect opportunity to: talk to a variety of LSAT prep companies about their offerings, learn more and watch a mini demonstration of LSAT test questions, get discounts on LSAT prep courses, or win an LSAT prep course scholarship! Have some snacks, learn about your LSAT prep options, and figure out how to ace logic games at the LSAT Prep Fair. Stop by or stay the whole time. More info–including participating LSAT prep companies and an LSAT mini workshop schedule–will be posted at This event is free and open to all students. No registration is necessary.


LSAT Prep Course Scholarship Contest: Submissions due Friday, Feb. 5 to

Here is another opportunity for students to win an LSAT prep course scholarship. Illinois students taking the June or September 2016 LSAT: Do you want to take a prep course but you aren’t sure you can afford the tuition? Pre-Law Advising Services is pleased to announce the availability of two full LSAT prep course scholarships courtesy of Kaplan Test Prep. This need-based scholarship will provide a full LSAT prep course tuition waiver. Application information can be found here:


Pre-Law 101: Monday, Feb. 8 at 4:00 in 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building

This workshop is for any Illinois student who is new to pre-law. This workshop covers: What it means to be a pre-law student at Illinois; the profile of a successful law school applicant; building a pre-law resume during undergraduate years; and what helpful resources exist on campus. All of your pre-law questions will be answered! This workshop is primarily aimed at first year students but all students are welcome. Please register here. This will be the only Pre-Law 101 workshop of the spring semester.


Thank you for helping us spread the word about these events!


Best wishes,
Jamie Thomas-Ward, J.D., M.S.
Director of Pre-Law Services

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Campus Center for Advising & Academic Services
807 S Wright St, Floor 5
Champaign IL  61820
(217) 333-9669



2016 Summer Internship Program at Columbia Business School


Columbia Business School is kicking off its recruitment for our 2016 Summer Research Internship program!  Last year we hosted 23 interns from a pool of over 1200 outstanding applicants.  We had great success recruiting from your school last year and we would be delighted to work with you again this year.  We are looking for student from all majors who have an interest in doing research in a business school environment.


The details about the program are listed below and I would greatly appreciate if you could post it on your departmental listserv.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

2016 Summer Research Internship Flyer

Thank you for your continued participation.


Khaled N. Hamdy, PhD

Director, Research and Planning

Office of the Dean

Columbia Business School

3022 Broadway, Uris Room 325-E

New York, NY  10027-6902






2016 Summer Internship Program

Columbia Business School is seeking outstanding applications for the 2016 Summer Research Internship program.  The highly selective program provides an intellectually stimulating environment and exposes the students to the world of business research.  Several of the top interns have gone on to leading MS and PhD programs in Economics, Finance, Computer Science, and Data Sciences.  Many been selected to join CBS full-time as a full-time Research Associate.

Under the guidance of Columbia Business School’s leading faculty, interns will take an active role on a research project in one of the following areas:  finance, economics, marketing, management, decision sciences, operations, accounting, and data analytics.

This is a multi-disciplinary program and candidates from all backgrounds, including business, statistics, mathematics, engineering, computer science, the physical sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences are encouraged to apply.

Prospective interns must have the following qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm for research and intellectual curiosity
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of statistics and/or econometrics
  • Strong programming skills are required for most projects

o   Familiarity with statistical and computational software packages (such as Matlab, R, STATA), scripting languages such as Python, or general programming languages

  • Behavioral projects require knowledge of SPSS and may require knowledge of a scripting language such Python

The internship program is designed for undergraduate students in their sophomore or junior year and first year Masters students.  Exceptional students from other classes are considered on a case-by-case basis.

The program runs from May 29, 2016 – August 6, 2016.  On-campus housing and a stipend will be provided.

To apply, please fill out the application form at the following website:

The Application Deadline is 11:59pm EST on March 1, 2016.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  The application process is highly competitive, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Top 10 Tips for Getting Successful Statistical Internships

Top 10 Tips for Getting Successful Statistical Internships


“If you are a graduate or advanced undergraduate student in statistical sciences and related fields, these 10 tips may increase your likelihood of getting an internship. Once you have secured and completed an internship, it will be a valuable lifelong experience….”

You are welcome to share with your students and to view internship opportunities listed via and from other sources.

Here is the full list: