CUBE Consulting Recruitment

CUBE is a Business-Engineering-Design Consulting RSO on campus and have just kicked off their recruiting cycle.

In CUBE, while they have worked with mom-and-pop shops in the past, they have started to shift to consulting companies ranging from Fortune 500 to start-up companies.

Any project will include both business and engineering acumen, so you can use current knowledge you already have and expand your knowledge with different experiences as a consultant, and down the line as a project manager.

Currently the application just went live on their website http://www.cubeconsulting.org/ and will last through the 22nd

If anyone has any questions, feel free to reach out to cubeuiuc@gmail.com

Global Grand Challenges Summit Inbox x

The fourth Global Grand Challenges Summit (GGCS) on the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenges for Engineering will be held September 12–18, 2019, in London, UK. It is being jointly organized by the NAE, the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), and the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) and will be hosted by the RAEng.

An important part of each GGCS is student engagement. Each summit features a student team competition of innovation, design, and business development based on themes related to a major challenge facing society and the planet. Five student teams from each participating country (China, UK, and US) will propose ways to address aspects of the theme of this year’s summit, “Engineering in an Unpredictable World.” The teams will convene in London to compete, and then will be reassigned on site to mixed country teams for the final competition. This intercountry collaboration is an exciting new aspect of this year’s summit.

To determine the five finalists that will represent the United States at the London GGCS, teams will participate in a preliminary US-only competition in May. Additional details will be announced in early March. 

Guidelines

·        Interested teams must submit a letter of intent (LOI) through on online form describing the team, its composition, and selected topic (see below) and proposal title, and indicating the home institution and the names and email addresses of all team members. No abstract is needed at this time.The deadline for LOIs is February 18, 2019. 

·        Teams propose and develop a startup business model based on an idea/concept related to the competition topics listed below.

·        Each team has 4–6 undergraduate student members (each member must be a current student at the time of the summit).

·        Only one team will be selected from any given university. All team members must be from the same institution.

·        Each team designates as team leader a student who is actively involved in an engineering program, although students from other disciplines are strongly encouraged to be part of the team.

·        Each team must have at least one engineering mentor (or possibly two) who is willing to travel to the UK for the summit with the team.

Undergraduate student teams from schools with an NAE Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP) and those that signed the commitment letter to President Obama to develop a GCSP are especially encouraged to participate. Questions about the competition can be sent to GGCS2019@nae.edu.

To apply, please submit information using the online formHERE

Competition Topics

Humanity is facing unprecedented challenges from a population that is predicted to grow to 10 billion by 2050 and is accelerating degradation of the planet and its resources. At the same time, exponential technological changes are making the world smarter, faster, and more connected, but with unanticipated consequences.

Engineers are crucial to international efforts to address these rapidly evolving, unpredictable challenges. We need to embed collaboration, diversity, and global responsibility into the solutions we create, transforming the way engineers work, think, and are taught.

In this context, the 2019 summit has two subthemes that relate to the NAE’s 14 Grand Challenges while recognizing and capturing the UN Sustainable Development Goals:

·        Will AI and other transformational technologies change humanity for the better?

o   Example topics: equitable access, ethics, health care, neuroscience, extending life, engineering education, automation, employment, genetics, robotics, mental health, unintended consequences, AI bias, secure cyberspace

·        Can we sustain 10 billion people?

o   Example topics: food, water, energy, waste, circular economy, urbanization, megacities, transport, resources, economic development, VR, health provision, digital enablement for rural dwellers

Teams are invited to propose an innovation or novel approach to address global challenges associated with these subthemes. As the two themes are broad, we expect teams to tackle one or more elements of a challenge rather than the entire subject. For example:

·        How do we feed 10 billion?

·        Is continued urbanization inevitable? desirable?

·        How can we achieve globally equitable access to technology?

·        How do we prevent global water shortages?

·        How do we incorporate more recycling as we innovate new products?

While the team’s proposal does not need to be a full-fledged startup business, we are looking for a rigorous entrepreneurial and design approach showing that the team moved beyond an initial idea or technology concept. The innovation must be viable with a clear route to growth and sustained impact, though it does not need to be a profit-making entity. Questions about the competition can be sent toGGCS2019@nae.edu.

If you do form a team, please let Jen Sans (jsans@illinois.edu) in the Undergraduate Programs Office and Abby Pakeltis know, so they can provide assistance.

INFUSION 2019

Infusion is a a diversity focused week for the College of Engineering, hosted by the Dean's Student Advisory Committee of Engineering Council.

The week will be taking place between February 11-15, with different activities each day. 

Monday: Unconscious Bias Workshop hosted by the Women's Resource Center

Tuesday: Team Challenge (co-hosted by SHPE **unconfirmed**)

Wednesday: Talk by Prof. Tao Xie (co-hosted by NSBE)

Thursday: Taste Around the World

Friday: Hidden Figures Screening (co-hosted by SWE)

Uncovering Deloitte: Well-being and Inclusion

In the spirit of wellness, the Deloitte team would like to invite you to Uncovering Deloitte, an event where you will learn about their culture, benefits, and commitment to Empowered Well-being.

Location: Memorial Stadium – Colonnades Club (201 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL)

Date: Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:15 PM CST

Attendees: Freshmen & Sophomores

Attire: Casual – workout clothes encouraged! J  

Agenda: 

5:00 - 5:10 PM

Arrive and Check-In

5:10 – 5:15 PM

Welcome and Logistics

5:15 – 5:40 PM

Empowered Wellbeing Presentation

5:40 - 6:10 PM

Inclusion Council Panel  

6:10 – 7:15 PM

Networking Sessions: Learning Hubs, Zen Zone, & Inclusion Council

7:15 PM

That’s a wrap!

Please RSVP HERE by Monday, January 14th to let us know if you are able to attend!

If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to reach out.

OTCR Recruitment

OTCR Consulting is a student student-run consulting firm that works with real companies, ranging from Fortune 500 to local start-ups. They focus on 3 types of projects: Business Strategy, Tech Strategy, and Tech Implementation. Their info nights are on 1/17 (Thursday) at Engineering Hall, and 1/22 (Tuesday) at Lincoln Hall. Preferred dress is business casual. 

Illinois Business Consulting

Illinois Business Consulting: Info Session & Application

Illinois Business Consulting is the nation’s largest student-run, fee-based consulting firm. As a consultant, you will solve real business problems for real clients, ranging from startup to Fortune 500. You will gain access to technical development, a global alumni network, and strong corporate partnerships so you can succeed in a variety of fields.Students from all majors and years are encouraged to apply!

→ Register for the info session on Dec. 12, 6–7 PM @ BIF 3009

→ Apply to be a consultant by Dec. 14

→ Apply to be a strategic operations consultant (details) by Dec. 12

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

When: January 23rd 2019 – 6:00PM to 9:30 PM

Where: University of Illinois – Materials Science and Engineering Building – Room 305

Registration: https://leadinggreen.com/Illinois

Want to get involved in sustainability? Opportunities are plentiful and LEED is at the forefront!

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people! The LEED Green Associate is the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field.

 

To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 8000 students pass their respective exam at a 100% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name!

 

This course meets the exam’s eligibility requirements and the USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for students) fee for the actual exam which can be taken at any time at your nearest Prometric center. Save money by reserving your spot today and make a positive difference in your career!

 

Early-Bird Cost: $300 ($200 for full time students)

To register for the class please visit: https://leadinggreen.com/Illinois

 

Please contact the instructor Lorne directly with any questions at info@leadinggreen.com

Illinois Consulting Academy

Illinois Consulting Academy, in partnership with Business Career Services, invites freshmen and sophomores to participate in the inaugural Consulting 101 event! See the attached flyer and read below for additional information.

Link to apply: bit.ly/consulting-101

Date: Monday, December 3rd, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Deloitte Auditorium

Program: Opportunity to learn about consulting RSOs from their senior leadership, and learn about various consulting firms and roles, through a panel and an open networking session. Programming will cover the differences between organizations, firms, and the recruitment process

Consulting RSOs Presenting: IBC, OTCR, EntreCORPS, SCNO, ICON and CUBE.

Panel of Former Interns from the Following Firms: Bain and Company, Crowe, Deloitte, EY, Healthscape, KPMG, McKinsey, PwC, Stax, and West Monroe Partners

Who Can Participate: Freshmen and sophomores in Business, Engineering, and non-Business/Engineering majors looking to learn about consulting and receive an introduction to the various types of consulting and organizations that exist. No consulting experience is required.

Seats are limited, so registration will be conducted through a lottery process. 

Step 1: Review the details of the program and determine if you are interested, qualified, and available to attend on Monday, December 3rd from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

Step 2: Complete this request form by 12:00 PM on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 to secure your lottery ticket.

Step 3: You will be notified by 5 pm on Friday, November 30 if you are confirmed, wait-listed, or not qualified to participate. If you are confirmed, you are expected to attend so that the limited seats are not wasted. 

Here is the URL to register: bit.ly/consulting-101

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Windy City AOC Scholarship Award Program

This scholarship opportunity is for upperclass undergraduates in STEM majors, with an interest in National Defense.  U.S. citizenship is required, as is an academic record of maintaining a 3.0 grade point average or better.  The deadline has been extended to November 30th.  

The scholarship candidate must be an upperclass undergraduate STEM major, with an interest in National Defense.  U.S. citizenship is required, as is an academic record of maintaining a 3.0 grade point average or better. 

Interested students should "self nominate" by submitting information to this collection mailbox:  WCAOCscholarship@gmail.com 

All scholarship info can be found at this site:

https://www.crows.org/members/group_content_view.asp?group=205192&id=706685

The Horizons Fellowship

The Horizons Fellowship is a fully-funded technology immersion fellowship for top university students from around the world.

Past Horizonites have come from schools like Harvard, Princeton, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, and more. We've had engineers, business students, liberal arts majors and designers take our program - they've gone on to receive product management, engineering, and venture capital offers from firms such as Google, Zappos.com, Yelp, Optimizely, Redfin, Insight Venture Partners, and Slack. Others are winning global hackathons and building their own startup ideas. 

The Horizons Fellowship 
The Horizons Fellowship supports 200 outstanding university students on a fully-funded experience in San Francisco, in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. Our programs provide immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Students need not have a computer science background! 

Horizons students have gone on to receive offers from firms such as Google, Slack, Yelp, Amazon, BCG, Visa, J.P. Morgan, and more 

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Applicants have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more. 

Interested students can start an application here! 

ITI Special Seminar: Security Practitioner Series: Kat Fitzgerald, Zebra Technologies

TITLE:

Security Practitioner Series

SPEAKER:

Kat Fitzgerald 
Zebra Tecnologies

DATE:

Friday, November 16, 2018, 3:00 P.M.

LOCATION:

Coordinated Science Lab (141)

Join ITI for a conversation in our security practitioner series as we learn about the career and day to day activities of a Principal Security Architect with decades of experience.

Biography:

Kat Fitzgerald (@rnbwkat on twitter)
@BsidesChicago / bsideschicago.org - Lead Organizer since 2017

First DEFCON was DC 3 (1995) with 16 speakers! Kat has many years in the Security field, with an emphasis on Security Operations, Incident Response and Purple Teams.

Most recently, Kat spent 5 years at Apple in Cupertino as Senior Security Architect/Engineer and in charge of Incident Response and the Security Operations Center. These days you will find Kat at Zebra Technologies as Principal Security Architect taking on the challenge of IoT, Cloud, k8s and Android security architectures and engineering. Based in Chicago and a natural creature of winter, you can typically find Kat sipping Casa Noble Anejo whilst simultaneously defending her systems using OSS, magic spells and Dancing Flamingos against a barrage of attackers. Honeypots are one of her favorite technologies, although they are now called "deceptive technologies," but she finds that they provide much more actual "threat intel" than most commercial services.

FREE MATHEMATICA WORKSHOP

The University of Illinois WebStore is hosting a workshop on Mathematica on October 23rd at 1:30 pm or 3 pm at the DCL, room L410.

This is a great opportunity to learn:

  • 5 easy ways to get started with Mathematica in the first 5 minutes of use.

  • Viewing and modifying ready-to-use classroom applications

  • Creating interactive slideshows that include nicely-formatted text and live calculations.

  • Programming basics, as well as data analysis, parallel computing, and model-creation and simulation. 

  • Wolfram|Alpha technology for new calculations as well as inclusion within current computations

...as well as coverage of engineering-specific features in Mathematica such as machine learning, code generation, control systems and more! 

This is suitable content for faculty, students, and researchers in any field of engineering.

Don't miss out on this workshop offered for FREE! 

The link to register is here: https://webstore.illinois.edu/shop/product.aspx?zpid=3516&shopby=1

54 - Annual Startup Weekend

Founders is running its 5th annual startup weekend, 54, focused on incubating a wide variety of startup ideas. It is a weekend-long event where students from a diverse set of backgrounds such as engineering, business, and design come together to work on startup ideas through ideation, prototyping, and pitching to entrepreneurs and professionals from the industry.

The Application Deadline is OCTOBER 3RD

To find out more go to:  http://54.io/  or email team@founders.illinois.edu

Apply here at : http://bit.ly/applyfor54

Check out the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/557303721354816/

Coca-Cola Grant

Coca-Cola is looking for community changing ideas from people 18-24 years old and will be choosing 17 change-makers to receive one-time, $30,000 grants to help make their ideas a reality.

For details and to apply:  https://cocacola.promo.eprize.com/community/

They are looking for specific ideas in a number of communities across the country ranging from job readiness to empowering women and girls to promoting sustainability. There's also a national call for ideas around increasing recycling.

The application entails writing a description (up to 300 words) of your idea and optionally including a video. The deadline to apply is quickly approaching - October 15.

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

When: September 26th 2018 – 6:00PM to 10:00 PM

Where: University of Illinois – Engineering Hall – Room 106B6

Registration: https://leadinggreen.com/Illinois

Want to get involved in sustainability? Opportunities are plentiful and LEED is at the forefront!

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people! The LEED Green Associate is the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field.

To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 8000 students pass their respective exam at a 100% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name!

This course meets the exam’s eligibility requirements and the USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for students) fee for the actual exam which can be taken at any time at your nearest Prometric center. Save money by reserving your spot today and make a positive difference in your career!

Early-Bird Cost$300 ($200 for full time students)

To register for the class please visit: https://leadinggreen.com/Illinois

Please contact the instructor Lorne directly with any questions at info@leadinggreen.com

This will be the last training session of the year! Sign up to take advantage of this opportunity!

WTS Greater Chicago Chapter Scholarships

There are several scholarships available through our local Greater Chicago Chapter and WTS International. WTS is an international organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women in transportation. They are offering four scholarships this year to women pursuing careers in the area of transportation. Two of the scholarships are for graduate students and two are for undergraduate students.

-        Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship - $3,000 ($5,000 national)

-        Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates - $2,000 ($5,000 national)

-        Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Students - $5,000 ($10,000 national)

-        Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Students - $3,000 ($5,000 national)

Visit their website for more information.

All local winners will be forwarded onto the national level to compete for the national scholarship awards. Here are copies of the applications for each of these scholarships which are due November 2nd.