Caterpillar Job Shadows

Caterpillar will be hosting job shadows at their the Champaign Simulation Center in the Research Park on campus.  There is an all day event on Friday, January 12th, which will also include a tour of the Caterpillar manufacturing plant in Decatur. We will be hosting 2 hour job shadows early next semester on TBD Friday afternoons. Email Mark Niemeyer at if you are interested in participating. Include your resume in the email and state your preference on which job shadow you prefer to attend, the January 12th all day or Friday afternoons next semester. It is a great opportunity to see what full time engineers and students working at Caterpillar do. 


LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

When: January 25th 2018 – 6:00PM to 10:00 PM

Where: University of Illinois – Engineering Hall – Room TBA



Want to show employers you have knowledge in the field of sustainability? 

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:



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 University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more. 

Interested students can start an application here! 

Deloitte Foundation Cyber Threat Competition

The Deloitte Foundation sponsors the Cyber Threat Competition as a fun and innovative way for students of all majors to test and showcase their knowledge, and to grapple with the kinds of challenges that companies from all industries encounter every day. Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory Cyber Risk Services practice helps complex organizations more confidently leverage advanced technologies to achieve their strategic growth, innovation, and performance objectives through proactive management of the associated cyber risks.

The competition consists of two rounds:

Round 1: Ace the security questionnaire and beat the online cyber challenge. Round 1 submissions are due December 8, 2017 at 5:00 PM EST. 

Round 2: Compete in the Cyber Simulation at Deloitte University on February 22, 2018 – February 24, 2018.

The highlight of this competition is a live, in-person event in which finalists engage in a Cyber Simulation at Deloitte University in Westlake, Texas. Students will have the opportunity to present to, and meet with, leaders from Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory's Cyber Risk Services practice.

For more information, please visit:

Penn State research program in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Penn State’s Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering is now accepting applications for an outstanding undergraduate summer research program in the nuclear field at Penn State—the Toshiba-Westinghouse Undergraduate Fellows Program:

Made possible through a gift from Toshiba-Westinghouse, the Toshiba-Westinghouse Undergraduate Fellows Program is a 10-week paid summer program that provides an unparalleled opportunity for undergraduates to obtain hands-on research experience and professional development in the nuclear field at Penn State. Students will work closely with a faculty mentor on a state-of-the-art nuclear research project, and will have terrific opportunities to network with industry representatives and participate in site visits to locations such as Three Mile Island. The program runs from May 29—August 3, 2018.  Fellows will receive a $6000 stipend as well as on-campus housing. We will accept applications until January 31, 2018. 

Penn State’s Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering would like to invite applications for this paid summer research experience from outstanding undergraduate students in engineering, computer science, physics or chemistry with an interest in the nuclear field.  Applicants must have completed their sophomore year by the start of summer 2018 and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. 

More information about the program and the online application can be found at

Questions should be directed to the Program Coordinator, Peter Miraldi, at

Jacobs Open House

Jacobs is hosting an Open House in January 2018 for our Buildings and Infrastructure line of business. The event is an opportunity for students to come to our St. Louis office and learn about Jacobs and the industry. It is also a great way to network with other students and Jacobs employees. Jacobs is looking for top freshman and sophomore students in Civil/Architectural/Environmental, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering that are interested in opportunities within our Buildings and Infrastructure line of business to join us for the day. Would you be able to distribute the attached flyer to SWE members?

Please see this flyer here for more information.


The Hoeft Technology & Management Program Information Sessions

The Hoeft Technology & Management (T&M) Program bridges the gap between traditional engineering and business education by offering a unique curriculum to a select group of highly qualified business and engineering undergraduates.  The T&M Program is a joint venture between the Gies College of Business and the College of Engineering and works closely with its corporate affiliate partners to prepare business and engineering graduates to function effectively in technical, interdisciplinary, team-based industry environments.  The program develops tomorrow’s leaders of the innovation economy.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 14th, 5-6 p.m., 1320 DCL 
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15th, 5-6 p.m., 2043 BIF
  • Thursday, Nov. 30th, 5-6 p.m., 2041 BIF

Who?  Business and engineering majors planning to graduate any time from May 2020 to December 2021

Questions?  Email 

Brooke Owens Fellowship Program

Opportunity for all engineering majors interested in the Aerospace industry!

If you're an undergraduate woman interested in aviation or space exploration, the Brooke Owens Fellowship Program is a paid summer internship and mentorship opportunity made just for you! My name is Katie Carroll, and I am a junior studying aerospace engineering here at the University of Illinois. I am one of 36 girls that were selected as part of the inaugural class of Brooke Owens Fellows (Class of 2017), and I couldn't have imagined spending my last summer any other way. On top of being placed at one of the leading companies in the aerospace industry as part of this program, you are also paired with multiple professional mentors, both internal and external to your matched company. To top it off, in the middle of the summer you are able to meet the other 35 Fellows at a Summit held in Washington, D.C. and build a lasting community in the space and aviation industries. 

While I am an aerospace engineering major, there are opportunities for any and all majors who apply! The last class of Fellows was made up of undergraduate students who had just finished their Freshman to Senior years, and encompassed majors ranging from Biology and Physics, to Public Policy, Journalism, and Dance. 

To find out more information, feel free to visit:

Applications to become part of the next class of Brooke Owens Fellows are NOW OPEN and close on December 5th!

Any general questions or application advice can be addressed to Katie Carroll at


Illinois Student Government open positions

The Illinois Student Government is looking for committed and passionate students to serve in the newly created Sexual Assault Prevention Department. This department will:

  • Conduct research on ways to prevent sexual assault, and best practices from other Universities
  • Issue a report on their findings of ways to prevent sexual assault
  • Develop a plan of action to combat sexual assault for each academic year
  • Explore increasing the impact of current trainings such as FYCARE, GUARD, and Haven Plus
  • Oversee the It’s On Us Campaign

An application to be the It's On Us Campaign Director is also included in this application, but it is optional. The application link can be found here, and the deadline to apply is November 1st. No late applications will be accepted. 


Did you know that our peers aged 18-21 are the lowest demographic signed up on the organ donor registry? There is an opportunity to change that with the Illinois Student Government's new Life Goes On Task Force that will focus on the following:

  • Coordinating with the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office
  • Proposing a budget to the Senate for the Task Force
  • Registering individuals at the university and in the area for the organ donor registry
  • Debunking myths surrounding organ donation
  • Developing a PR campaign to promote joining the organ donor registry

You can apply for the Task Force here. The deadline for the application is Sunday, November 5th (11/5) at 9:00 a.m. Late applications will not be accepted.

If you are not already a donor, you can sign up for the organ donor registry here.


The Illinois Student Government has opened the opportunity to serve as student Justices within the Judiciary. Justices shall:

  • Serve until conferral of a degree or departure from the University
  • Oversee and decide on impeachment hearings
  • Possess final jurisdiction over all cases questioning the validity of actions taken by the Government, and may nullify cases where in conflict with the Constitution and the Register
  • Elect, amongst themselves, a Chief Justice who shall serve for a one-year term
  • Oversee all lower courts, tribunals, and boards of the Judiciary
  • Meet alternating Wednesdays at 6PM in the Senate Complex of the Illini Union

The application link can be found here, and the deadline is November 1st. No late applications will be accepted. 

Any questions can be addressed to Spencer Haydary at

PwC annual Challenge Case Competition

PwC is hosting its annual Challenge Case Competition this year at the University of Illinois!

Challenge is an opportunity for all underclassmen students to experience real-world decision making and teaming early on in their academic careers, while also gaining exposure to business professionals and leaders in the marketplace. Through this experience, student participants will build relationships with their peers, along with PwC professionals across all staff levels. Participating in Challenge is the first opportunity for many students to learn more about future programs, internships, and full-time roles for which they may be eligible at PwC as they progress throughout their academic career.

Student participants will:

  • Work in teams to solve real-world, relevant problems facing today’s business world
  • Receive real time feedback from business professionals
  • Improve overall professionalism, through honing their communication and presentation skills
  • Establish a network of relationships within the world’s leading professional services firm
  • Build their resume to differentiate themselves from their peers and position them for future job opportunities


Who can participate?

Teams must include 4 to 5 people and must be comprised of:  

  • Freshmen & sophomores (in a 4-year program) or freshmen, sophomores & juniors (in a 5-year program)
  • At least 2 members in, or who have applied to/are in the process of, applying to the College of Business. (STEM major or minor is a bonus!)

If you are interested in participating and would like to be placed on a team (first come first served basis), please register using the link below and note "Individual Participant" under team name. 

When is Challenge?

This year’s competition will take place from October 19th - November 2nd. We will be hosting a Kick Off Event on October 19 (6-7pm, BIF 2041). We encourage at least one team member to attend the Kick-off event.


For event details and instructions on how to register, visit To register to participate, please select Illinois Challenge Fall 2017 – UIUC.

If you have any questions about Challenge at Illinois, please contact Christine Miller (


Mabuchi Motor Summer Internship Program

Mabuchi Motor in Chiba, Japan is currently seeking 3 Illini engineering students to join our their Summer Internship Program 2018. Mabuchi Motor is a Tokyo Stock Exchange-traded, public multinational corporation, and the world's number one manufacturer of small DC motors.
Their small electric motors, over 1.4 billion produced annually in factories in China, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Mexico, are used in a wide variety of applications, from automotive uses in power windows, mirrors and seats to home appliances such as power drills, hair dryers and model cars, to electronics such as printers and DVD players, to numerous other products including medical devices, ATMs and vending machines.

Mabuchi Motor will be conducting interviews on campus from Nov. 14-16. Selected students will receive free airfare, visa assistance, a single occupancy, furnished dormitory room, and a substantial living stipend (100,000 JPY/month) for the duration of the 3 month internship.
English-only is perfectly fine, but this is a competitive internship and preference will be given to speakers of foreign languages. Resumes can be directed to Hikaru Sugie at

Please see this flyer here for more information.

Abbvie Info Session

AbbVie will be on campus for an Information Super-Session on October 4th from 6:00-8:30pm, as well as for the ACES Career fair on October 5th from 1:30-6:00pm. Currently, AbbVie is recruiting for both internships (sophomores and juniors) and development program members (graduating seniors) in two of our programs: Operations and Clinical Trial Operations.

This is an open invitation from Jenny Bogdal, who graduated from Illinois this past May with a BIOE degree. Jenny was also involved with SWE, specifically on the Outreach committee. Having been both an intern and now rotating through one of their development programs, Jenny has loved working at AbbVie so far and has been able to utilize many of the skills learned as a Bioengineer at Illinois to make a real impact in multiple roles. Jenny strongly encourage students to come out to the info session, talk to Abbvie at the career fair, and see what opportunities AbbVie can provide!