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 (


BADM 395 Info Session and Application

Interested in a career in consulting? If so, BADM 395 - Business Problem Formulation & Problem Solving may be for you! Students will learn how to approach strategic thinking and ace a case interview. Additionally, students will have networking opportunities with corporate partners - Bain, PwC, KPMG, Stax, Healthscape, Crowe Horwath, and West Monroe Partners (more to be added!) - including classroom sessions and lunch chats. The class will culminate in a fun networking trip to Chicago to interact with representatives from the above partners - a great opportunity to kick-off your internship/full-time search for the fall recruiting cycle.

BADM 395 is a 3 credit hour elective course taught by top faculty and consulting industry professionals. Topics covered include customer segmentation, change management, and innovative problem solving. The course takes place in the spring semester on Fridays from 11-1PM and is open to sophomores and juniors of all majors, with preference given to students in the College of Business and the College of Engineering.

To learn more about the course, please attend one of the following information sessions:


  • Wednesday, October 18th at 7pm in BIF 3003
  • Tuesday, October 24th at 7pm (Location TBA - check website for updates)

Applications are on Handshake and can be accessed through this link. The application is due Saturday, October 28th at 11:59pm. If you have any questions please feel free to email

Please see this flyer for additional information.

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.

Technology Entrepreneur Center: Silicon Valley

Over winter break the Technology Entrepreneur Center will be taking the best and brightest Illinois students to Silicon Valley for a 5-day experience of networking, start-up visits, workshops, and more!

If any student is interested in meeting the biggest players in entrepreneurship, innovation, and venture capital, January 7-13th, please apply!

Applications close this Sunday, October 8th at 11:59pm. Learn more and apply here

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Kleiner Perkins accepting applications for Fellows Program

Kleiner Perkins (, a world-leading venture capital firm located in Silicon Valley, are accepting applications for the 2018 KPCB Engineering Fellows Program and wanted to let you know that September 30th is the last day to submit an application to be considered for the program!

The KPCB Fellows Program is a unique, career-defining opportunity for technical students who are interested in pursuing high technology, entrepreneurship, design and startups. With a portfolio of some of the fastest growing startups companies in Silicon Valley, the program matches students to companies like Coursera, Slack, Square, Airbnb, Pinterest, and Synack for summer work experiences. Additionally, this small cohort of Fellows will gain exclusive access to events and programming with the partners at Kleiner Perkins, CEO’s and executives across a variety of our portfolio companies, and other talented KPCB Fellows. 

Here’s a quick 90 second video:

Applications for the 2018 KPCB Engineering Fellows Program are open now and close this Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at 11:59PM.

You can learn more and apply by visiting:

Frequently asked questions:

Read about us on Vault:



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!


Nalco Water looking for interns

Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company, is looking for 2018 summer interns. They have 90 intern positions located in the continental United States alone! Nalco Water is looking for engineering students with good communication skills that might be a good fit for technical sales. They are considering internships to be the primary path to fill their full-time, entry level positions. Please see the flyer here for more information.


Visa holding mock interviews and resume reviews

Need help sprucing up your resume? Looking to practice your interview skills? Then this is the event for you! Visa is coming to campus for 2 days of mock interviews and resume reviews. There are 26 thirty minute slots open on a first come first serve basis. This is a great chance for students to sit down in casual, no pressure environment with our engineers and go over their resumes, practice interview skills or elevator pitches. 

Visa is bringing two of their top engineers on campus to help you perfect your interview skills and make sure your resume is on point! Sign up for a spot today! 


Career Opportunities at Navistar

Navistar designs and manufactures International brand commercial trucks, IC Bus school and commercial buses, military trucks, and diesel engines. They are recruiting a variety of engineers for various internship and full-time opportunities. Navistar will be attending the engineering Expo on Monday, September 25th, so please stop by their booth to talk to them in person and learn why Navistar is a great place to work! They will also be having an info session on Monday, September 25th, at 6:00PM in Mechanical Engineering Building 218. Food and drinks will be provided. Navistar look forward to seeing you there! For more information on the positions, please see the following flyers: Navistar FlyerOMDP Flyer.


Angaza searching for full-time software engineer

Angaza creates software for selling life-changing products in underserved markets. Every day, families in more than thirty other countries, from Kenya to Nigeria to India, use technology developed by Angaza to buy solar home systems with "pay-as-you-go" (PAYG) financing and turn on electricity for the first time.

Angaza has recently closed another round of funding, and are growing our team. You will build the software used by organizations to manage solar financing for hundreds of thousands of off-grid households. As a team, Angaza embraces collaboration and independent responsibility: you'll be supported in your work, and you'll have the freedom to make your own decisions.

For more details -- and to apply -- please check out the full job descriptions.

This position is full-time and on-site in their San Francisco office. Relocation assistance is offered. For more information, please feel free to reach out to the following, and mention you're from U of I.


Accenture Inclusion & Diversity Day at Illinois

On Monday, September 18th, Accenture is hosting Accenture Inclusion & Diversity Day at Illinois.

Accenture Inclusion & Diversity Day at Illinois is a day long series of events that focuses on providing minority students the opportunity to speak with Accenture employees about working in consulting, the interview process, and the culture at Accenture. They will host a variety of events on campus throughout the day and hopes you are interested in coming to as many as you can! This event is targeted towards undergraduate students in underrepresented minority groups with an interest in business and technology. Accenture is committed to addressing diversity in and out of the workplace and we hope to share those experiences with you.

  • When: Monday, September 18th from 8:00AM to 11:00AM
  • Where: Espresso Royale – 602 East Daniel Street
  • Who: Business Majors Only
  • What: Coffee Chats – signups are located here and are first come first serve.


  • When: Monday, September 18th from 9:00AM to 11:00AM
  • Where: 112 Engineering Hall
  • Who: Engineering Majors Only
  • What: SWE Bagel Break


  • When: Monday, September 18th from 12:00PM to 1:00PM
  • Where: BNAACC – 51 E. Gregory Drive
  • Who: All Majors Welcome
  • What: Lunch with Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center


  • When: Monday, September 18th from 12:00PM to 1:00PM
  • Where: La Casa Cultural Latina – 1203 W. Nevada
  • Who: All Majors Welcome
  • What: Lunch with La Casa Cultural Latina


  • When: Monday, September 18th from 5:00PM to 8:00PM
  • Where: Firehaus – 708 South 6th St
  • Who: All Majors Welcome
  • What: Accenture Social Hour

Attire will be campus casual for all events. Please see the this flyer for additional details. For any other questions, please contact Annie Guo ( or Nick Rivera (


Kimley-Horn on campus

Kimley-Horn is excited to return to University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s campus this fall! They are actively recruiting nationwide for both summer interns and entry-level college grads interested in civil engineering design opportunities. They are more than happy to meet prospective students at the following events:

  • Tuesday, September 26 Networking Night @ NCSA Auditorium Room 1122, 6:00-9:00 PM
  • Wednesday, September 27 Career Fair @ Crane Bay of Newmark Lab, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM

About Kimley-Horn:  Consistently ranked as one of Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” and “Best Workplaces for Millennials,” Kimley-Horn prides itself on hiring high-achieving, dedicated, and reliable professionals.  They are one of the nation's most comprehensive and best respected design and consulting firms. With 2,700+ staff in over 75 offices, Kimley-Horn offers services to the private and public sectors in a wide range of disciplines: land development, transportation planning, traffic operations, roadway design, structures and parking services, water resources, environmental, aviation, wireless communications, transit and intelligent transportation systems, urban redevelopment, and landscape architecture. Our employee-focused culture allows you to find the path that’s right for you!

Want to be considered for an opportunity at Kimley-Horn? Apply online today at  Interested in learning more?  Please stop by and meet Kimley-Horn at the career fair and info session! They will have a member of their human resources team, as well as a couple of Professional Engineers and Engineers-in-Training at both events to answer any questions you may have. 

ION Group at Loomis

The ION Group will be hosting a talk next Monday (September 18, 2017) at 7pm in Loomis 222 (second floor of Loomis, middle hallway) with the Society of Women in Physics (SWIP) and Society of Physic Students (SPS). They have agreed to share the time and space with members of SWE if they are interested in attending. The company is targeting smart, motivated women from various backgrounds to join us.


Bain & Company on campus

Bain & Company is excited to return to campus over the coming weeks. If you are interested in hearing more about the work they do, the company is hosting an information session on Thursday, September 14th at 6pm in DKH 114.

For those of you who don't know, Bain is a global, strategic consulting firm with >50 offices around the world. They help business executives address their most business-critical questions. Additionally, the company works with two-thirds of the Global 500 and work with buyout funds representing 75% of the global equity capital. 

Bain & Company is also offering the chance for intern candidates to participate in Bain case chains. This includes the opportunity to practice three Bain-style cases, including one with a current employee of Bain & Company. There are limited spots available, so they are requiring a short survey to choose the final group. 

What: Bain Associate Consultant Intern (ACI) case chains

Who: Any UIUC student graduating in December 2018 or May 2019 (all other applicants are not eligible to participate)

When: Apply by 11:59PM September 15th . Participants will be notified by September 22nd. Three case interviews will be scheduled during the weeks of September 25, October 2, and October 9.

How to apply: Fill out the quick survey at the following link: Bain ACI case chain application  

Please see below for a summary of important recruiting dates. If you have any questions about AC recruiting, please reach out to Eric Tchon ( and if you have any questions about ACI recruiting, please reach out to Christie Currie( or Mitchell Lev (

Important Dates:

  • Information Session: Thursday, September 14th at 6pm in DKH 114
    • Associate Consultant Application Deadline: Friday, September 15th at noon
    • Please apply on Handshake as well as
  • First Round Interviews (on-campus): Tuesday, September 26th
  • Associate Consultant Intern Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 3rd at 11:59pm
    • Please apply on Handshake as well as
    • First Round Interviews (on-campus): Monday, October 16th