Bain & Co Events

Building Entrepreneurial Leaders (BEL) ProgramA highly selective one-week paid internship focused on giving top students of Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian descent the opportunity to strengthen their business and leadership skill set while gaining exposure to Bain & Company, one of the world’s top tier strategy consulting firms.

Students can apply via the link in the attached PDF and upload a copy of their resume, cover letter and unofficial transcript by Monday, March 26th.  

Success in Consulting Case Interviews: Learn about Bain & Company and how to approach analytical problems in strategy case interviews

This year we will host the same presentation at two different locationsPlease choose the location that is most convenient for you! 

·         When: Thursday, April 19th 7-8:30pm

·         Location 1: 1002 Lincoln Hall

·         Location 2: 106B8 Engineering Hall

·         Attire: Campus casual


Coffee chats: Small group sessions (2-3 students per consultant) to talk candidly about working in consulting, the interview process, and how Bain is a unique and exciting place to work. 

Please sign up for a time slot by Friday, April 13th using the following link: Coffee chat sign-up

·         When: Friday, April 20th 9:30am-2pm

·         Where: BIF Interview rooms

·         Attire: Campus casual

4th Annual Clorox Product Design Competition & Tech Talk

Clorox will be on campus April 3 & April 4 to host our 4th annual Product Design Competition & Tech Talk! Please see the attached document for more information. This year, teams of 1-4 members will be tasked to come up with a new product innovation that solves a common consumer frustration, and then present recommendations to a panel of judges. There is no need to prepare in advance! Just bring yourself or a team representing your society and put your skills to the test. Participants will have the chance to win great prizes and gain exposure with a top consumer products company. The design competition will take place on April 3. Each team will be given 45 min to solve a problem and 15 min to present their solution to a Clorox panel. Sign up here. Their tech talk will be a trivia style session at 7 PM on April 4, where students will learn about Clorox and Research & Development. Winners from the design competition will be announced at this time as well. 

Clorox Design Competition (1 hr slots): 4:00-9:30pm April 3, 2018 – 113 & 115 DKH (David Kinley Hall)

Clorox Tech Talk: 7:00-8:00pm, April 4, 2018 – 119 MSEB (Materials Science & Engineering Building)

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SpaceX Resume Drop

SpaceX will be on-campus next Thursday, February 8th and is inviting SWE members to drop by the Union Basement sometime between 7:30 pm and 9:00 pm. They will be actively and informally reviewing resumes for our Summer internships, Fall internships, and Full-Time roles, so swing by with a resume if you’re interested in joining SpaceX’s mission.

This event will allow you to ‘skip the line’ of the career fair and have a longer conversation about your experiences and questions with our SpaceX recruiters and engineers, but if you’re not able to attend, they will also be at the Engineering Career Fair earlier that day – 2/9/18.

Check out what it’s like to be a SpaceX Intern / Associate Engineer here.



Chicago Patent Law Firm at Career Fair

Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman (HFZ) is a boutique law firm located in downtown Chicago.  They work with many Fortune 500 companies who are using the latest cutting-edge technology for their inventions. 

For students with a MechE, EE, CE or CS background , HFZ has summer internship and full –time Patent Engineer positions. Patent law requires a high level of engineering expertise, and for members who are interested in the dual pursuit of law and engineering, patent law provides a career that perfectly blends both interests. HFZ recruits, hires, trains and mentors engineers in the art and preparation of drafting patents, responding to rejections from the patent office, performing patent searches, counseling clients, and developing patent portfolios for a diverse set of companies.

HFZ job opportunities are posted on the U of I Handshake career portal: Patent Engineer Electrical/Computer, Patent Engineer Mechanical and Patent Engineer Summer Internship. They target employment towards Juniors and Seniors, but encourage dialogue with all students who are interested in Intellectual Property and Patent Law.

Visit them at the Engineering Career Fair on February 8th!

Learn About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies, whose test and measurement roots started with Hewlett-Packard & Agilent Technologies, has been unlocking electronic measurement insights for 75 years. No other company offers their depth and breadth of measurement tools and expertise. Their singular focus helps scientists and engineers address their toughest challenges with precision and confidence. With their help, they are better able to deliver the breakthroughs that make a measurable difference in the world.  

Event: Keysight Technologies Information Session

  • Date: February 7th, 2018
  • Time: 7-8pm
  • Location: Material Science & Engineering Building, Room 119

Event: Keysight Technologies Engineering Career Fair

  • Date: February 8th, 2018
  • Time: 1-6pm
  • Location: Illini Union

Keysight is looking for a select group of engineering students to fill a number of roles in our organization.  I have attached a copy of our Career Matrix and list of intern opportunities.  Here is a job link for Keysight:

Here are a couple of short videos that highlight Keysight Technologies:

Rockwell Automation at Career Fair

Interested in a career in manufacturing? 

Rockwell Automation is the world’s largest company focusing exclusively on Industrial Automation.  Their products and service are provided to manufacturing facilities in multiple industries throughout the world. Every year, Rockwell Automation hires both interns and graduates for technical positions in manufacturing. Many of these positions work directly with their customers to implement the newest technologies in manufacturing.  Along with being a great place for engineers to begin their careers, Rockwell Automation also received a 2017 Catalyst Award as a great place for Women to Work. 

They will be at the ECS Career Fair on February 7th. 


Full-time Position for MechE, IE, and MatSE

Precision Cast Corps will be at the Engineering Fair at the Illini Union from 1PM - 6PM on Tuesday, February 6th

Operations Management Development Program

Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC), a Berkshire Hathaway company, manufactures world-class complex metal components and products; serving the aerospace, power, and general industrial markets. PCC has more than 100 manufacturing facilities located in the US.  

PCC is seeking highly motivated IMPACT players to join their world of manufacturing in their Operations Management Development Program (MDP).  PCC’s MDP is a two-year rotational program designed to develop the future Operations leaders of our business. The MDP is designed to teach members the critical aspects of PCC’s business so they can effectively influence the future direction of the company.

Based on the needs of the industry, the most preferable candidates hold degrees in: Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Materials Science Engineering Majors.  Preference will be given to those candidates who have had internship/co-op experience.

·        Start Dates July 2018 and January 2019 (May and Dec 2018 graduates).

·        Must be a US citizen or permanent resident. 

·        Must be willing to relocate to any of the various sites within the US.

The full job description can be found at our website: then click on development programs.

Attend PwC Upcoming Events

Exploring Blind Spots with PwC

To kick off 2018 at the University of Illinois, I would like to invite you to join PwC Partners and Staff at this spring’s signature event - Exploring Blind Spots with PwC on Tuesday, February 6th!  This event will be an opportunity for you to learn about unconscious biases and explore your own blind spots in a fun and engaging way. We hope you can join us for this impactful and empowering event! Snacks will be provided. Please see event details below:

Event: Exploring Blind Spots with PwC!

Date:  Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Location: iHotel & Conference Center, 1900 S 1st Street, Champaign, IL 61820

Time: 5:00 - 6:30pm

Attire: Smart Casual

Link to RSVP:  Click HERE to RSVP for the event by Sunday, February 4th

*Please note that attendance at this event is limited so confirmed attendance will be granted on a first come - first served basis. If you are confirmed to attend, you will receive an email confirmation on Monday, February 5th.

Start & Career Preview Info Night Co-sponsored by ALPFA

You are invited to join PwC for a Start & Career Preview Info Night & Panel Discussion co-sponsored by ALPFA on Thursday, February 8th!  This event will be an opportunity for you to hear from past Start interns about their experience and learn about the application and interview process. We hope you can join us!  A tasty treat will be provided. Please see event details below:

Who is eligible for Start and Career Preview: The Start Internship and Career Preview Leadership Program are open to individuals who identify with a traditionally underrepresented minority group in professional services. This includes those that identify with being black, hispanic, pacific islander, or native american. The Start internship is open to sophomores in a 4-year program and juniors in a 5-year program while the Career Preview leadership program is open to freshman.

Event: Start & Career Preview Info Night Co-Sponsored with ALPFA!

Date:  Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Location: Room 119 David Kinley Hall

Time: 5:00 - 6:00pm

Attire: Smart Casual

Link to RSVP:  Click HERE to RSVP for the event by Wednesday, February 7th so that we have an accurate headcount for our tasty treat order.

Elevate & Women's Consulting Experience Info Night

You are invited to join PwC for an Elevate & Women’s Consulting Experience Info Night & Panel Discussion on Thursday, February 8th!  This event will be an opportunity for you to hear from past Elevate participants and learn about the application and interview process. We hope you can join us!  A tasty treat will be provided. Please see event details below:

Who is eligible for Elevate & Women’s Consulting Experience: The Elevate Program and Women’s Consulting Experience Program are open to sophomores in a 4-year program and juniors in a 5-year program.  Elevate is open to those interested in learning more about and pursuing Assurance, Tax, or a specialty practice like Risk Assurance or CMAAS while Women’s Consulting Experience is open to women interested in Advisory.

Event: Elevate & Women’s Consulting Experience Info Night!

Date:  Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Location: Room 119 David Kinley Hall

Time: 6:30 - 7:30pm

Attire: Smart Casual

Link to RSVP:  Click HERE to RSVP for the event by Wednesday, February 7th so that we have an accurate headcount for our tasty treat order.

Silicon Labs Summer Opportunities

Silicon Labs is the leading provider of silicon, software and solutions for a smarter, more connected world. They are an IoT company based out of Austin, with 20 locations globally, including Boston, MA and Nashua, NH.

"We hire the most innovative talent in the world to solve the industry’s toughest problems, providing our customers with significant advantages in performance, energy savings, connectivity and design simplicity. Silicon Labs’ software and mixed signal engineering teams create solutions for customers in diverse markets including the Internet of Things, (IoT), internet infrastructure, TV tuners, as well as automotive and consumer radios. Our solutions are in products from the market leaders in home automation, electric vehicles, green technology, smart TVs and home voice control automation. We take pride in our products and in our people, and that’s one of the many reasons we continue to be awarded Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company by the Global Semiconductor Alliance."

Apply for summer opportunities using the links below:

Design Engineering Intern

Applications Engineering Intern

Firmware Engineering Intern

Recent grads:

Applications Engineer, Timing

Analog Design Engineer

Software Engineer Operations

Product Test Engineer

Validation Engineer

Apply for the KPCB Fellows Programs

Applications for the KPCB Product Fellows Program and the KPCB Design Fellows Program are now open on

  • An exciting work opportunity at one of our companies like Airbnb, Uber, Flipboard, Doordash and Shape Security for summer work experiences (for Design) and a full-time role (for Product)

  • Exclusive access to events and programming with our partners at Kleiner Perkins, CEO’s and executives across a variety of our portfolio companies

  • Fun social events like sailing to Angel Island, kayaking and paintball

  • An opportunity to connect with some of the brightest entrepreneurs across the country wanting to make an impact in San Francisco and Silicon Valley

Look at these videos to learn more about the summer!

Summer in Silicon Valley   

Making an impact

Applications for the 2018 KPCB Design Fellows Program and KPCB Product Fellows Program are open now and close January 31st, 2018 at 11:59PM on The answer to most FAQ's can be found here, But if you have any other questions please feel free to reach out to Natalie from Kleiner Perkins at

BP’s Early Engagement Programs

Each year BP opens its doors to the future of the energy industry. BP offers a range of programs where university students can hear from the brightest minds in BP and learn from their experience as leaders in a multi-national company, participate in case competitions, and gain insight into internships and careers in the energy industry.

BP STEP Program
Applications open until March 1st 2018

BP STEP (Shaping Talent, Energy and Potential) is BP’s four-day leadership development program, designed for first and second year undergraduates. This is your opportunity to engage in leadership workshops, as well as network with BP executives, employees and current interns and get valuable insight into the energy industry. You could even apply your skills and knowledge to real business issues through a team case competition. This program is open to first and second-year engineering students and includes an all-expense paid trip to our US Headquarters in Houston, TX.

Learn More

Sophomore Experience
Applications open until March 1st 2018  

This exciting, all-expense paid, week-long program delivers a unique opportunity for students to learn more about commodity trading, risk management and information technology at BP. Successful students will be exposed to our corporate culture and values, and gain experience through a mix of presentations, case studies, events around Chicago and Houston, and more. This program is open to second year undergraduate students who have a strong interest in business and trading.

Learn More

BP Scholars Program
Applications open until January 31st  2018  

BP is offering $5,000 scholarships to undergraduate students pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering, math or business. These high-achieving students will also be offered the opportunity to visit one of our offices, experience first-hand what life’s like at BP and gain a different perspective on the industry.

Learn More

Applications for the BP Scholars program are currently open and being accepted through January 31, 2018. Applications for BP STEP and Sophomore Experience are currently open and being accepted until March 1, 2018.



Baxter Technical Sophomore Leadership Program Opportunity

Baxter Healthcare is recruiting for its Technical Sophomore Leadership Program (SLP) held on August 13-15, 2018. The SLP program provides the chance to learn about the medical device industry while also opening potential opportunities for future summer internships. Students can expect to engage in an exciting ‘hackathon’-like innovation challenge, network with Baxter professionals, explore Baxter’s business, and learn about Baxter's product portfolio and R&D organization. 

Apply at!


2018 Accenture Innovation Challenge

2018 Accenture Innovation Challenge
Don’t miss the opportunity to partner with a national non-profit and receive coaching from Accenture leaders.

Sign up by Monday, January 8th for your chance to participate. Sign up on our website.

About the Competition
The Accenture Innovation Challenge is a multi-round event that combines hands-on consulting experience with the opportunity to make a positive impact on society. This year, we have partnered with non-profit, CARE USA, where students will work in teams to collaboratively develop a solution for a case based on a real-world challenge.

The Accenture Innovation Challenge Undergraduate Competition will be judged in three rounds, both virtual and live. The first round will be hosted in your local Accenture office where students will have a chance to not only solve CARE USA’s case but also network with Accenture leaders.

When considering your application for this opportunity, you are committing to attend the round 1 event on this date and in this location if selected to participate. No exceptions will be granted to those who are unable to attend in person. Please check your availability carefully prior to submitting your application.

Key Dates
Application Deadline:
January 8, 2018

First Round
February 9th

Semi-Final Round and Final Round Dates will be determined in early 2018.

Learn More
Visit our website to learn more about the 2018 Innovation Challenge and watch highlights from past Challenges on our website.

*Internship interviews and offers are subject to maintaining GPA eligibility requirements and subject to maintaining eligibility to work now and in the future in the United States without sponsorship.