SWE Scholarships

Upperclass Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2019

In 2018, the Society of Women Engineers awarded more than 230 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $830,000. SWE Scholarships support those who identify as female pursuing associate, bachelor or graduate degrees in engineering, engineering technology and computer science both in the United States, and internationally.


Students complete one application and are considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible. The application process is entirely online including submission of recommendation letters and transcripts.


If you will be a sophomore through Ph.D. candidate in the 2019-2020 academic year, apply online for a SWE Scholarship December 1, 2018 through February 15, 2019. If you will be a freshman in the upcoming fall semester, you may apply March 1 through May 1, 2019. Learn more on our SWE Scholarships page.


Check out stories about our SWE scholars, donors and members who make our scholarship program possible on SWE's blog, All Together.

PwC’s Job Shadow Program

The application deadline for PwC’s Job Shadow Program is Friday, November 30th at 11:59pm. Please see details about the job shadow below and apply on Handshake today!

What: PwC Job Shadow - Chicago Office

When: Friday, January 4th, 2019

Where: PwC Chicago Office - One North Wacker Drive, Chicago

Who: Freshman & Sophomore students interested in learning more about client service professions

How to apply: Handshake Application: #2165123 PwC Job Shadow 2019 (Chicago)

Job Shadow Description:

Interested in learning more about PwC? Want to experience life at PwC by visiting the PwC Chicago office? Participate in our PwC Job Shadow Experience taking place on Friday, January 4th. During this experience, you'll have the opportunity to learn more about the professional client services that PwC offers and also about our culture and values. We hope you can join us! Apply by the deadline and you will be notified by mid-December whether or not you have been selected.

Please send any questions to Christine Miller at christine.r.miller@pwc.com

Scientista Symposium

This year the 2019 Scientista Symposium: Science Without Borders is in Boston, MA!

The Scientista Foundation is a national 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to empowering and advancing young women in science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine (STEMM) careers. Each year they host a three-day conference for young women (and those who support them!) to network with others in their fields, learn critical professional and technical skills, meet recruiters and representatives from top companies and academic programs, present their work, and compete for over $100,000 in scholarships.

This year’s program features 3 inspirational keynote speakers, career panels on topics such as science communication, science policy, industry, and entrepreneurship in STEM, a research poster session, a pitch competition to a panel of investors, and a career fair with 80 top organizations like Google, Genentech, NASA, and more. Their conferences regularly attract over 500 young women from top institutions throughout the country – it’s a fantastic opportunity to cultivate professional relationships.

Submit your abstract for our poster session here. Poster presenters are welcome to apply for travel funds to attend the event.

Early Bird Tickets are on sale now at a discounted rate - Register here!

Are you a post-doc, industry professional, or faculty member/administrator? Sign up here to judge our poster session and receive a free registration to the event.

For more information, check out the Symposium Website or email them at symposium@scientistafoundation.org

Facebook University

Facebook offers a freshman & sophomore internship training program called Facebook University. Applications are now open for this program and can be applied to/ more info can be found at Facebook.com/Careers/FBUEngineering

About Facebook University

We believe that anyone, anywhere can make a positive impact by developing products to bring the world closer together. Facebook University (FBU) for Engineers is a paid eight-week training program designed to provide mobile development experience to students who are historically under-represented in computer science.

The eight-weeks is broken down by three-weeks of mobile development training in either iOS or Android, followed by five-weeks of hands-on project work on small teams of three. Throughout the duration of the program you’ll be paired with a Facebook Engineer who will serve as your mentor and guide you along the way.

The application will close on December 3rd

EY Connect Day

Open to Freshman and Sophomore Students ONLY

Date: Tuesday, November 13th

Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Location: Orpheum Children's Museum - 346 N. Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820 (downtown Champaign)

Transportation: There will be bus transportation provided from BIF (515 Gregory) to the museum and back

Register: Please register using the links included below. The event will be split up into two groups – Group #1 and Group #2. Ensure you are signing up for the time block that works best for your schedule.

*Note: Not required to fill out anything under ‘Current EY Preferences’, unless you’d like to.

Group #1 (4:30pm – 6:15pm): http://tinyurl.com/y8c2plg7  

Group #2 (5:45pm – 7:30pm): http://tinyurl.com/y7cpndvc


Other opportunities that will be posted on Handshake in the spring 2019 semester:

Women in Financial Services Summit

o   An interactive experience that not only will help you to learn more about the firm’s culture, people, and the financial services industry but also will give you the opportunity to network and build relationships with professionals and leaders who share a common interest in leveling the gender parity gap.

o   To be eligible you must

§  Self-identify as female and be one or two years from graduation

§  Study Accounting and be interested in a career within financial services


Women in Technology Conference

o   EY’s Women in Technology (WIT) Conference aims to help women learn more about EY’s culture, people and opportunities within EY’s technology practices.

o   To be eligible you must

§  Self-identify as female and be one or two years from graduation

§  Study Science, Technology (Computer Science, Information Systems, etc.), Engineering, Math or a related field

Ernest and Young Design Sprint

Do you like creating new technology and business solutions? Are you interested in working on diverse teams? Would you like to experience life as an EY professional for a day? The team at EY is hosting a fast-paced, 24-hour EY Design Sprint at Illinois, and is inviting undergraduate students in their junior or senior year to attend. By registering for this event, you will:

►         Understand and use design thinking processes in an interactive environment

►         Compete on teams of up to 5 people to create and prototype a solution to a real-life client scenario

►         Work with students from both the business and engineering schools to use technology and business together

►         Network and interact with EY professionals from multiple areas of the firm

►         Have the opportunity to win great prizes, including smart watches and action cameras

Can you tell me more about this event?

Design thinking is a process and methodology to develop and test new ideas. Its usage has grown in popularity with developers, consultants, or anyone looking to tackle a complex challenge. At EY, we are using design thinking with our clients more frequently to come up with creative solutions, that help us win in the marketplace.

During the EY Design Sprint, you will have the opportunity to learn about the design thinking process with a hands-on training and simulation, to introduce you to concepts.

The next day, you will then take that knowledge and apply it to come up with a solution to a client scenario that simulates the work we do at EY. Both technology and business ideas will be necessary to create the best and most complete solution. 

What is the agenda?

Friday, Nov. 9: 5:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

►         Design thinking hands-on learning experience

►         Dinner and networking

►         Team formation

Saturday, Nov. 10: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

►         Breakfast & presentation of challenge statement

►         Team idea creation and development (including lunch)

►         Pitch workshops (optional)

►         Team pitches to judges

►         Announcement of winners and distribution of prizes

How do I register?

Visit the registration link and complete the form to register! You need to commit to both Friday and Saturday times in order to register.  At this time, registration is only open for Juniors and Seniors pursuing undergraduate degrees. Registration is limited to the first 50 students.

Note: Teams will be made up of a minimum of three and maximum of five students. Each team of 3 or 4 must have a minimum of one student from both Engineering (or Information Sciences) AND Business (with the final spot(s) from either school). For a team of 5, your team must have a minimum of two students from each school.  Teams will form on Friday night.

While each person will register individually, you can come to the event as an individual, with a friend (or two), or as a complete team.

Registration link: http://tinyurl.com/y96f6fjl

2019 WE Local in St. Louis

2019 WE Local Collegiate Competition Now Open! 


The WE Local Collegiate Competition provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to present their research to a broad technical audience. WE Local entrants are required to submit an abstract online by October 26th.  For St. Louis and each WE Local conference, the top five finalists, from graduate and top five from undergraduate category, will then be asked to compete in an onsite visual poster presentation and lightning talk.  Each finalist will receive a complimentary registration to the WE Local where they will compete and a $250 travel stipend. Finalists will also receive recognition at the WE Achieve Awards Ceremony, which takes place on Saturday evening of the conference.  To learn more or submit an abstract visit welocal.swe.org.


WE Local St. Louis is March 1-2 at Hilton Ballpark

WE Local is a Society of Women Engineers (SWE) program that brings together participants in all stages of their collegiate and professional journey. The program hosts conferences around the globe so engineers can connect through professional development workshops, inspirational speakers, networking opportunities and outreach activities.  Plan to attend 2019 WE Local St. Louis and get involved by volunteering, spreading the word, applying for an award, or inviting your company to sponsor WE Local.  Visit the WE Local website welocal.swe.org or welocal.swe.org/st-louis

PwC Case Competition

PwC is hosting their annual Challenge Case Competition this year at the University of Illinois, and would love for you to participate!

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 business school.  (STEM major or minor is a bonus!)

Join us for our kick-off event on Tuesday October 16th from 6:00 - 7:00 PM in room 370 Wohlers Hall to learn more about this exciting opportunity. Learn more about the overall competition at www.pwc.com/challenge.

If you can not attend the Challenge kick-off, you can still participate in the competition! Everyone participating in Challenge must fill out this quick Challenge Interest Form and then you will receive the Registration Link. The Deadline to Register for Challenge is Thursday, October 18th at Noon.

BP Digital Transformation in Energy

Join Steve Fortune and his leadership team to hear more about on how technology is transforming our fast-changing industry.  

BP is a global energy business with an enormous reach - and innovative technological advances are helping to drive a fast-changing industry.  Technology of energy has the potential to deliver a more sustainable future and also provide consumers with more choices.  
Join Steve Fortune (BP's Group Chief Technology Officer) and several BP leaders to hear more about how technology could change the way energy is produced and consumed.  Some topics to discuss include: BP technology strategy, game-changing technologies, research & partnerships, transformation & modernization, a sustainable energy system, and digital innovations. You will have the opportunity to ask Steve and his leadership team questions about the technology space within BP and overall strategy. 

Monday, October 15, 2018

5:30pm – 6:30pm

ECE Building Room 1015 

To register, click here or visit us at bp.com/uscampus.


Open to all majors.  Food will be served.  Spaces may be limited so please RSVP in advance.      

Blossom Pilot Opportunity

OTCR has partnered with Blossom to help them carry out a pilot program which facilitates the transfer of energy.

Blossom is working with Ameren to make green energy available to everyone. Pilot participants will be assigned a certain amount of energy, credits, or a combination of both. Participants are then allowed to create smart contracts which trade energy for credits, or vice versa. The top two people with the highest value of energy and credits will win $250 each. There is no required time commitment (can be less than 5 minutes per day).

If this sounds of interest, fill out this form: http://otcr.illinois.edu/blossompilot

HP Recruiting on Campus

HP is coming to campus and will be conducting interviews!

Apply for an interview slot on Thursday Oct 25rd through Handshake (Intern:  1914661, Permanent Position: 1916080) and through hp.com/jobs (Intern: Position #3035215, Permanent Hire Position: #303521).   HP has a number of separate, exciting opening covered by these two descriptions.  

HP, Inc will also be holding an Information Session on Wednesday Oct 24th, 6-8pm, English Building Room 160 (608 S Wright St.).  Pizza will be provided.

HP is the leading printing and personal systems technology company in the world, and we are here to create technology that makes life better for everyone everywhere.  We operate with the heart, creativity, and energy of a startup, and with the brain, muscles, and determination of a Fortune 100 corporation.

Their recruiting team is primarily focusing on opportunities at our Corvallis, OR site. Because of the diverse business environment, the global connections that HP Corvallis has, and the collaborative nature of the site, a new engineer has options to learn and grow via the following:

  • Collaborative team environment

  • Job rotations to experience diverse technical challenges

  • Opportunity to work with people around the world and travel

  • Cutting edge technology

HP Corvallis Site is home to diverse work opportunities since it is an R&D hub to a wide variety of products and technologies.  HP Corvallis is involved with technologies from the nano- to the mega-scale, including:

  • Microfluidic Technology

  • Ink Chemistry

  • Print Systems Development

  • Graphics

  • Digital Web press

  • Desktop

  • Specialty Products – custom solutions for unique challenges

  • 3D Printing

  • Industrial marking

  • Life Science

Our team members have the opportunity to experience the businesses, end-to-end:

  • IP strategy

  • Technology Development (HW & SW)

  • Product development

  • New Product Introduction

  • Manufacturing/Wafer Fabrication/Product Manufacturing

  • Supply Chain Management

  • Customer Quality

  • Business Analytics & Big Data

NASA Glenn Research Center Internship Opportunities

The NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, currently has 12 internship opportunities available for undergraduate students. See links below for more information


GR19I0005-LED0-Diagnostics & Electromagnetics Branch

·         Deadline to apply: 10/15/18

·         Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a major of study in Electrical Engineering or Electronics Engineering

·         Link to view job announcement and to apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512311300


GR19I0006-LMD0-Structural Dynamics Branch

·         Deadline to apply: 10/16/18

·         The following majors are preferred but not required: Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Acoustics Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.

·         Link to view job announcement and to apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512489500


GR19I0007-LSM0-Mission Architecture & Analysis Branch

·         Deadline to apply: 10/12/18

·         Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a major of study in Aerospace Engineering, Aeronautics Engineering or Astronautics Engineering

·         Link to view job announcement and to apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512499900


GR19I0010-LTN0-Inlets and Nozzles Branch

·         Deadline to apply: 10/12/18

·         Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a major of study in Aerospace Engineering or Mechanical Engineering

·         Link to view job announcement and to apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512495700


GR19I0012-LMN0-Materials Chemistry and Physics Branch

·         Deadline to apply: 10/15/18

·         Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a major of study in Ceramic Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Materials Science, Computer Science, Nuclear Engineering.

·         Link to view job announcement and to apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512496700


GR19I0013-LTR0-Chemical & Thermal Propulsion Branch

·         Deadline to apply: 10/16/18

·         Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a major of study in Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering

·         Link to view job announcement and to apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512499600


GR19I0001-FE00 Environmental Management Office

·         Deadline to apply: 10/19/18

·         The following major is preferred but not required: Environmental Engineering

·         Link to view job announcement and to apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/509895400


GR19I0002-LEP0-Power Architecture and Analysis Branch

·         Deadline to apply: 10/12/18

·         Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a major of study in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, orApplied Mathematics*

·         Link to view job announcement and to apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/510500400


GR19I0003-FTD0-Wind Tunnel Test Branch

·         Deadline to apply: 10/17/18

·         Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a major of study in Electrical Engineering or Electronics Engineering

·         Link to view job announcement and to apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/510551000


GR19I0008-FDP0-Project Management Branch

·         Deadline to apply: 10/12/18

·         Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a major of study in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, or Architecture.

·         Link to view job announcement and to apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/511299800


GR19I0009-LT00-Propulsion Division

·         Deadline to apply: 10/15/18

·         Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a major of study in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering

·         Link to view job announcement and to apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/511972100


GR19I0011-LTT0-Thermal Systems and Transport Processes Branch

·         Deadline to apply: 10/15/18

·         Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a major of study in Aerospace Engineering or Mechanical Engineering

·         Link to view job announcement and to apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/511976700

Terminal Coding Competition @ UIUC (Citadel Recruiting Opportunity)

Programming meets e-Sports in Terminal, this year's biggest and most exciting coding competition.

Terminal is an online game where players compete by writing algorithms that automate gameplay. Players face off in live e-sports tournaments for $100k+ in cash prizes and exclusive job opportunities.

The Terminal Coding Competition is hosted by IEEE at UIUC in partnership with Correlation One, and will now be sponsored by Citadel LLC and Citadel Securities! Apply below for the opportunity to compete and to be considered for internship and full time opportunities with Citadel!

Apply Now!

When: Saturday October 13th 11am

Where: ECE Building 3002