United Airlines Internship Opportunity

United Airlines would like to invite your to apply to their Industrial Engineering internship on the Continuous Improvement & Enterprise Optimization (CIEO) team!

CIEO focuses on how they can advance the quality and efficiency of what they do across their operations and around the world. The objective of the group is to provide thought leadership through business insights and advanced analytics that challenge the status quo. They partner with a variety of business units (e.g. Airport Operations, Technical Operations, Network Planning, Revenue Management, etc.) to create value through process improvement, change management, analytical modeling and research. Meet the CIEO team here! 

If you or anyone you know are interested in this position, please apply through the link below by February 1st:


PWC Information Night

PwC Info Night is on Thursday, January 24th!

This event, open to underclassmen & juniors in a 5-year program, will give you the opportunity to learn about all of our lines of service, culture, values and application & interview process for this spring. It will focus primarily on the recruiting process for winter & Start internships and our leadership programs (Elevate, Career Preview, and Women's Consulting Experience).

Event: PwC Info Night - our most important Spring event!

Who: Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors in a 5-year program

Date:  Thursday, January 24, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: iHotel & Conference Center, 1900 S 1st St.

Attire: Smart Casual - jeans are appropriate

Food: Sandwiches and snacks will be provided

Link to RSVP: CLICK HERE to let us know you plan to attend by Tuesday, January 22nd!

Deloitte Consulting Undergraduate Case Competition

Apply Today! 

  • Are you interested in learning more about Consulting?

  • Do you enjoy working in an interactive team to solve real-life business challenges?

If so, we invite you to participate in the Deloitte Consulting Undergraduate Case Competition! 

  • Gain real world, hands on experience

  • Meet Deloitte Consulting leaders

  • Win and take home a prize 

Application Instructions:

Teams should consist of up to 4 current undergraduate students (freshmen or sophomores only, please). To learn more about the competition and to apply, please submit an application online here for your team by Wednesday, January 23rd. Please note that you will need to submit your team’s resumes and an essay response to apply, so you may want to prepare in advance!

Each team should designate one captain to complete the application survey and email Pat Zahren with the below requested material:

  1. Resume of each team member

  2. Completed Application Template (attached) – including:

    • Team Name

    • Team Mission Statement (optional)

    • 100 words or less answers to the following questions:

o How will your team benefit from participating in this case competition?

o How will your team collaborate throughout this competition to achieve success?

    • An essay response to the below prompt (200 words max):

Today’s auto manufacturers are fast approaching the beginning of a fundamental shift in how they must bring a vehicle to market. As a result of the continued advancement in autonomous driving technology, manufacturers must now be cognizant on how to transition segments of their existing customer base into early adopters when this technology hits the market. If executed in an improper manner, automakers may be subject to a reduction in their market share as new upstart competitors gain a foot-hold in this segment.

With your understanding of current consumer market conditions, what is an example of the largest hurdle an automotive manufacturer has to bring a fully self-driving car to market?

The top teams will be notified by Friday, February 1st, and each team member will be asked to register for the competition.

Local Competition Details:


Campus – Location TBD


Friday, February 8th


We will have a kick-off and case distribution onWednesday, February 6th at 7:00 pm and a working session with an advisor on Thursday, February 7th at 7:30 pm. 

National Competition Details: 


Deloitte University – Westlake, TX


Thursday, March 7th through Saturday, March 9th


Each winning team (one per campus) will be invited to attend the National Competition. All expenses will be paid by Deloitte.

Questions? Please reach out to Pat Zahren and Emi Rosanwo.

Colorado School of Mines Application Fee Waiver for SWE Members

Colorado School of Mines (Mines) is a public, research university located in Golden, CO offering BS degrees, Graduate Certificates, MS, and PhD programs centered on energy, the earth, and proper stewardship of its resources.

 In order to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s society, the Graduate School is rapidly growing to accommodate new areas of research and expertise. In 2017, they added several new areas of graduate study, including the Advanced Energy Systems degree and our onlineSpace Resources degree. During this exciting time of growth we seek exceptional students with backgrounds in science and engineering for all of their graduate programs. 

They are offering an exclusive application fee waiver for members of SWE who plan to apply for admission into Mines’ Graduate School by the Fall 2019 deadline for their preferred program.

In order to obtain the Colorado School of Mines’ Fall 2019 graduate application fee waiver, you simply have to email the Graduate Student Recruiter, Molly McAndrew, and include SWE,  UIUC, as well as your intended graduate degree program in the subject line. You will then receive the waiver code and instructions on how to add it to your application. 

Opportunities with MIT Lincoln Lab

The Laboratory’s fundamental mission is to apply science and advanced technology to critical problems of national security, primarily working on sensors, information extraction (signal processing and embedded computing), and communications.  A Department of Defense federally funded research and development center, the Laboratory has a focused commitment to R&D, with an emphasis on building prototypes and demonstrating operational systems under live test conditions that meet real-world requirements. Our R&D efforts span the following key mission areas:

·         Space Control

·         Air, Missile, and Maritime Defense Technology

·         Communication Systems

·         Cyber Security and Information Sciences (see below)

·         Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Technology

·         Advanced Technology (electronic or electro-optical technologies, biotechnology and chemistry)

·         Engineering (innovative systems to test new concepts)

·         Tactical Systems

·         Homeland Protection

·         Air Traffic Control

For more information please about MIT Lincoln Laboratory, please visitwww.ll.mit.edu.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory actively recruits individuals pursuing BS, MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, and to a limited degree, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, Biology, Chemistry, Meteorology and Materials Science. Candidates should have an interest and ability to work on a broad range of technical problems in a team environment and possess strong problem-solving, analytical, innovative, communications, and teaming skills. Due to our contracts with the Department of Defense employment at MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires U.S. citizenship. 

For the past summer the Laboratory employed 250 Summer Research Program interns at the Laboratory under the auspices of the Summer Research Program.   Approximately half of the interns were graduate students.   We expect to hire at the same level for summer 2019.  Please review the website to find the find the eligibility requirements, program details, and the application process. 

Students interested in being considered for full time, summer internship, or co-op opportunities must submit their resumes to www.ll.mit.edu/careers.

KP Product/Design Fellows Program

Applications for the KP Product Fellows Program and the KP Design Fellows Program are now open on http://fellows.kleinerperkins.com/
Details on the program -

  • An exciting summer internship at one of our companies like Uber, Doordash, Robinhood 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

  • 100K seed funding from Kleiner Perkins for Fellows who found their own companies. See blog post.

To learn more about the summer:

KP Fellows Program

KP Fellows and Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield

Making an Impact

Applications for the 2019 KP Design Fellows Program and KP Product Fellows Program are open now and close January 31st, 2019 at 11:59PM on fellows.kleinerperkins.com.  The answer to most FAQ's can be found here. If you have any other questions please feel free to reach out to Alicia from Kleiner Perkins at alicia@kleinerperkins.com.

Opportunities at Capital One

Capital One is on a search for the best and brightest talent to disrupt, dream, and deliver a new way of banking – an impactful movement that you could directly be a part of at Capital One. Please take a look at https://campus.capitalone.com/ to view our other available roles.


Technology Development Program

Capital One’s two-year Technology Development Program (TDP) provides associates the support and resources they need to further develop their technical skills and gain a well-rounded understanding of technology. This is a rotational program where you’ll choose one of the following tracks to start out in: Software Engineer (mobile, web, data, APIs, security, automation, and cloud engineering), and Data Engineer (Modern, Big and Fast Data technologies). Along the way you’ll receive technical mentorship through Meet Ups, Conferences, and Tech talks, ongoing personal and professional training, the opportunity to rotate roles, and of course some fun social, networking, and volunteer opportunities with peers and executives.  

Apply for a full-time opportunity here.


Technology Internship Program

Do you want to work for a tech company that writes its own code, develops its own software, and builds its own products? Do you want to experiment and innovate using the latest technologies to engineer breakthrough customer experiences? Then Capital One wants you!

There are three technical roles within the Technology Internship Program:

  • Software Engineer (mobile, web, data, APIs, security, automation, and cloud engineering)

  • Data Engineer (Big Data technologies) 

Apply for a Summer 2019 internship here.

Freshmen and Sophomores

Software Engineering Summit

During this one-week program, a small, exceptional group of freshmen and sophomores will be immersed in our startup-minded and innovative culture while exploring and developing the technology and problem-solving skills valued by today’s top employers. If chosen for this highly selective program, you’ll take part in technical and soft-skill training sessions—examples from previous Summits include iOS, Android, Voice Driven Applications, AWS, M.E.A.N. Stack, Hardware, Front End Design and more. The week wraps up with a rigorous hackathon and presentation to Capital One leadership and includes some awesome fun events along the way.


Held at our Clarendon Lab just outside of Washington D.C. and in Richmond, VA, the Summit is an awesome opportunity to network with Capital One engineers and other students from top colleges and universities. Capital One will be responsible for all participant travel and accommodations—your job is to learn, challenge yourself, and code side-by-side with our talented engineers! 

Applications for our May 19-24, 2019 Summit are due February 18, 2019.  Apply here.

Summit for Developing Leaders

Here, you’ll join other students in developing the collaborative, analytical, and problem-solving skills valued by today’s top employers. Discover the power of tech as you’re immersed in a startup-minded, innovative culture. Test drive what we do on a daily basis as you work side by side with actual analysts, using teamwork to define real customer problems and deliver functional solutions. And throughout the week, experience firsthand how we’re changing banking for good. Capital One will be responsible for all participant travel and accommodations—your job is to come, learn, and challenge yourself in this exciting corporate setting!

If selected for this prestigious program, you will:

  • Work and learn in a collaborative environment

  • Explore a challenging case study with your team and present your findings to Capital One executives

  • Develop lasting relationships with Capital One associates and peers

  • See firsthand how recent college grads launched successful careers at Capital One

Applications for our May 19-24, 2019 Summit in McLean, VA outside of Washington, D.C. are due February 18, 2019.  Apply here.

ARL Summer Internship Opportunity 2019

The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is looking for talented and ambitions undergraduate and graduate students to work as Summer Interns at one of ARL Central Locations during the summer of 2019. Summers interns will work in one of the ARL or ARL-Central Locations and focus their efforts on technologies related to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

Eligibility: undergraduate or graduate student with U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
Expected pay level: $10-15K. for the 3-month summer period, starting date flexible
Preferred background: majoring in mechanical, materials science, or chemical engineering with an intention to obtain a doctoral degree
Interested in: send complete CV and interested topic(s) to cup@illinois.edu
Expected timeline: Positions will be open until filled, but no later than January 31, 2019, provided the availability of funding.  

For more information: https://cup.illinois.edu/arl-summer-internship-opportunity-2019/

Learn about the MSAI program at Northwestern Engineering

When?        Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Where?       Webinar, 6-7 p.m. CST

About the Program

Drawing on the Northwestern Engineering whole-brain philosophy and leadership in cognitive science, the Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence program aims to serve this demand by producing students who have exceptional technical skills and also understand the nature of the human environments in which the systems they build will be deployed. Their goal is to educate and train students in all aspects of how the emerging technologies of machine intelligence can be designed and deployed to interact and integrate with human partners. Machine learning, human-computer interaction, natural language processing, cognitive modeling – among other topic areas – will be explored to round out this dynamic, in demand degree.

Register now!

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