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March 5, 2017

Welcome to GradCareers!

This twice-monthly newsletter from the Graduate College keeps you up to date on exciting opportunities to engage with employers. For each issue, our graduate career development specialists choose job postings, career fairs, and information sessions that will keep you informed and connected. We also offer a handy tip to help you explore your career options and land a job you love. Thanks for reading, and reply to let us know what else you would like to see in this space.

Tip of the Week

Check out Research Park! Did you know that there are over a hundred companies located on the south end of campus? Well, it's true. Research Park is home to both tiny startups and giant multinational corporations, and all of them are interested in hiring students for internships and graduates for full-time positions. Companies like AB InBev, Yahoo, and Capital One have data analytics centers at Research Park, and agriculture and biotech startups abound at incubator Enterprise Works. Want to learn more? Attend a networking event, search their job board, or attend the Research Park Career Fair on March 9.


Upcoming Career Fairs

Research Park Career Fair (More information here)
March 9

Just-in-Time Illini Career & Internship Fair (More information here)
April 5

Biomedical Engineering Networking Forum (More information here)
April 6

Engage with Employers
Information Sessions for All Students
  • Work That Matters: A Panel Discussion on Domestic & International Service Opportunities, March 9, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, 1057 Lincoln Hall, (More information on I-Link).
    Join us as both AmeriCorps and Peace Corps Volunteers will be speaking in regards to the challenging and exciting post-graduation employment opportunities to serve communities both nationally and internationally. Come see how you can use and develop your transferable skill sets, learn how to be a competitive applicant, and explore the many benefits of service. 
Virtual/Off-Campus Information Sessions and Competitions
  • Bloomberg GTEC Open Day Shanghai, March 25, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, UNIT 1214-16, HSBC BLDG, IFC, 8 CENTURY AVENUE, PUDONG (More information on I-Link)
    At Bloomberg, we deliver critical information in a world where information matters. To do that, we need a constant flow of ideas, energy and innovation -- which is where you come in. Meet our people and learn about what we do and how we do it. See how you can make your mark here. 
  • 2017 Campus 1871 Event, March 31 at 4:00 pm - April 2 at 4:00 pm, 5 - 7 pm, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212, Chicago, IL 60654, (More information on I-Link)
    1871 recently announced open applications for its 2017 Campus 1871 event. This is a program 1871 does annually with their university partners including the University of Illinois System, Northwestern, University of Chicago, Loyola, IIT, DeVry, and DePaul. The event is basically a startup weekend where students break into teams and compete for a chance to win a yearlong 1871 membership. 
  • Third Annual Kohl's Invitational Case Competition (KICC), April 6, 12:00 pm, Virtual/Online, (More information on I-Link) 
    The Kohl's Invitational is a business case competition that centers on today's changing retail industry. Students from across the country are invited to apply and work as a team to analyze a Kohl's business case. The 12 finalist teams will present their recommendations to a panel of judges from Kohl's senior leaders in April 2017. Why Compete? It's a great resume builder. You'll get exposure to Kohl's recruiters and leadership. Finalists will travel to Kohl's Corporate Office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The winning team will receive a $5,000 scholarship.
I-Link Job Postings

I-Link is a campus-wide resource offering job/internship postings from companies interested in hiring University of Illinois students and graduates. There’s a huge database of job opportunities and information about upcoming events.

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Cobham Graduate Development Program - Future Business Leaders (ID 150081)

Applications accepted until: April 20, 2017

Our Future Business Leaders stream is a structured, closely monitored, two to three year rotational program. The program will be a series of six month rotations across the US in various disciplines, including Program Management, Strategic Sourcing, Operations, Business Development, Procurement, Commercial, Sales and Marketing, Finance, and Human Resources. The program will allow you to explore some of Cobham’s offices located in California, Arizona, Iowa, New York, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. The duration of the program is customized to fit your and the businesses needs and will commence at the beginning of September.

History Curriculum Designer (ID 149974)

Applications accepted until: March 25, 2017

As a social studies curriculum designer at IXL, you will design engaging and interactive social studies questions and be involved in all aspects of the development cycle, including conceptualization, design, testing, and support. Your educational insight, creative solutions, strong writing skills, and perfectionist mindset will drive the success of our social studies product. Come join our mission to create the best educational technology possible!

Field Engineer at Apple (ID 150188)

Applications accepted until: March 31, 2017

Works evaluating the latest iPad, iPhone and iPod HW systems in the field. This includes very early evaluations of our Prototypes and HW Systems on different 2G/3G/4G wireless technologies. It includes running focused experiments in relationship to RF/OTA performance, acoustics, thermals etc… The candidate will work with the HW/System development teams and other cross functional teams on identifying issues impacting HW/System performance. They will perform deep dive analysis into internal logs to understand and identify root cause of any system issues.

Senior Associate Analytics (ID 150128)

Application Deadline: April 20, 2017

Global Network Analytics is looking for a Senior Associate to provide comprehensive analytic functions for Discover Networks Payments Risk Management supporting Marketing, Pricing, Operations, Payments Security, Compliance, and/or and Data Security. This position is responsible for the advanced manipulation and reporting of data and for conducting advanced analyses (qualitative and quantitative) to identify trends, variations, patterns and insights relating to the performance of Payment Services issuers, acquirers and merchants. This role must be located at Riverwoods, IL.

Other Opportunites
Coordinator, Sexual Violence Prevention Program/Women's Studies Instructor

Application Deadline: March 17, 2017

Project SURVIVE is City College of San Francisco's sexual violence prevention and healthy relationship promotion program. The program is committed to social justice and is dedicated to ending all forms of power abuse--in personal relationships, social groups, and public institutions. Housed in the Women's Studies Department, the program trains students to make classroom presentations throughout the college. See more information

The Global Graduate Program of Merk KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Open Until Filled

The Global Graduate Program (GGP) is the company’s career accelerator for high potential graduates who are early in their careers. During the 24-month program, you will experience a mix of strategic management consulting projects as well as operational rotational stations in the pharmaceutical, life science and performance material industries. You will be primarily based in the Greater Boston area and work out of our Billerica or Rockland, MA sites but you will also be required to work out of our HQ in Darmstadt, Germany for 3-6 months during the program. You will also participate in targeted professional trainings as well as our coaching & mentoring program to continuously improve your technical expertise and business acumen. See more information.

Project Manager

Open until filled

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is looking to hire an experienced and talented Project Manager to join our highly collaborative and agile Professional Services team within the Learning Services division. The ideal candidate will have a strong background building strategic relationships with clients and managing large-size projects, a strategic mind when implementing professional learning and consulting services for teachers, students, coaches and school leaders, and knowledge of the ISTE Standards and modern education leadership. See more information


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