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March 26, 2017


This twice-monthly newsletter from the Graduate College features exciting opportunities for University of Illinois graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to engage with employers. For advice on networking, applying for jobs, and more, check out our online career development resources.

Tip of the Week

Get ready for Grad Student Appreciation Week! The first week of April is when the Graduate College and units across campus celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of graduate students at Illinois. This year's week-long celebration will include a session of GradMAP on April 4, workshops on writing effective fellowship proposals on April 4 and April 5, a panel of students who were successful on this year's academic job market on April 4, a reception for Image of Research and the Graduate Student Leadership Award on April 4, a special Krannert Uncorked event on April 6, and more. Check out the full schedule here

Upcoming Career Fairs

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

Engage with Employers
Information Sessions for All Students
  • Boeing Meet & Greet, April 6, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Business Instructional Facility Atrium, (More information on I-Link).
    Stop by Boeing's table in the BIF Atrium on April 6 from 1-3 pm.
Virtual/Off-Campus Information Sessions and Competitions
  • 2017 Princeton Quant Trading Conference at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ, April 8, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Friend Center, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, (More information on I-Link). The conference will feature speakers and panelists from leading trading firms, banks, and hedge funds from around the country. Our speakers will provide real trading and quant insights from the trenches. There will be opportunities to network with leading professionals and fellow top students and gain an insider's view of this fast-paced and exciting sector of finance as well as learn about internship and employment opportunities.
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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Consulting Careers for Scientists & Engineers (ID 146007)

Applications accepted until: May 20, 2017

Are you ready to apply your problem-solving skills to the most complex business environments? Princeton Consultants could be the perfect career fit for you to transition from academia and work on a variety of compelling projects. Founded in 1981, we blend data science, advanced analytics and management consulting for industry leaders and smaller, fast-growing ventures. Our services include software application development, custom optimization, business process improvement, systems integration and large-scale IT project management. Our 80-person firm employs small teams that work in a collegial environment. We look for individuals with outstanding academic track records and the capability to cultivate advanced technical expertise and deep business intelligence.

Field Engineer at Apple (ID 150186)

Applications accepted until: March 31, 2017

The GPS Field Design Engineer will be involved in both field and Lab testing, but more importantly in GPS performance metrics creation/evolution, analysis of trace logs and post processing GPS performance encountered in the field. This includes very early evaluations of our Prototypes and HW Systems on GPS Systems. RF/OTA performance testing and analysis will also be part of this role.

Takeda 2017 Summer Internships (ID 145106)

Applications accepted until: April 3, 2017

Takeda's summer internship program blends real world experience with an extensive overview of the pharmaceutical industry. Knowledgeable mentors will provide guidance as you gain professional hands-on experience. The summer internship program is 12 weeks in length and offers a unique perspective into a world-class pharmaceutical company. Compensation is competitive, and financed temporary housing is available to those who qualify. Our internship program also provides you the opportunity to network with people at Takeda through various planned events and activities.

Information Specialist at Thermo Fisher Scientific (ID 150299)

Application Deadline: April 23, 2017

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals. The Thermo Fisher Scientific Information Center utilizes its premium in-house suite of subscribed databases, deep proprietary knowledge base, and extensive industry experience in order to deliver quality data and competitive results to clients on a timely basis.

Community Manager at IVY (ID 148434)

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017

We are looking for a highly motivated, personable and organized recent college graduate who is passionate about establishing and maintaining strong communities. The ideal candidate excels at forming lasting relationships with a wide variety of people, and thrives in social settings. We are looking for someone who can lead targeted outreach efforts, form strategic partnerships, and engage members on a one-on-one basis.

Marketing Internship - Dyson Americas (ID 150276)

Application Deadline: April 30, 2017

Dyson’s Summer Internship Program is a chance for rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students at accredited US colleges and universities to experience working at what Fast Company has called one of The Most Innovative Companies in the World. Dyson’s marketing team is looking for creative, analytical and dynamic interns to join our team this summer in our US Headquarters in Chicago. You’ll be given real responsibilities – assisting on marketing campaigns, analyzing data, sharing insights, and supporting one of our product, digital, or retail teams.

Other Opportunites
Technical Writer at Wolfram Research

Open until filled

Wolfram, creator of Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha and the Wolfram Language, is in search of a creative individual to write, edit and assist with developing technical marketing materials, including product, website and video content; webinar and training materials; blog and news articles; newsletters; email; and other marketing collateral and corporate communication items. See more information.

Computational Linguist at AbbVie

Open Until Filled

Working closely with the Knowledge Discovery teams at AbbVie, the Computational Linguist supports cross-functional, international projects to identify relevant data, to design and provide computational models, to create algorithms for solutions to extract and curate data and to make results available in internal knowledge repositories and end user systems. See more information

Instructional Designer - Connected Learning

Open Until Filled

The Instructional Designer for Connected Learning is responsible for providing leadership, assistance and mentoring in the implementation and integration of current and emerging technologies in support of teaching, learning and research. See more information.

Researcher at American Girl (Mattel)

Open until filled

The Researcher is responsible for researching to ensure accuracy and authenticity of American Girl characters, including books and print products, toy product, movies, games, marketing, retail displays and programs, customer service, and customer programs. See more information

Analyst for Civil Unrest Project at Cline Center

Open until filled

Looking for highly motivated, independent-minded, and detail-oriented persons to identify and create detailed event records for a civil unrest event database case study. Tasks involve reading and analyzing relevant news articles and using an advanced computer aided survey system to extract key details about each event, such as location, date, persons/groups involved, etc. See more information.


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