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May 7, 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

Think ahead! Many of you are graduating next weekend (congratulations!). But whether graduation is next week, next year, or at some still-to-be-determined point in the future, make sure to plan ahead for what comes next. What that planning looks like will vary depending on how long you have left in your program, but make sure you're thinking ahead. Ask questions like: What options do I want to have open to me when I graduate? What are my likely next steps after my degree? What can I do now to get ready? And for those graduating next week, add "How am I going to celebrate and relax after this massive, awesome accomplishment?"

Engage with Employers
Virtual/Off-Campus Information Sessions and Career Fairs
  • 2017 American Universities' China Association Career Fair, July 29 (Shanghai) and August 5 (Beijing) More than 100 global and local Chinese companies are expected to attend this event. All University of Illinois students and recent alumni are eligible to register (new graduates looking for a full-time job in China are more targeted). To register, please click here for the fair in Beijing and click here for the fair in Shanghai.   
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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Quantitative Finance Research Consultant at WorldQuant, LLC (ID 151754)

Applications accepted until: May 17, 2017

We are seeking engineering, science, mathematics and finance majors for part-time research consultant positions, involving the creation of computer-based models that seek to predict the movements of worldwide financial markets. Candidates need not have prior knowledge of financial markets, but must have a strong interest in learning about stock markets and financial markets. Upon joining us, we will provide a series of quantitative finance training and seminars to offer you a chance to learn the fundamentals of quantitative finance and theoretical stock price movement prediction.

FEMA Corps Member at AmeriCorps NCCC (ID 151711)

Applications accepted until: September 24, 2017

We are looking for men and women ages 18-24 to join our emergency management team. FEMA Corps is an NCCC track for young adults who want to gain professional skills in emergency management while serving with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) staff on disaster response and recovery efforts. It is a 10 month, full-time, team-based residential service program that was developed in partnership with FEMA and the Corporation for National and Community Service, the agency that oversees AmeriCorps NCCC. As a member, you’ll be assigned to one of five NCCC campuses, located in Denver, CO; Sacramento, CA; Baltimore, MD; Vicksburg, MS; and Vinton, IA. Your focus will solely be on emergency management and long-term recovery activities within FEMA. FEMA Corps members receive a living allowance of approximately $4,000, housing, meals, limited medical benefits, member uniforms and a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,815 upon successful completion of the program.

Wild Flavors & Specialty Ingredients Marketing Internship at Archer Daniels Midland Company (ID 152600)

Applications accepted until: May 31, 2017

The WFSI marketing internship will focus on supporting the growth of the value-added specialty ingredient business at ADM. Our extensive range of innovative and purposeful ingredients is used by a diverse range of global and regional customers spanning food, beverage, snacks, supplement and personal care markets.
The ideal candidate will have a marketing, business administration, communications or closely related background and a strong interest in pursuing a future career in the marketing of Specialty Ingredients.

Sales Analytics & Insights Intern (Fall 2017) at The Walt Disney Company (ID 152561)

Application Deadline: May 15, 2017

Make an Impact by... Providing analysis and strategic recommendations for Sales Analytics and Sales Management teams, which includes the assessment and feasibility recommendations of process and technology opportunities for our domestic and international destinations; Leading research and analytical activities within larger Sales Channel strategy projects; Proactively partner with the Sales Planning team, as well as Marketing & Sales Finance, Travel Industry Sales & Marketing, IT, and partners in other key organizations to compile, analyze and validate processes and data

Leadership Internship Programme at Unilever China (ID 152375)

Application Deadline: May 19, 2017

Are you innovative, cooperative, intelligent, and willing to take challenges. If so, read more to learn how to boost your career in 2 months? We welcome applications from undergraduate and post-graduate university students (Chinese passport holders) scheduled to conclude their studies between Sep 2017 and July 2018. Come join our Unilever Leaders Internship Program for: Leading and challenging projects to gain enriched business acumen, Sharpen analytical skills by understanding the insights behind data and facts, Ability to build your career network, The opportunity to convert from an intern into the Future Leaders fulltime rotational program.

Available intern functional areas include: Consumer and Market Insight, Customer Development/Sales, Ecommerce/Digital team, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Research & Development, Supply Chain

Computer Vision Research Engineer at Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ID 152439)

Application Deadline: May 19, 2017

Our internal research team at ARA works closely with faculty and graduate students from the computer vision, photogrammetry, and computer graphics departments at Purdue University, the University of Tennessee, the University of North Carolina, and ETH Zurich. This position originates from a newly formed joint industry and academic team primed by ARA that is focused on geometric reconstruction of city-scale urban environments. As a valued contributor your responsibilities will include (1) defining requirements and establishing research objectives with the team, (2) working independently and as a member of smaller subgroups to develop new algorithms, (3) testing evolving algorithms against established performance metrics, and (4), in later year of the program, transition the research from a prototype system to the intelligence and defense communities.
The opportunity for career advancement and continual learning does not stop there. At ARA we continually identify cross-training opportunities and encourage staff to be involved in other R&D and software development programs of their interest. You can expect on a day to day level to be challenged with independent computer vision research and algorithm development that supports a larger collaborative team of ARA researchers and academic partners.

Other Opportunites
Director at Campus Compact (Virginia)

Application Deadline: May 19, 2017

Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,000 colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. Reporting to Campus Compact’s Vice President for Strategy and Operations and based at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA, the Director for Campus Compact for Virginia provides leadership for the engagement efforts of member institutions throughout the Commonwealth. The Director is a point person for members in the state, serving as a place-based facilitator of network gatherings, opportunities for local partnership, professional development offerings, and institution-specific technical assistance. The Director is also a resource for connecting regional work to national efforts and opportunities. See more information.

Program Manager at Oregon Humanities

Application Deadline: May 16, 2017

The Oregon Humanities team is a small group of idealistic, collaborative, creative people who are committed to bringing Oregonians together across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds. We are looking for a full-time program manager to lead program staff in developing our ever-growing statewide conversation programs, strengthening relationships in urban and rural communities, and developing new partnerships. This person will also oversee grantee relationships and be ready to dive into organization-wide initiatives including program evaluation and data management, guided in all efforts by OH’s diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies. See more information

Project Director at National Humanities Alliance

Open until filled

The National Humanities Alliance Foundation invites applications for a Project Director to create a clearing house of profiles of select projects supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The project’s aim is to create a resource for advocates and the media that will help them educate the public and policy makers about the important role that the NEH plays in national and community life. See more information.

Positively Trans Program Associate at Transgender Law Center

Open Until Filled

TLC is looking for an energetic, motivated, and mission-oriented Program Associate to support Positively Trans, a national program focused on empowering trans and gender non-conforming people living with HIV (TPLHIV) to advocate for a trans-inclusive, comprehensive political response to the HIV epidemic in their local communities, at the regional level, and on the national stage. See more information.


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