Graduate Blog

Hans Sunaryanto

M.Eng.ME student profile: Hans Sunaryanto

October 17, 2018 - M.Eng.ME student Hans Sunaryanto talks to the College of Engineering about his excellent experiences in the Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering program.
Arun Lakshmanan

PhD student interns at Oculus VR

September 10, 2018 - Grad student Arun Lakshmanan just completed a prestigious summer internship at Oculus VR.
Gabriel Haberfeld

Grad Student Profile: Meet Gabriel Haberfeld

June 1, 2018 - PhD candidate Gabriel Haberfeld's research is in the area of UAVs, in Professor Naira Hovakimyan's research group.

Fall 2017 Industry Career Prep Opportunities

September 26, 2017 - Hi everyone! As we approach October, I wanted to post the rest of the professional development opportunities happening this semester.  There are a lot of great offerings to take advantage of. September 25-26 / Employment Expo 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., ARC Internship and full time opportunities targeting engineering students. 27-28 / Civil and Environmental Engineering Career Fair 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Crane Bay of Newmark Lab

Fall 2017 Academic Job Market Workshops

September 7, 2017 - These workshops are offered by the Graduate College Career Development Office.  We encourage students to take advantage of these great opportunities. Faculty Job Application Materials Friday, September 8, 12-1:30pm, Illini Union, Room 210 Preparing for Faculty Interviews Tuesday, October 10, 3:30-5:00pm, Illini Union, Room 210 Convincing People Your Research Matters Wednesday, October 11, 3:30-5pm, Lincoln Hall, Room 1090

New Graduate Student Orientation Events

August 15, 2017 - The start of the fall semester is always bustling with activity.  We have a number of orientation programs happening for new graduate students, and we look forward to seeing you there.
How does the process work?

Finding an advisor for your MS/PhD program

May 16, 2017 - Hello everyone!  I'm re-posting an old blog entry today on how students can start the process of looking for an advisor.  Current students should find a permanent advisor by the end of the first semester on campus.  When you've found a permanent advisor, contact Kathy Smith, smith15illinois [dot] edu, to update your status in our database.  If you are an applicant, please wait to contact faculty until after you have received an offer of admission. ----------------------------------
There's a lot going on in the grad office!

Spring 2017 Semester Wrapping Up...Looking forward to our new students for Fall!

April 18, 2017 - Sorry we have been a little MIA on the blog, we've been so busy wrapping up the semester and getting ready for our incoming fall class.  Today I share with you some photos from our Graduate Student Appreciation Breakfast.  Enjoy!
Recent PhD grad Ritu shares her final blog from MechSE Illinois.

Urbana-Champaign to Cambridge

February 14, 2017 -   Hello World!   This is my final Mechanics of Motion post and I’m so grateful to have had the chance to blog my way through my PhD at MechSE Illinois. Over the years, I’ve tried to document various forms of professional and personal advancement, as well as outreach activities, that I’ve had the opportunity to participate in at UIUC.
If you're pursuing a career in academia, check out these opportunities.

Spring 2017 Academic Career Prep Opportunities for Graduate Students

January 24, 2017 - January 26 / Preparing for Academic Interviews3:30-5:00 p.m., 407 Illini Union Get ready for interviews during the faculty job search process. Presented by: Graduate College  February 2 / Negotiation Strategies4 – 5:30 p.m., 210 Illini Union How can you negotiate for the strongest start in a new job? Presented by: Graduate College  
Spring Career Fairs

Spring 17 Career Fairs for MechSE Students

January 22, 2017 - There are 6 great career fair opportunities taking place this semester.  Don't miss these opportunities to engage with employers about full-time positions and summer internships. January 30 - Engineering Employment EXPO10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., ARC Internship and full-time job opportunities targeting engineering students.Presented by: ECS, Registration: ECS I-Link
If you're headed to industry, check out these great opportunities!

Spring 2017 Industry Career Prep Opportunities!

January 19, 2017 - If you're headed to industry, check out these great opportunities! January 23 / Lunch & Learn: Job Search Basics12:00 – 1:00 p.m., 3300 DCL Learn what events, resources, apps, and websites will maximize your job search efforts. Presented by: ECS Registration: ECS I-Link
Check your inbox!

Spring decisions are out!

November 9, 2016 - Spring Graduate Admission decisions are out! If you haven't received your email notification yet, you will be receiving it very soon.  The Graduate Admissions Committee offers its congratulations to those who were selected for admission. We are busy accepting applications for Fall 2017 admission.  Our priority deadline for Fall is December 15th, and that's just right around the corner!  Contact mechse-gradillinois [dot] edu with any questions about the application process.
Fall semester is full of activity!

Updates from the Graduate Programs Office

October 2, 2016 - We have a lot of updates from the MechSE Graduate Programs Office!
MechSE Grad will be at the following events this year - please stop by and say hello!

MechSE Grad Recruiting 2016-2017

September 18, 2016 - MechSE Grad will be at the following events this year - please stop by and say hello!
Take advantage of these great opportunities!

Industry Career Prep Opportunities for Graduate Students

September 11, 2016 - Students - in case you missed the schedule we emailed you earlier this semester, here's a list of industry career prep opportunities available this semester. Make the most of it!
Headed for a career in academia? Check out these resources.

Academic Career Prep Opportunities for Graduate Students

September 11, 2016 - Students preparing for the academic job search: in case you missed the schedule we sent you, here are the academic career prep opportunities available this semester to assist with your applications. These are great opportunities!
Check out these resources to help you prepare your application.

Are you applying for a National Science Foundation Fellowship?

September 7, 2016 - We encourage eligible students to apply for a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF-GRF).  The NSF-GRF is one of the nation’s premier fellowships for graduate study.  It provides three years of support, with a $34,000 annual stipend, coverage of tuition, and access to international research opportunities.     There are two great services available for MechSE students who are applying – past winners have utilized both of these opportunities.
Ritu shares her experiences introducing 3D printing with the Young Engineers Initiative to young students in Kenya.

Urbana-Champaign to Kenya

September 6, 2016 -  Hello World!   I’d like to take a break from the traditional Mechanics of Motion conference/travel/study abroad style post to talk about something that is very important to me, and that has occupied my spare time for most of this year: The Young Engineers Initiative in Kenya.