Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Many of the Department's faculty and staff employ undergraduate students to work in their labs, on their research, or in their fields. Students may also have the opportunity to get credit for working on projects with faculty members.
Career & Placement Services
Within the Department
The Department is regularly contacted by companies and individuals looking to employ our students. Fliers for positions are posted on bulletin boards near the north end of the building on both the first and second floors. Emails are sent out with job and internship information. Announcements are posted on the Departmental Job Board. Contact the Student Academic Program Coordinator, Anne Marie Boone for more information.
From the College and University
The College of ACES provides many career services to its students. They host workshops, graduate college panels, and career fairs, offer career and interest assessments, provide resume review services, and hold mock interviews. Their services are open to anyone in the Department although they are more relevant for TSM students.
ECS hosts workshops, resume reviews, mock interviews, career fairs, and corporate interviews. ECS serves as a liaison between engineering students and employers. Their services are open to anyone in the Department.
The campus-wide TCC offers many of the same services as the college-based centers offer. Their services are available to all Illinois students, graduate students, and alumni.
The student clubs affiliated with the Department offer opportunities for professional development including participation in regional, national, and international meetings and conferences and the chance to interact with alumni and other professionals.
Going to Graduate School
Many of our undergraduate students go on to graduate school. Whether you choose to continue your education at Illinois or go elsewhere, you should make an informed choice.
We currently offer programs at the MS and PhD level in Agricultural Engineering. See some examples of research currently being done in the Department.
Picking a Program
Here are some helpful hints on how to select a graduate program.
Fundamentals of Engineering Exam
The first step to become certified as a Professional Engineer is to take the Fundamentals of Engineering exam , formerly known as the EIT.