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Engineering Career Services: COVID-19 Impact on Recruiting
Like many of you, we have been closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Our number one priority will always be the health and safety of our students, employers, staff, and community. As such, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has currently suspended face-to-face instruction and many in-person activities and events. In light of this guidance, Engineering Career Services has suspended all in-person networking and recruiting events.   As your recruiting partner, we are committed to supporting your recruitment of Grainger Engineering students, especially during this unique environment. We encourage you to share with us any changes to your recruiting practices or hiring needs. We also ask that:
-All scheduled interviews with students should be conducted through electronic platforms.
-If you have any Illinois students who have accepted offers of employment or who will be interning at your location, please be sure to update them on your operating status and guidelines. We have encouraged students to discuss their concerns directly with you.
-NACE offers tips for adapting internships and creating successful remote internships.

The career services team is working remotely but is maintaining regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:30am -5:00pm CST) and can be reached by phone (217.333.1960) or email ( Should you have any questions or concerns, we welcome you to contact us!  

For the latest information on COVID-19 and the University of Illinois response, please go to  

At the Grainger College of Engineering, our students do the impossible every day, so Engineering Career Services is proud to be a part of their academic and professional journeys. With over 10,000 students and 15 engineering majors, our office provides support to students as they navigate their career development and path. By means of workshops, department outreach, and career fairs, our office provides a variety of ways for employers to connect with the most prepared and talented engineering students in the world.  

With numerous top rankings, The Grainger College of Engineering is home to several top engineering programs thanks to rigorous curricula, innovative faculty and staff, as well as students who rise and succeed in everything they do. The college’s undergraduate engineering program is ranked 6th overall in the U.S. News and World Report (Sept. 2019) and many of the departments hold steady within the nation’s top 10 programs

Beyond academia, our students also excel beyond graduation. Whether they continue to graduate programs or enter the industry, our students are prepared to succeed and go onto make significant contributions to groundbreaking research, tech startups, and pioneering practices at companies all over the world. To get a glimpse into our students’ success, check out the 2018-2019 Illini Success report to access post-graduation plans here.  

See the 2018-2019 Undergraduate Department reports:

Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Aerospace Engineering
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical Science & Engineering
Nuclear, Plasma, & Radiological Engineering

NEW! See the 2018-2019 Graduate Reports here:

Masters Report
Doctoral Report

Professional Masters of Engineering (MEng) Reports
MEng – Bioengineering
MEng – Electrical & Computer Engineering
MEng – Energy Systems
MEng – Mechanical Engineering
MS – Financial Engineering

Connect with our team to learn more!

1,700 BS / 900 MS
degrees conferred annually

BS placement rate

average BS starting salary

average MS starting salary

Thank you to our corporate partners!

Boeing | BP America | Caterpillar | Chevron Corporation | Crowe LLP | Ebco | Harting | Micron | Next Capital | Phillips 66 | Shell Oil Company

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