wEtrek Visits and Job Shadow Opportunities

wEtrek to Chicago Summer 2018 Program

Engineering Career Services is excited to bring a new program for all eligible College of Engineering incoming freshman and sophomore students.  wEtrek to Chicago offers students the opportunity to visit a company and gain helpful insight into a life as an engineer in a group setting with other students and staff from Engineering Career Services.  Each visit takes place over two hours in the afternoon.  Space is limited for each visit.  You will need to complete a registration form for each visit.  You may participate in more than one visit.  More details for each wEtrek is available in the registration form.  Additional questions can be sent to Lauren Stites.  Companies interested in hosting future wEtrek visits can contact Ulyssia Dennis.

wEtrek to CME Group| July 10, 2018

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CME Group is the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, handling 3 billion contracts worth approximately $1 quadrillion annually (on average). The company provides a marketplace for buyers and sellers, bringing together individuals, companies and institutions that need to manage risk or that want to profit by accepting risk.

Our exchanges – CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX – offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate. As part of our commitment to providing innovative risk-management solutions to the marketplace, CME Group also offers a growing slate of cleared OTC products and services.

Through our CME Globex electronic trading platform, users worldwide are able to access the broadest array of the most liquid financial derivatives markets available anywhere. Additionally, CME Group operates CME Clearing, one of the world’s leading central counterparty clearing providers. By serving as the counterparty to every trade that happens in our markets, we protect the integrity of our markets, virtually eliminating third-party credit risk.

wEtrek to Harting, Inc | July 26, 2018 | Registration Required https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/7792570

Visit HARTING’s North American headquarters in Elgin, IL to learn what you can do with your engineering degree after you graduate. HARTING employs engineers across different disciplines including manufacturing engineering, design engineering, quality engineering, field application engineering, and more. A tour of our production plant will show you what kind of environment our engineers work in, and a hands-on product demonstration will let you see what kinds of products they work with. In addition, you will learn about HARTING’s internship program, which focuses on developing engineers in the discipline that plays to their individual strengths and interests.  Lunch will be provided!

The HARTING Technology Group is a family-owned company based out of Germany that develops and manufactures connectivity solutions for industrial markets.  Our products are used in all types of rugged applications including machinery, transportation, energy, and more.  HARTING is also a leading-edge developer of solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). HARTING employs more than 4,600 people globally and has subsidiary and branch offices in 44 countries. Visit www.HARTING-USA.com to learn more.

wEtrek to BP | August 9, 2018 | Registration Required https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/1534766

BP has a rich, proud history in Chicago that dates back more than a century, and over the years its investments have made it part of the city’s cultural fabric. Through its heritage company Amoco, BP built what was then Chicago’s tallest skyscraper in the 1970s, and today it has downtown offices in the famous Chicago Mercantile Exchange building.  BP’s downtown offices serve as the headquarters of its North American fuels business, including its U.S. pipelines business, while also housing one of the company’s most important trading hubs. These businesses produce, transport, sell and deliver the energy that makes modern life possible.

Participating in a job shadow opportunity can provide you with helpful insight into life as an engineer.  Information for future job shadows will be coming soon.

What companies have participated in the ECS Job Shadow Program in the past?

The following list includes companies that participated in the ECS Job Shadow Program during 2015-16 Winter Break:

  • Akuna Capital
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • Allston Trading
  • American Transmission Company
  • Amped I LLC
  • AT&T
  • Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP
  • Bluewolf Group
  • BP
  • BW Container Systems
  • Capital Construction Solutions, LLC
  • Caterpillar
  • Centric Consulting
  • Chatous
  • CITES Field Consulting
  • Computer Aided Technology
  • Crane Composites, Inc.
  • CSG International
  • Deere & Company
  • Deigan Associates, LLC
  • Dynatest Consulting Inc.
  • Enablon  NA
  • Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (“Fermilab”)
  • FMC Technologies
  • FTI Consulting
  • InContext Solutions
  • Ingersoll Machine Tools
  • Intel Corporation
  • Intermatic Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Hovnanian Homes
  • Kenrich Group LLC, The
  • Lin Engineering, Ltd.
  • McCain Foods
  • McDonough-Whitlow, P.C.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Automation
  • MulticoreWare Inc.
  • One North Interactive LLC
  • Parker Hannifin Corporation
  • Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Plote Construction Inc
  • Prairie Engineers of Illinois, P.C.
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.
  • The McShane Companies
  • ThyssenKrupp Crankshaft Co., LLC.
  • Trunk Club
  • Turner Construction Company
  • V3 Companies Ltd.
  • Whirlpool Corporation
  • Wills Burke Kelsey Associates, Ltd.
  • Wozniak Industries, Inc.

To learn more, contact Engineering Career Services at ecs@engineering.illinois.edu, call (217) 333-1960.