• Illinois fingerprints are all over the world
  • you can have a big Impact with the best and brightest minds
  • you'll be among world class talent who will Invent the future
  • you can Innovate ideas that make a difference
  • you'll be Inspired by faculty who are respected around the world

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  • Illinois CE graduates have the skills to solve complex structural, architectural, and materials engineering problems.

    Mark Schmidt, S.E.,
    Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

  • At Greeley and Hansen, we actively recruit graduates from this cutting-edge program. Illinois has a long history of attracting and developing the brightest students into outstanding professionals.

    Andrew W. Richardson,
    CEO, Greeley and Hansen

  • As an alumnus of this program, I know firsthand the value of a U of I education. Almost 20 percent of our nationwide professionals are U of I graduates, providing a real-world testimonial to CEE's program.

    Sergio "Satch" Pecori,
    President and CEO, Hanson Professional Services Inc.

  • As a global leader in consulting, engineering, and construction, CH2M HILL is looking for some of the brightest minds from the University of Illinois.

    Nicole Sulzen, PHR,
    College Relations Liaison, Talent Acquisition and Deployment Center

  • Illinois is one of our top recruiting priorities every year. There has always been a strong presence of U of I graduates at SOM, and we feel it is very important to maintain a close relationship with the program.

    James J. Pawlikowski, S.E.,
    Associate Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

  • Graduates from the University of Illinois come out of school better prepared than many of their counterparts from other universities in terms of their ability to immediately contribute to project work.

    Greg Fischer,
    Senior Vice President, Shannon & Wilson Inc.

  • U of I's CEE program is always my first choice for recruiting top talent into our industry. The program produces more first-round draft choices than Michigan's athletic department.

    Pat McGowan,
    Vice President, W.E. O'Neil Construction Company

  • Our goal is to hire the best young talent available. The Illinois graduates we have hired over the years have proven that its CEE program is one of the best anywhere.

    Cindy Moss,
    Senior Associate, Walter P. Moore and Associates Inc.

  • It takes people with a rare combination of expertise and enthusiasm to solve challenging structural problems­. The CEE program at Illinois consistently provides us those kind of people.

    Bill Nugent,
    President, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

  • Perhaps the most important career decision I made was to go to Illinois for grad school.

    William F. Baker, P.E., S.E., FlStructE (MS 80),
    Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

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