Student Recruitment

Connect with the STEM leaders of tomorrow

Grainger Engineering alumni are some of the most sought after members of the workforce, so get a foot in the door early for recruiting Grainger Engineering students for internships and for jobs after graduation.

Reaching Our Students

The Office of Research and the Corporate Relations staff in the Office of Advancement work individually with you to ensure that your company needs are met through your support to the College. Depending on your corporate goals, you may be interested in providing financial support for one or more of the following:

  • Student programs and activities
  • Undergraduate scholarships and/or graduate fellowships Student organizations
  • Department programs and activities
  • Research and faculty projects
  • Student recruiting and professional development programs
  • College events
  • Outreach activities

Student Recruitment Opportunities

We are committed to fostering relationships between students and organizations through education and research. In addition to traditional ways of engaging graduate students, companies will discover new ways of engaging the undergraduate population. Let us help you find the right connection for your interests.

"I'm interning as a software engineer at Signal in Chicago this semester, and this company is fantastic! I love the open office format, the stand-up meetings, and the coding experience I'm gaining here."

Riqui Li, Computer Science '20
Watch Riqui describe her experience

City Scholars

The Grainger College of Engineering’s City Scholars program is building Chicago’s tech pipeline by pairing our outstanding graduates with renowned corporations in the city. Partnering with the City Scholars program can help corporations in Chicago identify, hire, and retain some of the world’s most talented engineers and computer scientists to compete with coastal markets and grow an elite tech workforce in the city.

Build a Partnership Through City Scholars

Research Park

Located on the University of Illinois campus, the Research Park is home to more than 120+ companies and is rapidly growing, employing 2,100 people in high-technology careers and cultivating innovative startups. At any given time, more than 800 student interns are gaining valuable experiential learning and work experience while making real contributions to internal corporate R&D and product development programs.

Learn More About Corporate Innovation Happening at Research Park