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Grainger Engineers are well-rounded to say the least. You get hands-on experience alongside world renowned researchers. Create world-changing innovations and start-ups. Get personalized help from tutors and advisors. Meet and work with experts from around the world in state-of-the art facilities. And make life-long friends while gaining valuable experience in student organizations.

Whether your dream includes forming your own company, landing your dream job, or continuing your education, these opportunities begin the moment you step foot on our campus.

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50%

of undergraduates participate in research 

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Locally-owned restaurants

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NCAA Division I varsity sports programs in the Big Ten Conference

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Unique university housing options for students

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Engineering-specific Student Organizations (RSO's)

Grainger Engineering Student Resources

ARISE is a 5-year program that provides academically talented students from low-income backgrounds with support and preparation to successfully earn their engineering degrees.

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CARE offers group and individual study space, workshops, exam review sessions, computer workstations, and tutoring.

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City Scholars spend a semester living, working, and studying in Chicago in fields like software engineering, data science, trading, and analysis. Students receive credit for a full course-load and are paid for their work.

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ECS provides students and employers with career management services, including career fairs, resumé and cover letter reviews, workshops, networking opportunities, and more.

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EISP provides opportunities to enhance international and domestic student success through academic, professional, and leadership development.

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The First-Year Engineering Undeclared program lets students spend a school year exploring the different majors we offer. Once the year is up, students declare their majors and jump right in.

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GFX is an interdisciplinary program designed to enhance the learning experience of every first-year engineering student. Programs include summer scholars courses, orientation classes, hands-on electives, and more.

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ISUR is a structured two-semester research experience with a research learning community. Students learn the research process, develop their skills, and gain experience.

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IPENG provides students with the information and resources to participate in study abroad programs, which includes advising, financial aid opportunities, and application assistance.

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The James Scholar Program recognizes academically outstanding students, promotes curricular/co-curricular growth, and prepares students to stand out in their future endeavors.

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MEP aims to empower African American, Hispanic, and Native American engineering students, support their success as scholars, and help them achieve excellence in engineering.

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Recruits, admits, and retains qualified transfer students from other colleges on campus, community colleges, and four-year colleges.

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WIE is dedicated to providing a supportive environment for engineering students and offers camps, mentoring and leadership courses, advising, and professional development workshops.

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WYSE introduces pre-college students to active college students, and together they explore engineering and the sciences through hands-on, minds-on activities.

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