Interested in helping the next generation of ECE ILLINOIS students, but not sure where to start? Here are all the different ways you can make a difference.
Come to campus
Coming to campus? Bring your experience.
Recruit students for your company.
Consider participating in a traditional career fair. Or, contact Corporate Relations Coordinator Breanne Ertmer at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about hosting a Tech Talk with one of our student groups.
Speak in a seminar or other forum.
Our students and faculty members host various conferences where alumni speak, as well. To learn more about those opportunities, please contact the Office of Advancement.
Mentor or meet with students through opportunities with student groups or career services.
We can also help you if you’re interested in mentoring or meeting with student groups as they develop their engineering and professional skills. Email us to check in.
Or, serve as a mentor or suggest projects for students to work on in Senior Design, ECE 445. Breanne can give you more information about this, too.
Be a judge during Engineering Open House in March or during an entrepreneurship competition.
Engineering Open House happens each year in March, but registration for volunteer judges begins in the fall. Or, judge one of various entrepreneurship competitions on campus throughout the year. To learn more about both these opportunities, please contact ECE’s advancement office.
Help from Home
Helping is easy. Being on campus may not be.
Participate in our freshman welcome calling program. To get involved, contact the Office of Advancement.
Nominate a fellow alumnus for an on-campus award. Do so by visiting our Alumni Awards page.
Attend an alumni gathering. Start by updating your contact information, so you’ll be sure to get our invitations. If you’re interested in hosting your own event, please connect with our advancement office.
Be a champion at work: you know ECE ILLINOIS is awesome, be sure to tell someone.
Start by downloading our Fact Sheet to print or email as you spread the word.
Remind your recruiting and research and development teams about Illinois and the quality of our students. Our faculty members and graduate students often work with companies on sponsored research projects. Oftentimes, companies forge relationships with graduate student on these projects that build a talent pipeline for recruitment. For more information, contact Breanne.
Say hello online, because your presence makes a difference.
Let us know what you’ve been up to using this page.
While you’re at it, update your contact information so we can keep you in the loop.
Financial contributions are always welcome. With 22,000 alumni, gifts at any level add up to big impact.
Consider donating online to support students, faculty members, research, and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Building.