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Morrill Engineering Program - University of Illinois
Fall Newsletter

54 students attended EMBARK to move in early and get acquainted with MEP. EMBARK teaches incoming first-year students professional and academic skills, teamwork and a variety of other useful skills. Students also met departmental advisors, participated in a team design project, and completed an Amazing Race competition. Check out our video on the MEP Website!

"I thought Embark was a really great experience for me." - Makomborero Tizora, Electrical Engineering

"My favorite part was when we got to build the water powered generators." - Michelle Calderon, Civil Engineering

"Embark was an amazing way to start college. I was able to make new friends and gain skills in leadership, problem solving, and teamwork!" Dylan Subrin, Civil Engineering

Student Spotlight

Joshua Sanchez is a freshman in Computer Engineering and is the first in his family to attend college. Over the summer, Joshua learned of important campus resources and professional skills through weekly seminars in Summer Scholars. Some of his favorite events were riding in horse-drawn chariots and attending the local 4th of July fireworks show.

"I learned how to effectively use my time on campus by establishing good study habits for classes."

ECS Career Fair

Many of our students attended the Engineering Career Services Career Fair on September 7th and 8th. This year over 350 employers participated. Numerous students connected with MEP alumni that returned for the career fair.

"I thought a lot of good companies went, and I was able to get some pretty cool swag."Felipe Fregoso, Electrical Engineering

"All employers were friendly and if you were not the type of candidate they were looking for, they would redirect you to a position beneficial to what you want to do as a career." Ugonna Oduocha, Chemical Engineering

"I was able to get an interview the next day after attending career fair" - Sergio Navar, General Engineering

"The ECS career fair is a bundle of great opportunities that applies to all types of engineering majors." Charles Ekwueme, Computer Engineering

S.O.S. Retreat

This is the last week to sign up for the S.O.S. Retreat. This year it will be held September 30 - October 1, 2016 at Allerton Park and Retreat Center in Monticello, Illinois. For more information, please see our website.

Students: sign up here and see Victoria Woods in 206 Engineering Hall or Andrea Wynn in 210 Engineering Hall to pay your $5 refundable registration fee.

Alumni: sign up here and contact Craig Griffin ( if you would like to facilitate a workshop or if you plan to attend.