Engineering at Illinois MERGE 2017 Recruitment Event – October 5-7

Dear Trojans,

Want to learn more about graduate engineering programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign?

The Multi-Cultural Engineering Recruitment for Graduate Education (MERGE) program invites promising students like
you to visit campus for an all-expense-paid, in-depth view of the outstanding programs and facilities available to
graduate students at Illinois. The MERGE 2017 program will be held on the Urbana-Champaign campus October 5-7,
2017 ( Travel dates will be October 5 and October 7, 2017.

Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident, currently enrolled in or having recently completed an
accredited curriculum in engineering or physics. Preference will be given to individuals who will be graduating in the
coming year, with a GPA of 3.2 or higher (on a 4.0 point scale), and individuals who will increase the diversity of the
graduate student body.

To receive full consideration, the materials listed below should be submitted no later than August 15, 2017. We
encourage all applicants to submit before leaving for the summer break. If applying after August 15, inquire first by
email to find out if space is available. All applicants will be notified by the week of August 21.

Begin the application. (Link to application:
As part of the application, you will need to:
• Submit an unofficial transcript.
• Submit a statement (no more than 2 pages) addressing your plans for graduate study, including research interests,
career goals, relevant coursework completed, and other educational experiences.
• Submit a detailed resume that outlines research experiences, internships, publications, and leadership experiences.
All questions can be sent to

For more information, click HERE.

Jenny Vazquez-Akim

Author Jenny Vazquez-Akim

Jenny is the Director of Student Engagement and Career Connections in the Viterbi Admission & Student Affairs Division. Jenny manages many of the undergraduate student life programs at Viterbi, as well as the services and programs that connect all Viterbi students with their post-graduate plans. Jenny holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from USC, a Master’s in Public Administration from NYU, and a Doctorate in Education from UCLA.

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