Engage Students

As a materials science and engineering alum, you are our greatest asset in helping inspire and developing career paths for the next generation of materials scientists and engineers. Explore all of the ways you can contribute to the future.

Ways to Engage Students

Explore all of unique opportunities our alumni can engage with current undergraduate and graduate students.

Contributing a senior design project that has direct relevance to your company’s needs can provide students with experiences that have potential for real-world impact and enrich our undergraduate curriculum. Advising a group of students may be an excellent recruiting opportunity for your company. For more information, contact course instructor Matt Goodman.

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Connect with top-tier student talent in materials science and engineering. If you have internships or fulltime positions for current students or openings for recent graduates, contact the MatSE office at matse@illinois.edu or Engineering Career Services at engineering@illinois.edu.

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Alumni are encouraged to return to campus to talk to materials science and engineering students about their careers and companies. To set up a visit, contact MatSE's engagement coordinator Reid Lasley or associate director of Advancement Ethan Scott.

Connect with a student looking for mentorship opportunities on our LinkedIn page.

Learn about the many ways to support the great work our faculty and students do.

Inspire and guide a new generation of students and also help develop their career paths.

Propose a project and/or advise a team of about 4 undergraduate students during the spring semester.