City Scholars Leverages University of Illinois’ World Renowned Grainger College of Engineering to Connect Chicago’s Growing Tech Companies with Top Talent.

Students gain valuable experience through this semester-long study and work program in Chicago where they go behind the scenes of Chicago’s tech sector. Partner with the Grainger College of Engineering to identify, hire, and retain leading students to compete with coastal markets and build Chicago’s tech workforce.

  • City Scholars succeed despite COVID-19 challengesMay 12, 2020

    Over half of the Spring 2020 City Scholars are returning to Chicago for an internship or job and over 90% of those who received an offer to stay in Chicago have accepted it.

  • Expanding BP’s tech pipelineJuly 15, 2019

    BP America offered two computer science students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) internships during the spring semester to work with Information Technology & Services teams at BP’s downtown Chicago location. Chicago serves as the headquarters of BP’s North American fuels business, including its U.S. pipelines business, while also housing one of the […]

  • City Scholars Impress at JPMorgan ChaseJune 27, 2019

    City Scholars has been a huge success for JPMorgan Chase in attracting talent from University of Illinois’ Grainger College of Engineering. Seventy-five percent of students from the company’s first class of interns accepted an offer for full-time employment starting this summer. “We were impressed from the beginning,” said Steve Benni, an Executive Director in JPMorgan […]

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