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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.

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    Illini entrepreneurs hire next generation of tech talentJuly 22, 2020

    Quicket Solutions—a Chicago startup led by two U of I graduates—is doing its part to bring the next generation of Illini engineering talent to the city. Christiaan Burner and Akshay Singh founded Quicket Solutions in 2014, a year before graduating from the University of Illinois: Burner from the Gies College of Business and Singh from […]

  • 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 […]

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