Research Park Student Open House

 
 
The Research Park welcomes all University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students to our annual Research Park Open House on Thursday, Sept. 6.

+ Come learn about internship and career opportunities as well as take a tour of the park, and participate in a networking session. Tours will start at 4PM and start every 10 minutes until 5 p.m.

+ Gear up for the Fall recruiting season by practicing your career fair pitch or getting your resume reviewed by career services representatives from across campus starting at 5:15, at 2100 S. Oak.

+ In addition, meet professionals and students who work in the park during our networking session from 5:15 to 7PM at 2100 S. Oak St. with company representatives from around the park.

+ Food will be provided. We hope to see you there.

Agenda: 
  • Tours start promptly at 4pm and go off every 10 minutes until 5pm
  • Networking begins at 5:15pm at Ameren building, with career services there helping students career fair prep from 5:15-6pm.
  • There will be drinks and snacks at the networking portion of the event.
  • There will be raffles held at 5:30PM and 6:30PM. Every attendee is automatically entered to win, but only those who stay can accept the prize (research park swag bag).
  • Concludes by 7 pm

 
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FAQ's about Research Park Student Open House

1. What is the University of Illinois Research Park?

The Research Park at the University of Illinois is a leading technology hub that cultivates startups and accelerates corporate innovation.

2. How many companies are located within the Research Park?

The Research Park is home to over 120 different companies and growing.

3. How many student interns are employed at Research Park?

Over 800 student interns work gaining valuable experiences and making real contributions to companies within the Research Park.

4. What is the attire for the Research Park Open House?

Casual attire is recommended. Bring walking shoes for the tour. If you need special accommodations, please do not hesitate to let us know. 

5. How do I get to the Research Park Student Open House? 

Take the 1S Yellow Hopper and stop at First and Hazelwood. If you are driving, feel free to park at the EnterpriseWorks lot - it's free. The parking lot is located off Oak Street. 

6. Do Research Park companies hire freshmen?

Yes, the University of Illinois Research Park employs freshmen to PhD students. 

7. What majors do companies within the Research Park hire?

All majors are encouraged to apply.

8. Which companies are participating this year?


AARP

Caterpillar

John Deere

AB InBev

COUNTRY Financial

Jump Trading

AbbVie

EarthSense

LifeFoundry

ADM

ForcePoint

Petronics

AGCO|GSI

Froberg Aerospace LLC

Phi Optics

Ameren

Granular

Quicket

Amobee

Graybar

Synchrony

AXIS

IllinoisVENTURES

Syngenta

Brunswick

IMO

TekMill

Capital One

Intelinair