Research Park Block Party

Block Party 2023

2023 Research Park Block Party
Thursday, Aug. 31
5-6:30 PM
Atkins Building Patio & Lawn, Corner of First St. and St. Mary’s Road

Students interested in attending, please register here.

Come out to network, meet companies and learn more about the Research Park’s year-round internship opportunities and full-time job options. Last year, we had more than 700 students attend our Block Party event in person. The Block Party gives students a chance to interact with Research Park employers in an informal setting.

Companies that Attended the 2022 Block Party 

This event is held outside on the Atkins Building lawn and patio, behind the building located at 1800 S. Oak Street. The patio faces First Street and the I-Hotel and Conference Center.

See photos from 2021 here. 

Procter & Gamble booth at Block Party
Research Park Block Party – 2019

FAQ’s about the Research Park Block Party

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. Located on the southern part of campus and situated in a park-like setting, it has 18 buildings with offices, labs, and more.

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. Do Research Park companies hire freshmen?

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

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

The intersection of multiple skill sets and talents is highly valued by Research Park companies. Check out our job board for more info and to apply.