All the skills you need
Engineering students need to do more than learn equations and techniques. They need to identify the passions that motivate them and the personal skills to pursue those passions. The Illinois First-Year Experience (IEFX) helps every Engineering at Illinois student do just that. It’s the only program of its kind at an engineering program of our size. Learn more about the first-year experience.
Student Life / Engineering at Illinois
A main benefit of Engineering at Illinois is the quality of opportunities offered to you outside the classroom. Getting involved builds leadership, friendships, and résumés. Plus, you’ll have a great time!
There are more than 70 professional and honorary engineering societies affiliated with majors in the College. Following is a sample of the groups that you will hear about and may want to get involved with once on campus.