Structural Engineering Graduate Student Organization

Hello & Welcome!

Welcome to the UIUC Structural Engineering Graduate Student Organization (SEGSO) webpage. SEGSO is an organization created by graduate students to improve the graduate school experience. Our purpose is to organize and plan professional, academic and social events for the betterment of Structural Engineering graduate students at UIUC.

Recent Happenings & Events

2016 SEGSO Chicago Professional Weekend

The 2016 SEGSO Chicago Professional Weekend is just around the corner! This year, our weekend trip to Chicago to network with local professionals and experience the city will be held from Friday, September 23, to Saturday, September 24. Registration details have already been sent out via e-mail, if you didn’t receive an e-mail let us know at

What? A two-day tour of Chicago from a structural engineering perspective, including:

  • Transportation to/from Chicago and overnight lodging downtown
  • Professional panel session, networking, office visits…
  • Food!

When? Friday, September 23 – Saturday, September 24, 2016

Where? Chicago, IL, USA

Posted on August 31, 2016

Structural Intern Opportunity at Parsons

The Parsons Chicago office is looking for structural engineering graduate students to apply for an internship opportunity in the summer of 2016. If you are interested in this great opportunity please see the flyer for more details.

Posted on March 14, 2016

SEGSO Fall Potluck Recap

Thanks to everybody who showed up for the SEGSO potluck. It was a great success and we will be having more of these social activities in the future.

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Posted on November 8, 2015

Job Opportunity with Alfred Benesch & Company

Alfred Benesch & Company are looking to bring on 1 or 2 entry level engineers who have their MS degree. Follow the link here to Benesch’s Careers page to apply.

Posted on November 8, 2015

Scholarship for the Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions

Applications for the Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions, approved and financially sponsored by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme, are opened up to January 15, 2016.

This Master Course is organized by a Consortium of leading European Universities/Research Institutions in the field, composed by University of Minho (coordinating institution, Portugal), the Technical University of Catalonia (Spain), the Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic), the University of Padua (Italy) and the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences(Czech Republic). The course combines the most recent advances in research and development with practical applications.

A significant number of scholarships, ranging from 4,000 to 25,000 Euro, are available to students of any nationality.

Please find full details on the MSc programme, as well as electronic application procedure, on the website

Posted on November 8, 2015

Job Opportunity at Arup

Arup is beginning their recruiting for new graduate hires! See the poster for information on how to apply.

Posted on October 19, 2015

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Program (EAPSI) now calling for applicants

In partnership with the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), the Royal Society of New Zealand administers the East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Program (EAPSI).

Each year, the EAPSI program provides 15 U.S. graduate students in science and engineering first-hand research experience to conduct research in New Zealand laboratories and to initiate personal relationships with their New Zealand counterparts. The program also introduces the students to New Zealand science policy infrastructure and provides an orientation to New Zealand culture. Participants in the program represent a wide variety of research areas and are hosted by various institutions, including universities and crown research institutes across New Zealand.

  • This message is to advise that the U.S.-based call for applicants is currently open. In 2015, the NSF will select 15 excellent students to visit New Zealand beginning June 2016
  • The submission deadline for applications is Thursday, November 5, 2015
  • Please note that applicants to the EAPSI program must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • The Royal Society of New Zealand will support the 8-week visit, hosting a 2-day Orientation program for the successful Fellows in Wellington, New Zealand.

More information on the program, including specific application requirements, is available at the NSF website:

Posted on October 6, 2015

Kiewit Job Openings

Kiewit currently has job openings for both full-time MS structural graduates and summer internships. Anyone interested is welcome to contact Seth Hoffman directly for more information:


Structural Engineer


Kiewit Plaza, Omaha, NE 68131­

402-938-4544 office

402-290-9345 cell

402-271-2874 fax

Posted on October 6, 2015

SE Apprentice Web Seminar Series

Are you a Student in Civil/Structural Engineering who would like to learn additional technical information to help you start your career as a structural engineer?

Carrie Bremer, PE of Schaefer and Stephen Metz, PE of SMBH are excited to be involved in SE Apprentice, aimed at bringing examples of real-world engineering problems to students.

In a carefully crafted series of presentations, Carrie and Stephen will guide students through the design of an actual project – the South Central Chiller Plant Generator Building at The Ohio State University. This series aims to present ideas and concepts not typically learned in class, and combine these with real world knowledge of how a building and project come together, to help give students an idea of what to expect on a project they would work on in the office.

Currently on the schedule for SE Apprentice are the following four live web seminars:

Session 1: Loads; What are they and Where do they Come From?

Thursday, October 15th:  6:00 – 7:00 pm EDT

Session 2: Structural Systems and Load Paths

Wednesday, October 28th:  6:00 – 7:00 pm EDT

Session 3: Design and Coordination

Thursday, November 12th:  6:00 – 7:00 pm EST

Session 4: Contract Documents

Wednesday, November 18th:  6:00 – 7:00 pm EST


All sessions will begin at 6pm Eastern Time, and last for 60 minutes.

These sessions will be most applicable to Seniors and Graduate Students, and may also be helpful for younger students.

Posted on October 6, 2015

Assistant Professor of Steel & Composite Structures – TU Delft, Netherlands

The Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at the TU Delft seeks a candidate for a position as Assistant Professor in the area of Steel and Composite Structures. The chair focuses on advanced, innovative and experimental modelling techniques for the analysis and design of steel structures, steel concrete structures and structures using fibre-reinforced polymers. Experimental and computational methods for conventional, hybrid and high-performance materials and structures are part of the research domain. Particular emphasis is placed on the sustainable, safe and environmentally-friendly structural design and analysis of steel and composite structures. Key topics are fatigue, monitoring and lifetime prediction of steel and composite structures. Candidates should be able to develop new, innovative and relevant research programmes. The ability to translate research into a balanced Bachelor’s and advanced Master’s programme is important, in addition to conducting research and obtaining funding.


Department/faculty Civil Engineering and Geosciences

Level              PhD degree (prof)

Hours per week     38

Location           Delft

Contract           Tenure track

Salary             €3324 to €4551 per month gross

Closing date       01-10-2015 (October 1, 2015)


For more information about this offer, please see

To know more about the Tenure Track and the personal development programme, please

Posted on September 14, 2015
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