Give Back

Show Up. Stand Up. Speak Up. Step Up.

There are countless ways that you can connect with Illinois ECE. And each one has a tremendous impact—on our students, our programs, and our ability to provide the world’s best companies, labs, and universities with tomorrow’s brightest minds.

Ways to Connect

You’ve got talent and passion. We’ve got students who are eager to learn and grow. Consider this your guide to giving back—it includes ways to help from both near and far. We hope you’ll use it to make a difference in the life of an Illinois ECE student today.

Return to the campus that shaped your past and become a part of its future.

As an esteemed alum, we invite you to come back and connect with the passionate students engineering the future. To learn more about your options, please contact us.

Student Recruitment

Sometimes you have an immediate position that you need to fill, and sometimes you just want to see what’s out there. Career fairs and Tech Talks with student organizations provide two simple ways to connect with students and assess their skills and interests. Another strategy for recruiting students: post your job online so they can apply.

Learn about campus career fairs Post your job online for our students

Public Speaking

If you’ve got the message, we’ve got the forum—from ECE Explorations for undergraduate students to major conference events.

Mentoring Opportunities

Maybe it’s a student group that could use your leadership over the long haul. Or maybe it’s an intrepid troop of robotic designers needing your advice on a semester project. Either way, mentoring offers a wonderful way to encourage, inspire, and ultimately recruit potential talent.

Mentor Senior Design students Learn more about our student organizations

Judging Events

Connect with students exploring their passion as part of an Illinois ECE judging panel. From the annual Engineering Open House to various entrepreneurship competitions, there are many opportunities for you to share your experience and insights. Registration for volunteer EOH judges begins in the fall.

To learn more, drop us a line

Helping is easy.
But being on campus may not be.

Make a difference, even if you can't make it back. Whether it’s encouraging new students or connecting with seasoned alumni, there are a lot of ways to show your support for Illinois ECE. Get in touch to learn more about these opportunities.

Share your story

Illinois ECE alumni are making  an impact across the globe in so many different ways. Share your experiences from campus and knowledge from your career and the real world with our current  and future students. Take a few moments to fill out our Ten Answers form and we will add new features here.

Alumni Awards

Know an unsung hero who’s making a difference with their work? Help our department recognize those achievements with an alumni award.

Nominate an outstanding alumna or alumnus for an ECE award

Alumni Gatherings

Alumni gatherings are a great way to reconnect with old friends and welcome new graduates to the fold. If you can’t make it back to one of our on-campus events, consider hosting your own. And don’t forget to update your contact information so that we can let you know about future alumni events.

Be a Champion at Work

If you believe in the quality of our graduates, spread the word. Use our fact sheet to remind your recruiting team or talk to research and development about the many exciting collaboration opportunities available at Illinois ECE. The relationships you forge with students working on these projects can create a steady pipeline for new employees who are familiar with your company and invested in your goals.

Connect with Us for More Resources

Join the conversation. Connect with us online.

Share your insights, network with other alumni, and learn the latest Illinois ECE news.

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Update Your Contact Information

It doesn’t take much. With 22,000 alumni, even the smallest gift can make a major difference. From a simple, one-time donation to an endowed chair, you can help ensure the excellence of the students, faculty, and facilities at Illinois ECE with your gift today.