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Illini Success 

Each year, the Illini Success Initiative surveys graduates from the university to find out what they are doing after
graduation. Here is a snapshot of self-reported data for our graduates who earned a bachelor’s degree in
bioengineering during the academic year 2019-2020 (most recent data).

80%

Students reporting having an internship or co-op during their degree program

$6.4K

Average signing bonus for students starting their first full-time position after graduation

$65K

Average starting salary for students starting their first full-time position after graduation

Sample of graduate schools 

About half of our undergraduate students continue to further their education after receiving a B.S degree from the department of bioengineering. These programs can include medical school, dental school, law school and research-focused M.S./Ph.D. programs:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
  • Johns Hopkins University 
  • Northwestern University
  • Boston University 
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine (Chicago) 
  • Stanford University
  • The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Sample of employers

Top companies in medical devices, pharmaceuticals and consulting hire our undergraduate students for summer internships and full-time employment after graduation:

  • Abbott
  • AbbVie
  • Accenture
  • Baxter
  • Deloitte
  • Eli Lilly & Co. 
  • Medtronic
  • Medline
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Sample of positions

About half of our students who graduate are employed in full-time roles in industry. Here are some typical position titles:

  • Associate product manager 
  • Business technology analyst 
  • Bioprocess engineer
  • Clinical research associate 
  • Consultant scientist
  • Design assurance engineer
  • Operations analyst 
  • Regulatory affairs associate
  • Sensor hardware engineer
  • Technology development associate

BIOE Undergraduate Contacts

Maddie Darling UIUC Bioengineering

MADDIE DARLING
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Programs
1240C Everitt Laboratory, M/C-278
1406 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Jake Spinnato, undergraduate academic advisor for the department of bioengineering at UIUC

JAKE SPINNATO
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
1240B Everitt Laboratory, M/C-278
1406 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Have a question?  Don’t hesitate to reach out!  We offer both virtual and in-person advising options.

Email: bioe-ugradprograms@illinois.edu
Phone: (217) 300-8066 

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