As the end of the school year and graduation for the class of 2019 is approaching, I felt like it would be a good time to write about all of the wonderful career resources the university has to offer. Seeking out internships or employment opportunities can seem like a daunting task, especially if you don’t know where to begin. That is why the University of Illinois has a plethora of resources for students to take advantage of and help you go land the internship or job you are seeking!
Regardless of your major, every college at the University of Illinois has its own career services. These career services are a great resource for helping you achieve your professional goals beyond college. They can help you by reviewing your resume, informing you of internship and professional opportunities, or even help you plan for graduate programs if you want to seek an advanced degree or a career in academia. Many colleges even host specialized events, for instance, the College of Media hosts a professional networking event called “Media Career Night” where you can ask a panel of Illinois College of Media alumni questions about career opportunities and network with them face to face. Other colleges at the university host college-specific career fairs or career and networking events.
Another awesome campus career resource is our Career Center on Wright Street, located just steps away from Altgeld Hall and the Illini Union Bookstore. The Career Center offers many similar resources as the college career services (i.e. resume critiques, personal statement reviews, etc.), but also offer mock interviews, career coaching, LinkedIn reviews, and more! The world is full of opportunities and the University of Illinois offers fantastic services that will help prepare you. Be sure to take advantage of these resources when seeking opportunities.