We want to help you make the most of your academic career! You've made a smart investment in your future—your degree will provide you with the information management skills employers are looking for in innovative leaders, whether in corporations, libraries, government, or research institutions. When you pursue a professional degree from the iSchool at Illinois, you join a strong network of students, staff, faculty, and alumni who will support you throughout your career.
Our flexible MS/LIS, MS/IM, and CAS programs give you the unique opportunity to focus on building expertise in a variety of areas of library and information science including data science and analytics, digital libraries, information architecture, knowledge management, social and community informatics, youth services, and more. Our PhD program offers you the chance to receive one-on-one mentorship from faculty with a global reputation for excellence in scholarship. Our advising team can help you navigate these choices, and help you tailor your degree to match your career goals.
At the iSchool, you'll have many opportunities to put your education into practice and network with professionals in the field. Experience in a professional setting can set you apart—employers are looking for graduates who can apply their knowledge and skills in the workplace.
- Assistantships on campus
- Jobs with the Illinois Library
- Campus hourly positions
- Pre-professional opportunities
The Career Services office can help you explore career options, identify opportunities to build your skills, and help with your job search. Not only do we maintain an extensive job board, but you can also receive assistance with writing resumes and cover letters, interviewing skills, and networking. We can also connect you with alumni in your field or in areas of the country in which you want to work through our alumni-student connect program. Roy Brooks, assistant director for career services, can meet with you to get your career development underway!
Whether you choose to study on campus or online, the iSchool community is a vibrant, engaged, and fun group! Be sure to check our events calendar for lectures and meetings of interest, many of which are made available to Leep students via Blackboard. We encourage you to join a number of active student organizations within the School and on campus. And when it is time to take a break from your studies, don't forget to step out and see what Champaign-Urbana has to offer.
For general information and policies, please click on the following links:
- Graduate College Handbook
- Illinois Student Code
- Grievance Policy (Graduate College)
- Audit Policy
- Guidelines for Student Concerns
- Student Travel Support
- Visiting Students Policy
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