Career Support

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We're here to help

As one of the nation's top schools for information professionals, we not only provide you with the education you need to lead the field, we support you as you explore and establish your career path. Our knowledgeable staff will help you examine career options, identify learning opportunities, and navigate the job search.

Our career services team provides*:

  • Writing guidance for resumés and cover letters
  • Interview prep
  • Assistance in identifying practicum, internship, and experiential learning opportunities
  • Job search help
  • Mentoring
  • Assistance for international students navigating CPT 
  • Connections with working professionals who can answer your career questions

*Services apply to currently enrolled students in the iSchool. Non-degree and continuing education students may receive only one session until they become degree seeking; alumni are eligible for one career advising session after graduation.

David Alegre

I acquired too many skills to count. I gained experience using data visualization and 3D modeling tools, and I now have a strong foundation within Microsoft Power apps. I also gained a valuable networking toolkit and confidence in myself and my soft skills. The internship with PepsiCo really helped me understand the type of work I would like to do in my career.

David Alegre, BS/IS student
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Gain valuable experience

There is no better way to explore your career path and prepare for your future than to get practical experience. Our experiential learning courses provide opportunities for self-assessment, career exploration, internships, job search readiness, and career management. You can earn credit toward your degree while gaining valuable skills and making connections that will make help you secure a rewarding job. (Once a student accepts an internship offer, professional and ethical guidelines dictate that that the acceptance is considered final and the student should cease participating in job interviews with other employers.)

In addition, University of Illinois studentshave access to a powerful online network of diverse mentors. Joining and engaging with Illini Link can help you build connections with alumni and non-alumni professionals, both local and global.

Explore job opportunities

Our School is highly regarded, and employers from across the country actively recruit our talented graduates. We make it easy to find opportunities through Handshake, a powerful tool for sharing entry-level jobs, hourly positions, internships, practicums, volunteer opportunities, and campus assistantships. Employers can search student profiles and public resumés. Sign-in to Handshake with your NetID and password to get started.

Got a job?

Help other students by sharing information about your jobs and internships. Submit your job title, employer, location, and salary information to help iSchool students understand what kind of opportunities are available. 

Students: Have questions? I can help!

Rebecca Hodson
Rebecca Hodson, Assistant Director of Career Services

Employers: Have questions? I can help!

Michele Plante
Michele Plante, Assistant Director of Employer Relations