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

Gain valuable experience

There is no better way to explore your career path and prepare for your future than to get practical experience. We have multiple experiential learning courses for all of our students, including our practicum course. Through practicum, you can earn credit toward your degree while gaining valuable skills and making professional connections that will make help you secure a rewarding job. You also can expand your skills and connections through our Professional Mentor Program. During the course of a semester, you'll talk to your mentor via Skype and, if convenient, plan a half-day job shadow. It's another way we support your career goals and help you establish a professional network that will serve you well in the years to come.

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