CAREER SERVICES NEWSLETTER
The iSchool provides our students with a variety of opportunities, including Career Support (TechTalks, Career Fair, Field Trips, Employer Relations, Workshops), Research, Student Groups, Social Events, Mentor Program, Advising, Study Abroad, and so much more! We place an emphasis your holistic student experience with individualized support and development. Below you will find various opporunities and resources for career services.
We encourage students to get involved in iSchool and campus events to build your skills, network, and professional experiences. Find more: opportunities & involvement page
If you have questions about career fairs, job applications, networking, and other iSchool programs, please contact an iSchool Careers staff member.
Need advice? Make an appointment with Rebecca Hodson, Assistant Director of Career Services
iSchool Resources Guide- Summer 2020
iSchool BSIS Career Services: Ask Me Anything ~ Resumes & Handshake
Aug 12, 2020 4:00 - 5:00 pm | Zoom
Ask Rebecca Hodson, Assistant Director of iSchool Career Services anything about Resumes and Handhake (campus resource for finding jobs, internships, and career/networking events). She will provide general information about these areas, and then answer any questions attendees have. Individual resume/handshake drop-in hours will be available starting in the fall for iSchool students.! Please register for this event in advance to receive the zoom information. Organizer: Rebecca Hodson & Melissa/Tony, iSchool. You may Register up until the time of the event!
iSchool BSIS Career Services: Get to know Rebecca Hodson, iSchool Career Services
Aug 19, 2020 4:00 - 5:00 pm | Zoom
Get to know the Assistant Director of Career Services for the iSchool, Rebecca Hodson and learn more about the Career Services the iSchool provides for our undergraduate students. This is a great way to prepare for the upcoming fall semester! Please register for this event in advance to receive the zoom information. Organizer: Rebecca Hodson & Melissa/Tony, iSchool. You may Register up until the time of the event
Are you interested in putting your computer and technical skills to good use? Do you like working with a variety of people? If so, then you should think about becoming one of the U of I Tech Volunteers at Clark-Lindsey Village (a retirement community located just south of campus at Windsor and Race). The U of I Tech Help at CLV Project started as a service-learning opportunity 12.5 years ago. Students spend an hour on Friday afternoons (from 3-4 pm) in the CLV library helping residents with basic tech-related issues ranging from document formatting and setting up email on mobile devices to troubleshooting printers and using FaceTime, and everything else in between! Check out this 2013 YouTube video about the project!
Use your skills to make a positive impact in someone else’s life! Become a Tech Volunteer! Bring a friend!! Help spread the word! This project is open to anyone on campus- not just INFO students.
If you are interested in participating this summer or in the fall, please send Karin Readel an email (email@example.com) to be added to the list.
INTERNSHIPS, VOLUNTEERING, & INVOLVEMENT
Beckwith Residental Support Services - Hiring Personal Assistants
Women's Resource Center Internships The WRC is now accepting applications for our Fall 2020 internships. Applications for the Fall 2020 semester are currently OPEN, and will remain open until all positions are filled. The three different positions are Programming Intern, Graphic Design Intern, and Marketing & Communications Intern. Position descriptions can be found below. Applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview during finals week, or as applications are received.
To apply, please complete this form: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/3244939. Also note that you will be asked to upload PDF files of your cover letter, resume, and portfolio / work sample (Graphic Design applicants only) at the end of the form. If you have any questions, please direct them to Clare Conway at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internship Opportunities with Research Park
Click here to check out the Research Park Job Board and see all of their openings.
Illini Atheletics, Street Team - Fighting Illini Marketing Team
Join the Fighting Illini Marketing Team and gain valuable sports marketing, advertising and event presentation experience. Prepare yourself for a post-graduate career in sports marketing. Please submit your resume and a cover letter to Giana O'Connor at email@example.com to apply. In your cover letter, please state what qualifies you for the position and what you could bring to our team in this role.
Illinois Deep Tech Accelerator | APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 10
Apply for our new program and learn how to commercialize your technology from experts, all while getting course credit! Get coaching from entrepreneurs and academics with experience in founding and funding successful companies • Funding for customer discovery & prototype development • Access to campus resources like innovation spaces, research labs, and maker spaces. • Teams will be prepared to successfully acquire SBIR/STTR grants or institutional investment. • Opportunity to earn additional funding at a post-semester extracurricular activity. • Open to all students across campus. Learn more and apply.
GLOBE Fall 2020
Global leaders Orange and Blue Engagement (GLOBE) offers you an opportunity to make connections with Orange members (new incoming students), build intercultural communication skills, leadership experience, and lifelong friendships. Apply today to become a GLOBE member! Accepting Blue applications now, priority date: July 1. Details and application.
I-Guide Volunteer Move-In Weekend
We need VOLUNTEERS like you to help keep the tradition going. We hope you will be as excited about being an I-Guide as other Illinois students have been for more than 70 years! Thousands of new students join our community for the first time each year. Serving as an I-Guide is a great opportunity to introduce students and their families to campus and make a real impact. I-Guides wearing orange shirts are an integral part of Move-In day, helping new students and their families move in and transition to campus life.
Handshake Internship Opportunities [Illinois Based]
Handshake Internship Opportunities [Non-Illinois Based]
Illinois Part-Time Job Fair Fall 2020 | Sep 8, 2020 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Illinois Part-Time Job Fair is open to all students on campus seeking opportunities to make some extra money and build their career competencies while completing their academics. Opportunities at this fair should be paid, non-technical positions on campus or in the Champaign/Urbana community.
Illinois: Fighting Illini Virtual Career Fair 2020 (Hosted by Applied Health Sciences & Division of Intercollegiate Athletics) | Sep 23, 2020 5:00 - 8:00 pm [Open to Information Sciences Students]
EnterpriseWorks Weekly Tour
Most Fridays from 4 to 4:30PM
Check Research Park Calendar for availability
EnterpriseWorks, 60 Hazelwood Dr, Champaign
Want to learn more about entrepreneurship opportunities throughout EnterpriseWorks, the startup incubator of the Research Park? Aren't sure what a startup incubator is? Learn from student and staff ambassadors about different networking opportunities and resources EnterpriseWorks has to offer and various ways to get involved.
No registration is required. For groups of 10 or more, please contact Jenny Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your tour.
If you have questions and/or need accomodations for this event, please email Cathy McArthur at email@example.com.
Virtual Leadership Certificate Workshops
Virtual Leadership Training
The Illinois Leadership Center is happy to share that they now have a couple of online leadership training available for students. If needed, students are able to receive documentation as a confirmation for completing these programs. They are also offering virtual workshops for the Leadership Certificate Program. For questions or assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Data Summit
Thursday, November 12, 2020, Location TBD
This interactive conference offers participants the opportunity to learn and share knowledge about key aspects of big data and its business applications through dynamic panels, inspiring keynote presentations, and networking opportunities.
Catalyze: A Professional Networking Event
Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 5:30-7:00 pm, Location TBD
Do you want to build your professional network and learn more about tech companies in Research Park and Champaign-Urbana? Catalyze: A Professional Networking event is an opportunity to enjoy conversation and build connections in an informal but organized environment. Meet companies located in Research Park and the local CU community that range from Fortune 500 companies to startups.
HackIllinois | Aug. 7-15
Do you think virtual education could use an upgrade (or a MAJOR overhaul)? Register for HackThis 2020, a virtual week-long (Aug 7-15) hackathon focused on fixing virtual education. Presented by HackIllinois. Learn more & register.
EIR Workshop with Harlee Sorkin: Thinking about a Startup? Customer Discovery & Why it Matters | Aug 11, 2020 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Join us on Tuesday, August 11 from 12-1PM to learn about the impact of customer discovery on startups. Learn what it means to understand Product-Market Fit and why it is important for your future startup venture. We'll also hear from a panel of entrepreneurs who will share tips to make the most of the customer discovery process and avoid pitfalls. Harlee Sorkin, NSF I-Corps Faculty, will present information and moderate the panel.
Please check back later for information on how to join this virtual workshop. If you have questions, or need accommodations for this event, please contact Cathy McArthur at email@example.com.
Data Monetization with Accenture's Data Analytics Manager | Aug 12, 2020 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Learn about Data monetization: Trends, landscape, and how to get started. Have you ever wondered if there was a way to generate a new revenue stream from all the data in your company? Data Monetization refers to the process of exchanging your data for a quantifiable economic benefit. But how do you actually go about doing this? And what do you need to watch out for? During this talk, we’ll discuss exactly what it means to monetize your data, and what others are already doing. Then we’ll dive into key questions that you need to answer on your journey to turning data into money.
Data Analytics and monetization industry trends.
Analytics and monetization landscape and ecosystem.
Key considerations when getting started.
About the Speaker: Kenny Ly is a Senior Manager for Data Analytics at Accenture
Gies College of Business Full-Time Virtual Career Fair [Open to Information Sciences Students]
Sep 17, 2020 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gies College of Business Internship Virtual Career Fair [Open to Information Sciences Students]
Sep 18, 2020 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Champaign-Urbana Data Science User Group
The aim of the user group is to build a community of interest around data science to foster learning, collaboration, and networking. The group serves both students and professionals to bridge the gap between the analytical sciences and practical applications of industry. Read More
UX Champaign-Urbana (CU)
Join us for activities every month. We coordinate UX Book Club meetups and Content Strategy meetups every month. We are also a local chapter of IxDA. Interact with students and professionals looking to share their passion and knowledge of UX, IA, UI, IxD, etc. Anyone can attend — just come with an open mind and an interest in the subject. Read More
Champaign Blockchain Meetup
This is group is for anyone interested in distributed ledger technology (i.e. blockchains, cryptography, smart contracts, decentralized applications (DApps) cryptocurrency/tokens, and relevant related subjects). Read More
Leverage Ansible, Terraform, and other Infrastructure as Code tools to increase efficiency and reduce time spent on routine server configuration. Read More
Central Illinois Digital Forensics User Group
East Central Illinois has quietly become a focal point for the art, science and occasional black magic of digital forensics - the analysis of digital data for investigative purposes. Between law enforcement, private investigators, and University faculty, staff and students, there is now a diverse group of people with skills and experience in the field. Read More
Champaign Urbana Cloud Computing Platform User Group Meetup
Professionals and students in Champaign-Urbana Illinois and the surrounding region with an interest in cloud computing platforms including Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, Google Cloud Platform, Alibaba Cloud. Read More
CAREER CENTER EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES
Join The Career Center for a myriad of events! *Many of their services have shifted to virtual meetings.
If you are a current student and want some practice before a job interview, check out the University of Illinois' Big Interview online resources. They provide tools and resources to help prepare students for job interviews including: virtual mock interviews, a large database of questions with tips for answering them, a video training system, and more. To register:
- Go to https://illinois.biginterview.com/ and click "Register".
- Enter your school email address, name, and password, and click “Create my Account”
- Log in and start using Big Interview.
Mock Interviews with the Career Center
Monday - Friday | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm |
Practice interviewing and recieve feedback to prepare for actual interviews! Mock interviews are 60 minutes long and tailored to your career interests. Register here.
Drop-In Career Advising
Monday - Friday | 12:00 - 4:00 pm |
The Career Center, 715 S. Wright St., offers drop-in service Monday - Friday, noon – 4 p.m. for students with quick career-related questions.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays | 1:00 - 4:00 pm |
Stop by the Career Closet to pick up free gently used professional clothing! It is now located on the second floor above The Career Center at 715 S. Wright St. Stop by Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1-4pm. [Temporarily Closed]
Resume, LinkedIn, and Cover Letter Reviews
Monday - Friday | 2:00 - 4:30 pm |
Sunday - Monday | 5:00 - 7:30pm |
Get feedback on your resume, cover letter, and/or LinkedIn! The Career Center now offers online review for BOTH student resumes and cover letters as well! Appointments are available - register here.
Career Center Resource Library
Searching for jobs or internships? Stop by The Career Center Library to check out hundreds of books on career exploration, interviews, job hunting, applying to graduate school, and more. Read more.
Last week’s online chat between recruiters from EY and Uber with a VP from Handshake and Johns Hopkins’ Career Services Director has been archived here for anyone interested. Vision Chats - Jobs, Internships, and College Recruiting in a Covid-19 Economy, March 26, 2020