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The iSchool provides our students with a variety of opportunities, including Career Support (TechTalks, Career Fair, Field Trips, Employer Relations, Workshops), ResearchStudent GroupsSocial EventsMentor ProgramAdvising, 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


The 2020-21 Illini Pride Advisory Council will provide our student sections and their leaders a sounding board to speak on their ideas, trends, and overall vision. This group will include recent Illini Pride Alumni, founding members of the organization, and everyone in between. The council will meet quarterly over Zoom.


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

To prepare for the iSchool virtual career fairs we have several resources available.


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 (kereadel@illinois.edu) to be added to the list.


Internship Opportunities with Research Park

Click here to check out the Research Park Job Board and see all of their openings. 

Employment Opportunities through Virtual Job Board


Are you looking for a job to add to your resume? Apply by October 26 at 11:59 p.m. at go.illnois.edu/applycsp to become a Career Services Paraprofessional. Join the Career Center team and gain skills that will help you as a professional for years to come!


The OL position is designed to offer students the opportunity to implement orientation programming for new students, transfer students, and family members. Orientation Leaders can work summer and fall programming (Orange Team) or just fall programming (Blue Team).

What are the benefits of being an OL?

  • Compensation for time worked at the rate of $12/hr for NSP orientation programming starting in June to August 2021
  • Course credit for the OL Leadership course (LEAD 140) in the Spring semester
  • Personal and professional relationships with faculty, staff, and making lasting friendship with other students
  • Opportunities to develop communication, problem solving, and leadership skills while enhancing your employment marketability and career opportunities
  • New Student Programs uniform(s) and apparael 

Informational Sessions: This is a time to hear from our 2021 Orientation Student Coordinators as they discuss more details about the 2021 OL position. Register below to learn more about being an OL!

  • Session 1: Tuesday, October 20th, 6:00-7:00pm CST
  • Session 2: Wednesday, October 21st, 6:00- 7:00pm CST

To learn even more about the position, please read the 2021 Orientation Leader Informational Packet!

Apply Now!

The 2021 Orientation Leader Application closes at 11:59pm CST on Monday, October 26th. Don't miss out on an opportunity to Be A Leader, and Join A Legacy at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Assistant Director of New Student Programs at curtjohn@illinois.edu.

Siebel Center for Design Part-Time Positions
Beckwith Residential Support Services Hiring Personal Assistants

HCI/UX Design Related Positions - Illinois

Data Science & Analytics Related Positions - Illinois

IT Related Positions - Illinois

Internship Opportunities [Non-Illinois Based]

Full-Time Opportunities [Non-Illinois Based]


Mentor Matching Engine (MME) 
The Mentor Matching Engine (MME) allows volunteers to connect virtually with students across the state looking for their help. Volunteers sign up to mentor high school students on research projects they're conducting through their school. As a mentor, volunteers use their expertise to guide, advise, and push back on student ideas through discussion portals and video conferencing built directly into the platform. Students on MME explore topics from nanotechnology to social activism, literature, engineering, and everything in between. Through weekly communication of less than an hour each week, you can advise students and act as a sounding board on a project tailored to your expertise. To learn more, email Sarah Perret-Goluboff (the program's coordinator), directly or sign up for further information here

2020 International Career Festival
Adobe Career Bootcamp

Join us for a 3 day immersive virtual entrepreneurship experience focused on social and environmental impact!

  • Gain inspiration to be a changemaker
  • Learn practical entrepreneurial skills
  • Build an innovative social venture
  • Network with students across campus
  • Access valuable resources and professional mentorship
  • Pitch for cash prizes to seed the growth of a social venture

FREE and open to ALL majors and levels (undergrad and grad students). For more information and to apply, visit https://illinois.3daystartup.org. Rolling admissions. Application deadline: October 16 by 5 p.m.

Sponsored by Origin Ventures Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Gies College of Business

Diversity & Inclusion Networking Exchange (D.I.N.E) Event

Catalyze: A Professional Networking Event
Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 5:30-7:00 pm
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.


Oct 15, 6:30 - 7:30 pm  

Veeva Systems Fall Virtual Workshops

Oct 16, 2020   2:00 - 3:00 pm  

PetSmart Info Sessions
Ford Motor Events
Susquehanna International Group (SIG) Events
Merkle Digital Media, Marketing, Analytics and D&I Events

Oct 19, 2020   10:30 am - 12:00 pm  
Oct 26, 2020   10:30 am - 12:00 pm  

Goldman Sachs Sessions
The Bradford Group - A Panel Discussion with our Teams

Oct 23, 2020   11:00 am - 3:00 pm  

Google Sessions

Oct 28, 2020   3:00 - 4:30 pm  


Oct 28, 2020   5:00 - 6:30 pm  

National Security Agency (NSA) Info Sessions

Oct 30, 2020   12:00 - 1:00 pm  


Nov 9, 2020   3:00 pm  


Director’s Financial Analyst (DFA) Program Information Session: Nov 12, 4:00 - 5:00 pm  


Argonne National Laboratory strives to provide students with access to high-quality STEM learning at national labs, and we want to help you on your own STEM journey and connect you with real-world applications for science. Oct 23, 2020   8:30 am - 3:30 pm  


Oct 27, 2020   6:00 - 7:00 pm  

BuiltInChi Sessions
Social Innovation Leadership Series
Oct 12, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Enforcing Security and Privacy Policies to Protect Research Data with Yuan Tian: Oct 26, 10:00 am  

  • The Informatics of Community Mutual Aid, October 19
  • ICT4D beyond ICT, October 26
  • Indigenous Archives Collective, November 2
  • Globalization, Power & Community Empowerment in Pandemic Times, Nov 9
  • Memorialization, Digital Media and the State, November 16

Virtual Leadership Certificate Workshops
Virtual Leadership Training
The Illinois Leadership Centeris 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 leadership@illinois.edu

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research
FFAR Data Strategy and Policy Discussion | Oct 15  

Maritime Risk Symposium (MRS 2020) | Oct 26, 2020 - Oct 30

SBIR Road Tour
Research Park | Oct 19, 2020   9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us on Monday, October 19 from 9-4PM for the SBIR Road Show. This national outreach event provides attendees with an opportunity to hear directly from participating federal agency program managers and meet one-on-one to discuss possible technology development through SBIR/STTR funding. 

Female Founders & the SBIR Program: Challenges & Opportunities with Research Park | Oct 21, 2020   12:00 - 1:00 pm 

Big Data Summit [Updated!]
November 6th, 9th, 10th, 12th, & 13th | Virtual
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.

Colloquium on Digital Transformation Science: Virtual Sessions

  • COVIDScholar: An NLP Hub for COVID-19 Research Literature | Oct 15th, 3pm
  • Machine Learning-based Design of Proteins, Small Molecules, and Beyond | Oct 22nd, 3pm
  • Reliable Predictions? Counterfactual Predictions? Equitable Treatment? Some Recent Progress in Predictive Inference | Oct 29th, 3pm
  • Reconstructing SARS-COV-2 Response Pathways | Nov 5th, 3pm
  • Mathematics of Deep Learning | Nov 12th, 12pm
  • Mining Diagnostics Sequences for SARS-CoV-2 Using Variation-Aware, Graph-Based Machine Learning Approaches Applied to SARS-CoV-1, SARS-CoV-2, and MERS Datasets | Nov 19th, 3pm
  • Bringing Social Distancing to Light: Architectural Interventions for COVID-19 Containment | Dec 3rd, 3pm
  • Housing Precarity, Eviction, and Inequality in the Wake of COVID-19 | Dec 10th, 3pm

Center for Artifical Intelligence Innovation (Illinois NSCA): CAii Fall Seminar Series


Startup Cafe with Robin Berthier: The Entrepreneurial Journey of Network Perception | Oct 29, 2020   12:00 - 1:00 pm 

Startup Café with Zeba Parkar: An Entrepreneurial Journey | Nov 18, 2020   12:00 - 1:00 pm  


Dec 8, 2020 | 11:00am [informationisbeautiful]

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
Py-CU: Python Software Foundation Meetup Pro Network
We are a bunch of people who want to get together to learn, teach, share and discuss all things related to the Python programming language and other programming topics. We love Python but we also love coding languages in general. 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


Join The Career Center for a myriad of events! *Many of their services have shifted to virtual meetings.

Try Big Interview!

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:

  1. Go to https://illinois.biginterview.com/ and click "Register".
  2. Enter your school email address, name, and password, and click “Create my Account”
  3. Log in and start using Big Interview.

Mock Interviews with the Career Center

Drop-In Career Advising

Career Closet [Temporarily Closed]

Resume, LinkedIn, and Cover Letter Reviews

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


Questions for the Undergraduate Program? ischool-is@illinois.edu


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