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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


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.

Data Science & Analytics Jobs

Information Architecture & Design Jobs
UX Design Jobs
Just UX Jobs

Privacy, Trust, Security, and Ethics Jobs
Data Privacy Careers
International Association of Privacy Professionals

Bioinformatics.org Job Forum


Click here to watch the recording of the iSchool Data Science Club. With more questions and interest in the iSchool Data Science Club, email them at ischooldatascience@gmail.com.


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 & Campus Job Board

CUPHD Hiring COVID-19 Contact Tracers: Champaign Public Health District is hiring contract tracers. More information and application here.
Undergraduate Hourly, nanoMFG node at Illinois [NCSA]
SPIN Open House

There will be a SPIN Open House on Wednesday, November 18, 3:00–5:00 p.m. U.S. Central Time. Learn about Summer 2021 research opportunities at NCSA via a Zoom meeting.

SPIN Summer 2021 session information:

  • Program dates: June 7 – July 30, 2021
  • Work 20 hours/week for eight weeks
  • SPIN interns earn $12.50 per hour and are paid as Undergraduate Hourly employees
  • Any UIUC undergraduate student in good academic standing
  • No restriction on year of study or major
  • International students are eligible

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]


Los Alamos offers summer internships to undergraduate students. They offer paid internships, assistance with housing resources, and travel reimbursement. For details on their programs see:

Big Data Student Career Mixer. Thursday, November 12, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
November 12, 2020: University of Illinois Research Park
Apply by Monday, Nov. 16.
Social Entrepreneurship Opportunity Fair: Nov 16, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Nov 18, 2020 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Nov 2, 2020 - Nov 13, 2020


Nov 12, 2020   4:00 - 5:00 pm  

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

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

Arity - Allstate Info Sessions

Nov 12, 2020   4:00 - 5:00 pm  

Two Sigma Info Sessions


Nov 13, 2020   11:00 am - 12:00 pm  

Paycom Info Sessions

Nov 18, 2020   1:00 - 2:00 pm  

Goldman Sachs Sessions
Sherwin-Williams Company Info Sessions

Nov 23, 2020   4:30 - 5:30 pm  


Dec 8, 2020 - Dec 12, 2020   8:00 am - 4:00 pm  

General Assembly Workshops

TCS’ CodeVita competition aims to introduce undergraduate students to one of the world’s biggest and best coding contests. Students from across the globe are exposed to a high-performing coding community where they can test their coding skills, get coached by mentors, earn certificates of merit and have the opportunity to join the second largest IT employer in the US. PLUS, there is a chance to win $10,000!

Nov 19, 2020 7:00 - 7:45 pm
Nov 12, 2020. 12:00pm
IT Professionals Forum Fall 2020 Conference: Nov 12, 2020 - Nov 13, 2020
  • Globalization, Power & Community Empowerment in Pandemic Times, Nov 9
  • Memorialization, Digital Media and the State, November 16

SC20 BoF: Designing and Building Next-Generation Computer Systems for Deep Learning: Nov 17, 1:30 - 2:45 pm 


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 leadership@illinois.edu

Colloquium on Digital Transformation Science: Virtual Sessions

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