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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- Summer 2020

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


iSchool BSIS Career Services: Gain Experience Early and Often
Wednesday, September 9 |  3:30pm - 4:30pm CT (online)  |  Register

Find out ways you may gain experience! 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 Employer Session with AGCO Acceleration Center 

AGCO iSchool Info Session | Sep 5, 2020   11:00am - 12:00pm
AGCO iSchool Resume Review Session | Sep 16, 2020   11:00 am - 12:30 pm  
Register in advance for a time slot here.


iSchool Employer Session with Synchrony 

Prepare for the Fair with Synchrony | Sept 8, 2020   1:00 - 2:00 pm
Synchrony iSchool Info Session | Sept 16, 2020   1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  
Register in advance on Handshake.


iSchool Employer Session with P&G  
Come learn about IT opportunities at P&G! 

P&G: IT Tech Talk Session 1 Data Analytics | Aug 31, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00 pm
P&G: IT Tech Talk Session 2 Software Eng. | Sept 3, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00 pm 
P&G iSchool Info Session | Sept 11, 2020   1:00 - 2:00 pm


iSchool Employer Session with Northwestern Medicine
Information Technology Department iSchool Info Session | Sep 18, 2020   11:00 - 11:45 am
This Info Session will be focused on introducing UIUC students to Northwestern Medicine's Information Services Department.


iSchool Employer Session with TCF Bank | Sep 14, 2020   1:00 - 2:00 pm  
During the information session we will be lookin to provide more insight on the IT & Tech intern opportunities that will be available for the 2021 summer like: Information Security Information Security Risk Mgmt. IT- Infrastructure IT- Service Desk Digital


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. 

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 gmoconn2@illinois.edu 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.

The Career Center: Social Media & Digital Communications Intern
We are currently seeking an enthusiastic, creative and ambitious intern who will help strengthen our brand presence -  online, throughout the Illinois community, and across multiple social media platforms. In addition, our intern will be responsible for coordinating and assisting with digital communications efforts for The Career Center. This is a great opportunity to build your professional portfolio while gaining valuable work experience! *Please note this position will be virtual for Fall 2020.


HCI/UX Design Related Positions - Illinois

Data Science & Analytics Related Positions - Illinois

IT Related Positions - Illinois

Other Internship & Full-Time Opportunities [Non-Illinois Based]


Research Park Virtual Open House
Sep 2, 2020   4:00 - 5:30 pm  
Join us on Wednesday, September 2 from 4-5:30PM for the Research Park Open House. Learn about Research Park through a virtual tour and presentation. After the virtual tour, participants will have a chance to network with numerous Research Park companies.

Engineering Career Fair Fall 2020- Internship Opportunities [Open to Information Sciences Students] Sep 9, 2020   9:00 am - 6:00 pm  

Fall 2020 Engineering Virtual Career Fair - Full-time Employment [Open to Information Sciences Students] Sep 10, 2020   9:00 am - 6:00 pm  

Gies College of Business Full-Time Virtual Career Fair [Open to Information Sciences Students] Sep 17, 2020   10:00 am - 4:00 pm   Registration

Gies College of Business Internship Virtual Career Fair [Open to Information Sciences Students] Sep 18, 2020   10:00 am - 4:00 pm Registration

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.


Illinois Founders - 54 Startup Weekend 2020

Kick-off starts at 5:30 PM on Friday, October 9th. The event ends at around 7:00 PM on Sunday, October 11th after closing remarks.
54 is a 3-day startup event put on by UIUC's student-run startup organization Founders - Illinois Entrepreneurs where students from different backgrounds come together to form teams and launch a successful startup. No experience required. Just bring yourself, some friends and good ideas.

Attendees come in on Friday and pitch ideas, form teams, and learn how to turn their ideas into a business with mentors' guidance over the course of the weekend. 54 is open to all majors and ages. We strongly believe that entrepreneurship isn’t tied to a major – anyone with a passion to solve a problem can build a startup. For more information on Illinois Founders, Visit http://founders.illinois.edu/index.html


Sept 9, 2020   5:30 - 6:30 pm  


Nielsen Innovation Analytics Opportunities Summit for African-American & Latinx Candidates. The Nielsen Opportunities Summit is a 2-day virtual summit.  Sept 9, 2020 - Sep 10, 2020


Sept 9, 2020   2:00 - 3:00 pm


Sept 17, 2020   11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Capital One: Data Analyst Information Session | Sept 15, 2020   2:00 - 3:00 pm  


Oct 7, 2020   12:00 - 1:00 pm  


Sept 9, 2020   4:30 - 5:30 pm  

Merkle Digital Media, Marketing, Analytics and D&I Events

Sep 22, 2020   1:30 - 3:30 pm  
Oct 6, 2020   10:30 am - 12:00 pm  
Oct 14, 2020   11:30 am - 1:00 pm  
Oct 19, 2020   10:30 am - 12:00 pm  
Oct 26, 2020   10:30 am - 12:00 pm  


Sept 18, 2020   12:00 - 1:30 pm  

PetSmart Info Sessions

PetSmart Information Technology Internship Fair: Oct 1, 2020   11:00 am - 1:00 pm
PetSmart Customer Experience and Marketing Career Fair: Oct 16, 2020   11:00 am - 12:00 pm  


Sept 18, 2020   12:00 - 1:30 pm  

Citadel and Citadel Securities Career Series

Info Session | Sept 8, 2020 6:00 - 7:00 pm  
Investment & Trading | Sept 22, 2020 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Investment & Trading | Sept 29, 2020 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Quantitative Research | Sep 24, 2020 6:00 - 7:30 pm  
Quantitative Research | Oct 1, 2020 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Google Presents: Resume Workshop | Wednesday, September 9th 2020, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm PDT

Sept 4, 2020 


Sept 8, 2020   1:00 - 2:00 pm  


There will be an AWS webinar on Thursday, September 3 at 10:00 a.m. The subject of the webinar is “AWS Research Programs.” Registration is required for this webinar. Working with research labs and institutions around the world, Amazon Web Services (AWS) helps researchers process complex workloads. AWS provides cost-effective, scalable, and secure compute, storage, and database capabilities to accelerate time to science. 


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 

Big Data Neuroscience Workshop 2020: Organized by the Advanced Computational Neuroscience Network (ACNN)
Sep 4, 2020   12:00 - 4:00 pm  

2020 NSF Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure | Sep 22, 2020 - Sep 24, 2020 All Day
Registration is now open. The NSF cyberinfrastructure ecosystem presents an aggregate of complex cybersecurity needs (e.g., scientific data and instruments, unique computational and storage resources, complex collaborations) as compared to other organizations and sectors. This community has a unique opportunity to develop information security practices tailored to these needs as well as break new ground on efficient, effective ways to protect information assets while supporting science.

Illinois Ignite 2020 | Sep 24, 2020   All Day | Virtual
Illinois Ignite is a biennial event showcasing technologies and start-ups emerging from prominent research universities in Illinois.

OKLAHOMA SUPERCOMPUTING SYMPOSIUM 2020 | Sep 30, 2020   9:00 am - 5:00 pm  

Coding Competition 

This fall, Correlation One and Citadel are inviting students from UIUC, University of Michigan, and other top schools in the area to compete in Terminal Live: a games-based coding competition. Taking place between October 5 - 12, teams will be able to work remotely on their submissions for a week on their own schedules. The prize is $25,000 and exclusive recruiting opportunities with Citadel.
Watch this video to learn more
Click here to apply.

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. 

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

  • Spatial Modeling of Covid-19: Optimizing PDE and Metapopulation Models for Prediction and Spread Mitigation | Sep 3, 2020   3:00 pm  
  • Modeling and Control of COVID-19 Propagation for Assessing and Optimizing Intervention Policies | Sep 10, 2020   3:00 pm  
  • Learning Spatiotemporal Models for Testing, Contact Tracing, and Reopening Decisions | Sep 17, 2020   3:00 pm
  • Secure Federated Learning for Clinical Informatics with Applications to the COVID-19 Pandemic | Sep 24, 2020   3:00 pm  
  • Improving Fairness & Equity in COVID-19 Policy Applications of Machine Learning | Oct 1, 2020   3:00 pm  
  • Machine Learning Support for Emergency Triage of Pulmonary Collapse in COVID-19 | Oct 8, 2020   3:00 pm  

Startup Cafe with Yuanyuan "YY" Zhou: The Entrepreneurial Journey of Whova | Sep 9, 2020   12:00 - 1:00 pm
Startup Cafe with Eli Lazar: The Entrepreneurial Journey of SNOOZ | Oct 7, 2020   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Startup Cafe with Robin Berthier: The Entrepreneurial Journey of Network Perception | Oct 29, 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


Career Certificate - International Students (CC-I) Info Session: Sep 4, 2020   8:30 - 9:00 am  
Returning Home: China - Introduction to the Job Markets for Returning Chinese Students: Sep 11, 2020   8:00 - 9:00 pm
Returning Home: China - Career Opportunities and Industry Trends in the Internet Industry: Sep 18, 2020   8:00 - 9:00 pm

Returning Home: India - Opportunities in the Data Science Industry (Virtual): Sep 5, 2020 9:30am-10:30am

International Student Job Search and Networking Workshop: Sep 25, 2020   9:00 - 10:00 am  

International Student Job Search and Networking Workshop: Oct 1, 2020   4:00 - 5:00 pm  


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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