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: Career Prep for Students ~ System Overview
Monday, August 31 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm CT (online) | Register
Students will learn how to talk to employers, how to navigate the virtual career fairs, how to evaluate which fairs/events to attend and skip, and much more. It is highly recommended, but not required, that students attend one of the resume workshops and handshake sessions as well.This is a great way to prepare for the upcoming fall semester career fairs! Please register for this event in advance to receive the zoom information. Organizer: Rebecca Hodson & Michele Plante, Melissa/Tony, iSchool. You may Register up until the time of the event!
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!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be added to the list.
CAMPUS INTERNSHIPS, VOLUNTEERING, & INVOLVEMENT
OFF CAMPUS INTERNSHIPS & FULL-TIME POSITIONS
HCI/UX Design Related Positions - Illinois
Data Science & Analytics Related Positions - Illinois
IT Related Positions - Illinois
Other Internship & Full-Time Opportunities [Non-Illinois Based]
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 email@example.com
The Career Center Information Night for International Students
Aug 28, 2020 7:00 - 8:00 pm
International students will be introduced to services, programs, events and resources of The Career Center. Information on campus-wide career events for international students including the 2020 International Career Festival will be provided too.
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.
Big Data Neuroscience Workshop 2020: Organized by the Advanced Computational Neuroscience Network (ACNN)
Sep 4, 2020 12:00 - 4:00 pm
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.
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
Illinois ACES + LAS 2020 Virtual Career Fair [Open to Information Sciences Students]
Sep 24, 2020 8:00 am - 5:00 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: 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]
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
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.
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.
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
- Using Data Science to Understand the Heterogeneity of SARS-COV-2 Transmission and COVID-19 Clinical Presentation in Mexico | Aug 20, 2020 3:00 pm
- Targeted Interventions in Networked and Multi-Risk SIR Models: How to Unlock the Economy During a Pandemic | Aug 27, 2020 3:00 pm
- 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
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
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
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