In today's economic climate, it is more important than ever that a college graduate is able to find a job. At Illinois State, our focus on practical experience prepares graduates for the workforce. More than 600 employers come to campus each year looking for interns and employees. Our graduation rate beats the national average by nearly 15 percent. You can build your graduate school portfolio by working alongside a professor on a research project. Whatever path you choose, you'll be ready for the challenges ahead with a degree from Illinois State!
The University’s Career Center helps graduates land their first job or internship and remains a resource throughout their careers. Students are encouraged to take advantage of Career Center programs and services early and often in their college career. Students can get help finding a major, pursuing an internship, working on interview techniques, improving on their resume, or searching for a position. Staff help students match their interests with a college major and career goals.
Illinois State graduates can use the Career Center as a resource throughout their careers, not just when they're finding that first job. Alumni are always welcome to return to the Career Center if they wish to find a new job or make a career change.
The Career Center is a resource for all things related to landing that dream job. Then, when the student is ready to apply for an internship, the Career Center can help improve the student's resume, coach them on interview techniques, and search for positions.
At Illinois State, you'll have many opportunities both in and out of the classroom to learn more about yourself and what you want to do with your life. Many students find getting involved in a student organization is a good way to do that. Student Activities and Involvement, a unit of the Dean of Students Office, can help you find a registered student organization that's right for you. You will get to know other students with similar interests, you can build leadership skills, develop your professional interests, and more.
600+ employers recruit students for jobs and internships at job fairs at Illinois State each year, including: