Many students describe Illinois State's location as just the right distance from home—close, but not too close. Chicago, St. Louis, Rockford, Indianapolis, and the Quad Cities are all three hours away or less (by car).
Jobs and Internships
Bloomington-Normal is a great place for students to get an internship or part-time job. The area is home to several large employers and a number of thriving small businesses, especially in the area surrounding campus.
- State Farm Insurance
- Illinois State University
- Country Financial
- Unit 5 schools (Normal)
- Advocate BroMenn Medical Center
- Mitsubishi Motor Manufacturing
- OSF St. Joseph Medical Center
- McLean County
- AFNI, Inc.
- District 87 Schools (Bloomington)
- Campus Recreation/Student Fitness Center
- Bone Student Center/Braden Auditorium
- University College Academic Advisement
- University Housing
- Campus Dining
- Child care
- Tech support