All the tools you'll need

Whether you are searching for job, preparing for an interview or simply looking for career information, we have all the tools you need!

Handshake @ Illinois

A platform for students to schedule a one-on-one career advising appointment. You will also find career fairs and a list of participating companies, employer information sessions, campus-wide career events and a job board with internship and full-time opportunities (US-based and international)

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Big Interview

Proven, step-by-step system for job interview preparation. When preparing for a job interview, it's not enough to only read advice – you need to put that advice into practice! That's why Big Interview isn't just a training course. You'll also get hands-on practice with mock interviews tailored to your specific industry, job and experience level.

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Management Consulted

Management Consulted is the world's leading resource for Consulting News and Case Interview Preparation. Students have access to their entire library of resources – 500+ cases, 7 online video courses, 5 e-books, and countless math and case structure drills (a $800 value!).

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Office of Career and Professional Development Resources

Graduate Student Job Search Resources

The below list of resources are provided to you by the Gies College of Business. These resources will help you build your skills and understanding of how to approach the global job market.

Beyond B-School

Beyond B School is a library of job search videos and articles. The seminars offer LinkedIn Intensive and a course specific to international students.

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Global job board fully dedicated to business school students. From this website you can search jobs on every continent, learn about development programs, and conduct company research.

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UpSkilling and Project Based Work

The Forage

Forage virtual job simulations, designed in collaboration with top companies (JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, BCG, Accenture, etc...), simulate projects or tasks that employees at that company would complete. This allows students to build tangible, real-life skills and truly understand what their career could look like.

In fact, students who complete Forage courses are:

2x more likely to get an interview

4x more likely to receive an offer

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Parker Dewey

Paid, micro-internship opportunities.  Short-term, virtual work experiences to boost your skills and resume!

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We train fellows to become digital-marketing champions and attractive job applicants

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LinkedIn Learning

Free access to over 1,200 online courses provided by LinkedIn Learning

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Margolis Market Information Lab

The Market Lab teaches more than 200 instructional workshops and bootcamps each year

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IlliniLink - the University of Illinois Alumni Association's new professional networking and mentorship platform!  Connect with alumni to learn about career opportunities and expand your network.

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Career Research and Exploration

Resources to help you explore career opportunities


Expert resources so that you can discover possibilities and start your career. Get expert advice on interviewing, networking, career exploration, and more. Read about the latest news and trends in salaries, benefits, and other workplace issues affecting your career.

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Explore companies through a variety of filters, in particular "Employers by Major", categories, and location.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics: Career Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics website offers data and information about occupations, industries, pay, benefits, and more.

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Explore O*NET for various occupation descriptions, including key skills, knowledge, and tasks necessary for the job.

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Visit CareerOneStop and complete the Skills Matcher survey to be matched with a list of occupations customized to your responses.

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Not sure which career path to follow? EPICS provides you with tools to help explore your own interests, skills, values, and decision making style.

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International Student Resources

U.S. Federal Immigration Policies

Learn about immigration regulations and work visas. If you are on an F-1 visa, you may be able to use OPT or an H-1B work visa for full-time work. If you are interested in internships, you should be aware of CPT policies and procedures. The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office provides resources on these topics.

Where can you work?

Identify companies that hire international students, and target these companies. The U.S. Department of Labor maintains statistics on employers who have petitioned for H-1B visas in the past.

Redbus2US-HIB Visa Information

Job Search Sites

International Friendly Companies and resources from The Career Center.

Additional job opportunities:


Application to Graduate School Resources

University of Illinois Graduate College

Learn about graduate programs at the University of Illinois.

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GoGrad offers a multitude of resources to get you started on your graduate school search, particularly in terms of funding ideas and online programs.

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Peterson's Guide

Find a graduate program with Peterson's easily searchable database of graduate schools, scholarships, and test prep.

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Campus Resources

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is committed to providing a range of services intended to help students develop improved coping skills in order to address emotional, interpersonal, and academic concerns.

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Speaking Center

Students at the University of Illinois have access to free, personalized presentation and public speaking support through the Speaking Center. The Speaking Center offers individual consultations for any student at any stage in the preparation process, including brainstorming ideas or topics, developing outlines and content, designing visual aids, practicing delivery, and more. Additionally, students can attend workshops focused on general speaking and presenting skills. For more information and to schedule an appointment or view the Center’s workshop calendar, visit

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Writers Workshop

The Writers Workshop’s mission is to support the University of Illinois community by providing free writing assistance for students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines and at all stages of the writing process. Whether you’re working on a course paper, senior capstone, personal statement, group writing project, thesis or dissertation, or manuscript for publication, our consultants are available to help. Visit us at any stage of the writing process: brainstorming, organizing ideas, polishing final drafts, citing sources, and more.

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Community of Care

As members of the Illinois community, students and staff have an obligation and responsibility to care for each other and be concerned for the well-being of others. These resources are here to help.

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