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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Career Research and Exploration

Vault

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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Buzzfile

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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O*NET

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

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CareerOneStop

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

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EPICS

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. The Career Center also keeps a list of companies that have sponsored international students from Illinois.

Job Search Sites

Find opportunities through myvisajobs.com and HIBase.com

Graduate School Resources

University of Illinois Graduate College

Learn about graduate programs at the University of Illinois.

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GoGrad

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

Career Closet

The Career Closet provides students with free, gently-used professional clothing. The Career Closet has moved to The Career Center's main office at 715 S. Wright St.

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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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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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