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Services and Programs

Career Services provides comprehensive career readiness and career development support to Illinois State students and alumni. With professional career advisors providing individualized assistance and support, career and networking events and programs that connect students and alumni throughout the year with employers and recruiters, as well as helpful online tools and other resources, Career Services is the leading campus provider of career services to the campus community and employers seeking to recruit Illinois State talent.

  • Career advisement - Professional career advisors work with students to develop job-search skills and strategies to help them successfully find and apply for potential internships, full-time career opportunities, and graduate or professional school.
  • Career assessment – Students undecided on a major or career can get help with identifying majors and careers that best match their skills and interests using career exploration assessment tools such as: FOCUS an online self-assessment tool available on the Career Services website, and the Strong Interest Inventory.
  • Internships/professional practice – Students receive assistance with identifying employers for one or more credit-generating, academic/career related, paid/unpaid work experiences.
  • Career events – Career Services hosts events and programs throughout the year on a variety of career development topics and job search strategies, as well as career fairs and other events to connect students and alumni with employers and recruiters.
  • Classroom presentations and workshops – Career Services hosts a number of presentations and workshops to educate students on career related topics and job search strategies. Complete a presentation request form.
  • Job posting system - Visit Hire-A-Redbird to post or view job vacancies, on-campus interviews, career fair information, and more.
  • Cultural Career Network (CCN) – Includes networking and career events with employers seeking diverse candidates.
  • Alumni career events - Helps alumni brush-up on their job search skills, and provides opportunities to network with employers.
  • Free resume paper and business cards - Illinois State students can print out their resume onto complimentary resume paper at Career Services or request a set of free business cards to use at career fairs and interviews.
  • Social networking - In an effort to help students connect with employers and provide free career development tips and information, students can connect with Career Services on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
  • Free access to Skype and private interview rooms - available at Career Services with advance reservation.
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