UIC Office of Career Services

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UIC Career Services
Student Services Building
Suite 3050
1200 West Harrison
Chicago, IL 60607
T: 312.996.2300
F: 312.413.0383


M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm


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Career Services empowers students in their career development and job search by providing accessible resources and comprehensive services. The signature service for graduate-level students is individual advising. In these sessions, strategic conversations and personalized career planning empower career development. Self-assessments are often utilized as part of a holistic career transition process. To make a one-on-one appointment with a Career Advisor to explore your options, call (312) 996-2300 or email ocs@uic.edu.


Singularly and in conjunction with the Graduate College, select programs cater to graduate students’ needs on topics ranging from career exploration, to résumé/CV writing, to salary negotiation, and even LinkedIn presence creation and utilization. Career Services also facilitates career connections with employers through annual job fairs and networking events.


  • Know Your Strengths
  • Determine a Focus
  • Set/Prioritize Goals
  • Seek Guidance
  • Take Action


UIUC (UIC’s sister campus) has focused resources for graduate students:

WHAT ELSE can you do with your Masters/PhD BESIDES Academia?

Versatile PhD is an online resource providing information and advice for both academic and non-academic track careers, specializing in non-traditional employment for individuals with advanced degrees.  Use this site to network, participate in panel discussions, and receive mentorship from other PhDs with established and varied non-academic careers: grad.uic.edu/cms/?pid=1001025  (please note: you must access this resource through the UIC Graduate College website to register and gain full access to the site).

PhD Career Guide (www.phdcareerguide.com) endeavors to bring to light the many career options available to PhDs, and more importantly, the information necessary to decide which career path would be most rewarding given their particular set of professional interests and career goals.  It’s not always obvious how the specific skill sets developed throughout the PhD process can directly translate to career skills, so we hope you will peruse the website, learn something new, and build confidence in your ability to pursue your interests.

Masters Degree Online Directory (www.mastersdegreeonline.org/) directory features over 90,000 program listings and allows you to determine which program features are most important to you so you can identify the program that best matches your personal interests and career goals. Search results can be filtered by institution size, geographic area, tuition cost, and school type. The primary focus is online master degree programs, but you can search for both online and on-campus programs here.

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