Connect with Employers
With research showing that 80% of jobs are obtained through connections, making the extra effort to meet potential employers is key. Our office provides a variety of ways for UIC students to interact with employers on campus:
Mastering the Elevator Pitch: Branding Yourself in 60 Seconds (or Less!) – A self-study online module available to current UIC students on Blackboard. The module takes less than 10 minutes to complete. Note: Students will need to register for the Career Readiness 101 online course on Blackboard to access the course (non-credit).
Attending Career Fairs is a great way to meet a variety of recruiters actively seeking candidates for open positions at between 50-80 employers. Students have the opportunity to briefly introduce themselves and share how they might fit a position, as well as learn more about prospective employers. Read our tips (including a few short videos) to learn how to navigate Career Fairs.
On Campus Interviews
Many employers choose to interview students on campus for various positions. You can view and sign up for upcoming interviews that you qualify for by logging into UICcareers.com, then under Shortcuts click on Campus Interviews I Qualify For.
Attend an Employer Information session to learn about a particular employer in depth and the positions the employer is seeking to fill. Information Sessions generally take place in a lecture room at Student Center East and you can RSVP to an Info Session by logging into UICcareers.com, then click on Events/ Info Sessions/ Workshops and choose Informational Sessions.
Some employers host Information Tables at Student Center East, close to the Bookstore and these are often advertised in the Announcements section of UICcareers.com. Information Tables are an opportunity for students to meet recruiters face-to-face and learn more about employers as well as job opportunities.