Who We Are

Career Services empowers you to find your fit in the world of work. Our expert guides are available from the moment you arrive on campus, throughout your studies, and alumni receive lifetime access to UIC Career Services. We offer one-on-one advising, career preparation programs, and events to help connect you with opportunities.

STATEMENT OF SUPPORT

The Career Services and Student Employment staff acknowledges the pain and sadness that the Black community has experienced due to the senseless murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and countless others – and we grieve alongside all of you.

 We condemn the systemic racism, police brutality, white supremacy, and all forms of racism that have significantly impacted the lives of our students as well as our faculty and staff colleagues.

We commit to the continued support of our students and alumni on their life and career journeys and to providing inclusive opportunities and services that promote success.

We will work to empower students and alumni to find ways to stand up for human and civil rights in their chosen occupations.

We resolve to better educate ourselves as higher education professionals working towards the shared goal of social justice, all through the lens of our values of service, diversity, education, connectedness, support and leadership.

 

HANDSHAKE IS NOW LIVE!

As of Summer 2020,  UIC officially became a Handshake school! We are very excited to move to Handshake, which is the premier site for connecting students to a wide variety of employers and opportunities!
Here are some important things to know:

• All students registered for classes are automatically uploaded to the system – simply log in with your University credentials to “claim” and activate your account! Be sure to complete your profile so that Handshake can begin suggesting opportunities for you!

New students who have been issued a UIC email may request an account on Handshake.

• UIC Alumni are welcome to create new accounts in the system as well! Just follow the directions to register for a new account and we’ll get you approved right away.

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VIRTUAL CAREER ADVISING RESOURCES

WE ARE CURRENTLY OPERATING REMOTELY!

Career Services

Currently  all  career related programs, events and job fairs are virtual on Handshake. Make appointments to meet with a Career Advisor on Handshake.  For more information regarding our services, please visit  here.

NEW APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING POLICY – SET YOUR OWN VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT ON HANDSHAKE!

Students:

Students can now schedule their own appointments with Career Services staff directly on Handshake!  Simply visit https://uic.joinhandshake.com/ and log into your account.  If you haven’t used Handshake before, you can log in to claim your account using your University credentials.

Once you’re in the account, click on the “Career Center” tab in the upper right-hand corner and it will take you to the page where you can click on “Appointments” and select the topic, date, and time.

After that, you’ll receive an email confirmation with a Zoom link for the session.  If you would like a resume or cover letter review, just have those materials ready for the session.  For other topics, it would be helpful to come with a list of questions or issues you’d like to discuss with the advisor.

Alumni:

UIC Alumni can now schedule their own appointments with Career Services staff directly on Handshake!  Simply visit https://uic.joinhandshake.com/ to create a brand new account, if you haven’t already created one.  Be sure to create a new account with your email of choice and you will receive an email to complete registration and select a password.  Your previous University credentials will not work in this system.  IMPORTANT:  Be sure to select the college in which you graduated in the Profile section of Handshake when you are registering.  That field has to be selected in order for you to see open appointments.  It’s also helpful to have your major information as well.

Once you’re in the account, click on the “Career Center” tab in the upper right hand corner and it will take you to the page where you can click on “Appointments” and select the topic, date, and time.

After that, you’ll receive an email confirmation with a Zoom link for the session.  If you would like a resume or cover letter review, just have those materials ready for the session.  For other topics, it would be helpful to come with a list of questions or issues you’d like to discuss with the advisor.

College of Engineering Career Center

Engineering students, please visit the Engineering Career Center website for information on virtual appointments including resumes reviews, CPT processing, salary negotiations and more: ecc.uic.edu

College of Business Career Services

College of Business Career Services
The Business Career Center is open virtually with all resources available to UIC Business students, including career advising, workshops, job and internship opportunities, career fairs, and more. UICcareers.com powered by Symplicity is an online career resource exclusively for UIC business students. Business students can use Handshake for career services too. Need an appointment? Log in to UICcareers.com and click “Counseling Appointment”. Need a resume review? Undergraduate students should rename their resume: “DRAFT_FIRST LAST name” and upload an MS Word document to UICcareers.com. This is important as only DRAFT resumes will be reviewed. Graduate students needing resume reviews should schedule an appointment with Career Coach, Ginger Lacy.

The Business Career Center Virtual Front Desk is open from Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Questions? Phone: (312) 996-5139; Email: bcc@uic.edu; Zoom: Monday-Friday (10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m); Website: Business Career Center

LAS Career Development and Internship Office

The LAS Career Development and Internship Office is now taking video/phone appointments Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm. Please visit: student.las.uic.edu to schedule your career advising appointment. We are also offering online resume reviews for a “quick glance”. Feel free to send your resume to LASinternship@uic.edu. You will receive feedback within 2-3 business days. Please visit the LAS website at career.las.uic.edu for upcoming webinars, recorded webinars and online resources.

 

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BE AWARE OF SCAMS!

Advice on scams. If you have concerns about the legitimacy of a job or internship posting, contact UIC Career Services at 312-996-2300. If you have been the victim of a job or phishing…