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 even up to three years post-graduation. We offer one-on-one advising, career preparation programs, and events to help connect you with opportunity.


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 Williams, 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.



This summer, UIC official 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 Fall 2020 were 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!
• If you are new to UIC, please note that we will be updating the system weekly as students register over the summer. So if you cannot log in yet and you are registered, just wait a week or so and you should be able to access the system.
• UIC Alumni are welcome to create new accounts on 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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Career Services

While career related programs, events and job fairs have been cancelled until further notice, the Career Services staff is available for full service individual advising assistance, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. There are multiple distance career advising options during the online instruction classroom period at UIC.  Advisors are available via email, online conferencing, or phone to discuss any career related questions.  For more information regarding our services, please visit https://careerservices.uic.edu/.

Virtual Appointments

Please contact our main line at (312) 996-2300 or via email at careerservices@uic.edu to schedule an appointment, or if you have additional questions about accessing our services.

Virtual Walk-Ins

At any time throughout the day, if you are interested in a review of your resume, cover letter, or other job search related documents, or if you have general career- related questions, please email careerservices@uic.edu and your email will be answered by a career staff member as soon as possible. Staff will be on duty from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Please attach the document to be reviewed as well.

College of Engineering Career Services

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

The Business Career Center will continue to serve UIC Business students via phone and email during the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Please login to Handshake to schedule your career advising appointment. Your career adviser will then call you at your scheduled date and time to conduct your advising appointment by phone. Make sure your phone number is updated in your Handshake profile. Please email bcc@uic.edu or call 312-996-5139 with any additional questions.

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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