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Career Services

Students in the School of Chemical Sciences can take advantage of the following services:

Access to the online job system, Handshake @ Illinois

Handshake @ Illinois is the new career services platform at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign which offers 24-hour access to summer or semester internships, co-ops, and full-time employment opportunities as well as information on company events, contacts, and workshops presented by Career Services. You can customize your profile to receive e-mails about activities aligned with your interests. Read the Handshake @ Illinois User Agreement.

On-campus employment interviews

There are two on-campus industrial recruiting seasons – fall and spring. The fall season beginning in September is the most active. B.S., M.S., Ph.D. and postdoctoral candidates seeking full-time employment should be prepared to actively interview in the fall semester prior to their graduation. Undergraduates seeking summer or semester internships or co-op employment should be prepared to actively interview in the fall and spring semesters.

Resume & cover letter reviews

Make an appointment with a Career Services professional who will sit down with you to review your resume, cover letters, educational philosophy, and/or other applications materials.

Mock interviews

Improve your interviewing skills by participating in a mock interview. The best way to prepare is to practice.

Workshops & seminars

Make sure you are prepared for your job search with workshops on each step of the recruiting process, from writing a resume to evaluating a job offer.

Job search assistance

Meet with an experienced Career Services professional for personal assistance with identifying job search resources, career planning, job offer evaluation and negotiation.

Career fairs

Engineering Career Services Career Fairs
Engineering Expo (fall and spring)
ACES/Sciences Career Fair (fall)
Research Park Career Fair (spring)


Negotiating and networking support

Do you have a job offer? Career Services can help you in the negotiation process. You have heard the term networking, but not quite sure how to go about it? Career Services can show you how.