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Thank you for your interest in University of Illinois School of Chemical Sciences talent. The School of Chemical Sciences (SCS) Career Services office provides career management services and resources to undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Department of Chemistry.

The best way to reach Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry students is through our online job system, Handshake @ Illinois. Registration and job posting services on the system are available at no cost. You may also schedule on-campus recruiting and review student resumes through the system.

New users of Handshake @ Illinois need to click the register button and complete an online profile. A registered user may access the system by entering their username and password.

Please contact us if we can help in any way at (217) 333-1051. Office hours are 8:30am – 12:00noon and 1:00pm – 5:00pm CST. Office hours during the recruiting season are 7:30am – 12:00noon and 1:00pm – 5:00pm CST. The School of Chemical Sciences Career Services office is located in Room 105 Noyes Lab, 505 S. Mathews Avenue, Urbana. See travel information for directions and maps.

Life Lessons over Lunch

The “Life Lessons over Lunch” career program gives company representatives an opportunity to meet with a small group of students and share career advice and professional experience in an informal setting. This new program provides employers with the opportunity to connect with students in addition to traditional interviewing & recruiting methods. By volunteering for this program, you can provide students with insights and wisdom from your own career path, while also building a positive and lasting presence on campus for you and your company. Our office will be glad to make all the arrangements, and you can either purchase lunch for the students or have the students bring a lunch. Again, this is very informal but can make a big impact on guiding our students! To schedule a lunch or for more information on this new program, contact our office at (217) 333-1051 or e-mail

If you are interested in recruiting Illinois graduates from programs outside the School of Chemical Sciences, please visit

Illini Success

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Faculty contact

A listing of faculty members is available from the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering site or the Chemistry site.

Faculty Research

Identify potential collaborators. Find cutting-edge scholarly works.

Illinois Research Connections is an initial, information-gathering launch, which will expand in both scope and value over time. We will be actively working in the coming weeks and months to develop a resource that is both inclusive and representative of the breadth of research strengths at Illinois. Following the BETA launch, Illinois Research Connections will grow to include up to 2,500 public faculty and researcher profiles from all Illinois disciplines, and expand to include grants, patents, and more.  In addition, IRC will provide a central portal for external audiences seeking information about Illinois expertise, including potential off-campus collaborators and research sponsors.  It will also support the economic development mission of the campus by improving the accessibility of our scholarly expertise for both corporate partners and private citizens.

Learn more about Illinois Research Connections, a joint project of the University Library and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

Corporate Engagement

The SCS Career Services office provides several opportunities for companies to engage students.  Along with our Life Lessons over Lunch program, you can participate in résumé critiques, case competitions, the annual SCS Spring Open House, mock interviews, and many others. Follow this link to complete the engagement form and set-up your corporate visit today.


The University of Illinois and the Chemical Sciences Career Services Office are members of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the association for human resources and career services professionals. As members, we abide by Principles for Professional Conduct, an ethics document stating that serving alcohol should not be part of the recruitment process. We trust that employers will embrace this practice of professional conduct during their recruiting activities on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus.