General Information for Employers

Thank you for your interest in University of Illinois School of Chemical Sciences talent. The School of Chemical Sciences (SCS) Career Counseling and Placement Services (CCPS) 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, I-Link. Registration and job posting services on the system are available at no cost. You may also schedule on-campus recruiting and review student résumés through the system.

New users of I-Link 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 8:30 a.m.– 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Office hours during the recruiting season are 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The School of Chemical Sciences Career Counseling and Placement 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 of 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

plblum [at] illinois [dot] edu.

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Faculty Contact

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

Ph.D. Recruiting

Ph.D. and Postdoctoral candidates who are approximately within one year of completing their work are available for interviews. Pre-selection and interviewing procedures for Ph.D. candidates are handled in the same manner as B.S. and M.S. candidates.

Summer Employment

Many chemical and biomolecular engineering and chemistry students are interested in summer employment or internships. Most companies interview students for summer positions during their regularly scheduled campus visit. Log in to I-Link to request your on-campus visit.

Cooperative Education

Our Cooperative Education program provides you with a unique opportunity to work with outstanding students. More importantly, you get an inside track to hiring your engineers and chemists. Co-op students are also cost-effective employees who are ideal for special projects or seasonal work. A minimum of three (3) work terms is required for a student to fulfill co-op certification. Contact our office if you wish more information.

The University of Illinois and the Chemical Sciences Career Services and Placement 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