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Here is a suggested timeline for undergraduate students, for keeping the pressure low and the potential for career success high.

We know you have lots to do…classes to find, friends to make, a campus to explore. The School of Chemical Sciences Career Services office has something for you too! Career Services is here when you are ready to start looking for summer jobs and internships. In addition to summer opportunities, we also have a number of resources to help you explore how your interests relate to academic concentrations and potential career paths. Here are just a few things to think about doing during your first 2 years at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.




Plans Uncertain

  • Schedule an appointment with a counselor to clarify your interest and develop a plan of action to pursue your goals.


  • Alumni are eligible for all the services at SCS Career Services office for one year following graduation. You will also have access to the online campus recruiting system forever.


How SCS Career Services Can Help You

Whatever your career needs, Career Services can support you throughout your undergraduate career, from your first year to your last. We can help you to assess your skills, interests, values, and experiences as they relate to your long-range goals, and support you in your search. Being able to talk about yourself and about your strengths can be essential in networking, interviewing, and successfully landing the opportunity that matches your long-term goals. We can support you in your search and help you to prepare your resume, practice your interview skills, and assist you in negotiating your offer. Visit the Our Services page for a list of services.