Welcome Back, Illini!

Fall Semester:

Office: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Career Drop-In Advising
11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Mon. - Fri.

Document Reviews
(Resumes, Cover Letters, and LinkedIn Profiles)
2 - 4:30 p.m., Mon. - Fri.

Pre-Health Drop-In 
In Person: 3 - 4:30 p.m., Wed.
Virtual: 6 - 7:30 p.m., Mon.

CLICK HERE for Virtual Prehealth Drop-ins

Professional Photo Lab 
(Illini Union, room 335)
3 - 4:30 p.m., Mon. 
9 - 10:30 a.m., Thus.

Personal statement reviews continue via online submission.



The Career Center will be closed on Thursday and Friday November 23rd and 24th, 2023 for Thanksgiving holiday. We'll reopen at 8:30am on Monday, November 27th.

Our Mission
We coach and support Illinois students, while connecting them to opportunities, as they make career decisions and learn lifelong career management skills.

We exist to empower career choice and action.
October 18, 2023 | Noon - 4 p.m. | Illini Union

Graduate and Professional School Fair 2023


Do you want to go to graduate school? Are you unsure, but want to know more?

The Career Center invites students of all majors and class levels to the 37th annual Graduate and Professional School Fair to explore the possibilities of pursuing a Master's, Ph.D., or professional degree. Come meet and network with admission representatives from over 130 schools and programs to learn about advanced degrees in health, business, communications, education, STEM, and more.

Registration is encouraged, but not required.

Featured Program



Fostering Opportunity, Community, and Unwavering Support for Underrepresented First-Generation Students


We are currently accepting applications for the next cohort! Deadline is September 10, 2023.

Hosted by The Career Center and the Office of Minority Student Affairs

Through the generous financial support of the following sponsors:

  • Synchrony Financial
  • Strada Education Network
  • American Family Insurance
  • State Farm Insurance


A New Service for All Illinois Students! Begins August 28th!

Featured Service: Professional Portrait Lab


Professional Portrait Lab: Free Student Professional Headshots
brought to you by The Career Center and the Illini Union

Illini Union Room 335 (3rd floor, northside of the building, door is next to the vending machines)

Fall Semester: August 28 – November 17, 2023

Every Monday | 3:30 – 5 p.m. & Thursday | 9 -10:30 a.m.
(Special Hours: Wednesday, August 30 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., during the Illinois Part-Time Job Fair)

A great headshot ensures you’re making the best impression possible. The Career Center and Illini Union are excited to announce the Professional Portrait Lab, free student professional digital headshots that you can use on LinkedIn, websites, directories, etc.

For questions or more information, visit the Professional Portrait Lab website or contact Michael Warrell, Assistant Director, Marketing and Communications, The Career Center, at