Who We Serve

Those eligible for The Career Center's services are:

  • Currently enrolled students and alumni within one year of graduation.
  • Alumni who are more than one year from graduation are eligible for one thirty-minute career coaching session, on-site use of the Career Resource Center, and access to Handshake.
  • Alumni interested in health professions are eligible for pre-health advising at any time.
  • Students enrolled in online degree programs are ineligible for The Career Center services.
  • Students who attended, but did not receive a degree, are ineligible for The Career Center services.

Our Mission

The Career Center provides all Illinois students collaborative and innovative programs, services, and resources focused on career and professional development that educates and empowers them to become thriving professionals in the global community.

Our Values

The Career Center is committed to:

  • Excellence, Integrity and Professional Ethics
  • Career and Professional Development
  • Empowering and Engaging Students
  • Experiential, Transformative, and Life-long Learning
  • Connecting Education and Careers
  • Welcoming, Open, and Inclusive Environment
  • Collaboration and Innovation
  • Evidence-based Practice
  • Service and Contribution to Community

2015-2020 Strategic Plan

Our Strategic Plan highlights our efforts to help students identify professional goals, pursue meaningful experiential learning and transition to post-graduation success. The Career Center emphasizes collaboration with external constituents, partnering with campus stakeholders, and informing career practices with research and assessment.


Our Staff

The Career Center staff is here to help you!


Partnership with Career Services Offices

The Career Center serves all students. In addition career services staff in many colleges and departments serve students enrolled in their programs and majors. This network of Career Services offices actively collaborates to provide the best possible services to all University of Illinois students.