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What is Career Ready?

"Career Ready" means having the skills and resources to successfully transition from college to the workplace or graduate/professional school.

Are you #IlliniCareerReady? Quotes from Illinois Students

  • "I signed up for Honors Calc 3, which will improve my chances of getting a research opportunity at the Illinois Geometry Lab." - Freshman, College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science
  • "I went to The Career Center and talked with them about helping me transition my community health major to a career in epidemiology." - Sophomore, College of Applied Health Sciences
  • "I went to Business Career Services and had my resumed reviewed. Then, I made sure I sent my resume out to potential employers." - Junior, College of Business
  • "I interned at an agency that potentially interested me as a future career choice." - Senior, School of Social Work

Need Help Becoming “Career Ready?”

The Career Center can help!  We offer a variety of drop-in services to assist with quick questions about major and career choice, job and internship searches, graduate and professional school, resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile reviews, and much more.

For more in-depth discussions about becoming career ready, schedule an appointment with one of our career coaches. Appointments can be conducted via phone or Skype if you are away from campus during winter break.