The Career Center staff in their official polos huddle for a picture with career service paraprofessionals in their uniform.

Job Title: Career Services Paraprofessional (CSP)

DescriptionThe CSPs are hourly-paid student leaders, equipped to represent The Career Center by supporting the student population in achieving their career readiness goals. CSPs facilitate one-on-one services including resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile reviews, and present a variety of career-related workshops within classrooms and at the request of RSOs. CSPs are expected to be knowledgeable about The Career Center’s services and to promote The Career Center at various University events.

Commitment to Career Readiness

The Career Center is committed to the career readiness of Illinois students. As a CSP, your responsibilities and duties will support your development of career readiness competencies needed for a successful transition into the workplace. Visit for more details.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Written & Oral Communications Skills

  • Conduct resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile reviews for University of Illinois students
  • Facilitate customized career-related workshops for RSOs and within classrooms
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing with students, faculty, and professional staff

Teamwork & Collaboration

  • Collaborate with fellow CSPs to ensure scheduled requests are fulfilled
  • Attend, and contribute during mandatory staff meetings every other week on Thursday
  • Participate in projects and initiatives that support The Career Center’s mission, values, and goals

Global & Intercultural Fluency

  • Engage in opportunities to increase and support cultural awareness and inclusivity

Digital Information Technology

  • Utilize virtual programs and platforms to monitor student engagement, as well as shift management and group communication

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

  • Recommend practical resources and referrals to career-related questions and specific needs of Illinois students


  • Promote and refer The Career Center services and resources at university engagements

Professionalism & Work Ethic

·         Build rapport with stakeholders and provide excellent service delivery

  • Maintain a minimum of 6 hours per week (up to 20 hours per week)

·         Promote and refer The Career Center services and resources at university engagements

Career Management

  • Possess the desire to further develop personal growth and career readiness skills
  • Attend two full-day, paid training sessions in the Spring and Fall semester
  • Complete homework assignments during the summer to prepare for workshops and campus events


  • Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student
  • Must be enrolled consecutively, full-time for the upcoming semester at UIUC
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 6 hours per week
  • Must be able to attend staff meetings, every other Thursday at 6-7:30 pm, if hired
  • Must be available to attend paid, staff training sessions if hired:
  • Spring Training Date (tentative)
  • Fall Training Date (tentative)
  • Must be available to work large-scale campus events including, but not limited to, Quad Day, Illini Days, etc.

To be considered, you must also meet the following requirements of the University:

  • Domestic students: must be enrolled for at least 6 credit hours during each semester of the academic year
  • International students: must be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours during each semester of the academic year

How to Apply:

The Career Center is committed to hiring a diverse staff to reflect the unique interests of all persons at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

  • Submit an online application, upload a resume, and cover letter.
  • Due Monday, April 19, 2021, by 11:59 pm

Please visit The CSP website at for more information regarding information sessions, application and interview dates, and training dates.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact:

Trayshawn Mitchel
Pre-professional Graduate Assistant