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Center for Career Readiness and Experiential Learning

Career Services has several resources to help you explore your career path and gain hands-on professional experience before graduation.

Resumé  and Interview Preparation
Your experiences at Illinois College, both in the classroom and out, will provide you lots of ways to start to build a professional resumé. The Office of Career Services will help you write your resume by offering one-on-one resumé writing sessions, guides, interview skill workshops and mock interview sessions throughout the academic year.

We even provide access to to FREE professional and business casual attire to students for a wide variety of events such as career fairs, interviews, internships, and conferences though the IC Professional Clothing Closet.

Career Exploration 
If you are not sure which career paths interest you, that is okay. One of the best ways to start developing a more complete sense of who you are as an individual and to discover your talents and passions is through personality interests and skills assessments. These are tools and resources to help identify areas of interest and the academic knowledge and experiential skills that will be most valuable for your future. The goals of these services are to develop a set of strengths as you continue to move forward in your professional life. 

Student Employment
Working on campus can provide excellent opportunities to develop and hone professional skills, while also earning additional income to offset the cost of college life. The Student Work Office works with students to assist them in finding available positions on campus. Some campus positions may require Federal Work Study eligibility, but not all. 

Students may work up to a total of 10 hours per week through on-campus student employment. Students are paid $8.25 per hour for on-campus student employment.

There are many different student employment positions, and they vary year-to-year. Students may attend an on-campus job fair at the beginning of each fall semester, which gives them a chance to fill out student worker applications and meet with potential campus employers. In addition, students can come to the SWO to find out about openings on campus throughout the year.

Some of our on campus jobs:

  • Archives Student Assistant
  • Mailroom Student Assistant
  • Admissions Student Ambassador
  • Sports Information Game Day Worker
  • Biology Lab Assistant
  • French Tutor
  • Facilities Grounds Worker
  • Career Services Student Manager
  • Business Office Assistant
  • Information Technology Student Technician
  • Campus Writing Center Consultant
  • Theatre Props Worker
  • Pool Lifeguard
  • Art Teaching Assistant
  • Calculus Student Instructor
  • Center for Student Involvement Office Assistant
  • Illinois College Connections Leader
  • Residence Hall Director
  • Football Manager
  • Campus Events Student Technician
  • Speech Center Advisor

Click here for information about internships and to learn about other active learning opportunities.