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Career Advising

Career advisers experienced in working with graduate students and postdocs can assist you with career exploration, networking, and the job search process in academia, industry, nonprofits, or government. We can review application materials, help you prepare for interviews, or support your negotiation preparations.

Scheduling an Appointment

Graduate students enrolled in on-campus programs and postdocs can schedule an appointment with one of our career advisers using the Handshake @ Illinois platform. Current students and postdocs have had accounts created for them and can navigate directly to the appointment scheduling page (after logging in and, if you have not logged in before, confirming your account) using this button:

Schedule a Career Development Appointment HERE

After clicking the button, select Graduate College Career Development Office as your appointment category then select the kind of appointment that best meets your needs. (Note: We have limited in-person appointments available. If you cannot find an in-person appointment that works for you, change Appointment Types to find a Zoom-based option.)

If you are a postdoc who cannot log into Handshake, please email for assistance.