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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. We advise students on application materials, including résumés, CVs and cover letters.

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 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.

Postdocs should fill out this form to have a Handshake account created for them within 3 days.

If you are unable to schedule an appointment using Handshake: you can request an appointment by filling out this form.

Summer Drop-In Career Consultations

Want some quick feedback on your resume or CV? Have a question about your job search? Every Monday this summer (from May 14 to August 20, except Memorial Day), you can stop by Coble Hall between 1:00 and 3:00 PM for a 10-minute consultation with a Graduate College career development specialist. Bring hard copies of any documents you want to discuss and check in at the first-floor reception desk when you arrive.