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Recruiting Information

Why choose Illinois advanced degree candidates?

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ranks among the premier public universities in the United States. Exceptional resources and outstanding faculty foster knowledgeable and skilled graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

The Graduate College Career Development Office offers recruiters an opportunity to hire by expertise, irrespective of discipline. We provide a central location specifically for recruiting from a diverse pool of capable candidates engaged in cutting-edge research and top-ranked Master's and doctoral programs on the Urbana-Champaign campus.

How We Can Partner With You

Handshake Recruiting System

Handshake allows you to advertise positions to students at Illinois, participate in recruiting events, and search our resume database for qualified job candidates to match your hiring needs.

On Campus Interviews

As our advanced degree students complete their degrees throughout the year, we invite you to participate in our ongoing recruitment events and to conduct on-campus interviews at a time convenient for you. Our office can facilitate interview scheduling and space.

Informal Information Sessions

Gain specific knowledge of the student population while enhancing your company image by presenting an in-depth company overview, scheduling question-and-answer sessions, and facilitating roundtable discussions.

Presentations and Workshops

Generate interest about your company from students and faculty by scheduling lectures, overviews of company-wide research, or workshops about job search strategies and other helpful information.

Illini Career & Internship Fair

The Illini Career & Internship Fair, offered annually in the spring, can connect you with top-notch talent at just the right time! Whether you are seeking to fill a newly opened position, have decided to hire a summer intern or have not reached your hiring target, consider participating in the Illini Career & Internship Fair. This fair brings together students from a variety of majors who have rich diversity, exceptional skills, and a breadth of experiences. This event is open to 44,000+ Illinois students including undergrad, graduate, PhD, and post doc. Hire Illini and you won’t be disappointed!

University of Illinois Recruiting Principles and Guidelines

To facilitate opportunities and partnerships between students and employers, the University of Illinois Career Services Council has established policies that provide a consistent operational position. The Careers Services Network adheres to legal and ethical standards of the university and our profession.


Contact Mike Firmand ( or call (217)300-7261.