Internships, job postings, career fairs, and more.
College of Media Career Services
Learn how to network, find a job, and develop professional skills through the University. MCS offers resume blitzes, career advising, and informational interviews. The department also posts internship and alumni spotlights as well as runs Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Located in Greg Hall Basement
Illinois Career Services
The Illinois Career Services is a more general resource than the MCS. It's a great place for general major advice, interview practice, and a way to improve basic soft skills. Workshops are available ranging from how to improve your resume and write cover letters to how to dress professionally.
Located on Wright Street
Handshake is the University's LinkedIn. This website is Illinois' campus-wide recruiting platform, and a great starting point when looking for internships or job postings. Handshake also posts job fair dates, recruiting visitations, and industry news. If you need to schedule an appointment with an advisor or simply look for on-campus jobs, start here.
Essentially the professional Facebook, LinkedIn is a way to connect with industry professionals, and prove to employers that you have a strong personal network and relevant skills. Keep it updated, and use it to your advantage. LinkedIn is a great way to research a company/recruiter before an interview, or reach out to a professional for advice.
4A's website offers a unique agency search tool comprised of a database of 4A’s member agencies, including location and areas of specialization. You have the ability to sort agencies based on location, size, client-type, media placement, etc. This is a great resource when looking for professional jobs and internships.
Indeed is a starting point to search for jobs by area. While it does produce numerous results, it might be better to look specifically at agency websites for job postings.