UIUC Campus Resources to Help You Land that Internship

Kathleen Leiner

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Media Career Services

Media Career Services is an incredible resource to perfect your professional documents. If you bring your resume or cover letter to MCS, their reviewers will sit down with you and go over grammar, punctuation, and content. What better way to improve your resume than to tailor it to the job you are applying for? MCS reviewers can assist you in editing your credentials to be more appealing to the specific media position you want to apply for. In addition to reviewing your documents, you can also practice mock interviews, prepare for a career fair, learn how to send professional emails, and much more. All you need to do is register for an appointment via Handshake or come during drop in hours.

Career Closet on Green Street

The Career Center Closet provides Illinois students free, gently-used business professional clothing. If you have an interview coming up and are missing a specific piece of clothing like shoes or a dress shirt, you can drop into the Career Closet and choose from a selection of donated clothes. After picking out what you need, you will need to swipe your ICard at the front desk before taking home your item. This resource is great because you can keep the article of clothing or choose to bring it back to let it be used by other students. The Career Closet is located at 616 E. Green Street Champaign, IL 61820 in Room 213 on the second floor. The entrance is between the McDonalds and Subway near the corner of Wright and Green.

Gies Business Career Fair

Contrary to popular belief, advertising students are more than welcome to attend the Gies Business Career Fair. This event is an amazing opportunity to gain face-to-face experience talking to recruiters at your favorite companies as well as companies you’ve never heard of. While applying to internships online, it is difficult to let your true self shine through as well as compete with the hundreds of other students who applied to the same position as you. By attending the career fair, you can meet recruiters in-person and have the opportunity to show them your personality and why you stand out. Additionally, advertising agencies typically do not recruit on-campus at Illinois, but many large companies attend the career fair looking for in-house marketing and advertising interns. Recruiters at this fair also schedule on-campus interviews, so you can save time traveling by interviewing on-campus. The Business Career Fair is a great resource for advertising students to find non-traditional advertising and marketing positions for the summer and post-graduation.