The sky's the limit.

In Engineering Career Services, we're committed to producing the best outcomes for our students.

From the minute you step on campus, you can utilize our resources for searching for internships and co-ops, creating résumés and cover letters, and finding your dream job. Additionally, we cultivate strong, lasting relationships with the top companies in engineering in order to pass those networks on to you. The education, experiences, and resources at Grainger Engineering at Illinois will prepare you to hit the ground running upon graduation.


On average, our students receive 2+ job offers.

Our students earn $71,856 as an average starting salary for full-time employment, about 9% above national average.

Our students are among the Top 5 most prepared for the workforce according to a Wall Street Journal survey of employers.


Engineering Career Services (ECS) at Illinois provides students and employers with career management services. Skilled at working with highly qualified students and maintaining strong ties with companies, ECS helps you explore careers and get connected with your dream companies. Whether you are beginning to research internships or are seeking a full-time job, the ECS team is your career search partner.

Drop-In Advising

Offered Monday - Friday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., stop by ECS to visit with a Career Peer to have quick career questions answered.

Schedule an Appointment

Have a lengthier question? Schedule a one-on-one advising appointment on Handshake @ Illinois.

Reserve a Room

Need a quiet space for an interview? Interview rooms may be requested 24 hours in advance, and are assigned based on availability. Request an interview room here!



Handshake @ Illinois

Claim your Handshake @ Illinois account to search for jobs, attend career events, learn about employer events and schedule career advising appointments.

Showcase your résumé with VMock

Receive customized suggestions for your résumé – from anywhere, at any time of day. Simply create an account and upload your résumé to receive line-by-line suggestions to improve your résumé content based on your major and level of experience!

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