Due to COVID-19, all ECS advising appointments are virtual until further notice. You can work with an ECS advisor either over the phone or via video chat (i.e., Zoom). Please call 217-333-1960 or email us at ecs@engineering.illinois.edu if you have any questions.

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.


Looking for our Fall Programs?

Interactive Flyer

As we continue to embrace our remote work, we are excited to share that our Fall 2020 Programming Flyer is now available! Click on the image (right) to access the full interactive pdf complete with links to events and resources!

Interested in salaries, signing bonuses, and post-graduation plans for the Class of May 2019? ECS has created the 2018-2019 Illini Success Undergraduate Department Reports! See them here!

In an effort to offer additional support to Grainger Engineering students, we have created this Virtual Career Desk to provide you with an all-inclusive resource to help you stay motivated and organized during this difficult time. We hope that you’ll find the resources to be helpful, and we invite you to explore all of the content to aid you in your career path.

Drop-In Advising

DROP-IN ADVISING IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Due to COVID-19, we are not offering drop-in appointments at this time. Instead, please schedule a virtual appointment with a career advisor.

Schedule a virtual appointment

Have a lengthier question? Schedule a virtual one-on-one advising phone or Zoom appointment with a career advisor on Handshake @ Illinois.

Reserve a Room

Good news! The form for reserving private rooms at the ECS office for virtual interviews will go live at midnight this weekend on Sunday, Sept. 20th. Access the form here.



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.

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.


Handshake @ Illinois

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

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Looking for Micro-Internships?

ECS has partnered with Parker Dewey to connect students to companies for micro-internships!

    Thank you to our corporate partners!

    BP America     |     Caterpillar     |     Crowe LLC     |     Phillips 66