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Please contact our office at 217-333-13960 or via email at with any questions.

Career Advising

We offer scheduled and drop-in advising appointments to best meet our students' scheduling needs.

One-on-One Advising Appointments

Students can schedule an individual 30-minute advising appointment by going to Handshake @ Illinois. Our career coaches are here to support students as they navigate their next steps after the Grainger College of Engineering. Popular appointment topics include:

  • Résumé and Cover Letter Reviews
  • Career Fair preparation
  • Job or Internship Search
  • Career Fair Preparation
  • Interview Preparation
  • Mock Interviews
  • Offer/Salary Negotiation
  • Graduate school application
  • Personal statements

Online students should contact your academic program for career assistance.

Drop-In Advising

Meet with a career coach or a student peer advisor for a 15-minute session.  No appointment is necessary and students are seen in the order in which they arrive. Here are the details:

Times: Monday -Friday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. during the academic year

Location: Room 3300, Digital Computer Lab (DCL