No matter what your student’s major is, there are dozens of employment opportunities available to them across the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Each employment opportunity will prepare them for their future careers in the professional workforce. Student employment is the perfect job opportunity to coordinate with their school schedule. On-campus employment specifically tailors their hours to coincide with their academic workload. Therefore, students can gain value professional experience without having to sacrifice their grades.
There are many different employment opportunities, and here are the best places for students to find them:
Handshake is the University of Illinois’ very own networking platform, allowing students to find employment opportunities locally and globally. Students automatically have a Handshake profile just by being enrolled at the University of Illinois.
- The On-Campus Employment Collection: This handcrafted collection of jobs particularly tailors to student employment opportunities for current students. Some examples include positions with the Illini Union Rec Room, the University Libraries, and as a Graphic Design Intern for Campus Administration.
- The University of Illinois’ Handshake Page: The University of Illinois’ Career Center has created a profile on Handshake to help direct students to engaging employment opportunities. Not only does their profile share new employment opportunities across campus and beyond, but they share all of the upcoming career fairs, such as the Business and Engineering Career Fairs.
The Research Park
The Research Park is the university’s corporate tech hub. While the vast majority of internships trend towards STEM positions, there are many creative minds needed for graphic design, communications, and more! Find their job board here. Some of the positions they are currently recruiting include a Communications Intern for the Applied Research Institute, a Graphic Design Intern for the Research Park, and an Augmented Reality Intern with the AGCO Acceleration Center.
Campus Job Boards
There are various job boards surrounding major hubs on campus for students to find employment, such as with University Housing, the Illini Union, Campus Recreation, and more!
University Housing is accepting applications for student employees in the following departments: Dining Services and University Catering, Desk Clerks, Residential Life Resident Advisors, and as a Student Office Assistant. Check out their full listing on their job board here.
The Illini Union regularly updates their job board with various student employment opportunities. Currently, they are accepting applications for the Illini Union Bookstore and the Illini Union Rec Room.
Finally, Campus Recreation has one of the largest student body work forces on campus, hiring over 600 students! Campus Rec is hiring for a wide variety of departments, such as Adventure Rec, the Campus Bike Center, Facility Management, the Ice Arena, Intramural Activities, Marketing, and much more! Check out their full job board here.