One-on-one Career Advising:
Do you have questions about career exploration, how to gain experience while a student or the job search? If you are declared BSIS major you can make an appointment anytime with iSchool Career Services. Some of the main topics we can assist with include:
- Resumé and cover letter review
- Interview preparation
- Assistance in identifying practicum, internship, and experiential learning opportunities
- Job search help including how to develop a strategy, troubleshoot challenges and negotiation
Schedule an iSchool Career Appointment: https://go.ischool.illinois.edu/careeradvising
Workshops and Events
Career Services also has workshops, panel sessions and other programming to help with your career development. To see a schedule of upcoming events visit our iSchool Calendar. And to view past event recordings click this link.
iSchool Career Services offers courses to support the professional development of BSIS students.
This three-credit course is for students who want to earn credit for an internship or experiential learning opportunity they have been offered. This opportunity allows students to integrate the theory and knowledge of course content with the application of principles and practices in a work environment and develop as a professional in the field of information sciences. At least 100 hours of work is required in addition to a written reflection and other assignments. Must enroll in the semester in which you complete your hours.For international students, this course can be used for Curricular Practical Training (CPT)Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: IS 101 or IS 202. Restricted to BSIS students only. Cannot be repeated. Offered every semester. Must have approval from the Practicum Coordinator, Rebecca Hodson firstname.lastname@example.org.
This zero-credit course is for BSIS students who have been offered a full-time or part-time internship or co-op that is related to their major field of study. A brief reflection is required to receive the Satisfactory grade. For international students, this course can be used for Curricular Practical Training (CPT)Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite: IS 101 or IS 202. Offered every semester. Restricted to BSIS students only. Must have approval from the Internship Coordinator Rebecca Hodson email@example.com.
IS490PSU – Professional Skills in Information Sciences
In this course, students will learn about and develop professional skills in the information sciences. Students will engage in professional skill building for a broad range of employment in the information professions with a specific focus on internship and career readiness.Approved for S/U grading only. 2 credits. Restricted to BSIS Juniors and Seniors. Offered in Fall and Spring semester. For questions about this course email Rebecca Hodson firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources and Support
As you make your way through your program, consider using the Career Preparedness Checklist to help guide you!
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