Finding a job can be challenging, so start your search early. Career Services at Illinois Tech partners with services that provide detailed and exclusive access for our students and alumni. In addition to meeting with a career coach, attending workshops and career fairs, we hope the following tools will become instrumental in plotting the course to meet your career objectives.
Below are resources we have highlighted because they are exclusive to Illinois Tech students and alumni. Go to our Resources page for a more complete list of tools and databases.
Job Search Tools
This is Illinois Tech’s online job database. Come here often to see job openings, upload your resume, and sign up for on-campus interviews. Handshake also manages the database of on-campus job openings (both federal and non-federal work study) for Illinois
Tech students. Log in to your Handshake account today.
Are you interested in pursuing a career outside the United States? This website offers detailed, country-specific information, shows international career trends, and explains visa regulations for each country. Because this service is not open to the public, please access Going Global through the Jobs4Hawks portal. Read more about these services on the Going Global website or sign up for a free Student Training webinar session.
Use CareerShift to search for jobs posted on multiple websites, and access in-depth information about companies of interest, including employee contact information. CareerShift is not a service that is open to the public and requires an IIT access code to log in. Email Career Services or call our office for sign-up information, or log in to CareerShift’s website here.
All information about on-campus job opportunities for current students can be found on the Student Employment website.
Illinois Tech GalvIn Library
Don't forget to use resources that are right at your fingertips here on campus. The Illinois Tech Paul V. Galvin Library and its staff can provide direction on resources -- print and electronic -- related to your major.
- Company & Industry Research: a guide to business subject resources, including: marketing, economics, company research, statistics, and stocks.
- Career Fair Pro Tips: this is a resource to help you quickly find company and industry information. This is important so that you have meaningful conversations with company representatives Career Fairs.
Beyond the Basics
Fill out aN UPKEY profile
Upkey is a company piloting a new online professional profile system exclusively for Illinois Tech students. Students who complete a profile have the opportunity to have their unique stories shared with decision makers at top Chicago companies such as Exelon and All-State.
Sign up for a Project WIth Parker Dewey
Parker Dewey connects students with employers on short-term paid projects, usually in the range of 5-40 hours - just long enough to get a foot in the door with an amazing employer. Sign up for a profile here.
Perfect your communication skills with Interview Stream. Practice interviewing from the comfort of your room and request feed back from a Career Development Coach.
Visit our Resources Page
If you are looking for other website recommendations related to your job search, including those that are specific to your industry, these can be found on our Resources page.
join the Illinois Technology Association
Illinois Technology association is an organization of over 500 Illinois companies that are advancing technology in Illinois. Joining the student organization will give you access to events that will connect you with opportunities at member companies. There is no reason not to sign up!
Protect Yourself from Fraudulent Job Postings
Career Services diligently screens against fraudulent employer postings in our Jobs4Hawks database. However, students should use reasonable caution in all avenues of their job search and employer communications. Our blog post outlines common fraudulent warning signs, for example, an employer who asks to send you a check to deposit before a job has started. If you notice suspicious employer language or behavior, please report it to Career Services staff immediately.