Staying career-minded while in school

If you plan on leaving the university setting after graduation to start your career it’s important to stay career-minded while in school.  Dean Nelson recommends completing at least two internships before graduation for undergraduate students. Internship experience while in school gives you a competitive edge in securing full-time employment upon graduation. 

The Engineering Career Center can help you with everything from polishing off your resume to negotiating a salary. Their website has all of the resource you need to secure internships while in school and full-time employment upon graduation.

You can upload your resume to UICcareers and search/apply to internships, co-ops and jobs posted by employers looking for UIC students. You can even set up job alerts. Create your profile and keep it updated for employers to review.

Local employment opportunities for CS students

Attend events to network and uncover employment opportunities