Enhance Your Career

Career Services staff members are dedicated to assisting alumni in developing and maintaining skills that will benefit the unique needs of today's employers. If you want to meet with a career coach in your respective industry area, you can do so on the Career Coaches page

All services provided to alumni job-seekers, with the exception of certain career assessment tests, are free of charge.

We can provide you:

University Tools and Online Resources

Graduate Placement Survey

Job placement information impacts the improvements Career Services makes for services and programming, and provides a frame of reference for current and future students seeking connections with professionals in their field. Furthermore, generating data on successful job placement increases the value of your degree now and in the future.

Illinois Tech Connect

Join Illinois Tech Connect - where Scarlet Hawks connect. No matter where you’ve landed, you’re at home here. This is a new way for you to engage and communicate with fellow Illinois Tech alumni spanning across the globe. Illinois Tech Connect will be available to the entire Illinois Tech community for social, engagement opportunities, events, resources, and much more. We hope to see you on there!


This is Illinois Tech’s online recruitment database. View hundreds of job openings, upload your résumé, and sign up for on-campus interviews.

Please follow the steps below to access the system if you already had an account created as a student:

1) Visit iit.joinhandshake.com

2) Click 'sign in with your email address' below the 'Illinois Institute of Technology Sign On' button

3) Reset your password for your @hawk.iit.edu account

4) Log-in using the new password to access your Handshake account!

If you've never had a Handshake account, please visit iit.joinhandshake.com and click on 'No Account?  Sign in Here' in the upper right-hand corner of the screen to get started.


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 access code to sign up. Email Career Services or call our office for this information.


The #1 way international students find jobs, immigration support, and network. Designed for international students, by former international students. The Interstride interactive portal supports students and alumni in their admissions, job search, immigration journey, and community building. Gain access to our Illinois Tech network using your @hawk.iit.edu email address. 

Career Advising

Career coaches are available to assist you with career advice such as enhancements to your résumé and cover letter, preparing for an interview, and making a career transition. Make an appointment in Handshake, email Career Services, or call our office for an appointment.

Professional Development Workshops and Webinars

The Illinois Tech Alumni Association and Career Services hosts workshops and webinars throughout the year to assist you in various stages of your career such as consulting, project management, leadership, career transitions, entrepreneurial assistance, and more.

Graduate School

Illinois Tech offers a wide range of resources to assist students and alumni in their decision to consider various graduate school options and to navigate the preparation and application processes.

Network with Fellow Alumni and Meet Employers

  • Career fairs and Career Connections
  • Networking events with fellow alumni, companies, and organizations
  • Informational Employer Spotlight sessions on campus
  • Career Readiness Bootcamps
  • Sponsored game nights in The Bog