Career Services is a full-service career services center located on Illinois Tech's Mies Campus on the near south side of Chicago. Students from Chicago-Kent College of Law and Stuart School of Business receive these services at their respective schools.

We are located in The McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Suite 106, outside of The Commons. We share this space with the International Center and the Office of Campus Life.

We provide a wide range of services to both current students and alumni. These include guidance with co-ops and internships (part-time and full-time), full-time positions, résumé and cover letter writing, networking advice, company research assistance, mock interviews, dinner/business etiquette workshops, and more. Individual and group advising is provided. Our office also works with employers and coordinates two career fairs each year during the fall and spring semesters. The fairs and other on-campus events attract many employers to come and recruit our highly qualified students and alumni for employment opportunities.

SEO is the office responsible for the processing of documents required for students to obtain Federal Work Study (FWS), non-FWS, and other similar student employment positions on or off campus

About Handshake

Handshake is Illinois Tech's online job and résumé database.

Handshake accounts are created automatically by Career Services once a student has registered for courses. To activate a student account, visit iit.joinhandshake.com and enter your @hawk.iit.edu email address. We do not approve accounts created with non-Illinois Tech email addresses, with the exception of alumni.

Career Services posts job opportunities for a wide range of employers who set the qualifications and experience levels for individuals who they are interested in interviewing for their specific opportunities. Some on-campus jobs are listed as Federal Work-Study (FWS), and these roles are only for United States citizens that have qualified for a specific work-study scholarship funded by the U.S. government.

Résumés are approved to help prevent students/alumni from providing sensitive information that could result in serious problems in the future. Information such as social security numbers, race/ethnicity, physical details, parental information, drivers license details, and other information should not be on your résumé. We also want all our students to put their best foot forward when promoting themselves to employers, as it also helps future students when employers are impressed by the quality of professional documents our students present. For more information, please visit us in MTCC Suite 106 to speak to a Career Services staff member.

Additional Questions

Employers participating in on-campus interviews post their opportunities in Handshake well in advance of their visits. If you are interested, you must apply through your Handshake account. If selected, candidates will receive an email stating they are able to select an interview time slot. Some opportunities attract a large candidate pool, and it's up to the employer to decide which candidates they wish to interview. Sometimes not all interested candidates are selected for an interview. Stay positive, though, you'll find a job that is a good fit for you!