Job and Internship Search Resources

The resources below are for students and recent graduates who are ready to initiate, or have already initiated, a full-fledged job or internship search. These resources will help you find the job opportunities that best fit your needs and get you connected to the professional network to get a foot in the door!


Career Services Handshake

This is Illinois Tech’s online job database. Come here often to see job openings, upload your résumé, 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.*

*Career Services creates accounts for new students once they have deposited and registered for courses. New students can get a head start by creating an account with their email account, which automatically approves the account. We will not approve accounts created with non-Illinois Tech email addresses, with the exception of alumni.



VMock is a SMART Career Platform providing résumé reviews 24/7. Instant feedback to your résumé is provided using 100-plus critical parameters and is scored by benchmarking against your Illinois Tech peers.

Career Services LinkedIn Group

Looking for additional support in your career development or job/internship search from your peers and Career Services?  Request to join our LinkedIn group to make connections and get timely information to help you achieve your career goals!

Illinois Tech Mentorship Program

Students have found the Illinois Tech Mentorship Program helpful for understanding and navigating career options. Alumni mentorships help current students feel more confident and motivated to take action with career-related endeavors, apply for internships or jobs, attend career fairs, etc.

Join the Alumni Mentorship Program for advice and guidance with academic, career, and personal development. 

Applications for the 2024-2025 Academic Year Open Soon

The program gives students access to our Illinois Tech alumni network and these professionals who were once IIT students have volunteered to be mentors.

Students are matched with a mentor who shares the same major, degree, and career interests. Mentors and students meet on a regular basis during the program to discuss topics or do activities related to professional development.


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.

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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 it requires an Illinois Tech access code to log in. Email Career Services or call our office for sign-up information, or log in to CareerShift’s website.

Strengths Quest

Strengths Finder

Strengths Finder, or Strengths Quest, is an assessment that will help you determine your skill set and greatest talents. After taking this assessment, make sure to sign up for a 30-minute self-assessment appointment to review your results with a trained coach. Email for additional questions concerning Strengths Finder or our other assessments.

On-Campus Employment

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 Paul V. Galvin Library and its staff can provide direction on resources—print and electronic—related to your major.

  • Company and 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, which is important so that you have meaningful conversations with company representatives at career fairs.
  • True North Career Guides: If you are a student from a diverse or underrepresented group, these guides are available to assist you in your unique career journey

Beyond the Basics

Join The Bridge

Illinois Tech alumni are some the greatest resources our students have in understanding their career paths and in finding professional opportunities. The Bridge is a platform that connects students, alumni, and other supporters of Illinois Tech, and allows for mentoring opportunities to develop. Chat with professionals or set up phone calls through the system.



Power your career launch with TruAccolades!

TruAccolades is a free platform that is used to collect positive feedback and earn badges from your professors and mentors, and can be showcased on your résumé and professional social media profiles. Potential employers can then identify your critical skills that play a major part in a successful business caree,r and you have ready-made answers for frequently asked questions during interviews such as, “What are your core strengths and what would your professors say about you?”

Developed by Illinois Tech Industry Professor Adarsh K. Arora and his team of serial entrepreneurs. 

Watch a Hawk Talk

The Illinois Institute of Technology Alumni Association's Hawk Talk seminar series provides career management skills and advice to alumni and current students on a variety of topics. Most events are hosted as webinars, to allow alumni and students to participate wherever they are.

Sign Up for a Project with Parker Dewey

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 online.

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.