Career Services and Internships

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When it comes to the career trajectory of its students, Illinois Tech is fulfilling its mission to provide a world-class education and resources that prepare our graduates for a lifetime of success. Access to internships, co-ops, and entrepreneurship training prepares students for leadership roles in high-impact fields. Right after graduation, our students enter the job market with degrees that are highly valued in the marketplace. 

In fact, our 2020 graduating undergraduate class achieved a 84 percent career outcomes rate within six months of graduation (65 percent successfully employed, 14 percent enrolled in graduate or professional school). Among the students reporting salary data, the median starting salary of our graduates who received bachelor's degrees was $60,000 for their first job.

Resources including a committed Career Services team and other special initiatives for entrepreneurs and job seekers provide services that connect graduates with competitive opportunities.

Career Outcomes

Education + Earnings = Major ROI


In Illinois for Private College 20-Year Mid-Career Earnings/ROI (after financial aid)



In the Nation for Overall Upward Mobility Among Highly Selective Private Colleges

—Opportunity Insights


In the Chicago Region for Occupational Earnings Power

—The Brookings Institution

Setting You Up to Succeed

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Career Services gives students the strategic tools and perspectives to advance their careers through high-quality coaching, expansive experiential learning opportunities, and an industry network supported broadly by the worldwide Illinois Tech alumni community.

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Illinois Tech places a premium on experiential, hands-on, action-oriented learning. This robust approach to education transforms our students into graduates who are uniquely equipped to create, solve, and innovate—including through internships that will provide practical experience in your chosen profession.

“I met with a member of Career Services to have my résumé reviewed toward the middle of my undergraduate career, and that really helped me understand how to showcase my experiences and strengths on paper better than I had been. I still use their tips when I help review résumés for friends.”

—April Wanagas (BME/M.ENG. CHBE ’17), Process Manager II–Strategic Workforce Management, Grainger