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Campus Resources: Illinois State University Career Center

At Illinois State University there are many tools in place to ensure your success as both a student and professional, #FutureRedbird. The Career Center located on campus is a great resource for current Redbirds. Read on to see how you can take advantage of everything the career center has to offer during your time as a Redbird!

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Career Advising

In order to be successful, #FutureRedbird, you must have a plan in place! The Career Center allows you to plan for your future by speaking with their career advisors.

In order to meet with an advisor, an appointment must be made. Students can also attend drop-in hours, which vary by advisor. Advisors are assigned by major to ensure that the advice students receive is tailored to their career path.

Resumes, Cover Letters, and Business Cards

If you need help creating or critiquing your resume and/or cover letter, the Career Center is here to help!

Advisors are available to look over resumes upon request. Free printing is also available for resumes and cover letters, and

business cards are available to students upon request. Even better, there is no charge for this service!

These tools are available for your use, so make sure to take advantage of them, #FutureRedbird!

Exploring Your Options

If you are unsure about what you would like to major in make sure to visit the Career Center's website!

There you will find a career resource guide, career advisors and tips on how to choose a major. FOCUS, which is an online self-guided program that helps students explore major options, is available as well.

Lastly, IDS 106 is open to students who have not declared a major. This class is designed to help students recognize individual strong points in hopes of guiding them toward a career path.

Finding a Job or Internship

The Career Center is a valuable resource when looking for an internship or job, both on and off campus. Each major has an internship coordinator that will be happy to answer any questions you may have. There are also various resources such as, Hire-A-Redbird, a Career Resource Guide, and job search websites available for students to explore.

Interviews

The Career Center is a great resource to utilize when preparing for an interview. Making an appointment with a career advisor is recommended. During your appointment, details of the interview can be discussed.

InterviewStream is another important resource offered by the Career Center. This website generates practice questions for users to answer. There are also videos available filled with advice for successful interviews.

The Career Center is available to help in various areas. It is important to take advantage of these resources early. See you next year, #FutureRedbird.

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