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Job Search Resources

These resources can lead you to the job you’re looking for.


Handshake is Illinois’ campus-wide recruiting platform, where employers post tens of thousands of jobs and internships each year. Handshake is also your tool for all on-campus recruiting activities. Sign in at:

New to Handshake?

Newly admitted on-campus student users must complete the LER Handshake orientation before you post your resume, search for opportunities and participate in on-campus recruiting.

  • Go to Handshake and register for a Student/Alumni account.
  • Review all Handshake screenshot and video tutorials listed here.
  • Take the orientation quiz through Compass2g.

If you have questions about Handshake, contact LER Career Services.

Career Services Offices on Campus

Visit any of the career services offices on campus to find opportunities and resources in a specific field. See a complete list from HireIllini.

Social Media

Connect with alumni and look for job leads:

University Library

Search for career information and resources through the University Library’s Career Corner.

Going Global

Going Global offers career and employment resources including worldwide job openings, internship listings, industry profiles and country-specific career information, work permit/visa regulations, resume writing guidelines and examples, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups, cultural/interviewing advice and corporate profiles.