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School of Labor and Employment Relations University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Career Assistance for Online Students

While online students are not able to take part in the same campus career services and interviewing program as the traditional master’s students, it is possible to pursue your professional goals while enrolled in the online M.H.R.I.R.  In fact, 74% of online students are promoted or change employers during their degree or within six months of graduation.

The online program has a dedicated Career Consultant, Erin Mies, to assist with our online students’ professional needs. Erin is the co-founder and Principal of an HR consulting firm, People Spark Consulting, where she provides HR solutions and strategies for small- and mid-sized businesses. Erin supports students through one-on-one appointments (phone or video call), and programming with webinars on topics like Resumes, Interviewing, Networking, and more.

You are encouraged to reach out to program staff to discuss opportunities for professional involvement, and/or faculty areas of research in order to identify opportunities that best meet your professional aspirations.

In addition, as an online student you will be invited to take part in a number of online workshops as they are offered through the traditional program, and you will have access to a Handshake account.