How can I find employment on campus?

Looking for Jobs on Campus

There are a number of campus job boards available to students looking for employment on campus. Don’t assume that positions only open before the start of the semester – check back for new postings throughout the year.

  • Student Financial Aid Virtual Job Board: This job board is intended to assist University of Illinois students in finding part time employment to help them in meeting their needs while pursuing an education at this University.
  • Assistantship Clearinghouse, Graduate College: The Graduate College Assistantship Clearinghouse lists assistantships that are available to graduate students on the Urbana campus.
  • Research Park Job Board: Employers at the Research park are looking for undergraduate and graduate students to hold internships and part-time employment during the summer and academic year.

Also, reach out to professors and advisors who may have paid research or teaching opportunities. Creativity and initiative can reveal opportunities that you may not have considered!

Once you have found a position and decided to apply, start putting together a resume/CV and cover letter. In these documents, promote your work, project, and volunteer experiences. Your goal is to connect these experiences to the requirements of the job. Provide examples of when you have completed similar tasks in the past.

Who can help?

If you are struggling with writing a resume or have questions about the interview process, there are a number of offices on campus that can help you. The Career Services Network includes major/discipline specific offices that can advise you on promoting your experiences in an application and coach you interview best practices.

The Writer’s Workshop is a great place to go for advice on any piece of writing – they can help you to organize and structure a cover letter to best address the requirements of a job.