Part-time jobs can give you relevant professional experience while you’re still in college. Check the following sites regularly for openings on campus or in Champaign-Urbana that can help you develop your skills:
- The Virtual Job Board (UIUC)
- The News-Gazette classifieds
- Research Park Job Board
- I-Link (note the widget on the right-hand side of this page which offers a continuously updated list of openings for English majors. For a more complete list of openings, however, it’s good to go straight to the site. Most of the openings are full-time jobs or internships, but occasionally part-time positions appear.
Also, check out the available internships; some are paid.
The FOCUS part-time job fair on September 21 at the Illini Union is another place to find a position that will help you build your professional skills. Find details under the “Events” tab on I-Link.
Part-Time Positions (Campus and Local)
Even if you’re not currently looking for a part-time job, this list of current openings will show you some of the kinds of local and campus part-time work that can advance your long-term career goals.
- Undergraduate Assistant, University of Illinois Archives
- General Office Help, Office of Sponsored Programs
- Pre-College Program Assistant, Center for Global Studies (short-term: 7/23/17 – 7/28/17)
- Assistant, Technology Services Help Desk
- Office Assistant, University Accounting and Financial Reporting
- General Office Help, University Housing — Residential Life
- Office Assistant – Clerical, The University Office of Business and Financial Services, Business Solutions and Support
- Office Assistant – Clerical, Tenant Union
- Housing Counselor, Tenant Union
- Proofreaders, NCTE
- Telecommunications/Telemarketing, University of Illinois Foundation (learn more about these positions here)
- Research, U of I Archives
Resources for finding full-time job openings:
- The I-Link widget over there on the right-hand side of this site’s home page: a continuously updated list of recent additions to I-Link of interest to English department majors.
- I-Link itself: this University of Illinois resource connects students and recent alumni to employers who are looking to hire Illini. The interface can be frustrating, but the “Advanced Search” bar will help you zero in on the openings of interest to you.)
- Chicago Artists Resource (shows job openings at arts and cultural organizations in the Chicago area)
- Idealist.org (specializes in openings at nonprofit organizations of all kinds)
- Indeed.com (enormous job database)
- USAjobs.gov (database of all federal government jobs, including internships in DC, at national parks, in the Smithsonian museum system, etc.)
- Publishers Marketplace (jobs in the book industry)
- Bookjobs.com (particularly helpful for internships in publishing)
- Support-Driven (jobs in support, particularly in the tech industry–a well paid growth industry for English/CW majors)