Jobs

Part-time Jobs

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:

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.

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)