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Build your brand at Illinois

There are many exciting ways to engage with students at Illinois to build your brand and talent pipeline. 

Build your brand and engage with students

Tips to Build Your Brand and Engage With Students

  • Connect with student organizations
  • Advertise your visit in the Daily Illini
  • Contribute to professional development by participating in
    • Career workshops
    • Resume reviews
    • Mock interviews
  • Sponsor university activities, academic units, and registered student organizations
  • Host on-campus interviews for your positions
  • Table on campus
  • Establish an internship program
  • Get involved in the classroom
  • Host an information session/professional development talk
  • Host a job shadow program
  • Participate in a portfolio review 

Connect with our career services offices to discuss these options and learn more.

Interviews and events

Engage in Interviews, Information Sessions, and Custom Programs

A great way to build relationships with students is by coming to campus to host your interviews and events such as information sessions, etc. Make your request through Handshake @ Illinois. 

Handshake @ Illinois

Handshake is the online recruitment system used across the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus.

This free to use recruitment management system allows you to:

  • Post job and internship opportunities
  • Access resumes
  • Message students
  • Schedule on-campus interviews and/or information sessions
  • Register for career fairs and other events.

A registered company can have multiple contacts who can access the system.

 

Attend a career/internship fair

Career Fairs at Illinois

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign hosts several career fairs during the fall and spring semesters for specific majors and colleges, as well as across majors and colleges. 

Visit our career fair calendar and Handshake @ Illinois for registration and additional details as information is available. 

Recruiting guidelines

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Recruiting Guidelines

To facilitate opportunities and partnerships between students and employers, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Career Services Community has established policies that provide a consistent operational position on recruiting that adheres to the standards of the university and our profession, as well as Illinois campus policies.

 

Plan your visit

Directions to Campus

Champaign-Urbana is easily accessible by car, plane, train, or bus. A number of interstate, U.S., and state highways serve the motorist (see a city map).

 

 

The University of Illinois’ Willard Airport (CMI) is only five miles south of Champaign, just off US 45.

Other major airports within a 160-mile radius of Champaign-Urbana include:

  • Chicago O’Hare (ORD ; 3 hour drive)
  • Chicago Midway (MDW; 2 1/2 hour drive)
  • Bloomington, IL (BMI; 45 minute drive)
  • Indianapolis (IND; 2 hour drive)

The Illinois Terminal, just west of campus, provides bus and rail transportation to Champaign-Urbana from many surrounding cities.

 

Local Transportation

The twin cities of Urbana and Champaign (combined population of over 115,000) are divided by Wright Street, which runs north-south through the middle of the Illinois campus. Urbana is east, Champaign west, of Wright Street.

If you are going to a building identified by a street address, you must know which city it is in. The campus map or city map shows you major streets in both cities.

 

Parking

For general information about parking on campus, including maps of parking areas across campus, please visit: http://www.parking.illinois.edu/home.

For information regarding a campus visit coordinated by a specific career services office, contact that office for more detailed instructions.

 

Lodging

The I Hotel offers a discounted rate for recruiters visiting campus. The hotel located just south of State Farm Center has an adjacent restaurant and café. They offer shuttle services from Willard Airport as well as campus. To make reservations call (217) 819-5000. Many hotels, such as Hilton Garden and Hampton Inn, and the Marriott Towne Place Suites on Green Street offer special rates for recruiters that you may want to request. The Illini Union Hotel has 72 guest rooms and two V.I.P. suites.

For a list of other hotels, motels, restaurants, and bed and breakfast accommodations in the Urbana-Champaign area, visit the Champaign-Urbana Convention and Visitors Bureau or phone them at (217) 351-4133 or toll-free at 1-800-369-6151.

Hire global talent

International Students at Illinois

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has one of the largest international student populations in the country. Read our guides to assist you in recruiting this talented student demographic. 

Domestic Employer Guide to Hiring International Students

International Employer Guide to Hiring International Students

 

Illinois Office of Corporate Relations

Additional Opportunities

If you are interested in engaging in ResearchPhilanthropyEconomic Development, etc, the Office of Corporate Relations can help support your needs.
 

 

Handshake @ Illinois

Handshake @ Illinois

Handshake is the online recruitment system used across the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus.

This free to use recruitment management system allows you to:

  • Post job and internship opportunities
  • Access resumes
  • Message students
  • Schedule on-campus interviews and/or information sessions
  • Register for career fairs and other events.

A registered company can have multiple contacts who can access the system.