Telling Stories, Solving Problems, Building Connections

The Humanities Professional Resource Center offers career advising and opportunities specifically focused on humanities students. Come by the center this fall and develop a plan for your professional life after college.

At the Humanities Professional Resource Center, you can

No matter where you are in preparing for a career, the Humanities Professional Resource Center can help you plan for success.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Email for virtual career advising, resume reviews, interview practice. Our office in 105 Greg Hall is closed, but we are here online to help you figure out your next steps. Is there a blog post or resource you’d like to see here? Email us and let us know.

Free Scholarly Books Online!

Many academic presses are responding to the pandemic by making their books and journals available for free online. is maintaining a list with links of participating presses. Scroll down the page for highlights from each press.


April 6 – 10: VIrtual Illini Recruiting Week

Hiring is still happening, even if employers can’t come to campus for career fairs. Next week is Virtual Illini Recruiting Week (April 6 – 10), where companies offer online information sessions specifically for University of Illinois students. Click “Events” on Handshake, and then type “Virtual Illini” in the Search box to find the full list of […]


“Is It Even Worth Applying for Things?”

The question came up yesterday in a Zoom meeting with some students: “Is it even worth applying for things?” If you’re a graduating senior looking at the most recent reports about unemployment claims, or a underclassperson thinking about summer internships, you’re probably wondering the same thing. The answer to the question “should I apply for […]