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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 […]

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“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 […]

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Spring Break Externships: Apply Now!

Applications are now open for Spring Break Externships for Humanities Majors. Yes, you should apply.  See details about the available opportunities here: https://go.illinois.edu/SpringBreak2020ExternshipOpportunities To apply, click here: https://go.illinois.edu/SpringBreakExternships What is it? An externship is a short and low-stakes opportunity to get to know a particular kind of workplace first hand. Externships last anywhere from half a day to […]

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Humanities Gateway Internship in Public Media and Civic Engagement

The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities and Illinois Public Media are offering an internship in public media and civic engagement. To be considered for this internship, candidates must be humanities majors and possess strong writing and communications skills, excellent attention to detail, the ability to work independently, and an investigative mind. A broad […]

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Bank of America Wants YOU

Bank of America is trying to diversify its workforce by encouraging freshmen and sophomores  to come visit. Their Diversity and Inclusion Spring Forums provide free transportation and hotel accommodation to accepted students for a 1 – 2 day event at one of their corporate locations. There are no restrictions as to major. If you’re reading […]

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Yes, You Should Be on Handshake

If you’ve been reading emails from the Humanities Professional Resource Center, you’ve probably seen links that take you to a Handshake login page. Handshake is the U of Illinois’s career services platform. which is just technical speak for “all things career.” Handshake is free and easy to use.  Pull up https://handshake.illinois.edu/ and type in your […]

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