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“How Do I Get Involved with Campus Activities When I’m Taking Classes Online?”

Our standard advice for career planning starts with “Do stuff!” We routinely urge students to get involved on campus through RSOs, volunteering, and collaborative projects, as well as internships and part-time jobs. “Don’t worry too much about connecting the dots to your career path!” we tell students. The goal is to start gathering insight into […]


How to Move Toward Your Future in July

We’re halfway through 2020 and so far, nothing has gone according to plan, anywhere, for anyone. If you’re feeling a bit bewildered and adrift, it’s okay. Here are some things you can do to start moving forward. Unclench your jaw, relax your shoulders, take a deep breath. Consider applying for a virtual internship with Virtual […]


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 […]