Career Resources

General career development resources

Search for an internship, co-op or job.

Set up job alerts for a more efficient search

Most popular job sites

  • Indeed More job postings than any other job site
  • SimplyHired Job postings pulled from numerous job sites
  • CareerBuilder Based in Chicago with many local job postings
  • LinkUp Job postings pulled directly from company websites
  • Job.com Search jobs by industry and job title
  • craigslist There are job postings on Craigslist too

Engineering specific

For internships and entry-level employment

Engineering related links listed by major

Bioengineering

Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization (iBIO) Career Center
Search industry related biotechnology job opportunities in Illinois

American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
Use the resources and information here to explore BioE/BME career options

Biomedical Engineering Society
Network, career search, join organizations, and more with fellow bioengineers.

BioSpace.com
Employment opportunities and news

ScienceJobs.com Search for jobs in the science field in US/Canada, UK/Europe, and Australasia.

Civil Engineering

ASCE Career Connections
Job board for Civil Engineering students

EngineerJobs.com
Structural Engineering Jobs

Chemical Engineering

American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Use the resources and expertise here to begin your career in chemical engineering.

ChemicalEngineer.com
Search for jobs and create your own resume online.

Computer Science & Computer Engineering

Dice.com #1 site for IT & technology job postings

ComputerJobs.com Lots and lots of IT jobs

ITA Talent Portal IT jobs posted by Illinois Technology Association’s member companies

Built In Chicago  Chicago Startup & Tech jobs

2015 Top 100 digital companies in Chicago Courtesy of BuiltInChicago, tracking Chicago’s start-up scene

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineer.com
Use the resources and expertise here to begin your career in electrical engineering.

IEEE Job Site
Daily “featured” jobs and articles in electrical and electronic engineering, and related fields.

Industrial Engineering

EngineerJobs.com
Industrial Engineering jobs

Mechanical Engineering

MechanicalEngineer.com
Use the resources and expertise here to begin your career in mechanical engineering.

Salary information

Pay rates for internships and co-ops are usually a standard rate set by the company and are typically non-negotiable. Salaries for full-time positions are negotiable based on your experience level and acquired knowledge and skills. This is why we recommend completing at least two internships before graduating. Along with helping to decrease the time it takes to land a job, you also increase your earning potential!

Know your worth:

LinkedIn resources

LinkedIn for Students Everything you need to know about using LinkedIn effectively in order to network for internships and full-time employment (Also includes info on building a profile from scratch).
LinkedIn Alumni Tool Tips for using LinkedIn to find alumni who work in your field. Find out which companies are hiring UIC COE Alumni