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Career Services Information For Faculty & Advisors

Resources for Assisting Students

ACES Career Services provides job readiness presentations that cover the following topics:

  • Cover letters and resumes
  • Networking
  • Negotiations
  • Career exploration
  • Articulating knowledge, skills and abilities to employers (Career Competencies)
  • Interviewing (behavior-based, case, illegal etc.)
  • First impressions
  • Career Fair prep (elevator speeches, how to dress, general do's and don'ts)
  • Job search
  • Researching organizations
  • Determining culture fit
  • How to use How-to Use Handshake @ Illinois

Request a presentation for your class

If you have been asked to write a letter of reference and would like some guidance, the University of Illinois Springfield has some helpful tips.

ACES Career Services also has career booklets and interview card decks for your students. You can request items by emailing Jean Drasgow.

Also be sure to email Jean Drasgow if you have information about your former students' success. Former student stories are included in the weekly newsletter to help current students understand relevant career paths.

Handshake @ Illinois

Handshake @ Illinois is the online job board and career services system used by the University of Illinois to manage on-campus recruiting. Faculty are invited to use Handshake to student post positions as well.