Career Development and Internships Office

Career Development Office

Discover Your Career Advantage

Career Advantage is a program to help you discover what you love, explore your options, experience real work in an internship, and pursue the right networks to find the career of your dreams. By tracking your college experiences you intentionally develop a portfolio of skills employers seek.

Through Career Advantage, you will:

  • Develop your resume and LinkedIn profile.
  • Complete a career assessment.
  • Conduct job shadowing.
  • Complete an internship.
  • Volunteer for a Chicago-area organization.
  • Build connections at networking events.
  • Develop your own professional brand.

Fully Online—and Easy to Follow: Track your progress and search for internship and job opportunities through Handshake. Review the Career Advantage Planning Guide to see how the program is mapped out for you.

Planning Guide   Handshake

Your Connection to Future Employers: This program will help you translate your entire college experience—classes, part-time jobs, study trips, volunteer and service involvement—into qualities employers want.


If you have any questions please visit the Career Development Office in the Center for Student Engagement. Click on the button below to schedule a meeting.