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Career Development Center University of Illinois Springfield

About Our Department

Department Objectives

The UIS Career Development Center is a comprehensive, one stop Career Center working diligently to:

  • Partner with students early in their studies to develop tailored, realistic career strategies and obtainable goals
  • Inspire students to make informed decisions and to enhance employability skills, while engaging in the process of career development
  • Teach students to create meaningful opportunities to obtain real-world experience in order to prepare for the workforce transition
  • Keep abreast of current employment and labor market trends in the global workforce and disseminate information to students
  • Publicize career opportunities and work in partnership with recruiters to expand available job and internship opportunities
  • Deliver services in an accessible manner to all UIS students via in-person and distance methods
  • Provide diverse resources within Career Suite and the Online Toolbox to meet the needs of UIS students

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Service Eligibility

Overview of Staff Expertise

  • Staff Expertise – Over 30 years of cumulative expertise in the career development profession
  • Counseling Credentials – Illinois Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Illinois Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), and Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC)
  • Professional Development – Staff participates annually in state and national conferences, seminars, webinars, and specialized training opportunities to stay abreast of innovative and best practice standards for university Career Centers