UIS CareerConnect

First Time Users: Instructions

Login to using the corresponding button.

  1. Use the link to go to this webpage and click the Sign Up button
  2. Enter your UIS net ID into the Username field without @uis.edu
  3. A message with a link to setup your password will be sent to your UIS email
    –Your net ID (without the @uis) and this password will be your login credentials to CareerConnect

Student Information

What is CareerConnect?

CareerConnect is a student’s one stop shop for all of their career needs! Through CareerConnect a student can:

  • Find jobs and internships from hundreds of different employers
  • Schedule a one-on-one counseling appointment or access other online like OptimalResume, Going Global, FOCUS 2
  • View and sign up for events hosted by the Career Development Center
  • And much, much more!

How to Use CareerConnect

  • Initial Setup
  • Fill Out Account information
    •  Before you can start applying for jobs and internships, you have to fill out your CareerConnect Account (Personal Information, Academic Information, Privacy Settings). Your account identifies you in the system and allows the Career Development Center to track student’s needs.
    • When you first login to the system you will be forced to complete your Account information before being allowed to look at jobs. This is accessible by choosing the dropdown next to your name in the upper right hand corner of CareerConnect homepage.
    • Upload Resume
    • In order to apply for jobs, you must have a resume uploaded into the CareerConnect system.
    • Please follow these steps to upload a resume:
    • Go to the Documents tab in CareerConnect.
    • Provide a label (Ex: John Doe Resume)
    • Upload your resume (PDF or Word compatible document).
  • First Day of Access for New/Transfer Students
    1. Students get access to UIS CareerConnect during the semesters they are actively enrolled in classes at UIS. Access dates are below.
      • Spring Semester: January 1st
      • Summer Semester: May 15th
      • Fall Semester: July 1st
    2. How do I get an UIS Student Career Connect Account?
      • You automatically will have an account created within 2 working days after you register for classes
      • You can begin to access account beginning July 1st

Reset CareerConnect Password

  • If you forgot your password, please follow these steps to reset it:
    1. Go to this webpage
    2. Enter your net ID into the Username field without @uis.edu
    3. A message with a link to reset your password will be sent to your UIS email

CareerConnect First Time Resume Approval Process & Recommendations

What does UIS Career Connect have to do with my resume?

  • Need to upload your resume before you can apply for UIS student worker positions and apply for opportunities posted in CareerConnect
  • Can only apply for on-campus student jobs through UIS CareerConnect

How do I upload my resume into UIS Career Connect?

  • Select Documents tab located on left side of your UIS CareerConnect homepage.
  • Scroll down to Add New tab and select Resume for Document Type.
  • Title your resume, then browse for resume you want to upload and select Submit.

Why was my resume not accepted into UIS CareerConnect?

  • All first time resumes are reviewed to ensure they meet the basic minimum requirements
  • Read the email received from the Career Center to find out what you need to change
  • Re-upload after making the required changes

*Make sure to choose the appropriate “document type” to match the document uploaded.

Resume Recommendations

  • Resumes should not be longer than 2 pages.
  • Do not use personal pronouns (I, me, my, she/her, he/his, we/our, they/their).
  • References should not be included on your resume.
    • Create a Reference Document to provide employer when requested. Upload as “Other Document” in CareerConnect
  • Use proper grammar and correct spelling.
  • Personal information such as race, gender, weight, religion, marital status, social security number or UIN are not to be placed on resume
  • Include UIS degree in progress first then add your High School diploma
  • Use a 10 point font size or larger
  • Work Experience Section
    • Describe the skills used on the job
    • Use concise phrases beginning with strong action word
    • Avoid using sentences as they not appropriate for resumes
    • Example: – Communicated with a wide variety of clients in person and phone

Additional Job Resources

Additional job resources, such as free job boards, can be found on our Job Links and Resources page.


If you have any problems trying to login to CareerConnect, please contact the Career Development Center at (217) 206-6508 or via email.

Employer Information

To begin recruiting, you must register on UIS CareerConnect. UIS CareerConnect gives you the opportunity to input your company profile, post jobs and internship opportunities, request on-campus recruitment and review student resumes.

STEP 1: Register on UIS CareerConnect

STEP 2: Enter Basic Company Profile Information in UIS CareerConnect

STEP 3: Post Jobs and Internship Opportunities

What is CareerConnect?

  • Online career management system free of service for employers, UIS faculty and staff
  • University’s official student internship and job board
  • Hosted by UIS Career Development Center in collaboration with on-campus partners

 How do I set-up a new CareerConnect account?

  • How do I find out if have an account and/or I forgot your password?
    • Enter your email as the username and select “Forgot Password”; your password will be emailed to you if you have an existing account
  • How do I register for a new account?
    • Select the “register” icon and complete the registration form; make sure to click the “Submit” icon at bottom of webpage
    • After submitting the form you will receive an email within 48 hours (excluding weekends and holidays) with the status of your approval, password and login instructions
  • What is my username and password?
    • Your Username is the email you used to register your account
    • Your Password was previously emailed to your email account either when your account was approved or when you select the “Forgot Password”

Whom do I contact if I have difficulty logging in or have questions?


What type of information is available once I have an account in CareerConnect?

Post unlimited full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities

  • Create an employer profile to share company mission, goals, benefits, culture and more
  • Register for on-campus recruiting events like career fairs
  • Join the Professional Network (ProNet) to share your knowledge with students
  • Manage resumes from applicants
  • View information about upcoming events such as career fairs, information sessions and workshops
  • Find specific Employer Resources stored in the Document Library

Reset CareerConnect Password

  • If you forgot your password, please follow these steps to reset it:
    1. Go to this webpage
    2. Enter your net ID into the Username field without @uis.edu
    3. A message with a link to reset your password will be sent to your UIS email

 

 

Faculty & Staff Information

What is CareerConnect?

CareerConnect is an online career management system designed to serve as the central place for jobs and internships posted by hundreds of employers across the nation! Managed by the Career Development Center in collaboration with several on-campus partners, faculty and staff members are given free access to this system, giving them the ability to:

  • Apply for jobs
  • Recommend jobs to students via email
  • Research employers
  • View upcoming events and workshops
  • Interact with assigned students taking an applied study term (IPL)
  • And much, much more!

Please note that the faculty and staff version of CareerConnect DOES NOT give them the ability to post jobs; if you are a faculty or staff member trying to post a job, please use the employer version of CareerConnect.


How to Use CareerConnect

  • First Time Users
    • If you are a first time user, your account should have already been initialized with your net ID; you just need to setup your password.
      1. Go to this webpage
      2. Enter your net ID into the Username field without @uis.edu
      3. A message with a link to setup your password will be sent to your UIS email; your net ID (without the @uis) and this password will be your login credentials
    • If you try resetting your password and get a message saying “No matching username found,” an account has not been created for you yet. Please register for an account; once it is approved, you will receive a email confirming your account.

Reset CareerConnect Password

  • If you forgot your password, please follow these steps to reset it:
    1. Go to this webpage
    2. Enter your net ID into the Username field without @uis.edu
    3. A message with a link to reset your password will be sent to your UIS email

If you have any problems trying to login to CareerConnect, please contact the Career Development Center at (217) 206-6508.