International Student Employment

The Career Development Center (CDC) offers a wide variety of services and tools to assist International Students to work towards their career goals.

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Career Prep Events for International Students

Career Suite – Spring 2023

*Career Suite Hours (in-person & Zoom) canceled (Wed., March 22nd and Thurs., March 23rd) for Career Expo

Regular Days/Times:

 DaysIn SAB 50Zoom
Monday2pm-3pm, central
Tuesday11am-12pm, central12pm-1pm, central
Wednesday2pm-3pm, central3pm-4pm, central
Thursday1pm-2pm, central2pm-3pm, central
Friday2pm-3pm, central 
  • In-Person: Career Center, Student Affairs Bldg (SAB) 50
  • Zoom: Join us at
  • Call-In: (217) 206-6508 or email
    • Get help writing a resume and/or cover letter
    • Have your resume, cover letter critiqued
    • Learn how to navigate CareerConnect and online systems
    •  Find helpful career-building resources and tools
    •  And much more!

Go to Career Suite for more details.

Resume Resources and Services

Getting Your Resume Started

Resume Critiques 

Work Options: Information About Work Eligibility

  • Office of International Student Services (OISS) will advise you about your work/intern eligibility
  • Review the F-1 Employment Guidelines provided by the OISS
  • On-campus jobs are handled by Student Employment housed in Financial Assistance
    • Undergraduate Students can only apply for Undergraduate Level Student Employment positions
    • Graduate Students can only apply for Grad Hourly Student Employment positions.
    • Learn more about the steps and requirements.

CDC Services & Resources