UIS CareerConnect

Log into CareerConnect

First Time Users: Instructions

  1. Click Go to this webpage
  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

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.