Career Advice

Free Advice! Early planning with a Career Counselor will make sure you have the right skills to be the top candidate and increase your chances of getting internships and jobs.

Our Counselors may help you with:Career Counselor Bobbi Kingery assisting student

  • choosing a major/career
  • determining career options within your major
  • suggestions on electives
  • what career field fits your personality
  • resumes & cover letter critiques
  • interview preparation
  • job search strategies
  • internship resources
  • graduate/professional school assistance
  • employer research
  • and MORE!

Please stop by 1301 Human Services Center or call our office at 217-581-2412 to schedule an appointment with one of our Career Counselors or, even better-

Schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor online!  

Find a time they are available and book it with a snap! 

Log in with your PAWS username (EIU Net ID) and password    
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From your Homepage, click on Schedule a Counseling Appointment from the right side menu options.

  • Select a Counseling Type that best fits your reason for a visit. 
  • Select a Counselor (based on major).  
  • Select Appointment Length.  (60 minutes for all appointments, except BUS 1000).
  • Select a date from calendar and appointment times available will appear.
  • Review appointment criteria and submit.


An e-mail reminder will be sent a day prior to your appointment.     

Need to cancel or reschedule?   No problem!  You can easily change your appointment via your account!    

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