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Eastern Illinois University

Career Services

For employers or others with questions about engaging with EIU Career Services, please contact us by calling 217-581-2412 or email us at

The students and alumni of EIU have a lot to offer, including excellent academic preparation, a strong work ethic and a desire to be successful. Career Services is committed to providing innovative centralized career development and experiential learning services to students and alumni that enrich their academic experiences in order to produce an educated, individually responsible, open-minded and ethical career force for the State of Illinois and the larger global society.




Handshake is your online source for career and professional development. This is a tool you will want to use as early as your freshman year and continue using regularly until you graduate—or even beyond!. Click here for more information on Handshake.
Career services offers many workshops and clinics throughout the semester that students are encouraged to take advantage of. Click here for more information on our events.
Career Fairs are great opportunities to showcase your skills and talents. Each semester employers visit EIU to recruit upcoming graduates and students for internships and entry-level career opportunities. Click here for more information on career fairs.
This is your student’s life. This is their career. No one but your student can do the work and make the decisions necessary for them to find success and happiness. Career Services has the resources, skills, and experience to be of great assistance to them in that process, and to make their efforts more efficient and effective. Click here for more information for families.
Faculty and staff play a vital role in the promotion of Career Services to EIU students. We are always eager to collaborate with faculty and staff to provide students with the essential tools of career development. Click here for more information.