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Career Resource Center

student and recruiter at job fair

We know you're enhancing your education to fuel your career. That matters to us, too. We're here to help.

The UIC College of Nursing considers it a priority to assist students with  job search preparation, professional development and networking. Some of the services offered are listed below.

Current students: Find more career resources in CollegeInsider.

Mock interviews with nurse managers/recruiters

Offered: Fall and spring semesters

Students have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with nurse managers and HR recruiters from local hospitals. Last year, mock interviewers came from:

  • Advocate Health Care
  • UI Health (University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System)
  • Northwestern Medicine
  • Presence Health
  • Cook County Health and Hospitals System
  • Infant Welfare Society of Chicago

What an amazing opportunity to practice interviewing skills and work out anxieties in a safe environment! I feel more prepared as I start the job search process.

Erin Christmas  |  MS '18

Professional nurse manager panel

Offered: Spring semester

At this popular event, nurse managers share job search strategies and tips on how to succeed in the field. In 2018, panelists came from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital and University of Illinois Hospital.

Job and internship fairs

Offered: Fall and spring semesters

Good old-fashioned job fairs! Employers and recruiters come to the Chicago campus with information on employment opportunities. Recently, these organizations have been represented at our fairs:

  • Advocate Health Care
  • Aerotek
  • Almost Home – Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital
  • Chicago Family Health Center
  • Cook County Health and Hospitals System
  • Metropolitan Correctional Center
  • Fresenius Medical Care
  • Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
  • JourneyCare, Inc.
  • Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly
  • MCC Healthcare Services
  • NorthShore University Health System
  • Northwestern Medicine
  • Oakton Community College
  • Randstad Life Sciences
  • Roseland Community Hospital
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Saint Anthony Hospital
  • Season’s Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Thresholds: Bright Futures for People with Mental Illness
  • Unity Hospice of Chicagoland
  • United States Navy
  • UI Health

Employers: Post your job openings

Resume workshops

Offered: Fall and spring semester

HR recruiters provide detailed explanations, as well step-by-step processes, for creating an effective resume.

One-on-one resume editing

Offered: Year-round

Students can meet with the assistant director of student affairs, who will review and give presonalized feedback on resume and cover letters.

Career exploration and advice

Offered: Year-round

Networking and mentoring

Offered: Year-round