Career Services

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Located in Student Programs and Services Office, Cerf Center
300 E. College Ave.,
Eureka, IL 61530
p: 309-467-6413
f: 309-467-6437
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Discover what Career Services can do for you – the student, prospective student, or alumnus of Eureka College.

Our Mission

The mission of the Career Services Office is to provide students and alumni of Eureka College with the best available resources for preparing for and finding employment in today’s world through access to job fairs, workshops, and access to Internet services. Students will prepare for the job search through such services as resume development, job-search workshops, interest inventories, career planning, and alumni mentoring program, as well as involvement in exciting and valuable internship opportunities. The Career Office also provides resources and information for students planning to further their studies in advanced degree programs at other colleges and universities.

 

Career Planning

Career Planning begins the moment a student enrolls at Eureka College. Students can visit the Career Services Office to develop a plan of action for their time at Eureka. Career Services offers such tools as career research and exploration, self-assessment, volunteer experiences, internship opportunities, job search workshops, and a mentoring program with alumni of the college. All are geared to assist the student in planning a future and developing the objectives to reach their ultimate goal.

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Job Opportunities

Career Opportunities in Education and the Private Sector can be accessed via The Eureka College Career Services Web Pages via EC Career Link for our students and alumni.

 

Graduate School Exploration

Those considering graduate study are encouraged to visit the Career Center early to develop an action plan for their future as well. Assistance and guidance to help in preparing for entrance exams, exploring programs and institutions, and the application process is available. A good exploration web site to begin with is www.gradschools.com.

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Internships

Internships are an excellent way to learn more about your chosen field, to gain practical working experience, to make network contacts, and to build your resume. Internships receive college credit when registered as a class. Internship credit may be obtained at two levels, 295 and 495, as follows:

  • 295: Student must have a minimum 2.25 GPA and six hours of class work in the major area of study.
  • 495: Student must have a minimum 2.25 GPA and 12 hours of class work in the major area of study, with at least 6 hours at the 300 level.

All students may earn up to 16 hours of credit through internships, but these hours do not count toward completion of a major or a minor (see the College Catalog for any exceptions). A student may earn up to 16 hours of credit per internship. Hours of credit are determined by the number of hours the student works on the internship: one hour of credit for every 40 hours worked. Internships being done for academic credit or graded on a pass/fail basis.

Students are also encouraged to make an appointment to meet with the Career Services Director to discuss other resources and information available to help in finding and securing an internship. Internships can also be obtained through faculty, friends, or other contacts. All students desiring an internship must complete an Internship Workshop, a Career Services application, have a written resume, and will be required to complete an agreement form. Make an appointment with Career Services to map out your approach to an internship. Internships being done for academic credit must be pre-approved prior to the beginning of the internship experience.

All necessary paperwork must be submitted prior to the final day to add courses to one’s schedule. Students should be advised that it is completing the required internship paperwork late could impact financial aid and a student’s account. Thus, it is recommended that all paperwork be completed early in the prior semester before the internship experience will take place.

 

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