Career Services

The Office of Career Services' mission is to respect the individual strengths, goals, values, and cultural backgrounds of Eureka College students and alumni to help them uniquely develop their personal and professional sense of self, and to assist in the transition to the next phase of their lives.

 

Students will prepare for their future careers through access to services such as career counseling, interest inventories, résumé development, job-search workshops, career fairs, the new Eureka College Career L.A.U.N.C.H. on-campus career conference, alumni mentoring, internship guidance, and more. The Office also provides resources and information for students planning to further their studies in advanced degree programs at other colleges and universities.

 

The Office of Career Services strives to help students take what they’ve learned and experienced at Eureka College and apply it towards finding meaningful work as capable professionals.

 

99% of EC grads are employed or continuing their

education within 6 months of graduation.

 

Career Services Include:

  • Selecting a major
  • Résumé and cover letter development and feedback
  • Mock/practice interviews
  • Informational interviews
  • Exploring and defining career options
  • Developing job search strategies
  • Obtaining career-related experience
  • Identifying and connecting with prospective employers
  • Post-Graduate school research and application reviews
  • Career Assessments

 

Contact David Speiser, Director of Career Services at dspeiser@eureka.edu or call (309) 467-6431.

Career Services

Alumni Services & Opportunities to Give Back
Continuing partnerships: alumni partner with students & students partner with alumni
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Career Planning & Choosing a Major
Students often find that declaring a major or deciding on a career field is quite difficult. There are so many interesting choices in the world of work today that it is difficult to choose just one. The Career Services Office offers the opportunity to do some career exploration and planning using standard tools of the trade (inventories) and one-on-one career planning counseling.
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Career/Internship Fairs & Events
Meet with employers in an informal setting and learn more about job and internship opportunities offered by companies, government agencies, and non‐profit organizations. Some employers and fairs are focused on students from specific majors, but many are interested in students from any major.

Some fair are IN-PERSON and some are VIRTUAL.

A résumé is an essential document for an internship or career fair. Need a résumé? Start on the Career Development course on BRIGHTSPACE. Choose and download a template. Update it with your information, and then schedule and appointment with Career Services staff to fine-tune your résumé.
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Employers
Eureka College students have over 25 majors from which to choose to study. They also have over 40 organizations, several athletic teams, and several fraternities to choose to contribute to as members and leaders.
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Graduate & Professional School Resources
Here you will find many resources for Graduate and Professional School services around the state.
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Fellowships & Graduate Scholarships
Fellowship Programs are designed to support a range of experiences and activities including: graduate study in a specific field, research to advance work on a particular issue and other opportunities to further explore a particular field of work. They are generally short-term (few months to several years), sponsored by a specific association or organization seeking to expand leadership in their field and fellows typically receive a salary or stipend.
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Internship & Job Search Websites
Below you will find internship & job posting websites. Searching for an internship and/or job takes WORK and TIME. You should cast your net wide, and apply for MANY internships and/or jobs – this will give you options, and great experience in the application process.
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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 résumé. Internships receive college credit when registered as a class.
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Outcomes
The First Destination Study/Outcomes Survey is prepared annually by the Office of Career Services to summarize the post-graduation outcomes of the graduates and provide some insight as to the initial pathways of graduates who are entering the workforce as professionals or as students continuing their education.
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Faculty & Staff Resources
Faculty and staff serve as important resources for students throughout their career at Eureka College and beyond. From job specific questions to recommendation letters to providing professional networking connections, faculty and staff can help students and alumni succeed.
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