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Career Development

The MCB curriculum is designed to prepare you for a wide spectrum of career opportunities. Please see our Career Options for MCB Students Handout outlining many of the possibilities aforded to students in the MCB curriculum.

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Students and Recent Alumni Use Handshake @ Illinois to find:

  • Jobs and Internships
  • Upcoming Career Fairs
  • On-campus Recruiting Events
  • Networking Opportunities
  • A Calendar of Career Programs and Events

Partial List of Companies Where Our Recent Grads are Employed

  • AbbVie North Chicago, IL, Operations Development Program and Clinical Trial Operations Development Program
  • Eli Lilly Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Scientist-Manufacturing Science
  • Accenture, Management Consulting Analyst
  • Cerner Kansas City, MO, Consulting Analyst
  • Neurocognitive Kinesiology lab at UIUC, Research Technician
  • CSL Behring Bradley IL, QC Chemistry Analyst
  • Epic, Madison, WI, Quality Assurance
  • ProAmbulance, Champaign IL, EMT-B
  • Carle Foundation Hospital, plebotomist
  • ScribeAmerica, Medical Scribe
  • University of Illinois, Laboratory Technician
  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Research Technician
  • InnSight Technology
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Laboratory Technician
  • Feinberg School of Medicine Chicago, IL, Research Technician
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Chicago, IL, Research Technologist
  • UIUC Army ROTC, Champaign, IL, Gold Bar Recuiter


2017 ACES & Sciences Career Fair

Date: Thursday, October 5th, 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Activities and Recreation Center (ARC), 
201 East Peabody Drive
Champaign, IL 61820

Click here for an employer list: directory of attendees.

This job fair provides companies, institutes and government agencies an opportunity to meet agribusiness and science students at all levels. The career fair will give representatives from your company a chance to share information about your career and intern opportunities.

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteer shifts start before the fair, continue during and also after the fair ends.  If you would like to see what the fair is like and help make the fair a success, consider volunteering.  To ensure a t-shirt, be sure to register by Sept. 25th.

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  • Search for job and internship postings
  • View list of companies at career fairs
  • Schedule on-campus interviews
  • Upload your resume
  • Conduct a video mock interview

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Announcement Archives

Career Fairs

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Listed in chronological order.  Check the bottom of the list for the most recent fair dates.



Engineering Career Fair  September 12-13
Business Career Fair September 19-20
Engineering Employment Expo September 25-26
Civil & Environmental Engineering Job Fair  September 27-28 
ACES & Sciences Career Fair   October 5
International Career Festival  October 14
Graduate & Professional School Fair  October 18
Illini Career & Internship Fair October 19
LAS in C-U Internship Fair  November 6


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Post Date Company / Institution — Details
August 28, 2017 Abbott Operations Intern
June 27, 2017 City Internships — The Global Vanguard Program centers around an internship placement with a leading company. It is a semester-length program and is focused on students acquiring permanent, post-program employment. The Vanguard program is therefore most popular with rising seniors and recent graduates. Places are available in London, Paris, New York, Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C., Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sydney and Hong Kong. Those interested must apply by Friday, July 28th. Early application is advised; places are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Job Postings

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Post Date Company — Position — Type — Location — Application Deadline
Nov 13, 2017 Abbott NutritionOperations Management Intern — Part Time — Research Park
Sept 25, 2017 ScribekickMedical Scribe — Full Time — Various — Ongoing
Aug 14, 2017 University of Illinois DIA Content Tutors — Part Time — On Campus
Aug 14, 2017

University of Illinois — MCB communications office student assistant — Part Time — On Campus

The MCB communications office is seeking a student assistant to work a minimum of 10 hours and a maximum of 15 hours per week this fall.  The position involves science writing for the non-scientist, photography, design, formatting, organizing protocols, and creativity. No specific experience needed, however, the ideal candidate will embrace technology and be committed to heuristic learning. Interested applicants should email Stephanie Adams at for more information or to set up an interview.

Summer Enrichment

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Post Date Institution — Program — Location — Application Deadline
Sept 27, 2017 National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) Summer Opportunities Listings