Job scammers are targeting University of Illinois students through email with fictitious positions that require students to process payments. Being offered money or requested to send or process payment is not part of the standard recruiting process, even if the scammer indicates that your resume was sent to them from career services.
How do you recognize a scam? Any job offer that requires you pay a fee in advance may be a scam. Any recruiters that use a free email account such as Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo is likely a scammer. An offer without interviewing you is also very suspicious. Don’t part with your social security number and other personal information via email. If you come across an email or job listing that you believe may be a scam, please do not hesitate to contact the Career Center at email@example.com a career services office in your college.
Schedule Appointments online with The Career Center!
The Career Center has launched a new online appointment scheduler. You can find a link on our homepage as an announcement: https://www.careercenter.illinois.edu/ to schedule a counseling appointment and a mock interview, and also request a personal statement review.
OPT Job Search Workshop on May 26 from 2-4 PM
Are you now looking for an OPT job? Are you struggling with less employment opportunities for international students? Two former international students, Harrison Ding, the Founder & CEO of MLN.com and Wen Zhang, the UIAAAN Board Member / UIUC Advertising Alumna will share their job search journey as an international student and how they managed to stay motivated and be successful. This event is hosted by The Career Center and co-sponsored by University of Illinois Asian American Alumni Network. Due to a space constraint, please RSVP here. For more information, contact Un Yeong Park at firstname.lastname@example.org.