While Illinois State students consistently use the Career Center’s employment services, alumni may not be aware resources exist for them as well.

Graduates can define and implement career goals or develop a job search strategy through one-on-one career advisement. Guidance is available for writing resumes and cover letters, or preparing for interviews.

Alumni near campus may attend career fairs that attract more than 200 employers. The events are held each semester, with graduates attending as recruiters or to seek employment.

The Alumni Association works with ISU’s Career Center to provide networking events away from campus as well. The center’s first-ever Alumni Career Fair will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on May 15 at Navy Pier. A list of other upcoming events is on the Career Center Web page.

Alumni unable to attend events or return to campus can still find assistance with a variety of online tools. FOCUS is an assessment for those interested in charting a new career path, or re-entering an education field. It helps individuals assess their personal attributes, make informed career decisions, and create a career plan that is compatible with their interests, skills, and goals.

Interview Stream, linked from the Career Center site, allows those with computer video access to tape themselves participating in a mock interview, and then review their performance privately. The Career Center has computers with video connection for those without such access.

E-Recruiting allows alumni to post resumes, access job postings, view upcoming Career Center events, and register for on-campus interviews. The center provides Skype access and private interview rooms for those who need the space for a phone or Skype interview.

For more detailed information visit CareerCenter.IllinoisState.edu or call (309) 438-2200.