Career Services

Career Services offers a wide variety of career and job search services for students and community members, as described below. The office is located in the Advising, Counseling, and Career Services Office on the main level of Menard Hall, in the Student Services hallway. For more information, call 217-786-2210 or toll free at 800-727-4161, ext. 62210. Information is also available at

Career Exploration

Students who are undecided about a career or program major can visit the Career Services Office. The center offers career counseling, self-assessment tools and information about various careers and occupational trends. Specifically the center offers:

  • access to Career Cruising, an interactive Internet program that matches skills and interests with particular careers;
  • O*net Interest Inventory;
  • career counselors to assist students in all areas of career exploration and planning; and
  • a current collection of information on career possibilities for each academic major.

Job Search Assistance

The Career Services office receives job postings from companies and corporations in Springfield and the surrounding areas. These jobs are listed in the College Central Network, a job search database. Students may visit to set up a free account to access jobs and internships and post their resume for employers to view. Available jobs are also posted on the bulletin board in the Student Services hallway in Menard Hall outside Advising, Counseling and Career Services. The office also provides assistance with cover letter and resume writing techniques, interviewing skills, job search techniques and proper business etiquette. A computer lab is available for job search activities and resume writing.