Frequently Asked Questions
Handshake @ Illinois is the Grainger College of Engineering’s centralized career services management system that allows employers to post full-time, part-time, and internship/co-op opportunities online.
Through this platform, you will receive important messages from our office about registering for career fairs, posting jobs, requesting interview rooms, and other employer campus engagement activities. There is no cost to register for a Handshake @ Illinois account.
In addition, employers can download resumes for students who have uploaded a resume in Handshake and interacted with the company.
Please consult Handshake’s employer help center to create an account, post jobs, and download students resumes
Please review our campus recruiting policies online if you have not yet done so. You are expected to abide by these policies.
How does the ECS team help to recruit?
The Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is home to some of the world’s brightest young minds and future leaders in technology. Engineering Career Services (ECS) is your gateway to these talented students by providing meaningful opportunities to connect. The ECS team organizes Engineering Career Fair twice a year and manages On-Campus Interviews.
To meet your goals, the ECS team provides tools and strategies for employers to connect with Grainger Engineering talent, help employers build a strong employer brand, and develop recruiting strategies to hire students for internships or full-time employment efficiently and effectively.
Develop Recruiting Strategy
Expand Outreach and Engagement
- Partner with Departments/Units and Student Organizations
- Subscribe to ECS Employer Newsletters
- Checkout Upcoming Recruiting/Engagement Events
- Career Fair Inquiries email@example.com
- General Inquiries firstname.lastname@example.org
How to develop recruiting strategies to meet your business goals?
Please share your recruiting needs and subscribe to ECS Employer Newsletters
An ECS staff will follow up with you to 1) develop recruiting strategies based on your goals and partner with Engineering Department/Unit Corporate and Alumni Relations Representatives and student organizations; 2) help determine which recruiting and engagement opportunities best fit your business goals.
How to host an on-campus event?
Students appreciate the opportunity to hear from engineers about industry trends, new technology, or other ways engineering is helping to address global challenges. In addition to branding the organization, you can showcase the career opportunities available and identify interested, high-potential candidates for open positions.
ECS is a small team of dedicated professionals responding to the needs of thousands of students and employers. We do not provide logistic support for on-campus info sessions/events. Please refer to the Guide to On-Campus Events to plan accordingly.
It’s recommended that you partner with Engineering Department/Unit Corporate and Alumni Relations Representatives and student organizations for logistic support for on-campus info sessions and recruiting events. There are also many great campus town restaurants that offer the ability to host events.
Be sure to announce your event on the Handshake so that the maximum number of students are aware of the event!
How to promote job postings and events?
Please make sure the jobs/internships/events have been posted on Handshake.
You can visit the Handshake Help Center for assistance with job postings, resume books, and events.
It’s recommended that you partner with Engineering Department/Unit Corporate and Alumni Relations Representatives and student organizations to promote job postings and events.
When is the upcoming Engineering Career Fair? Where to find previous career fair data and trends?
Please visit Engineering Career Fair for details.
How to reserve rooms for On-Campus Interviews?
Please visit On-Campus Interview for details.