Ways to Gain Experiences

Make the Most of Your College Experience!

Whether you're just starting out in your career or looking to make a change, gaining experience is crucial to your success. Here are some ways to gain valuable experience and explore your career interests!


Internships are a great way to gain hands-on experience in a specific field or industry. 

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Research experience can be valuable opportunity to develop your analytics and problem-solving skills.

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Student Organizations

Involving in student organizations can help you develop leadership and communication skills and meet new people that benefit your career.

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Volunteering is a great way to break into a new field and gain experiences! 

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Online Courses and Certifications

By completing these courses and certifications, you can demonstrate your expertise and boost your career prospects. Your University of Illinois email can get you free access to LinkedIn Learning!

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Personal Projects

It can be starting your own blog, creating a website, or developing an app. By working on these projects, you can develop new skills and demonstrate your abilities to potential employers.

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