Careers & Job Placement

The English Department Placement Service

The English graduate program offers a Placement Service designed to meet the needs of graduates seeking college teaching jobs. Job Placement Directors help our graduates, both MAs and PhDs, to create effective dossiers.  They route job notices to candidates (with the help of the Placement Service), coordinate efforts by faculty to help job-seekers, give advice about letters of recommendation and interviewing, arrange mock interview sessions prior to the annual Modern Language Association Convention in December, and in all other ways help our graduates in their job search. The Placement Service distributes job announcements, sends out dossiers on request, and serves as a general information center about academic job openings.

Career Development at The Graduate College

Graduate College Career Development supports graduate students and postdocs as they build meaningful careers at Illinois and beyond. For students pursuing careers inside of, outside of, and adjacent to academia, Career Development assists students recognizing and prioritizing strengths, interests, and preferences as the foundation for career exploration.