Student Life

Career Development Center

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    Devin Johnson: Sophomore, Computer Science/Business Major
    "The CDC has helped me in many ways, including doing a mock interview and resume critique before I interviewed for an on-campus job during my first-year at WIU. I also met with a staff member to discuss my four year plan as to what I should be doing each year to ensure I am on track for career success."

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    Amanda Alexander: RPTA Alum
    "My experience with the WIU Career Development Center was excellent and I am so happy I took full advantage of all their services. They are THERE for YOU! The staff have always been fully supportive and truly want to help. I feel 100% honored to say the Career Development Center helped me immensely to grow into the young professional that I am and that they helped me get the job that I have today"

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    Adam Kerns: Freshman - Special Education Major
    "I am so glad I visited the CDC early. The staff worked with me on developing a career plan to achieve my goal of becoming a Special Education Teacher. I am looking forward to getting started on my resume and attending workshops this year."

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    James Chapman: Communication-Alumni
    "The Career Development Center has a very passionate staff that are willing to provide resources that a student would need to have a successful career."

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    Ryan Ricketts: Agriculture Business major and member of the WIU Football Team
    "Visiting the Career Development Center helped me sharpen and finalize my resume. My mock interview at the CDC helped me understand the interview process and how a person should act and respond to questions. After going through the mock interview, I felt prepared for an upcoming interview for an internship and was not as nervous. I will continue to use the CDC and the resources the CDC has until I have obtained the job I am looking for."

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The Career Development Center provides comprehensive services to educate students and alumni on how to create and achieve their personal career goals through career planning and preparation. Western Illinois University and the WIU Career Development Center cannot guarantee, be responsible, or be liable for securing employment (full-time, part-time, intern, co-op, and contract) for any student or alumni. Services include:

  • Career Planning, Preparation, and Goal Setting
  • Resume, Cover Letter, and Reference Page Assistance
  • Job and Internship Listings and Searching Techniques
  • On-Campus Career Fairs and On-Campus Employer Recruiting
  • Mock Interviewing (In-Person, Telephone, and Skype)
  • University 390 Pre-Employment Preparation Class
  • Group Presentations and Workshops

Contact Info

Career Development Center
Memorial Hall 125
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Phone: (309) 298-1838

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Career Fairs

2014 Law Enforcement Fair
Tuesday Sept. 16, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Union Grand Ballroom
WIU-Quad Cities Fall Business Career Fair 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Riverfront Hall, 3300 River Drive, Moline, IL
Fall 2014 Career and Internship Fair
Tuesday Oct. 7th, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Union Grand Ballroom