Better Because of Illinois
  • Undergraduate Business program ranked #16 in the nation US News & World Report
  • #3 preferred institution for recruiters Wall Street Journal
  • The ILLINOIS College of Business student teams won the 2006, 2010 and 2011 Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) National Business Case Competitions.

Careers & Internships

Business works.

A College of Business degree is designed to prepare you for the real world. While you might find narrow specializations with other degrees, you'll seriously discover that business is wide, versatile, and applicable to almost any career. Accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, nonprofits, management—we could name a million more.

So when it's time to apply the concepts you're learning in class for more hands-on opportunities that fit your career goals, check out Business Career Services (BCS for short). They'll help you find your ideal position—from job-shadowing programs and internships to full-time employment. You'll get access to loads of resources that will give you a well-deserved advantage in the job search, whether you're a current student or recent graduate.

Over 400 companies actively recruit Illinois College of Business students. And in Fall 2011, over 180 companies came to campus for the Business Career Fair, conducting over 10,000 interviews during the year. BCS has built some super-strong ties with hundreds of corporations in all kinds of industries, including:

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Abercrombie & Fitch Corporate
  • Deloitte
  • Caterpillar
  • Google
  • McDonald's Corporation
  • Ford Motor Company
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • The Norther Bank & Trust
  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • Kraft
  • GE
  • PepsiCo
  • Boeing
  • Walmart
  • The Nielsen Corporation
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • KPMG
  • W.W. Grainger, Inc.
  • Ernst & Young
  • John Deere
  • Goldman Sachs
  • State Farm