Welcome Parents!

The Hart Career Center is dedicated to assisting students with their career goals.  We know that families play a large role in influencing a student’s career decision-making, positive adjustment to college, development of self-confidence and autonomy.  We are excited to partner with you as your student learns, grows and decides on a career path to follow.

The Hart Career Center provides 4 main areas of support for students at IWU:

What can you do to support your child?

  • Help identify strengths & passions
  • Encourage student to explore through:
    • Introductory courses
    • Job shadowing or informational interviews
    • Career Center meetings or programs
    • Involvement in campus groups, volunteering or internships

Successful students tend to:

  • Get “Practical!”
  • Visit Early and often
  • Take advantage of networking opportunities
  • Practice and develop interviewing skills

How can you help support other Illinois Wesleyan students?

  • Support campus involvement balanced with academic achievement
  • Emphasize internships and volunteering
  • Activate and share your network (Are you LinkedIn?)
  • Help them think widely about options, and…
  • Encourage students to visit the Career Center early and often!
  • Meet our staff
    • Determine Career possibilities
    • Explore internship opportunities
    • Develop resume & cover letters
    • Participate in practice interviews