Our graduates become graphic designers, UI/UX designers, product designers, art directors,
motion designers, artists, architects, creative managers, art consultants, teachers,
professors, photographers, art administrators, web developers, design researchers
and strategists, curators, art historians, gallery and museum administrators, to name
just a few. Many of our alumni go on to graduate school and we encourage you to seek assistance from your advisor
and the Career Center before and during the application process.
Where your career leads depends largely on how you apply yourself, both during your undergraduate years and immediately after. Discuss your goals and
interests with your advisor early and often, gain internships during the school year
and/or summer months, seek out leadership opportunities, learn new skills on and off
campus, take a variety of courses, study abroad, engage in extracurricular activities
(professional clubs, service, athletics), attend career and graduate school fairs
and visit the Career Center.
The Hart Career Center
Regardless of the major you choose at Illinois Wesleyan, you will be able to think
critically, solve problems creatively, and communicate effectively, both speaking
and writing. Why? Because that is what graduate schools and employers want to see
in potential candidates. In a recent survey by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, business executives say
they care more about job candidates' thinking, communication and problem-solving skills
than they do about their undergraduate majors.
The Hart Career Center maintains Handshake, an updated online database of post-graduate job opportunities. The Career Center
assists current students with attaining their future career goals, supporting them
both while they are in school and after they graduate. The Center offers frequent
- Career guidance and exploration
- Internship planning and search support
- Resume development and practice interviews
- Graduate and professional school preparation
- Interviewing Skills
- Job search and recruiting assistance
Read the Career Center's Steps to Success and visit the Center to keep your career
plans on a successful path.
Hart Career Center Steps to Success Handshake Focus2 Video Vault Going Global
Call the Career Center at (309) 556-3071 to schedule an appointment with a career counselor