Our graduates become graphic designers, art directors, artists, art therapists, architects, creative managers, art consultants, teachers, professors, photographers, art administrators, product designers, web developers, 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.
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 workshops on:
Read the Career Center's Steps to Success and visit the Center to keep your career plans on a successful path.
Call the Career Center at (309) 556-3071 to schedule an appointment with a career counselor