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About the Hart Career Center

Our Office


Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm, closed 12-1pm for lunch


Located on the 2nd floor of the Welcome Center, 1211 N Park St. Bloomington, IL 61701


(309) 556-3071 or

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 Our Services

The Hart Career Center is committed to empowering every Illinois Wesleyan University student to flourish in work and life. From career exploration to post-graduate success, we are here to provide support in navigating the college to career transition.


Handshake is the career services platform that we use to schedule appointments, share events, host career fairs, connect with employers, post internship/job opportunities, and more. Activate your Handshake account by using your IWU login.

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Meet 1-on-1 with a career advisor on our team to ask any career-related questions you may have! Our appointment categories include:

  • Career exploration: informational interviewing, job shadowing, networking, career readiness assessments, and help with choosing/changing your major
  • Internships: questions and interviewing, starting your search, and how to receive academic credit for your internship
  • Resumes: start, update, or review
  • Cover letters: start, update, or review
  • Personal Statements: start, update, or review
  • Handshake/LinkedIn profile: start, update, or review
  • Interviews: practice, preparation, and feedback
  • Graduate/Professional school: search, practice interviews, application materials review
  • Job: search, practice interviews, application materials review
  • Bio & Pre-Health advising
  • First-Year Student advising
  • Alumni career counseling
  • and more!

Make an appointment

Walk-In Wednesdays

No appointment necessary!
10 AM to Noon or 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Every Wednesday.
Resume Review - Cover Letter Help - Career Questions


Email Resume/Cover Letter Reviews

Email us at with your resume or cover letter as a Google Doc or Word Document and we will review it, make comments and return it to you within 48 hours.


Interview Rooms

Need a quiet space with a professional background for a virtual interview?
Email to reserve an interview room in the Hart Career Center.


Headshot Studio

Contact our office to set up an appointment for a professional headshot.
(309) 556-3071 or

 Our Staff

Professional Staff

Warren Kistner '83

Warren Kistner '83

Director, Career Center

Warren is an Illinois Wesleyan University alumnus of the class of 1983. He completed his undergraduate study in Business Administration with a minor in History. Following five years of Business Management experience, he completed a Master's in Counseling at Illinois State University. Warren has worked in career services since 1991. He started his tenure at IWU in 1995. Currently, his duties as director include career counseling, graduate school preparation, programming, employer development, alumni services, and administration/strategic planning. In his spare time, Warren enjoys traveling, biking, and reading. He is also a nature lover with a hobby of ponds and water gardens. He is actively engaged in the Bloomington-Normal community through Rotary International, American Red Cross and other philanthropic work. Professionally Warren has held many leadership roles in the College Career Consortium of Illinois, the Illinois Association of School, College, and University Staffing, the Midwest Association of Colleges & Employers, as well as other professional associations.

Patrick Zajac '18

Patrick Zajac '18

Assistant Director for Career Engagement

Patrick graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2018 with a major in Business Administration and minor in Human Services Management. During his time at Illinois Wesleyan, Patrick worked in the Hart Career Center for two years as the Special Events Coordinator where he facilitated the Career Center’s practice interview program, organized monthly career-focused programming, and advised students with resumes and cover letters. In addition, he was an Intern in IWU’s Admissions Office where he helped prospective students and their families with the college application process. Patrick was also involved on campus as a member of Alpha Kappa Psi and Collegiate DECA. In his role as the Assistant Director for Career Engagement, Patrick’s duties include advising students on internships, post-graduate planning, and career guidance. Patrick coordinates Illinois Wesleyan's centralized internship program and connects students to experiential learning opportunities to explore their fields of interest. He also assists students and faculty in navigating the process of receiving academic credit with internships. Patrick is very passionate about supporting students to pursue their career passions in this ever-changing recruiting landscape. In his free time, Patrick loves watching all Chicago sports teams, especially the Cubs, playing basketball, reading, and riding his bike. He alsoenjoys participating in community events and giving back to people in need.

Amie Keeton

Amie Keeton

Recruitment Coordinator/Orientation Services

Student Staff

Marketing Coordinator  

Designer Coordinator/Photographer    - Brooke Erhard '26

Special Events Coordinator  

Internship Program Assistant  - Chenille Claiborne '25

Internship Program Assistant - Chloe Shapkauski '27

Mock Interview Coordinator - Michael Ashton '27

Career Resource Assistant  - Shiza Dawood '28

Data Collection/Analysis - Sam Hea '25