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About Illinois Wesleyan University

Illinois Wesleyan University is an undergraduate liberal arts college located in Bloomington-Normal, IL. IWU consists of two colleges:

  • The College of Liberal Arts - confers Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Arts degrees
  • The College of Fine Arts - confers Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Music Education

View the majors offered at IWU

About the Hart Career Center

The Craig C. Hart Career Center offers services for employers and graduate/professional schools for recruitment and publicity.

View our employer brochure

Employer Services

The Hart Career Center uses Handshake as our career services platform for our employer and job database. Create a Handshake account for free and connect with colleges that use the platform to share opportunities with students.

We are able to provide on-campus interviews in-person and virtually. We hope to make luncheon arrangements with you during an in-person visit, which can include Hart Career Center staff and IWU faculty from certain departments.

The Hart Career Center will advertise your recruiting visit to students before your interview date. If you would like to share publicity materials with our office, we would be happy to pass it along to interested students and targeted faculty.

Post a Job/Internship Opportunity

Full-time/part-time jobs, paid/unpaid internships, experiential learning, and volunteer opportunities are shared with students through Handshake, our career services platform for our employer and job database (please note that IWU does not support cooperative education or co-ops). Post an opportunity to Handshake for our students!


On-Campus interviews can be scheduled Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm during the Fall and Spring semesters. We accommodate both open and pre-select interviews for students. Please contact Patrick Zajac, Employer Relations, at or (309) 556-3095 before posting an interview schedule to Handshake in order for us to collaborate with publicity efforts and scheduling.

Career Fairs

Participate in a Career Fair to meet students seeking internship/job opportunities and looking to continue their education in graduate/professional schools! Promote your organization and its benefits directly to IWU students at our Fall Career & Internship Fair, Fall Nursing Career Fair & Spring Job & Internship Fair. Register for Career Fairs in Handshake or email Amie Keeton, for more information.


College Career Consortium of Illinois (CCCI)

IWU is a member of CCCIllinois, a dynamic and respected consortium of 18 colleges and universities with a collective enrollment of over 56,000 students and more than 250 majors. Membership is limited to Illinois, small, private, non-proprietary, four-year liberal arts colleges and universities.

CCCI is best known for it's premier job fair, CareerFest (held each spring), and for collaborative interviewing programs including Fall Interview Day (for accounting firms). View more information about CCCI.

Employer Feedback

Read testimonials from employers who have worked directly with IWU students! 

  • “We have an excellent relationship with IWU—a relationship based on the shared values of the institutions which is reflected in the high-caliber graduates and excellent leadership within the Hart Career Center.”
    Mark Schwamberger, Vice President and Controller, State Farm Insurance

  • “Illinois Wesleyan students have been ideal interns because of their professionalism, their ability to operate independently and their level of responsibility in investigating specific topics.”
    Doug Johnson, Executive Director, McLean County Arts Center

  • “Our relationship with Illinois Wesleyan is time-tested. Students are prepared to contribute early in their careers with a strong academic foundation and the leadership qualities necessary to engage with a complex, global organization."
    Scott Searles, Senior Consultant, Kimberly-Clark Corporation

  • “Illinois Wesleyan candidates tend to have superior innovation and problem-solving skills, as well as curiosity about the world and eagerness to learn. They’ve often had opportunities to become well-rounded talents through undergraduate research, international travel, independent study or other experiences.”
    Patrick Palmer, Partner, VSA Partners brand and marketing firm

  • “Success in our organization is dependent on one’s ability to build relationships and communicate effectively, and the liberal arts education at Illinois Wesleyan builds these skills.”
    Jim Majernik, Deals Director focusing on Capital Markets & Accounting Advisory, PwC

  • “We view interns’ experience with us as a 12-week job interview. The experience with us is an opportunity for the interns to determine if they can see themselves having a career here, in addition to our determining if they fit in with the company.”
    Ashley McClintock, University Relations Manager, GROWMARK, Inc.

  • "Thank you for all of the hard work in support of the US Peace Corps. I look forward to our continued collaborative efforts."
    Peace Corps.

  • "Thank you for everything you do to promote our projects and find us excellent student interns!"
    McLean County Museum of History

  • "We enjoy working with the Hart Career Center. The staff knows each candidate personally, which is critical in achieving great fit. Our recent hires are both Rock Stars!"
    Leo Burnett

  • "What an outstanding intern. We are very pleased to be able to offer her a permanent full-time position in the near future!"
    COUNTRY Financial

  • "Our intern will be missed! Absolutely one of our best ever. Send more like him!"
    Collaborative Solutions

  • "Our intern has been doing outstanding work. The staff love her and want her to come work in the department after graduation."
    Advocate BroMenn Health Center

  • "Best intern I've EVER worked with!"
    Community Cancer Center


Patrick Zajac - Assistant Director for Career Engagement

Department - Career Center