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Career Management Center Resources

The Stuart School of Business in Chicago has a dedicated Career Management Center with resources to help you research industries and companies, search for jobs, find and compare salary information, assess your professional skills, optimize your resume, and polish your interviewing skills. Information about internships and co-ops and key points about each are also available.

Contact to make an appointment to explore your career options or to learn more about any of these resources.

Stuart Career Management Center Resources & Guides

Assessment Tools

  • Career Leader: A business career self-assessment tool designed to help you understand your interests, values, and abilities and how they relate to various industries and functions. Please email to request access to this assessment tool.
  • O*Net Skills Search: Conduct a self-assessment of your skills and explore the jobs that use those skills.
  • CareerKey: This site offers career tests, free e-books, and other tools to help connect your academic major and personality type to various career options.

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Internships and Co-Ops: Information for International Students

If you are on a F-1 visa, you are eligible to work under Curricular Practical Training (CPT) after you have completed two full terms of study. If you are a transfer student or have completed another degree from a U.S. institution other than IIinois Tech, you must complete at least 9 credit hours at Illinois Tech before participating in CPT. Review the Co-Op/Internship Authorization Packet for Master's students or Ph.D. and undergraduate students and visit the International Center website for additional information.

View the fall 2017 timelines for new internships and co-ops, as well as for students who are renewing their co-ops in fall 2017.


An internship is a one-semester employment commitment with one employer. Students can work a maximum of 20 hours per week. During the summer semester, students can exceed the 20 hours per week limit. Internships must relate to your field of study and must be paid.


A co-op is a paid position for a minimum of two semesters with one employer. Students can work full-time (20+ hours per week), or part-time (less than 20 hours per week). A co-op must be related to the student’s field of study. Students must submit Work Term Evaluations (Student Evaluation form and the Employer Evaluation form) before their co-op is renewed for the next term. Students should have the Work Term Evaluations approved by their Academic Advisor before submitting them to the Stuart Career Management Center. The Stuart CMC will then process the co-op renewal application and forward the information to the International Center for the issuance of the new I-20 form. Students cannot begin work until they have the new I-20 form. 

Learn more about GPA requirements, registration fees, and important deadlines for internships and co-ops.