The Career Development Center aspires to be a comprehensive career information and
preparation resource for students, graduates, and alumni. The Career Development Center
seeks to guide students through the process of career goal setting and attainment:
providing outstanding career development services, utilizing best practices, facilitating
educational and experiential application. By guiding students, graduates and alumni,
while educating them on making informed career choices, decisions, and contributions
in a global society.
The Career Development Center prepares Chicago State University students, graduates
and alumni to begin successful and fulfilling careers by providing career development
and job search services. The center utilizes career education activities and employer
organizations throughout the US to accomplish its mission.
The Chicago State University Career Development Center shall embrace andService:
adhere to the following values:
We value providing an environment that is welcoming and responsive to students' graduates,
alumni and employer partners.Student Centered
We will provide our students with optimal customer service.
We value providing a culture of inclusion while working with students and employer
We value and respect professional standards set forth by the national Association
of Colleges and Employers and Chicago State University.
We value establishing professional relationships that provide beneficial opportunities
We value providing services that are accessible to students, graduates and employer
We value the demonstration of responsibility and accountability.
We value the application of Ethics, Diversity, Accessibility, Integrity and Student
The JLD program is designed to assist currently enrolled undergraduate students with
locating part-time or full-time jobs to aid in the development of basic employment
skills and experiences. Jobs can be temporary or permanent and may vary in salary
For more information contact:
Mr. Christopher Williams, Minority Internship Program Director
The Minority Internship Program is designed specifically for full-time undergraduate
and graduate students enrolled at Chicago State, Governors State, Northeastern Illinois,
Eastern Illinois and Western Illinois Universities. The program is open to African
Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans (or Pacific Islanders), Native Americans
and Alaskan Natives. Selection is competitive and applicants must follow application
Minority Internship Program Application (.pdf)
- Obtain and read the brochure describing the Internship Program thoroughly before completing
the application process. All responses should be typewritten.
- Write a 3-5 page , double spaced, typed essay and submit it with the completed application.
In the essay, discuss your goals for the internship and comment on: Skills and talents
that you have developed in volunteer, academic or work settings, and wish to continue
to develop during the internship; areas of expertise you hope to develop; ways in
which an internship experience will enhance your academic program; and plans for the
future personal, academic and professional development.
- Ask three people to submit letters of recommendation on your behalf. At least two
of the people should be individuals who can evaluate your academic work.
- Arrange to have the most recent college and/or university transcripts submitted directly
from the Registrar's Office.
- Submit an updated copy of your resume.