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Examples of Student and Graduate Jobs

We are often asked where our students/graduates work. Below is a list of sample positions (some with identifying information removed) that gives applicants an answer to that question. We are proud of the public service contribution are graduates are making.

  • President, Woods Fund of Chicago
  • Program Director, General Studies at Midwest University
  • Business Relations Consultant
  • Senior Physician Recruiter at Large Heathcare System
  • Principal Strategy Consultant at Baxter Strategic Consulting Group
  • French Language Trainee at Foreign Service Institute
  • Manager at University of Illinois Foundation
  • JOPES Analyst at USARCENT, 3rd Army
  • Student – Naval War College
  • Teach for America, Corps Member
  • Director, Habitat for Humanity Chapter
  • Procurement Compliance Monitor at Executive Ethics Commission
  • Wind Energy Program Coordinator at Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University
  • Senior Accountant, Girl Scouts of Central Illinois
  • Director, Municipal Housing Authority
  • Health Initiatives Representative at American Cancer Society
  • National Parks Conservation Association – Center for Park Management Program Coordinator
  • Supervisor, Planning, Research & Development at Illinois Department on Aging
  • Mid-level manager, Seoul Municipal Government
  • Community Outreach Coordinator and Liaison at Louisville Metro Government
  • Operations Budget Analyst, Governor’s Office of Management and Budget
  • Community Relations Coordinator
  • Probation Officer
  • Villiage of Chapin Villiage President, Crisis Management Director
  • Programme Associate, United Nations
  • Research Manager, Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and Quantum Growth Partnership
  • Staff Assistant to Dept. Director of Highways
  • Supervisory Adjudications Officer for U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • Investigator, US Food and Drug
  • Police Officer with the City of Belvidere Illinois Police Department
  • Program Manager for the State of Utah
  • Courtroom Services Supervisor for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • C-5 Pilot in the Air Force
  • Acting Warden, Correction Center
  • Fire Dept. Dir. Of Public Education
  • Supervisory Veterary Officer
  • Public Works Director
  • Budget Tech, Corps of Engineers
  • Assistant Agricultural Commissioner and Sealer
  • Environmental Engineer, Indian Health Service
  • Military Police Team Leader, Army National Guard
  • Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
  • Criminal Investigations Supervisory Sergeant, Police
  • EPA Field Scene Coordinator
  • Financial Manager of Research Center
  • HR Analyst
  • Central Illinois Foodbank, Public Relations Manager
  • Chief of Staff – Community College
  • Director of Program at Girl Scouts of Central Illinois

Our most recent survey of a cohort of graduates is here.

See Application Process for the admission process instructions.

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