Career Services

All of us at JIU understand that it takes much more than the desire to succeed in today's competitive marketplace. That's why we have enhanced our suite of career-building tools and resources to help our students more effectively advance their careers and transform their lives.

As a student - and alumnus - you will have access to Total Professional Advantage 2.0, an exclusive career development portal and program customized just for you.

Gain the JIU advantage

When you enroll at JIU, you will have made that first important step toward expanding your personal and professional horizons. Here is just a sample of the extensive career-development tools and services you get exclusively at JIU:

  • Total Professional Advantage™ 2.0 Seminar.  Once admitted to JIU you will have immediate access to our interactive career development workshops that prepare you to meet workplace challenges and culminate in a personal online portfolio showcasing your unique talents and accomplishments.  You will also have the opportunity to receive feedback from faculty and your advisor on your portfolio.
  • The Blog and Bulletin Board. JIU's Total Professional Advantage 2.0 Blog provides fresh career-related content and tips for job seekers, while our Bulletin Board provides a useful Forum for students and alumni to interact and post information by subject area. 
  • The JIU Library.  As a JIU student or alumnus, you will have unrestricted access to our renowned, comprehensive digital library, including customized career-related research guides, articles, databases and resources all designed specifically to facilitate your professional growth, development and continued success.
  • Career Development Tools and Resources.  TPA 2.0 now offers its own unique portal with dynamic content, tailored specifically to a student's academic program, along with an expanded set of tools and resources including:
    • job and internship listings
    • podcasts
    • career development videos
    • career articles
    • assessment tool
    • career guides
    • job profiles