Thank you for your interest in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's School of Chemical Sciences talent. The School of Chemical Sciences (SCS) Career Services office provides career management services and resources to undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Department of Chemistry.

The best way to reach Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry students is through our online job system, Handshake @ Illinois. Registration and job posting services on the system are available at no cost. You may also schedule on-campus recruiting and review student resumes through the system.

New users of Handshake @ Illinois need to click the register button and complete an online profile. A registered user may access the system by entering their username and password.

Please contact us if we can help in any way at (217) 333-1050. Office hours are 8:30am – 12:00noon and 1:00pm – 5:00pm CST. Office hours during the recruiting season are 7:30am – 12:00noon and 1:00pm – 5:00pm CST. The School of Chemical Sciences Career Services office is located in Room 105 Noyes Lab, 505 S. Mathews Avenue, Urbana. See travel information for directions and maps.

Life Lessons over Lunch

The “Life Lessons over Lunch” career program gives company representatives an opportunity to meet with a small group of students and share career advice and professional experience in an informal setting. This program provides employers with the opportunity to connect with students in addition to traditional interviewing & recruiting methods. By volunteering for this program, you can provide students with insights and wisdom from your own career path, while also building a positive and lasting presence on campus for you and your company. Our office will be glad to make all the arrangements, and you can either purchase lunch for the students or have the students bring a lunch. Again, this is very informal but can make a big impact on guiding our students! To schedule a lunch or for more information on this program, contact our office at (217) 333-1050 or e-mail

Student Organizations

Another great way to engage with students is through registered student organizations (or 'RSO's).  You can find a list of current student organizations here: and we would also be happy to connect you!

HireIllini and Illini Success

If you are interested in recruiting Illinois graduates from programs outside the School of Chemical Sciences, please visit

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Faculty Contacts and Faculty Research

Faculty Contacts

A listing of faculty members is available from the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering site or the Chemistry site.


Faculty Research

Find U of I Research, View Scholarly Works, and Discover New Collaborators

Identify potential collaborators. Find cutting-edge scholarly works. Showcase research expertise. Illinois Experts provides access to over 2,000 Illinois researcher profiles through an online, searchable portal, updated weekly from the Scopus abstract and citation database. As Illinois Experts continues to expand in disciplinary coverage, we are actively working to develop a resource that is both inclusive and representative of the breadth of research and scholarship strengths at Illinois. In 2018, Experts will grow to include up to 2,500 public researcher and scholar profiles from all Illinois disciplines, and expand to include patents, grants, and more. Learn more about Illinois Experts, a joint project of the University Library and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

Virtual Recruiting Best Practices

While students generally prefer to engage with potential employers in person, if you prefer to do so virtually, we have identified tips to help your recruitment season be successful.  Please review our Virtual Best Practices sheet.

Corporate Engagement

The SCS Career Services office provides several opportunities for companies to engage students. 

For the best branding ROI, become an SCS Career Services partner.

Along with our Life Lessons over Lunch program, you can participate in résumé critiques, case competitions, the annual SCS Spring Career Planning Day, mock interviews, and many others. Follow this link to complete the engagement form and set-up your corporate visit today.


The University of Illinois and the Chemical Sciences Career Services Office follow the recruiting guidelines posted on our HireIllini website. We trust that employers will embrace this practice of professional conduct during their recruiting activities on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus.