Career Forum & Job Search Resources

The Statistics & Mathematics Career Forums are held during the Fall and Spring terms of each academic year. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to attend the Career Forums to meet and network with various companies who may be hiring for full-time, part-time, or internship work. Students in Statistics, Statistics + CS, Mathematics, and Mathematics + CS programs are welcomed to attend the event by registering beforehand during the announced registration period. Additionally, students interested in being apart of the Career Forum will want to register with Handshake @ Illinois in order to create their unique account and network with employers more efficiently. Through Handshake you will also be notified of other career fairs and forums that are held across campus and that are open to students outside of a particular degree program. 

Students who register before the posted deadline can opt to have their resumes provided to the attending companies in advance. You are still encouraged to bring several copies of your current resume for employers to view during the event. Students are encouraged to research the posted list of companies in advance of the event so that they may prepare for quick discussions with recruiters during the event or possibly on the spot interviews. In addition to doing research on the attending companies you should also take advantage of the many workshops and services provided by The Career Center. In addition to hosting a variety of workshops, they can help you write your resume, cover letter, personal statement, and general professional communication and letters

The attending companies for each career forum does change depending on availability of a recruiter and the availability of positions they have to offer. So be sure to review the attending companies each semester upon receiving the career forum email announcements. 

Previous career forum company attendees included: 

  • AbbVie
  • Ameren
  • Bayer
  • bp
  • Capital One
  • Caterpillar
  • Country Financial
  • Discover Financial Services
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Epic
  • GM Financial
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co
  • Motorola
  • Pinnacle Actuarial Resources
  • Proctor & Gamble Sandia National Laboratories
  • State Farm Insurance - P&C Actuarial
  • TheMathCompany
  • United Airlines
  • US Food and Drug Administration
  • US Geological Survey
  • USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
  • Walgreens - Supply chain