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The Hart Career Center Illinois Wesleyan University Hart Career Center 1211 Park Street, PO Box 2900 Bloomington, IL 61702-2900

Thinking critically. Communicating clearly. Solving complex problems. Working collaboratively. Adapting easily to change. These are attributes critical for success in your organization. These are the qualities that Illinois Wesleyan University students bring to the workplace. Illinois Wesleyan is a highly selective undergraduate university combining the liberal arts and sciences with well-respected business, pre-professional and professional programs. The University is annually ranked among the nation’s top private liberal arts colleges by

National Reputation  

National Reputation

U.S. News & World Report Forbes Barron’s Kiplinger’s The Princeton Review Washington Monthly

IWU At A Glance Quality Graduates


of students admitted were in the top quarter of their high school class.


in the top 10 percent of their high school class.


average high school GPA.


countries represented in the student body.


earn degrees in four years.

1 in 2 study abroad 185 organizations run by students,

further developing their leadership skills.

majors, minors and programs


Each year we graduate approximately 500 of the best undergraduates in the nation, who have gained both field-specific skills and a liberal arts and sciences breadth of knowledge. These proactive thinkers and leaders are ready to tackle tomorrow’s challenges in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world.

24% 21% 16% 8% 8% 5% 4%

major in business fields major in the sciences and technology major in social sciences major in nursing major in performing arts major in education major in communications fields

Accounting & Consulting u Accenture u Deloitte u Ernst & Young u KPMG u McGladrey u PwC


Culture/Entertainment u Berkshire Theatre Festival u Red Frog Events u Seattle Repertory Theatre u Smithsonian u The Field Museum

of recent graduates were working full time or enrolled in graduate school within six months of commencement.

23% 90% medical school acceptance rates of Illinois Wesleyan graduates. Students in veterinary science, physical therapy, dentistry and optometry enjoy similar placement rates.

of graduates enrolled in top graduate or professional programs, including Dartmouth Medical School, University of Illinois College of Medicine, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, Georgetown University, Tufts University, University of Michigan and others.

Media/Communications u AT&T u Leo Burnett u Sprint u Starcom MediaVest Consumer Goods/Retail u Ace Hardware u Boeing u Caterpillar u Johnson Controls u Kimberly-Clark u Kraft u Nestle Purina u Target Insurance, Finance & Banking u Allstate u Country Financial u Edward Jones u MB Financial Bank

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Merrill Lynch Northern Trust State Farm Travelers Insurance

Government u FBI u U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis u U.S. Department of State u U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission Healthcare Abbott Laboratories Advocate Health Care Mayo Clinic OSF HealthCare Rush University Medical Center

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Nonprofit, Education & Service u American Red Cross u IL Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights u Peace Corps u Special Olympics u Teach for America u United Way Technology u u Fruition Partners u Google u Groupon

Industry-Leading Employers Illinois Wesleyan graduates succeed at the top of the career ladder, heading major corporations, health-care organizations and leading nonprofits.

These industry-leading employers, and many others, offer Illinois Wesleyan students internships and full-time positions upon graduation.

(left to right) Beth Madigan, Laurie Diekhoff, Warren Kistner, Robyn Walter and Sue Noonan. Hart Career Center staff

SPECIAL EVENTS The more you interact with students, the more they will know you and what your organization can offer. This interaction might include facilitating practice interviews, speaking on a panel, participating in resume review sessions, or other events.

The Hart Career Center staff has more than 30 years collective experience in connecting employers with student talent. The Director’s responsibilities include employer development and services, helping students with career counseling and preparing for graduate school, and services for alumni. The Assistant Director/Internship Coordinator is the point of contact for organizations seeking interns, helps them publicize their positions, and hosts businesses and organizations at the annual Internship Fair, held every October. The Recruitment Coordinator arranges your on-campus recruiting visits and plans Career Fairs and other events. 309-556-3071

Services for Employers

Career Center Staff

The Hart Career Center at Illinois Wesleyan offers a range of services for students, alumni and employers.

“We have an excellent relationship with IWU—a relationship

Our focus is to create and nurture partnerships between employers and students for the benefit of everyone. Students gain access to top organizations for internships and job opportunities; organizations receive individualized assistance in meeting recruiting needs and identifying the best candidates.

based on the shared values of the institutions which is reflected in the high-caliber graduates and excellent leadership within the Hart Career Center.”

MARK SCHWAMBERGER, Vice President and Controller, State Farm Insurance

Looking for help with a special project, or seeking fresh perspectives and ideas? Would you appreciate the opportunity to preview your next permanent hire? Consider an Illinois Wesleyan intern who can contribute to your company or organization in a variety of ways, including providing a specific technical skill or assisting with a special project. Plus, you’re helping students gain valuable experience and the opportunity to learn from your staff how to succeed outside the classroom. Meet highly motivated and talented students at Illinois Wesleyan’s Internship Fair each October. Whether you are looking for part-time or full-time student interns, contact us at 309-556-3326 or email us at

Finding An Intern “Illinois Wesleyan students have been ideal interns because of their professionalism, their ability to operate independently and their level of responsibility in investigating specific topics.” DOUG JOHNSON, Executive Director, McLean County Arts Center

“I prepared written reports detailing financial fraud as a result of deviations from GAAP, GAAS, and the accounting rules and policies of the SEC. I found this opportunity through the Hart Career Center.” KATARINA JASTRAB, forensic accounting intern (pictured opposite page) —U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission Chicago Regional Office

INTERNSHIP INFORMATION u   Academic credit is often available for students if desired. A Learning Contract,

faculty supervision, and a minimum number of on-site work hours are required based on the academic credit requested. u   Most full-time internships occur during the summer; part-time internships

are offered September-April. u   Employers should provide a description of the internship opportunity to the

Hart Career Center. We’ll publicize your opening and forward resumes to you. u   We’ll work with you to support and evaluate the student’s performance.

COUNTRY Financial is a consistent provider of internship opportunities for Illinois Wesleyan students.


approximate number of internships in an academic year.


states where students interned in the past year.


countries outside the U.S. where students interned in the past year.


employers who participate in our annual Internship Fair.

IWU student interns pictured (above): U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission Chicago Regional Office and (below) Leighton Legal Group.

u  Employer Presentations

Employers are welcome to speak on campus. Arrangements can be made with the Hart Career Center or through one of our student organizations. Contact us at 309-556-3095 or to connect with student organizations.

u  Job and Internship Postings

Titan CareerLink is the free online job and internship posting service for employers and students. As an employer partner you can list positions—from entrylevel to managerial level—short-term project positions, and internships on Titan CareerLink. You can manage your organizational profile, post jobs and internships, and search online resume books 24/7. Call 309-556-3095 to get started. u  On-Campus Recruitment

The Hart Career Center provides on-campus recruiting and interviewing assistance and facilities that assist in identifying and hiring Illinois Wesleyan graduates. Once you have identified qualified candidates, we’ll manage all aspects of your interview schedule. We can contact students and schedule interviews, either in person or via video. CAREER FAIRS Career fairs provide recruiters from all industries with a convenient opportunity to meet a large number of highly motivated and talented students. Attending a career fair is an excellent way to establish a presence on campus and maximize your recruiting potential.

“Our relationship with Illinois Wesleyan is time-tested. Students are prepared to contribute early in their careers with a strong academic foundation and the leadership qualities necessary to engage with a complex, global organization.” — Scott Searles, Senior Consultant, Kimberly-Clark Corporation


Our fairs include: The Hart Career Center offers students and alumni a variety of services that are essential for competing in today’s job market. We also offer personalized services to employers to meet individual recruiting needs, and to make the task of identifying and interviewing top talent simple.

u    Fall Internship Fair (Oct.) u    Nursing Career Fair (Nov.) u    Teacher Recruitment Day (Jan.) u    Illinois Small College Fair

(ISCPA) (Feb.)

A growing list of employers from Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit, education and health-care organizations recruit at Illinois Wesleyan. Employers are invited to visit our campus and interview students from all majors at the Hart Career Center. If you would rather meet a number of students in a short time, you can attend one of our Career Fairs, participate in an industry-specific panel, host an employer information session, or take part in a networking event.

u  Consortium Interviews

We are a member of the Illinois Small College Placement Association (ISCPA), a consortium of 25 colleges and universities with a collective enrollment of over 50,000 students. Our participation in ISCPA means you can meet the best candidates each college has to offer in one convenient location. u  Facilities and Services

• Post jobs or internships and view the resumes of potential candidates online • Schedule interviews and reserve interviewing rooms (September-April) by calling 309-556-3095 • Four interviewing rooms with wireless access • Full range of interviewing technology, so you can meet candidates in person or remotely • Available rooms with wireless access accommodating from 2-80, free of charge

Testimonials “Illinois Wesleyan candidates tend to have superior innovation and problemsolving skills, as well as curiosity about the world and eagerness to learn. They’ve often had opportunities to become well-rounded talents through undergraduate research, international travel, independent study or other experiences.” — Patrick Palmer, Partner, VSA Partners brand and marketing firm

“Success in our organization is dependent on one’s ability to build relationships and communicate effectively, and the liberal arts education at Illinois Wesleyan builds these skills.” — Jim Majernik, Deals Director focusing on Capital Markets & Accounting Advisory, PwC

“We view interns’ experience with us as a 12-week job interview. The experience with us is an opportunity for the interns to determine if they can see themselves having a career here, in addition to our determining if they fit in with the company.”

— Ashley McClintock, University Relations Manager, GROWMARK, Inc.

Major Fields of Study at Illinois Wesleyan Accounting American Studies Anthropology Art Biology Business Administration •Finance •Management • Marketing Chemistry Classics - Greek & Roman Studies Computer Science Economics Educational Studies Elementary Education Secondary Education • English Language Arts • Mathematics • Science: Biology, Physics, Chemistry • Social Science: History • K-12 Foreign Language:

French or Spanish English • Literature • Creative Writing and Journalism Environmental Studies • General • Ecology • Environmental Policy • International Environmental Sustainability French & Francophone Studies German Studies Hispanic Studies History International Business International Studies • African Studies • Asian Studies • Latin American Studies • Russian & East European Studies • Western European Studies • Development Studies • Diplomatic Studies

Mathematics Music • Classical Guitar Performance • Composition • Instrumental Performance • Music Education • Piano Performance • Voice Nursing Philosophy Physics Political Science Psychology Religion Risk Management (Insurance) Sociology Spanish/Hispanic Studies Theatre Arts • Acting • Design Technology • Music Theatre Women’s Studies


Warren Kistner Sue Noonan Director Recruitment Coordinator 309-556-3237 309-556-3095

Hart Career Center - Employer Services  

An Employer Guide to finding interns and hiring graduates at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Hart Career Center - Employer Services  

An Employer Guide to finding interns and hiring graduates at Illinois Wesleyan University.