Illini Success

The skills and knowledge you'll acquire at UIUC will prepare you for success. You'll leave campus empowered to become a leader in your field and to lead a life of impact in the world.

What Are Our Graduates Doing?

Learn what Illini do after they graduate, including where they're employed, the average salaries they're making, and what graduate schools they're attending.

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Student Feature: Mackenzie

During her time at UIUC, computer science major Mackenzie won a hackathon award, conducted research on campus, and interned at a Fortune 100 company. Following graduation, Mackenzie now works at Microsoft as a product manager.

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Student Success at UIUC

UIUC students prepare for success in so many ways, from participating in research to working with our Career Center to land their dream internship. There are countless avenues for success at UIUC, and so many thriving Illini graduates to look to for inspiration!

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Big Names at UIUC

Our students attract some of the biggest names out there. In fact, 92 Fortune 100 companies recruit our students each year!

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • AbbVie
  • Albertsons
  • Allstate
  • Alphabet
  • Amazon
  • American Airlines Group
  • American Express
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • Apple
  • Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
  • AT&T
  • Bank of America
  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • Best Buy
  • Boeing
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Cardinal Health
  • Caterpillar
  • Centene
  • Chevron
  • CHS
  • Cigna
  • Cisco Systems
  • Citigroup
  • Coca-Cola
  • Comcast
  • Costco Wholesale
  • CVS Health
  • Deere
  • Dell Technologies
  • Delta Airlines
  • Dow
  • Elevance Health
  • ExxonMobil
  • Fannie Mae
  • FedEx
  • Ford Motor
  • Freddie Mac
  • General Electric (GE)
  • General Motors (GM)
  • Goldman Sachs Group
  • HCA Healthcare
  • Home Depot
  • HP
  • Humana
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • J.P. Morgan Chase
  • Kroger
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Group
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Lowe's
  • Marathon Petroleum
  • McKesson
  • Merck
  • MetLife
  • Meta Platforms
  • Microsoft
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nationwide
  • New York Life Insurance
  • Nike
  • PepsiCo
  • Performance Food Group
  • Pfizer
  • Phillips 66
  • Procter & Gamble (P&G)
  • Progressive
  • Prudential Financial
  • Publix Super Markets
  • Qualcomm
  • RTX
  • State Farm Insurance
  • StoneX Group
  • Sysco
  • Target
  • TD Synnex
  • Tesla
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • TJX
  • Tyson Foods
  • United Airlines Holdings
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • UPS
  • Valero Energy
  • Verizon Communications
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance
  • Walmart
  • Walt Disney
  • Wells Fargo

500k+ living alumni, one of the largest networks of its kind

18k unique employers recruiting Illini each year

2nd highest average mid-career salaries in the Big Ten (PayScale)

UIUC graduate with the Hallene Gateway fountain

How We'll Help You Plan Your Future

When you're ready to start thinking about life after graduation, our Career Center is here to guide you with robust career and professional support. Participate in resume reviews, career coaching, professional advising, mock interviews, and more.

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