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What can you do with an IB degree?
How do you find job openings in your field?
What do you really need to know or do to get a job in your field?
How will COVID-19 impact your job search?

Planning your future was already tough, but with COVID-19 has come new and unpredictable challenges. It is more important than ever to understand how to be successful on the job market, how to market your skill sets, and what your career options are. It will be essential to gain connections and allies in your fields of interest.

Through the IB Alumni Mentoring Program you have access to experienced IB graduates, who will be your inside connection to what IB careers and industries are really like, and invaluable allies to advance your career. We have over 50 alumni mentors are available for conversations, informational interviews, advice, and mentorship, depending on what is most beneficial to you.

It's easy to connect with professionals in your fields of interest - email Christina Swanson at alumnimentor@sib.illinois.edu and she will match you to the right person for you! After a short conversation we can identify the person who will be most helpful for you and make an introduction. Christina can help you figure out what to say in that initial email, what kinds of questions to ask, and how to maintain a strong professional network.

Check out some of the IB alumni profiles and get to know some of the alumni already a part of our program!

If you have any questions contact Christina Swanson


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