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Employers & Graduate School Recruiters


Bastian Family Center for Career Success

222 Alumni Hall

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Recruiting At Knox

Knox College is an independent, highly selective liberal arts institution with a deep commitment to undergraduate teaching, and to enabling the success of a broadly diverse set of students. Our student body is made up of 28 percent first-generation college students, 35 percent domestic students of color, and 17 percent international students. 

  • 100% of Knox students complete experiential learning opportunities
  • Knox offers 42 majors and 51 minors in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences, plus 9 pre-professional and cooperative programs, including business, engineering, and law. 5 new minors are now offered in arts administration, astronomy, design, health studies, and statistics.
  • Our students, from 48 states and 51 countries, come from diverse backgrounds
  • 89% of Knox students complete an independent study, research, or creative project
  • 60% of Knox students compete in varsity, club or intramural sports

Opportunities to Consider

  • Publication of internship, full-time or part-time job opportunities through Handshake
  • On-Campus Interviewing

Knox's Career Center serves students seeking full time employment, internships or planning to enter graduate school. The office assists students in developing the skills necessary for their job search or graduate school by offering career and job-search consulting, workshops and seminars, career resource materials, practice interviews and individual assistance in resume preparation. Opportunities for employers include on-campus interviewing and publication of employment and internship vacancies. We are also open to discussing potential recruiting information sessions.

On-Campus Interviewing

The Career Center welcomes potential employers to recruit our students. Interview schedules and information sessions will be arranged to your specific instructions. Interviews are normally scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, from October through May. It is recommended that a convenient date be selected at least two weeks in advance for a recruiting visit. This permits our staff to properly advertise and publicize the visit, as well as collect application materials from interested students. You then select the candidates to interview and we arrange the interview schedule and reserve an on-campus location for you to hold interviews.

Engage with Knox Students Through Career Events, Workshops, and Presentations

Each academic year we host a variety of events both on and off campus, including networking events, employer site visits, Professional Immersion Experience (PIE) Trips, mock interviews, and topic-based workshops or presentations.  Off campus travel destinations vary year-to-year and formatting for programs is generally flexible to meet your needs while providing a quality experience for students. Connect with us to explore the possibilities.

Recruit or Connect Virtually

Even if you not planning to travel to the Western Illinois area, you can still recruit or engage with our students.  We can set up virtual interview schedules, information sessions, presentations, or mock interview schedules.

Are You A Knox Alumnus? Hire A Funded Knox Intern or Extern

Knox College offers students a range of gift-funded programs to help support Knox students for internships and externships. Internships are usually, but not exclusively, summer opportunities, while externships (one-day to one-week project-based opportunities) are scheduled year-round. 

Your Knox Recruiting Contact

Scott Crawford, Executive Director of Career Development,, (309) 343-7662.  Scott will help you explore specific options and opportunities to get the best results from your Knox recruiting experience.

Recruting Logistics

Knox is located in Galesburg, Illinois, 58 miles south of the Quad Cities and 198 miles west of Chicago.  Galesburg offers a wide range of hotel and bed and breakfast options, Amtrak passenger rail, and nearby airport access from both Peoria and Moline, Illinois.  

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Career Center accords equal opportunity to all applicants with regard to sex, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation or affectional preference, age, marital status and disability. Organizations visiting the Knox College campus are likewise expected to conform to equal opportunity regulations in their recruitment practices.

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