Career Services Events: Week of October 12

Career Services is offering the following workshops for the week of Monday, October 12:

New Fall 2015 Walk-in Hours:
Where: Hermann Hall, Room 113
Description: Our hours have changed. We are now open for walk-ins Wednesday through Friday from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Staff will see students on a first-come, first-served basis. To make an appointment to see a career coach outside of walk-in hours, email

Register to Attend The 2-Hour Job Search Presentation
A presentation by Steve Dalton

Author of The 2-Hour Job Search, Steve Dalton, will be conducting a presentation in The McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC) Auditorium and Ballroom on Monday, October 12, 2015. Dalton will illustrate how to use technology to get the right job faster, using specific, tangible methods rather than general tips or advice. Dalton is a senior career consultant and program director for daytime career services at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and his concepts are taught at more than 30 universities worldwide.

Monday, October 12, 2015
1–4 p.m. | MTCC Auditorium and Ballroom
Please bring a laptop if you have one
RSVP or see more information on our website.

Detailed Schedule of the Day:
1-1:15 p.m. Introduction to The 2-Hour Job Search
1:15-2:30 p.m. How to Quickly Identify and Rank Target Employers
-short break-
2:45-4 p.m. How to Efficiently Turn Strangers into Advocates
4:30-5:30 p.m. Train the Trainer*
5:30 p.m. Light Refreshments

The “Train the Trainer” session will be attended by staff but is also open to students/alumni interested in learning how to teach this process to others. It is a 30-minute session where Dalton will go through issues that trainers (practitioners and student mentors) are likely to encounter in helping others through the 2HJS methods, followed by a discussion specific to Illinois Tech students and staff.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
6-8 p.m.
“Strong Skills” Workshop
Where: Galvin Library, Cherry Room
Description: A workshop to strengthen interpersonal skills (for introductions, interviews, networking, etc.) based on theater improv techniques. In this fun-filled session led by Career Development Coach W. David Work and Chris Littrell, professional improviser whose training includes The Second City, iO, and Annoyance Theater, students will learn techniques to be more relaxed, focused, and confident as they tell their stories to network contacts, potential employers, and speech or presentation audiences.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
4:30-5:30 p.m.
LinkedIn Workshop
Where: Perlstein Hall, Room 108
Description: Just as a resume is necessary for job applications, having a professional online presence is essential in today’s world. There are several useful tools LinkedIn has that you may not know about. If you are not using LinkedIn, if your current profile could use a facelift, or if you would like to know how others are using LinkedIn to create opportunities, this workshop is for you. This session will assist you in creating a LinkedIn profile that stands out, show you some social “dos and don’ts,” and show you how to strategically use available features. Need more convincing about the value of a LinkedIn Profile? Read this article by

Thursday, October 15, 2015
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Art of Networking Workshop
Where: Siegel Hall, Room 202
Description: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70% of employment opportunities are obtained through networking. If you are a job seeker, you are no doubt researching jobs and applying to positions online. Beyond these strategies, networking is a great way to get a foot in the door for employment opportunities. When used well, networking can help you create a stronger resume and can give you an edge in an interview. Attend this workshop to learn specific strategies to market yourself well.

Mark your calendars for this event:

Electrical Industry Career Fair
Monday, November 2, 2015
4-7 p.m. | Hermann Hall
Illinois Tech students and alumni are invited to attend this Career Fair. Employers are seeking candidates in business and marketing, construction management, electrical engineering, manufacturing/engineering, and supply chain management.

RSVP here. (An RSVP is requested but not required).

Open exclusively to Illinois Tech students and alumni. Please dress professionally. Find more information and a list of companies on our website.

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