Career Services Events: Week of October 26


Career Services is offering the following workshops for the week of Monday, October 26:

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

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
4:30—5:30 p.m. 
Job Search Strategies Workshop
Where: Perlstein Hall, Room 108
Description: Searching for a job can seem like a daunting task. If you feel stuck in the process or haven’t started your career search, this workshop will re-energize your efforts. Career Services staff will show you specific tools and strategies that will turn your job search into a tangible process that efficiently makes use of your time.

Thursday, October 29, 2015
4:30—5:30 p.m.
Informational Interviews Workshop
Where: Siegal Hall, Room 202
Description: An informational interview can give you a feel for what a career or company is like by learning from an employee’s daily activities, without the pressure so often present in a typical job interview. Career Services’ Informational Interviews workshop will cover how to ask for an informational interview, how to prepare, what questions to ask, and what you should do after the interview. An informational interview is one of the most valuable methods of gaining industry knowledge that is often overlooked. Join this workshop to learn more.

Friday, October 30, 2015
12:501:40 p.m. 
Resume Workshop
Where: Perlstein Hall, Room 109
Description: Career Services staff members have looked at hundreds upon hundreds of student resumes. They know which ones will lead to successful opportunities within your particular industry, and which ones will go directly into the “circular file” (trash). If you know your resume needs help or haven’t had it reviewed by a professional before, this is a very good opportunity to get specific pointers on creating strong resumes from professionals in Career Services. If this is you, or if you are having a hard time getting your resume accepted in Jobs4Hawks, we will see you at the Resume workshop.

Mark your calendars for these events:

Virtual Career Fair
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
noon-3 p.m. |
Sign up for the Virtual Career Fair where you can chat live with company recruiters. Meet and interact with a wide range of industry leading companies in real time from the comfort and convenience of home. Join the Virtual Career Fair here and showcase your talent to employers. Don’t forget to pre-register.

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.

Illinois Tech’s Parent University
Saturday, November 14, 2015
8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. | John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center
Chicago parents and families: It is never too early to prepare your child for college and their future career path. Join us for a day of interactive college readiness workshops that will focus on the application process, financial aid resources, and connecting your child to learning opportunities in the city. If you would like to bring children (ages six–12), bring them with you to Parent University. As a part of our Kids Corner, they can participate in engaging and fun STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities, guided by Illinois Tech students, while you attend the parents’ sessions. All sessions are free of charge. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

RSVP here by Monday, November 9.

Questions? Contact Deborah Young at 312.567.3779 or for more information.

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