Career Services Workshops – Week of August 31

Career Services is offering the following workshops the week of Monday, August 31:

Career Services Walk-in Hours
Where: Hermann Hall, Room 113
Description: Career Services is open for walk-ins Wednesday-Friday from 11:30 a.m.-4 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

Monday, August 31, 2015
6-8 p.m.
LaSalle Network Resume Critiques and Mock Interviews
Where: The McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC) LaSalle Conference Room
Description: Employees of the LaSalle Network are providing one-on-one cover letter critiques and mock interviews. This is an excellent opportunity to get detailed, personalized input on applying to and interviewing for jobs. Open to all majors. RSVP here in Jobs4Hawks under Workshops. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
12:45-1:40 p.m.
How to Work a Career Fair
Where: Perlstein Hall, Room 131
Description: What do you hope to get out of attending career fairs, Career Connections, and professional or informal networking events? This workshop will help you define your goals and show you how to successfully meet them. Some topics include: creating a strong resume, how to craft an elevator pitch, ways to research companies before meeting with their recruiters, what kinds of questions to ask, how to best use social media like LinkedIn, and how to network effectively. Attend this workshop to learn how to stand out to employers at the career fair on Thursday, September 24, 2015.

Thursday, September 3, 2015
12:45-1:40 p.m.
The Art of Networking
Where: Wishnick Hall, Room 113
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.

Thursday, September 3, 2015
12:50-3 p.m.
​Illumination Session featuring CDW
Focus: Interview Techniques and How to Work a Career Fair
Where: Tech Park ​Atrium​, 3440 S. Dearborn​
Join Fortune 500 Company CDW for a presentation on Interview Techniques and advice on making the most from a Career Fair.
12:50-1:50 p.m.: Interview Techniques
2-3 p.m.: How to Work a Career Fair
​RSVP, as lunch will be provided: Illumination Session RSVP

This event is first in a series of​ ​”Executive Honors Diversity Network Illumination Sessions”
Illumination Sessions are discussion forums featuring professionals from various industries and corporations that invite students, alumni, and members of the community to engage in discourse on global workforce practices, trends and culture. Thought leaders are invited to share valuable insight on effective strategies for personal and professional development, the culture of the business world and how to succeed. Major corporations are registered to partner with minority student organizations and provide pre-career fair events, Illumination Sessions, participate in the November National Career Development Month, and collaborate with Illinois Tech throughout the year. Read more about Illumination Sessions here.​

Thursday, September 3, 2015
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Uniqlo Info Table: on the Bridge
Where: MTCC Bridge
Description: Stop by and learn about employment opportunities with retail giant Uniqlo.

Friday, September 4, 2015
12:50-1:40 p.m.
LinkedIn Workshop
Where:: Perlstein Hall, Room 109
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 face-lift, 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.

Save the Date:
Career_Fair_Fall_2015_851x315_r1.jpgFall Career Fair: Thursday, September 24, 2015, noon-4 p.m.
The 2-Hour Job Search: A presentation by author and professor Steve Dalton, Monday, October 12, 1:30-4 p.m.

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