spring 2010 workshop series


Advanced Interviewing Skills A Refresh your interviewing skills and learn how to prepare for advanced interviewing techniques including critical behavioral, panel and case interviews. Review the do’s and don’ts for interview situations and learn how to address the most difficult questions.
Tuesday, April 27 5:30-7:00 pm DPC 9500

Advanced Resumes and Cover Letters A Learn about different resume formats and how to best market your accomplishments for specific audiences. This workshop is ideal for someone who has already written a resume and is looking to enhance or change the content or structure. Please bring a draft of your resume to the workshop.
Wednesday, April 21 12:00-1:30 pm DPC 9500

Discover Your Leadership Style with the FIRO-B A This workshop is ideal for students with work experience, alumni and career changers. The Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation-Behavior™ (FIRO-B®) is a personality assessment that identifies needs/wants regarding your interpersonal work style. Results from this assessment will help you gain additional insight about your leadership approach to help you work more strategically.

Managing Career Transitions A Experienced professionals who are considering or already involved in the process of changing careers will benefit from this workshop. Learn how to develop a change plan by identifying the career development components you most need to work on. This workshop will help you identify the type of transition you are attempting and assess its level of difficulty.
Friday, May 7 2:00-3:00 pm Teleconference ¥

Attendance at these events is FREE, however pre-registration is required for all workshops, practice interviews and orientations through DePaul.Experience. Please visit depaul.experience.com to view the calendar and register for workshops and events.
Workshops are listed in alphabetical order.

A = This workshop is for working professionals, alumni, adult, and graduate students.

Thursday, May 20 5:30-7:00 pm SAC 151

Thursday, June 3 5:30-7:00 pm DPC 9500

This workshop is for working professionals, alumni, adult, and graduate students.




CNA = 55 East Jackson Building, Loop Campus

Byrne = Byrne Hall, 2219 N. Kenmore Avenue, Lincoln Park Campus

Get Connected: How to use LinkedIn and Twitter to Network and Job Search This is a “hands on” workshop held in a computer lab. Attendees will learn the benefits of completing their LinkedIn profile, and how and why to make connections, get recommendations, and join industry or interest-specific groups. Also included: tips, tricks, and etiquette for using LinkedIn and Twitter for networking, job search and career information. Please be sure to create a LinkedIn account before the workshop so you have a starting point when you attend the workshop.
Wednesday, April 14 4:00-5:30pm Tuesday, May 18 5:30-7:00pm LPC TBD


How to Build a Portfolio A professional portfolio provides you with a tremendous resource for showcasing your work skills and experiences to an employer. At this workshop, you’ll learn how to conceptualize and compile an effective portfolio.
Thursday, April 15 5:30-7:00pm Monday, April 26 12:00-1:30pm Tuesday, May 25 1:00-2:30pm DPC 9500 SAC 151 DPC 9500

Interviewing Skills Preparing for interviews can give you the confidence you need to highlight your strengths. This workshop teaches you how to prepare for the interviewing and postinterview follow-up process. You will be introduced to the various types of interviews, including behavioral interviewing.
Tuesday, April 13 5:30-7:00pm Tuesday, May 11 5:30-6:30pm Wednesday, June 2 1:30-3:00pm DPC 9500 SAC 151

DPC = DePaul Center, 1 East Jackson, Loop Campus Richardson = John T. Richardson Library, 2350 N. Kenmore Avenue, Lincoln Park Campus SAC = Schmitt Academic Center, 2320 N. Kenmore Avenue, Lincoln Park Campus

Teleconference ¥ = This workshop is conducted via telephone. Check eRecruiting for details. TBD = To be decided.

Student Center = 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue, Lincoln Park Campus

Hit the Ground Running: Career Resources for Teachers Note: These workshops are open only to students and alumni in DePaul’s School of Education. In these workshops, you will receive an overview of resources and career tips in order to prepare for your job search in the teaching profession. In part 1, we will review how to update your resume after student teaching, how to strengthen your cover letter, and review what components are helpful to consider when constructing your portfolio. Part 2 will offer resources in how to be strategic in your job search, the importance of identifying networking strategies, and how to prepare for the interview process.
Part 1: Monday, April 19 4:00-6:00pm Part 2: Thursday, May 13 4:30-6:30pm SAC 151 SAC 151

Loop TBD

How to Prepare for Graduate School Designed for students who are contemplating applying to graduate school, this workshop will help you identify programs and universities that are right for you. Learn about the application process and the resources available to help you choose and evaluate potential graduate and professional school programs.
Wednesday, May 5 1:30-3:00pm SAC 151

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How to Work a Job & Internship Fair Learn how to approach employers and make a lasting first impression. DePaul’s Career Center hosts multiple Job & Internship Fairs throughout the academic year with hundreds of employers looking for candidates like you. This workshop helps you maximize the Job & Internship Fair as an opportunity to showcase your skills and abilities in an active job searching forum.
Tuesday, April 6 4:00pm-5:30pm Monday, April 19 12:00-1:30pm Thursday, April 22 3:30-5:00pm DPC 9500 DPC 9500 SAC 151

iPrep – Find Your Dream Internship Workshop This workshop will help you create a strategy for applying to your dream internship. You will also learn about the University Internship Program (shortterm internships) as well as the Cooperative Education Program (long term Internships). This workshop also meets the University Internship Program Orientation requirement.
Thursday, March 4 2:00-3:00pm Monday, March 15 1:00-2:00pm Wednesday, April 14 2:30-3:30pm Thursday, April 29 5:00-6:00pm Wednesday, May 5 3:00-4:00pm Thursday, May 20 3:30-4:30pm Thursday, June 3 10:30-11:30am Friday, June 25 12:00-1:00pm SAC 151

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Note: A number listed after the location key indicates the room or suite number.

Job Search Strategies in a Challenging Job Market Learn how to identify effective job search

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strategies in a challenging job market. Get an overview of a multitude of job search tactics and begin the process of selecting the strategies that make the most sense for you.
Monday, May 3 5:30-7:00pm Wednesday May 26 2:00-3:30pm SAC 151

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Looking for work that is intrinsically interesting and gratifying to you? The MBTI is used to assist individuals in identifying their personality strengths, preferred work environments, communication styles and career possibilities. While few occupations provide a “perfect” match between personality and work tasks, this indicator and workshop will assist you in making an informed decision.
Thursday, May 13 1:30-3:30pm Thursday, May 27 12:00-2:00pm SAC 151

DPC 9500

Start Your Own Business This workshop is run by the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center and offers attendees a snapshot of the entrepreneurial process. Attendees discover what characteristics successful entrepreneurs have in common, learn how to identify a viable business opportunity, and learn about the process of writing a business plan. If you are exploring the idea of starting your own business, this workshop helps you plan your next steps and puts your feet firmly on the path to success.
Tuesday, April 20 4:00-6:00pm DPC 9500

On-Campus Interviewing Orientation The 30 minute On-Campus Interviewing orientation is a prerequisite to participating in the On-Campus Interviewing Program. You must attend an orientation session prior to your first on-campus interview. The orientation will make you aware of the policies for participation in the On-Campus Interviewing Program and provide tips for successful interviewing.
Wednesday, April 7 11:00-11:30am Tuesday, April 20 3:00-3:30 pm Thursday, May 6 2:30-3:00pm Tuesday, May 18 4:00-4:30 pm Thursday, May 27 11:00-11:30am Friday, June 4 1:30-2:00pm DPC 9500

Wednesday June 2 2:00-3:00pm Tuesday June 8 11:00am-12:00pm

DPC 9500 SAC 151

Navigating Student Employment Learn how to use the Campus Job Board to search/apply for on-campus jobs. Resume basics, interviewing tips and follow-up procedures will also be covered so you are polished and wellprepared for the entire on-campus job search process. Please visit http://studentemployment.depaul.edu or the Office of Student Employment front desk for specific times and locations. Walk-ins are welcome. Negotiation Skills Determine the best techniques and practices to negotiate your compensation package. This workshop will include a discussion on salary and benefits negotiation and offer advice on how to handle salary requests and multiple offers.
DPC 9500

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Strong Interest Explorer This workshop is ideal for students who are undecided about a college major and/or for those considering exploring new career directions. Research shows a strong correlation between interests and job satisfaction. Insight into your interests can help you find work that is satisfying to you. In this workshop, you will take an inventory that measures your level of interest in broad categories and helps you see how your interests relate to different occupational fields and college majors.
Monday, May 24 12:00-1:30pm SAC 151

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Work Values Your work values play a very important role in determining what kind of work you find fulfilling. Through this workshop, you’ll assess and prioritize your most important work values and discover how to use what you’ve learned about your work values to help guide your career decisions.
Tuesday, May 18 2:30-4:00pm SAC 151

University Internship Program (UIP) Orientation This is a prerequisite workshop for UIP and must be completed to earn Experiential Learning credit. The UIP Orientation provides you with the information you need to successfully enroll in ISP 250 and complete the Liberal Studies Experiential Learning Requirement. You’ll find out the meaning and purpose of the ISP 250, 251, 252, 253, 254 and 350 courses as well as how an internship contributes to your career goals.
Monday, March 8 10:00-11:30 am Tuesday, March 16 10:30-12:00 pm Thursday, March 25 12:00-1:30pm Monday, March 29 2:30-4:00pm Tuesday, March 30 5:30-7:00pm Wednesday, March 31 2:00-3:30pm Tuesday, April 20 11:00am-12:00pm Tuesday, May 4 2:00-3:30pm Wednesday, May 12 5:30-7:00pm Monday, June 7 2:30-4:00pm Friday, June 11 11:00-12:30pm Tuesday, June 15 10:00-11:30am Wednesday, June 16 3:00-4:30pm Thursday, June 17 4:30-6:00pm SAC 151

Networking Skills Developing a strong professional network has become an increasingly important and powerful strategy used by effective job seekers in all fields. In this workshop, you will learn how to maximize your networking opportunities and build a set of contacts.
Monday, April 12 12:00-1:30pm Tuesday, May 4 3:30-5:00pm DPC 9500 DPC 9500

Monday, May 17 12:00-1:30pm Tuesday, June 1 5:30-6:30pm

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Skills and Accomplishments Skills are the currency of the job market; you get a paycheck in exchange for the skills you use in your job. Through this workshop, you’ll assess your skills, determine which ones you want to acquire or further develop, and identify ways to do so. Also, you’ll learn how to clearly articulate your skill set and provide solid examples of those skills in practice.
Wednesday, April 28 10:30am-12:00pm SAC 151

Cooperative Education Internship Information Session The Cooperative Education (Co-op) Internship Program allows undergraduates to gain highlevel, real-world experience, and also earn income year-round. This is a prerequisite workshop for Co-op Internships and must be completed to earn Experiential Learning credit. Co-op positions with major employers are part-time, typically lasting throughout the whole school year. The Information Sessions are open to all undergraduate freshman, sophomores, juniors, and early seniors in LA&S, Communication, Commerce & CDM.
Tuesday March 30 1:00-2:00pm Wednesday April 7 3:00-4:00pm Friday April 16 1:00-2:00pm Monday May 3 10:00-11:00am Friday May 14 3:00-4:00pm Thursday May 20 11:00am-12:00pm SAC 151 SAC 151

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financial fitness workshops
Money Management 101 Learning to manage your money is a skill crucial to a successful future. This beginning level workshop covers steps to develop a budget, explanations of various savings programs, choosing a financial institution, smart shopping, and ways to prevent identity theft. This workshop will provide you with practical tools and strategies to better handle your finances.
Tuesday, April 13 5:00-6:00pm Tuesday, May 11 2:00-3:00pm Richardson 400


and identify the measures necessary to achieve those goals. Part of reaching their goals will be to create a comprehensive savings plan as well as a manageable spending plan.
Tuesday, April 20 4:00-5:00pm Thursday, May 27 12:00-1:00pm CNA 402

Credit & the Graduating Student As you near graduation, your credit will become increasingly important in your daily affairs. Attend this workshop to learn about credit scores, credit reports and how to repair your credit if need be.
Thursday, April 29 4:00-4:30pm Richardson 300 Wednesday, May 26 12:00-12:30pm DPC 9500

editorial information

is published quarterly by the Career Center at DePaul University. It is intended as a career planning resource for all DePaul students and alumni, and is also available in downloadable PDF format at careercenter. depaul.edu.


Debt 101: Credit Card and School Loan Basics Do you know how the debt you incur in college will affect your lifestyle? Learn important information about choosing credit cards, understanding credit reports and credit scores and managing existing credit card debt. Also, learn information on loan types, loan terms and how to choose the best loan for you.

DPC 9500

Managing Your Debt Load This hands-on workshop will allow students to examine their current and future levels of debt. Students will leave the workshop with a comprehensive plan to pay down any credit debt they currently have and an understanding of how to pay back any future student loan debt that they will have upon graduation.
Thursday, May 6 2:00-3:00pm Tuesday, June 1 11:00am-12:00pm CNA 402

Byrne 358

Introduction to Investing If you are interested in learning how to maintain and build wealth, this is the workshop series for you. Topics covered will include investing basics for stocks, bonds and mutual funds. This workshop will provide basic knowledge and resources for making wealth a reality for you!
Wednesday, April 21 5:30-7:00pm DPC 9500 Tuesday, May 25 5:30-7:00pm Richardson 400

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Tuesday, April 6 12:00-1:00pm DPC 9500 Wednesday, May 19 2:00-3:00pm Richardson 400

Managing Your Paycheck Congratulations! You’ve secured your first on-campus job and are going to have a steady stream of income, but what are you going to do with that money? Managing Your Paycheck will cover savings, budgeting, and debt management all on a student budget.
Thursday, April 15 12:00-1:00pm SAC 151

Studying Abroad Without Breaking the Bank Sure, studying abroad is a great opportunity but isn’t it too expensive? Attend this workshop to learn the true costs of studying abroad. This workshop will cover some basics about the costs of overseas study as well as strategies to save for your trip, how to manage your money while abroad, and how to find scholarships to help finance your experience.
Wednesday, April 28 4:00-5:00pm Richardson 300

Byrne 358

Buying a Home Purchasing a home can be complicated and scary. Attend this workshop to learn what is really involved in making this big purchase. Participants will receive stepby-step processes that will assist them in making a financially sound choice.
Wednesday, May 5 4:00-5:00pm DPC 9500 Tuesday, June 1 12:00-1:00pm DPC 9500


Create Your Money Plan This interactive workshop will provide students with the tools necessary to create an individualized plan for their finances. Students will complete activities that will help to set goals for their financial futures

Your New Life with Student Loans Do you have questions about how student loan repayment works? Well this is the workshop for you! The different repayment options will be reviewed in addition to strategies for determining which one best fits your financial situation.
Tuesday, April 13 12:00-12:30pm Thursday, May 20 4:00-4:30pm DPC 9500


For more information, contact Financial Fitness at 312-362-6482 or send an e-mail to financialfitness@depaul.edu. Visit our website at http://financialfitness.depaul.edu

Richardson 400


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