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DePaul University Career Center quarterly newsletter
Career Forum for International Students Tuesday, January 12 Winter Job & Internship Fair Friday, February 12
upcoming events ::
DePaul Career Week February 13 - 21 Education Job Fair Saturday, February 20
More events on page 4
Winter Workshop Series pages 6-8 The Bottom Line: Dress the Part page 3
DePaul Center Suite 9500 1 E. Jackson Boulevard (312) 362-8437 (312) 362-8565 fax
Abroad Experience to the Next Level
By Meredith Gonsalves, Communications Assistant, Career & Money Management
Intern Abroad: Take Your Study
The Informational Interview: Tips for Success
By Dan Kesselring, Mentor, Alumni Sharing Knowledge
LINCOLN PARK OFFICE
Schmitt Academic Center Room 192 2320 N. Kenmore Avenue (773) 325-7431 (773) 325-7432 fax
Six months ago I was living the journalism student’s dream. I was sitting in an international broadcast news station surrounded by accomplished correspondents and producers learning the ins and outs of working in a newsroom. This was my life eight hours a day, three days a week, for six months in London. DePaul’s study abroad program to London offers an internship component in which a student can be placed in an internship geared toward their field of study. I received an internship placement at CBS News London, where I gained the working knowledge of a broadcast news organization as well as the unique experience of working abroad.
As a student, you’ve poured a lot of energy into getting good grades and doing well in your classes. As you near graduation, you may be wondering: How will I use all that education after I graduate? If you are struggling to answer that question, an informational interview can help provide an answer. An informational interview is a great way to explore career areas you may be considering. It is about talking with people who can help you develop a strong career focus, which ultimately will help you find a job. It is about obtaining useful information from them about their job or career and receiving feedback on how you might approach working in that type of job or career.
Read more about The Informational Interview on page 2
Contact Donna Del Giudice at (312) 362-5712 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information on career services.
Upgrade Your Experience Abroad So maybe you have already thought about studying abroad, but have you ever considered working abroad? In cooperation with universities around the world, DePaul’s Study Abroad Program offers internship programs in six countries: London, England; Madrid, Spain; Hong Kong, China; Dublin, Ireland; Leuven, Belgium; and Paris, France. According to the Study Abroad office, the programs that offer internship opportunities have grown in popularity in the past few years. In 2009 the London program alone grew from three students to 35 students.
The vast appeal is not surprising. Being able to cater your experience abroad to your future career aspirations is very attractive when shopping for programs. Working abroad gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture of your host country. The experience will also make you a more marketable candidate for jobs in the future. Plus, internship participants can even choose to earn additional academic credits by enrolling in an online course through DePaul's University Internship Program.
Plus: Join the Career Center’s new LinkedIn Group
By Career Center staff
Getting Started With LinkedIn
What Are Your Work Options Work abroad opportunities
cater to an array of majors and interests. For example if you are a Political Science Major, the program in Dublin offers students an internship at Irish Parliament. Language students may take advantage of working in Spanish and French work environments in Madrid and Paris. London and Hong Kong offer internships in a wide range of majors. As a journalism student I worked at CBS, but students were assigned to PR firms, art galleries and fashion buying agencies. Wherever you happen to fit best, interning abroad gives you invaluable preparation for a career in today’s global economy.
Read more about Interning Abroad on page 2
If you’re searching for a job or internship, you’ve no doubt been told that networking is an integral part in any job search strategy. Networking is the act of building relationships. It’s making connections and sharing information for both personal and professional gain. Professional networking used to be largely accomplished through face-to-face interactions. Now, however, it can be accomplished through multiple channels, including online sites like LinkedIn.com.
Read more about LinkedIn on page 3
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Going Global The DePaul Career Center has all the resources needed to kick start your work abroad experience. In addition to basic resume and interview help, the Career Center and International Programs Office have teamed up with Going Global, a website catered to students looking for work around the world. If you are interested in working abroad somewhere DePaul’s Study Abroad Program does not offer a program, Going Global can help. As an international career database, it offers more than 80,000 pages of constantly updated resources for 28 countries. The website allows you to search for positions based on job area, function and location. The site also offers site specific job search advice and helpful hints when applying. Stand Out From the Rest My internship experience was a huge part of why I found my study abroad
experience so successful and beneficial. I am proud to put my internship with CBS London on my resume and to have made those contacts while abroad. Working abroad while in college can benefit you for the rest of your career. Your work experience will stand out from that of your peers and will impress your future employers. So why wait? Get started today! Visit http://studyabroad.depaul.edu/ to explore DePaul’s Abroad Programs Visit https://international.depaul.edu/loginAll.asp to browse international work opportunities Visit http://careercenter.depaul.edu/ for helpful advice on the job search and application
SHARPEN CAREER KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
Workshop Series Improve your career readiness through more than twenty different workshops.
GAIN INTERNSHIP & WORK EXPERIENCE
Career Advising Walk in and see a Peer Career Advisor or make an appointment to see a Career Advisor who specializes in your major.
University Internship and Co-op Program Get valuable work experience while you fulfill your Liberal Studies Experiential Learning requirement through this internship program. Student Employment Earn a wage and gain careerrelevant experience through oncampus jobs, internships, or temporary project work through Student Temporary Services.
The Informational Interview
Where do you find these people? They could be friends, relatives, co-workers, group or club members, social media connections, teachers, friends of friends, etc. As a DePaul student, you have another great resource at your fingertips - the ASK (Alumni Sharing Knowledge) Program. This program makes available over 1000 DePaul alumni who have volunteered to help students with resume reviews, mock interviews, career and company information, and overall career advice. There is a search capability on the Mentor module in DePaul.Experience (http://depaul.experience.com) for finding alumni with the type of job or career in which you may be interested. Once you identify someone to connect with, what do you do next? Whether it is a DePaul alumnus or not, here are some tips to help you have a successful informational interview: • Determine the reason for the meeting. (Why do you want to talk with this person?) • Research the person, either via DePaul.Experience, their company web site, or professional networking sites like LinkedIn. This will provide a context for your questions. • Initiate the contact by emailing that person to request a meeting. • Follow up with a phone call to set up the meeting. If uncomfortable, use a script. On the call, ask if the person has time for a face-to-face meeting or whether he or she only has time to talk with you over the phone. Before the Meeting: • Confirm the meeting with an email. In the email, attach a resume (if appropriate), confirm the date, time, and location, request directions if necessary, and restate your meeting objective.
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• Prepare an agenda and questions. What do you want to find out from this person? During the Meeting: • Establish a connection. This means you should be prepared to start the conversation. • Establish your “Brand”. Be prepared to explain who you are and what you’re all about (be clear and concise). • Restate why you’re there, ask questions, and LISTEN. • Ask for names of others who might also be helpful to you. • Take brief notes, but don’t be distracted so much by taking notes that you’re not listening. • Get a business card so you have all the correct contact information. After the Meeting: • Debrief yourself. Elaborate on the notes you took at the meeting. • Send a thank you note. Email is OK but a hand-written note is better. • Follow-up with any referrals the person provided. • Send periodic updates on your status. This is known as “nurturing your network”. Things don’t always go according to plan, but if you follow the tips outlined above, you will have a greater chance of gathering some useful job and career information from an informational interview. This information can then be used in developing a strong focus and strategy in searching for your “ideal” job. For more information on the Alumni Sharing Knowledge Program, visit http://ask.depaul.edu.
Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) Connect with DePaul Alumni volunteers who are working in your field of interest through this mentoring and networking program. Career Networking Events Meet and learn from working professionals in your field of interest at these events, held throughout the academic year.
BUILD YOUR NETWORK
Company Presentations Make contacts and learn about company cultures at organizations that recruit at DePaul.
Job & Internship Fairs Connect with hundreds of hiring employers at multiple fairs throughout the academic year. Job & Internship Listings Search thousands of open positions online in DePaul.Experience.
On-Campus Interviewing Apply with top companies online and interview right here on campus.
Online Resume Books Make your resume available through DePaul.Experience so employers can find you when seeking candidates who match specific criteria.
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Getting Started With LinkedIn
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LinkedIn is a free online community that allows you to connect with other professionals. It boasts over 53 million members worldwide. Such staggering numbers can make it seem like an overwhelming place to get involved. But getting started with LinkedIn is simple. It begins with creating a profile. Create a Profile LinkedIn is, on some levels, similar to Facebook, but with a more professional focus. Before you can connect with others, you must first create a profile. LinkedIn’s Grad Guide, found at http://grads.linkedin.com, describes a profile as “an interactive business card”. It allows you to showcase your professional experiences, transferrable skills, and recommendations. Once you become a more advanced user, you can even add additional applications to your profile, such as a Wordpress.com blog or a PowerPoint presentation via Slideshare.com. Connect and Research After your profile is set up, it’s time to build your network. Start by searching for people you know, such as a current or former boss, your co-workers, or your classmates. As with Facebook, LinkedIn allows you to join groups, which can aid in your networking and career exploration. A great place to start would be with the Career Center’s new group, called the “Virtual Career Networking Lounge.” There you can connect with fellow DePaul students, alumni, employers, faculty and staff; sign up for email alerts about new job postings; and get tips and hints about many aspects of career searching and online networking.
To find other groups, view profiles of people you respect in your chosen field. There are groups for almost every industry and profession. Once you join a group, be an active participant. Participate in discussions and read news postings to learn more about the industry. LinkedIn is also a great research tool. The site’s over 150,000 company profiles allow you to research industries and companies of interest and search for career opportunities. Keep it Professional As you get more comfortable with LinkedIn, it’s important to remember that this site is designated for professional networking. Pictures, besides your profile picture, cannot be uploaded and social quirks such as gifts and games do not exist. Those accustomed to the more laidback nature of other tools such as Facebook and Twitter need to be mindful of this and to use discretion. If you’re ever unsure about whether you should post something on your profile or to a group, feel free to stop by the Career Center and see a Peer Career Advisor. They can to give you an objective opinion and talk through the pros and cons of supplying certain types of information online. Learn More If you’d like more tips on using LinkedIn and other social networking sites in a job search, check out the Career Center’s new workshop, Connect Through LinkedIn & Other Social Media: Networking & Job Search Strategies (page 6) or visit the Career Center’s Peer Career Advisors for help getting started.
The Bottom Line: Dress the Part
Create a Positive Professional Image
We’ve all heard the phrase “you never get a second chance to make a first impression.” This adage extends to the way we dress, particularly in a professional setting. For job interviews, job and internship fairs, and professional networking events it is always best to dress in professional attire in order to make a great first impression on potential employers. Here’s how:
Two-piece dark colored suit • Appropriate colors: black, blue, gray • Generally solid or very light conservative stripes • Men’s suits are offered as both single breasted and double breasted. Select the style that best fits your industry or personal style. Two-piece dark colored pants or knee-length skirt suit • Wear neutral colored panty hose or dark tights if wearing a skirt Crisp white or blue blouse, tailored shirt, or shell with conservative neckline
Crisp white or blue tailored shirt
Conservative tie that reaches mid belt Polished shoes that match the color of your belt Dark socks • Blue, black, grey or brown – that match the suit/shirt. • Never wear white socks.
No multiple earrings or gaudy jewelry Use perfume and makeup sparingly Nail polish should be a neutral color
Polished, closed toe shoes with a low to moderate heel • Try to avoid shoes with very high heels
Remove body piercings, earrings and any flashy jewelry Carry a portfolio folder or professional bag • If you generally use a backpack, consider leaving it at home or in a locker and remove what you need for the interview. Use cologne sparingly
Carry a portfolio folder, professional bag, or a simple conservative purse • If you generally use a backpack, consider leaving it at home or in a locker and remove what you need for the interview.
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resume & interview prep
INTRODUCTION TO CAREER CENTER SERVICES
variety of full-time positions, internships, and volunteer opportunities. Employers will be accepting resumes and some will also conduct on-site interviews with candidates.
suburban career services
E V E N T S
A Career Center advisor will be available on the following dates for individual advising. Contact the Loop Career Center at (312) 362-8437 to make a suburban advising appointment. Tuesday, February 2 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. NAPERVILLE CAMPUS
Career services including advising, practice interviews and networking events are specially designed for DePaul’s suburban students. Please also check the event listings on pages 4-8 for offerings at your campus.
No appointment necessary! Peer career advisors are available for walk-in appointments and can teach students and alumni about Career Center services, including DePaul.Experience (formerly eRecruiting), On-Campus Interviewing (OCI), resume resources, career mentors, workshop and event registration and much more.
depaul career week
DEPAUL CAREER WEEK Discover. Advance.Become.
February 13-21, 2010 DePaul’s third annual Career Week offers a series of career-related activities and seminars for experienced adults, those in transition, and those looking for change. This week-long event is designed specifically for DePaul adult students, graduate students, and alumni. Events will take place on the Loop, Lincoln Park and suburban campuses and are free or have a nominal fee. For the more information including the schedule of events, visit http://careerweek.depaul.edu.
RESUME DRIVE THRU
Need resume help? Don’t have time to set an appointment? Cruise on over to the Career Center for a Resume Drive Thru! Career Center staff will be standing by at both campuses every Tuesday and Wednesday between 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. to help you create or revise your resume. Stop by for a resume tune-up!
Thursday, March 4 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. O’HARE CAMPUS
The Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) Volunteer Network gives you the opportunity to enhance your interviewing skills by meeting with an ASK Volunteer. During the one-on-one session, you will participate in a mock interview and receive helpful tips and feedback. Practice interviews are offered all quarter and posted on http://depaul.experience.com, keyword search “practice interviews”. Contact ASK at (312) 362-8281 or email@example.com with questions or scheduling concerns.
NEW THIS YEAR: CAREER WEEK CLOTHING DRIVE
Thursday, February 25 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 9 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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Monday, January 25 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Ongoing Interview for full-time post-graduate positions and full-time internships right on-campus! To view employers and positions, log-in to http://depaul.experience.com and click on Jobs & Internships>Job & Internship Search in the top navigation bar. From there, select ‘Jobs with Interview Schedules’ under 1-click searches.
The Vincentian mission at DePaul encourages giving back to our communities and helping those in need. In keeping with this mission, Career Week 2010 has added a clothing drive. During Career Week, DePaul will be accepting donations of gently worn women’s business professional attire, shoes and jewelry to support the efforts of Bottomless Closet, a workforce development organization in Chicago. Bottomless Closet supports women in transition by providing professional business clothing, image and career skills coaching, to empower them to interview with confidence, gain employment and achieve economic self-sufficiency. Donations will be accepted Feb. 15-19 only at dropoff locations at the Alumni Center (2400 N. Sheffield Ave.) and the Career Week Info Desk (DePaul Center, 11th Floor, 1 E. Jackson Blvd.). For more information about Bottomless Closet’s clothing program, visit http://www.bottomlesscloset.org/clothing.html.
ON-CAMPUS RECRUITING DAY
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 Loop Campus, DePaul Center, Suite 9600 This unique event will host recruiters from various industries on-campus to discuss current hiring needs. Learn first-hand from representatives about a wide
¿ Register for events at depaul.experience.com
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job & internship fairs
Employers at DePaul Job & Internship Fairs are seeking candidates from all educational and work experience backgrounds.
Unless otherwise noted, the below Job & Internship Fairs are not open to the general public. You must be a DePaul student or alumnus to attend.
career networking events
CAREER FORUM FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Tuesday, January 12, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Loop Campus
CAREERS IN SCIENCE & HEALTHCARE
Wednesday, February 24, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Lincoln Park Campus
Meet and network with professionals to learn about career opportunities in industries such as medicine, allied health professions and environmental/ biological/ physical and hard sciences.
WINTER QUARTER WINTER JOB & INTERNSHIP FAIR
Friday, February 12, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Student Center, Room 120, Lincoln Park Campus Saturday, February 20, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Student Center, Room 120, Lincoln Park Campus
This event will provide international students with an opportunity to learn the essentials of the H1B hiring process from the student, legal and employer perspectives.
Tuesday, March 2, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Loop Campus
CAREERS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
EDUCATION JOB FAIR
Thursday, January 21, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Student Center, Room 120, Lincoln Park Campus
CAREERS IN HUMAN & SOCIAL SERVICES
Learn to effectively market yourself in a competitive job market. Entry-level to executive-level professionals will share experiences and provide tips on how to manage a technology career.
TECHNOLOGY JOB & INTERNSHIP FAIR
Friday, March 5, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Loop Campus
Professionals in advising, counseling, human services and social work will discuss what it is like to work in these fields, the required education, as well as the challenges and rewards of working in these roles.
BIG EAST CAREER FAIR
CAREERS IN EDUCATION
Tuesday, April 13, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Student Center, Room 120, Lincoln Park Campus
VISUAL ARTS & DIGITAL DESIGN FORUM
Friday, March 12, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Wednesday, February 10, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Student Center, Room 120, Lincoln Park Campus
Offered by Career Centers from Big East Conference schools. Students and alumni from participating schools are eligible to attend.
A panel of speakers working in a variety of education functions will discuss their career experiences and answer your questions on education careers.
Saturday, February 13, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Naperville Campus, 150 West Warrenville Road
Thursday, April 1, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Illinois Institute of Technology Hermann Hall, 3241 S. Federal St.
SPRING QUARTER F.E.B. GOVERNMENT CAREER FAIR
CAREER TRANSITIONERS FORUM
Meet and learn from professional in graphic design, web design, interactive media, animation, digital and/or film. Panelists will describe their organizations, careers available, and what characteristics are typically sought in candidates for these positions. Speakers will also be exhibiting their work and offering feedback to attendees who bring work samples.
CAREERS IN MANAGEMENT, BUSINESS & HR
Open to the public; bring a DePaul ID to avoid a $5 fee.
Friday, April 9, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. LOCATION TBD
HIRE BIG 10+ CAREER FAIR
This forum is designed for individuals in the midst of a career transition or contemplating a career change. The panel will discuss the process of transitioning and changing careers and the strategies necessary to help you be effective and successful. This event is part of DePaul Career Week.
Thursday, May 6, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. DePaul Center, 11th Floor, North Café, Loop Campus
DIVERSITY IN COMMUNICATION
TBD February | Downtown Chicago
Network with management professionals with expertise in project management, human resources (recruiting, compensation and benefits and training), operations management, organizational development, leadership development, event planning, store management and consulting.
Open to students and alumni of Big Ten Universities, DePaul University, the University of Chicago and the University of Notre Dame.
HEALTHCARE, SCIENCE AND NONPROFIT JOB & INTERNSHIP FAIR
An opportunity for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students to meet, mingle and network with communication industry employers in Chicago. Registration is mandatory; see DePaul.Experience for details.
CAREER TRANSITIONERS FORUM
Wednesday, May 12, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. DePaul Center, 11th Floor, North Café, Loop Campus
Friday, April 23, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Student Center, Room 120, Lincoln Park Campus
DIVERSITY IN THE LAW
TBD February | Downtown Chicago
This forum is designed for individuals in the midst of a career transition or contemplating a career change. A panel of successful career professionals will discuss the process of transitioning careers and the strategies necessary to help you effectively transition.
An opportunity for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students to meet and network with nonprofit and corporate law firms in Chicago. This full day event includes opening panel, firm site visits, and networking. Registration is mandatory; see DePaul.Experience for details.
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winter 2010 workshop series
WORKSHOP CALENDAR AND REGISTRATION
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.
Wednesday, February 17 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.
Tuesday, February 16 5:30-7:00 pm SAC 151
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.
Wednesday, January 27 12:00-1:30 pm DPC 9500 Tuesday, February 23 5:30-7:30 pm SAC 151
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.
Thursday, February 18 2:00-3:00 pm Teleconference ¥ Monday, March 8 5:30-7:00 pm DPC 9500
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.
This workshop is for working professionals, alumni, adult, and graduate students.
WORKSHOP LOCATION KEY
CNA = 55 East Jackson Building, Loop Campus
Byrne = Byrne Hall, 2219 N. Kenmore Avenue, Lincoln Park Campus
Beyond Mingling: Networking Strategies for All Types This workshop will approach the topic of networking skills by breaking down preconceived notions of “successful” networking. Through a combination of lecture, interaction and self-assessment, we will present an authentic model of networking that emphasizes how personality preferences can enhance the setting, etiquette, and motivation for individual networking success. Specifically, participants will be encouraged to identify their preferences toward extroversion or introversion as well as environments that are controlled or spontaneous and apply this information to their best networking fit.
Wednesday, February 17 3:00-4:30pm SAC 151
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: Wednesday, January 13 4:30-6:30pm SAC 151 Part 2: Wednesday, March 3 4:30-6:30pm SAC 151
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.
Thursday, February 4 1:30-3:00pm Friday, February 5 12:00-1:30pm Tuesday, February 9 5:30-7:00pm Thursday, February 11 12:00-1:30pm Thursday, February 18 12:00-1:30pm Wednesday, March 3 3:30-5:00pm SAC 151
DPC 9500 SAC 151 SAC 151 DPC 9500
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
Connect Through LinkedIn & Other Social Media: Networking & Job Search Strategies Learn how to create a professional online identity and begin to manage your digital presence. In this workshop you will learn how to properly use social media in networking and job searching. Learn the steps in creating a powerful profile in LinkedIn and review the tools that can connect you with professionals and targeted groups. Discover how recruiters are utilizing social media (LinkedIn, Twitter, blogs, etc.) to hire candidates. Explore strategies to get yourself noticed by the hiring decision makers.
Monday, January 25 4:00-5:30pm Tuesday, February 9 4:00-5:30pm Tuesday, February 23 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.
Wednesday, February 10 5:30-7:00pm Monday, March 1 2:30-4:00pm SAC 151
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.
Thursday, January 28 5:30-7:00pm DPC 9500 Wednesday, February 24 3:00-4:30pm Student Center 324 Tuesday, March 9 5:30-6:30pm Teleconference ¥
Loop TBD 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.
Monday, February 8 3:30-5:00pm SAC 151
Note: A number listed after the location key indicates the room or suite number.
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
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term Internships). This workshop also meets the University Internship Program Orientation requirement.
Thursday, January 14 2:00- 3:00pm Tuesday, January 26 3:30- 4:30pm Monday, February 8 2:30 - 3:30pm Thursday, March 4 2:00 – 3:00pm Monday, March 15 1:00 – 2:00pm DPC 9500
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.
Friday, February 19 2:00-3:30pm Monday, March 8 12:00-1:00pm SAC 151
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Job Search Strategies in a Challenging Job Market Learn how to identify effective job search 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, February 22 12:00-1:30pm DPC 9500
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, January 18 3:30-5:00pm Monday, February 1 12:00-1:30pm 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.
Thursday, January 7 11:00am-12:00pm Friday, January 15 1:00-2:00pm Wednesday, January 20 10:00-11:00am Tuesday, February 2 1:00-2:00pm Thursday, February 11 2:00-3:00pm Wednesday, February 17 3:00-4:00pm Monday, March 1 2:00-3:00pm Thursday, March 11 11:00am-12:00pm DPC 9500 DPC 9500 SAC 151 DPC 9500 DPC 9500 DPC 9500 DPC 9500 SAC 151
Making the Grade - ePortfolio Teacher Workshop Note: These workshops are open only to students and alumni in DePaul’s School of Education. All participants must bring a flash drive with them to the workshop. You must be able to make both sessions of this two part workshop. In this hands-on two session workshop, aspiring teachers will be introduced to several software programs which can be utilized to create your teacher eportfolio. Specifically, you will begin to outline tailored sections that speak to your strengths, create a signature look of your eportfolio on the computer, and learn about maintenance and updates, and most importantly, how to integrate your portfolio into an interview and job search process.
January 11 & January 18 5:00-7:30pm March 1 & March 8 5:00-7:30pm SAC 240 SAC 240
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.
Tuesday, February 2 3:30-5:00pm 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.
Tuesday, February 16 2:00-4:00pm Tuesday, March 2 1:30-3:30pm DPC 9500 SAC 151
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, January 25 12:00-1:30pm 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.
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.
Turning to Teaching In this session, attendees will complete selfassessments, identify resources needed to become a teacher, explore obstacles and solutions for gaining skills and making connections, and create a financial plan to keep them on track both in school, while student teaching, and during the job search phase. Join us in creating an effective plan as you move toward your goal of becoming an educator.
Monday, February 15 2:00-3:30pm SAC 151
Thursday, January 14 2:00-2:30 pm Tuesday, January 19 3:00-3:30 pm Wednesday, January 27 1:30-2:00pm Wednesday, February 3 1:00-1:30pm Monday, February 15 11:00-11:30am Thursday, February 25 2:30-3:00pm Tuesday, March 9 10:30-11:00am
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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.
Wednesday, March 10 3:30-5:00pm SAC 151
On-Campus Interviewing Orientation “Super Sessions” OCI Super Sessions include the mandatory OCI Orientation information and feature a campus recruiter from one of the employers hiring DePaul University students and graduates. The recruiter will highlight the do’s and don’ts of on-campus interviewing and provide tips on how students can effectively market themselves throughout the interview process.
Tuesday, February 9 2:00-3:00pm Wednesday, March 3 3:00-4:00pm DPC 9500 DPC 9500
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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, January 4 5:30-7:00pm Tuesday, January 5 1:00-2:30pm Wednesday, January 6 10:00-11:30 am Thursday, February 4 3:30-5:00pm Wednesday, February 17 10:30am-12:00 pm Friday, February 26 1:30-3:00 pm Wednesday, March 10 10:00-11:30am Tuesday, March 16 10:30am-12:00pm Thursday, March 25 12:00-1:30pm Monday, March 29 2:30-4:00pm Tuesday, March 30 5:30-7:00pm Wednesday, March 31 10:30am-12:00pm DPC 9500 SAC 151
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.
Tuesday, February 2 12:00-1:00pm DPC 9500 Thursday, February 18 4:00-5:00pm Richardson 400
Tuesday, January 12 2:00-3:00pm Richardson 400 Wednesday, February 10 12:00-1:00pm DPC 9500
Post-Graduation Money Matters This workshop will focus on financial concerns facing graduating students. Topics will include repayment of school loans and how to create a realistic budget for a full-time entry level salary.
Tuesday, January 19 12:00-1:00pm DPC 9500 Wednesday, February 24 4:00-5:00pm Richardson 400
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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.
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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 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, January 26 5:00-6:00pm LPC Byrne 358 Wednesday, March 3 2:00-3:00pm Loop CNA 204
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!
Tuesday, February 9 5:30-6:30pm Richardson 300 Thursday, March 4 5:30-6:30pm DPC 9500
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 step-by-step processes that will assist them in making a financially sound choice.
Thursday, February 4 4:00-5:00pm DPC 9500 Wednesday, March 3 12:00-1:00pm DPC 9500
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.
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.
Wednesday, January 20 3:00-4:00pm Loop CNA 402 Tuesday, February 23 12:00-1:00pm LPC Byrne 358
Turning to Teaching Teaching can be an incredibly fulfilling career but navigating the steps toward certification can be a daunting process. This workshop will assist both those who have just begun to contemplate teaching as a career path as well as those who have already committed to the profession. In this session, attendees will complete self-assessments, identify resources, explore obstacles and solutions, and create a financial plan to keep them on track.
Monday, February 15 2:00-3:30pm SAC 151
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