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DePaul University Career Center quarterly newsletter
National Student Employment Week April 12-16, 2010 Visual Arts & Digital Design Forum Tuesday, April 13

Spring 2010

upcoming events ::

Career Transitioners Forum Wednesday, May 12 Just In Time Job & Internship Fair Tuesday, June 22

10 Best Practices for Job Seekers page 5

More events on page 4

Spring Workshop Series pages 6-8

campus locations
LOOP OFFICE
DePaul Center Suite 9500 1 E. Jackson Boulevard (312) 362-8437 (312) 362-8565 fax

Tough, But Jobs Available
By John Wegner, Communications Assistant

Job Outlook 2010: Market Still

From Transfer Student to Full-Time Employee
By Orlando Pastore, Peer Career Advisor

Lessons Learned:

LINCOLN PARK OFFICE

Schmitt Academic Center Room 192 2320 N. Kenmore Avenue (773) 325-7431 (773) 325-7432 fax

Just a few short years ago, college graduates finished their studies and entered a job market prime for landing a job. Between 2008 and 2009, however, the job market began to stall and then shrink, leaving graduates with bleak employment prospects. Recent forecasts continue to paint a less-than-ideal employment landscape for the class of 2010. According to the Job Outlook 2010 report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), employers plan to hire about 7 percent fewer new graduates during 2009-10 than they did in 2008-09. Despite these disappointing figures, soonto-be graduates cannot hang their heads in despair. Jobs, while perhaps harder to land quickly, are still available. Now more than ever is the time to be well prepared and remain persistent.

Majors in Demand
While overall hiring projections are down, several majors are still in demand. Finance majors appear at the top of the list of degrees in demand for 2010, followed by engineering and technical majors. According to NACE’s Job Outlook 2010, 48.3 percent of employers in the Finance sector plan to hire recent graduates. Finishing second and third on the list respectively are Accounting where 46.3 percent of employers plan to hire and Mechanical Engineering at 44.8 percent. Other highly sought after undergraduate majors include Business Administration/Management, Computer Science, Information Sciences & Systems, Marketing/Marketing Management, and Management Information Systems.

Contact Donna Del Giudice at (312) 362-5712 or ddelgiud@depaul.edu for information on career services.

SUBURBAN CAMPUSES

With graduation quickly approaching, it is hard to believe my academic career will soon end and my career in public accounting will begin. I transferred to DePaul University my junior year and have learned a great deal both in and out of the classroom. While I am fortunate enough to have secured a job offer prior to completing my degree, I learned a lot of what I know about the job market and the hiring process through trial and error. Here are a few of my key ‘lessons learned’. I hope they can help you prepare for success in the job market.
Read more about Lessons Learned on page 2

The Five “P’s” of Networking
By Meredith Gonsalves, Communications Assistant

Internship Hiring Expected to Increase
While the number of jobs offered to recent graduates may be down, one bright spot is evident. NACE reports that in 2010, employers expect to increase their internship and co-op hiring by 5.8%— something to keep in mind during your job search. Not only do employers prefer candidates with experience, they prefer candidates with relevant work experience, the kind gained through internships and co-ops. The opportunity may even lead to a full-time position at the fulfillment of the internship. As Marilyn Mackes, NACE executive director confirms, “It’s not surprising that employers look first to their interns—who have a track record with the company— when they have jobs to fill”. During your job search, don’t discount the prospect of taking an internship. It just might land you a fulltime position.

The word “networking” is thrown around a lot during college. Usually you are being told how important and useful networking skills are, or how if you haven’t networked professionally yet you are doing yourself a disservice. The concept of networking can seem very overwhelming, and even if you have attended a networking event or two, you might be unsure about how to proceed.
Read more about Networking on page 3

Career Connections
careercenter.depaul.edu

Read more about Job Outlook 2010 on page 2

Job Outlook 2010: Market Still Tough, But Jobs Available
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Employer Expectations
During this slumping job market, employers have the ability to be more selective in their expectations of job candidates. Employers are seeking well-rounded candidates who are ready to hit the ground running. When asked to rank order the top five candidate skills/qualities that they would like new college graduates to possess, employers selected communication skills, analytical skills, teamwork skills (works well with others), technical skills and a strong work ethic. Also important to employers are a candidate’s leadership experience, major, and extracurricular activities.

service overview
SHARPEN CAREER KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
Workshop Series Improve your career readiness through more than twenty different workshops.

Tips for Job Seekers
As with any other job search, as a recent grad you can’t expect the perfect job to be handed to you. In order to succeed in the competitive job market, job seekers must adapt to the circumstances. For example, tapping into the extensive pipeline of social networking sites may give you the opportunity to learn about and apply for a greater number of jobs than compared to more traditional methods. According to NACE, more than one-third of employers expect to incorporate social networking into their recruiting efforts in 2010 - 59 percent intend to advertise positions on these sites and 77 percent will use them to network with possible candidates. As you search for jobs, remember that the Career Center is here to help. Stop by or make an appointment to meet with a career advisor to get advice on resumes, interviewing and ways to land the job you want. Additionally, be sure to attend events like DePaul’s Just in Time Job & Internship Fair. Held on June 22nd, this fair will feature employers and organizations from a variety of industries recruiting for post graduation, full-time, part-time, and temporary positions, as well as internships. Students can register at http://depaul.experience.com.

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.

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

1. Get involved! Not only is this the best way to meet people on campus, it is also an excellent way to build your resume. No excuses, transfer students, this includes you too! Think about it, if you were in a hiring position and had your choice between two students with the same major and GPA which would you choose: the student who appears to go to class and then straight home, or the student who is involved in student organizations, committees, and leadership roles? Student involvement shows that you take initiative and work well with groups. Getting involved is simple; check out Demon Direct to find a club that fits your major or interests. 2. It’s never too early (or too late) to start. Perhaps the biggest source of stress on seniors is the fear of not being able to land a job after college. Despite the belief that nobody is hiring, jobs are available. At the same time, today’s job market is incredibly competitive. You need to take steps early in your academic career to ensure success in the job market upon graduation. Planning and preparation are a must. Talk to faculty and career advisors to learn everything you can about your major and what career paths it can lead to. Participate in multiple internships, as they allow you to gain hands-on experience in your field of study – something employers look for among candidates. 3. Build your professional network. Networking is about building and maintaining relationships that are mutually beneficial, and sharing knowledge, experiences and advice with others in your career field. For instance, if you are an accounting major, it makes sense to connect with other accounting students, professors, and professionals in the accounting industry. They can answer your questions about that field of work and you

Lessons Learned:

From Transfer Student to Full-Time Employee

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have the opportunity to offer your insight as well. Networking is NOT about asking for a job, although it could eventually lead to one. You may not even realize that you are networking on a daily basis by using social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter, or professional sites like LinkedIn. Have questions about networking? Sign up for a networking skills workshop offered through the Career Center. 4. Take advantage of the services offered by the Career Center. The Career Center provides DePaul students with an abundance of resources to help you better understand the process of launching your career. Experienced peer and full-time advisors can help you revise your resume and cover letters, give tips on the most efficient ways to apply for jobs and internships, and provide numerous workshops on all things career related. 5. Final words to the wise: be persistent! This is applicable to your classes and your career. In a competitive job market, you have to be prepared for rejection. If you are declined for an interview or job offer, take a step back to learn from the experience. If you were not called for an interview, maybe you need to work on your resume. If you were declined after the interview, perhaps you need to brush up on your interviewing skills. You will never get the grades you want without first putting in the work; the same concept applies to the job search. To be successful, you must learn from your experiences and be willing to modify your approach to keep moving forward.

FIND WORK

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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The Five “P’s” of Networking

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Fortunately there are a ways to make networking seem less daunting. I spoke with Gina Anselmo, assistant director and career specialist, who works with students to perfect their networking skills. She recommends considering five “P’s” before getting started: The first step Gina suggests is to create a list of at least ten useful contacts. Your list may include family friends, professors, former co-workers/employers or connections you made at a networking event. Then, prioritize your contacts. Ask yourself questions like “What is the main reason I want to network with this person?” or “How can they help me achieve my professional goals?” Examining your answers to these questions can help you determine why and how you should approach each person on your list.

for a job; rather you want to use their knowledge to better educate you on your field.

Places, People & Positions: The final three “P’s” can help
you further shape your networking questions. The goal here is to discover trends and recent developments in the industry, and get a better understanding of the landscape of opportunities. Consider places, for example, “Where is the best place you suggest I look for a job in my industry?” Now reflect on the type of people you are looking to connect with, “In your opinion, who are the right people to speak with about job opportunities in this field (or at your organization)?” Finally consider positions, “What positions are currently available in the industry that I would be qualified for?” The five “P’s” can help make networking seem like more of a project than a chore. As Gina notes, “when you have an actual plan in place, it decreases the intimidation of it all.” Network mindfully using methods like the five “P’s” and you will be on your way to achieving your career goals.

Priorities:

Perspective: After you create your networking list, start to prepare specific questions for each contact. The goal is to obtain perspective about your industry and career options. Doing so can help strengthen your job search.
Plan to tailor your conversation for each contact and ensure your approach appropriately reflects the type of relationship you have with each person. Keep in mind that your objective should not be to ask

GRADUATING STUDENTS:
Spring quarter is dedicated to helping you navigate today's challenging job market so you will leave DePaul well-prepared for meaningful future employment or graduate studies.

EVENTS INCLUDE:

SPRING

The Mobile Career Center Weekly at different campus locations. Be on the lookout for the weekly hot jobs and internships list! On-site Career Advising Career Advisors will be on-site at the following colleges throughout the quarter: • CDM: Thursdays, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. (except finals week) • Communication: Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • SNL: alternate Tuesdays and Thursdays (4/6, 4/22, 5/4, 5/20, 6/1), 1:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Resume Drive Thru Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. SAC 192 and DPC 9500 Cruise on over to the Career Center for a resume tune-up. No appointment necessary. Senior Walk-In Service Walk-in or call (312) 362-8437 Graduating? No job? Stuck in a sticky job situation and need immediate assistance? Need quick advice on how to handle a

job offer? CALL US or walk-in! Career Center staff can help! We will answer your question as quickly as possible. Be sure to tell the front desk you’re a graduating student. Just-In-Time Job Fair June 22, 2010 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Student Center, Room 120, Lincoln Park Campus Interact with top employers, attend workshops, get your resume reviewed, and more! Job Search and Money Management workshops Offered by the Career Center and Financial Fitness Program. Topics include: • Advanced Resumes and Cover Letters • Credit & the Graduating Student • How to use LinkedIn and Twitter to Network and Job Search • Job Search Strategies in a Challenging Job Market • Your New Life with Student Loans • AND MORE!

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resume & interview prep
RESUME DRIVE THRU
Wednesdays, 11:30am- 12:30pm and 4:30pm-5:30pm SAC 192 and DPC 9500

Tuesday, April 13 On-Campus Employment 101 Business Etiquette Workshop

1:30-2:30pm, Lincoln Park Campus, SAC 151 6:00-8:00pm, Lincoln Park Student Center, 220

suburban career services

Need resume help? Cruise on over to the Career Center for a resume tune-up. No appointment necessary.

PRACTICE INTERVIEWS

Get tips on how to act at professional social outings and while in the office. In addition to open floor discussion, you will interact with others and complete hands-on activities. Wednesday, April 14 Get Connected: Using LinkedIn and Twitter to Network and Job Search
4:00-5:30pm, Lincoln Park Campus, Room TBD

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. NAPERVILLE CAMPUS Monday, April 5 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 11 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. O’HARE 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.

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 ask@depaul.edu with questions or scheduling concerns.

Learn tips, tricks, and etiquette for using LinkedIn and Twitter for networking, job search and career information. Please create a LinkedIn account before the workshop so you have starting point when you attend the session. Thursday, April 15 Managing Your Paycheck

on-campus interviewing

12:00-1:00pm, Lincoln Park Campus, SAC 151

ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEWS
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.

Learn how to save, budget, and manage debt on a student budget. Skills Builder Workshop
2:00-3:00pm, Lincoln Park Campus, SAC 151

Identify transferable skills that you utilize in your daily life in school, work and extracurricular activities. Learn how some of your skills overlap from one area of your life to another, and how to effectively communicate those transferable skills onto your resume! Friday, April 16 How to Avoid Rookie Mistakes: Professionalism at Work

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS

Monday, May 17 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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Tuesday, April 13 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

national student employment week
April 12-16, 2010

Meet and network with recruiters and learn about their organization, its culture and employment opportunities. To view the schedule, please log-in to http://depaul.experience.com and click on Calendar>Calendar Search in the top navigation bar. From there, select ‘Company Presentations’ under ‘By Event Type’.

2:00-3:00pm, Lincoln Park Campus, SAC 151

Learn first-hand what common mistakes are made on the job and how you can avoid them. Hiring managers will teach you how to make a great impression and get a positive reference!

job & internship fairs

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.

DePaul celebrates its Student Employees! Special activities and workshops include: Monday, April 12 On-Campus Employment 101
2:30-3:30pm, Loop Campus, DPC 9501

Thursday, April 1, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Illinois Institute of Technology Hermann Hall, 3241 S. Federal St.

SPRING QUARTER F.E.B. GOVERNMENT CAREER FAIR

This workshop will guide you through the on-campus job search process, answer questions about work study, and inform you what DePaul supervisors expect from applicants.

Open to the public; bring a DePaul ID to avoid a $5 fee.

HIRE BIG 10+ CAREER FAIR

Friday, April 9, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. DePaul Center, Concourse Level, Loop Campus

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¿ Register for events at depaul.experience.com

Interviews and Job Offers:
Open to students and alumni of Big Ten Universities, DePaul University, the University of Chicago and the University of Notre Dame.

10 Best Practices for Job Seekers
By Career Center Staff

Friday, April 23, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Student Center, Room 120, Lincoln Park Campus

HEALTHCARE, SCIENCE AND NONPROFIT JOB & INTERNSHIP FAIR SUMMER QUARTER JUST-IN-TIME JOB FAIR *NEW*

1. Do be honest in all of your interactions with employers – this includes your online profile, resume, and cover
letter. Honesty is integral during the interviewing and job offer process.

2. Do conduct yourself professionally during the interviewing process – show up on time for interviews, dress
professionally, and come prepared.

June 22, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Student Center, Room 120, Lincoln Park Campus

Recruiters from a wide variety of industries will be seeking qualified job, internship, and post-graduate service volunteer candidates of all majors and experience levels. This fair includes: • On-site practice interviews • On-site resume critiques • Get Connected: How to use LinkedIn and Twitter to Network and Job Search workshop • Creating a Career Plan B workshop

3. Don’t feel obligated to accept all interviews and second interviews – however, be sure to inform the employer
if you are not interested in accepting an interview or continuing on in the process.

4. Do continue on in the interview process if you want to learn more about an opportunity – if you want
to learn more or there are a number of aspects of the job that you like, continuing the process can help you decide about the opportunity.

Friday, April 9, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Downtown Chicago

SPRING QUARTER COMMUNICATION CAREER PREVIEW DAY

career networking events

5. Do ask an employer for more time to make a decision if you need it – if you have reservations about an
internship or job offer or are actively interviewing with other companies, contact an employer to see if you can be given more time to decide.

6. Don’t continue to apply for jobs and interview once you have accepted an offer – if an organization finds
out that you are continuing to pursue other opportunities after you have accepted an offer with them, you can risk your reputation and offer with that organization.

An opportunity for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students to meet, mingle and network with communication industry employers in Chicago. This half day event includes an opening panel and company site visits. Registration is mandatory; see DePaul.Experience for details.

VISUAL ARTS & DIGITAL DESIGN FORUM
Tuesday, April 13, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. *NEW TIME* Student Center, Room 120, Lincoln Park Campus

7. Don’t accept an offer if you are not certain about the opportunity or because it is a “safety” internship or job – accepting opportunities as a “back up plan” to ensure
employment can lead to difficult situations in the future. Additionally, you are taking a job opportunity away from another student or alumnus that an employer might have hired.

Meet and learn from professionals in graphic design, web design, interactive media, animation, digital and/or film. Speakers will also be exhibiting their work and offering feedback to attendees who bring work samples.

CAREERS IN MANAGEMENT, BUSINESS & HR
Thursday, May 6, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. DePaul Center, 11th Floor, North Café, Loop Campus

8. Do consider the entire compensation package when deciding on a job offer – evaluate all of the benefits
an employer is offering as part of the compensation package. Figure out your cost of living to help you make a decision about the salary offer. Benefits include but are not limited to vacation time, retirement packages, tuition assistance, and salary. Other factors to evaluate are the type of work you will be doing, who your manager and co-workers will be and where the company is located (to name a few).

Network with management professionals with expertise in project management, human resources, operations management, organizational development, leadership development, event planning, store management and consulting.

CAREER TRANSITIONERS FORUM

Wednesday, May 12, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. DePaul Center, 11th Floor, North Café, Loop Campus

9. Don’t feel obligated to negotiate the compensation package with an employer – it is not
necessary if you feel that the employer is making you a fair offer based on your skills, experience and market value for the position. Not all entry level compensation packages are negotiable.

This forum is designed for individuals in the midst of a career transition or contemplating a career change. Panelists will discuss the career transition process and the strategies necessary to effectively transition.

10. Do contact the Career Center and make an appointment with a career advisor to discuss any aspect of the application, interviewing or job offer process. Career advisors can assist during any step of the
internship and job search process.

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spring 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.
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.
*NEW DATE*

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.

ADVANCED WORKSHOPS

A

WORKSHOP LOCATION KEY

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

workshops

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

Teleconference ¥

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

DPC 9500 DPC 9500 DPC 9500 SAC 151 SAC 151 DPC 9500 SAC 151

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

DPC 9500

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

DPC 9500 SAC 151 DPC 9500

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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

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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

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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

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CAREER CONNECTIONS

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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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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