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Wednesday Webinars are Back!
Free Webinar Series Featuring 9 Authors/Career Experts with Knowledge Soon-To-Be Graduates and Students Need to Know!

When: Wednesdays, 2 – 3 pm March 23 – May 18
Where: UIS Career Development Center – Student Affairs Building(SAB), Room 50

Immediately following each webinar there will be an open discussion related to the topic of the presentation and all are invited to attend! This is a fantastic opportunity to talk about what you learned, discover tips on how to implement your knew found knowledge, network with other students, or talk about what is on your mind! Everyone at the Career Development Center wants to help you succeed in your career development process and we encourage you to use this time as one avenue to your success!

The company providing the webinars does not allow us to broadcast these sessions via our website.

March 23: What Color is Your Parachute?
Speaker: Author – Richard Bolles
Focus: Career Exploration – Learn how to build a career plan and manage your career

Login to UIS CareerConnect to learn more and to register to attend.

March 30: Build a Mentoring Network to FAST FORWARD Your Career
Speaker: Kathleen Barton
Focus: Mentoring – Learn how to build a network of advisors who can mentor you, offer advice and help you make better decisions

Login to UIS CareerConnect to learn more and to register to attend.

April 6: Graduate to Linkedin Jumpstart Your Career!
Speaker: Melissa Giovangnoli
Focus: LinkedIn – Pick up proven tips and best practices to find jobs before they go public and get internal champions to get you hired!

Login to UIS CareerConnect to learn more and to register to attend.

April 13: Know Behavior Styles to ACE Your Interview
Speaker: Scott Zimmerman
Focus: Interviews – Everyone has a different communication and listening style! You may think you “nailed” an interview, but chances are they thought you were from a different planet!

Login to UIS CareerConnect to learn more and to register to attend.

April 20: Twitter Your Way to A GREAT Job!
Speaker: Susan Whitcomb
Focus: Twitter – Simple techniques to find NICHE jobs and get noticed before others

Login to UIS CareerConnect to learn more and to register to attend.

April 27: If You Are NOT Listening – You Won’t Get the Job!
Speaker: Mark Goulston
Focus: Listening – You are stressed, trying to make an impression.Learn how to listen and compose the right response.

Login to UIS CareerConnect to learn more and to register to attend.

May 4: Networking for People Who Hate Networking
Speaker: Devora Zack
Focus: Networking – Learn how to build a career networking strategy around your behavior style!

Login to UIS CareerConnect to learn more and to register to attend.

May 11: Work Strong! Your Personal Career Fitness System
Speaker: Peter Weddle
Focus: Career Strategy – You work out right? You should also be working on your career. Tips, tools and exercises to create a strong career.

Login to UIS CareerConnect to learn more and to register to attend.

May 18: Knock em Dead Secrets & Strategies for Success in an Uncertain World
Speaker: MartinYate
Focus: Job Search -In an uncertain world, the tools to manage job and career change over the fifty year span of your career, are the most valuable skills you will every develop.

Login to UIS CareerConnect to learn more and to register to attend.


On-Campus Interviews

Interviews on April 28, 2011 in the UIS CareerDevelopment Center
Resumes must be submitted by April 26, 2011

Job Title: Manager Trainee

Documents Required to Apply: Resume      Applythrough UIS CareerConnect

Description: Manager trainee participates in a comprehensive 3 ½ month on the job training program at the Veterans Parkway Store (Springfield, IL). Upon completion of the Manager Trainee Program, you may transfer and will take the first steps into management as an Assistant Department Manager. Applicant must be graduating this spring with a Bachelor Degree and be willing to relocate, as well as a desire to learn, teach, and be eager to advance within the company.

Take me to UIS CareerConnect to learn more about this job/interview.Just login and the link will show you upcoming interviews.

Interviews on April 27, 2011 in the UIS CareerDevelopment Center
Resumes must be submitted by April 25, 2011.

Job Title: Sales Associate

Documents Required to Apply:Resume      Applythrough UIS CareerConnect

Description: Connect Retail Services is looking to hire 10 FT/PT Retail Sales Associates in your area. Connect Retail Services (CRS) is a Third Party Labor provider with numerous services that “Connect people to their technology so that they can maximize their entertainment, productivity and mobility experiences.” We work with Retailers, Manufacturers and Service Providers who desire to give their customers a better experience. We create that experience with our word class TRAINING and SALES FORCE, providing focused, customized solutions that drive results. Visit www.connectretailservices.com for more company information.

Take me to UIS CareerConnect to learn more about this job/interview.Just login and the link will show you upcoming interviews.


2011 NACE Student Survey – Respond for a chance to win $500

Share your views by April 30 and win $500!

You could win $500 cash, just by sharing your views on the job-search process. Participate in the 2011 NACE Student Survey,sponsored by the National Association of Colleges and Employers,and you are eligible to win!

It’s easy: Complete the survey online anytime between now and April 30, 2011, and you are eligible to win. Good luck!

Your individual response will remain absolutely confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside of NACE. Only aggregate data will be presented in any reports or articles based on the responses to this survey. Contact information is requested for the sole purpose of identifying and communicating with the prize winner. View the contest rules.

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InterviewStream Workshop

Participate in person or online

When:Thursday, April 7, 12:00 – 12:30 pm &5:00 – 5:30 pm
Where:Career Development Center, SAB 50 and Online

Don’t go to your next interview unprepared! Be calm, cool, and collected because you’ve practiced. UIS students have access to Interview Stream, an online interview practice system you can use anytime and anywhere you have Internet access (and a web cam). Join us for this workshop and learn how to use this program, where to borrow your webcam, and more. We’ll give you a quick tour of the program and answer your questions. Why not learn how to practice your interview skills in the privacy of your own room?

Students participating in the Springfest Hire Your Hero event will use InterviewStream

Register for the workshop!

NOTE: If you want to attend the online session, you MUST register through UIS CareerConnect so that we can send you the link to join the online session! Attending the in-person session in SAB 50? You can register too! Just follow the steps below.

  1. Click this link: UIS CareerConnect Events
  2. Login using your username and password (New to UIS CareerConnect? – Read the top of the login page to learn how to login your during your first visit…its easy!)
  3. After logging in, you’ll be taken straight to the events page. Just Find the Interview Prep Workshop: Online event and click the RSVP button.

Effective Job Search Strategies

It’s more than online job sites

Participate in person or online

When: Tuesday, April 12th 12 – 1PM &Wednesday, April 13th 5 – 6PM
Where: Career Development Center, SAB 50 andOnline

Topics Covered Include:

  • Overview of key steps in the job search process
  • Identifying job search targets using online resources
  • Job search myths and importance of research
  • Essential job search tools and strategies

Register for the workshop!

NOTE: If you want to attend the online session, you MUST register through UIS CareerConnect so that we can send you the link to join the online session! Attending the in-person session in SAB 50? You can register too! Just follow the steps below.

  1. Click this link: UIS CareerConnect Events
  2. Login using your username and password (New to UIS CareerConnect? – Read the top of the login page to learn how to login your during your first visit…its easy!)
  3. After logging in, you’ll be taken straight to the events page. Just Find the Interview Prep Workshop: Online event and click the RSVP button.

Interviewing Preparation and YOU

Participate in person or online

When: Tuesday March 29th 12 – 1PM & Wednesday, March 30th 5 – 6PM
Where:Career Development Center, SAB 50 or Online

Nervous about what will happen during your job interview? Want to strengthen your interviewing skills? Attend the “Interviewing Preparation and YOU Workshop

Topics to be covered include

  • Preparation Strategies
  • Impact of Body Language and How You Dress
  • Different Types of Interview Questions
  • Importance of Researching Companies
  • Interview Etiquette and More!

State Farm Career Immersion: One Company, Many Careers

When:Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Where:State Farm Campus,Bloomington/Normal

  • Learn about the variety of career opportunities within State Farm and meet representatives from:
  • Human Resources
  • Agency Representatives and Opportunities
  • Public Affairs
  • Government Relations
  • Information Technology

Participants will also get a tour of the impressive State Farm Data Center, interact with UIS alumni employed with State Farm, and will be provided lunch while networking with professionals!

Transportation provided by the UIS Career Development Center. We will depart on March 1 at approximately 8:45 a.m. (meet at the Career Development Center at 8:30) and return to UIS at approximately 2:15 p.m.

Open to undergraduate and graduate students from all majors/programs!  Space is limited for this unique opportunity-interested students should “apply” ASAP!

To sign up, submit your resume and a brief statement (one page) on why you wish to participate and how this career immersion could benefit your career to this position within UIS CareerConnect.

Apply in 4 easy steps:

  1. Login to UIS CareerConnect.
  2. Click on Search for Openings, then Postings Targeted to UIS Students
  3. Enter keyword “immersion” into the keywords box and click search.
  4. Click on the Apply button to submit your resume and your statement.
  5. *Note: You will need to upload your resume and your statement (upload as “other document”) to UIS CareerConnect before you can apply.

Questions?  Email CareerProgramGA@uis.edu or 206-6508.


Etiquette Dinner

When: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 Time – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: PAC Restaurant

Join the UIS Career Development Center and learn how to navigate important business dinners. Enjoy a gourmet meal while learning the ins and outs of proper dining etiquette for formal and business events. Registration will be required and student tickets will be$10.


2011 Career Fair

When: February 17, 2011 – Time 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: UIS Campus – Public Affairs Center Concourse and Sangamon Auditorium Lobby

The thirteenth annual Springfield Collegiate Career Fair will beheld on February 17, 2011 on the UIS campus. Visit the Career Fair website to learn more!


Career Fair Prep

Career Fair Quick Stop Prep Hours

When: February 14 and February 15, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: SAB 50

Bring a current copy of your resume for our career counselors to review with you. Don’t have a resume? That’s no problem. Start one in ResumeBuilder (through UISCareerConnect), or come to SAB 50 with a list of skills and previous experiences you want to include and we’ll help you get started.

Recession-Proof Job Search Techniques

When: Wednesday, February 16, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: UIS Career Development Center, SAB 50 or Online!

During a recession the job search process becomes more difficult and competitive. This workshop will present effective technique sand strategies to help you create a plan, network and stand out from other job seekers during the job search process. It will also identify other web-based tools to enhance your job search. Bernice Allegretti, Assistant Director of the University of Illinois Alumni Association’s award winning Career Development Center in Chicago is the presenter.

Use this link to view our events in UISCareerConnect and click the RSVP button for the event you wish to attend online.


Workshops

When: February 9, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: SAB 50

Learn how to make the most of your career fair experience. Learn to work the fair, prepare your resume, how to dress, and how to present yourself. You’ll get tips on how to create your “30 second elevator pitch.”

Use this link to view our events in UISCareerConnect and click the RSVP button for the event you wish to attend online.

Please note, the workshop scheduled on Feb. 8 from 5-6pm has been cancelled. Materials and recorded Elluminate session from Feb. 9th workshop will be posted to UIS CareerConnect, under the My Documents/Document Library section.


Resume Workshops

When: January 25, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. & January 26, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: UIS – Student Affairs Building (SAB) 50 – Career Development Center Conference Room

Attend in person or online through Elluminate!

Looking for on-campus or off-campus jobs soon? Learn how to create a resume that gets results by effectively describing relevant skills and experiences, searching job postings for keywords and incorporating into your resume, utilizing the best format style to meet your needs.

Use this link to view our events in UISCareerConnect and click the RSVP button for the event you wish to attend online.


Webinar Wednesdays

When: Wednesdays 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, October 6 – December 8th
Where: UIS Career Development Center – SAB 50

Join the Career Development Center for this webinar series. Over9 weeks, 9 authors and career experts will share their secrets,research and tips with students, alumni, and college faculty and staff.

Topics

Use UIS CareerConnect to register for the webinars you want to attend!.


Prudential On-Campus Interviews

When: November 16, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Career Development Center, SAB 50

Prudential Financial Services will be on campus on Tuesday, November 16, from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm to interview applicants for a future as a Financial Services Associate. Applicants interested in this full-time position should register for an interview time through UIS CareerConnect. If you are interested in this position, register for your interview time immediately as there are only 9 interview opportunities available.

To register:

  1. Login to UIS CareerConnect.
  2. Click on the link for “Search for Openings.”
  3. Click on the option for “Openings targeted to UIS Students/Alumni.”
  4. Next to”Show Me:” select “Interviews” from the drop down box.
  5. Click the “Search” button.
  6. Click on he link for “Financial Services Associate.”
  7. Upload your resume and select your interview time.

Job Description:
Make an impact. Not just a living. Become a representative Prudential and touch lives.Utilizing proven techniques and methods, you’ll help clients plan for their financial future.  At Prudential, we’re focused on delivering the finest potential solutions to our customers – to help them grow and protect their wealth and plan for the future.  It’s work with a purpose and accompanying rewards that may be unequaled.  Shouldn’t you be part of our 133-year legacy of excellence?  Our proven training program and vast resources can put you on the path to a future with excellent potential for professional growth and rewards.  Join us if you’re a professional with a drive for generating revenue. We offer a comprehensive training program,competitive compensation, benefits and incentives based on performance.

The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ, and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employers.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, contact the Career Development Center’s Employer Relations Coordinator at (217) 206-6500 or via email at employerrelations@uis.edu.


Healthcare Careers Panel

When: October 27, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: PAC 3-B

A panel of Human Resource Managers from the healthcare industry will present on Wednesday, October 27th in PAC 3B from noon to1pm.
Discussion Topics:

  • Applying online – what to look for & how to best navigate the process
  • Common mistakes applicants make that exclude them immediately
  • Suggestions that young professionals need to know when entering the healthcare field
  • Opportunities at clinics/hospitals
  • What are (if any) the emerging fields
  • Part time opportunities for students who need a job
  • Internships – how to find one at a clinic/hospital.

OPEN TO ALL UIS Students and Faculty


40th Anniversary Celebration:  Tell Us Your Story

When: Monday, October 25, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Sangamon Auditorium Lobby – Public Affairs Center

We’ll be capturing your memories of SSU/UIS on videotape “tell us your story!”
Connecting Chamber Members & the Springfield Business Community
Network with each other and UIS students


Career Immersion: Illinois Office of the Auditor General

When: Thursday, September 30, 1:00 – 3:30p.m.

Travel with the Career Development Center to the Illinois Office of the Auditor General on Thursday, September 30th from 1:00-3:30p.m. (Depart campus at 12:30 and return at approx. 4:00).

  • NETWORK with Professional Auditors and Staff!
  • Receive a BEHIND THE SCENES look at a government agency!
  • Expand your INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE!
  • APPLY what you are learning in the classroom!

Accounting, Business, Public Administration, Political Science majors encouraged to attend, but open to ALL MAJORS.

***Transportation provided by the Career Development Center to students who register. Registration required through UISCareerConnect. Click on the Events/Workshops tab to secure your spot. DEADLINE TO Signup: Friday, September 24, 2010 at 5:00p.m.

Questions? Contact the Career Development Center at 206-6508 or Careerservices@uis.edu


Graduate & Professional School Fair

Tuesday, September 21, 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Public Affairs Center (PAC) Concourse (Food Emporium Area)

  • Open to all undergraduate and graduate students and alumni.
  • Meet representatives from several graduate schools and programs.
  • Ask questions about programs and their admissions process.
  • Get valuable information on programs and schools that interest you.
  • Are you an online student or unable to attend the fair? We’ll help you contact the representatives who will attend:
  • Registration is required for students who want to use the online option to contact representatives who attend. Use this link to view our events in UIS CareerConnect and click the RSVP button for the event you wish to attend online. We’ll contact you for more information.

Learn more about the Graduate & Professional School Fair


Mock Interview Day with an HR Professional – State Farm

When: Friday, September 17th
Where: UIS Career Development Center – SAB 50

On Friday, September 17th, Aida Martinez from State Farm Insurance will be on campus conducting Mock Interviews (practice interviews)in the UIS Career Development Center! Sign up to be mock interviewed and receive constructive feedback on ways you can improve your interviewing skills! Interested in signing up for a slot? Pick a time slot through the events/workshops tabin UIS CareerConnect, and be sure to send your resume to CareerServices@uis.edu to receive confirmation! Space is limited, so sign up today!

*Please note that these are not interviews for jobs with State Farm. These interviews are designed to help you learn about interviewing and prepare for any future interviews you may have for any job with any company.


Free Practice MCAT, LSAT, GRE, and GMAT

When: Saturday, September 18
Where: UIS – Public Affairs Center

Find out how you would score on the MCAT, LSAT, GRE, or GMAT. Kaplan Test Prep is offering students the chance to take a practice version of these four exams.

  • MCAT: 10:30 a.m.
  • LSAT: 10:00 a.m.
  • GRE: 11:00 a.m.
  • GMAT: Available live online

Sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep, the UIS Career Development Center, and the UIS Office of Alumni Relations.


Workshop: Grad School Exploration and Preparation

Tuesday, September 14, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 15, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Both sessions available in person in SAB 50, or online through Elluminate.


Workshop: Obtaining Student Employment

Wednesday, September 1, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 2, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Both sessions available in person in SAB 50, or online through Elluminate.

  • Learn about important tips and tricks for securing on and off-campus student employment.
  • Registration is required for students attending the Elluminate Session. Use this link to view our events in UIS CareerConnect and click the RSVP button for the event you wish to attend through Elluminate.We’ll send students who RSVP the link to the Elluminate session on the day of the workshop.

Workshop: Resume Assistance for Foot in the Door Fair

Monday – Wednesday, August 23-25, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Career Development Center – SAB 50

  • Visit the Career Development Center any time during these days and get assistance with your resume.
  • Just in time for the Foot in the Door Fair.
  • Have a resume? Bring it with you on a thumb drive and bring a paper copy. We’ll help you improve and polish it.
  • Don’t have a resume? No problem! We’ll get you started.
  • We’ll have computers on hand for you to work from.
  • No RSVP necessary.

2010 Foot in the Door Fair

Thursday, August 26: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Public Affairs Center
Connecting students with:

  • On and off-campus part-time jobs
  • Internships
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • And more!

Visit the Foot in the Door Fair page to learn more.


Project Success: Dress for Success

Thursday, April 14, 9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. in the Student Life Gymnasium

Click here to watch the live Webcast at 9:30p.m., or go to http://www.uis.edu/technology/uislive.html

Watch students strut their stuff on the runway while they show the best and worst of professional work attire.The winning team will be awarded $600 in gift cards.


2010 Springfield Intercollegiate Career Fair

Thursday, February 18, 2010, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Public Affairs Center
Video from the 2010 Career Fair
View the Career FairW ebsite


Recession-Proof Job Search Techniques

Wednesday, Feb. 17th from 5-6:00 p.m.

Career Development Center Conference Room – SAB 50
Event is co-sponsored by the Office of UIS Alumni Relations
Register for the event through UIS CareerConnect


Career Fair Prep Activities

Resume Workshops

Wednesday, February 3, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Career Development Center Conference Room

Thursday, February 4, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Career Development Center Conference Room

For the first 30 minutes, you will hear a presentation on resumes get some useful tips on resume writing. The remainder of the time, we will have a small computer lab setup in the Career Development Center Conference Room, SAB 50. Bring a digital copy of your resume and receive assistance from our career counselors.

How to Work A Career Fair

Tuesday, February 9, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Career Development Center Conference Room

Thursday, February 11, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Career Development Center Conference Room

Presentation on how to work a career fair
View the PowerPoint Presentation
View the recorded Elluminate Session

Last Chance Walk-In Hours for All Career Fair Needs

Monday – Wednesday, February 15-17, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. -Career Development Center

Last Chance Walk-In Hours for all Career Fair Needs


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Friday, January 29, 2010, 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Public Affairs Center – Conference Room C/D

Do you want to learn how to negotiate for a starting salary that is equitable?
Presenter Annie Houle,the National Director of Campus and Community Initiatives for The Wage Project will teach you:

  • How to approach salary and benefits negotiations to receive fair and realistic compensation.
  • The Importance of establishing your baseline salary to your long term net worth

The number of participant seats is limited. Pre-registration is required. There is no charge for this event and lunch will be provided for participants.

Special Facilitator Training available for UIS Faculty and Staff

Attend and extended session, from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. for a”Train the Trainer” session. Learn how to convey these skills to students. Seats are limited, so please register ASAP.


“The Royal Reality About Internships” featuring the Intern Queen

Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 12:00 p.m.

Brookens Auditorium
More information on this event is available below:


Graduate & Professional School Fair

Thursday, November 5, 2009 11:00-2:00 p.m.

PAC Concourse & C/D

Sponsored by the UIS Career Development Center and the Office of UIS Alumni Relations

The 2009 Graduate and Professional School Fair connected students from UIS and other area schools with over 30 different graduate and professional school programs.

Watch a video about the 2009 Graduate & Professional School Fair


Networking: Strategic Alliances (Collecting Success Partners)

Monday, September 28, 2009, 6:00 p.m.

Sangamon Auditorium Lobby

The UIS Career Development Center, Office of UIS Alumni Relations, the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, and other UIS students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community professionals connected for a night of professional career networking how-tos.

View the webcast from the event.


2009 Foot in the Door Fair

Thursday, August 27, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Foot brought students and employers/organizations together to discuss a variety of career opportunities, both on and off-campus. Opportunities included part-time jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities. Some 30 off-campus employers and organizations are also currently expected to attend, including Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum; Aflac; Buckle,Inc.; Capitol Radio Group; Family Service Center; Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach; Illini Bank; Memorial Health System; Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery; Planned Parenthood; Sangamon County Child Advocacy Center; Springfield Public School District 186;Springfield YMCA; State of Illinois-Central Management Services;Target; and Youth Service Bureau.


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