Graduates in the Chicagoland area are invited to participate in several programs designed for young alumni. Sponsored by the University of Illinois Alumni Association
Webinar 1: Early Career Moves
Wednesday, June 4, 11 a.m.-Noon
Steer Your New Career In A Strong Direction. If you’re a new or recent graduate looking for more a more satisfying career, attend this webinar to get better focused. Align external messages about the world of work with your interests, skills, educational background and quest for fulfilling professional experiences.
Webinar 2: Resumes That Get Results
Wednesday, June 11, 11 a.m.-Noon
In a competitive market or slow economy, how the candidate presents themselves in their resume can make a difference between being offered an interview or not. This workshop will discuss resume strategies that get results by focusing on the type of information that quickly grabs the employer’s attention. Participants will learn how to develop a targeted career summary and write bullets that best showcase their accomplishments.
Webinar 3: Wow I Never Knew…! Exploring Alumni Career Center Resources and the Alumni Directory
Wednesday, June 18, 11 a.m.-Noon
The University of Illinois Alumni Association’s collection of alumni career resources provide a solid foundation for career management planning at all professional points, whether you’re starting to explore new career options, looking for guidance on updating your resume, or need a refresher on networking, tips on starting strong in your new job or ideas on managing your path. This session will provide short tutorials on the Hire UI Alumni job board, the Virtual Career Center, professional development workshops and the UIAA Alumni Directory.
Workshop: Developing & Marketing Your Strengths
Friday, June 20, 9-11 a.m.
Onsite only at the Illini Center in downtown Chicago
This hands-on, in-depth discussion will explore attendees’ strengths as identified through the Strengths-Based Leadership assessment. Using their leadership themes (executing, influencing, relationship building and strategic thinking), attendees will discuss past experiences and accomplishments. The session will provide strategies for matching personal strengths with those sought by prospective employers and for marketing strengths and accomplishments as part of overall career management efforts or specifically during a career transition. This program is only available to the first 30 registrants. The $35 fee covers the cost of the book and the materials for University of Illinois alumni ($45 for UI non-alumni guests).
Recruit Chicago 2014: A Chicago Alumni Job Fair
Thursday, June 26, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60605
You are cordially invited to attend the Recruit Chicago 2014: a multi-school alumni only career fair. Whether you're a candidate looking to network or seeking a new career in finance, investment banking, marketing, technology, media, nonprofit or consulting industries, you will find all the best opportunities at Recruit Chicago. MyWorkster pre-selects all the employers to only include the best companies and opportunities in the area.