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  • Major C.H.O.I.C.E Workshop

    Major C.H.O.I.C.E Workshop Career, Holistic, On-going, Interest, Combining, Evolving Thursday, April 15, 2010 1:30pm - 3:00pm Student Services Building, Conference Room A Please call 312-996-2300 to RSVP
  • Need assistance in declaring your major at UIC? We can help!!

    As the summer approaches, many students are starting to declare majors, solidify summer plans, and consider options after graduation. Here at the Office of Career Services we realize that these decisions are important! So, we are offering two new and exciting events coming this April to help you make informed choices. These events are designed for all students, so check them out!
  • UIC 2010 Spring Diversity Career Fair

    UIC 2010 Spring Diversity Career Fair Student Center East, Illinois Room 750 South Halsted, Chicago IL 60607 Thursday, March 18, 2010 10:00 am to 2:30 pm http://springdiversityfair.ocs.uic.edu
  • Job Fair Tips from Our Graduate Intern: It all starts with Hello

    Hello, my name is Brian Holifield and I am the graduate intern this year for the Office of Career Services. It has been a pleasure meeting some of you last semester as you work on your career goals and I look forward to meeting more of you this semester! As the calendar quickly turns to the second month of 2010, the Office of Career Services has Career and Job Fairs coming up. Now is a perfect time to see me or one of the advisors to refresh your interviewing skills with a Mock Interview, stop in during our drop-in hours to have someone review your resume, or just schedule an appointment with us to discuss job searching skills or how to present yourself at a fair. Remember to be professional at ALL times when you are attending a fair and this does not mean just your appearance. You never know when an employer you just met will be passing by as you grab a snack at the vending machine, use the restroom, or chatting with a friend. Sometimes it is the smaller things that can turn a great chance for an interview in to you being moved to the bottom of the list. Below are the dates of our upcoming fairs and be on the lookout for some additional new and exciting workshop and programs we are developing this semester: Thursday February 11th, 2010Internship and Part-Time Job Fair 10 AM-2 PMSCE, Illinois Room Thursday March 4th, 2010Education Job Fair 1 PM-5 PM SSB, Meeting Rooms Thursday March 18th, 2010Spring Diversity Career Fair 10 AM -2:30 PM SCE, Illinois Room
  • Welcome Back!!!!

    Welcome Back UIC Students! We hope you had a fantastic break. This week is all about figuring out where classes are, tying up loose ends, and starting the semester off on the right foot. Yet just as the break flew by, so will the semester. Before you know it there will be mid-terms and finals to tackle. So, do not wait to begin your career preparation.
  • Volunteer for Professional and Personal Growth!

    You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give. -Winston Churchill Have you been wondering how you can get involved with your community, network, and gain valuable experience? Your question can be answered by volunteering! Becoming a volunteer is an easy way to grow professionally and personally.
  • Government Career Fair

    GCRC will be hosting its annual Government Career Fair on Thursday, November 5, 2009 from 1 pm - 4 pm at National-Louis University, Chicago Campus, 122 S. Michigan Avenue.
  • National Career Development Month: First Impression

    November is National Career Development Month. Throughout November we will feature a variety of topics to assist you in your career quest. Today feature is about first impressions. Keep reading for more info....
  • Job Hunting? Try These Sites

    Here at the Office of Career Services we offer many services that can help you launch your career. You can set a mock-interview, have you resume critiqued, and much more. Yet there are other resources beyond the scope of UIC! Here is a list of some websites to check out!
  • Networking: From College, Cyberspace, to Careers

    Learn how to use your every day skills in discovering the age-old secret to getting you that job!
  • FREE training on more than 900 titles

    Just because you're not learning something in class doesn't mean it's not valuable. UIC offers a wealth of out of class information that can be helpful in your career development. lynda.com is one such resource.
  • Social Networking & Job Search Tips

    Hi everyone, I'm facilitating a webinar that you might be interested in. Feel free to join me tomorrow at 3:30. Space is limited to the first 30 participants!
  • Next Week's Career events

    Next week there's a company info session, 2 job fairs, a webinar, and an interview skills workshop.
  • Are you interested in international business?

    HSBC Bank - International Management Programme October 20, 2009 at 4:00 to 4:00 PM SCE Student Center East White Oak Room - AB RSVP in UICcareers.com or email im.recruitment@hsbc.com
  • 2009 Chicago Graduate & Professional School Fair

    TODAY is the The 2009 Chicago Graduate & Professional School Fair! IT'S FREE and open to everyone. Come check out over 200 programs. Details can be found at http://chicagogradfair.ocs.uic.edu
  • 5th Annual Chicago Graduate and Professional Fair Tomorrow!

    The Graduate & Professional Fair is Tomorrow, October 8th! Come check out over 200 programs FREE! All are welcome. The event will be held at the UIC Forum from 3pm to 7pm! See you there!
  • Job Hunt Tip: Network Online with Caution

    The Internet has changed the way people both do business and look for work. Online networking sites can be great tools for job seekers. LinkedIn, MySpace and Facebook are just a few of the sites that can help get the word out and be a forum to ask for assistance. Yet, in the age of information overload, jobseekers must be aware that social sites can effectively replace an in-person first impression and should be edited rigorously.
  • RESUME & COVER LETTER WORKSHOP

    The Student Employment Office would also like to invite you to attend our.... RESUME & COVER LETTER WORKSHOP Thursday, October 8, 2009 3:30pm-5:00pm Student Center East, 713
  • New at the OCS: Webinar Wednesdays

    The OCS is proud to launch our new series "Webinar Wednesdays". Every Wednesday we will offer a workshop via the web also known as a webinar. Webinars are seminars you can interact with online while you listen with your phone.They are a great way to get information quickly and conveniently. Topics vary each week.
  • Do not forget to prepare! Job Fair tomorrow!

    Tomorrow is the Diversity Job Fair from 10am to 2:30pm in SCE, Illinois Room. The OCS has coordinated with over 60 companies to host the Diversity Career Fair. All are welcome. Alumni and current students are admitted for free! Make sure to bring copies of your resume and dress to impress.
  • "How to Work a Job Fair" workshop today!!!

    Learn how to make the Fall Diversity Career Fair work for you! Join the OCS today for the "How to Work a Job Fair" workshop presented by the LaSalle Network. The event is from 3pm to 4pm in SSB meeting room C.
  • Attention Graduating Students!!

    Are you a December 2009, May 2010, or August 2010 graduate? Are you going to work full time after graduation? Let us help . . .
  • The Time is NOW!

    Finding a fulfilling and profitable job takes work! Here at the Office of Career Services, we have tools and resources to help Graduate and Professional students and seniors. Now that classes are in full swing, it is time to utilize our services! Next week we have an event or seminar happening EVERY DAY. Make time this upcoming week to begin your career quest. Remember, if you would like to apply for positions that offer on-campus interviews, you must be registered with the Office of Career Services. The first step is to come to a Career Preparation or Career Services Orientation Seminar.
  • Internship

    Black Jade Creative wants a Strategic Social Media Intern in Chicago
  • Fun Fair East

    Right now I'm popping popcorn . . .
  • DE-MYSTIFYING THE ACADEMIC JOB MARKET

    DE-MYSTIFYING THE ACADEMIC JOB MARKET in the Social Sciences, Humanities & Education Wednesday Workshop Series Presented by: Myrna Garca, Academic Center for Excellence & Elizabeth Herrera, Office of Career Services
  • UIC: Career Services Webinar Series

    Join us for UIC Career Services 1st Webinar Workshop! Are you a freshman, sophomore, or junior? Are you prepared for a career before your senior year? Are you a senior needing last minute career preparation? If so, then come attend this workshop that will explain the necessary steps for a successful career plan while still in college!
  • Save the dates

    The second week of classes will be full of firsts for the Student Employment Office and the Office of Career Services, including our first job fair of the year and the first in our new webinar series.
  • Meet the New Graduate Assistant: Allison Zures

    My name is Allison Zures and I am the new Graduate Assistant for the Office of Career Services. I am originally from Southern California and moved to Chicago four years ago. I completed my undergraduate coursework at the University of Southern California. While at USC I received a Bachelors degree in Art History with a minor in English Literature. I am currently pursuing a Masters degree here at UIC in Education: Instructional Leadership and Educational Studies. I am thrilled to be working in the Office of Career Services both because of the numerous resources we offer and my own personal experience. When I graduated from college I had no idea what to look for in a career! Marketable skills, action verbs, and salary negotiation were quite scary for me and I was intimidated by the prospect of transitioning into a profession. I still regret not utilizing the services that my college offered more frequently. Now I get to help students not make that same mistake! I strongly encourage you to stop by our office and find out about all the resources available to assist you in finding a fulfilling and profitable career. It is never too early to sharpened your job-seeking skills. Stop by SSB 3050 to discover more. I look forward to meeting you! Have a great first week of classes. Sincerely, Allison Zures
  • Popcorn and Jobs

    Come on in from the rain and have some popcorn. Today and next Wednesday we're having popcorn days. Freshly popped popcorn will be available from 1:30pm to 3:30pm in the UIC Office of Career Services (SSB 3050) and the UIC Student Employment Office (SSB 2100).
  • Mmmm goodies for your tummy and your wallet

    Wednesday 9/26/09 and 9/2/09 we're having popcorn days. Stop by the Office of Career Services in SSB 3050 or the Student Employment Office in SSB 2100 for freshly popped popcorn between 1:30pm and 3:30pm.
  • Welcome to our new blog

    Welcome to the blog for the UIC Office of Career Services. The goal of this blog is to update you on our activities and events as well as share pertinent career and job search information. We plan to update our blog at least once a week, hopefully more.

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