Spring 2017 Industry Career Prep Opportunities!

01/20/2017

If you're headed to industry, check out these great opportunities!

January

23 / Lunch & Learn: Job Search Basics
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., 3300 DCL
Learn what events, resources, apps, and websites will maximize your job search efforts.
Presented by: ECS
Registration: ECS I-Link

24 / Lunch & Learn: Resume Writing
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., 3300 DCL
Learn how to effectively present yourself on paper to employers.
Presented by: Turn
Registration: ECS I-Link

24 / Career Fair Prep & Practice
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Illini Union Room 210
Get ready to make your best impression at upcoming career fairs.
Presented by: Graduate College

25 / Lunch & Learn: Career Fair Success
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., 3300 DCL
Learn how to be successful and know what to say when it’s your turn to speak to a recruiter.
Presented by: W.W. Grainger
Registration: ECS I-Link

26 / Lunch & Learn: Behavioral Interview
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., 3300 DCL
Get over your interview jitters.  Learn proven techniques to present yourself like a pro.
Presented by: W.W. Grainger
Registration: ECS I-Link

27 / Lunch & Learn: Networking/LinkedIn
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., 3300 DCL
Learn the who, what, where, when, and why rules to networking and how you can get real results using LinkedIn.
Presented by: ECS
Registration: ECS I-Link

30 / Engineering Employment EXPO
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., ARC
Internship and full-time job opportunities targeting engineering students.
Presented by: ECS
Registration: ECS I-Link

February

1-2/ Business Career Fair
2:00 – 6:00 p.m., ARC
Engineering students welcome!
Presented by: ECS
Registration: ECS I-Link

1 / ResumeMania
12:00-4:00 p.m., 3300 DCL
Employers on site to help you get your resume ready. Participating companies: AARP, Caterpillar, Emagination Computer Camps, Turn, W.W. Grainger
Presented by: ECS

2 / Lunch & Learn: I-Link Tips & Tricks
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., 2240 DCL
Come learn tips and tricks on how to use your I-Link account and maximize your results.
Presented by: ECS

2 / Negotiation Strategies
4:00 – 5:30 p.m., 210 Illini Union
How can you negotiate for the strongest start in a new job? 
Presented by: Graduate College

6 / ResumeMania
12:00 – 6:00 p.m., 3300 DCL
Employers on-site to help you get your resume ready.  Participating: AveXis, Inc., CenturyLink, Union Pacific Railroad, Fast Enterprises, LLC, Acuity Brands, Capital One, Cisco, Turn
Presented by: ECS

6 / MechSE Corporate After-Hours
5:00 - 7:00 p.m., MEL
Exclusive opportunity to chat with employers seeking mechanical engineers.
Presented by MechSE and ISE.
Registration: mgbillatillinois [dot] edu

7-8 / Engineering Career Services Career Fair
1:00 – 6:00 p.m., Illini Union
Get the app! CAREER FAIR+
We have taken over the Illini Union! Over 150 companies will be on campus looking for engineering talent to fill intern and full-time positions.  With opportunities for day after interviews, this on event you don’t want to miss!
Presented by: ECS, Register through I-Link

7 / Career Exploration Group
Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., 304 Coble Hall
Discover broad and exciting career paths.
Presented by: Graduate College

9 / Founders Startup Career Fair
2:00 – 6:00 p.m., Illini Union Rooms A, B, C
Presented by: ECS, Register through I-Link

9 / GradMAP
3:30 – 5:00 p.m., 405 Illini Union
Make plans to succeed in graduate school.
Presented by: Graduate College

13 / Resumes & Cover Letters: Explaining Your Graduate-Level Experience
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., 407 Illini Union
Develop convincing application materials for a nonacademic job search.
Presented by: Graduate College

14 / Virtual Webinar: Behavioral Interview
TIME TBA – Check I-Link
Learn proven successful techniques. 
Presented by: Emagination Computer Camps
Registration: ECS I-Link

14 / Career Exploration Group
Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., 304 Coble Hall
Discover broad and exciting career paths.
Presented by: Graduate College

16 / Lunch & Learn: Technical Interviews
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., 2240 DCL
Learn best practices for a successful technical interview.
Presented by: Turn
Registration: ECS I-Link

17 / Why You Should Attend a Virtual Career Fair
3:30 – 5:00 p.m., 304 Coble Hall
Learn how a virtual career fair can help you land a job.
Presented by: Graduate College

21 / What Every Engineering Premed Should Know
12:00-1:00 p.m., 433 Grainger
Learn about what it takes to get into medical school as an engineer!
Presented by: ECS
Registration: ECS I-Link

21 /Career Exploration Group
Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., 304 Coble Hall
Discover broad and exciting career paths.
Presented by: Graduate College

21/ Virtual Webinar: Technical Interview
Time: Check ECS I-Link
Learn best practices for a successful technical interview.
Presented by: Union Pacific Railroad
Registration: ECS I-Link

22 / Answering Tough Questions
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., 314A Illini Union
Answer broad, negative, or unexpected questions effectively.
Presented by: Graduate College

23 / Civil & Environmental Job Fair
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Crane Bay of Newmark Lab
Presented by: ECS
 

23 / Resolving Conflict
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., 407 Illini Union
Get tools that will help you resolve conflict in grad school and beyond.

23 / Lunch & Learn: Evaluating & Negotiating Your Offer
12:00 – 12:50 p.m., 2240 DCL
Evaluate and professionally negotiate your offer.
Presented by: ECS
Registration: ECS I-Link

23 / Your Immigration Options
5:30 - 7:00 p.m., 210 Illini Union
Get advice from an expert in the field.
Presented by: Graduate College

28 / Career Exploration Group
Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., 304 Coble Hall
Discover broad and exciting career paths.
Presented by: Graduate College

28 / Talking About Your Research
4:00-5:30 p.m., 407 Illini Union
Explain your work effectively to different audiences.
Presented by: Graduate College

28 / Virtual Webinar: Career Fair Success
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Learn how to be successful and know what to say when it’s your turn to speak to a recruiter.
Presented by: ECS
Registration: ECS I-Link

March

1 / Translating Your Skills
3:30 – 5:00 p.m., 4th Floor Levis
Make your advanced skills make sense outside academia.
Presented by: Graduate College

2 / Getting the Most Out of an Academic Conference
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., 407 Illini Union
Make an impact and connections that count at your next conference.
Presented by: Graduate College

2 / Lunch & Learn: Case Interviews
12:00 – 12:50 p.m., 2240 DCL
Learn proven techniques to be successful in your case interview.
Presented by: Deloitte
Registration: ECS I-Link

7 /Career Exploration Group
Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., 304 Coble Hall
Discover broad and exciting career paths.
Presented by: Graduate College

7 / Virtual Webinar: LinkedIn Success
5:00-6:00 p.m.
Best practices to utilize LinkedIn as part of your job search process.
Presented by: W. W. Grainger
Registration: ECS I-Link

8 / Nonacademic Interview Strategies for Grad Students & Postdocs
3:30 – 5:00 p.m., 407 Illini Union
Pitch your skills and experience to interviewers in industry, nonprofits, and government.
Presented by: Graduate College

9 / Research Park Career Fair
4:30 p.m., i-Hotel and Conference Center
Access employers and job opportunities at Research Park
Presented by: ECS
Registration: ECS I-Link

13 / Lunch & Learn:  OPT/CPT
12:00-12:50 p.m., 2240 DCL
Learn what you need to know as an international student to be eligible to participate in your internship or full-time job.
Presented by: International Student and Scholar Services
Registration: ECS I-Link

14 / Blogging & Social Media for Professional Success
4:00 – 5:30 p.m., 314B Illini Union
Learn how to use digital tools to build networks and promote your work.
Presented by: Graduate College

14 / Virtual Webinar: Job Search Basics
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Learn what events, resources, apps, and websites you should use to maximize your job search efforts.
Presented by: ECS
Registration: ECS I-Link

15 / Business Skills for Science Grad Students
3:30 – 5:00 p.m., 407 Illini Union
Learn useful skills from business that will help you succeed.
Presented by: Graduate College

28 / Carle Illinois Medicine School Info Session
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., 3300 DCL
Learn more about our exciting new engineering medical school!
Presented by: ECS and Jenny Amos
Registration: ECS I-Link

30 / Lunch & Learn: Smart Start
12:00 – 12:50 p.m., 2240 DCL
This workshop is designed to empower women with the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate their salary and benefits packages.
Presented by: Engineering Career Services
Registration: ECS I-Link
 

April
4 / GradMAP
3:30 – 5:00 p.m., 304 Coble Hall
Make plans to succeed in graduate school.

6 / Careers in Consulting Panel
5:00 – 6:30 p.m., location TBA (check I-Link)
Learn from those who are working in consulting and hear what life is really like as a consultant.
Participating companies: Deloitte, KPMG
Registration: ECS I-Link

Launch Week (April 10-13) - Join ECS for a week-long workshop series designed to prepare you for your upcoming full-time job and summer internship.

10 / Managing Your New Budget
12:00 – 12:50 p.m., 3300 DCL
Come learn some smart strategies to put you in control of your finances and understand insurance options.
Presented by: Turn
Registration: ECS I-Link

11 / Backpack to Briefcase – Employer Panel
5:00 – 6:30 p.m., 3300 DCL
Employer panel discussing how you can make an impact your first year on the job.
Presented by: ECS
Registration: ECS I-Link

12 / Communication in the Workplace
12:00 – 12:50 p.m., 3300 DCL
Learn best practices on how to communicate with your fellow workmates as well as supervisors.
Presented by: ECS
Registration: ECS I-Link

13 / Intern Mix
5:00 – 6:30 p.m., 3330 DCL
Student-to-student advice in a fun, casual environment. Get tips from current students who have interned with top engienering companies.
Presented by: ECS
Registration: ECS I-Link

19 / Job Search Strategies for Industry, Nonprofits, & Government
4:00 – 5:30 p.m., 407 Illini Union
Figure out how to get started on a nonacademic job search.
Presented by: Graduate College

20 / Lunch & Learn: Evaluating & Negotiating Your Offer
12:00 – 12:50 p.m., 3300 DCL
Learn how to evalute and professionally negotiate your offer.
Presented by: ECS
Registration: ECS I-Link

25 / Completing the Medical School Application Process
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., 3300 DCL
Are you planning to apply for the 2018 medical school entering class?  Learn tips and tricks for navigating the application process.
Presented by: ECS
Registration: ECS I-Link

27 / Your Independent Career Search
12:00 – 12:50 p.m., 3300 DCL
Learn job search strategies outside of I-Link that you can use after graduation.
Presented by: ECS
Registration: ECS I-Link