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Jumpstart your Career

Career Services and Student Employment: This seminar will provide tips, tools and pointers to jumpstart your professional development while undertaking your academic career. You will learn about the importance of activities, part-time jobs and intern
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Stephanie Sattler

on 7 September 2016

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Transcript of Jumpstart your Career

Chats
Obstacle 1:
Obstacle 2:
Obstacle 3
Start
Evaluate
SEO or OCS (resume reviews & applications)
Target Individual Departments
Career Services events
On-Campus Job Fair - 8/30
Fall Diversity Fair - 9/22
What to Say?
Jumpstart Your Career
ALL THIS IS TOTALLY NORMAL!
How we can help...
Where to Go?
Written Documents: Resumes/Cover letters
strengths
skills
values
interests
goals
What do you want to do?
Comfort Zone
Lack of Experience
Experience is the best teacher!
Monica Gerhardt
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Outside Pressures (familial or societal)
Being Open
(to new experiences, leadership & involvement)
mgerhar2@uic.edu 312.996.2300
ocs.uic.edu

What Should I do with my life?
Internships/part-time jobs
iFit Career Groups
mynextmove.org
Career Assessments
How can I get a bit of cash, ya'll?
Volunteer
Involvement
Research
Work -> Bucket O' Jobs
Intern

Explore
______ of employers say internship programs are designed to help the organization recruit entry-level college hires.

Employers reported that ______ of interns at their organization were offered full-time positions.

Internship experience gives you a competitive edge during the interview process.

83.4 %
64.8%
Why?
Source: NACE’s 2014 Internship Survey

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2
Apply
Build
Explore
Create
Evaluate
JUMPstart Your Jobsearch
aka "Know thyself"
Explore
Create
Search
Apply
Connecting
& Communicate
UICcareers
UICcareers
UICcareers
UICcareers
Resume must POP!
Documents must be tailored
All experience is useful!
Build
by
Building Relationships
(Professors, peers, diversity)
Career Chat Exercise - what was your first job? How did you get it? What did you like about it? What did you hate about it?
Being Curious
(research opportunities, professionals in fields/companies of interest)
Internship Defined
In general, there are three aspects necessary for an internship to constitute a learning experience:

The internship is within the student's area of study; and they bring knowledge they've acquired through their academic education.

The internship supervisor provides guidance, evaluation, and feedback to facilitate the learning process. (Evaluations and feedback, however, can be written or verbal.)

The student engages in ongoing contemplation of learning objectives throughout the course of the internship.

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