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Be prepared for Skype and phone interviews

Be prepared for Skype and phone interviews

Isabella Jackson, Supplements editor
September 5
Filed under Fall Career Guide, Special Sections

Job interviews are stressful, and adding the technological element of using a phone or Skype can be even more nerve-wracking. However, many jobs and internships, especially those that are in a different part of the country, will require an initial phone interview or one in place of an in-person interv...

Career fairs provide information, opportunities for motivated students

Career fairs provide information, opportunities for motivated students

Brooks Berish, Assistant supplements editor
September 5
Filed under Fall Career Guide, Special Sections

Some of the best opportunities for students at the University of Illinois are the career fairs. Because of the University’s excellent reputation and its large presence, both here in the Midwest and around the country, there are many companies vying for students from the University to come work for...

Upcoming career fairs and Career Center workshops

Upcoming career fairs and Career Center workshops

Isabella Jackson, Supplements editor
September 5
Filed under Fall Career Guide, Special Sections

Career Fairs: Engineering Career Services Fall Career Fair September 7 and 8 Activities and Recreation Center  Business Career Fair       September 14 and 15, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Activities and Recreation Center  Employment EXPO September 19 and 20 Activities and Recreation C...

Searching for internships on campus and online

Searching for internships on campus and online

Isabella Jackson, Supplements editor
September 5
Filed under Fall Career Guide, Special Sections

For many students, the search for summer internships begins soon after the school year starts, but it's not always obvious where to find available positions. In a world where even entry-level jobs want candidates with previous experience, internships can be vital in landing that dream job. Luckily,...

Following your passion is just as important as prestige

Following your passion is just as important as prestige

Hannah Auten, Creative Director
September 5
Filed under Fall Career Guide, Special Sections

When I got the email saying I had been accepted into the College of Business, I was riding on a school bus heading to a high school speech meet. I began jumping up and down in my seat, squealing, beaming — I felt like I was on top of the world. I was beyond excited to begin my freshman year in such...

What is your dream career?

What is your dream career?

Holiday Tang, Staff writer
September 5
Filed under Fall Career Guide, Special Sections

"I'm in engineering right now, so I guess working at NASA or something. They're the main people behind all the stuff going on in aerospace." -Joel Khristy, junior in Engineering "I'm on track to be a professor right now. I'm in grad school. I don't know if I'd say that's my dream career, but...

Keeping an open mind can lead to career opportunities

Keeping an open mind can lead to career opportunities

Claire Hettinger, News Editor
September 5
Filed under Fall Career Guide, Special Sections

With bright eyes, bushy hair and reading glasses I only slightly needed, I arrived at college ready to be an English major. I started off my freshman year sitting in the Main Library Reading Room with a stack of books that only cost a penny on Amazon.com and a vanilla latte from Espresso Royale. ...

Interning in a new city provides challenges, beneficial experiences

Interning in a new city provides challenges, beneficial experiences

Lillian Barkley, Life and Culture editor
September 5
Filed under Fall Career Guide, Special Sections

When I applied for a summer internship in New York, I didn’t really think about the implications of picking up and moving to the city until I only had two weeks to find housing. I was confident about living in the city itself — I had been studying abroad in Geneva, Switzerland for the past sem...