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Fall 2017 career fair schedule

By Brooke Eberle, Special Sections Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under Fall Career Guide, Special Sections

Fall career fairs September Engineering Career Fair Sept. 12 and 13 Noon-6 p.m. Activities and Recreation Center   Business Career Fair Sept. 19 and 20 2-7 p.m. Activities and Recreation Center   Engineering Employment EXPO Sept. 25 and 26 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Act...

8 tips for an excellent resume

By Meral Aycicek, Assistant Special Sections Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under Fall Career Guide, Special Sections

You did your research and found a list of jobs, internships or fellowships you want to apply to. Your next step is writing that resume. Understandably, it is a daunting task. You have only one page to reflect all of your hard work. However, resume writing does not need to be a stressful process. Use ...

Don’t become discouraged by job rejection

By Isra Rahman, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018


Filed under Fall Career Guide, Special Sections

As summer ends, many ambitious college kids finish up their internships and add another hard-earned bullet to their resume. Summer internships have their perks of course, like added experience, letters of recommendation or course credit. They also allow students to develop themselves professionally wi...

Take a class on how to find a job

By Brooke Eberle, Special Sections Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under Fall Career Guide, Special Sections

A common criticism of the education system is it does not teach "life skills." Many students leave college saying they wanted to learn how to get a job, how to balance a check book or how to pay off student loans. Students actually can learn these skills and get credit for it. Last year I took...

Students have a variety of campus job options

By Isabella Jackson, Brand Manager

January 16, 2018


Filed under Fall Career Guide, Special Sections

At a large university like Illinois, students have many options for part-time jobs. These jobs can help students build resumes, network and earn a little extra cash. Part-time jobs can range from on-campus work through the University to off-campus positions with local businesses and employers. To...

Q&A with Sparkle Sanders

By Brooke Eberle, Special Sections Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under Fall Career Guide, Special Sections

Sparkle Sanders is the associate director of marketing and communications for the University’s career center. She has worked there for the past two years and specializes in letting students know about all of the tools that the Career Center offers when looking for a job.   Daily Illini:...

Open season: How to hunt for internships

By Courtney Boyer, Opinions Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under Fall Career Guide, Special Sections

Trying to find an internship, go to school, keep up with homework and maintain some aspect of a social life can seem near impossible sometimes. Students are told internships are important, but it's hard to know where to start looking. It can seem like a lot of people you see on social media seem to...

Take advantage of social media when searching for jobs

January 16, 2018


Filed under Fall Career Guide, Special Sections

When preparing for career fair season, you will have an endless number of things to worry about. You need to make sure you have your suit ready, resumes printed out and your elevator pitch rehearsed, all while balancing school and your social life. Through this stressful and confusing time, a lot...

College students take on winter break: keep working or just relax?

College students take on winter break: keep working or just relax?

By Kaolin Sewell, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under Holiday Guide, Special Sections

So you’ve just finished finals and you find yourself asking, “What should I do this winter break?” Your answer could be relaxing, working or both. There are so many activities to look forward to during your highly anticipated winter break. I’m sure you are reading this guide to get into the holiday...

Easy gift ideas for penny-pinching students

Easy gift ideas for penny-pinching students

By Melissa Niemiec, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Holiday Guide, Special Sections

If gift-planning has not entered your mind at this stage of the holiday season game, I regret to inform you that you will not be getting those Black Friday deals. However, even without lots of planning, it’s possible to celebrate the holidays without breaking the bank. The crafty gift Handmade gifts send a specia...

Students reflect on favorite holiday memories

Students reflect on favorite holiday memories

By Arden Youn, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Holiday Guide, Special Sections

The holidays are filled with love, family, food and, though not quite as important, Santa Claus and presents. No matter which holiday your family celebrates, in a season overflowing with nostalgia and old stories, what better time than to reminisce? With the holidays approaching, Illinois students shar...

Things to do in Chicago over winter break

Things to do in Chicago over winter break

By Ashley Rayan, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Holiday Guide, Special Sections

If your hometown friends are anything like mine, it’s bound to include more than a few trips downtown to see Cloud Gate (The Bean) and to go ice skating at Millennium Park. Whether you’re going home and tired of seeing the same things every time, or it’s your first time visiting the city, try...

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