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Learn something new from each job

Learn something new from each job

By Yoav Margalit, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018


Filed under Career Guide, Special Sections

When we’re small, we look to what bigger people do with a bit of awe. We see people demonstrating how they do their job, and we ask ourselves, “When did they learn how to do something so complicated, so well?” Then we grow up and realize that there is no secret; we learn to be better, more productive...

How to find the best internships

How to find the best internships

By Julie Kang, Staff Writer

January 28, 2018


Filed under Career Guide, Special Sections

Choosing an internship or finding one that is the right fit for you might seem relatively simple, but it can be a struggle as many factors are involved in selecting the best one for you: date, location, salary and even relevance to your major.  Even though the Internet seems to have all the answers, the reli...

Four ways to boost your interview confidence

Four ways to boost your interview confidence

By Molly Zupan, Staff Writer

January 28, 2018


Filed under Career Guide, Special Sections

Tomorrow is the big day. At 9 a.m. sharp, you have an interview with a representative from your favorite company. Feeling anxious, eager and everything in between, you wonder if you’re ready. You remind yourself that past semesters have been preparing you for this quickly approaching moment. Don’t p...

Five questions to ask your academic adviser this semester

Five questions to ask your academic adviser this semester

By Meral Aycicek, Assistant Special Sections Editor

January 28, 2018


Filed under Career Guide, Special Sections

Like many other students, you might be feeling stressed or confused about what the next years may hold. Many students try to tackle this issue on their own instead of seeking out their academic advisor to help alleviate the stress. Every college has a different way of scheduling advising appointments. Explore...

LinkedIn 101: How students can expand their job search

LinkedIn 101: How students can expand their job search

By Melissa Niemiec, Staff Writer

January 28, 2018


Filed under Career Guide, Special Sections

As the world becomes increasingly tech-savvy, more employers are looking to use the internet to search for potential job candidates. A familiar avenue for this is social media. College students have an advantage when looking for jobs because millennials tend to be masters of social networking. However...

Then and now: the evolution of dream jobs

Then and now: the evolution of dream jobs

By Arden Youn, Staff Writer

January 28, 2018


Filed under Career Guide, Special Sections

Is it really college without a little hesitation, switching majors and a couple breakdowns on what career path you want to take? It may take one of the above, or even all three, but eventually, we find ourselves on the right path to achieving what we want to do. Illinois students share their dream j...

Tips for finding a job as an international student

Tips for finding a job as an international student

By Yifan Gu, Staff Writer

January 28, 2018


Filed under Career Guide, Special Sections

Because of cultural differences and the visa system, international students face many more dilemmas when searching for jobs than American college students. To shed some light on why this is, Un Yeong Park, the assistant director for career and professional development for international students at t...

So you want to be a James Scholar…

So you want to be a James Scholar…

By Chinmaya Sharma, Staff Writer

January 28, 2018


Filed under Career Guide, Special Sections

Getting accepted into the University is exciting news for students, but there may be something more for a few chosen ones. Every year, at the time of admission, a handful of freshmen are given the opportunity to join the James Scholars program. Named after Edmund James, fourth president of the University of Illinois, the James Scholars program is an honors sequence for undergra...

The do’s and don’ts of business attire

The do’s and don’ts of business attire

By Ashley Rayan, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018


Filed under Career Guide, Special Sections

Before I came to college, I assumed professional wear was one thing: a suit or some variation of it. Once I became familiar with the ins and outs of rushing professional fraternities and attending career fairs, I realized there were a few different categories of professional wear: smart casual, business c...

Fall 2017 career fair schedule

By Brooke Eberle, Special Sections Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under 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 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 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...

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