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9 tips for a successful interview

9 tips for a successful interview

By Lauren Scafidi, Staff Writer

January 30, 2017


Filed under Special Sections, Spring Career Guide

There’s no doubt about it, interviews are stressful. How do you make a lasting impression on someone you just met to get hired for a job? Follow these nine steps to help you breeze through your best interview yet. 1. Prepare Do your homework. Look up the history of the company — when it was started, who have the ow...

Applying to internships while abroad

Applying to internships while abroad

By Annabeth Carlson, Online Managing Editor

January 30, 2017


Filed under Special Sections, Spring Career Guide

     Last fall, I received the best news ever: I was accepted into a study abroad program in Barcelona, Spain.      Immediately I started brushing up on my Spanish, planning how I would pack four months worth of clothes into one suitcase and planning out where else I would travel in Europe. ...

Upcoming career events

Upcoming career events

By Madeline Galassi, Special Sections Editor

January 30, 2017


Filed under Special Sections, Spring Career Guide

Resume, cover letter and LinkedIn reviews: The Career Center, Resource Center 715 S. Wright Street Champaign, IL 61820 Across from the Alma Mater No appointment necessary Monday–Friday, 2–4:30 p.m. Career drop-ins: Monday–Friday 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. The Career Center, Resource Center 71...

Making the most of your internship experience

Making the most of your internship experience

By Jillian Kaehler, Contributing writer

January 30, 2017


Filed under Special Sections, Spring Career Guide

Congratulations! You’ve just completed your internship. Whether you interned at your dream company over the summer or worked with a local group during the school year, you successfully survived, and that is a huge professional milestone. However, the work doesn’t end there. There are things you should...

Semester-long internships can be a unique experience

Semester-long internships can be a unique experience

By Madeline Galassi, Special sections editor

January 30, 2017


Filed under Special Sections, Spring Career Guide

At the beginning of August, like most University students, I was frantically trying to enjoy the last few days of summer while simultaneously preparing to return to campus in a few short weeks. Little did I know that in a few days, I was going to get offered my dream internship, along with the opp...

What are your career goals for 2017?

What are your career goals for 2017?

By Holiday Tang, Staff writer

January 30, 2017


Filed under Special Sections, Spring Career Guide

I am trying to apply for the Nursing School, and they like candidates to have a lot of experience, so I am trying to find some organizations to get involved in; maybe the American Red Cross, Student Nursing Association, or volunteer programs through the OVP to gain some hands-on experience. T...

University’s career center provides professional necessities

University’s career center provides professional necessities

By Holiday Tang, Staff writer

January 30, 2017


Filed under Special Sections, Spring Career Guide

We enter college with one end-goal in mind: having a career. The University's Career Center is here to guide students to taking the proper steps toward their dream job. The Career Center is located at 715 S. Wright St. and has year-round events to assist students. The services the center provides inclu...

Social media can make or break job opportunities

By Madeline Galassi, Special Sections Editor

January 30, 2017


Filed under Special Sections, Spring Career Guide

They say you only have one chance to make a first impression, and in 2017, sometimes that comes before meeting someone in person. Social media plays a role both in student’s job searches and in companies finding potential employees. Often, companies search a potential employee on social media before sc...

The importance of part-time and summer jobs

The importance of part-time and summer jobs

By Harrison Lindholm, Staff writer

January 30, 2017


Filed under Special Sections, Spring Career Guide

It can be difficult for students who are sure of their career aspirations, who have a dream job cemented into their psyche, to know what first steps to take to reach their goals. I believe that taking a low-level job or part-time job in the field you wish to go into is an excellent first step. By ass...

Preparing for career fairs is important

Preparing for career fairs is important

By Brooks Berish, Assistant supplements editor

January 30, 2017


Filed under Special Sections, Spring Career Guide

With so many students attending career fairs at the University, employers don’t have time for those who come unprepared. Being prepared can mean many different things when it comes to career fairs, from wearing the right thing to simply practicing your elevator-pitch. All of these small prepar...