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Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, speaks during a South by Southwest session in Austin 2018. Musk, along with other well known entrepreneurs, have found success through tireless dedication to their companies.

Is neurodiversity key to becoming next Elon Musk?

By Meghan Lyons, Special Section's Editor February 1, 2021

So you think you have what it takes to become the next big tech CEO? Given our ranked engineering program, this is not an unrealistic goal. UI's Urbana-Champaign campus is no stranger to educating many...

Be prepared, be best candidate for any job

Be prepared, be best candidate for any job

By Samantha Roberson, Managing Editor for Online February 1, 2021

In a world full of applicant tracking softwares and job description keywords, it can be hard to stand out as a job applicant, even if you meet the qualifications. The job search is similar to a video game,...

A student works at a station in the PAR Computer Lab on April 28. Keeping your workplace organized is key in being productive.

Reinvigorate your at-home work space

By Noah Davis, Staff Writer February 1, 2021

With the current historical circumstance, many 2021 graduates will start their jobs working remotely from home. As a result, making improvements to your work space is essential to improve comfort and overall...

Engineering students talk to company representatives at the Engineering Career Fair at the ARC on Sept. 11, 2018. Dressing appropriately is crucial to interview success.

Make a good first impression at your next job interview

By Zainab Qureshi, Longform Editor February 1, 2021

Whether it’s a first date, partner project or a job interview, forming a solid first impression can make all the difference. However, in today’s COVID-19 world, that can be a little harder to accomplish....

Dress to impress: what to wear to your Zoom interviews

Dress to impress: what to wear to your Zoom interviews

By Samantha Boyle, Managing Editor for Reporting February 1, 2021

From the time I started applying for jobs in high school until now, when I am about to graduate college and enter the job market with a degree, I have always been told, “Dress for the job you want, not...

Career Center employee Shoptorshi Rahman, walks through a sample resume with student Alexis Young on Jan. 24, 2019. Choosing a path that you slightly fear is often a wise decision.

Choose a career that scares you

By Shivali Shukla, Assistant Special Sections Editor February 1, 2021

I quit the Daily Illini my freshman year because I was scared.  As a result, I missed out on two years of incredible experiences, until I decided to face my fears and return. But I will never get those...

Use these websites to find internships in a worldwide pandemic

Use these websites to find internships in a worldwide pandemic

By Meghan Lyons, Special Sections Editor February 1, 2021

For a lot of us, this summer is a second chance to get back on our feet career-wise. With the pandemic unexpectedly canceling many internships (including mine), a lot of us have fallen behind. Luckily,...

Focus on getting into medical school of your dreams

Focus on getting into medical school of your dreams

By Bella Keys, Staff Writer February 1, 2021

Getting into the medical school of your dreams can be tough, especially when the requirements seem overwhelming. Everyone you seem to ask has different opinions and ideas on achieving an acceptance letter....

David Hamilton of Akron, Ohio listens during a Zoom meeting on Jan. 13. It is a good idea to research a company before you interview with them.

Nail your Zoom interview with these pro tips

By Allison Connelly, Staff Writer February 1, 2021

With summertime rapidly approaching, this is a great time to start thinking about possible summer internships and job positions. However, these applications coincide with the dreadful interview process....

Patrons of Brew Lab have a conversation over coffee on Feb. 18. Analyzing aspects of your personality can be an aid in choosing a career that’s right for you.

Let your personality be your career adviser

By Shivali Shukla, Assistant Special Sections Editor February 1, 2021

If someone tells you to think of a shy kid on a playground at recess, you might have a specific memory that comes to mind. It might be of your now best friend who took ages to get comfortable around you....

To fellow seniors: Trust process, learn to accept failure

To fellow seniors: Trust process, learn to accept failure

By Matthew Beyer, Staff Writer February 1, 2021

My fellow senior Illini: This is the last dance, the last semester before facing the realities of an intimidating work world or intense graduate program. Given your drive to even make it this far, you...

A house sits on the corner of two streets in Urbana on Oct. 4. For recent graduates, living with their parents for a transitional period is often the most affordable option.

Reap benefits from living at home post-graduation

By Noah Davis, Staff Writer January 27, 2020

According to the annual Illini Success Report from 2018, 91% of that year’s graduating class secured a first destination of employment, further education or a volunteer position within six months of...

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