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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...

Take a class on how to find a job

By Brooke Eberle, Special Sections Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under 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 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 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 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...

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