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Career fairs great way to network, find internships

Career fairs great way to network, find internships

September 16, 2014

With the school year officially back in full swing, career fairs are beginning to appear throughout campus. For those planning to attend a career fair for the first time, it is important to make the most out of your experience. “Career fairs are important to attend because it allows students to ne...

How to thrive at your internship

How to thrive at your internship

September 16, 2014

After Glynn Davis, a senior in LAS, ended his internship last summer at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Chicago, he was offered a full time position upon graduation. Davis first encountered PwC at the Actuarial Career Fair, where he spoke to one of the lead model analysts of the firm. A few days after the fai...

A balancing act

By Abrar Al-Heeti

September 16, 2014

Managing a full course load can be quite the challenge, and having an internship on top of that requires even more dedication. But taking part in an internship during the school year instead of waiting for the summer months can benefit students tremendously. Not only do these semester or year-long internships pro...

Successful interviews combine persuasion, presentation

By Saher Khan

September 16, 2014

The Interview: a nerve-wracking ritual for all who are applying for jobs. For the nervous, it is their demise, and for the overconfident, their foil. Steven Conaton, the mock interview program coordinator at the University’s Career Center, said that the interview, however daunting it may seem, is the ...

Career Center offers resources for all

Career Center offers resources for all

By Taylor Lucero

September 16, 2014

Whether a freshman, senior or a graduate, students of all levels can come to the Career Center for help and advice on a multitude of topics. The Career Center is located on campus at 715 S. Wright St. in Champaign. Students can go to the Career Center to discuss their majors with counselors, get advisem...

Applying for an internship: my tried-and-true methods

Applying for an internship: my tried-and-true methods

September 16, 2014

Internship experience is a vital part of shaping your future career. When it comes to applying for internships, there is no single “right” way to go about it. In fact, there are so many different ways to go through the application process that sometimes it may be difficult to pinpoint where to star...

Grad School: To Apply, or not to Apply?

Grad School: To Apply, or not to Apply?

By Christen McGlynn

September 16, 2014

As a senior at the University, my friends are constantly questioning whether they should apply to grad school, law school, medical school or some other type of secondary education. I have chosen to pursue a degree in law, and will continue my education after commencement in May. But I have to admit, af...