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CORE workshops for fall term

CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Research and Exploration) offers workshops on advising, careers and graduate school, internships, research, study abroad and more. Here are fall term workshops.

Introduction to CORE

11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, Olin 109

Attend this workshop to learn all about CORE and what it has to offer you as a student. CORE staff will discuss each individual office and how people in that office can assist you, and help you to figure out your plan for the year.

Finance Study Abroad

10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, Olin 305
10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, Olin 305

Thinking of study abroad but wondering how you can pay for it? These workshops, led by Dr. Allen Bertsche, director of international and off-campus study, will explore financial aid for study abroad.

More than Jobs and Internships: New Features from Handshake to Help You

11 a.m.-noon, Thursday, August 31, Olin auditorium

Jim Connon, assistant director of employer relations, will explain features in Handshake that will help you plan for life after college. Students in all majors will benefit from attending.

Resume 101

11 a.m. Thursday Sept. 7, Olin 109
11 a.m. Tuesday Sept. 12, , Olin 109

Career counselor Kevin Carton will teach you how to create a marketable resume through tailoring your different experiences to align with the qualifications of the job you seek.

Building a Portfolio Website

10 a.m. Saturday Sept. 9, Olin 307

This workshop will walk you through the process of planning, designing, and building a portfolio website that can help set you apart as you apply for jobs and internships. You will be able to leave the session with a functional simple portfolio website.

How to Survive Group Projects

4:15 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 12, Olin 109

Working with people who have different strengths, expectations, personalities and schedules can increase the stress of an already important project. Join the Learning Commons and CORE for some helpful tips on how to recognize everyone's strengths and use them to benefit the entire group. Led by Leslie Scheck, associate director of career advising and education, and Yen Dao, coordinator of student success services.

Interviewing 101

11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, Olin 109

A resume gets you through the door, but the interview gets you the job!  Career counselor Rebecca Marion-Flesch will explain to articulate your experiences to employers that highlight your skills for the job. Attire, phone interviews, video interviews, sample questions, and verbal and nonverbal communication in interviews will be discussed.

ProFair 101

11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, Olin 109

This workshop will provide you with everything you need to know before, during and after your time spent networking with employers from the Quad City and Chicago-land region.

ProFair

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 21, PepsiCo Center

ProFair provides you with the opportunity to explore various companies and organizations all within the same event. Spend time with employers discussing full-time, part-time and internship opportunities.  No matter what your area of interest — from non-profit or social work to biology or accounting — or whether you’re a first-year student, graduating senior or alumni, ProFair has something to offer you.

Interviewing with a Purpose

11 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Sept. 26, Olin 109

Ian Howell '98, director of recruiting for Resources Global Professionals, will help you to define the opportunities you are looking for, leverage technology in identifying those opportunities, and the first step in getting an interview. (This session is part of the college's Professional Development Distinguished Speaker Series.)

Developing a Professional Portfolio (and how to use it!)

11 a.m. Sept. 28, Olin 109

As you interview for a job or for grad school, a professional portfolio of your work will set you apart from the other candidates. Doug Tschopp, director of the Entrepreneurial Center (EDGE), will explain what these portfolios are and how to use them in an interview.

Networking 101

11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, Olin 109

Networking is one of the most important skills to learn when looking for new employment because 60-70 percent of jobs are filled through word of mouth. Career counselor Kevin Carton will explain the benefits, skills and tips of networking.

Graduate School 101 and Graduate School Fair 101

11 a.m Tuesday Oct. 10, Olin 109

This presentation by Leslie Scheck, associate director of career advising and education, will cover the pros and cons of graduate school, how to research schools, and how to set up a timeline to make sure you are prepared. Now is the time to start preparing for your professional schooling after college. In addition this workshop will provide you with everything you need to know before, during and after your time spent at the Graduate School Fair Oct. 17.

Marketing Your Study Abroad

10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, Olin 305

Dr. Allen Bertsche, director of international and off-campus study, will lead a workshop for students who have studied abroad on how to marketing their skills from the experience.

Internship and Career Opportunities in the Financial Services Industry

11 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Oct. 11, Olin 105

Jack Merriman '79, managing director at  J.P. Morgan Private Bank, is a leader in the financial services industry in Chicago, working for a global leader in the industry.  He will provide insight on how to best prepare yourself to find and land a position in the industry. (This session is part of the college's Professional Development Distinguished Speaker Series.)

Internships at IBM

11 a.m.-noon Thursday, Oct. 12, Olin 305

Craig Vogel '83, sales executive at IBM, will share some of the opportunities available at IBM and how you can position yourself for a great opportunity with a world-class global company.  (This session is part of the college's Professional Development Distinguished Speaker Series.)

Personal Statement Workshop

11 a.m. Thursday Oct. 12, Olin 109

Crafting a great personal statement is one of the most important parts of your graduate school application.  Career counselor Rebecca Marion-Flesch will help you in getting started on your personal statement to make an impact.

Graduate School Fair

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, Gavle Rooms

Students will have the opportunity to learn about various graduate programs and meet with representatives from universities across the country.

Contact:

Leslie Scheck, 309-794-7601

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