Upcoming Events

Workshops

Career Services offers a variety of workshops to help you build vital career development skills. The following is a description of our Fall 2014 workshops, all of which will be offered in the Career Services Resource Center in Muller 101 (if any different, location will be indicated).  To guarantee a spot, register for workshops in eRecruiting: once logged in, view the "Upcoming Events" box on the left, click on the workshop title you wish to attend, then click the "Signup" button.  Workshops that count toward SLI credit are designated by "(**)" (pre-registration is required to receive the SLI credit).  All workshops are one-hour in length, unless otherwise stated.

Kick Start Your Future, Workshop Series
The moment to build your future is now and Career Services is here to help.  Each Kick Start session will focus on one of these specific areas: Arts & Music, Business, Communications, Health & Sciences, and Government/Non-Profit. We'll share resources for finding job and internship opportunities as well as general career planning based on these industries.  

On September 10, we'll present a sixth Kick Start workshop focused on an area most requested by students through our Facebook page or Twitter feed (@iccareers).  Submit your suggestions now -- the first student to submit the winning topic gets a pizza!

  • Health & Science Careers: September 8, 2014 at 12:15 PM in Career Services
  • Business Careers: September 8, 2014 at 4:00 PM in Career Services
  • Communications Careers: September 9, 2014 at 12:15 PM in Career Services
  • Music, Art & Theater Careers: September 9, 2014 at 4:00 PM in Career Services
  • Nonprofit & Government Careers: September 10, 2014 at 12:15 PM in Career Services
  • Mystery Topic (YOU Vote): September 10, 2014 at 4:00 PM in Career Services

You Gotta Wear Pants!: Tips & Tricks for Phone & Skype Interviews
Did you know there's a particular way to set up your room/background for a Skype interview? More and more employers are relying on Skype and phone interviews to screen candidates, so you need to be ready. Learn how to prepare and what to expect for these types of interviews.

  • September 18, 2014 at 3:00 PM in Career Services

Grad School: Do You Need It And How To Apply
If you've been considering graduate school, you should come to this workshop! We'll cover topics like: do you need to go to grad school, what are the benefits, how to find the right program, the application process, entrance exams, and more!

  • September 23, 2014 at 4:00 PM in Career Services

Beyond the Elevator Pitch: Networking Strategies That Work
Making connections is critical for anyone who wants to find professional opportunities, however, it can seem like a daunting process. This workshop will examine the different ways that people network and discuss strategies for doing it successfully.

  • October 2, 2014 at 4:00 PM in Career Services

Women & Work: Taking Charge of Your Career Success
The gender pay gap. Double standards. “Superwoman Syndrome.”  These are just a few of the challenges that many women continue to face in the workplace. During this session we’ll explore specific strategies to tackle these and other issues, as well as ways to create success for yourself in work and in life.

  • October 7, 2014 at 12:15 PM in Career Services

How to Use the IC Mentoring Network
Find out more about how to use the new IC Mentoring Network on LinkedIn and why having career mentors can help make all the difference in your career path. Also learn about important strategies around utilizing LinkedIn to make connections, networking etiquette, and informative career networking groups.

  • October 28, 2014 at 12:15 PM in Clark Lounge
  • November 18, 2014 at 4:00 PM in Career Services

Grad Students: Free Tools & Tips For Your Job Search
In addition to learning about visible and non-visible job markets, the role of networking in the search process, and concrete resources for finding opportunities, in this workshop you'll learn tips and tricks for standing out amongst other job candidates in today's competitive market.

  • November 4, 2014 at 4:00 PM in Career Services

#NailedIt?... Are You Really Ready For a Job Interview?
No one loves interviewing for a job or internship, but that doesn't mean you can't rock it! This workshop will focus on the key things that you can do to maximize your chance of having great interviews. We'll address the critically important topic of pre-interview prep, day-of strategies, and ways to appropriately follow up after.

  • November 5, 2014 at 2:00 PM in Career Services

Making LinkedIn Work For You
Your online presence impacts your career success.  Learn how to make your LinkedIn profile impressive, navigate the site and effectively use this networking tool.  We’ll share tips for students which will help you build a successful profile.

  • November 6, 2014 at 11:00 in Career Services

Going Global: 5 Top Strategies for Working and Living Abroad**
Working outside the United States can be simple or more complicated than you imagined, depending on what you want to do or where in the world you want to go. This workshop will help you figure out how to job search and network internationally, relocate and adjust to new cultural norms, and offer best practices for launching an international career.

  • November 11, 2014 at 12:15 PM in Career Services

What Comes After the Handshake?: Tips for Connecting with Alumni at Network Nights
When you leave the 29th annual Network Nights this January in New York City and Boston, will you have made real connections with alumni? Note: Hovering by the food table with your friends isn’t what the event is all about. Come to this workshop to get tips on: preparing for the event, networking in a crowd of hundreds and follow up steps to take after Network Nights.

  • November 13, 2014 at 12:15 PM in Textor 103
  • December 3, 2014 at 4:00 PM in Career Services

Employers ARE Looking You Up on Facebook!: Managing Your Digital Footprint
In case you haven't heard, employers ARE researching candidates online before hiring them. Make sure you're not putting your candidacy in jeopardy because of your tweets, pictures, comments, blogs, etc. Come to this workshop to learn what employers are saying and what you should be doing to protect your professional image.

  • November 17, 2014 at 4:00 PM in Career Resources

Being Professional While You're Eating, Greeting and Tweeting
Communicating with others - peers, faculty and staff, supervisors and colleagues at internships or jobs, or the general public - is something you do every day, so make sure you're doing it professionally. The impressions you make on people can have tremendous impacts on your ability to be successful in the working world. Come to this workshop to learn everything from e-mail and cell phone etiquette, to dining and meeting expectations, to what you should wear in various settings.

  • December 4, 2014 at 12:15 PM in Career Services

ALUMNI WEEKEND Special Half-Hour Workshops - October 10, 2014

Make LinkedIn Work For You
Your online presence impacts your career success.  Learn how to make your LinkedIn profile impressive, navigate the site and effectively use this networking tool.  We’ll share tips for students which will help you build a successful profile.

  • 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM in Career Services

Beyond the Elevator Pitch: Networking Strategies That Work
Making connections is critical for anyone who wants to find professional opportunities, however, it can seem like a daunting process. This workshop will examine the different ways that people network and discuss strategies for doing it successfully.

  • 2:45 PM to 3:15 PM in Career Services

Being Professional While You're Eating, Greeting and Tweeting
Communicating with others - peers, faculty and staff, supervisors and colleagues at internships or jobs, or the general public - is something you do every day, so make sure you're doing it professionally. The impressions you make on people can have tremendous impacts on your ability to be successful in the working world. Come to this workshop to learn everything from e-mail and cell phone etiquette, to dining and meeting expectations, to what you should wear in various settings.

  • 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM in Career Services