Student Life

Fall 2014 Career Development Center (CDC) Workshop Series:

All workshops will be hosted in Memorial Hall 124, from 12 Noon to 1 PM (unless noted elsewhere/time)

Resumes 101: No Resume? No Problem!
Tuesday, September 23rd
3rd Floor Library Classroom
Participants will gain valuable insight on the purpose of the resume and learn how to "build" this important document. Students will also have the opportunity to start creating this document in the computer lab.
Interviewing Preparation: What to do BEFORE the Interview!
Wednesday, October 1st
Memorial Hall 124
You’ve been invited for an interview, so what should you do?!? Participants will learn about conducting company research, dressing professionally, and how to prepare yourself for your BIG day!
It’s Not a Bird or Plane, It’s a Career Fair
Monday, October 6th
Fox Room - 6pm
Going to the Fall Career & Internship Fair? Come to this informative workshop to learn how to navigate the fair and make a positive impression on employers. Enterprise recruiter, Bob Berdelle, will be presenting this workshop.
Preparing for a Career in ­­­____________
Tuesday, October 14th
3rd Floor Library Classroom
No matter what career path you pursue, there are certain steps you should take to ensure you are developing yourself personally and professionally to succeed in that career. This workshop will discuss how to plan and prepare for your career using the Career Development Center and our Four Year Plan.
Skype & Telephone Interviewing
Wednesday, October 22nd
Memorial Hall 124
More and more companies are using telephone and Skype interviews as part of the interview process. This workshop will teach students how to present themselves professionally through electronic interviews.
Discover Your Superpower with Career Assessments
Tuesday, October 28th
Memorial Hall 124
Unsure of your career interests or abilities? The University Counseling Center offers assessments to assist you with identifying potential career paths that suit your skills, interests, and abilities. Ada Macias, UCC Career Counselor, will facilitate this workshop to explain these assessments.
Get LINKED: Using LinkedIn for the Job Search
Wednesday, November 5th
3rd Floor Library Classroom
LinkedIn has "more than 175 million members in over 200 countries" according to http://www.linkedin.com. Participants will learn how to maximize their LinkedIn connections for networking, informational interviews, job postings, and job interview purposes. Please be prepared to create your own LinkedIn account at this workshop.
Finding Your Cape: Dressing on a Budget
Tuesday, November 11th at 2 p.m.
Goodwill Industries
No matter your financial situation, most employers want you to dress professionally. Students will learn how to dress “on a budget” and will get assistance picking out professional outfits at the Macomb Goodwill store. Please meet at Goodwill at 2:00 p.m.
Show me the money! Managing Your Personal Finances
Wednesday, November 19th
Memorial Hall 124
Not sure what to do with your first paycheck? Are you a saver or a spender? This workshop will focus on basic budgeting and finance skills for lifelong financial happiness.
Get LINKED: Using LinkedIn for Your Job Search
Tuesday, December 2nd
3rd Floor Library Classroom
LinkedIn has "more than 175 million members in over 200 countries" according to http://www.linkedin.com. Participants will learn how to maximize their LinkedIn connections for networking, informational interviews, job postings, and job interview purposes. Please be prepared to create your own LinkedIn account at this workshop.

Contact Info

Career Development Center
Memorial Hall 125
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Email: careers@wiu.edu
Phone: (309) 298-1838