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It’s never too soon to think about your career after college or to begin building a foundation of marketable skills and experience. Below are some of the opportunities and online aids.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
1-5 p.m., Activities and Recreation Center (ARC), 201 E. Peabody, Champaign
Mark your calendar now. The event will give you full access to recruiters and career opportunities. Prepare for the fair by attending workshops and seminars throughout the year.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
7-8 p.m., 314A Illini Union
LAS alumna Margaret Resce Milkint (BA ’83, English), managing partner of the Jacobson Group, an international executive search organization, shares wisdom on why LAS degrees are the new game changers in today’s marketplace. Attend to learn tips on how to market your LAS degree, clarify your strengths, and develop your personal brand.
Free, but registration is required.
Internships are valuable ways of adding practical experience to your college education. Find out where you can learn about these career-building experiences.
Career Service Offices in LAS
- Actuarial Sciences: Each fall, the Actuarial Science Club sponsors a “Meet the Firms” event and a Recruitment Conference. The Actuarial Science Club also hosts employer info sessions.
- Biotechnology Center Career Services: A variety of academic majors benefit from services offered at this center, including biochemistry, cell and developmental biology, chemistry, entomology, microbiology, molecular and integrative physiology, neuroscience, and plant biology. Serves primarily MS, PhD, and postdoctoral candidates with biological research interests.
- School of Chemical Sciences, Career Counseling and Placement Services: The office provides guidance, resources, and opportunities to School of Chemical Sciences job seekers to help them achieve their career aspirations relevant to their academic interests.
- Geology Placement: Primarily serves graduate-level students and supports the career searches of undergraduate students in geology.
- Integrative Biology: Advisors assist students with their courses and also help them connect their school work to life outside of U of I through internships and career planning.
- Molecular and Cellular Biology: This office serves undergraduate students in the MCB and Biological Sciences Unassigned programs but is open to other students who want to research careers in this area. The office assists students in career planning, resume writing, finding internships, and job search strategies.
The center provides career counseling, mock interviews, guides for resumes and cover letters, tools for researching employers and industries, including Career Insider and WetFeet, and workshops on choosing a career or finding a summer job/internship. The center also has online sources for internships and employment opportunities, both within the U.S. through iLink and abroad through Going Global.
More than half of all LAS graduates go on to management positions in business. Statistics show that the same qualities that drew them to the liberal arts and sciences, and an education that emphasizes communication and analytical skills, prepares them well for leadership. This online guide shows how liberal arts majors can prepare you for these careers.
Campus Career Events
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