Assistant to the Vice President of Student Life
As students are busy preparing for final exams and class projects, the Academic and Career Enrichment Center (ACE) is getting ready to help them with their next steps, whether those include internships, full-time jobs or graduate school.
Thursday, April 6, is the annual Spring Graduation and Career Fair. All students who are graduating in May will want to stop by the second floor of the Krasa Center from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. to pick up their cap and gown, obtain Commencement information, get a picture taken by a GradImages photographer and participate in other graduation-related preparation.
Students should contact the Office of Student Accounts at (630) 829-6501 prior to the fair to make sure all financial questions are answered regarding their accounts. The career fair portion of the event is open to all students and alumni from 11:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m., and will feature representatives from more than 40 employers who will discuss internship and full-time job opportunities in a variety of fields. Please remember to come prepared with revised résumés and wear professional attire. If you need to, please drop in during our walk-in hours to have your résumé critiqued by an ACE staff member before the event. You can check our walk-in schedule times here.
Networking events will be scheduled for all Benedictine students and alumni this spring. Be sure to check out ben.edu/ace for special presentations by guest employers through our Coffee House Networking Event Series. These are a great way to gain in-depth information on the opportunities available at a particular company, hiring practices and what hiring managers typically look for in a candidate. Networking is the key to professional success, so be sure to make time to attend these events.
We encourage students to make an appointment for a practice interview with a career advisor to strengthen their storytelling skills and best present their skills and strengths in advance of interviews for graduate school or potential employment.
Thank you and happy spring from all of us at ACE!
Parents interested in volunteering for Commencement, please contact Linda Owens at (630) 829-6123 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students should take care of any holds on their accounts before Monday, April 3, so that they can be free to register for courses for the upcoming fall semester.Types of holds and where to go for help:
|Seniors||105+ earned credit hours||7:00 a.m.||Monday, April 3|
|Seniors||90+ earned credit hours||7:00 a.m.||Tuesday, April 4|
|Juniors||75+ earned credit hours||7:00 a.m.||Thursday, April 6|
|Juniors||60+ earned credit hours||7:00 a.m.||Friday, April 7|
|Sophomores||45+ earned credit hours||7:00 a.m.||Monday, April 10|
|Sophomores||30+ earned credit hours||7:00 a.m.||Tuesday, April 11|
|Freshman||15+ earned credit hours||7:00 a.m.||Wednesday, April 12|
|Freshman||0+ credit hours||7:00 a.m.||Thursday, April 13|
|Student at Large||7:00 a.m.||Monday, April 17|
Please remember your student will need to check out of University residence halls 24 hours after they take their last final exam. However, if a student’s last final exam is on Friday, May 12, they will have to check out by 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12. Students will be notified of checkout procedures. Not following proper checkout procedures can create financial and security issues for students.
Tahron Harvey, a graduate of Glenbard East, was named a D3hoops.com All-America selection. The senior averaged 18.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game while leading the Eagles to the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) regular-season and tournament titles. Benedictine lost in the first round of the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championships and finished with a record of 23-5.
Luther Newburn (Hillcrest H.S., Country Cub Hills, Ill.), Jalen Griffin (Elgin Larkin H.S., Elgin, Ill.), Jordan Johnson (Tucker H.S., Tucker, Ga.), Matt Fleming (Simeon H.S., Chicago, Ill.) and Roman Hill (Centralia H.S., Centralia, Ill.) were named All-Americans after competing at the NCAA Division III Men’s Indoor Track and Field Championships. Benedictine, which won its second consecutive NACC indoor title earlier, finished 10th at the national meet.
Softball vs. Concordia Chicago (DH), 12:00 p.m.
Men’s volleyball vs. Lakeland, 1:00 p.m.
Baseball vs Lakeland (DH), 1:00 p.m.
Women’s lacrosse vs. Northland, 1:00 p.m.
Women’s lacrosse vs. Illinois Institute of Technology, 7:00 p.m.
Track and Field Benedictine Duals (all day event)
Baseball vs. Marian (DH), 1:00 p.m.
Men’s lacrosse vs. Concordia Chicago, 7:00 p.m.
Track and Field Benedictine Relays (all day event)
Softball vs. Wisconsin Lutheran (DH), 12:00 p.m.
Baseball vs. Aurora (DH), 1:00 p.m.
Women's lacrosse vs. Beloit College, 7:00 p.m.
Women's lacrosse vs. Wartburg, 1:00 p.m.
Softball vs. Marian (DH), 12:00 p.m.
Softball vs. Lakeland (DH), 12:00 p.m.
Softball vs. Dominican (DH), 12:00 p.m.
Men's lacrosse vs. Monmouth, 1:00 p.m.
Baseball vs. Rockford (DH), 1:00 p.m.