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Students and Alumni   

Career and Personal Development offers the following services and programs.  

career services 6Career Connect: Activate your account and connect with leading employers for internships and jobs! Post your resume for employers to view, sign up for job alerts and register for career programs and events. 

Internship and Job Search: Internships are critical in the minds of employers and graduate schools. Learn the requirements for completing an internship, and resources to find one in your field of study. Also participate in employer recruitment events, 1:1 career coaching with advisors and Career Connect to find out about job and internship leads.

Resume and Cover Letter Writing: Obtain help developing and fine-tuning your resume and cover letter so that you have marketable documents when applying to on-campus jobs, part-time positions, internships, full-time career opportunities and graduate school. 

Interviewing Prep: Interviewing takes practice! We assist you in developing effective interviewing skills thorough providing mock interviews and tips so you can secure job offers. 

Networking: Growing your network of professional contacts is vital for career success, and should be a life-long process.  Access our tools for connecting with alumni in order to form meaningful relationships that could lead to internship and full-time career positions. 

Career Exploration: It is common for students to be uncertain about their major and/or career path. Thus, we encourage career exploration and an openness to possibilities.  We offer guidance in clarifying career aspirations and making career decisions that align with one's interests, values, personality, strengths, passion and purpose. 

Career Programs and Events: We provide a variety of programs and events throughout the academic year to promote the development of career-building skills and to facilitate connections to employers and alumni.  These include career fairs, employer information sessions, networking events, workshops, and panel discussions. 

Career Checklist: Stay on track with your career development by following our checklists.

Student Life

Mark McHorney
Chief Student Engagement Officer
mmchorney@ben.edu 

Krasa Student Center, Room 175
5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.