The Career Development Office offers comprehensive services to assist students and alumni in developing, implementing and evaluating career and life plans. Our goal is to promote personal and professional development by utilizing a holistic approach to achieve their career goals, provide them with a foundation to become self-directed learners, and educate them through the career planning process.
This mission will be accomplished through collaboration with students, alumni, faculty and employers and a commitment to empowering students and alumni to be active participants in their own career development process.
DAILY WORKSHOPS THIS SEMESTER!
Are you looking for a job on campus or need help with your resume or cover letter? Attend any of our daily workshops during the lunch hour in Krasa 012 - Career Development Library and Technology Center, Monday through Thursday 12:30-1:20 PM. Bring a copy of your resume/cover letter (not mandatory). We'll also cover a wide range of topics in these EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING WORKSHOPS such as:
Through these opportunities you will develop knowledge, skills, and experiences to complement and enhance your academic experience, and prepare you for your next professional step! See the coming events page for the current week's schedule.
February 10 - 14 (Week 2)
Networking Monday 10th, Tuesday 11th & Thursday 13th from 12:30-1:20 PM
Why & When - Job Shadowing Wednesday 12th, from 12:30-1:20 PM
February 17 - 21 (Week 3)
Networking Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th from 12:30-1:20 PM
Why & When Internships Wednesday 19th, from 12:30-1:20 PM
Linked-In - Lislepalooza Thursday 20th in Krasa AB 12:30-1:20 PM
February 24 - 28 (Week 4)
Personal Branding Monday 24th from 12:30-1:20 PM
Personal Statements Tuesday 25th 12:30-1:20 PM
Why & When - Externships Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th 12:30-1:20 PM
NEED ASSISTANCE WITH OTHER CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERVICES? Stop in during our Daily Walk-In time slots!
Monday and Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday and Thursday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Did you miss the annual CareerFest on January 31st? See this story in The Candor for a recap! Stay tuned for more events to network with potential employers as well as Benedictine students and alumni.
Workshops and Walk-In schedules are subject to change. Please visit career Development in Krasa-012 for updated schedules.
ADDITIONAL VIRTUAL CAREER CENTER THAT IS EXCLUSIVE FOR BENEDICTINE STUDENTS AND ALUMNI!
Starting Spring 2014 semester, Career Development is offering a new Benedictine University Virtual Career Center to all students and alumni! Upload your resumes for feedback, post your documents in the virtual career center, and apply for jobs & internships within the system. Employers and alumni are looking to provide opportunities JUST FOR BENEDICTINE STUDENTS! Be sure to register for this new, FREE service. Visit our Virtual Career Center page for more information.
Please keep in mind that since this is a new resource, it will take some time to populate job and internship opportunities. In the coming weeks, there may also be some user interface changes both on the student/alumni and employer sites. If you have any questions, please contact our office for assistance.
Career Open House!
Coming up March 18th & 26th Career Development will be hosting a Career Open House in Krasa 010 & 012. We welcome all parents, students and incoming students to attend. Please RSVP to these Open Houses, for more information visit our coming events page.
The Liberal Arts Advantage: Career Exploration Series
March 13th come see alumni speak about opportunities in philosophy and history from 6:00 to 7:30PM. There will be networking, an alumni panel, small group discussions and pizza! For more information visit our coming events page.
Coffee House Networking Event: FIRST MIDWEST BANK
March 27, 2014, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the Krasa Student Center, 2nd floor, Rooms ABC. For all Benedictine students and alumni. Attend this presentation, given by the professionals of First Midwest Bank who are also BenU alums. Network with them and other guests. Read more details on the coming events page.
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