Career Development  

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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

COFFEE HOUSE NETWORKING EVENT: FOCUSED ON THE ARTS

Date: April 30, 2014
Time: 6 - 7 p.m.
Location: Kindlon Hall of Learning, Room 162

Benedictine students and alumni are invited to attend this month's networking event in Kindlon, 162, to network with and listen to guest speakers:

  • Stacy Jo Barber, Art Therapist & Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor at New Horizon Center; Adjunct Professor at Benedictine University
  • Brendan Shanley, Art Director at Mcguffin Creative Group & Photographer at Lost in Print, LLC

Following the networking portion of the evening, Ms. Barber and Mr. Shanley will discuss their businesses & professions, tell the stories of their own career paths, and offer advice on the application process as well as effective networking & interviewing strategies. Please bring your resume and business/networking cards to share. All guests are welcome to visit the Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B. Art Gallery on the fifth floor after the presentation!

Coffee, tea, chili, sandwiches, and dessert will be served.

This program is free for all Benedictine alumni and students. RSVPs are encouraged and may be sent to John Darnell at jdarnell@ben.edu, or calling 630-829-6040. Can't make it to the event? Stream it online here!

 

New schedule for appointments AND daily workshops!

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:

  • Networking
  • Finding an internship or externship
  • Informational interviewing
  • Job shadowing
  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • Personal branding
  • Writing your personal statement
  • Creating your LinkedIn page

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.

April 7 - 11

Personal Branding Monday April 7th
Resume Tuesday April 8th
Interviewing Wednesday April 9th & 10th
Why & When Internships Friday April 11th

April 14 - 17

Resume Monday April 14th
Linked-In Tuesday April 15th
Why & When Job Shadowing
Wednesday April 16th
Personal Statements Thursday April 17th

April 22 - 25

Personal Statements Tuesday April 22nd
When & Why Internships Wednesday April 23rd
When & Why Externships Thursday April 24th


NEED ASSISTANCE WITH OTHER CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERVICES? Stop in during our Daily Walk-In time slots!
WALK-IN SCHEDULE:
Monday and Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday and Thursday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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.


 

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Twitter and Facebook for upcoming employment fairs, on campus recruiting, workshops, and special events open to the public.  Watch for tips on resumes, cover letters, interviewing and more. 


Student Life
BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY

Julie Cosimo, Ed. D. Director
Career Development
Phone: (630) 829-6040
Fax: (630) 829-6043
E-mail: career@ben.edu

Krasa C enter, Lower Level Room 010
5700 College Road Lisle IL, 60532
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m