Workshop Descriptions

All career fair workshops will be held in the Student Resource Center (SRC) Room 2000 unless otherwise noted. Registration is encouraged but not required.


What Happens When I Apply Online?

Date: Wed. Jan 21, 11 a.m. to noon

Ever fill out a job application online and wonder what happened? "Where did my resume go? Is anyone reading my resume? Why haven't I heard anything from the company? They never called me." Many job seekers experience this on a daily basis. Did you know that on average employers receive 144 applications a day? This workshop will discuss what happens after applicants click submit.



Date: Wed. Jan. 21, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Learn how to showcase your accomplishments effectively by creating and/or polishing up a resume. Participants will acquire information about creating a "scan friendly" document for online applications along with a visually appealing resume to stand out at the career fair. Participants are encouraged to attend the resume drop-in session the following week to receive a quick review and personal feedback on their resume.


What is your Brand?

Date: Thu. Jan 22, 11 a.m. to noon

What is your brand and are you sharing it with the professional community? Does your brand match with each social media site you are using? Do you have a LinkedIn profile? What are you tweeting? How does Facebook contribute to your overall brand? Learn how to use social media to create and polish your professional brand so employers know immediately what your strengths, message and skills are.


LinkedIn 101

Date: Thu. Jan 22, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

What's this "LinkedIn" website everyone is talking about? Wondering if your LinkedIn profile is sending the right message? If these questions sound familiar, this workshop is for you. Participants will learn the basics of navigating the online professional networking website called LinkedIn. The importance of LinkedIn along with steps beyond having a profile will be discussed. Though having a profile is not required, participants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with LinkedIn prior to attending the workshop.

Wow Them in Two Minutes

Date: Tue. Jan 27, 11:30 to 1:00 p.m.

Quick! Tell an employer why they should choose you over 50 other candidates in 20 seconds.... Ready set go! This is your elevator pitch and it is essential to have a pitch prepared not just for a Career Fair but for networking which is the #1 way to secure a position. Speaking to an employer in person is rare therefore that first impression at the career fair will be crucial. Participants will learn how to create their pitch, how to articulate their pitch, and will have time to practice with employers to best prepare for the career fair.


 Goin' Crazy: Managing the Job Search Cycle

Date: Wed. Jan 28, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Conducting a job search can be overwhelming, frustrating, exciting, depressing and downright stressful. There are good days, bad days and days you don't know what will happen next. Come enjoy a session focusing on how to reinvigorate yourself, build confidence and have successful strategies for managing the job search cycle.

Resume Review Drop-In

Date: Thu. Jan 29, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

***Location: Student Services Center (SSC) 3258

This session is designed for individuals with a current resume looking for some tips for finalizing and polishing up their document. This session offers quick 10 minute review meetings with a Career Specialist which are on a first come first serve basis. Attendees are required to bring a hard copy of their resume to this session. Resumes will not be printed by the Career Services Center nor will electronic documents be reviewed during this time. For individuals needing assistance developing and reorganizing their resume, please contact the Career Services Center to schedule an appointment outside of the Resume Drop-In session.


Contact Information

Career Services
Student Services Center (SSC) Room 3258, (630) 942-2230

Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.