The Office of Career Services hosts a Career Fair in April each year. This is an excellent opportunity for job seekers to meet employers from the southern suburbs, the metropolitan Chicago area and border areas of Indiana in order to explore job opportunities and to discuss career interests and plans.

Career Fairs also offer the job seeker an opportunity to evaluate potential employers or discover employers they may not have previously considered. Our Career Fairs are open to currently enrolled students, alumni and community members, as well as students from other colleges and universities seeking employment. Admission is free. The only requirements for applicants is that they bring plenty of resumes and dress professionally.

  • On-Campus

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    On-Campus Upcoming Career Fairs and Special Events

     

    FALL 2021 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

    Thursday, October 21st, 2-3 pm
    Presenter: Dartina Dunlap 
    Topic: Introverts/Extroverts in the Workplace
    Virtual 

    https://govst.webex.com/govst/j.php?MTID=m3b678b1a153556eabc3ce6d0af5e0128 

    Do you tend to gravitate towards the center of the room at parties, or do you find yourself inching towards the periphery? Are you the first to raise your hand or do you prefer to quietly ruminate before you speak? Your answers to these questions could reveal whether you are more of an extrovert or an introvert. Join us in this workshop to learn whether you are more of an introvert or extrovert, strengths of each personality type and strategies to work effectively amongst each other. 

     

    Thursday, October 28th, 2-2:30 pm
    Presenter: Dartina Dunlap
    Topic: Elevator Pitch 

    Virtual 
     https://govst.webex.com/govst/j.php?MTID=ma98e874fad7b245d6e8d9c514f80df2c 

    How to be prepared to explain who you are in a few easy steps. Having an elevator pitch will be the catalyst to creating networking opportunities and introducing you to the world.

     

    NOVEMBER

    Thursday, November 4th, 2-3 pm
    Presenter: Dartina Dunlap
    Topic: Resumes & Cover Letters
    Engbretson Hall

    Highlighting your skills and experience to an employer's needs is the key to developing effective resumes and cover letters. Join us virtually to learn strategies to market your unique skill set and apply your learning by working on improving components of your own resume and cover letter. 

     

    Thursday, November 12th, 2-2:30 pm
    Presenter: Dartina Dunlap
    Topic:  I am Graduating Now What? 
    https://govst.webex.com/govst/j.php?MTID=mc6bcaf32ace22dd6dffb86fc49689850

    Now that your graduating it is essential that you are completing a few more task to enhance your experience as a new graduate. While they are simple task they are important tasks.

     

    Thursday, November 18th, 2-3 pm
    Presenter: Dartina Dunlap
    Topic: Choosing a Career that Fits Your Values
    https://govst.webex.com/govst/j.php?MTID=m6c1e4eaca91b17aa8d048f992632b70f

    This is an interactive workshop where students find fun ways to tie their experiences into their future career goals. Students can expect to examine the role that their personal values play into their life & career decisions.  

     

     

  • Off-Campus

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    Off-Campus Upcoming Career Fairs and Special Events

     

    HACU 35th Annual Conference on October 25-27, 2021
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      Chicago Southland Hiring Event on November 4, 2021  

     

    GCRC Government Career Week Workshops - via ZOOM 

     

    Topic                    F.B.I. Federal Bureau of Investigation Information Session

    Description         Learn about opportunities with the agency and how to prepare for the government fair on November 5h.

    Time                     Nov 1, 2021 01:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

    https://uic.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ofu6trD8qGdzqlfKsW82NODbhQIFk5x_y

     

    Topic                    Secrets to Writing a Federal Resume (GCRC 2021)

    Description         Have you ever gone to USAJobs and felt overwhelmed when an agency asks you to use the Resume Builder? Do you know what KSAs are? Would you like to have a better sense of what OPM (aka federal HR) expects your resume to look like? Then join us for this annual workshop led by Certified Federal Career Coach, Marie Koko of the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and leave feeling more confident in your ability to get that federal job or internship!

    Time                     Nov 2, 2021 01:00 PM in Central Time

    https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvfuCppzIpEtTRvdQdpFAR_QgGa3lyxmaD

     

    Topic                    US Department of State Information Session

    Description         Prepare for the Government Fair on November 5th by learning about the range of student and career opportunities available with the U.S. Department of State! All majors are welcome, including STEM students interested in State Department tech careers.

    Time                     Nov 3, 2021 01:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

    https://uic.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUscO6uqjojGdIUli3sB4zGrySt35HE815p

     

    Topic                    Navigating USAJobs

    Description         Join Certified Federal Career Coach, Marie Koko of the La Follette School of Public Affairs to learn the tips and tricks of navigating USAJobs to find the federal jobs and internships YOU are looking for.

    Time                     Nov 4, 2021 01:00 PM in Central Time

    https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYufuCoqzovHdDI3RAwBoMS-iNRZ2qCJ21s

       

    GCRC Government Job Fair - Via Handshake on November 5, 2021

    ·        1:00pm - 4:00pm (Virtual career fair through the Handshake platform)    

    IMPT: Because space will be limited and session times with employers will fill up quickly, students must:

             1. register in advance for the career fair on Handshake 

             2. sign up for individual or group sessions with the the employer sessions in advance 

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
     

     

      Orland Township Fall Job Fair on November 11, 2021    

     

     

     

     

  • Contact Information

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    Office of Career Services: 708.235.3974