UX Research Summer Internship

Summer Interns in UX Research at Bold Insight will gain experience working next to and learning from some of the most creative and insightful UX researchers in the field. You will do a variety of tasks supporting our skyrocketing UX research business: helping our researchers prepare for the studies, doing data analysis, designing and executing internal studies, and desk research.

You won’t be getting coffee or making copies, we’ll make it worth your while.  You must be a hard worker and not a whiner or complainer.  We work smart, have fun and want people with a positive attitude.

At Bold Insight we conduct research across a wide variety of products, and industries: for instance, luxury vehicle owners, medical device users, robo-advisers, etc. The products and interfaces we work with are varied – that variety keeps us on our toes and always learning!

Qualifications
Currently enrolled in a MA/MS or BA/BS program in behavioral science research. Classroom or lab exposure to behavioral research theory and methods either in an academic setting or in industry is preferable.  Course work in cognitive psychology, human factors, human computer interaction, ethnography or industrial engineering will be beneficial. We also have special opportunities for interns who also can program in SQL, json, and python.  If you’ve got experience in AWS – even better.

Contact
Bob Schumacher, Managing Director (PhD, UIUC ’89)
bob@boldinsight.com

Location
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

Duration
10 Weeks

Students Pushing Innovation Internship Program – SPIN Open House

NCSA’s Students Pushing Innovation (SPIN) internship program will host the SPIN Open House on April 16 from 3-5pm in the NCSA Atrium to promote the Academic Year 2018-19 internship projects. Students will have an opportunity to meet with our SPIN mentors who are NCSA researchers and faculty affiliates and learn more about the projects.

SPIN academic year session:
Program dates: August 27, 2018 -May 1, 2019
Work 5 hours/week for 16 weeks each semester
All NCSA SPIN interns are paid $12.50/hour
Any U of I undergraduate student in good academic standing
No restriction on year of study or major
International students are eligible

Social Services Panel – Friday, April 6

Alumni Panel: Social Services

We’ve invited three former Psychology students to talk about their journey and their current professions.

Join us on Friday, April 6, at 4:00 pm in Room 142 Psychology Building for a panel discussion.

Rebecca DarrWINGS – providing a pathway to independence for people whose lives have been disrupted by domestic violence

Angela MartinCunningham Children’s Home

Susan NelsonIllinois Department of Children and Family Services

Be Your Own Boss – Panel Discussion

Be Your Own Boss
Panel discussion on entrepreneurship and owning your own business

Friday, April 6
12:00 – 1:00 PM
The Career Center Interview Suite, Room 213
616 E. Green St., Champaign


Panelists include:
Carrie Eisenmenger—Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual
Elizabeth Sotiropoulos—Owner of Illini Tutoring
Christy Bruce—Owner of Sports & Entertainment Travel
Daniel Applegate—Founder & Co-Owner of Compass Counseling & Consulting
Mike Raycraft—Owner of 3rd Sunday Market


 

Health Application Prep Month – April 2018

April is Health Application Prep Month!

The Career Center will be hosting two workshops on the Overview of the Health Profession Application Process and one Personal Statement Workshop, presented by the Writers Workshop (see dates/times on image below). On Sunday, April 22, we will be offering an Application Bootcamp. At the Bootcamp, the Health Professions team will go over the details of the application services, how students determine where to apply and the steps to take after they submit their applications.

These programs/workshops are best suited for students who will be applying to any type of health profession program (Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Podiatry, SLP/AuD., Vet Med, Public Health, Nursing, Physician Assistant, etc.) for the 2018-2019 application cycle.

In the month of May, we will also be offering Application Work Groups. Students have the opportunity to sit down with a health profession advisor and ask questions about their application. Please note that this is not a personal statement review session. The work groups will take place at The Career Center Interview Suite (616 E Green St, Rm 213-between McDonalds and Subway, under the Kaplan sign) and be offered on:

May 14 from 3-5 pm
May 17 from 3-5 pm
May 20 from 2-4 pm

Students can utilize the Personal Statement Review Service at: https://www.careercenter.illinois.edu/service/personal-statement-reviews.

Mock Interviews are also available to pre-health students, https://www.careercenter.illinois.edu/service/mock-interviews.

Mental Health Careers Panel – Monday, March 26

We’ve invited three former Psychology students (two undergrads and one grad) to talk about their journey and their current profession.

Join us on Monday, March 26, at 4:00 pm in Room 142 Psychology Building for a panel discussion.

Laura Faynor-Ciha, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Naperville, IL

                (BS Illinois ’83; MS Illinois State ’85; PhD, Illinois Institute of Technology ’95)

Jacquelyn Hines, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, McKinley Health Center, Urbana, IL

                (BS Illinois ’06; MS Indiana ’08; PhD, Counseling Psychology, Illinois ’13)

Beth Rom-Rymer, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Chicago, IL

                (BS Princeton ’73; MA Illinois ’80; PhD Illinois ’86)

 

Women’s Career Institute – Free Event for Students

Women’s Career Institute
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
Register online.

Keynote
Sandee Kastrul is president and co-founder of i.c.stars, an innovative nonprofit leadership and technology training program founded in 1999 to prepare inner-city adults for technology careers and community leadership. Prior to i.c.stars, Sandee’s experience as an educator, diversity trainer, educational consultant and a performing artist drew her creative talents to the forefront. Her accomplishments include designing a comprehensive science and civics interactive program for GED students at Jobs for Youth, implementing a professional development program with Harold Washington College Career Center, developing experiential learning modules for over 70 schools and creating artist in residency programs as well as training artists to work in classrooms for arts organizations.

Where We Are, How We Got Here, and How to Get Here
A multi-generational discussion based panel exploring the career paths of female power players across fields

  • Moderator: Eden Haycraft (Senior Assistant Director for Employer Relations and Career Connections, UIUC Career Center)
  • Humanities Panelist: Kristin Wilcox (Director of Internships and Senior Lecturer of English, Dept. of English, UIUC)
  • Health Care Panelist: Tina Knox (Pre-Med Advisor, School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, UIUC)
  • Political/Public Service Panelist: Sallie Mille(IL State President, American Association of University Women) 

Staying Authentic:  Strategies for Communication and Leadership Skills in the Workplace
Breakout session exploring topics in career development and sustainability

    • “Thriving in Male-Dominated Fields”
      • Facilitated by Dr. Brenda Wilson (Professor, School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, UIUC)
      • Jana Lithgow (Assistant Dean for Advising, Registration, and Student Support, UIUC)
    • “Creating and Managing Your Brand”
      • Jessica Hogue (Director, Media Career Services, UIUC)
      • Jenette Jurczyk (Creative Director, That’s What She Said)

Finding a Job:  Tips, Tricks and Tools
Discover proven strategies to enhance your job search and widen your network

      • Eden Haycraft (Senior Assistant Director for Employer Relations and Career Connections, UIUC Career Center)
      • Kristin Wilcox (Director of Internships and Senior Lecturer of English, Dept. of English, UIUC)

#TimesUp:  Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace
In 2017, media attention was captured by an outpouring of people coming forward about past abuses and harassment in the workplace among other spaces. This panel will explore the current state of discrimination and harassment in the workplace, what options are available to those in the workforce, and how we each contribute to changing a culture that both tolerates, and perpetuates, harm.

  • Claire Sharples Brooks, JD (EEO Investigator, UIUC Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access)
  • Stephanie Fortado (School of Labor and Employment Relations, UIUC)
  • Alejandra Stenger (Merit Director, School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, UIUC)

$tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshop
AAUW’s Start Smart and Work Smart programs are designed to empower women with the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate their salary and benefits packages. By learning strategies and practicing effective language, participants gain valuable skills they can use throughout their lives — well beyond their next negotiation.

  • Amanda Cox (Senior Assistant Director Career Counseling and Outreach, Career Center, UIUC)

Health Training Certification Panel

Allied Health Training Certification

You are invited to attend a panel presentation featuring representatives from various health training certificate programs (EMT, CNA, CPR, Basic Life Skills, First Aid) available right here in our community.

These certificates provide a wonderful opportunity for students to train to work on health teams and boost their health competencies as they prepare for and/or explore various careers in healthcare.

Wednesday, Feb. 7
4:00 – 5:00 PM

The Career Center’s Information Suite
616 E. Green Street (between McDonald’s & Subway), Room 213

*Panel will feature representatives from Parkland College Health Professions, Carle Hospital Education, and Illinois Emergency Medical Services.

*A brief presentation will be followed by panelists sharing information about each program and plenty of question/answer time for attendees

 

First Friday Alumni Panel – Human Resources

How can I use my degree for a career in human resources?
Friday, February 2
4:00 – 5:00 PM
Room 142 Psychology Building

Alumni Panelists:
Eddie Bland, Learning & Development Coordinator, Empire Today

Alicia Canario, Strategic HR Business Leader

Kari Carpenter, Recruiting Operations, TwentyEighty

Lauren Hays, HR Director, Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center

Karen McLaughllin, HR Director, Carle Illinois College of Medicine