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.

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

Google Values Soft Skills

“The seven top characteristics of success at Google are all soft skills: being a good coach; communicating and listening well; possessing insights into others (including others different values and points of view); having empathy toward and being supportive of one’s colleagues; being a good critical thinker and problem solver; and being able to make connections across complex ideas.”

Sounds a lot like the skill set you develop in Psychology and LAS.

(STEM expertise is #8, and you get that with our major, as well!)

Read the article in today’s Washington Post.


Business Consulting Opportunity

Illinois Business Consulting‘s Strategic Operations Team is looking for consultants both within and outside of IBC to join our team for the upcoming Spring 2018 semester.

The Strategic Operations Team is the internal arm of IBC that manages the marketing, human resources, and professional events for our 250 person organization. Within this specialized and diverse team, you will be challenged to take ownership of several initiatives that enhance the organization while making a long-lasting impact.

If interested, please see this description and apply at this link by Thursday, December 7th at 11:59 PM.

If extended an interview, they will be held on Monday, December 11th after 5:00 PM and Tuesday, December 12th after 7:00 PM

EMT Training

Illini EMS (Illinois Fire Service Institute) – EMT Training

Spring 2018 EMT course applications available!

IEMS has developed an academically and physically challenging EMT course that stresses academic and clinical abilities, interpersonal skills, critical thinking processes, decision-making abilities and the capacity for quick and appropriate judgment. Our course will teach lifesaving skills and challenge students to shift from passive bystanders to active healthcare professionals.

Due 12/14/17 @ 5 PM.

Elizabeth Woodburn.

Illini Emergency Medical Services – Illinois Fire Service Institute