Fulbright Workshops

Fulbright Personal Statement Workshop
Friday April 20th, 3:30-5:00 pm
514 Illini Union Bookstore
Hosted by the National and International Scholarships Program and the Writers Workshop

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards approximately 2,000 full scholarships annually to students for a year of study, research or English teaching in any of 140 countries worldwide.  If you are a junior, senior, or recent alumni, and you are looking for an exciting way to spend a year abroad starting in the Fall of 2019, then it’s time to think seriously about submitting an application for a Fulbright Scholarship! The National and International Scholarships Program provides in-depth workshops on each application component to answer questions you have, show you samples of successful applications, and provide helpful suggestions to improve the effectiveness of your writing. On April 20th, we will discuss the key components Fulbright reviewers are looking for in the personal statement. The session is targeted to juniors, seniors, and recent alumni who wish to apply for the Fulbright Priority Deadline of June 25, 2018.

Webinars for those off campus:
Wednesday, April 25
Informational Webinar for Illinois Alumni and Students Abroad
8:30-9:30 am CST
https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/96a0120ef64d43dc9f7b43d6e77ce197

Thursday, April 26
Informational Webinar for Illinois Alumni and Students Abroad
12:00-1:00 pm CST
https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/ed88abfed96540c7a4e96da034f46819

Additional Workshops in April:
Friday, April 27
English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Application Workshop
2:00-3:00 pm, 514 Illini Union Bookstore
The Fulbright ETA application includes a one-page essay on your case for Why the Fulbright program should fund You to Teach English to students in ____________ (insert your host country).  We will discuss how to approach this essay and more during this workshop.

Friday, April 27
Designing a Fulbright Research Proposal Workshop
3:30-5:00 pm, 514 Illini Union Bookstore
If you are interested in applying for a Fulbright research grant, join us for this workshop to learn how to craft this important two-page grant request, how to secure a letter of affiliation, and how to select your reference letter writers.

The US Student Fulbright website is:  https://us.fulbrightonline.org
Facebook UIUC Fulbright Events page is here.

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

National and International Scholarships Info Sessions

The UIUC National and International Scholarships Program office is holding scholarship meetings for freshmen and sophomore students this week on campus.  Our Facebook events page is here.

These short meetings are introductory sessions focused on how to apply for the nationally competitive scholarships listed below and briefly described on the attached handout. The application process for these awards begins next fall, but now is the time to begin thinking about preparing for these scholarships. We are offering this session eleven times to accommodate your schedule. Come learn what you need to know about how to apply.

Truman Scholars (careers in public service), Goldwater Scholars (STEM students interested in Ph.D./careers in research), Beinecke Bros (funds for grad school in the humanities, arts, social sci), Boren Scholarship (funds extended study abroad for those interested in a career in the Fed. Gov’t.), Udall Scholarship (careers in environmental work or Native American tribal affairs), plus info. about the Gilman Scholarship (for study abroad) and the Critical Language Scholarship (8-week summer language study program).

More info at:  http://www.topscholars.illinois.edu/administered-scholarships

Monday, April 2:   3:30-4:00pm and 4:00-4:30pm. 514 IUB*
Tuesday, April 3:   4:00-4:30pm and 4:30-5:00pm. 514 IUB*
Thursday, April 5: 12:00-12:30pm, 1:30-2:00pm, and 3:00-3:30pm. 514 IUB*
Friday, April 6:       1:30-2:00pm, 2:00-2:30pm, 3:00-3:30pm, and 4:00-4:30pm. 514 IUB*

 

* Rm 514 is located in the Illini Union Bookstore (IUB) on the 5th floor.
Enter by the doors on the NE side of the building (not the front doors).

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