Category Archives: Career Services

Handshake @ Illinois is here!

Looking for a Job, Internship, Experience?

Handshake @ Illinois is your new career services platform to access postings for jobs and internships, on-campus interviews, workshops, and much more. Handshake is used at over 400 schools nationwide and by 230,000 employers around the globe, exposing you to more employers and job postings than ever before. There are many health-related jobs, internships, research positions, and volunteer opportunities available! Check it out!

Handshake @ Illinois provides personalized job recommendations and career information, based on your profile and site usage, similar to Amazon and LinkedIn. Given this, it is very important to have a complete and accurate profile to maximize your search results. During initial registration you will fill out a Career Interest profile to better identify relevant events and opportunities to your interests. The more information you provide Handshake, the more useful it will be to you. We have already preloaded some of your basic profile information.

Claim your Handshake @ Illinois account today! Log in and complete your profile at go.illinois.edu/handshake.

Columbia University’s Institute of Human Nutrition one-year MS degree

Are you looking for a gap or glide year for Fall 2017?

Columbia University’s Institute of Human Nutrition one-year MS degree in Nutrition Science combines a rigorous curriculum, a thesis research project and professional and leadership development.

Students can click here to APPLY NOW.

NEW COMPONENTS!

SHADOWING and MOCK INTERVIEWING opportunities include a workshop on personal statements and resumes and a medical school interview information session.

NARRATIVE MEDICINE INTERPROFESSIONAL SEMINAR series integrates students and faculty from across the Columbia University Medical Center.

THE ONE-YEAR PROGRAM OFFERS:

A RIGOROUS CURRICULUM, including the biochemistry and physiology of macro and micronutrients, nutrition through the lifecycle, clinical and public health nutrition.

AN INTENSIVE RESEARCH PROJECT that can be completed in basic science, clinical nutrition or public health nutrition, with a mentor chosen from more than 100 experts in their fields.

ACCESSIBLE FACULTY and small advisory groups that ensure that students are supported throughout the program.

NEW YORK CITY provides a learning lab for community projects on food security, the built environment, and sustainable food systems.

CAREER PLANNING with a dedicated career services officer to assist students who are applying to jobs or to health professional programs.

Students can view a video of their information session, given by MS Program Director Sharon Akabas, PhD, by Clicking Here.

 

Contact In formation:

Education Coordinator, Kendall Singleton, MPA atkas2244@cumc.columbia.edu, or MS Program Director Sharon R. Akabas, PhD at sa109@cumc.columbia.edu.

Loyola University Chicago Careers in Science Fair

The Loyola University Chicago’s annual Careers in Science Fair will be Wednesday, October 19, 2016. The fair will take place on the Lake Shore Campus in the Damen Student Center, from 3:00-5:00PM.

The purpose of this information fair is to educate students about the extensive career fields and opportunities that exist in the various science and technology disciplines. It offers you a chance to learn about options they you might not have previously considered, while meeting Loyola students in an informal setting.

To register, please visit: LUC.edu/careerfairs

The registration deadline is Wednesday, October 12

If you have any questions, please contact Marty at 773-508-2895 or mgahbauer@luc.edu.

Opportunity for Undergraduate Students to Edit Student Journal

Peer Review: the Undergraduate Research Journal of the Ethnography of the University Initiative is looking for two undergraduate interns to join its team of student Managing Editors (MEs). Ideally, candidates will have research or writing experience. MEs work with and are mentored by the graduate student Senior Editor, as well as Peer Review’s Advisory Board. MEs will facilitate all stages of the publication process, including: advertising and soliciting submissions; selecting pieces to publish; requesting content and format edits from authors; work one-on-one with authors in the editing process; and copy-edit/format the annual issue for publication. You can see previous editions of Peer Review here.

Generally, MEs work an average of 5 hours per week. While this is an unpaid internship, this position may qualify as internship hours toward undergraduate programs (James Scholars, for instance), undergraduate research certificate (through Office of Undergraduate Research), etc. They provide documentation of support upon request.

Interested candidates should provide a cover letter outlining their interest, a current resume, a writing sample showcasing their own work (Max 1000 words) and a reference from a faculty mentor or program administrator (McNair, James Scholars, etc.). All applications should be submitted electronically (as one document if possible) by completing Peer Review’s electronic application form, or by email to eui-peerreview@illinois.edu, with “Undergraduate Editor” in the subject line. Deadline is October 14th, 2016.

Any questions should be addressed to Karen Rodriguez’G, Program Director for EUI, at eui-info@illinois.edu.  For more general information on EUI and its mission, please see our website: www.eui.illinois.edu.  

Free Webinars for Predental students!

So You Think You Know Dentistry?

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
7:00–8:30 p.m. CDT

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Everyone has their preconceived notions about what dentistry is. General dentists drill and fill, endodontists work under high magnification and “tinker” all day, orthodontists straighten teeth and OMFS operate. Well, similar to other professions, dentistry is constantly adapting, developing and advancing. This webinar will discuss some of the ways dentistry is evolving in scope with the help of technology to provide better oral health care to patients. This promises to be a very informative session and one that will enlighten attendees on trending and niche aspects of dentistry just in time for interview season. The session will also include a 30-minute Q&A session with the panelists.

 The Do’s and Don’ts of the Dental School Interview

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016
7:00–8:30 p.m. CDT

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The interview. It’s the last step in achieving your dental school dream. Now that you’ve put in the hard work studying for the DAT and submitting your application, let ASDA help. Panelists will discuss several strategies for success including:

  • How to properly prepare
  • Dressing for success
  • Best practices for common interview styles
  • Potential questions

The session will also include a 30-minute Q&A session with the panelists.

The Path to Becoming a U.S.-Trained Dentist

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016
8:00–9:30 p.m. CDT

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The webinar will focus on tips for a successful application to dental school and career choices for international dentists who want to practice in the United States. The presenters will:

  • Explain the differences between AS-IDP and a residency program
  • Share how to improve your application in order to gain acceptance into dental school
  • Explore options on progressing your career after graduating from dental school
  • Participate in a 30-minute Q&A with attendees

 

Fall 2016 Nursing Events

The UIC College of Nursing in Urbana has officially scheduled information sessions, application sessions and open house events for this fall. 

BSN Information Sessions:  All prospective students are encouraged to attend a BSN Information Session.  Students are able to schedule a 1-on-1 appointment with the admissions counselor only after attending an information session.  Advisors, faculty, staff and all those interested are always welcome to attend.   Please call 217-333-2507 to RSVP and for the location. 

·         Friday, August 26 at 3:30pm

·         Wednesday, August 31 at 4:00pm

·         Tuesday, September 13 at 4:00pm

·         Friday, September 30 at 4:00pm

·         Friday, October 14 at 3:30pm

·         Thursday, October 27 at 4:00pm

·         Friday, October 28 at 4:00pm

 

BSN How to Apply Sessions: For prospective students who are applying to the BSN program this year.  The admissions counselor will talk through the admissions process, the application and provide additional insight for applicants.  Please call 217-333-2507 to RSVP and for the location.

·         Tuesday, September 13 at 5:00pm

·         Friday, September 30 at 5:00pm

·         Wednesday, October 12 at 4:00pm

·         Monday, October 24 at 4:00pm

 

GEMS Information Sessions:  New in Urbana in the fall of 2015, the Graduate Entry Masters of Science program is specifically for individuals with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree who wish to pursue a nursing career.  This pre-licensure nursing program is sometimes a better fit for juniors and seniors who are closer to completing their bachelors degree than being able to apply to the BSN program.  Please call 217-333-2507 to RSVP and for the location.

·         Wednesday, September 14 at 4:00pm

·         Thursday, September 29 at 4:00pm

·         Friday, October 14 at 4:00pm

·         Tuesday, October 25 at 4:00pm

 

Open House Events:  No need to RSVP.  Please join us at the UIC College of Nursing at 625 S Wright Street.

Saturday, September 24, BSN Open House, 11am-3pm                          

Tuesday, October 18, GEMS Open House, 5-7pm                                   

Upcoming Health Professions Events!

Health Professions Information Sessions

Make this session a priority if you’re planning a career in any of the health professions (medicine, physician assistant, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, optometry, vet med, nursing, speech-language pathology, etc.) Wondering which classes to take, what clubs to join, and which resources on campus will help you reach your career goal? We will cover the basics to get you started on your journey. Sessions are repeated, choose one to attend.

 August 25, 3-4pm

The Career Center Interview Suite Room 213 (second floor)

616 E. Green St, Champaign

 

August 31st, 3-4pm

The Career Center Interview Suite Room 213 (second floor)

616 E. Green St, Champaign

 

September 15*, 3-4p

*UIC College of Nursing representative will join us!

The Career Center Interview Suite Room 213 (second floor)

616 E. Green St, Champaign

 

September 28, 3-4pm

The Career Center Interview Suite Room 213 (second floor)

616 E. Green St, Champaign

 

 Health Related RSO Fair

September 8, 5-7pm

The Career Center, 715 S. Wright St, Champaign

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with health-related RSOs and volunteer opportunities in the Champaign-Urbana area!

Sponsored by The Career Center and the Health Professions Living Learning Community

 

Preparing Minority Students for Success in Science PhD Programs

The UIUC SACNAS Chapter will be hosting a seminar on July 8th: “Cal State LA MORE: Preparing Minority Students for Success in Science PhD Programs

Invited speakers: Prof. Linda Tunstad-Gutierrez and Prof. Carlos Gutierrez, California State University at Los Angeles. They are Directors of the Minorities Opportunities in Research Program, a highly successful URM training program nationally recognized as a Bright Spot in Hispanic Education for training URMs in STEM fields.

Seminar (July 8th 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
Location: Noyes Lab, Room 165.
Prof. Carlos Gutierrez
“Cal State LA MORE: Preparing Minority Students for Success in Science PhD Programs”
Prof. Linda Tunstad-Gutierrez
TBA

Lunch with the Speakers (12:00 PM-1:30 PM)
There will be a free lunch at the Native American House (1206 West Nevada Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801) from 12:00 PM until 1:30 PM on July 8th where you can meet Professor Linda Tunstad-Gutierrez and Professor Carlos Gutierrez. All interested students are welcome to join. If you would like to attend please fill out this Google Form by July 6th.

Free Webinars on the Dental Admission Test (DAT)!

Thinking about taking the Dental Admission Test (DAT)? Check out these two seminars hosted by the American Student Dental Association!

Ready, Set, DAT!
July 18, 2016
7–8:30 p.m. CDT
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This free webinar hosted in conjunction with DAT Week will feature a Q&A with panelists and it will provide an overview on preparing for the Dental Admission Test (DAT) with advice on: DAT study materials, resources and their cost, and recommended preparation timeline

DAT Day and Beyond
July 20, 2016
7–8:30 p.m. CDT
Register now
Your scores on the Dental Admission Test (DAT) will be critical in your quest to attend dental school. This free two-part webinar will provide insight on what to expect during the exam and how to manage stress before and during the test in order to optimize your performance. This webinar will also provide guidance on next steps, including what to do with your scores and how to prepare for a re-take, if necessary. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session.

Summer Internship Opportunity at The Career Center

Type of Position:

Summer Internship:    Summer Internship: May 16th – August 5th, 2016

Approximately 20-25 hours weekly from 8-10 am and/or 12 pm – 5 pm, Monday – Friday

 Description:

The Career Center (TCC) is seeking two energetic and customer oriented summer interns for 2016. The Career Center is the primary point of contact for all students regarding professional development. The internship focuses on providing direct contact to thousands of incoming students and parents while working alongside TCC staff in designing and creating best outreach methods for current students. The intern will have the ability to work on both small and large projects as well as receive ongoing personalized, professional development help from TCC staff.

 General Duties:

  • Provide assistance to visitors in The Career Resource Center
  • Assist students by providing one-on-one resume and cover letter critiques
  • Complete various projects as assigned by The Career Center staff

 Specific Duties:

  • Present The Career Centers services and resources to all incoming students and parents during Summer Orientation Resource Fair.
  • Provide assistance to visitors in The Career Center as the primary point of contact during the lunch hour.
  • Interact directly with customers by telephone, email and face to face.
  • Create a new career based “Bulletin Board” for use in the residence halls.
  • Design and develop innovative methods to reach students.
  • Meet regularly with supervising Assistant Director of Academic & Campus Outreach.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the TCC staff.

 Qualifications:

Interns must have outstanding customer service skills. Candidates must be energetic and willing to work with TCC staff, students, parents, and others as necessary. He/she must have strong verbal and written communication skills.  These positions require strong organizational skills and the ability to work in a collaborative environment.  Interns must be able to use Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.  Strong candidates will have experience presenting career based services and resources.

Compensation:

$8.75 hourly

 Application Procedure:

Application deadline is Monday, April 4th, 2016 at 5:00 pm.
Interested candidates will need to submit a resume, cover letter, and a brief 250 word writing sample on “How does this position fit into your personal and professional goals?”

 Emma Andruczyk

            Assistant Director—The Career Center

            715 S. Wright Street, MC-383

            Champaign, IL. 61820

            eandrucz@illinois.edu