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Business Career Fair

Did you know that this week’s Business Career Fair is open to all University of Illinois students? Did you know that almost half of the companies attending (95 out of 216) are here to recruit ALL MAJORS (not just Business) for internships and full time employment?

 Visit the Business Career Fair this Wednesday, 9/16 and Thursday, 9/17 from 2 – 7 pm at the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC)

Sign up to attend on iLink

 To Prepare:

· Attend theHow to Sell your LAS Degree at the Business Career Fairworkshop on Monday, September 14th from 3-3:50 pm in 1002 Lincoln Hall

·Attend theCareer Fair Prep: Maximize Your Experienceworkshop on Monday, September 14th from 5-6 pm (sign up required)

· Drop-In resume review:

The Career Center: Monday-Friday 2-4:30 p.m.

Undergraduate Library : Mondays 7-9 p.m., Wednesdays 7-9 p.m., Sundays 4-9 p.m.

Ikenberry Commons – Room 1010A: Tuesdays 7-9 p.m.

Tutors for TRIO Upward Bound College Prep Academy

The TRIO Upward Bound College Prep Academy is seeking tutors and accepting applications for their 2015-2016 Academic Year Component.

THE CHALLENGE AND OPPORTUNITY: Individuals with a reputation for being successful with helping students improve academic performance (e.g., grades, overall GPA, test scores) are being sought to provided tutoring and academic coaching/mentoring to diverse students ranging from 9th grade to 12th grade. A large number of the students come from underserved, under-resourced, and under-prepared backgrounds and are often potential firs-generation college-students. Selected individuals must have a deep commitment to working with these populations.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The TRIO Upward Bound College Prep Academy is an intense pre-college f]program that assists youth from the Champaign, Urbana, and Rantoul, IL areas. The program is designed to identify students interested in attending college and to equip them with the skills necessary to succeed in college.

ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES NEEDED: Math (Algebra I, Algebra II w/Trigonometry. Geometry, and Calculus); Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Anatomy); Foreign Language (Spanish); and English (Grammar, Composition, and Reading Comprehension).


September 2, 2015 – May 15, 2016

DUTIES: Tutors are expected to participate in training activities; keep abreast of strategies, policies, and procedures related to effective tutoring; provide individual and/or group tutoring/instruction; report attendance such as “no shows”; provide encouragement to students to enhance self-esteem; complete service-delivery reports after sessions; complete accurate time sheets; exercise good judgement and professionalism when interacting with students; and other duties as assigned.


  • Must be a college student, a graduate student, current or retired teacher, or experienced professional.
  • Students must have earned a “B” or higher in the tutoring subject — evidence required.  All students must be in good academic standing.
  • Current or retired teachers or experienced professionals must provide evidence of competency in tutoring subject (e.g., transcript, copy of diploma in discipline, reference letters, certifications, citations).
  • Preference given to individuals with experience working with economically challenged/first generation college bound students and/or previous tutoring experience.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

TIME COMMITMENT: Must be available to work Mondays and Wednesdays during 4:00pm-8:00pm. Hours subject to change depending on operational and students’ needs.

 SALARY: $10 per hour minimum. Eligible campus employees may be considered for work in excess compensation.

 BACKGROUND CHECKS: Chosen candidates are required to pass an extensive background check prior to starting the position. New background checks may be required for individuals employed previously by Upward Bound and/or who work in other areas of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign or off campus.

 TO APPLY: Please complete your application online at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/6620108 and upload the following supporting documents online along with your application:

 1) Cover Letter (addressing qualifications, experiences and how you comply with requirements) 

2) Resume

3) Philosophy of Education (addressing your perception of teaching, learning, your teaching goals, your goals for students and/or your personal goals as an educator)

4) Unofficial copy of academic transcript with evidence of highest degree

5) Contact information for four references (including: name, job title, phone number, and e-mail address)

 *Previous Upward Bound employees should submit the following: an application, cover letter, and an updated resume.

 APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed and interviews may be conducted immediately and will continue until suitable candidates are identified.

 PROGRAM WEBSITE: http://www.omsa.illinois.edu/collegeprep/upwardbound.html

 STUDENT AFFAIRS DIVERSITY STATEMENT: http://www.omsa.illinois.edu/DOCS/Diversity_SA.pdf

 Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).


EntreCORPS Start-Up Consulting Organization


EntreCORPS is a student run consulting organization at the University of Illinois. They focus on providing business strategy and design-thinking advice to entrepreneurial start-ups. They are recruiting this fall several motivated individuals to be a part of their growing team of successful undergraduate and graduate students from diverse academic backgrounds as consultants. You can find the application here: https://entrecorps.illinois.edu/studentclass/

The application is due on Sunday, August 30th by 11:59pm. After submitting an application, students will be invited back to continue additional recruitment rounds. If you have any questions, send an email to entrecorps@gmail.com. You might also attend their informational sessions on Thursday, August 27th at 7:00pm and Saturday, August 29th at 3:00pm. Locations will be placed on the EntreCORPS website along with additional recruitment information.






Eli Lilly China Information Session and Job Opportunity


Eli Lilly China has posted 4 full time entry level positions that Chinese MCB students can apply for.

Basic requirements:

  • Bachelor/Master in Microbiology or related life science
  • Thoroughly understand Microbiological concepts.
  • In-depth understanding of the mechanisms of pathogenic microorganisms causing diseases.
  • Basic understanding of aseptic processes and aseptic performance.
  • Ability to identify problems and solve them through team efforts.


  • Enter data, analyze data, trending data for EM evaluation report (EMER) and batch release.
  • Identify problems or potential problems via data analysis and data trending.
  • Generating deviation reports
  • Communicating with other departments to investigate deviations and create corrective/preventive actions (CAPA)
  • Generating user friendly Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Work Instructions (WIs)
  • Managing and training EM samplers for routine activities

A recruiter from Eli Lilly China will be providing an information session on Thursday September 17th from 6:30-9:00pm at Gregory Hall 223.  The information session is open to undergraduate and master’s degree students in the areas of biology, microbiology, chemistry, pharmacy, food nutrition, and statistics. They will also be hosting a meet and great that same day (Sept. 17) from 1:00-4:00pm at the TCC Interview Suite. This would be a good time for interested students to talk to recruiters about Eli Lilly China one on one.

On September 18th, Eli Lilly China will be conducting on-campus interviews at Noyes Laboratory. For more information contact Un Yeong Park (park351@illinois.edu)

Volunteering Opportunity at Avicenna Community Health Center

downloadAvicenna Community Health Center (www.avicennahealth.org) is a free health clinic that provides absolutely free medical care for uninsured and underinsured residents of Champaign county. The clinic provides acute care as well as management of chronic medical conditions, with a focus on preventative medicine.

The Avicenna Grants Team recently secured the CVS Coordinated Care Grant for Avicenna and they are gearing up for another big push to gain more funding for their free clinic. To do this, they need your help!

 Experience with the grants team will:

·  Provide you experience with how to organize, write, and polish professional grants

·  Familiarize you with leaders of the clinical community in Champaign County and the Midwest

·  Acquaint you with the challenges and mechanics of operating a free clinic

·  Provide you an opportunity to directly expand medical services to the members of our community most in need

·  Offer you a quality volunteer opportunity that can be completed on your own time, in your own home, while still directly benefiting your community in a tangible, measurable way

The Grants Team’s responsibilities include:

·  Searching online for grant opportunities and adding relevant grants to grants team’s database

·  Contributing to grant-writing, including proposals, budgets, and supplemental information

·  Meeting once a month to update the team and plan future projects

They are seeking volunteers who are interested in learning more about the clinic, as a knowledge of the clinic is critical to contributing to the team. They will set up clinic tours and informative sessions in order to acquaint you with Avicenna.

Additional skills that are beneficial, but not required include:

·  Experience with grant-writing, whether clinical or research-oriented

·  Interest in learning more about free clinic operations

·  Experience with budgeting

·  Continued involvement for more than one year

·  A willingness to respond to emails in a timely and professional manner is required. Most of their communications will take place via email, so you must be willing and able to communicate clearly via email as to what tasks you are willing to take on, updates on your work, and project deadlines.

If you are interested in joining the grants team or for more information, please contact Alex Brooks at alexkbrooks815@gmail.com.

Opportunity for an Undergraduate Research Position

The Blanke Laboratory is seeking a talented undergraduate to conduct research. This position is time demanding with high expectations, and is best suited for an undergraduate interested in pursing graduate school (either a masters or PhD), preferentially in microbiology or cell biology. It is also ideal for a student planning to graduate in the spring of 2017. However, students pursing other careers or are graduating later than 2017 are certainly welcome to apply and will be considered.
The research project a student will investigate in this position is the molecular pathogenesis of infectious disease. Specifically, the mechanisms that a bacterial toxin from the human gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori uses to target the mitochondria, and the host cell response to toxin mediated mitochondrial damage. The experience will provide students with the skills necessary to plan and perform experiments, collect and interpret data, and present results to others. Laboratory skills that the student will potentially practice (depending on the exact nature of the project) include standard molecular biology techniques, bacterial culturing, protein purification, biochemical analytical procedures, animal work/histological analyses, microscopy, and working in cell culture based systems. Depending on the exact direction of the project, a student may choose to pursue other methodologies as well.
If interested, please contact Robin Holland (rhollan2@illinois.edu) for questions or to schedule an interview by Friday, August 28th. The position will begin as early as possible in the fall semester to allow for registration for MCB 290 before the registration deadline.

Temple University Online Post-Baccalaureate in Health Informatics

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Temple University’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Informatics is now completely online! The program is an Applied Informatics certificate designed to teach the skills needed to advance in a career with electronic health record systems. The curriculum expands student’s understanding of HIPAA privacy and security, Health Information Exchanges and HI standards, and EHRs and Management of Information Technology. It is 12 credits total (4 classes) and designed to accommodate working. You can find more information here.

Visit cph.temple.edu for details




The Career Center offers the following services during the summer:

  • In-Person/Phone Career Health Advising Appointments: The Career Center Health Advisors are available for career counseling appointments MondayFridayfrom 9am-4:00pm. Appointments can be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance and are available for face-to-face sessions or for phone counseling sessions by calling The Career Center at217-333-0820.
  • Health Drop-Ins: Health drop-in hours will continue to be Tuesdays and Fridays from 1:00-3:00pm. Students are encouraged to visit with a health advisor for any quick pre-health related questions by coming into the office or via phone. Anyone who needs to spend an extended time addressing a question should consider scheduling a pre-health appointment with a health advisor.
  • Personal Statement Reviews: The website link to submit personal statements for review is down. However, you can still submit your essay via email. Include your UIN and which health profession you are pursuing in the body of your email along with your essay attachment (.doc).The Career Center is experiencing a high volume of personal statements at this time.  Please allow 3-5 business days for the return of your essay after submission.

Please note, the following guidelines will be used when reviewing personal statements at The Career Center.

    • Personal statements must be in final draft format in order to be reviewed. Personal statements will only be reviewed once per term.
    • The average turnaround time is 3 business days. However, during peak periods of the application cycle, it may take longer to provide feedback.
    • The Career Center will not edit statements but will provide comments on overall content and ways to strengthen the statement.
  • Resource Center: The Career Center Resource Center will remain open from 8:30am-5:00pm MondayFriday and is open to everyone. The resource center has a variety of books, handouts, and magazines that are available to all students looking for information on internships, graduate school, resumes, jobs, and much more.

Visit The Career Center this summer so you can get assistance and continue your progress toward reaching your goals.


Reproductive Genetic Innovations (RGI) in Northbrook, IL seeks to hire one full time genetic counseling assistant. Genetic counseling assistants will work closely with RGI genetic counselors to help coordinate various aspects of the Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) testing process. To learn more about PGD and RGI, please visit our website at www.rgipgd.com.

We are located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago with a train station in walking distance for travel to/from the city and is also accessible by highway for an easy commute.

Start date: ASAP

Responsibilities of the position include: 
*Performing PGD intakes and obtaining genetic histories and reports
*Scheduling PGD consultations
*Responding to phone and email inquiries from prospective patients and healthcare professionals
*Performing pregnancy, delivery and embryo transfer follow-ups
*Updating patient charts and databases
*Coordinating dry runs with new IVF centers
*Writing insurance letters
*Representing RGI at various educational and professional conferences
*Creating and editing content for patient education and marketing materials, and website

*Bachelor’s degree (science background preferred)
*Knowledge of basic genetic concepts and terminology
*Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook)
*Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
*Excellent oral and written communication skills, customer relations and ability to effectively communicate with patients and healthcare professionals
*Self-motivation and ability to work both independently and in a team environment
*Skilled in prioritization, multitasking, and critical thinking/problem solving
*Curiosity, creativity, enthusiasm, and the ability to learn quickly
*Previous experience working in a healthcare or laboratory setting strongly preferred

How to Apply:
Please send a résumé and cover letter to Krissy athr@rgipgd.com.

SUNY Downstate College of Medicine Information Session


For college juniors, seniors and college graduates interested in Medical School, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine will be holding an Information Session Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.  The session will include:

  • Curriculum overview
  • Admissions information
  • Meet current students
  • Tour of campus

You can RSVP here.