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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.

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
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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.

ASDA’s National Predental Week

The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) is holding its third annual National Pre-dental Week on Feb. 21-27, 2016.

During this time, ASDA will promote resources and events for pre-dental students, including two free webinars about scholarship and loan repayment and hot topics in dentistry. Pre-dental students that join ASDA during that week will be eligible for prizes. The pre-dental club that recruits the most pre-dental members from February 21-27 will earn a “virtual visit” from ASDA, which includes a personalized webinar with ASDA leaders, lunch provided by ASDA and raffle prizes for their members. Many ASDA chapters will hold their own events as well.

ASDA is the premier resource for students interested in a career in dentistry. There is an ASDA chapter at each of the 65 U.S. dental schools and more than 90 percent of all U.S. dental students are members. ASDA also supports a rapidly growing community of more than 2,300 pre-dental student members.

In addition to resources like the “Getting into Dental School” handbook, DAT preparation resources, pre-dental checklists and application timelines, ASDA offers leadership training and other tools to assist students during their journey to becoming a dentist.

LAS Success Workshops this week

LAS Success Workshops for the week of February 1st:

CAREER DEVELOPMENT: How to Sell Your LAS Degree at the Business Career Fair and Engineering Career Fair (Monday, February 1: 4-5 p.m., 1002 Lincoln Hall)

Did you know that the Business Career Fair (February 3 & 4 at ARC) and the Engineering Career Fair (February 9 & 10 at the Illini Union) are open to students in the College of LAS? Did you know these career fairs are promoting internships for underclassmen as well as jobs for graduating seniors? This workshop will help LAS students better understand how they can prepare to get the most out of the Business Career Fair and the Engineering Career Fair. LAS students looking for an internship, full time job, or just wanting to better understand how a fair can be used as a career exploration tool are invited to attend. (Melissa Schoeplein, LAS Career Development Specialist and Eden Haycraft, Career Center)

Physics: So You’d Like to Pass Your First Physics Exam… (Thursday, February 4: 3-3:50 p.m.,1065 Lincoln Hall)

This presentation will introduce you to ideas and best practices to help you prepare for your upcoming physics exam.  The primary questions asked and answered will include: Why study physics? How should you manage your time? What tools are available during the exam? How do exam questions differ from other problems we work in our physics courses? This session is ideal for students taking their first Physics courses at the university or for those who are taking PHYS 102 this semester after having difficulties in PHYS 10. (Elaine Schulte)

CAREER SUCCESS: Resumes and LinkedIN for Scientists (Thursday, February 4: 5:30-6:30 p.m., 165 Noyes)

Science majors and minors in the College of LAS are invited to attend a workshop about how to best highlight on your resume and LinkedIn profile your research experience, relevant coursework, technical skills, publications, and skills desired by employers so you’re ready for the spring semester career fairs. Pizza will be provided. RSVP required by noon on 2/4 via i-Link Events or scheduling@scs.illinois.edu (Patricia Simpson, Director of Academic Advising & Career Services – School of Chemical Sciences and Melissa Schoeplein, LAS Career Development Specialist)

You can find all spring workshops here: http://publish.illinois.edu/lassuccessworkshops/

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With over 15,000 job & internship postings from 4,000+ companies, there are opportunities for ALL ILLINOIS STUDENTS on I-Link. Tens of thousands of jobs and internships are posted annually on I-Link, Illinois’ campus-wide recruiting platform. Employers post their opportunities and many who recruit on campus schedule interviews and information sessions in I-Link. Students and recent alumni can search for internships, employment opportunities, as well as sign-up for interviews, and view a full calendar of career programs and events.

Login today at www.careercenter.illinois.edu/ilink

Use I-Link to:

  • Search for job and internship postings
  • View list of companies at career fairs
  • Schedule on-campus interviews
  • Upload your resume
  • Conduct a video mock interview

 

Tap In Leadership Academy is Now Hiring!

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Champaign-based, academic enrichment organization, Tap In Leadership Academy is expanding its after school and summer enrichment program and is actively hiring staff to fill part- and full-time positions. Tap In is looking for dedicated staff members, committed to promoting the development of its many sites and scholars, ranging from elementary to high school-aged. Training for all positions will begin immediately.

Under the direction of the Site Coordinator, the Site Leader will provide leadership, supervision, assistance, and tutoring to scholars in one of Tap In’s 21st Century Community Learning Center program sites. The Site Leader will lead engaging academic, leadership enrichment, and college preparation activities with registered scholars at their assigned site. Site Leaders will provide opportunities for scholars to develop & strengthen academic and social skills in groups and individually. Successful candidates will be skilled in core academic subjects and can creatively implement bot academic and social programs.