Mark Your Calendars – Week of November 14

Mark Your Calendars – Week of November 14

The Career Center’s 2016 Winter Break Job Shadow Program Information Sessions Are This Week!

The Career Center’s Winter Break Job Shadow Program will help you engage with alumni, professionals, or companies of interest to help you develop your professional network and explore various career opportunities. This program is ONE DAY commitment during Winter Break. In order to participate you MUST attend one of the information sessions:

Monday November 14 from 4- 5PM in Lincoln Hall Room 1027, Tuesday November 15 from 6- 7PM in the Career Center Interview Suite, Room 213 (616 E. Green St.), and Wednesday November 16 from 5- 6PM in Lincoln Hall Room 1027.

Scholarship Opportunity! Goldwater Scholarship — Campus Deadline is WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30

The Goldwater is for juniors or exceptional sophomores who are current U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or resident aliens. The Goldwater awards one- or two-year $7,500 awards to students who demonstrate strong evidence of contributing to the technological advances of the U.S. Applicants should be committed to pursuing a Ph.D in the research fields of mathematics, sciences, or engineering. For more information, go to the National & International Scholarships Program website. 


Illinois in Washington Program: Information Session this Tuesday! Great opportunity for Pre-Law Students!

November 15, 2016, 4:00-5:00 PM (refreshments will be served), 1062 Lincoln Hall

Illinois in Washington (IIW) is an academic internship program open to all U of I undergraduates. Participants live and intern in Washington, DC, while taking U of I classes.  IIW offers an exceptional opportunity to gain rewarding work experience while enjoying the political, intellectual, and cultural experiences than only the nation’s capital can offer.  Student internships have included positions with members of Congress, political parties, think tanks, consulting groups, social justice organizations, and government agencies.  Come and join us for an unforgettable semester in one of the most exciting cities in the world.  Our Nov. 15th information session will provide a brief overview of the program.  The application deadline for the summer 2017 term is February 1st.  Application instructions are available at

Tuesday November 15 – The Career Center: Understanding Cultural Differences in the Job Search

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm, The Career Center Interview Suite Room 213

What American employers value in candidates has much to do with attitudes and character traits valued in American culture. This can be difficult for international students to understand and demonstrate. In this workshop, we’ll discuss key cultural differences and ways to show employers you have the traits they are looking for.

Tuesday November 15 – The Career Center: Finding and Applying to Government Jobs

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, The Career Center Conference Room 143

This workshop will give you tips on how to make yourself competitive for federal government opportunities as well as discuss the benefits of working for the government, how to find the right agency fit, and how to best navigate and other government resources.

Wednesday November 16 – Study Abroad Regional Information Session: Spain & Latin America

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, 1060 Lincoln Hall

Learn more about opportunities to study abroad in Spain & Latin America. At the regional information session, you’ll learn about the programs available, the application process, and hear from past participants about their experiences abroad.

Wednesday November 16 – The Writer’s Workshop Presents: Preparing Class Presentations

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, 1024 Lincoln Hall

Are you getting ready for an individual or group presentation and don’t know where to start? Suffering from speaking apprehension? We will review some of the basic strategies for effective speaking and presentation prep, including technology considerations. This workshop will be most useful to undergraduates who are currently writing final papers and/or preparing class presentations

ESL Grammar Workshops – “Prepositions & Phrasal Verbs” Workshop offered twice this week!

Monday November 14 – 6:00-7:50 PM in FLB G8A

Tuesday November 15 – 5:00-6:50 PM in FLB G27

Seats are limited for these events – sign up soon!

Need Help Finishing and Editing a Final Paper This Semester? The Writer’s Workshop can help!

Schedule an appointment online at, call (217) 333-8796, or drop by their Undergraduate Library location!

Here is their Fall 2016 Schedule:

Undergraduate Library Location (UGL Room 251):

Monday-Thursday: 9am – 8pm

Friday: 9am – 4pm

Sunday: 1pm – 5pm

Ikenberry Dining Hall Satellite (SDRP Rooms 1010D & 1010E, Ikenberry Commons):

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Engineering Satellite (Grainger Library, Room 402):

Tuesday: 12pm – 4pm

Wednesday: 9am- 3pm

Thursday: 9am – 4pm

Friday: 1pm – 4pm

Biosciences Satellite (Burrill Hall, Room 101):

Tuesday: 3pm – 2 – 5pm

Wednesday: 3pm – 4pm

Thursday: 2pm – 5pm

Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls Satellite (PAR, Room 106):

Sunday: 1pm – 5pm


Have a great week!