I’ve compiled a good deal of alumni interviews over the past couple years and haven’t always been able to fit all the useful information into “Career Connections,” our monthly newsletter. So, before I graduate, I thought I would upload a variety of interviews to the blog here for your reading pleasure. First off, alumni Chris Seps ’07, who is currently attending University of Illinois College of Law and has some great advice for students considering law school:
A lot of times, I’m impressed with myself if I can find a way to simultaneously ride my bike and wave to a friend across campus (it’s harder than it looks!). Unsurprisingly, IWU alum Peter Storms ’95 puts my attempted balancing act to shame. Storms has carved out two careers for himself over the years, one as an IT specialist and one as a musician. I recently interviewed Storms to see how he does it: Continue reading IWU Alumni Profile – Peter Storms’ Balancing Act
Check out the article below for some good advice on how to secure employment in this tight economy. As the article suggests, it’s not as impossible as you might think – at least if you have the right approach.
Follow the link below for some good, common sense advice on professional communications. Although written specifically for a business context, a lot of the tips apply to general communiction skills.
If you’ve got a summer/fall internship or research project lined up – tell us about it! All students turning in complete Internship Report forms by April 20 will be registered to win gift cards to favorite dining spots (Flat Top, Panera, & Noodles). Forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at the Hart Career Center. Winners will be notified on April 21.
Students who have already turned in Learning Contracts for May or Fall are automatically registered to win.
According to the NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) 2010 Internship Survey, employers plan to hire 2.9% more interns during the coming year. While that might not seem like a whole lot, it’s a significant turnaround from the 20% decrease in hiring in 2009.
To read the full article, click here.
To begin searching for internships of your own, be sure to log in to your Titan CareerLink account. Just go to titancareerlink.experience.com. For questions related to the use of Titan CareerLink, call extension 3071 to make an appointment.