Career Prep Day






Students – Registration is required. See below.

What: Engineering Career Prep Workshop

  • Career preparation workshop and networking event to connect engineering students with Engineers and Human Resources professionals! Don’t miss out on your opportunity to meet experts in your field.
  • Students participate in 8-10 small group career topical discussions facilitated by engineers and career professionals

Who: Open to undergraduate engineering students

When: Friday,February 26, 2016

Where: Student Center East – Illinois Room


  • 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Workshop
  • 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Networking (This session is optional. Students may bring a resume to give to one of the volunteer mentors for networking purposes)

What you can expect: Speed networking small group discussions to explore some of the following employment topics:

  • The Elevator Pitch
  • How to Prepare for Interviews – What turns employers on and off?
  • Social Media – What should students avoid, what sites do employers review
  • LinkedIn – How do employers use LinkedIn, what do students need to have on a profile?
  • Managing Multiple Job Offers
  • Salary Negotiations and more……

Corporate mentors will lead interactive discussions covering these important topics! Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to meet with professionals from various industries.

How To Register: Students send an email to: In the subject line, type, “CAREER PREP Student Registration + your name. Example: CAREER PREP Student Registration Susie Smith. In your email, tell us your:

  • Name
  • UIN
  • UIC Email Address
  • Major
  • Your year (Frosh, Soph, Jr, Sr)

You will receive a response, verifying your registration. More information will be sent to you prior to the event.


(Hiring Engineers, HR Recruiters/Professionals)

This year, the Engineering Career Center has revamped the format for the Engineering Career Prep Day workshop. Our unique event will take a different spin on the ever-important topic of preparing our students for the job hunt.

We are searching for experienced hiring engineers and HR recruiters/managers to act as volunteer “mentor-advisors” for the morning to meet with undergraduate engineering students in organized “speed networking/discussion” groups. The topics will range from interview preparation, to salary negotiation, to professional etiquette and more.

Our “mentor-advisors” will be given an assigned discussion topic and links to read in preparation for this workshop. This will be a fun event of timed discussions (students move to a different table after approximately 8-10 minutes for another discussion topic). The “mentor-advisors” will be helping to facilitate the discussions and will provide valuable input.

Please contact us if you are interested in being a volunteer! Email us at . Your inquiry will be answered by either Kathy Corcos or Rose Coppola-Conroy, both Assistant Directors in the Career Center. They will be delighted to discuss the event with you and see if this would be a good match. There will be other volunteer opportunities in the future, as well.

When: Friday, February 26, 2016
Time: Morning Workshop (details to follow) –
Where: UIC, Student Center East Illinois Rooms A & B –
How to Inquire / Volunteer:

Email us at:
Subject line: Career Prep Volunteer + your name

We look forward to hearing from you! Email today!


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