Registration is Open: Career Week 2015

DePaul’s annual Career Week offers a series of career-enhancing events aimed at DePaul adult students, graduate students and alumni. Join us in February for networking events, webinars, workshops and more.

Career Week events are open to current DePaul students, including CPE students, and DePaul alumni. Scroll down to view event descriptions and register for sessions. Event registration is managed through depaul.experience.com. Events are subject to change.

Registration Instructions

  • DePaul students and alumni should register via depaul.experience.com.
  • If you are a Kellstadt MBA/MS student or alumnus, please visit depaulbusiness.experience.com
  • Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) students must register via phone at (312) 362-6300.
  • Questions? Email us at CareerWeek@depaul.edu or call the Office of Alumni Relations at (800) 437-1898.

Wait List and Walk-In Policy

Once a Career Week session fills to registration capacity, it will be marked as “FULL” on the schedule. Wait list requests are not accepted. However, a walk-in list is available on the day of the session. Those who are pre-registered for a session have priority over those on the walk-in list. We fill “no-show” spots with individuals from the walk-in list on a first come, first served basis. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes early to Career Week workshops and events. If you arrive late, you may lose your reserved spot to an attendee on the walk-in list.

Career Week Events

Click on the “plus” symbol next to each day to review the event descriptions. Click on the event title to be taken to depaul.experience.com to register for an event.


Sunday February 8

Drop-Off Resume Critique, Session 1
Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave., Room 120, Lincoln Park - 2/8/2015 - 10:00 am
Drop off your resume to receive a written review and critique from an ASK mentor. No registration necessary. Resumes accepted on a first come, first served basis. Drop offs will also be accepted after the keynote presentation, from 12-2pm. *This event is part of Career Week 2015 (CW15). For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Questions? Contact Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK), ask@depaul.edu.
Career Week 2015 Opening Brunch & Info Fair
Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave., Room 120, Lincoln Park - 2/8/2015 - 10:00 am
Career Week 2015 opens with a day of career and professional development opportunities you can't afford to miss! Hear an informative word from our highly acclaimed guest speaker, Leslie Andrews. Preceding brunch, you will have the opportunity to connect with offices that provide career resources at DePaul University via the information fair. After brunch, take advantage of breakout sessions and other career services. Separate registration is required for the breakout sessions following brunch. Opening Keynote Brunch: From Survival to Thriving in Today's Marketplace Highly acclaimed alumna and Hyde Park Consultant, Leslie Andrews (SNL '01), will share strategies for thriving in today's job market and maintaining resilience through challenge and transition. Leslie has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, serving in various leadership capacities from travel manager to global account manager. Currently, Leslie provides performance management, training, and education as lead consultant for HPC - Hyde Park Consultants ). Throughout her tenure with HPC she has worked with notable clients such as Agilent Technologies, NBC, the Illinois State Legislature, and City of Chicago (Mayor's Office of Workforce Development). Her corporate experience includes positions with Caterpillar, American Express, Jones Lang LaSalle, KPMG, and Embassy Travel. Additionally, Leslie possesses academic experience as a college instructor, certified Dale Carnegie instructor, and sits on the Advisory Board for Roosevelt University's Heller Graduate School of Business. *This event is part of Career Week 2015 (CW15). For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Business casual dress is recommended/encouraged. Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni Relations, alumnievents@depaul.edu, (800) 437-1898
Drop-Off Resume Critique, Session II
Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave., Room 120, Lincoln Park - 2/8/2015 - 11:30 am
Drop off your resume to receive a written review and critique from an ASK mentor. No registration necessary. Resumes accepted on a first come, first served basis. Drop offs will also be accepted before the keynote presentation, from 10-10:30am. *This event is part of Career Week 2015 (CW15). For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Questions? Contact Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK), ask@depaul.edu.
Failing Forward: Resilience in Your Job Hunt
Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave., Room 314B, Lincoln Park - 2/8/2015 - 12:00 pm
As a part of Career Week 2015, Career Transitions Center Chicago (CTC) Coach Alison Musgrave will reveal the often overlooked connection between failure and progress. There's a lesson in every set back and missed opportunity. Awareness of the possibilities in these scenarios is the key to success in your job search. In this workshop, Coach Alison will reveal why resiliency is an incredible skill to have while making a career change and introduce strategies for cultivating it in the road ahead. Coach Alison Musgrave is an experienced executive and career coach. She supports people in creating stories around their successes to share with prospective employers. Alison is an alumna of Iowa State University and past student and friend of DePaul University. She has more than 20 years of business experience including holding senior positions with renowned corporations such as Dun & Bradstreet, Ogilvy & Mather, and Ziff-Davis. Note, this session is offered both at 12-12:45pm and 1-1:45pm. *This event is part of Career Week 2015 (CW15). Business casual dress is recommended/encouraged. For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni Relations, alumnievents@depaul.edu, (800) 437-1898
Personal Branding
Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave., Room 314A, Lincoln Park - 2/8/2015 - 12:00 pm
No one knows you better than you, yet arguably one of the hardest things to do is talk about ourselves. We don't want to come off as too cocky, but we also don't want to feel like we're not interesting enough, either. Whether you're looking to make an impact in your company, impress during an interview, or better network, you need to know how to market yourself. Join Idea Lemon for a crash course in Personal Branding--you do so many cool things, but how do you let people know your awesomeness? Whether you know it or not, you have a personal brand, so let's capture that. Note: this session is offered twice, from 12-12:45pm and 1-1:45pm. *This event is part of Career Week 2015 (CW15). For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Questions? Contact Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK), ask@depaul.edu.
Failing Forward: Resilience in Your Job Hunt (Repeat)
Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave., Room 314B, Lincoln Park - 2/8/2015 - 1:00 pm
As a part of Career Week 2015, Career Transitions Center Chicago (CTC) Coach Alison Musgrave will reveal the often overlooked connection between failure and progress. There's a lesson in every set back and missed opportunity. Awareness of the possibilities in these scenarios is the key to success in your job search. In this workshop, Coach Alison will reveal why resiliency is an incredible skill to have while making a career change and introduce strategies for cultivating it in the road ahead. Coach Alison Musgrave is an experienced executive and career coach. She supports people in creating stories around their successes to share with prospective employers. Alison is an alumna of Iowa State University and past student and friend of DePaul University. She has more than 20 years of business experience including holding senior positions with renowned corporations such as Dun & Bradstreet, Ogilvy & Mather, and Ziff-Davis. Note, this session is offered both at 12-12:45pm and 1-1:45pm. *This event is part of Career Week 2015 (CW15). Business casual dress is recommended/encouraged. For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni Relations, alumnievents@depaul.edu, (800) 437-1898
Personal Branding (Repeat)
Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave., Room 314A, Lincoln Park - 2/8/2015 - 1:00 pm
No one knows you better than you, yet arguably one of the hardest things to do is talk about ourselves. We don't want to come off as too cocky, but we also don't want to feel like we're not interesting enough, either. Whether you're looking to make an impact in your company, impress during an interview, or better network, you need to know how to market yourself. Join Idea Lemon for a crash course in Personal Branding--you do so many cool things, but how do you let people know your awesomeness? Whether you know it or not, you have a personal brand, so let's capture that. Note: this session is offered twice, from 12-12:45pm and 1-1:45pm. *This event is part of Career Week 2015 (CW15). For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Questions? Contact Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK), ask@depaul.edu.

Monday February 9

Career Week Clothing Drive
LPC: Alumni Center, Loop: DPC, 11th Floor and 9th Floor (Career Center) - 2/9/2015 -
Career Week 2015 is not just about enhancing your own career ? you have the opportunity to give back! We are collecting professional clothes to donate to Marillac St Vincent DePaul Center. Items needed include new or gently used, clean, interview-worthy business attire, including: - Suits - Jackets - Casual Shirts/ Blouses - Dress Pants - Skirts - Professional Dresses - Sweaters - Belts - Ties - Cardigans The clothing will go to individuals who are receiving employment services from the center's outreach program with a goal of obtaining employment. Individuals in-need can access the employment clothing closet when they attend job fairs and/or interviews and when they secure employment. Items can be dropped off in Lincoln Park at the DePaul Alumni Center at 2400 N. Sheffield Ave (Ste 150). Loop drop-off locations in the DePaul Center, 1 E Jackson Blvd, include the DePaul Student Union on the 11th floor at the Career Center on the 9th floor. This event is part of Career Week 2015 (CW15). Business casual dress is encouraged. For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni Relations, alumnievents@depaul.edu, (800) 437-1898
Breaking Through: Reaching Your Career Objectives
DePaul Center, 1 E Jackson Blvd, 11th Floor, DePaul Club - 2/9/2015 - 10:00 am
As part of Career Week 2015, the Office of Diversity & Equity invites you to an interactive workshop revealing best practices and helpful tips to position yourself for career advancement and promotion. Below are objectives participants can expect from this workshop: * Gain an appreciation for the importance of enhancing social, political and influential skills * Increased ability to navigate the unwritten rules of the organization * Develop effective strategies to enhance credibility and increase business impact Leading this discussion is DePaul's very own Associate Vice President of Equal Employment Opportunity, Jim Norman. Jim has over 30 years of leadership experience researching and consulting in renowned corporations such as Kraft Foods and Oscar Mayer. Jim is also known for his demonstrated commitment to his community having served on the Advisory Council for the American Institute for Managing Diversity (AMID) and the Board of Trustees for Morris Tomorrow. *This event is part of Career Week 2015 (CW15). Business casual dress is encouraged. For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Questions? Contact Jim Norman at jim@inclusionsquared.com
Panic-free in 30: Prepping for your Phone Interview
Virtual | Login directions will be sent to preregistered attendees. - 2/9/2015 - 11:15 am
Ninety-five percent of the time, the interviewing process starts with a seemingly simple phone call. However, there can be some serious professional pitfalls if you are not thoroughly prepared. Join us for this 30-minute workshop and learn how to wow prospective employers before, during and after the interview. *This event is part of Career Week 2015 (CW15). For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Questions? Contact the Career Center; career_center@depaul.edu.
Careers in Healthcare
Virtual | Login instructions will be sent to pre-registered attendees. - 2/9/2015 - 12:00 pm
Healthcare is projected to be a hot career area whether for entry level or for experienced hires across all disciplines. Can you easily enter this field without obtaining additional training or degree? Join us as we feature different careers in healthcare and hear tips from people who have successfully transferred their business and technical skills into healthcare. *This event is part of Career Week 2015 (CW15). For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Questions? Contact Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK), ask@depaul.edu.
Does Your Resume Stand Out?
DePaul Center, 1 E Jackson Blvd, 11th Floor, DePaul Club - 2/9/2015 - 1:30 pm
As a part of Career Week 2015, the School for New Learning invites you to hear from DePaul faculty member, Helen Lavan PhD, as she prepares participants to answer the following resume questions with confidence: - Is your resume up to Certified Resume Writers' standards? - Is your distribution "guerrilla like" (refers to the book Guerrilla Marketing for Job Search)? - Have you taken advantage of technology to evaluate your resume such as Resunate? - Do you have a job search agent assisting you in the distribution of your resume? - Is your resume one for an experienced professional, and not just a simple update of your new college graduates resume? *This event is part of Career Week 2015 (CW15). Business casual dress is encouraged. For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Questions? Contact the School for New Learning, sbono@depaul.edu
So You're Interested in Management?
Webinar | Separate registration required - 2/9/2015 - 5:00 pm
As a part of Career Week, DePaul's Continuing and Professional Education will host an Introduction to Management webinar providing you with a high level overview of some of today's most important management practices. In this one-hour online course, you'll learn basic management foundations, concepts and techniques. Whether you are currently a manager or interested in advancing into a managerial role, this seminar is for you. Separate registration required via http://cpe.depaul.edu/careerwkseminar *For more information on Career Week 2015 (CW15), visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Questions? Contact CPE at cperegistration@depaul.edu, (312) 362-6300
Mo' Money
Virtual | Login instructions will be sent to preregistered attendees. - 2/9/2015 - 6:30 pm
How can you earn extra income from the skills you already have now? Get inspired from our panel of professionals who capitalized their skills and subject matter expertise to find side gigs that pay. *This event is part of Career Week 2015 (CW15). For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Questions? Contact Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK), ask@depaul.edu.

Tuesday February 10

Beyond Mingling: Networking Strategies for All Types
DPC 9500 - 2/10/2015 - 10:30 am
This workshop will approach the topic of networking skills by breaking down preconceived notions of "successful" networking. Through a combination of lecture, interaction and self-assessment, we will present an authentic model of networking that emphasizes how personality preferences can enhance the setting, etiquette, and motivation for individual networking success. Specifically, participants will be encouraged to identify their preferences toward extroversion or introversion as well as environments that are controlled or spontaneous and apply this information to their best networking fit. *This event is part of Career Week 2015 (CW15). Business casual dress is encouraged. For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu Questions? Contact the Career Center, career_center@depaul.edu.
Notes on a Napkin: First Steps to Starting a Business
DePaul Center, 1 E Jackson Blvd, Room 5903 - 2/10/2015 - 12:00 pm
If you've wanted to launch a business, but didn't know where to start, this is the workshop for you. Dr. Terri Lonier, Executive Director of DePaul's Coleman Entrepreneurship Center will guide you through the five key questions to ask yourself, and how to begin putting the pieces together. Join us for a lively, interactive session and discover how to take the first steps toward starting your own company. *This event is part of Career Week 2015 (CW15). Business casual dress is recommended/encouraged. For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Questions? Contact the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center, cec@depaul.edu.
Get a Career Boost: How to Effectively Partner with a Recruiting Agency
Daley Building, 14 E Jackson Blvd, Room 1601 (Dublin Room) - 2/10/2015 - 1:30 pm
Have you ever wondered how recruiting agencies can help you advance in your career? Recruiting agencies (commonly referred to as third party recruiters, headhunters, executive search firms, staffing agencies) provide connections and resources for your next career move. Join the Kellstadt Career Management Center as they host a panel event featuring recruiting specialists from a variety of agencies discussing how to boost your career. *This event is part of Career Week 2015 (CW15). Business casual dress is recommended/encouraged. For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Questions? Contact the Kellstadt Career Management Center, cmc@depaul.edu
Career 180: 7 Steps to a Sccessful Career Change
DePaul Center, 1 E Jackson Blvd, 11th Floor, DePaul Club - 2/10/2015 - 5:30 pm
Golden handcuffs? Midlife crisis way too early? Contemplating a career change but don't know how to do that without getting a divorce? Fear that loved ones won't understand how you feel or what's in store for you? Learn the proven and powerful 7 steps to a successful career change and be able to get through the transition. Leading the discussion will be DePaul ASK mentor Allen Vaysberg, CEO and Founder of the School of Human Potential. Allen is a successful entrepreneur who within the IT consulting industry built several multi-million dollar businesses. Although he was living the "American Dream", deep inside he knew something needed to change because even with all his successes, he still felt unfulfilled. Thus he began his transition away from IT. He discovered that in order to live a fulfilled life he needed to pursue his soul's purpose. By taking charge of his destiny and following his dreams Allen finally found peace and felt complete. Today he inspires individuals to live their essence and assists them in re-calibrating their lives. He does so through many different mediums including his coaching practice "Recalibrate Your Life". Allen is a Motivational Speaker, Syndicated Talk Show Host, Life Purpose Coach and Best Selling Author. His weekly radio program "School of Human Potential" brings guests ranging from Lisa Williams to Yakov Smirnoff and everyone in between. For more information about Allen's work please visit www.schoolhp.com or www.recalibrateyourlife.com *This event is part of Career Week 2015 (CW15). Business casual dress is encouraged. For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Questions? Contact Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK), ask@depaul.edu.

Wednesday February 11

ASK Breakfast: How to Network During Social Hours
DePaul Center, 1 E Jackson Blvd, 11th Floor, DePaul Club - 2/11/2015 - 8:30 am
Does the term "open networking" make you nervous? Who do you approach? What do you say? Join us at our February networking breakfast and learn some easy, non- threatening ways to connect with others during social events. We'll discuss "the approach," ways to keep the conversation going, and how and when to move-on and follow-up. Learn, practice, and expand your network. Leading the discussion will be ASK Advisory Board member and mentor Dan Kesselring. Dan is a senior level consulting professional with over 20 years experience in human resources and project management. He has held a variety of positions including Director of Consulting, HR Director, HR Consultant, Project Manager, Dean of Career Services in Higher Education, Military Officer, and High School Band Director. He obtained Master and Bachelor of Music degrees from DePaul and an MBA from Northwestern University. *This event is part of Career Week 2015 (CW15). Business casual dress is recommended/encouraged. For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Questions? Contact Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK), ask@depaul.edu.
Finding Purpose in Your Job Search
DePaul Center, 1 E Jackson Blvd, 11th Floor, DePaul Club - 2/11/2015 - 10:30 am
Gather with others to discuss and learn how spirituality - your deepest wisdom and experience - can be put to use during your job search and at other important times of your life. All are welcome! *This event is part of Career Week 2015 (CW15). Business casual dress is recommended/encouraged. For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Questions? Contact Tom in University Ministry at TJUDGE@depaul.edu.
StrengthsQuest 101
DePaul Center, 1 E Jackson Blvd, 11th Floor, DePaul Club - 2/11/2015 - 12:00 pm
What value can you bring to a company? If it is a challenge for you to answer this question, this is the event for you! The Office of Adult Student Affairs and the Student Leadership Institute invite you to learn about your Strengths through the Gallup StrengthsQuest system. At this event, you will learn how these natural talents can contribute in all aspects of your life, from career to personal relationships. Advanced registration for this event is required no later than Wednesday, February 5th. $10 fee includes online inventory, which must be completed by Monday, February 10th. SEPARATE REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO ACCESS THE ASSESSMENT: Register online at https://alumni.depaul.edu/Events/RegisterEvent/Index/2182 *This event is part of Career Week 2015 (CW15). Business casual dress is recommended/encouraged. For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni Relations, alumnievents@depaul.edu, (800) 437-1898
Technology and Your Job Search
Virtual/Teleconference - 2/11/2015 - 1:15 pm
As a part of DePaul's annual Career Week (CW15), the Office of Alumni Relations invites you to hear from new media manager and professor on media studies Doug Miller (CDM MS 2012). In this virtual session, Doug will introduce cutting edge strategies for utilizing technology to enhance your job search. To access the online event, please visit this link: http://bit.ly/2015careerweek1 For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni Relations, alumnievents@depaul.edu, (800) 437-1898
Laying the Groundwork: How to Research Companies for Interviews
DePaul Center, 1 E Jackson Blvd, 11th Floor, DePaul Club - 2/11/2015 - 2:30 pm
Career experts commonly advise job seekers to "research the company" before an interview. A savvy job seeker knows there is more required than visiting a company's website or relying on the results of the Google search engine. This presentation will cover key business information resources available through the DePaul Libraries for researching companies and industries. You will leave with strategies for making yourself a more informed candidate. *This event is part of Career Week 2015 (CW15). Business casual dress is recommended/encouraged. For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni Relations, alumnievents@depaul.edu, (800) 437-1898
Get Insider's Advice: Successful Interviewing
DePaul Center, 1 E Jackson Blvd, 11th Floor, DePaul Club - 2/11/2015 - 4:00 pm
Standing out from the competition in today's job market requires several different strategies. Hear from a variety of professionals some insider tips to successfully ace a job interview. Learn what employers are looking for in a phone screen, how to best answer behavioral questions, what kind of research to do before, how best to follow-up, and more. *****SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR ATTENDEES**** Maximize your experience by signing up for an in-person mock interview right after the panel. Slots available for 5:15pm or 6pm. Space limited. MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE by sending an email and your resume to Donna Del Giudice at ddelgiud@depaul.edu by Feb. 4. **************************************** *This event is part of Career Week 2015 (CW15). Business casual dress is encouraged. For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Questions? Contact the Career Center at career_center@depaul.edu.

Thursday February 12

LinkedIn Profile Headshots
DePaul Center, 1 E Jackson Blvd, 11th Floor, Gallery - 2/12/2015 - 10:00 am
Swing by the DePaul Student Union Gallery (DePaul Center, 11th Floor) to take a free headshot photo for your LinkedIn profile and other professional uses. No registration necessary. Photos will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Photographers will be available between 10-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. *This event is part of Career Week 2015 (CW15). For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Questions? Contact The Office of Alumni Relations alumnievents@depaul.edu
Maximize Your Use of LinkedIn
DePaul Center, 1 E Jackson Blvd, 11th Floor, DePaul Club - 2/12/2015 - 12:00 pm
Join the Office of Alumni Relations and LinkedIn expert, Robert Gramillano, Ed.D., as he reveals strategies for maximizing networking and job searching results through LinkedIn. Gramillano has a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership and first-hand experience changing careers. He is a professor and executive coach who seeks to make a difference in the lives of his clients and students by sharing experiences from his diverse prospective, with international experience in academic and business settings. *This event is part of Career Week 2015 (CW15). Business casual dress is recommended/encouraged. For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni Relations, alumnievents@depaul.edu, (800) 437-1898
LinkedIn Profile Headshots
DePaul Center, 1 E Jackson Blvd, 11th Floor, Gallery - 2/12/2015 - 1:30 pm
Swing by the DePaul Student Union Gallery (DePaul Center, 11th Floor) to take a free headshot photo for your LinkedIn profile and other professional uses. No registration necessary. Photos will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Photographers will be available between 10-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. *This event is part of Career Week 2015 (CW15). For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Questions? Contact The Office of Alumni Relations alumnievents@depaul.edu
Making the Change: Techniques for Exploring New Career Paths
DePaul Center, 1 E Jackson Blvd, 11th Floor, DePaul Club - 2/12/2015 - 2:30 pm
To successfully change careers, it's important to get clear on the "what." What does this new job or career look like? What does it not look like? What is it called? It's not always about "following your passion." Asking these questions, having an action plan and personal re-branding are all a part of the path to progress. As a part of Career Week 2015, join Career Transitions Center Chicago (CTC) Coach, Blanche Roberts (MBA'83) as she reveals strategies for exploring new career paths. Blanche Roberts has personally experienced many career transitions, both planned and unplanned. In her current role as a senior consultant at Zehren Friedman Associates, Coach Blanche puts her passion for helping clients discover how to thrive in their own career transition efforts to practice. Coach Blanche has held positions at renowned corporations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Arthur Andersen, and Bank of America (formerly LaSalle/ABN AMRO). Blanche is a DePaul alumna and Certified iPEC Empowerment Coach. *This event is part of Career Week 2015 (CW15). Business casual dress is recommended/encouraged. For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni Relations, alumnievents@depaul.edu, (800) 437-1898
Networking Happy Hour (Separate Registration Required).
BlackFinn, 65 W Kinzie, Chicago - 2/12/2015 - 5:30 pm
Are you tired of leaving networking events feeling unaccomplished? Join the Office of Alumni Relations and Adult Student Affairs as we reveal techniques on how to network at receptions with purpose. At this event, you will have the opportunity to connect with fellow alumni, students and other Career Week attendees from the DePaul community. *This event is part of Career Week 2015 (CW15). Business casual dress is recommended/encouraged. For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni Relations, alumnievents@depaul.edu, (800) 437-1898 Cost: $15.00 Includes appetizers and two drink tickets. Must be 21+ to attend. Register and pay online at https://alumni.depaul.edu/Events/RegisterEvent/Index/2172

Friday February 13

Career Week Clothing Drive
LPC: Alumni Center, Loop: DPC, 11th Floor and 9th Floor (Career Center) - 2/13/2015 -
Career Week 2015 is not just about enhancing your own career ? you have the opportunity to give back! We are collecting professional clothes to donate to Marillac St Vincent DePaul Center. Items needed include new or gently used, clean, interview-worthy business attire, including: - Suits - Jackets - Casual Shirts/ Blouses - Dress Pants - Skirts - Professional Dresses - Sweaters - Belts - Ties - Cardigans The clothing will go to individuals who are receiving employment services from the center's outreach program with a goal of obtaining employment. Individuals in-need can access the employment clothing closet when they attend job fairs and/or interviews and when they secure employment. Items can be dropped off in Lincoln Park at the DePaul Alumni Center at 2400 N. Sheffield Ave (Ste 150). Loop drop-off locations in the DePaul Center, 1 E Jackson Blvd, include the DePaul Student Union on the 11th floor at the Career Center on the 9th floor. This event is part of Career Week 2015 (CW15). Business casual dress is encouraged. For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni Relations, alumnievents@depaul.edu, (800) 437-1898
Job Searching at a Non Traditional Age (40+)
DePaul Center, 1 E Jackson Blvd, 11th Floor, DePaul Club - 2/13/2015 - 10:00 am
For seasoned professionals navigating career change and potential age bias in today's job market can be challenging. In this workshop, Career Transitions Center Chicago (CTC) Coach, Marcia McMahon, will provide tips, strategies and real life examples to help give you the the competitive edge you need to successfully transition your career. Coach Marcia McMahon is the principal of a Chicago-based career management firm and a college-level educator, delivering courses on Human Resources Management Career Progression. Marcia works with clients through various stages of job search, career change and advancement. She is currently a client services coordinator at CTC where she is also a volunteer career coach and workshop facilitator. Marcia earned her BA at Northwestern University and MA from the University of Phoenix. *This event is part of Career Week 2015 (CW15). Business casual dress is recommended/encouraged. For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni Relations, alumnievents@depaul.edu, (800) 437-1898
Negotiations in Your Career
DePaul Center, 1 E Jackson Blvd, 11th Floor, DePaul Club - 2/13/2015 - 11:30 am
This interactive session will focus on developing negotiation skills for every aspect of your career. We will introduce negotiation strategies for salary, career advancement, and co-worker interaction. Additionally, the session will look at the "hidden" areas of your career where negotiation can play an important role. *This event is part of Career Week 2015 (CW15). Business casual dress is recommended/encouraged. For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni Relations, alumnievents@depaul.edu, (800) 437-1898
Steps for Career Success
DePaul Center, 1 E Jackson Blvd, 11th Floor, DePaul Club - 2/13/2015 - 12:30 pm
Have you set a goal for your career in 2015? Join the Office of Alumni Relations as we help incorporate strategies you've learned throughout Career Week to your career goals. In this workshop the Office of Alumni Relation's very own, Rachel M. Gregoire, will introduce alumni career resources and proven techniques to support you in achieving career success. *This event is part of Career Week 2015 (CW15). Participation in other Career Week events is not required to participate in this event. Business casual dress is recommended/encouraged. For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni Relations, alumnievents@depaul.edu, (800) 437-1898

Saturday February 14

Career Week Service Day: Networking Through Volunteering
Vince and Pat Foglia Family and Youth Center 2859 W. Jackson Chicago, IL - 2/14/2015 - 9:00 am
As a part of Career Week, University Ministry invites you to participate in a service project with Marillac St. Vincent Family Services. Volunteer participants will have the opportunity to connect with fellow alumni while sharing their college and career experiences and advice with youth of Marillac. Location: Vince and Pat Foglia Family and Youth Center 2859 W. Jackson Chicago, IL *This event is part of Career Week 2015 (CW15). Business casual dress is encouraged. For more information, visit careerweek.depaul.edu. Questions? Contact University Ministry, Tom Judge, at tjudge@depaul.edu

Three events require external registration and/or admission fees. Please see the links below to register.

  • So You’re Interested in Management?
    2/09/2015 - 5:00 pm – Virtual/Webinar
    REGISTRATION REQUIRED via cpe.depaul.edu/careerwkseminar
  • StrengthsQuest 101 ($10 fee, Includes event entry and an online inventory, which must be completed by Monday, Feb. 9.)
    2/11/2015 - 12:00 pm - DePaul Center, 11th Floor, DePaul Club, Loop Campus
    REGISTRATION REQUIRED via alumni.depaul.edu
  • Networking Happy Hour ($15 fee. Includes appetizers and two drink tickets. Must be 21 or over to attend.)
    2/12/2015 - 5:30 pm - BlackFinn Ameripub, 65 W. Kinzie St. Chicago, IL 60654
    REGISTRATION REQUIRED via alumni.depaul.edu

Opening Brunch & Information Fair

Career Week 2015 opens with a day of career and professional development opportunities you can't afford to miss! Hear an informative word from our highly acclaimed guest speaker, Leslie Andrews. Preceding brunch, you will have the opportunity to connect with offices that provide career resources at DePaul University via the information fair. After brunch, take advantage of breakout sessions and other career services. Separate registration is required for the breakout sessions following brunch.

Sunday, February 8, 2015
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
DePaul University Student Center, Lincoln Park Campus
2250 N. Sheffield Ave., Room 120
Register in depaul.experience.com.

Opening Keynote Brunch: From Survival to Thriving in Today’s Marketplace

Highly acclaimed alumna and Hyde Park Consultant, Leslie Andrews (SNL '01), will share strategies for thriving in today’s job market and maintaining resilience through challenge and transition. Leslie has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, serving in various leadership capacities from travel manager to global account manager. Currently, Leslie provides performance management, training, and education as lead consultant for HPC - Hyde Park Consultants ). Throughout her tenure with HPC she has worked with notable clients such as Agilent Technologies, NBC, the Illinois State Legislature, and City of Chicago (Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development). Her corporate experience includes positions with Caterpillar, American Express, Jones Lang LaSalle, KPMG, and Embassy Travel. Additionally, Leslie possesses academic experience as a college instructor, certified Dale Carnegie instructor, and sits on the Advisory Board for Roosevelt University’s Heller Graduate School of Business.

Agenda:
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Drop-off Resume Critiques and Information Fair
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Brunch and Keynote Address
12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions: Round 1

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions: Round 2

Service Day and Clothing Drive

Career Week 2015 is not just about enhancing your own career – you have the opportunity to give back! In light of DePaul’s Vincentian mission, this Valentine’s Day we will be showing love at the “Networking through Volunteering” service project at Vince and Pat Foglia Family and Youth Center with Marillac St. Vincent Family Services. At this event, participants will have the opportunity to network with fellow alumni while sharing their college and career experiences and advice with youth of Marillac.

We are also collecting professional clothes to donate to Marillac St Vincent DePaul Center. Items needed include new or gently used, clean, interview-worthy business attire, including:

  • Suits
  • Jackets
  • Casual Shirts/ Blouses
  • Dress Pants
  • Skirts
  • Professional Dresses
  • Sweaters
  • Belts
  • Ties
  • Cardigans

The clothing will go to individuals who are receiving employment services from the center’s outreach program with a goal of obtaining employment. Individuals in-need can access the employment clothing closet when they attend job fairs and/or interviews and when they secure employment. Items can be dropped off in Lincoln Park at the DePaul Alumni Center at 2400 N. Sheffield Ave (Ste 150). Loop drop-off locations in the DePaul Center, 1 E Jackson Blvd, include the DePaul Student Union on the 11th floor at the Career Center on the 9th floor.

Questions about Career Week? Contact Us:

CareerWeek@depaul.edu
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Feedback from Past Career Week Attendees

“…The event was well-planned and well-orchestrated. Yet, there was an air of relaxation that relaxed the tension and stress that comes with being unemployed, and uncertain about the future…”
- Donna Williams Murray, Alumna

“DePaul’s annual Career Week is engaging, motivational and provides structure for those in search of their next career move. Each session provides an active learning environment, where theory transitions into an action plan for professional development. No matter what stage of your career you are in, you will be provided with a step by step process for obtaining your personal career goals.”
- Leslie Andrews, Alumna and ASK Mentor

“Overall, I felt that this year's Career Week was excellent, and brought real insight and solutions to the challenges of finding meaningful work in today's marketplace.”
- Anonymous

“…I have been out of the look and was feeling very lost in the process. These sessions inspired me to feel better about my situation and to learn about the available resources at DePaul… I feel like there is a chance for me to find a new career path will be enjoyable and use my transferable skills.”
- Anonymous