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.
- 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
- 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
Monday February 9
Tuesday February 10
Wednesday February 11
Thursday February 12
Friday February 13
Saturday February 14
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.
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
- Casual Shirts/ Blouses
- Dress Pants
- Professional Dresses
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.
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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.”
“…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.”