Loyola University Chicago

Career Development Center

Successful Search Series

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February 15-18, 2016

Resume 911

Monday, February 15
3–6 p.m. • Lobby, LSC
Damen Student Center

Resume in critical condition? Does it need to be nursed back to health? These immediate assistance tables are designed to review and improve your resume in record time! “Resume 911" reviewers provide instant feedback and suggestions that increase the likelihood of landing an interview with a potential employer. Drop by with your resume and prepare the Fair!

Writing Effective Resumes and Navigating LinkedIn Like a Pro

Monday, February 15
6–7 p.m. • Room 216, LSC
Damen Student Center

Did you know most managers only spend 7-10 seconds to review a resume? So how do you make it to the “interview stack?” Not sure where to start with LinkedIn or how to use it effectively? This workshop will teach you what managers’ look for and how to compose an effective resume that highlights accomplishments, conveys your value, and targets your career goals. You will also learn how to navigate LinkedIn like a pro, by gaining tips and ideas on how to manage your personal brand, expand your job/internship search, and enhance your professional relationships.


Resume 911

Tuesday, February 16
3–6 p.m. • Lobby, LSC
Damen Student Center

Resume in critical condition? Does it need to be nursed back to health? These immediate assistance tables are designed to review and improve your resume in record time! “Resume 911" reviewers provide instant feedback and suggestions that increase the likelihood of landing an interview with a potential employer. Drop by with your resume and prepare the Fair!

What do I say? Networking and Connecting at the Fair

Tuesday, February 16
6–7 p.m. • Room 216, LSC
Damen Student Center

You’re going to the Fair. Now, how do you prepare? Come to this workshop to learn how to conquer the Career Fair! We will practice networking, discuss strategies, and tips on how to make a great first impression. Don’t show up and wing it- be prepared and make it count!


Keynote Speaker - Career by Design: Planning for your Journey

Wednesday, February 17
12:30 -1:15 p.m. • Damen Den
Damen Student Center
Kim Kleeman, President
SunBeam Marketing Solutions

Kim Kleeman, President of Sunbeam Solutions, will provide an inspired look at the idea of balancing planning and looking for opportunity to fulfill life's passions. Kim Kleeman has built her life around what we read and how it affects us every day. Former English teacher, Inc. 500 winner for her first company Shakespeare Squared, and Crain's Chicago 40 under 40, Kleeman's business acumen and big picture understanding lend a hand in her latest chapter- integrated content marketing. Currently, Kim leads Sunbeam Marketing Solutions, LLC providing inspiration, motivation and innovation with clear vision to companies seeking growth required by addressing their future needs. Kim, class of 1998, obtained her BA in English and Education from Loyola University Chicago.

University Career Fair

Wednesday, February 17
1:30–5 p.m. • Multipurpose Room, LSC
Damen Student Center

The 2016 University Career Fair brings recruiters from over 90 corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies to Loyola University Chicago to meet undergraduate and graduate students from all majors seeking full-time and summer employment or internship experience. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to meet employers in person, learn about different organizations and positions, and talk with them about your experiences! Free admission for Loyola students and alumni. $10 at the door for non-Loyola attendees.

List of Registered Employers - Don't forget to find a directory of employers, a map of the fair's layout and more helpful tips by downloading the free app LUC Career Fair Plus from the App Store and Google Play to streamline your University Career Fair experience!


Set Yourself Apart: Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience

Thursday, February 18
6–8 p.m. • Damen Den, LSC
Damen Student Center

You’ve studied abroad…now what? Attendance at this workshop will help you learn how to effectively incorporate study abroad experience into your resume, cover letter and job interview. You will also walk away with useful tips on how to market your study abroad experience, find resources to volunteer, work, and intern abroad as well. That not enough? You will also have an opportunity to hear first-hand from distinguished study abroad alumni as they offer valuable insights regarding their study abroad experience!