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Chicago alumni career networking afternoon

Is five minutes enough time to impress an employer?

Spend the afternoon with area business employers and the Illinois State University Career Center Chicago Office to find out how to effectively sell your skills and incorporate networking into your job search.  In addition, alums will have the opportunity to meet with Career Center advising staff for a resume critique, interview advice, or a mock interview.

Here’s how it will work — This social networking mixer will be held from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., with a light lunch and dessert, followed by resume critiques and interview advice from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  With a speed networking format, employers will rotate tables and meet with alums to explain current job openings, share criteria organizations look for in resumes and cover letters, and what makes employers say “yes” to an interview. A question and answer session will also take place for employers and alums.  This is a great opportunity to network and gain some insight into your own job search.

Friday, June 17, 2011

12:30-1:30 p.m. – Social networking mixer & round table discussions with employers; light refreshments

2-4:30 p.m. – Individual appointments for resume critiques, interview advice, or a mock interview

COST: $10 includes light lunch & dessert.

WHERE: Chicago Office

150 North Michigan Ave., Ste. 1590

Chicago, IL   (312) 251-3500

Advanced registration is required and requested by Friday, June 10.  Space is limited.

To reserve your space for the roundtable discussions, please contact Alumni Relations at (309)438-2586 or (800) 366-4478 or register online.

To schedule a mock interview or résumé critique with a career counselor, please contact Maureen Roach, Career Center at (309) 438-5823 or

Check out career resources available by contacting the Career Center at 309-438-2200 or