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Career Development Week Sept 23-26 2013

Schedule of Events

Monday, September 23 → Resume 101

Is your resume ready for a fresh start? Don’t have a resume? Not sure what to put on your resume? Join us to learn the basics of resume writing and formatting, and gather tips on how to “build” your resume while at WIU!

  • 3:00 p.m., Stipes Hall 121

Tuesday, September 24 → Dress for Success

Presented by Gisele Hamm, Manager of MAPPING the Future of Your Community Program and John Nelson, President of Nelson’s Clothing Store

You've heard it a thousand times, "You never get a second chance to make a first impression." And for the most part, that's true in the business world. How you present yourself is a significant factor in creating your personal and your company's image. Your professional presence-the way you come across to others-is created by the way you dress and groom yourself. An appropriate appearance demonstrates respect for yourself, others and the situation. This workshop will help you ensure that your image-and the first impression you create-is “perfectly polished!”

  • 3:30 p.m., Stipes Hall 121

Tuesday, September 24 → Etiquette Dinner

Presented by Susan Creasey, Associate Professor of Dietetics, Fashion Merchandising, and Hospitality

Susan will walk students through a three-course lunch or dinner with tips on the do's and don'ts of professional meals.

RSVP Required via the Dean's Office-Stipes Hall 101, (309) 298-2442. Tickets are $12 for CBT Students. Professional dress is required.

  • 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Union Grand Ballroom (limited to 100 participants)

Wednesday, September 25 → Ace the Interview

Featured Guests:

  • Janet Stevens '01 '02, Assurance Engagement Director for Financial Institutions - CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP.
  • Alex Lipper '07 '08, Senior Associate - CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Join us for this session and learn how to prepare for an interview (and the most common questions you will be asked). You will learn about the types of interview questions and will observe an on-stage interview. Join this workshop to ace your interview!

  • 3 p.m., Stipes Hall 121

Thursday, September 26 → Young Alumni Panel

Learn from the Experts! Presented by...

  • Nick Knuffman '12, Human Resource Manager - HyVee
  • Ben Schlouch ’12, Auditor - Illinois Office of the Auditor General
  • Brandi Weber ’12, Marketing Representative - Construction & Forestry, John Deere

Join our young alumni for a panel discussion on their career paths. This is a great way to ask questions of the panel to find out the value of an internship or what skills you need to be successful! All CBT students are welcome to participate.

  • 3:30 p.m., Stipes Hall 121

Contact the CBT Dean's Office for more information

Office: Stipes Hall 101
Phone: (309) 298-2442
Fax: (309) 298-1039
Email: CBT@wiu.edu