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Career Development Center

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    Devin Johnson: Sophomore, Computer Science/Business Major
    "The CDC has helped me in many ways, including doing a mock interview and resume critique before I interviewed for an on-campus job during my first-year at WIU. I also met with a staff member to discuss my four year plan as to what I should be doing each year to ensure I am on track for career success."

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    Amanda Alexander: RPTA Alum
    "My experience with the WIU Career Development Center was excellent and I am so happy I took full advantage of all their services. They are THERE for YOU! The staff have always been fully supportive and truly want to help. I feel 100% honored to say the Career Development Center helped me immensely to grow into the young professional that I am and that they helped me get the job that I have today"

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    Adam Kerns: Freshman - Special Education Major
    "I am so glad I visited the CDC early. The staff worked with me on developing a career plan to achieve my goal of becoming a Special Education Teacher. I am looking forward to getting started on my resume and attending workshops this year."

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    James Chapman: Communication-Alumni
    "The Career Development Center has a very passionate staff that are willing to provide resources that a student would need to have a successful career."

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    Ryan Ricketts: Agriculture Business major and member of the WIU Football Team
    "Visiting the Career Development Center helped me sharpen and finalize my resume. My mock interview at the CDC helped me understand the interview process and how a person should act and respond to questions. After going through the mock interview, I felt prepared for an upcoming interview for an internship and was not as nervous. I will continue to use the CDC and the resources the CDC has until I have obtained the job I am looking for."

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Upcoming Events:
Wednesday, April 1st at Noon- Get LINKED: Using LinkedIn for your Job Search- 2nd Floor Library Computer Lab
LinkedIn has "more than 175 million members in over 200 countries" according to http://www.linkedin.com.  Participants will learn how to maximize their LinkedIn connections for networking, informational interviews, job postings, and job interview purposes. Please be prepared to create your own LinkedIn account at this workshop.
Tuesday, April 7th at Noon- Managing Your Personal Finances- Memorial Hall 124
Not sure what to do with your first paycheck? Are you a saver or a spender? This workshop will focus on basic budgeting and finance skills for lifelong financial happiness.
Wednesday, April 15th at Noon-  Get LINKED: Using LinkedIn for your Job Search- 2nd Floor Library Computer Lab
LinkedIn has "more than 175 million members in over 200 countries" according to http://www.linkedin.com.  Participants will learn how to maximize their LinkedIn connections for networking, informational interviews, job postings, and job interview purposes. Please be prepared to create your own LinkedIn account at this workshop.

What Western Alums are Doing:

Job Fairs

Law Enforcement Fair

Tuesday Sept. 15, 2015

10am to 2pm

University Union Ballroom

Fall Career/Internship Fair

Tuesday Oct. 6, 2015

10am to 2pm

University Union Ballroom

Contact Info

Career Development Center
Memorial Hall 125
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Email: careers@wiu.edu
Phone: (309) 298-1838