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OSAS workshops focus on ‘Destination Graduation’

September 1, 2016

Destination-Graduation-PortraitThe Office of Student Academic Success is pleased to announce our “Destination Gradation” workshop series will be returning for the upcoming 2016-2017 academic school year.

This informative series of academic workshops provides students with a free lunch while learning about various topics critical to helping students work toward graduation and into the job market or graduate studies. Topics for the fall of 2016 include:

Resume Building: Learn the how to prepare a professional resume that highlights your skills and knowledge for a specific job. Put your best foot forward. Learn tips and strategies to help you stand out from the competition. Join us on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 12-1 p.m., at the Campus Life Building in room 100.

Networking: Learning how to network effectively is one of the most powerful tools to advance your personal and professional life. This workshop will teach you where, how and with whom to network and how this can lead to future opportunities. This workshop will be held on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., at Altgeld Hall in room 125.

Interviewing:  Looking for aid in the interviewing process? Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., at the Campus Life Building in room 100 and find out the top ten interviewing tips, phone and skype interviewing etiquette, and many other helpful strategies to know as you prepare for job searching. 

Etiquette Dinner (Must RSVP): This workshop will provide students an opportunity to learn and practice proper business etiquette as well as conversation tips in preparation for job and grad school interviews, conferences and other professional occasions. This event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 4-6 p.m., in the Campus Life Building in room 100. The deadline to RSVP for this event is on Oct. 15. Please do so by emailing [email protected] or calling 815-753-HELP (4357).

Graduate School Preparation: This workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 12-1 p.m., at the Campus Life Building in room 100, will review the options you have after graduating to further your education. Participants will also learn about the different tests you may be required to take and tips to help find and get accepted into the right program. 

For more information, please feel free to visit or contact the Office of Student Academic Success at 815-753-HELP (4357) or [email protected].