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Have you planned for the Thanksgiving break?  If not, this is the best time to improve your professional career networking!  Here are tips to build up your personal brand.

1.     Trim your LinkedIn page:Post your professional photo, and write a unique and concise summary such as your elevator pitch.

2.     Join and Contribute to LinkedIn Groups:Find and join a group related to your goal so that you can give and get professional advice. If you cannot find a group, create one.

3.     Have a career talks with friends and family:Friends and family are great networks to be able to give you critical advice.   

4.     Visit a local firm’s headquarters:If you visit another city, make a tour of local companies in that area.  It would help you keep motivated on career development.

5.     Do an informational interview:Some people are still working during the early days of the week. Try to contact professionals in your field for an informational interview. 

Upcoming Events/Workshops

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Spring 2015 registration: CRN- 50485, 50488, 50497, 58534, 50517, 58536

This course emphasizes specific public speaking strategies and skills for non-native English speakers.  You will learn aspects of American vocal and physical delivery, common pronunciation issues, training in American methods of citation, and American approaches to argumentation.  International students need to understand the way Americans behave and speak.  Increase your cultural competency in communication by taking advantage of this course.  For registering, click here.  If you need more information, please contact Mardia Bishop at mjbishop@illinois.edu

Spring 2015 registration: CRN 50576, CRN 50577

Do you want to improve your oral/written English communication skills, but you feel that ESL courses are not enough?  This course emphasizes specific communication strategies and skills for international students.  Only having high English proficiency cannot help you build successful friendships and networking inside and outside classroom.  International students need to understand the way Americans behave and speak.  Increase your cultural competency in communication by taking advantage of this course.  To receive permission to register for this course, please contact Laura Gallant: gallant2@illinois.edu

Wednesday, November 19, 4:30 PM- 5:30 PM, The Career Center, 715 S. Wright St.

Amanda, Assistant Director of Academic and Campus Outreach, is available to discuss The Career Center’s latest services. Come learn more about The Career Center and have some free coffee too!

Success Story

Current International Student Success Story
12/03/2013

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Indra Kusmanto
04/08/2013

Indra Anthony Kusmanto came to UIUC in 2011 and graduated in 2012 with a Master’s degree in Technology Management. This Indonesian Alumnus is now interning at Reyes Holdings, a global food and beverage distribution holding...