Benefits for Alumni

By Angelina Mendez

We have recently had some questions from recent graduates about available benefits and services for students after graduation.

After searching the DePaul website, I’ve come up with some good information to help you in transitioning from student to graduate:
All of this information and more can be found on the Alumni Services page (http://alumni.depaul.edu/benefits/ServicesDiscounts.aspx). There is information there regarding the Alumni Directory, your access to transcripts, the Ray Meyer Fitness Center, and much more.

And, to be clear, all of this information can be useful to current students as well, as they look forward to the near future of graduation. If there are any questions these links don’t answer, please contact us here in the MALS/IDS office (773-325-7840) and we can try to help find the answers.

Career Center Winter Job & Internship Fair

If you’re a DePaul student or alum looking for a first job, a new job, or a different career, don’t miss out on the Career Center’s Winter Job & Internship Fair.

 

The Fair will be held on February 10 from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM in the LPC Student Center. Register for free online at http://depaul.experience.com through February 8 or onsite on February 10. For complete information on the fair, visit http://depaul.experience.com/stu/cf_details?fhnd=5252.

 

Before you go to the job fair, it may be a good idea to prepare yourself with the Career Center’s many workshops or a visit with one of the career advisors to go over your resume. The Career Center has offices on both the Loop and Lincoln Park Campuses, and are open during normal business hours and by appointment.

 

Details and a calendar for the workshops can be found at http://careercenter.depaul.edu/events/default.aspx. Find information about the career advisors at http://careercenter.depaul.edu/advice/default.aspx.

 

If you need help finding a job, don’t miss this great opportunity from the Career Center.

Span from graduation to job could spell success

By Caylie Sadin Tribune Media Services

November 19, 2011

Many graduates aren’t getting a job right out of college. But how long should former students expect to wait before they’re hired? And what are the supposed to do until then?

Bora Un, assistant director of undergraduate preparation at the University of Chicago, says that it usually takes six to nine months to find a job.

“One of the mistakes we see is that some of them just spend their time on the internet,” says Donna Del Giudice, career specialist at DePaul University in Chicago. “They need to get out there and do networking. The most important thing is keeping themselves in front of people.”

One way that a graduate can do this is to volunteer. Volunteering keeps you in front of people and can give a person transferable skills that they can bring to a job in the field that they want to go in to, Del Giudice says.

Both Un and Del Giudice agree that taking an internship after college is a viable option. It again puts graduates in front of people that they might want to know and allows them to network.

“Don’t feel ashamed that you have to volunteer or take an unpaid internship,” Un says. “Get your foot in the door.”

And once you’re there, be sure to work hard. “We encourage people to try to make a good impression on the people they are working with,” Un says. “You never know who those people are. Sometimes it is knowing the right person at the right time.”

Friends with benefits

Networking on the Internet is important too, especially on LinkedIn, which lets you connect with friends, family and co-workers. It’s also a bridge to the people that they know, Un says.

“A lot of our recruiters are telling us that they are sourcing through LinkedIn,” Del Giudice says. “Students need to be on LinkedIn.”

Twitter being used as guerrilla marketing by companies is on the rise, Un says. A graduate should follow the companies that he or she would like to work for, because companies often use Twitter to post job opportunities. Sometimes those jobs will be filled within days or a week, Un says.

Even piecing together two part-time jobs that are not necessarily in the graduate’s field looks much better on a resume than nothing or a gap, Del Giudice says. An employer likes to see that the applicant has been consistently working, and working gives the graduate a little more confidence in an interview, Del Giudice says.

“Sometimes they have to look at another state,” Del Giudice says. “They may have to think outside the box by industry and by parts of the country.”

Donna Del Giudice of DePaul’s Career Center talks to the Chicago Tribune about the importance of online and offline networking.

2011 Winter Quarter Career Fairs & Networking Events

Grassroots Campaigns-Company Presentation
Tuesday, January 11, 12:00-1:00pm
Wednesday, January 12, 12:00-1:00pm
Lincoln Park, SAC Room 151

Interested in a career with Grassroots Campaigns? Come to their presentation to find out more about the opportunities they have to offer! Grassroots Campaigns will also be conducting on-campus interviews on both these days.

 

Interface, Interaction & Innovation: Careers in IT & Digital Media-Career Networking Event
Friday, January 14, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Loop Campus: CDM Building, Room 924  

Meet and network with successful IT & Digital Media professionals. Learn about effective job search strategies, career paths in various IT & Digital Media industries. Get tips on how to stand out from the competition and hot skills and qualifications in demand.

 

KPMG Winter Internship Info Session
Tuesday, January 18, 12:00-1:00pm
DePaul Center, North Café, 11th Floor

All Accounting Majors, Freshman-Juniors, welcome!

 

Futures in Finance-Career Networking Event
Wednesday, January 19, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Loop Campus: DePaul Center, 11th Floor, North Café

Meet and network with finance professionals who work in variety of finance roles across multiple industries. Learn how you can enter and advance in these fields.

 

KPMG Tax Much & Learn
Monday, January 31, 12:00-1:00pm
DePaul Center, DePaul Club, 11th Floor

All Accounting majors, including MBA, welcome!

 

Winter Job & Internship Fair
Friday, February 4, 2011 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Lincoln Park Campus: Student Center, Room 120
http://depaul.experience.com/stu/cf_details?fhnd=4666

Search for a summer internship or post-graduation positions. Recruiters are seeking candidates of all majors and experience levels.

 

Central Intelligence Agency-Company Presentation
Friday, February 4, 3:30pm
Location: TBD

Interested in a career with the Central Intelligence Agency? Come to their presentation to find out more about the opportunities they have to offer!

 

KPMG Leadership Info Session
Tuesday, February 8, 12:00-1:00pm
DePaul Center, Room 8011

 

Inside Careers in Hospitality and Tourism -Career Networking Event
Tuesday, February 8, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Loop Campus: DePaul Center, 11th Floor, North Café

Mix and mingle with professionals in private club management, events, lodging, non-profit hospitality leadership, food and beverage, and sports management/sales. Learn strategies for successful entry and advancement in these fields.

 

Peace Corps
Wednesday, February 9, 12:00-2:00pm
DePaul Center, North Café, 11th Floor

Interested in a career with the Peace Corps? Come to their presentation to find out more about the opportunities they have to offer!

 

Walgreens
Monday, February 14, 5:00-6:30pm
DePaul Center, Room 11013

Interested in a career with Walgreens? Come to their presentation to find out more about the opportunities they have to offer!

 

Career Transitioners Forum-Career Networking Event
Saturday, February 19, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Part of Career Week)
O’Hare Campus

This forum is designed for individuals in the midst of a career transition or contemplating a career change. A panel of career professionals will discuss the process of transitioning and changing careers and the strategies necessary to help you be effective and successful.

 

Exploring Healthcare & Scientific Research Careers-Career Networking Event
Thursday, February 24, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park Campus

Learn about career opportunities in medicine, allied health and the hard sciences. Meet professionals working in labs, hospitals, corporations and more. Administrators and current students will talk about the selection and application process for post-graduate professional health programs.

 

Government Career and Information Fair
Friday, February 25, 2011 ?10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
UIC Student Center East, Illinois Room, 750 S. Halsted
http://depaul.experience.com/stu/cf_details?fhnd=4745

Representatives from federal, state and local government offices will be recruiting for both full time jobs and internships at this multi-university career fair. Because the job functions found within government offices vary so greatly, students and alumni from all educational backgrounds and experience levels are welcome at this fair. Note: This event is open to the public.

 

Education Job Fair
Saturday, February 26, 2011 ?10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Lincoln Park Campus: Student Center Room 120
http://depaul.experience.com/stu/cf_details?fhnd=4667

This fair is designed for students and alumni eligible to work no later than Fall 2011. Over 40 employers, schools, and school districts seeking candidates of all experience levels for positions as teachers, administrators, advisors, and counselors.

 

Technology Job & Internship Fair
Friday March 4, 2011 ?11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Loop Campus: DePaul Center Concourse Level
http://depaul.experience.com/stu/cf_details?fhnd=4668

This fair is designed for those looking to explore a career in technology. Employers will be seeking candidates to fill a wide variety of entry level to experienced positions in Computer Science, Information Technology, Cinema and Interactive Arts.  

 

Music and Entertainment Career Fair
Thursday, March 10, 2011 ?6 – 9 p.m
Lincoln Park Campus: Student Center Room 120
http://depaul.experience.com/stu/cf_details?fhnd=4903

The DePaul Music Business Organization and the Career Center invite anyone pursuing a career in the music and entertainment industries to this essential networking opportunity and Career Fair. Note: This event is open to the public.

 

Big East Career Fair
Friday, March 11, 2011 ?10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
www.bigeastjobfair.org

Big East Conference schools Career Centers have joined to offer this unparalleled recruiting event for students and alumni of any major or degree. Employers from a variety of career fields offer employment and internship opportunities.

 

**NOTE: Unless otherwise specified all events are ONLY open to DePaul University students and alumni**

 

Please feel free to contact the Career Center with any questions regarding these events at 312-362-5201 or careernews@depaul.edu.

Big East Virtual Career Fair and Multi-School Alumni Job Fair

BIG EAST VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 – Virtual??? 10:00am-5:00pm EST

Welcome to the future of career fairs. You will have the opportunity to meet and interact with dozens of industry leading employers, but without ever having to leave home. Visit employers booths, view/apply for jobs, watch employer videos, chat with recruiters, submit your resume, and perhaps even secure a live video interview. Employers will be looking for part-time, full-time entry-level or experienced, summer, co-op, or internship candidates. For more information visit: http://bigeastcareerfair.com/  

MULTI-SCHOOL ALUMNI JOB FAIR

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 – Lincoln Park Campus

11:00am-4:00pm

Registration & Details: http://jobfairalumni.eventbrite.com  

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet top employers looking to recruit ALUMNI talent from today’s best schools!

**Note: $10 fee to attend the event as a job seeker