Career Consultant Dr. Sandy Marcus, inspired by a large poster in a restaurant, writes a list about things we can do to build community here at Illinois Tech.
You want your resume reader to see the key words that really paint a picture of you. If it’s a verb, fine; but it doesn’t have to be. You must therefore ask yourself is, “If there is ONE word in this item that I want my reader to see FIRST, what is that word?” That’s the word that should begin the item. You then find a way to write the rest of the item, starting with that key word. And, yes, it might be a verb, but it doesn’t have to be – it could be a noun, or a name, or even a number. The first word may not always be what you think, and selecting the best first word depends on what one wants to emphasize.
As we begin the 2017-18 academic year, we are pleased to announce the inaugural launch of Early Career Communities, an initiative designed to create innovative pathways and experiential learning settings for students to take meaningful steps in their career preparation,
When You Feel Like You’re Short on Stakes The following is a reflection essay written by one of our Peer Career Coaches, Xochi Castel, a second-year Bachelor of Architecture student. I’d invited her to shadow me on a Chicago Architecture
Why You Should Always Be Ready to Take Stock and Recalibrate Your Trajectory By Dr. Sandy Marcus Most of us generally think of “career planning” as most important when we’re still in school or at the very beginning of our
As a career counselor, I can’t tell you how many tens of thousands of cover letters I’ve read, reviewed, and edited in over 30 years in the field. There’s certainly a lot of good advice out there on how to
If you are in the midst of a job search, then nothing I am about to tell you will come as a surprise. Looking for a new job is guaranteed to take a toll on one’s motivation. It is, in
The Peer Career Coach program is a new initiative in the Career Services office. Its purpose is to develop the career talents of our on-campus student assistants by positioning them to provide leadership to other students on a peer-to-peer level, both
This week’s guest author is Dr. Sander Marcus, Career Development Consultant and a new addition to the Illinois Tech Career Services lineup. Dr. Marcus brings to our team over forty years of experience as a clinical psychologist and obtained certification
Two of the questions I field most frequently from student advisees are: “How can I learn and practice effective networking with professionals in my field?” and “How can I get an on-campus support or research/TA position?” Let’s kill two birds