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National Career Development Month Activities

November is National Career Development Month, a time to refocus on lifelong career development. Throughout the month, Career Services will be highlighting on-campus resources and opportunities that will teach you skills such as interview-prep strategies, salary negotiation, meaningful personal pitches, and professional etiquette. Make sure to take advantage of these on-campus opportunities to launch your career to success and be a part of a national celebration of Career Development!

Landing the Job

  • Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
  • 12:45-1:45 p.m.
  • WH 115
  • “Landing the Job” will present strategies to prepare for an interview and to negotiate salary once you have been offered a job. This workshop will also provide an overview of typical U.S. benefits packages and how to weigh job offers beyond the base salary. More information and RSVP!

Uncovering Your Leadership Potential

  • Saturday, November 4, 2017
  • 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • MTCC Ballroom
  • “Uncovering Your Leadership Potential” will guide you in crafting your life story and discovering your natural talents. Using this knowledge, students will learn how to create a meaningful personal pitch about how and why you lead! More information and RSVP!

Community Service Fair

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017
  • 12:30-2:00 p.m.
  • MTCC Bridge
  • Community organizations will be seeking volunteers and work-study students to make an impact in Chicago.


  • Friday, November 17, 2017
  • 10:00-1:00 p.m.
  • HH Expo
  • This day of presenting student-lead interprofessional projects brings career exploration and networking opportunities to Illinois Tech students and alumni!

Professional Etiquette Meal

  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017
  • 12:45-1:45 p.m.
  • MTCC Ballroom
  • This event was designed by the Student Employment Office to introduce students to dining etiquette; table manners play an important part in making a favorable impression. More information and RSVP! (RSVP required!)

Rave Awards

  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017
  • 9:30-11:00 a.m.
  • Hermann Hall Expo
  • The Rave Awards will be celebrated as a thank you breakfast to recognize student supervisors and student employees. RSVP required by Monday, November 27, 2017.