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Handbook for Surviving the Gradpocalypse

Handbook for Surviving the Gradpocalypse

Over the next ten or so weeks, the Career Center and related areas will be executing a digital and social engagement initiative geared toward students who are set to graduate in 2014 (Handbook for Surviving the Gradpocalypse). At the heart of the campaign is a micro-website and blog:

DePaul students, faculty and staff will be tweeting with the hashtag #Gradpocalypse.

Students (and other interested parties) can sign-up to join the site by text message:

Text SURVIVE to +1 312-756-7274 to join.


Life After LPC


Next week the offices of the Career Center, Financial Fitness, and Alumni Sharing Knowledge will be focusing their efforts to provide extra service to students who frequent the Lincoln Park Campus as LAS-inclined major:

Career Center Pit Stop
SAC 1st floor Pit - 3/10/2014 - 10:00 am
Do you have a question about your resume? Need assistance with a cover letter? Want tips for getting using your DePaul.Experience account? Drop by the Career Center Pit-Stop! Come get drop-in career advising, resume & cover letter reviews, assistance applying for jobs and navigating DePaul.Experience. No sign up necessary! | #lifeafterLPC

Get career advising, resume & cover letter reviews, assistance applying for jobs! #lifeafterLPC

Freelance 101 Workshop
Lincoln Park Student Center, room 315 - 3/11/2014 - 1:30 pm
Have you ever wanted to be your own boss, or perhaps get paid part-time so that you have the freedom to do what you want and for who you want? This workshop will help you understand the ideas and nuances behind freelancing as it is not for everyone, and definitely not easy, but the rewards can be wonderful. In this workshop you will contemplate how individual values/skills match those of success freelancers, learn about resources to find opportunities, the basics on how to budget your finances, and to hear from a couple of successful freelancers on how they got started. | #lifeafterLPC

Want to be your own boss? It isn’t easy. Here’s some help: “Freelance 101 Workshop” #lifeafterLPC

The Real World Isn't Sorted by Major
Lincoln Park, SAC 151 - 3/14/2014 - 11:00 am
Writing papers on your favorite topics, following a list of prerequisites -- if only life after college were that simple! Unfortunately, the vocational paths we take after leaving our comfortable college bubble are rarely as straightforward. In fact, you may find that many of the jobs that you're considering after college to be loosely, or not at all, connected to the subject matter of what you've been studying. If the "real world" is not sorted by major, then how do we bridge the gap between "the final playpen" and the world of work? Join the Career Center for a discussion about your major, life beyond college, and how to apply your skills in areas you might not have considered. #lifeafterLPC

Let's talk about your major,
#lifeafterLPC, & how to apply your skills in areas you might not have considered: 

Is Grad School Right for Me?
Lincoln Park, SAC 151 - 3/14/2014 - 1:00 pm
Designed for students who are contemplating applying to graduate school, this workshop will help you decide whether graduate school is the right option for you. Learn about the application process, the financial decisions you will have to make, and resources available to help you choose and evaluate potential graduate and professional school programs. #lifeafterLPC

5 Tips for Financing Graduate School
SAC 151 - 3/14/2014 - 2:00 pm
Are you considering graduate school but not quite sure how you will fund it? Topics will include calculating total costs, basics on various funding options including loans, grants and scholarships and a method to determine if you are borrowing wisely. #financialfitness *Life After LPC Week offers a series of career-related activities and seminars specifically designed for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences majors, however all DePaul students and alumni are invited to attend. For more information on Life After LPC Week including a full list of events, please visit #lifeafterLPC


Resources For Kellstadt Students

I am re-posting a message from the Kellstadt Career Management Center that went out to current Kellstadt Students and Alumni:

“We are pleased to announce the addition of a new resource for you in your job/internship search. MBA Focus is a job/internship posting and resume book tool that provides additional opportunities on top of what is already provided through our office. Highlights of this resource, how to access it, and how the tool compares/contrasts to current resources are listed below.”

All systems available to Kellstadt students and alumni for jobs, events, and networking:

1. Kellstadt Career Manager
Purpose: Official recruiting tool for Kellstadt. Job/Internship postings, events, resume books, etc. specifically targeting Kellstadt students/alumni.

2. DePaul Experience
Purpose: ASK (Alumni Sharing Knowledge), under ASK Mentors

3. MBA Focus
Additional resume book and job/internship postings from employers specifically targeting a group of top MBA programs (approx. 60 schools). This tool broadens your search criteria and includes many opportunities outside of Chicago

ACE Workshops for Commerce Students

ACE Workshops

The Writing Center, the University Libraries, the University Counseling Services Center, and the Career Center at DePaul University have collaborated to offer a variety of ACE (Actively Choosing Education) workshops for Commerce students this quarter.

Time Management

(DePaul Center, Suite 8500)
Thursday, September 29 5:00-6:00 PM
Monday, October 24 12:00-1:00 PM

Time management is the key to get yourself organized and the quarter off to a good start! Learn how to prioritize, develop an individualized schedule, and brainstorm timesaving strategies by attending this workshop.

Study Skills

(DePaul Center, Suite 8500)
Wednesday, September 28 5:00-6:00 PM
Tuesday, October 25 12:00-1:00 PM

The study skills workshop will provide you with tools on note-taking, test anxiety, exam preparation, textbook reading and much more! Also, learn more about how to maximize your personal learning style.

Personal Statements and Cover Letters

(Lewis, Suite 1600-Writing Center)
Wednesday, October 19 12:00-1:00 PM

During this interactive workshop, Writing Center tutors will provide an introduction of cover letters and personal statements, as well as strategies for writing in these two similar—but significantly different—genres. Topics to be dis-cussed range from general concerns, such as structure and word count, to tone and diction. Attendees should feel free to bring any questions, as well as cover letters or personal statements in progress.

Anxiety and Stress Management

(DePaul Center, Suite 8500)
Wednesday, October 5 4:30-5:30 PM
Thursday, November 10 4:30-5:30 PM

We will learn practical ways to manage test anxiety before, during, and after an exam. This is a great workshop to learn how to manage your stress as we approach midterms & finals!

Major Decision Workshop–Commerce Majors

(DePaul Center, Suite 9500)
Wednesday, November 2 4:30-5:30 PM

Learn about the College of Commerce majors and minors and the career paths associated with each. Discover new resources that can assist you in your decision making process so that you are an informed decision maker on your interests, skills, and possible career paths.

Researching a Company, Industry, or Business Concept

(DePaul Center 11th floor, Room # 11-013)
Wednesday, October 5 12:00-1:00 PM

Scheduled in time for end-of-the-quarter research projects, this interactive workshop will review practical strategies for narrow-ing research topics, for devising and refining productive re-search questions, and for using databases to locate authoritative sources of information on companies, industries or concepts. Bring your assignment!

Students register by Contacting CUPO: or +1 (312) 362-5358

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