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School of Communication Career Week 2013

It’s a new year: it’s time to invest in your career – your future is worth it. Loyola University Chicago School of Communication’s Career Week 2013 is designed to put you in the driver’s seat to take control of your career. Join us Jan. 29 – 31 for interactive workshops and events to give you the skills and confidence to succeed in your job search and career positions. Each of these events will take place in the late afternoon and will feature food, giveaways, resume critiques, fashion advice, interview skill building, networking opportunities and the chance to gain invaluable time and advice from some of Chicago’s top professionals.

Whether you’re seeking a first internship, a post-graduate full-time position or looking to improve your interviewing or networking skills, these are don’t-miss events. We’ll be giving away Starbucks and Amazon gift cards, as well as a Kindle Fire, so mark your calendar and get a jump start on your career by joining us for:

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013: How I Got My Job: Conversations with Young Alumni & Resume Workshop | Regents Hall | 4 -6 p.m

Successful School of Communication Young Alumni working at the Daily Herald, DraftFCB, MSLGROUP Chicago, and Leo Burnett will be on hand to discuss their career path and how they transitioned from student to young professional. Industry professionals from the below companies and organizations will provide honest one-on-one resume critiques:

Goodman Theatre | Questar, Inc. Film | Cavalry Agency | Adler Planetarium 

Jacobson Group | rEvolution Sports Marketing | Gibbs & Soell | + more!

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013: Nail that Interview, Land the Job: Interview Do’s and Don’ts |

Regents Hall | 4- 6 p.m

Want advice on how to answer the toughest interview questions? Industry professionals will share the good, the bad and the ugly of what they have heard in interviews. Need feedback on your own skills? Join us for one-on-one interview critiques with professionals from the following companies:

Chicago Office of Tourism & Culture | Spark Communications  | CBS2 | Zocalo Group | Radar Studios | Wagstaff Worldwide Public Relations | Chicago Community Trust | Burson-Marsteller | Youth Organizations Umbrella | + more!

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013: Shut Up, Suit Up: Tailor Yourself on a Student Budget |

SOC Lobby | 4 – 5:30p.m

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013: Career & Internship Fair | Knickerbocker Hotel |

163 E. Walton Street | 3:00 – 5:30 p.m

So many fantastic employers want to meet YOU that we’ve outgrown our space at Loyola and have moved this year’s fair just down the street to the Knickerbocker Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. Put your newfound skills and confidence to the test by meeting dozens of employers looking for their next communication all-star. Check back here soon for a full list of registered employers.

Continue to visit this blog often for full event details, advice from recent SOC alumni, tips on how to work a career fair, a full list of employee profiles, and more. The School of Communication’s Facebook and Twitter pages have event information as well. Join the conversation on Twitter with #SOCCareer.