Career Conferences with Laura Droste

Do you have questions or concerns about post-college life? Come chat with Laura Droste, a Career Counselor in the DePaul Career Center.
October 18-19, 3:00-6:00 PM
2nd floor conference room
Arts & Letters Hall
Sign up today for a 20-minute session using this Google Doc sign-up sheet. Don’t miss this chance to talk to Laura about your career questions or plans!

Fall Job & Internship Fair


DePaul University’s Career Center is pleased to present the 2017 Fall Job & Internship Fair! Learn about current and future full-time, part-time and internship positions. Students of all experience levels are encouraged to attend.

Location: Lincoln Park Student Center room 120AB
Date: Day 1: Wednesday, October 4th 3 – 6 PM
Day 2: Thursday, October 5th 11 AM – 2 PM

*Professional dress is strongly recommended.


Do you need help preparing for the next job fair? Look no further! DePaul’s Career Center and CIBC Bank USA are teaming up to bring you tips and tricks on how to approach employers and make a lasting first impression. DePaul’s Career Center hosts multiple Job & Internship Fairs throughout the academic year with hundreds of employers looking for candidates like you. This workshop will be led by DePaul Alumnus Mark Mendoza, Joanna Mendoza, and Adrian Abonce.

For more information:

Tips on preparing for the fair:

1)   Research the companies and positions you are interested in.
2)   Download the Career Fair Plus App, which provides a complete employer listing, event details, and real-time updates. The app can be accessed for both IOS and Android.
3)   Visit the Career Center’s Peer Career Advisors for a resume review. *Peer Career Advisors are highly trained undergraduates who advise students and alumni concerning basic career related issues on a walk-in basis.
4)   Dress for success & bring plenty of resumes!

Check out the elevator pitch and interview prep sections on DePaul’s Career Center Website for tips on making a great first impression with potential employers!

Career Panel, May 2nd


Are you interested in learning more about the incredibly multi-faceted publishing industry? Come to a career panel on

Tuesday, May 2nd, 6:30-7:30
Arts & Letters Rm. 109
2315 N Kenmore Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

Rick Hamann, advertising exec at M Advertising; Doug Seibold, CEO of Agate Publishing; and Donna Seaman, writer and editor at Booklist will be dishing out career advice and answering all of your questions!

New Course! Careers for English Majors


ENG 299: Careers for English Majors
with Prof. Chris Green
T 6-9:15
Spring 2017

Are you ready to see where an English degree can take you? This new course will help students better understand their skills and talents in order to find satisfying jobs across a wide range of fields. You will discover strategies for finding meaningful work and learn from guest speakers from across a variety of industries.

We will begin by reflecting on individual students’ strengths and preferences and thinking about job activities and careers that might complement these. We will also examine specific work environments (e.g., the arts, corporations, and non-profits); the value of attending graduate or professional school; and the role that internships, undergraduate research, and networking play in career development and advancement. In addition, we will look at how to organize and manage an internship/job search; how to put together strong resumes, cover letters, and portfolios; and how to interview well over the phone, via Skype, and in-person.

Along with numerous magazine articles, the texts will include a mix of practical guides to starting your job search and also reflective texts that ask you to consider the place of imagination and reflection in one’s work life: Scratch: Writers, Money, And The Art of Making A Living edited by Manjula Martin, I’m an English Major—Now What? How English majors can find happiness, success, and a real job by Tim Lemire, Island by Aldous Huxley, and The Heart Aroused by David Whyte.

On-campus interviews, practice interviews


The following employers will be conducting on-campus interviews next week:

Employer: Grant Thornton
Date: Thursday, February 2nd 2017

Employer: Deloitte
Date: Monday, February 6th 2017

Employer: EY
Date: Wednesday, February 8th 2017

Want some interview practice? It’s easy to schedule a practice interview with DePaul’s Alumni Sharing Knowledge. Schedule yours today.