USF Career Week – Free!

Looking for a new job? Changing careers? Interested in sharing career advice? Then, we’re here for you! The Alumni Office and Career Services Center have collaborated to offer four online, interactive information sessions during Career Week 2010, Nov. 8-11.

Career Week 2010 activities are free!

Visit to link to USF Career Week.

Monday, Nov. 8
8 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. CST

Keeping Yourself Relevant with 21st Century Employers on Monday, Nov. 8
Sponsored by the Business Alumni Network (BAN), this panel discussion covers important skill development tips. Topics include certifications, problem solving, presentations, leadership and more.

Joseph Ferrallo, ’85,’06, ’07 (Management, MBA, Training & Development), of Tinley Park, Ill., founder and president of Client Contact Center Solutions, will moderate the discussion.

Panelists include Rich Hagen ’90 (Accounting), of New Lenox, Ill., attorney, Spesia & Ayers; Caroline (Nall) Portlock ’02, ’04 (Professional Arts, MBA), of Minooka, Ill., president/CEO, Grundy County Chamber of Commerce & Industry; Matt Ehley ’96 (Speech Communications), of Oak Forest, Ill., senior executive recruiter for, Retirement and Financial Industry at CPS Inc.; and Jamie Mattocks ’06, ’08 (Management & MBA), of Chicago, manager of Talent Development at Redbox and Coinstar, Inc.

Tuesday, Nov. 9
6 p.m. to 7 p.m. CST

“Cover Letters & Resume Writing”
Career Services Center experts Kristi Kelly and Laura Cole will be hosts to a webinar on cover letters and resume writing. Samples will be shown and advice given. Q&A will follow the presentation.

Wednesday, Nov. 10
6 p.m. to 7 p.m. CST

“The Interview Process”
Advice on how to dress, questions to ask and anticipate answering, along with other preparation tips will be covered by Kristi Kelly and Laura Cole of the Career Services Center. Q&A will follow.

Thursday, Nov. 11
6 p.m. to 7 p.m. CST

“Networking: Sometimes, It’s Who You Know”
Get ideas on preparing your “elevator speech” because you never know when you might be in the room with a future employer. Get tips on how to advance your career through networking. Kristi Kelly and Laura Cole of the Career Services Center will answer questions.