Career Calendar 2011-2012

Events will be added throughout the year. Check the Wackerle Career Calendar regularly.

FALL 2011

Involvement Fair
Sunday, August 21
1:00-5:00pm
Huff Center
 
WIU Fall Career Fair
Tuesday, October 4
10:00am-3:00pm
Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
Western Illinois University is sponsoring a fall career fair.  Admission is free.  There will be over 63 companies represented at the fair including:
John Deere, Caterpillar, ADM, U.S. Social Security Administration, Six Flags Great America

Chicago Graduate & Professional School Fair
Thursday, October 6
3:00-7:00pm
University of Illinois Chicago
More than 220 graduate and professional schools will participate in the event.  Visit the web for more information: http://chicagogradfair.ocs.uic.edu

Monmouth College Open House Academic Fair
Monday, October 10
2:15-3:00pm
Huff Athletic Center
Potential new students will have the opportunity to find out more about Monmouth's departments, services and resources.

Fall Interview Day
Friday, October 14
By Appointment
Ashton Place, Willowbrook, Illinois
Apply in advance to interview with high profile employers for business, accounting and IT positions (full-time jobs and internships). This is a chance to interview for multiple positions with multiple organizations in one location. Sponsored by the Illinois Small College Placement Association member schools (ISCPA).  Watch your email or visit www.iscpa.org for more details and application information.
 
Finding Your Direction
(for Freshmen)
Tuesday, October 18
7:00pm
Liedman Hall Basement
Explore your skills, talents and passions.  Discuss tools that can help you discover what you want to do with your life.  Seniors will share their stories and give advice on how to select a major and an advisor.

Getting Ready for Life After MC
Wednesday, October 19
12:00-1:00pm & 4:00-5:30pm
Stockdale main lobby and lower lobby
What is the next step beyond MC?  Information tables will be available on Internships, Graduate and Professional Schools, Career Development, Off-Campus Study and the Registrar's Office.
**sponsored in collaboration with Academic Affairs, Founder's Village and Bower's Hall

Mentoring Day
Wednesday, October 19
Department Meetings

Resume First Aid Clinic
Thursday, October 20
5:00-8:00pm
Stockdale lower lobby
Stop by with 2 copies of your resume and get immediate feedback!

Resume First Aid Clinic
Monday, October 24
1:00-3:00pm
Wackerle Career and Leadership Office, Poling Hall first floor
Stop by with 2 copies of your resume and get immediate feedback!

Monmouth College Graduate and Professional School Fair
Wednesday, October 26
11:00am-1:00pm
Huff Athletic Center Concourse
Meet graduate and professional school recruiters representing a wide variety of schools and programs from all over the country.  Find out about the different opportunities available and get information on admissions, application, tuition and more.  Over 50 schools are expected to attend.

Student Teacher Seminar
(for on-campus student teachers)
Wednesday, October 26
7:00-8:30pm
Wallace Hall #208
Learn everything you need to know about credential files. 

Student Affairs 101 Conference at WIU
Friday, October 28
9:00am-5:00pm
Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
The College Student Personnel Program at Western is hosting a conference for those interested in the profession.  Attend workshop sessions that highlight various aspects of the field:
-Participate in a resume evaluation.
-Participate in a lunchtime roundtable discussion with current graduate students.
-Meet future colleagues in the field of Student Affairs
-Gather information from various Student Affairs programs at the Graduate School Fair.
The Wackerle Career and Leadership Center will be providing free registration and transportation to those interested in attending.  Contact the Wackerle Center for more information.

Grad-Test Program
Tuesday, November 1
7:00-8:00pm
Bowers Hall Lounge

Etiquette Dinner
Tuesday, November 3
5:00-7:00pm
Highlander Room
Enjoy a 5 course dinner while learning proper dining etiquette in a relaxed environment.  Everything from how to place your napkin to how to propose a toast is covered by a professional etiquette instructor.
*Meal Exchange
*Professional attire and Reservation required

Resume First Aid Clinic
Monday, November 7
1:30-3:30pm
Wackerle Career and Leadership Office, Poling Hall first floor
Stop by with 2 copies of your resume and get immediate feedback!

Mock Interviews for Student Teachers
(for on-campus student teachers)
Tuesday & Wednesday, November 8 & 9
4:30-7:00pm by appointment
Wallace Hall, first floor
Practice your interview skills with a local educational administrator.
You will be “interviewed” like a true candidate and then receive feedback and advice.

Sigma-Aldrich Information Session
Thursday, November 10
12:00-1:00pm (meal exchange)
Private Dining Room, Stockdale
Sigma-Aldrich will be on campus to meet with students from the Chemistry Department to share information about their company.  Meal exchange.  Please sign up in advance.  Contact the Wackerle Career and Leadership Center or Professor Audra Sostarecz.

Monmouth College Open House Academic Fair
Friday, November 11
2:15-3:00pm
Huff Athletic Center
Potential new students will have the opportunity to find out more about Monmouth's departments, services and resources.

Scots’ Connection: College to Career Conference
(for Juniors and Seniors ONLY)
Saturday, November 12
8:00am-2:30pm
Stockdale Center
This invitation-only career development conference puts students in touch with MC Alumni. Events include a networking dinner, panel discussion and breakout sessions. Students are invited based on faculty nominations.
 
GRE Condensed Prep Program
Thursday, November 17
7:00-8:00pm
Peterson Hall
 
Career Exploration for Football Team
Monday, November 21
4:00-4:30pm
Highlander Room
 
Air Force Recruitment Table
Wednesday, November 30
12:00-1:00pm
Stockdale Lobby
 
Finding Your Direction
(for Freshmen)
Thursday, December 1
8:00-9:00pm
Grier Hall
Explore your skills, talents and passions.  Discuss tools that can help you discover what you want to do with your life.  Seniors will share their stories and give advice as to how to select a major and an advisor.

SPRING 2011

Monmouth College Summer Camp Employment Fair
Wednesday, February 1
4:00-6:30pm
Stockdale Lobby
Are you interested in working at a camp this summer?   Stop by to visit with the camp representatives and to get more information.

WIU Spring Career Fair
Tuesday, February 7
10:00am-3:00pm
Western Illinois University
Macomb, Illinois
Over 30 employers offering full time jobs and internships in a variety of fields, including Caterpillar, Peace Corps, Social Security Administration, Wells Fargo, etc.

Monmouth College Open House Academic Fair
Monday, February 20
2:15-3:00pm
Huff Athletic Center
Potential new students will have the opportunity to find out more about Monmouth's departments, services and resources.

Virtual Career Fair
Tuesday, February 21 and Wednesday, February 22
This online career fair allows students to connect with various employers via chat rooms and interactive videos.  Contact the Wackerle Career and Leadership Center for more information.

Scots Connection Conference: Living a Life of Purpose
Saturday, February 25
9:00am-3:00pm
Stockdale Center
Network with and hear stories from 15 successful alumni with different majors, backgrounds, and who have taken very different paths.

How Do I Look? Fashion Show
Thursday, March 1
7:00pm
Dahl Chapel
Students will model outfits designed to get you hired!  Resources available for the entire job search process!

Spring Interview Day
Friday, March 2
By Appointment
Ashton Place, Willowbrook, Illinois
Apply in advance to interview with high profile employers for full time positions and internships.  This is a chance to interview for multiple positions with multiple organizations in one location.  Sponsored by the Illinois Small College Placement Association (ISCPA) member schools.  Contact the Wackerle Center or www.iscpa.org for more details and application information.

MOCKtail Party
Wednesday, March 7
7:00-8:30pm
Highlander Room
Enjoy delicious food and beverages while you learn how to conduct yourself with poise, handle tricky foods, propose a toast, balance your plate and glass while shaking hands and have fun but remain professional.
*Meal exchange   *Professional attire and Reservations required

Monmouth College Open House Academic Fair
Saturday, March 24
2:15-3:00pm
Huff Athletic Center
Potential new students will have the opportunity to find out more about Monmouth's departments, services and resources.

Finding Your Direction
(for Freshmen)
Tuesday, March 27
5:30pm
Tartan Room, Stockdale
(bring your dinner if you'd like)
Explore your skills, talents and passions.  Discuss tools that can help you discover what you want to do with your life.  Seniors will share their stories and give advice on how to select a major and an advisor.

Monmouth College Open House Academic Fair
Saturday, April 21
2:15-3:00pm
Huff Athletic Center
Potential new students will have the opportunity to find out more about Monmouth's departments, services and resources.

Student Teacher Seminar
(for on-campus student teachers)
Wednesday, April 4
Learn everything you need to know about credential files.
 
Mock Interviews for Student Teachers
(for on-campus student teachers)
Tuesday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 18
4:30-7:00pm
Practice your interview skills with a local educational administrator.
You will be “interviewed” like a true candidate and then receive feedback and advice.

Senior Salute
Thursday, April 26
12-5:00pm
Highlander Room

ADDITIONAL OFF-CAMPUS EVENTS
 
Idealist Grad Fair Chicago
Monday, October 10
5:00-8:00pm
University of Illinois Chicago
UIC Forum, 725 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608
130+ graduate and professional school programs in social work, public policy, environmental studies, public interest law, nonprofit management, public health, etc.  Sponsored by Idealist.org.  www.idealist.org/view/fair/CDPFwtShsDw4/

Northern Illinois University Internship Fair
Tuesday, October 18
10:00am-3:00pm
NIU Convocation Center
DeKalb, IL
www.niu.edu/careerservices or 815-753-1641
$10 admission fee
 
Northern Illinois University Job Fair
Wednesday, October 19
10:00am-3:00pm
NIU Convocation Center
DeKalb, IL
$10 admission fee
 
EIU Fall Education Job Fair
Wednesday, November 2
9:00am-1:00pm
Eastern Illinois University
MLK, Jr. University Union-Grand Ballroom
Charleston, IL
Hiring educator positions beginning in January and next fall.  www.eiu.edu/careers/career_fairs.php
 
AAEE Multi-State Educator Job Fair
Saturday, November 5
2:30-5:00pm
JW Marriott
10 S West St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
10-20 school districts expected
 
Northern Illinois University Health Professions Job Fair
Monday, November 7
9:30am-12:30pm
NIU Duke Ellington Ballroom, Holmes Student Center
DeKalb, IL
$10 admission fee
 
WIU Summer Camp Job Fair
Wednesday, February 2
10:00am-4:00pm
Western Illinois University
Macomb, Illinois
 
Suburban Chicago Secondary Teacher Recruitment Fair
Saturday, February 12
9:00am-3:00pm
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N. River Road
Rosemont, Illinois
$20 registration fee and $5 parking
For more information and registration:  http://ilinoisnwpa.org/


 

 

Wackerle Career and Leadership Center
Poling Hall, first floor
700 East Broadway Ave.
Monmouth, IL 61462
309-457-2115
wackerle@monmouthcollege.edu

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(except Monmouth College Holidays)