The 2019 – 2020 Illini Success Report has been released, and the outcome for humanities majors are in step with outcomes across campus: better than many had feared but not as good as they would be if there wasn’t a global pandemic happening right now. Once again we learn that, contrary to popular myth, humanities […]
You’re not alone. Lots of graduating seniors feel bewildered by the job search process and don’t know where to begin. The last time you faced a big life transition, you were probably applying to college, a process that involves: A fairly rigid time table, with strict deadlines A cohort of peers following the same timetable […]
Prof. Abbot from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese has passed along the following local opportunities for Spanish speakers. Experience — whether paid or volunteer — using your language skills in a professional context helps you identify your strengths and demonstrate your skills to future employers.
We get this question a lot at the HPRC. The answer is complicated. Only a fraction of people reading this post will answer “yes” to the following question, but I ask it anyway: Do you want to work for a Fortune 500 company right after you graduate? Then an internship the summer before your junior […]
by Debayudh Chatterjee, Graduate Assistant, HPRC Meet Mouna Benbouazza; she graduated with Master of Arts in French from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2020. Her last job was overseeing communications at an international think tank in Brussels. As the capital of the European Union, Brussels is a crucial seat of international discussions on […]
If you’re a US citizen and over 18, you can vote in the upcoming US election on November 3. Your vote counts whether you cast it or not. Politicians, pundits, paid consultants, and news media all crunch numbers to decide what people who don’t vote think politically, and they make decisions based on those numbers. […]
Resources to become career ready If you missed our mid-August series, “Humanities Majors: Get Career Ready” (or if you attended but need some refreshers), you can find the slide decks and other information we shared there. As always, feel free to make an appointment by emailing email@example.com or scheduling your own at go.illinois.edu/HPRCAdvising.
Yes, you should have a LinkedIn profile (in addition to your Handshake profile), and you should make use of the site. Here’s why: Recruiters use the site to site to hire. Employers and networking contacts will look you up. There’s up-to-date information about the state of the economy, the effects of the global pandemic on […]
Want to practice? Here is a terrific set of suggestions for succeeding in a video interview. Want to practice? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a mock interview. It’s an opportunity to test-drive your interview set-up, practice answering common interview questions for your planned career path, and get specific feedback advice about interviewing more effectively.