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Coming Events:

GRADUATE SCHOOL WEEK, October 27-30, 2014, 12:30-1:20, Krasa Presentation Room
Applying to graduate school? Join us to make sure you're prepared for the process and learn specific techniques to make your application stand out!
  • Monday, October 27 - INTERVIEWING STRATEGIES with Career Peer Educators (CPEs) Kiran Munir and Joey Frazee
    Learn important strategies to prepare for graduate school interviews and feel confident in telling your professional story. Learn about what to do before, during and after your interviews. Get insight from seniors who have gone through interviews themselves for medical school!
  • Tuesday, October 28 - WRITING A PERSONAL STATEMENT with Anne Marie Smith, Writing Specialist
    Have no idea how to start writing a personal statement? Don't wait until the last minute –they must be crafted! Even the best writers need help with them! Learn what to include and what to exclude. Find out about common errors and how to avoid them.  Explore campus and online resources.
  • Wednesday, October 29 - GRADUATE SCHOOL PATHWAYS with Kristin Stiltner from KAPLAN and Amanda Skarosi and Cydney Weber from BenU
    How should you prepare for the graduate school admissions process and graduate entrance exams? Hear about the timeline for applying, how to market yourself, and how to best prepare for graduate school entrance exams. Also hear about graduate school options at BenU from Amanda and Cydney from the Graduate School Admissions Office at BenU.
  • Thursday, October 30 - PROFESSIONAL WRITING with Anne Marie Smith, Writing Specialist
    Need 2 Learn 2 Write Professionally? Learn what is considered professional writing. Find out what impression you give when you don't include capital letters, punctuation, or appropriate greetings and closings. Explore campus and online resources.

Refreshments will be served.Walk-ins welcome!

Weekly Events:

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING WORKSHOPS, offered daily from 12:30 - 1:20 PM, Mon - Thurs, in the Career Development Technology Center, Krasa 012. This schedule will change weekly.

Daily workshops are over for the Spring semester and will be returning at the start of the Fall semester.

Daily Events:

Need assistance with resume or cover letter writing? Curious about any other program or service offered through Career Development? Drop in during our daily walk-in hours, Monday through Thursday. No appointment is needed during the walk-in periods.


Monday and Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday and Thursday: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Events Passed: 

Be sure to join us next time!

WINE DOWN FRIDAY, October 17, 2014, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

National Moser Center for Adult Learning, 1832 Centre Point Cir., Ste. 102, Naperville, IL 60563
In celebration of more than 15 years of adult education, join us for wine and cheese to celebrate and learn what The Benedictine Promise is all about. Network with fellow Benedictine alumni, hear about career services and more. Please RSVP to Annette Loritz at or 630.829.1387 by Friday, October 10, 2014. See more details about the event here.

CAREER PEER EDUCATORS Present! Monday & Thursday, Oct. 13 and 16, 12:20-1:20
Birck Hall, Room 112; Lunch will be provided!

All students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend and meet the Career Peer Educator (CPE) for your college.Therese Porod (College of Liberal Arts), Salwa Nahid (College of Business), Kiran Munir (Colleges of Science and Education & Health Services) and Joey Frazee (Colleges of Science and Education & Health Services) will talk about their undergraduate experiences at Benedictine and how you, too, can best take advantage of Career Development's services and resources. They'll share with you ways in which you can effectively explore, experience, engage and emerge during and from your Benedictine education. Therese, Salwa, Kiran and Joey will present both on Monday and on Thursday. Join us for either date!

FALL INTERVIEW DAY, Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ashton Place, Willowbrook, Illinois

Calling all students in majors such as
accounting, auditing, finance, human resources, management, marketing, math, computer science and information technology! Excellent employers in the area with longstanding relationships with us and our consortium, the Illinois Small College Placement Association (ISCPA), will conduct 30-minute interviews for internships and jobs. These are positions you may seek to fill in the upcoming year.

20+ employers are hiring for 40+ professional positions and internships*!

  1. Create your profile or log on to ISCPA:
  2. Upload your resume giving plenty of time for it to be reviewed, revised and approved before Friday, September 26. Application period begins on September 15.
  3. Review all positions carefully and apply/submit your resume only to those positions you would accept if offered. Remember: You must submit a resume to each position in which you have an interest. Candidates will be notified of interview selection status. 

*Participating employers include: Acuity; Allstate Insurance; AON Corporation; BKD; CapinCrouse; Caterpillar, Inc.; CliftonLarsonAllen; Country Financial; Deloitte; Friedman & Huey; Hub Group; Illinois Tool Works; Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond; MB Financial Bank; McGladrey; O'Malley & Kwit; Porte Brown; ProviNET Solutions; Sogeti USA; State Farm; Wipfli (formerly The Condon Group).

Career Orientation - Thursday, August 28, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Birck 003 and 214
Career Development is conducting workshops for all students, Thursday August, 28th from 4:00 P.M. - 7 P.M. 
  • 4:00 - 5:00 p.m: Attend either "Writing a Winning Resume" in Birck 003 or "Navigating Your Virtual Career Center" in Birck 214. 
  • 5:00 P.M. - 6:00 p.m: Choose between "Making Your 'Major' Decision" in Birck 003, or "To Tweet, To Facebook, Or To Link In" in Birck 214. 

Following the workshops, come to the Crosswalk - Hallway connecting Kindlon and Birck for some refreshments, ask questions, and meet your new collegiate colleagues and friends.

RSVP's are encouraged by noon, Tuesday August 26th to 630-829-6041 or

Student Employment Job Fair - Tuesday, August 26, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m., Krasa ABC

Attention Students! Are you looking for a job on campus? Be sure to attend the 1st annual Student Employment Job Fair! Find out about opportunities available and apply directly to departments on campus by submitting your resume. Come prepared with multiple copies of your resume and dress to impress.

This event is co-sponsored by Career Development and Personnel Resources. 

Student Life

Julie Cosimo, Ed. D. Director
Career Development
Phone: (630) 829-6040
Fax: (630) 829-6043

Krasa C enter, Lower Level Room 010
5700 College Road Lisle IL, 60532
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m