No one is born with job-hunting skills, and learning how to network isn’t a degree option.  Yet, knowledge of these two areas is critical for landing a job. That’s why DePaul created Career Week, a weeklong jobapalooza that offers DePaul students and alumni workshops, training sessions, informational lectures and opportunities on navigating careers. The week kicks off Feb. 9 with a brunch and networking affair and extends through Feb. 15.

With workshops as diverse as “Notes on a Napkin: First Steps to Starting Your Own Business,” to “Does Your Resume Stand Out?,” Career Week offers something for everyone looking to boost his or her job prospects and navigate the new economy.

“One unique aspect of Career Week is that no matter what program, college or school you are from, you can find valuable information about managing your career,” says Brooke Gugat, associate director and career specialist at DePaul’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business Career Management Center. “It’s the one week of the year where there are more than 30 opportunities for adult students and alumni to engage in personal and professional growth to aid your career management.”

Online networking has become increasingly vital to landing jobs, so organizers added a LinkedIn photo shoot to the week’s offerings. Students and alumni can get a free LinkedIn headshot for their online profiles. In addition, students can get their LinkedIn profiles reviewed by a specialist to ensure that it’s working for them just as a resume would.

Other Career Week workshops and webinars focus on:

  • Creating Your Personal Brand
  • Virtual Speed Networking
  • Tips on Financing Graduate School
  • The Power of Storytelling in Your Job Search
  • Spirituality and Your Job Search
  • Effective Networking
  • Resume and LinkedIn Profile Critiques
Students are encouraged to register for workshops as soon as possible.

See the schedule of events for Career Week and register for events through DePaul Experience.