The Career Center and advisers will be hosting a free barbecue on the Quad Thursday for students to harness new planning skills when they search for future jobs.
Illinois State students are invited on Thursday to join the Career Center for free, complimentary hot dogs and chips. The barbecue is an attempt to inform students of the most effective methods when searching for a job.
The event will allow students to interact with advisers and ask questions regarding job searching techniques.
“The Career Center can help you with career planning, job searching strategies and more,” senior assistant director for Special Populations, Maureen Roach said. “Plus, you learn about our upcoming career and networking events, and have your career related questions answered.”
The event is free for all who attend and any student is welcome to come ask questions. The Career Center barbecue can be found under the canopy at Schroeder Plaza. It is scheduled to occur from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The Career Center hosts career fairs and other events throughout the year to connect Illinois State students and alum with employers to career development opportunities.
Roach believes the Career Center barbecue promises to instill a positive message to students who are looking for guidance in future career choices.
“Students learn how beneficial career services are for students and by attending the career fairs, students will meet with a variety of employers to learn about and obtain part-time jobs, internships and full-time employment opportunities,” Roach said.
The Career Center is a centralized campus resource where students can be assisted with developing, evaluating and implementing career decisions.
For more information on the event or for special accommodations, contact the Career Center at (309) 438-2200 or visit their website at CareerCenter.IllinoisState.edu.