This Week Archives

Why Should I Read "This Week"?

Think of This Week as the portal to your Engineering Career Center, with lots of weekly information to assist in your job search.

Not only will you gain tips on the job search process from how to find networking events to interview prep to negotiating salary (and everything in between), but the Engineering Career Center also advertises upcoming on and off-campus, career-related events.

In addition, we highlight jobs that are posted in UIC Careers, which is where companies that want UIC students post jobs. Make sure your profile is up to date so that you are not screened out of opportunities.

Often times, students find that they don’t have time to read This Week and lose out on jobs. Make it your goal this year to read This Week weekly to stay ahead of the job search and find opportunities.

Use "This Week" to:

  • Gain tips on the job search.
  • Find on-campus/off-campus networking and career events.
  • Identify employers coming to campus and hiring UIC students.
  • Identify hot jobs posted in UICcareers.

Spring 2018

Week 13- April 16th: Employer Spotlight: Exponent Engineering and Scientific Consulting
Week 12 - April 9th: Graduating Soon?
Week 11 - April 2nd: Employer Spotlight: Baxter
Week 10 - March 19th: Using LinkedIn to Find UIC Alumni and Grow Your Network
Week 9 - March 12th: International Student Career Week! 
Week 8 - March 5th: Following-up with Employers after a Career Fair
Week 7 - February 26th: Preparing for Tech Career Fair!
Week 6 - February 19th: Employer Spotlight: BW Design 
Week 5 - February 12th: How to Manage a Job Offer
Week 4 - February 5th: Employer Spotlight: Raytheon
Week 3 - January 29th: How to Maximize Your Time at Employer Info Sessions
Week 2 - January 22nd: Employer Spotlight: TIBCO
Week 1 - January 15th: Year End Review, What Happened in 2017?

Fall 2017

Week 14 - November 27th: Make the most of Winter Break with your job search (Final "This Week" of semester)
Week 13 - November 20th: Giving thanks by giving back through volunteering
Week 12 - November 13th: Applying and following up with your target employers
Week 11 - November 6th: Identifying and creating a list of your target employers
Week 10 - October 30th: Didn't get the offer? Turn that rejection into a connection
Week 9 - October 23rd: Starting salaries and pay rates: It's all about knowing your worth
Week 8 - October 16th: Reneging: Backing out of an offer after accepting it
Week 7 - October 9th: Interviewing: Providing great answers to their questions
Week 6 - October 2nd: Interviewing: Being prepared produces the best results
Week 5 - September 25th: Following up with employers increases your odds of a reply
Week 4 - September 18th: Navigating the Engineering & CS Career Fair
Week 3 - September 11th: Preparing for the Engineering & CS Career Fair
Week 2 - September 5th: Researching companies you meet with and apply to
Week 1 - August 28th: Welcome Back! Set some goals and start your search

Spring 2017

Week 14 - April 17th: Didn’t land that internship yet? Here are some suggestions
Week 13 - April 10th: Local events provide unlimited opportunities for networking
Week 12 - April 3rd: Launch your ideas off campus at local incubators and tech centers
Week 11 - March 27th: Think outside the box: Informational interviews and job shadowing
Week 10 - March 13th: Know your worth: Negotiating employment offers and pay
Week 9 - March 6th: Permanent vs. contract employment: Weighing your options
Week 8 - February 27th: International students: Engineering your career in the USA
Week 7 - February 20th: Engineers Week encourages you to “Dream Big” this year
Week 6 - February 13th: Preparing for interviews: What you need to know beforehand
Week 5 - February 6th: Following up with employers after the Engineering Career Fair
Week 4 - January 30th: Making the most of your Engineering Career Fair experience
Week 3 - January 23rd: Research employers to ensure a successful career fair experience
Week 2 - January 16th: Crafting an effective elevator speech to win over employers
Week 1 - January 9th: New changes in the Engineering Career Center for Spring 2017

Fall 2016

Week 16 - December 5th: Making the most of Winter Break: Focus on your future career!
Week 15 - November 28th: Need a study break? See who is coming to the ENGR career fair
Week 14 - November 21st: Giving thank during your internship/job search
Week 13 - November 14th: Beyond the job boards: Reaching out to your network
Week 12 - November 7th: Interpersonal (soft) skills are integral to your career
Week 11 - October 31st: The passive job-seeker vs. the proactive job-seeker
Week 10 - October 24th: Do I need a cover letter? What should I include in it?
Week 9 - October 17th: Preparing for interviews to guarantee a better outcome
Week 8 - October 10th: Utilizing LinkedIn to secure internships and full-time jobs
Week 7 - October 3rd: Susan Major: Strengthening Women Leaders in Engineering
Week 6 - September 26th: Following up with employers after events and interviews
Week 5 - September 19th: Diversity 'All-Majors' Career Fair Thursday in UIC Forum
Week 4 - September 12th: So much going on in the Engineering Career Center (ECC)