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EIU Career Services

Career Services Events
Spring 2021

Career Fair Events

EIU Career Services provides workshops and programs to help you meet the skills and competencies
that today's employers now require to get hired and thrive in the workplace.

Critical Thinking/Problem Solving Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems.
Oral/Written Communication

Oral/Written Communication
Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms.

Teamwork/Collaboration Teamwork/Collaboration
Build collaborative relationships with others, and negotiate and manage conflict.
Digital Technology

Digital Technology
Leverage existing digital technologies ethically and efficiently, and demonstrate adaptability to new technologies.

Leadership Leadership
Leverage the strengths of others to achieve common goals, and interpersonal skills to coach and develop others.
Professionalism/Work Ethic Professionalism/Work Ethic
Demonstrate personal accountability, effective work habits, integrity, and ethical behavior.
Career Management Career Management
Identify and articulate one's skills, strengths, knowledge, and experiences relevant to career goals.
Global/Intercultural Fluency Global/Intercultural Fluency
Value, respect, and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientation, and religions.

Source: National Association of Colleges & Employers

 

Please sign up for workshops in advance. Log in to your HANDSHAKE account or call 217-581-2412 to reserve your seat! 
Please note our workshop policies.   

 

Event

Location

Date & Time

Employer Virtual Showcase - SAS 
SAS Logo

Interested in Data Analytics? This is your opportunity to learn first-hand what it is like to work for SAS. The presenter will share their personal story: where they went to college, what they studied, their career path so far and tips they have learned from the School of Hard Knocks. In addition to the presentation, you will have to opportunity to ask questions.


Presenter: Steve Purdy, Analytics Advisor

Registration required.  Sign up HERE.

Virtual 

January 13

5:00 pm  

Employer Virtual Showcase - U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Heartland Region, Illinois Field Office 

Great opportunity for Math or Economics majors or if you want to learn about searching and applying for Jobs in the Federal Government. Learn first-hand from someone hiring in those areas! The presenter will share their personal story: where they went to college, what they studied, their career path so far and tips they have learned from the School of Hard Knocks. In addition to the presentation, you will have to opportunity to ask questions.

Mark Schleusener

Presenter: Mark Schleusener, Illinois State Satistician


Mark Schleusener started working for USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in 1984 in Washington, D.C. After a short while, he transferred to Lincoln, NE and worked there for three years. He worked in Jackson, MS for 3 years, then Madison, WI where he got a Master’s degree in Statistics and was married to Jeanette.

Mark and Jeanette moved to the DC area in 1994. He worked in the Research Division for 18 months and then transferred to the Survey Methods Branch where he focused on the Objective Yield surveys and analytical tools for surveys. He was promoted to the Section Head for the Commodity Surveys Section within Methods Branch.

After 8 years in DC, Mark and Jeanette moved to Springfield, IL where Mark had the job of Deputy Director for the IL Field Office of NASS. In 2013, Mark did a one year Temporary Duty assignment in St. Louis leading a group of data analysts as they worked on the 2012 Census of Agriculture. Since November of 2013, Mark has been working in Springfield, IL as the State Statistician for Illinois. Mark enjoys golf, gardening, and going to Broadway shows with his wife, Jeanette.

Mark can be reached at mark.schleusener@usda.gov

Registration required.  Sign up HERE.

Virtual  

January 20

5:00 pm  

Employer Virtual Showcase - Office of the Comproller of the Currency 

Comptroller of the Currency

This is your opportunity to learn first-hand what it is like to work for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. The presenter will share their personal story: where they went to college, what they studied, their career path so far and tips they have learned from the School of Hard Knocks. In addition to the presentation, you will have to opportunity to ask questions.

Presenters: Michelle Johanpeter 

Registration required.  Sign up HERE.

Virtual 

January 27

5:00 pm

Workshop - How to Prepare for a Virtual Job Fair and What to Expect 

Virtual Job Fairs

Never been to a job fair before?   Perhaps you have been to a job fair, but not virtually.  Learn how the virtual process works in Handshake.  We will discuss what steps you need to take to be successful along with what not to do.  This a a great session to walk through the process and also get your questions answered!     

Presenters: Bobbi Kingery, John Marr 

Registration required.  Sign up HERE.

Virtual 

January 28

4:00 pm 

Employer Virtual Showcase - FBI

FBI Logo

This is your opportunity to learn first-hand what it is like to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The presenter will share their personal story: where they went to college, what they studied, their career path so far and tips they have learned from the School of Hard Knocks. In addition to the presentation, you will have to opportunity to ask questions.

Presenter: Harvey Pettry, Special Agent


Harvey Pettry has been a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation since 2004. SA Pettry completed the FBI Academy, held at Quantico Marine Base and was assigned to the New Orleans Division where he worked health care and white collar matters. In 2008, SA Pettry was assigned to the Newark Division and worked organized crime including traditional organized crime such as the Italian mob, along with non-traditional crime to include eastern European and Russian groups. In 2011, SA Pettry received transfer orders to the Springfield Division, where he currently works. In Springfield, SA Pettry works a variety of investigations to include bank robbery, narcotics trafficking, child pornography, and counter intelligence. SA Pettry is currently assigned as the Springfield Division Coordinator for Applicant Recruiting, the FBI National Academy, and Training. Prior to joining the FBI, SA Pettry worked as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Effingham Co., Illinois. SA Pettry received his bachelor degree in Political Science from EIU and law degree from SIU. SA Pettry resides with his wife and children and enjoys the children’s activities along with outdoor hobbies.

Registration required.  Sign up HERE.  

Virtual  

February 3

5:00 pm

 

Informational Session/Q&A - Northwestern Mutual 

Northwestern Mutual
Information will be provided about Northestern Mutual including job and internship opportunties.  

Presenter: Melissa Mutters, Recruiting and Human Resource Coordinator

Registration required.  Sign up HERE.  

Virtual 

February 5

12:00 pm  

Workshop - How to Prepare for a Virtual Job Fair and What to Expect 

Virtual Job Fairs

Never been to a job fair before?   Perhaps you have been to a job fair, but not virtually.  Learn how the virtual process works in Handshake.  We will discuss what steps you need to take to be successful along with what not to do.  This a a great session to walk through the process and also get your questions answered!     

Presenters: Bobbi Kingery, John Marr 

Registration required.  Sign up HERE.

Virtual  

February 10

12:00 pm  

Employer Virtual Showcase - Lithko

Lithko Logo
This is your opportunity to learn first-hand what it is like to work for Lithko. The presenter will share their personal story: where they went to college, what they studied, their career path so far and tips they have learned from the School of Hard Knocks. In addition to the presentation, you will have to opportunity to ask questions.

Presenter: Kim Plummer, Campus Talent Specialist  

Registration required.  Sign up HERE.  

Virtual 

February 10

5:00 pm 

Employer Virtual Showcase- J.P. Morgan 

JPMorganAssset

This is your opportunity to learn first-hand what it is like to work for J.P. Morgan. The presenter will share their personal story: where they went to college, what they studied, their career path so far and tips they have learned from the School of Hard Knocks. In addition to the presentation, you will have to opportunity to ask questions.

Presenter: Chris Womack, Vice President J.P. Morgan Asset Management   

Registration required.  Sign up HERE.  

Virtual 

February 17

5:00 pm 

Employer Virtual Showcase - North American Lighting

North American Lighting

This is your opportunity to learn first-hand what it is like to work for North American Lighting. The presenter will share their personal story: where they went to college, what they studied, their career path so far and tips they have learned from the School of Hard Knocks. In addition to the presentation, you will have to opportunity to ask questions.

Presenters: Brooke Utterback, Recruiting Supervisor and Kaitlin Diel, Corporate Recruiter

Registration required.  Sign up HERE.   

Virtual 

February 24

5:00 pm 

Employer Virtual Showcase - HOPE of East Central Illinois

Hope of East Central Illinois

This is your opportunity to learn first-hand what it is like to work for HOPE of East Central Illinois and in the Social Services industry. The presenter will share their personal story: where they went to college, what they studied, their career path so far and tips they have learned from the School of Hard Knocks. In addition to the presentation, you will have to opportunity to ask questions.

Presenter: Harlie Bunyard, Shelter Manager

Harlie is a 2020 EIU Alum with a bachelor's in Family and Consumer Sciences. She is currently the Shelter Manager at HOPE of East Central Illinois. Social Services was always her passion and while at Eastern, she volunteered with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and CASA of East Central Illinois. In addition, she was an active member of TRIO and volunteered as a student ambassador through the International Student Office.

Registration required.  Sign up HERE.   

Virtual  

March 10

5:00 pm  

 

  

Workshop Policies 

No-Shows
When participants no-show for events that require an RSVP, it is unfair to potential participants who wanted to attend but couldn't due to a possible waitlist.  If you are not able to attend, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the workshop to allow others to attend.    

Late Arrivals
Students arriving 10 minutes or more after the workshop has started will be denied entry as this disrupts not only the presenter but other students. Moreover, such lapses of etiquette are generally not tolerated in business and civic settings.

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Career Services

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1301 Human Services
Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-2412
careers@eiu.edu


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