Summer Intern Professional Development Workshop Series

The annual Research Park & EnterpriseWorks' Summer Intern Professional Development Workshop Series are held weekly in the EnterpriseWorks Atrium from 12-1PM. Each workshop focuses on a unique aspect of the professional world, giving useful advice on everything from networking to negotiation. All Research Park interns are encouraged to attend and enjoy free lunch at the workshops. Please bring your iCard. We will start serving lunch at 12PM and will stop promptly at 12:15PM to start the program. Lunch is first come, first served.
 

2019 WORKSHOPS

June 4: Financial Wellness

Topics that will be discussed include how to budget, save an emergency fund, pay down debt, set financial goals, and improve your credit report and score.

Presented by the U of I Community Credit Union

 

June 11: Leverage Your Strengths

Join interns from across Research Park to learn about your strengths and how to put them into practice in the workplace.

Presented by Chemical Sciences Career Services at the University of Illinois

 

June 18: Emotional Intelligence

You've likely heard of "emotional intelligence," but what is it exactly? How does it impact workplace achievement? Join us at this intern workshop and learn about how emotional intelligence helps you understand yourself and others better. Kristina Wright, the Associate Director at Engineering Career Services, will discuss how emotional intelligence can be used everyday in the workplace.

Presented by Grainger Engineering Career Services at the University of Illinois

 

June 25: Navigating Negativity

Gain insight about how to leverage negativity to improve workplace projects as well as yourself.

Presented by Blueprint

 

July 9: Translating Skills

What are your skills? How do you discuss them aloud and on paper? In this workshop, representatives from the Graduate College will address these questions and provide an overview of best practices for presenting skillsets.

Presented by the Graduate College at the University of Illinois

 

July 16: Negotiation Strategies

Dr. Jim Dahl from the Gies College of Business will discuss negotiation tactics and methods that are usable in the workplace.

Presented by the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois

 

July 23: Improv for Interviews

Are you intimidated by the idea of interviews? In this workshop, we’ll open up the toolbox and uncover ways to make interviewing easy, interesting, and fun.  You’ll learn how to approach interviews with a plan and a strategy, even for unexpected questions.

Presented by the Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois

 

July 30: From Summer to LinkedIn

Not sure how to use LinkedIn? Want to figure out how to represent your Research Park experiences on LinkedIn? Grainger Engineering Career Services will assist you with setting up and filling in your LinkedIn so it is effective for future employment and so it best represents you.

Presented by Grainger Engineering Career Services at the University of Illinois