The Career Bytes Conference provides an opportunity for students to gain professional “know how” in a concentrated, customizable, interactive one-day forum.
The Career Bytes Conference focuses on helping students understand a) what employers are looking for when hiring, b) internship and job search strategies, c) interviewing techniques, d) business and career planning, e) how to identify and market their value, and f) how to cultivate a professional network.
Conference Schedule – Student Union, Center Ballroom (2nd Floor)
11:45-12:00 PM Sign In/Receive Conference Packet – (Brandt Thomas Lounge – Ballroom)
12:00-12:30 PM Buffet lunch and Networking
12:30-1:00 PM Welcome/Keynote Address (In-Person/Webcast) – Moyo Adeolu, 2016 UIS Alum
- Interviewer: Charmynne Itson
1:05–2:05 PM Employer Panel & Discussion (In-Person/Webcast)
Step Up & Stand Out: Hear from employer panelists about what skills are in demand and how to market yourself for career success!
|Stephanie Davingman, Clinical Program Manager, Lutheran Child and Family Services
Lindsay Smith, Talent Acquisition Consultant, Hospital Sisters Health System
Raychel Yokem, Human Resources Business Partner, The Horace Mann Companies
2:10-2:30 PM Career Bits – Round Table Mini Sessions (2 sessions/10 minutes each)
Roundtable Topics include: (maximum of 5 session topics will be chosen)
- NACE Career Readiness Competencies (Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Oral/Written Communications, Teamwork/Collaboration, Digital Technology, Leadership, Professionalism/Work Ethic, Career Management, and Global/Intercultural Fluency).
- Discussion Leaders: TBD
2:35–3:00 PM Cookies, Conversation, and Conference Wrap-Up – Students will receive a portfolio upon completing an evaluation.
Students (In-Person & Online): Register for the Conference (2 Options)
- Go to CareerConnect and click on the “Events” tab*Online Students MUST register on CareerConnect – Select the Online Participant Option
- Go to the Career Development Center page on UIS Connection and select “RSVP to Event.”
If you need any assistance registering feel free to reach out to the Career Development Center at (217) 206-6508 or firstname.lastname@example.org.