Mentor Registration

Our next Engineering Career Prep Day
Friday, February 7, 2014
Student Center East - Illinois Room
Open to:
All engineering sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Format: Career Prep Day is a morning event. It begins with small group student mentoring, followed by an alumni panel discussion for students. Please indicate if you are willing to participate in the panel discussion. We need at least 6 alumni panel volunteers to conduct a productive discussion.

Task for Mentors: Mentors interact with sophomore, junior and senior students to discuss good job hunting strategies, interviewing skills and to use their 3 greatest tools with confidence their resume, experience, and their ability to communicate effectively.

Expectations of Mentors: Through your mentorship, discussions should cover some or all of the following topics:

  • Catching the notice of a recruiter (resume, networking, etc.)
  • Selling Yourself - What is an elevator pitch?
  • Communication-of student's research, past jobs, internship experience,GPA, etc.
  • Interviewing skills - How to prepare for an interview
  • Business etiquette- presentation, dress, communication, manners,etc.

Mentor Experience:  Mentors should have at least 3 years hands-on experience as an engineer plus experience as a mentor or in a hiring/interviewing capacity.

Note to Mentors: Students are responsible for the content of their own resume and will be provided with supplemental resume preparation information. Students are required to pre-register for Engineering Career Prep Day through the Engineering Career Center. Mentors are not asked to provide fundamental resume review, but more of an overall discussion on the important elements of a resume, including grammar and format. The engineering career center will email PDF's of resumes from the students assigned to their groups the week prior to Engineering Career Prep Day.

To register as a mentor, please provide this information. Thank you!

First Name: Last Name:

Corporate Position:

Company Name:

Company Address1:

Company Address2:

Company City: Company State: Company Zip:

Preferred Email Address:

Cell Phone or Preferred Phone Number:

Academic Degree(s) and Year:

Degree 1: Year Graduated:

Degree 2: Year Graduated:

Degree 3: Year Graduated:

My Mentoring Experience – Please check all that apply. Less-experienced mentors may be paired with an experienced mentor.

I have participated in hiring decisions, interviewing candidates or screening resumes
I have a strong sense of what information must appear in a professional resume
I have experience mentoring others about resumes, interviewing or cover letters
I have worked as an engineer for at least 3 years
I will attend the networking review session for mentors at 8:30 am

Panel Discussion:

Engineering Career Prep Day includes a one hour panel discussion. We strive to present a diverse engineering experience to our students through the panel discussion. We will reach out to the mentors to participate on the panel.

Please indicate if you have an interest to participate on this panel:

My Academic Interests:

Generally, the student needs are just the same, regardless of their academic field!   However, we try our best to pair mentors with students from a related field in order to handle questions that are field specific, such as “What is the job market like in my field?”

Occasionally, the registration load requires us to assign mentors to students from other fields. You can help by suggesting two or more fields where you are knowledgeable, whether or not it is the area of your academic degree.

Any Field – no limitations
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Industrial Engineering

Thank you!

Kate Kaplan, director, UIC Engineering Career Center
312-996-2311 or

Kathy Corcos, UIC Engineering Career Center
312-996-2238 or

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