Thursday, September 27, 2012

Aurora Healthcare DITF:

Where Health Meets Communications

Each semester the Experiential Learning Programs team here at L&S Career Services look for new and improved ways to help you, the student, better understand the connections between careers, academics and interests areas.

We are please to offer you a new and exciting opportunity to join us for:

A Day-in-the-Field (DITF)
Aurora Health Care Administrative Offices
Friday October 12, 7:30am-3:00pm 

For those of you who aren't familiar with Aurora, it is an integrated not-for-profit health care provider serving communities throughout eastern WI and northern IL. Additionally, Aurora is WI's largest private employer!

While you may think of Aurora Healthcare quickly if you are interested in the health fields, Aurora probably isn't a name automatically associate with a career in Communications. But did you know that Aurora has multiple communications departments and that their Senior VP and Chief Communications Officer are both Badger Alum with a background in Communications?

If you've ever wondered about working for a major private employer based right here in WI, and have an interest in learning more about careers at Aurora, join us October 12.

Pre-registration required. Transportation to and from Aurora is provided by L&S Career Services

To register, visit:

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Your Career Fair Checklist

1. An updated resume – Get your resume critiqued at our office before the fair. We have extended resume drop-ins from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. through Thursday.  Or make an appointment with an advisor for a more in-depth look at your resume.
2.  An elevator speech – Introduce yourself to employers with this quick speech. Find out what you should include here.
3. A professional outfit – Dress to impress in business professional. A suit is appropriate for both men and women. As a general rule, dress as if you were going to a job interview.
4. A folder or briefcase – This will come in handy for all the handouts and business cards you’ll receive from recruiters. It’s also the perfect place to store copies of your resume.
5. Comfortable shoes – You will be on your feet and walking around the Kohl Center. Make sure your shoes won’t hurt too badly at the end of the night.
6. Extra resumes – Bring lots of copies of your resume in case you end up stopping to talk to more companies than you originally planned on. You don’t want to run out.
7. A game plan – Decide which organizations you most want to talk to. Make a list, so you don’t have to spend as much time looking through the list at the fair. Check out who’s coming at

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Getting to Know Your Career Advisors

Each of our career advisors has different experiences and a different background.  Find out more about them and then make an appointment!  Remember, all our advisors are qualified to help you, no matter what your major or career plan is.

Maureen Muldoon
-           Before becoming a career counselor…Maureen was a member of AmeriCorps and an assistant language teacher in Hokkaido, Japan.
-           Fun fact: Maureen studied in Ecuador and Spain, which she says broadened her life-long interests in different cultures, religions, arts and languages.
-           Advising areas of expertise: AmeriCorps, the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET), teaching abroad, and careers in the sciences

Marie Koko
-           Before becoming a career counselor…Marie worked in logistics and residential property management.
-           Fun fact: Marie traveled all over Europe one year before the Soviet Union crumbled, and has been to more foreign countries than U.S. states.
-           Advising areas of expertise: careers in public service, especially federal government and nonprofits, and finding the perfect resource (both Internet and print) to fit each student’s needs

Molly Krochalk
-           Before becoming a career counselor…Molly worked as an organic farm assistant, food cooperative manager, independent artist and co-gallery owner, and a healthcare assistant, interpreter, and outreach worker. 
-           Fun fact: Molly earned a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to live in New Zealand for a year, where she fulfilled her lifetime dream of studying ceramic art. 
-           Advising areas of expertise: career exploration and career assessment, graduate students, answering questions about working and volunteering internationally, and helping students figure out how to use Spanish and other languages in the job market.

Nell Weatherwax
-           Before becoming a career counselor…Nell advised fine arts students as an academic advisor at Indiana University and worked as a corporate trainer with Corprov, teaching corporate executives theater improvisation skills to improve their teamwork and management.
-           Fun fact: Nell is a performer specializing in entirely improvised one-woman story shows and workshops. She loves to teach adults how to have fun rediscovering creative play through the creative use of words and movement.
-           Advising areas of expertise: career advising for the creative and unconventional personality type