TEAM 1 // WEEK 4

Career Fair, How, Where, What…

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

-Eleanor Roosevelt


What: Career Path Presentations + Discussion Activities      

Where: Sargent & Lundy, 55 East Monroe Street, Floor 35  

When: Thursday, November 10, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Why:  This week was all about discussing options for a career path in Architecture, Construction, and Engineering. We heard a synopsis from each company that explained a personal professional experience. As was determined after the career presentations, there are many ways to end up doing what ACE mentors do. Some people took detours to pursue other passions. Some people engrossed themselves in school or extracurricular activities or study abroad opportunities or internships! So many possibilities. The best advice was to stay active and involved in as many things as possible in college. You never know what might spark your interest or open a door to a world of possibilities.

The second part included a round of musical chairs as we delved into topics (different at each table) such as Resumes and Cover Letters, Study Abroad and Internships, Scholarships,  Extra-Curricular Activities, and moving from College to a Career. Thanks everyone for great questions and topics of discussion!

Important Files:

General Release for Visitors – Minor

ACE_Site Visit Map

 


Blog Quiz: Describe your career path after high school. What school will you go to? What will you study? What extra curricular activities will you participate in? Where do you plan on working? Dream Job? If it helps, create a storyboard map, scan it, and send it to us! 

*Note: Answer this question by Thursday to possibly receive a prize. Answer by emailing your response to lboley@voa.com. We would love to hear your thoughts! It can be brief, and do not be afraid to speak up!!


Next Meeting Where:   CONSTRUCTION SITE VISIT!!

5710 S Drexel Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 @ University of Chicago Medical Center (just east of Washington Park)

(if you Google map the address, you will get a picture of two loading dock doors in the middle of a green metal panel – this is where we are meeting!  We will have a person there to help direct you!  See map below)

MEET DIRECTLY AT THE ADDRESS ABOVE!!

Next Meeting When:  Thursday, December 17, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

What to Bring:

-YOU NEED TO HAVE YOUR PERMISSION SLIP SIGNED!!

-wear warm clothes (the site is enclosed, but still not heated to a normal indoor temperature)

-wear closed-toed, comfortable shoes

-if you have long hair, make sure its pulled back from your face

-no loose clothing

-bring a notebook and writing utensil for sketching and taking notes

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