On February 12, 2020, DePaul University’s Career Center held its first Career Success Boot Camp for Transfer Students. This event brought together current and admitted transfer students, successful alumni, and our career communities in service to the unique and varied career planning needs of transfer students.
In follow up to the Career Success Boot Camp for Transfer Students, this page documents the best practices and important insights shared at the event to help guide your next steps.
Next Steps for Transfer Students
Don’t stop here! Whether or not you were able to join us live at the event, the list below includes some great potential next steps to keep your career journey moving. Get started today!
- Build Your Self and Career Knowledge to inform smart career decision making
- Complete the CareerExplorer self-assessment to gain insight into what is important to you and the careers that best match your personality – you can also use CareerExplorer to research career paths of interest to you
- Enroll in UIP 200: Design Your Future to continue your journey
- Learn about and Opt in to a Career Community
- Meet with a Career Advisor or Career Ambassador
- Build your network using ASK (Alumni Sharing Knowledge)
- Drop by the Career Center for help with your resume and other job search documents
- Seek out and apply to internship and other opportunities on Handshake
- Learn how to gain academic credit for your internship experience via UIP 250
And for those who were able to join us on February 12, don’t forget to let us know what you thought of the event by completing the event evaluation.
Break Out Session Presentation Slides & Handouts
Whether you missed a session or simply want to revisit the slides and handouts, you will find the materials from our alumni-facilitated break out sessions here.
Career Exploration: Developing Your Curiosity and Confidence to Begin Your Career
Presented by: Jennifer Gerrard, Director, International Agreements and Visitors, Northwestern University
Jennifer has spent the majority of her career in the field of international education and has held roles focusing on international student program management, academic advising, and educational development in conflict contexts. Before joining Northwestern in 2019, Jennifer was the Senior Director of the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Community Programs department at New York University Abu Dhabi. Additionally, she spent seven years at Northwestern, where she directed the Kellogg School of Management’s Executive MBA Global Network and managed graduate programs at the School of Professional Studies. She has also worked on U.S.-government funded programs at DePaul University, the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the nonprofit AMIDEAST. She has lived in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. Jennifer completed her MA at the University of Chicago in Social Sciences.
Blue Demon Connection: Jennifer earned her BA in Political Science and Women’s Studies at DePaul!
Defining Your Brand
Presented By: Eileen Linnabery, Coach, Vantage Leadership Consulting
Eileen’s passion for utilizing psychological principles to enhance the human capital competitive advantage of organizations brought her to Vantage in 2014. She began her career building and operating assessment centers for development and selection, and has worked to assess and develop leaders in a variety of industries such as pharmaceuticals, energy, oil and gas, entertainment, and banking. She enjoys focusing on helping leaders transition from being stellar individual contributors to leading others. Her goal is to assist individuals in developing a better understanding of themselves as leaders, and to help them reframe how they approach their work.
Blue Demon Connection: Eileen earned her Ph.D. in Industrial Organizational Psychology at DePaul!
Presented By: Johnny LaSalle, Associate Director, DePaul Alumni Sharing Knowledge Program
Johnny is a professional in Higher Education with 12 years of experience, knowledge and skills in student development, community engagement, and programming. Johnny currently serves as the Associate Director of the Alumni Sharing Knowledge program at DePaul University and brings a reputation that resonates transformational and transactional leadership capabilities with an interdisciplinary educational approach that includes experiential learning, service-learning, civic engagement, curricular development, identity conscious leadership advancement, and career exploration.
Blue Demon Connection: Johnny earned his MA in Interdisciplinary Studies at DePaul!
Jump Starting Your Internship Search
Presented By: Kayla DeCant, Prevention Education Coordinator at Rape Advocacy, Counseling & Education Serivces (RACES)
Kayla DeCant is an experienced violence-prevention educator with a background in trauma-informed environments and empowerment for youth. She has worked in a variety of settings including government programs, non-profit organizations, colleges/universities and K-12 schools. She earned her B.A degree in Psychology with a concentration in Human Services from DePaul University in 2015, with minors in Sociology and Peace, Justice & Conflict Studies before earning her M.Ed in Community Development and Action from Vanderbilt University in 2018. She currently works as the Prevention Education Coordinator at RACES (Rape Advocacy, Counseling & Education Services) in Urbana, IL. Additionally, she currently runs the Violence Prevention & Promotion group with SCRA (The Society for Community Research and Action) as well as serving on the Board of Directors for NPSC (The National Prevention Science Coalition).
Blue Demon Connection: Kayla earned her BA in Psychology with a concentration in Human Services and Minors in Sociology and Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies at DePaul!
Career Communities are your guide for exploring, making connections and launching your career. By opting in to one or more communities, you gain access to specialized career advisors, industry experts, alumni, resources, events, and employers related to your specific interests. Click on each of the community icons below to access more information about each community.
The DePaul Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) Network helps connect DePaul students with alumni and other professionals for career insight, conversations and networking.
Stocked with a variety of gently worn business professional clothing, students can choose and keep up to four items from the Career Closet each quarter for free.
CareerExplorer is an online self-assessment and career research tool made available to DePaul students and alumni by the Career Center. This unique resource allows users to explore how their values, interests, personality, and skills fit with over 700 potential career paths.
From resumes to networking and more, access all of the Career Center’s handouts and activity sheets into one career ready resource library.
Access thousands of job and internship listings, opt in to career communities, schedule advising appointments, and register for career events through the Career Center’s online hub.
The Internship Plus program was established to support DePaul University undergraduate students participating in unpaid internships that demonstrate financial need. This program awards up to $2,500 in financial assistance to eligible undergraduate students working in a quarter-long unpaid internship. Students can apply on Scholarship Connect for spring quarter on January 17, and the application closes February 26.
Connect your college experience to your future career goals through UIP’s academic career courses! DePaul University’s Career Center offers hands-on, practical courses for undergraduate students at every stage of their career development process.