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Feb 3 2023

Finding and landing your ideal job as a graduate student

ECE 595 Seminar Series

February 3, 2023

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Lecture Center C6


802 S. Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60607

Finding and landing your ideal job as a graduate student

Presener: Jonna McHugh, UIC

Abstract: In this session, students will learn the basics about different career paths for graduate students, including academia, industry, and national labs. The presenter will also share some tools for conducting an effective job search such as where to search for job postings and how to build a professional network of connections. Strategies for interviewing with employers successfully, including sample interview questions, will also be reviewed. Advice for international student job seekers will also be shared throughout the presentation.

Speaker bio: Jonna McHugh is the assistant director at the Engineering Career Center (ECC) at UIC (pronouns: she/her). McHugh advises students who come to the ECC seeking tips on career-related topics, such as resumes, searching for a job/internship, interviewing, networking, LinkedIn, salary negotiation, and exploring different career paths. She also works with employers who actively recruit students at UIC and helps the ECC team plan events including career fairs and employer info sessions. She earned her Master of Education in Urban Higher Education from the College of Education at UIC in December 2022. Prior to working at UIC, she worked as a recruiter and as a paralegal in a law firm.

Faculty Host: Igor Paprotny,

This program will also be live streamed via Zoom. Please contact the department for login information.


ECE Student Affairs

Date posted

Feb 1, 2023

Date updated

Feb 1, 2023