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Develop Skills to Prepare for your Career

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Looking forward to launching your career after studies? It’s never too early to prepare. Perhaps you’re looking for resume or LinkedIn profile makeover guidance, want to brush up on your Microsoft Excel skills, or learn to communicate more effectively and manage your emotions at work. LinkedIn Learning’s curated videos can help with that!

Offered by Technology Solutions free of charge to UIC students, faculty and staff, LinkedIn Learning is where you will find over 16,000 Business, Design & Tech Online courses available 24/7 for self-paced learning.

Resume Makeover (1hr 55min) Heading link

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If you’re looking for your dream job, you have to be prepared to act quickly. That means having an incredible, on-point, “you had us at hello” resume. Is yours in working order? This course helps anyone make over a lackluster resume into something truly special.

Excel Essential Training (Office 365/Microsoft 365) (2hrs 17min) Heading link


Get up to speed with Microsoft Excel, the world’s most popular spreadsheet program. Learn how to efficiently manage and analyze data, as well as how to enter and organize data, perform calculations with simple functions, and format the appearance of rows, columns, cells, and data.

Interpersonal Communication (37 mins) Heading link

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Communicating effectively isn’t an innate talent that some people have and others don’t – it’s something that anyone can learn and practice. In this course, learn strategies that can help you hone and master your interpersonal communication skills. Learn to get your message across effectively in the workplace, and how to tackle potential communication challenges with your colleagues and supervisor.

Rock your LinkedIn Profile (1hr 16 mins) Heading link


Explore how to create a LinkedIn profile that brings your personal career story to life, whether you’re just starting out, seeking to advance, or making a career change. Get tips on tailoring each section, starting with the key insight that a LinkedIn profile is unique and shouldn’t be approached exactly like a resume.

How to Develop your Career Plan (24 mins) Heading link

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Creating a career plan is vital. Wherever you’re going, you’ll arrive faster – and encounter less stress along the way – if you have a plan in place. Learn how to create an effective career plan that brings you one step closer to your dream job, how to design and implement your career plan, create a personal development plan (PDP), set achievable goals, and connect with a mentor.

Managing Your Emotions at Work (53 mins) Heading link

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Everyone has emotions. Now, more than ever, we’re encouraged to bring those emotions to work. However, knowing how to manage them in a dynamic and complex work environment is a skill.  Blending conceptual learning with experiential activities, this course offers accessible practices that you can employ in real time in emotional situations.

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