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TRiO News and Events

SSS TRiO Students at Oakton Community College can stay involved on campus by participating in activities and events in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

To be considered in "good standing" with the SSS TRiO program, students must fulfill the "2 Meetings/2 Events" requirement each fall and spring semester.

This requirement may be met by:

  1. Meeting with your TRiO Advisor at least twice each semester
  2. Participating in at least two TRiO or Oakton Events or Activities

Examples of Events:

  • TRiO Workshop or Event
  • Tutoring session; meeting with Learning Center staff; discussion with instructor on progress in course; attending a theater performance on the Des Plaines campus; workshop or session with career counselor; meeting with a transfer advisor from a school of interest; any other workshop or speaker at Oakton.
  • Any questions about an event’s eligibility should be discussed with your TRiO advisor.

Upcoming TRiO Events


02/19/2015 - Using LinkedIn to Improve Your Job Search
Recruiters tell us they are using LinkedIn as a primary resource to find candidates for open positions. Learn about setting up a profile, privacy settings and ways to use LinkedIn to make connections in your field, research companies and find jobs. Understand how employers evaluate your online presence and actions you can take to make a positive impression.

02/24/2015 - Writing Resumes for the 21st Century
Effectively marketing yourself on your resume is probably the most important first step to getting an interview. Join us for a lively resume writing workshop which will cover how to successfully market your accomplishments on your resume and get your foot in the door for an interview.

03/03/2015 - How to Make Yourself Marketable in Your Major
You're earning your degree but what else should you be doing to make yourself attractive to employers? Learn what skills and characteristics employers want and how to gain experience related to your major. There are many experiences you can pursue right now while earning your degree!

03/11/2015 - Using LinkedIn to Improve Your Job Search
Recruiters tell us they are using LinkedIn as a primary resource to find candidates for open positions. Learn about setting up a profile, privacy settings and ways to use LinkedIn to make connections in your field, research companies and find jobs. Understand how employers evaluate your online presence and actions you can take to make a positive impression.

03/12/2015 - How to Make Yourself Marketable in Your Major
You're earning your degree but what else should you be doing to make yourself attractive to employers? Learn what skills and characteristics employers want and how to gain experience related to your major. There are many experiences you can pursue right now while earning your degree!

03/26/2015 - What's That Career About Anyway?
We hear of wonderful majors and job titles everyday. But how do you seriously consider a major or job title that you know very little about? In this workshop, participants will learn how to use career guidance software to research job descriptions, outlook and salaries, training, and additional resources for many areas of the world of work.

03/31/2015 - What's That Career About Anyway?
We hear of wonderful majors and job titles everyday. But how do you seriously consider a major or job title that you know very little about? In this workshop, participants will learn how to use career guidance software to research job descriptions, outlook and salaries, training, and additional resources for many areas of the world of work.

04/14/2015 - Salary Negotiation Strategies
You've been offered the job! But what about the money? Learn the art of salary negotiation before you start talking pay with a prospective employer. Make sure to earn what you are worth.

Hours

Des Plaines Campus
Room 1740 (Enrollment Center - Annex)
847.635.1728
Skokie Campus
Room A135 (Learning Center)
847.635.1420
Fall & Spring Semester Hours
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.*
Summer Semester Hours
(June & July)
Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.*
Interim Hours (between semesters)
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.*
*other availability by appointment