Mar 2

CUPPA Alumni Career Prep Workshop for Students

March 2, 2018

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


110 CUPPA Hall


412 S. Peoria Street, Chicago, IL 60607



The event is planned for this Friday, March 2, at CUPPA Hall in Room 110 at 412 S. Peoria from 4pm – 7pm.  This is a great way to prepare for your upcoming job interviews. This popular event allows students to brush up their resume and improve interview skills prior to job hunting season.   Included in the event are three career story presentations, resume review, and mock interviews.

Please RSVP to by 2/28/18

Panel Speakers:

Malek Abdulsmad - Streeterville Properties
Ricardo Lopez - Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Nicole Sims - Crowe Horwath
Cheryl Wilson - CIBC 
These folks are also kindly sticking around to help review resumes and conduct mock interviews
Resume Reviewers/Mock Interviewers:
Maria Acosta - FOIA Officer, Office of Legal Affairs, City of Chicago
Bob Fuller - Legislative Aide to Alderman Moore Ward 49
Brian Hacker - Regional Transportation Authority
Paulina Martinez - City of Evanston
Peter Sellke - Illinois Housing Development Authority
Michael Sewall - Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce
Vitaliy Vladimirov - Uptown United
Rita Yamin - Grant Analyst, Metra Commuter Rail

The event is segmented into two parts, (1) Career Stories and (2) Resume Review / Mock Interviews. For the Career stories, we recruit three CUPPA alumni to talk about their careers, their accomplishments and lessons learned.  
Following the Career Stories, we invite all students to partner with Alumni volunteers to review their resumes for feedback and conduct a mock interview. The following is a breakdown of the agenda: 

4:00-5:00 p.m.  Career Stories: Four 15 minute segments of career highlights from different alums in a variety of planning fields. Q & A follows each speaker.
 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Option 1: Resume and Portfolio Review Workshop - one on one meetings with students to review either a resume or portfolio. Option 2: Interview Skills - one on one "mock" interview or Q&A sessions.  
Food and beverages will be provided to all attendees.


Catherine Kannenberg
(312) 413-9127

Date posted

Dec 11, 2017

Date updated

Feb 23, 2018