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Chicago Career Expo – October 19, 2010

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Navy Pier
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611 (directions)Important Details

  • Free Admission
  • Register On-Site
  • Resumes Required for Admittance
  • Business Attire Required
As a reminder, you are responsible for your parking fees, if any.

Included in this free four-hour event

*Power Seminars: Top tips and tricks on acing a challenging job search
*Mentor Match: Candid advice from another professional in the trenches
*Perfect Pitch: Nail your quick intro to wow everyone you meet
*Resume Reviews: Instant feedback on this all-important document
*Engaging Employers: Access to the people who’ll get you in the door
*Exceptional Connections: Phenomenal talent to trade ideas and leads


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Register for the Early Morning Seminar

Is your job search stalled? Have you been thinking about starting your own business but aren’t sure what steps to take? Sign up now for Women For Hire  popular early morning seminar. Good Morning America’s workplace contributors share the latest job search trends – and talks about what you can do to become an entrepreneur.

Jump start your success by registering for this special session. Reserve your place now by clicking on your city.
Space is limited. Register Now

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Take Part in our Mentor Match Program Sponsored by Walmart

On Tuesday, October 19, all career expo attendees are invited to benefit from a complimentary, one-on-one “speed mentoring” session with accomplished professionals from a range of leading employers. This is your chance to ask questions about balancing work and family, figuring out how to switch careers, and finding the Aha! moment in your job search and career advancement. Ask anything you want during your mini-mentor session! It’s another FREE benefit of attending the Chicago Career Expo. (No pre-registration necessary.)

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You?

Featuring SPECIAL GUEST: Small Business Coach Michelle Pippin

“Replace Your Current (or Previous) Income: Where to Start, What to Do, and Why You Must Start Now!” Join us for a special session during the Women For Hire Career Expo. This is a candid conversation about starting and growing YOUR small business — to turn your passion to profit. Throughout the event, Michelle will tackle your toughest small business challenges.

Benefit from our Perfect Pitch Program Hosted By Toastmasters International – District 30

In this session you’ll work with coaches to master that all-important one sentence to sell yourself.

Whether you’re a seasoned executive, a recent college grad or an entrepreneur, we all must know how to introduce ourselves in a way that’s clear, concise and compelling. Yet most people don’t have that opening sentence down.

This session will help change that and leave you feeling empowered and confident. Get the boost you need with coaches from District 30 Toastmasters!

Participating Exhibitors

This is a partial list of the participating exhibitors. This list is updated regularly, so please check back each week. Click on the name to view a profile.

Aon Corporation
Aramark Uniform Services
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
Charter One
Cintas Corporation
DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management
Diamond Management & Technology Consultants
District 30 Toastmasters
Internal Revenue Service
Miche Bag
New York Life
Olivet Nazarene University
Popular Community Bank
Stella & Dot
Stream Cosmetics
Thirty-One Gifts
Transportation Security Administration
U.S. Customs & Border Protection
U.S. Department of State/Diplomatic Security
U.S. Secret Service

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Directions to the Event

Public Transportation:

Direct service to Navy Pier is provided by CTA buses from the Madison Street (former Northwestern) Station.

By City Bus
The CTA has six bus lines with over 200 buses that serve the Pier’s front entrance daily. These include the #29 (State Street), the #65 (Grand Avenue), the #56 (Milwaukee Avenue), and the #66 (Chicago Avenue). During weekday rush hours: #120 (Northwestern/Wacker Express) and #121 (Union/Wacker Express) serve Navy Pier and their respective Metra train terminals.

Driving Directions
From The North
Take Lake Shore Drive (US 41) to the Grand Avenue exit.

From The Northwest
Take the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) to the Ohio Street exit, south on Orleans to Illinois Street and proceed east.

From The West
Take the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) to Columbus Drive, north to Illinois Street, and east to the Pier.

From The Southwest
Take the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) to Lake Shore Drive (U.S. 41), and then north to the Illinois Street exit.

From The South
Take the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94), east onto the Stevenson Expressway to Lake Shore Drive North and exit at Illinois Street.

From The Southeast
Take Lake Shore Drive (US 41) north to the Illinois Street exit.