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    ND Club of Chicago Career Forum 2010
    Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010

    To sign up for this event, go to the Club Web Site

    ND Club of Chicago Career Forum 2010
    Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010
    Metropolitan Club (66th Floor of the Willis Tower f/k/a Sears Tower)
    Doors Open 7:15 am
    Formal program Starts 7:45 am

    Cost: $10 per person (just to cover the venue costs -- what a deal for a program like this!!!!)
    Muffins, other sweet rolls,Brewed Regular & Decaffeinated Coffee & Tea will be served.

    ND Alums, family and friends welcome! If you know someone who might benefit from this
    program, tell them to sign up!   WE HELP OUR FRIENDS!  Register in advance ASAP so we
    can plan properly and so we can get your names on the list for security. Thanks.

    If you want to attend this event or have friends who need help - please sign up now and have
    your friends/family sign up now too.  It could be your good deed for this week.


    7:15 - 7:40 Registration and open networking. Come early and network with other ND alum in
    your industries. Remember, they may see job openings that are not right for them, but perfect
    for you. Make the most of the morning and network with some great alums before and after
    the formal program.

    7:45 Welcome, Introductions of Search Firm Professionals and our Career Professionals from
    campus. Announcements.

    7:55 – 8:25 Panel Discussions by our Search Professionals. You are free to move quietly
    from panel to panel if you want to hear a speaker on different panels. While the speakers are
    talking, we ask that you do this as quietly as possible so everyone can hear with minimal

    8:30- 9:00 Options to meet your needs:

    • Presentation on “Using Social Media to Advance Your Career” by Robert Half

    • Presentation by  Laura Sterkel, Coaching & Program Director for the Career Transitions
    Center of Chicago, on Interviewing Skills & Techniques.

    • Laura Bellis, Associate Director Alumni Career Services at UND, offers career support to
    ND MBA alumni and will be available to do resume critiques. If someone is in transition she
    is also happy to hear about their career search and see if see can offer any advice.

    • Tamara Freeman, Director – Talent Management, Office of Human Resources for the
    University of Notre Dame will be available to talk to those who might be interested in
    working for the university.

    •  Marc Burdell, Senior Director, Professional and Academic Programs, NDAA AND
    Michael Brown, Associate Director of Alumni Groups  will also be on hand to discuss career
    strategies with alumni.  Marc will give an update on the resources available on our Onward

    Barry Van Dyck, Director of Recruiting and Admissions, Executive Education for the
    Mendoza College of Business will be on hand to talk to anyone who might be interested in
    ND's EMBA program. You know that you can attend now in the University's new location in
    the Santa Fe building at the corner of Michigan & Jackson. Getting an MBA on your resume
    would be one way to fill a gap and launch into a new career or better position.

    9:00 – 9:30 Room open to continue networking or to talk to the career professionals one on

    We may still be adding a few search firms. Watch here for details.

    Search firms that are currently confirmed:

    Robert Half International
    Founded in 1948, Robert Half International is the world’s leading specialized staffing service
    and the first and largest in the placement of accounting and finance professionals. Robert Half
    International has more than 400 locations worldwide, including nine branches in the Chicago
    area.  This year, they will be sending someone from:
    * The Creative Group which specializes in the placement of highly skilled marketing,
    advertising, and creative design professionals on a temporary, temp-to-hire and full-time basis.
    * Robert Half Legal which specializes in the placement of highly skill attorneys, paralegals,
    litigation support, and legal support professionals on a temporary and full-time basis. For
    more information, visit or contact the downtown Chicago branch at

    The Jacobson Group
    The Jacobson Group is the leading provider of professional and human capital services to the
    insurance, healthcare and financial services industries. For nearly 40 years, The Jacobson
    Group has met the needs of its client organizations through three operating divisions:
    professional recruiting, executive search and interim staffing. The Jacobson Group maintains
    offices throughout the country. Further information is available at .

    Lateral Link
    Lateral Link is a national, full-service legal recruitment firm devoted to assisting our network
    of top attorney candidates and employer clients in making the right choices. Founded and
    managed by alumni of Harvard Law School, our diverse and talented team includes former
    practicing attorneys, recruiting directors and legal search professionals who share a
    commitment to high-quality, professional service. We leverage the efficiencies of internet
    technologies to build our network attorney candidates, allowing us the time to truly
    understand the needs, interests and qualifications of our candidates, as well as the culture and
    needs of our employer clients. Additionally, because our recruiting consultants have been in
    the shoes of our candidates and clients, Lateral Link understands the issues that attorneys and
    recruiting personnel face when making employment decisions. Our law firm client list
    includes virtually every firm on the AmLaw 200. In addition, our corporate in-house client list
    consists of many of the country's most prominent companies, including financial institutions,
    Fortune 500 companies, media companies and technology start-ups.

    Gaines International
    Gaines International is a professional retained executive search firm working exclusively in
    the global building and design industries. With headquarters in Chicago, and an office in
    London, Gaines employs design and building industry specialists who are committed to your
    firm as much as their own. It is only with this dedication and over twenty-eight years of
    professional search experience that the best candidates can be uncovered. Since 1981, Gaines
    representatives have been performing the roles of consultant, advisor, and partner for their
    clients. Each search is conducted with a custom tailored plan and the goal of finding the
    individual who possesses the leadership, expertise, and acumen needed for that particular

    JP&J Staffing Associates
    JP&J Staffing Associates is a Chicago-based, full service recruitment firm devoted to finding
    its candidates their dream jobs and its clients their perfect hires. JP&J focuses on recruitment
    in the areas of accounting, finance, consulting, technology and management. However, the
    team has experience in the fields of marketing, strategy, engineering, human resources, law,
    sales and many others as well. JP&J’s President & Founder and its Managing Directors are
    all University of Notre Dame alums, with the majority of its leadership team also having
    MBAs from local universities – Kellogg and DePaul. Through our history of interaction with
    recruiters on a personal level, we have identified the key attributes we cherished –
    determination, strong work ethic, trustworthiness and consistency – and we strive to excel in
    these “Four Pillars” every day. We distinguish ourselves from other firms in that if we hear of
    a good opportunity for you from a recruiting or hiring client that is not ours, we will still pass
    your resume along and wish you the best. At the end of the day, we’re here to help in any
    way we can! Try us out and you’ll see the difference –

    Brooksource & Technical Youth specializes in the staff augmentation of IT departments
    throughout the Midwest, East, and Southern regions of the U.S. We excel in project and
    supplemental support through contracts, contracts to hire and direct placements. Our
    Brooksource division handles our Client's mid to senior level IT openings. Our Technical
    Youth division places recent college graduates and current college students into entry-level
    IT positions. We continue to grow at an amazing rate since our inception in 2000, most of that
    growth can be attributed to our ability to understand our Client's IT needs and our rate

    RedLine Associates, Inc.
    RedLine Associates, Inc. is a privately held Professional Services firm located in downtown
    Chicago offering a range of innovative and results-driven solutions for their clients and
    candidates. Many of the large firms believe that numbers are the key to success. RedLine
    takes a different approach to your success. By not taking on as many search assignments as
    possible, as a client, your job order is a top priority. For candidates, RedLine focuses on
    finding exclusive accounting and financial positions that match your search parameters while
    preserving your confidentiality. We can assist you in staffing or finding either a direct-hire
    position or contractual based employment. We recruit across most industries and cover many
    functional areas including accounting, corporate finance, treasury, tax, information technology,
    healthcare, legal, financial and trading operations, or shared services. Aside from our
    confidence which is at the core of our business philosophy, our search consultants come with
    prior business skills from their respective industry, and they can advise you on the best move
    to enhance your career track. We add clients and new opportunities each and every day,
    providing you with more options and better service. Further information available and job
    postings at

    Smart Resources and Accountable Search
    Since 1994, Smart Resources Inc. and Accountable Search have been introducing top
    employees to our top-tier corporate clients. Smart's reputation has been built upon a simple
    philosophy that is unique in our industry--treat our candidates better than they ever imagined.
    As a result, we attract great people (who refer us their friends/associates); our client
    companies receive the top 20% of candidates in our marketplace; and great candidates result
    in satisfied, repeat clients. We perform Temporary, Direct Placement, and Temp to Hire
    placement at both Smart Resources and Accountable Search.
    • Smart Resources specializes in Office/Administrative roles, from entry level to Executive
    Assistants/Office Managers.
    • Accountable Search specializes in degreed. professional Accounting and Finance roles.

    Moriarty/Fox is an executive search consulting firm. It has a long history of successfully
    managing a wide range of search assignments for clients in all industries and in all functions.
    Founded in 1974, the firm has established long and productive professional relationships with
    clients including business and professional leaders worldwide. Its search assignments include
    all management functions, and its client list includes top-tier Fortune 500 companies, boards
    and executives.

    GradStaff was formed in 1998 to address the many inefficiencies associated with transitioning
    new college grads into the work force.  Here are just some of the issues that underscore the

    Turnover in entry-level hiring is high; the average length of employment in the first job after
    graduation is less than two years. New college grads typically have little knowledge of where
    their skills, attributes, and education can be applied in the workforce. Without experience to
    evaluate, employers struggle to identify which candidates will be a fit for their organizations.
    The traditional spring graduation cycle is becoming less important as more candidates delay
    their job searches or take more than 4 years to graduate.  Employers are increasingly looking
    to use more “just-in-time” staffing techniques to fill positions all 12 months per year.
    These and many other issues make entry-level hiring tricky.  At GradStaff, we work with
    three major constituencies – college grads, hiring companies, and college career services – to
    help this transition be smoother, more successful, and more efficient.

    For college grads, our goal is to help them identify a career opportunity that will take
    advantage of their core skills and attributes and coincide with their career interests and goals.  
    In essence, to find a place where they can learn and thrive over the long-term.
    Learn More

    For hiring companies, our goal is to help them identify their workforce for the future.  Our
    staffing model is proven to be effective in reducing entry-level turnover and delivering long-
    term retention.  Further, through our outsourced college recruiting model, we are committed to
    helping our clients implement the most successful, efficient, and cost-effective way to make
    entry-level hires; regardless of whether hiring needs are local or national or encompass one
    position per year or hundreds. Cookie-cutter staffing firms cannot compete.

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