UChicago Connect:
Young Alumni Resume Review

Live, real-time, 15-minute resume review chats

Staff and Alumni Career Coaches will offer live,
15-minute resume reviews on

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 12-1pm CST.

Exclusively for UChicago Alumni.
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online-resume-reviews-What to Expect:

Our online, cloud-based platform makes it easy and fun for you to participate.  
Through UChicagoConnect, participants engage in free, 15-minute, text-based online chats with an experienced resume reviewer. Resume reviewers will review your resume in real time and offer you one-on-one feedback.
Lines for the coaches will form. While you wait, stop into the Peer-to-Peer networking booth to network with other UChicago Alumna/us. You could ask a peer to review your resume, share job search tips or create a new contact.
The chats are text-based and timed, allowing you to quickly meet new people, exchange contact information, and walk away with several new connections you didn't have before.
Each chat is saved, making it simple to look back at your history, review your notes, gather contact information and follow up.

Grab your computer, tablet, or smartphone and join us!

What attendees enjoy about the platform:

It was great! Super helpful! Speed dating but with resumes.

About the Reviewers:

keith-sbiralKeith R. Sbiral

Keith brings a career of management and efficiency work which makes him uniquely qualified to coach and consult in a variety of organizations.  In addition to countless hours of professional development in his focus areas, he is a graduate of the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching.
Keith served as City Manager for a Chicago suburb.  He holds the ICMA Credentialed Manager designation as well as being a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.  He has spent the majority of his career in management and specifically personnel management.  Prior to going into management, Keith served as the Director of the Building and Planning Department and led the Finance, Recreation, and Information Technology Departments. Keith served as the Treasurer for the Village for eight years. 
Keith’s professional activities include International Coach Federation of Chicago, International City/County Management Association, the American Institute of Certified Planners, and the American Planning Association (APA). 
Keith earned his M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning with emphases in economic development and land use planning from the University of Iowa in May of 2001. Prior to enrolling at the University of Iowa, Keith worked on political campaigns in Iowa following his graduation from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa in 1997 with a major in political science and minor in economics.
Keith has a creative side, including his love for photography, which is matched with his passion for travel.  In addition to assisting clients with career and leadership issues, he often works with those in creative fields or goals or blocks related to creative pursuits.

amy-gardnerAmy M. Gardner, JD'02

Amy is a principal and career and career transitions coach with Apochromatik.  She works with attorneys and other professionals to address career challenges such as career and leadership development, career transitions, time management, goal achievement, and executive presence.  She helps her clients create a career and life they love rather than simply tolerate, whether that means advancing within their current position or shifting to a new role. She also offers group workshops and seminars (including for CLE) for law firms and other organizations on professionalism and leadership topics.  

Her work draws on her unique experience working with law students as dean of students at the University of Chicago Law School and a successful career practicing law, first as a Skadden litigation associate and later as an associate and then partner at a mid-size Chicago firm.  Amy received her B.A. from Luther College in English and political science, her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, and her M.A. in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University.  She is a graduate of the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching.  
Learn more about Amy at www.apochromatik.com.

elatiaElatia Abate, AB'99, MBA'08

Elatia Abate is an entrepreneur, coach, and thought leader on the future of work, career design, and building cultures of creativity and innovation. She works with organizations that range in size from Fortune 500 to early-stage start-ups and people in career transition. She is a sought-after speaker and lecturer, having recently delivered a TEDx titled, “Pioneering The Future of Work.” In a former life she served as Vice President of Human Resources at Dow Jones & Company, and Global Director Talent Acquisition at Anheuser-Busch InBev. Learn more at elatiaabate.com or by following @elaabate on Twitter and Instagram.

liz-handlinLiz Handlin, AB'89, MBA'02

Liz is CEO of Ultimate Resumes LLC and has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, communications, recruiting, and resume writing. This combination of experience, along with a BA from the University of Chicago and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business, gives Ms. Handlin a unique perspective on the resume creation process.
After years of writing resumes for friends, family, and colleagues in her spare time, Ms. Handlin launched Ultimate Resumes LLC in June 2004.  Since that time she has helped hundreds of clients to create resumes that, in turn, have opened the doors to wonderful new jobs.  Her passion is helping clients find and land the jobs of their dreams.

383Dr. Nancy Sobel, PhD'82

Nancy is an executive coach, adviser, consultant, and mentor. In her businesses, LeaderSupport and Physician Leader Support, she works with clients to help them hone their own senses of clarity, purpose, and authentic self-expression, to develop his or her own full potential and that of their respective organizations. One area on which she focuses is working with clients to help them "re-language themselves"—in other words, to help them refine his/her professional presentation and to enhance documents to illuminate outstanding qualities and what makes him/her an exceptional candidate at each stage of their professional development.

alison_devries_headshot--1-Alison DeVries

Alison is an Assistant Director of Student Preparation at Career Advancement. In her role, she develops career programming and advises students and young alumni on various stages of their career development. Previously, she worked with Valparaiso University’s Institute for Leadership and Service in student engagement and program management to support students in their long-term growth in leadership, service, and professional development. Alison earned her Bachelor’s degree in International Service and French from Valparaiso University.

UChicago Connect Live Chat Event


Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 12PM CST

Cost: Complimentary

Click here to Register!

Location: Online




Event Contact

Adam Sylvain
Assistant Director, Career Development
UChicago Alumni Association Contact