November 14, 2023 – Technical Workshops (Study Habits & Resume Building)

As part of the FLI Program, Future Institute hosted a Study Habits and a Resume Building workshop online on November 14 at 6:15 PM Central (7:15 PM Eastern). The seventy-seven program participants who attended decided which of the two workshops to attend. These workshops were available for all program participants. 

Workshop Descriptions:

The Study Skills workshop will focus on effective study methods to improve academic performance.
The Resume Building will cover how to write a resume and how to write a cover letter to get more job offers.

Workshop Presenters:

Daisy MedinaStudy Skills:
Daisy Medina
Academic Advisor, Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services (LARES),
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

Daisy Medina holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Illinois at Chicago. As an undergraduate student, Daisy utilized LARES’ advising services and credits the program for her successful matriculation. Upon graduating, Daisy stayed connected to UIC by volunteering to participate in the College of Business First-Year New Student Onboarding. While there, she met with incoming students and gave them tips to improve their networking skills. Before joining the LARES program as a Pre-Health Academic Advisor, Daisy worked at Chicago Scholars, a non-profit organization that helps first-generation and low-income students enroll and complete their college education. Fun Fact: Daisy enjoys playing board games and is an avid foodie who enjoys exploring Chicago’s local restaurants!

 Resume Building:
Tom Gerencer
CEO & Head Writer, Gerencer Creative
Journalist, American Society of Journalists and Authors

Tom Gerencer is a resume and career expert who has written over 500 articles on resumes, cover letters, and all aspects of the job search process for,, HireX, and other respected sites. Tom has helped thousands of job seekers find their dream jobs and teaches regular resume seminars at finer colleges, universities, and on the WeVersity online platform.
Tom is also an ASJA content writer and editor in the fields of science, tech, business, healthcare, and the outdoors. He has written over 1,500 high-traffic articles with more than 70 million readers worldwide for publications like HP Tech Takes, Boys' Life, The Boston Globe Magazine, Fast Company, Outdoor Life, and Costco Connection. He's the author of the business book Think Like Google, the Discovery Channel children's book How It's Made, and the short story collection Intergalactic Refrigerator Repairmen Seldom Carry Cash. Tom appears regularly on Wired Magazine's Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast and lives in Maine and West Virginia with his wife Kathy, two adventurous boys, and a couple of ornery dogs.