North Central College - Naperville, IL

Dana Schluseman

Dana plans to turn a hobby into a dream job by opening her own handmade jewelry boutique. "For me, a major reason for coming to North Central was its large number of business-related clubs and organizations," she says. North Central's location also appealed to her. "There are lots of small businesses right down the street, and their owners are often willing to talk with students and share their knowledge and advice," she points out. "My internships have given me real-life experience and an understanding of business operations."

Claudia Chlebek

When she arrived at North Central, Claudia knew she wanted international travel to be part of her college experience. By her senior year, she had logged 63 weeks of study abroad. She spent much of her time overseas immersed in economics research, and during one of her trips she began to ponder the significance of the free movement of people between countries that ultimately became the basis of a Fulbright Grant research proposal.

Claudia’s proposal was one of 11 chosen for work in the European Union. Just 36 hours after hearing this good news, she learned that she’d also won a second prestigious award–the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, which funds a two-year master’s degree in economy, state and society.

Claudia credits hard work for her success. “I was determined and I strove to find all the opportunities I could. Then I made the best of those opportunities.”

Junior/Senior Scholars prepare for college in summer camp

The 180 Junior/Senior Scholars will learn about money, stocks, bonds and credit; banks and the federal reserve during the summer program.

This summer, North Central College is home to 180 students, elementary through high school grades, from the East Aurora and Chicago communities and 17 college interns who serve as their teachers and mentors. They are part of the Junior/Senior Scholars, a college readiness academic summer program run by North Central College from June 14 to July 23.

North Central hosts symposium about water usage and conservation

The public is invited to hear national, regional, state, local and Canadian officials discuss water usage and conservation at a symposium April 15.

The public is invited to hear national, regional, state, local and Canadian officials discuss water usage and conservation during a symposium April 15 at North Central College.

SIFE Celebration

North Central's Students In Free Enterprise again qualified for national competition, scheduled for May 13-15 in Chicago. Back row from left are Jerry Thalmann, associate professor of accounting; Blake Tatroe '08, Kyle Hills '09, Jeff Cisowski '08, Morgan Brown '09, Kelli Lawrence '11, Asha Dickey '09 and Ellen Gilmore '11. Seated from left are Megan Boan '08, Brandon Hubner '08, Suzanne Jesse '11, Sunbir Gill '10, Catherine Borzym '11 and Jean Clifton, associate professor of management.

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