North Central College - Naperville, IL

Self-Employment in the Arts Conference Feb. 24-25 helps careers of aspiring artists

Participants will learn how to run their own businesses as artists Feb. 24-25 during North Central College's Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference.

College and high school students, educators and adults who aspire to be self-employed artists will gain valuable information about running their own businesses as artists Feb. 24-25, 2012 when North Central College hosts the 12th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference.

Miranda Wise

“I love being so close to downtown Naperville and the train station so I can take frequent trips to Chicago. I also enjoy North Central’s smaller class sizes. It makes it easier to build relationships with my professors,” says Miranda.

Marketing has proven to be a good fit for Miranda. “I learned I have a knack for connecting with people and showing them the benefits of a product, which lines up with marketing.” Her work as publicity chair for the Cardinal Union Activities Board, which organizes most of the events for students, and her involvement in the American Marketing Association have complemented her marketing classes. She landed an internship in Chicago with Mojo Spa, creator of homemade bath and beauty products, and plans to work in sales or the clothing industry.

Miranda credits North Central’s Career Development Center for “helping me understand expectations and responsibilities. They coached me in creating a resume, using online resources and preparing for interviews.”

Forbes magazine rates North Central College among America’s Top Colleges

In its 2011 "America's Top Colleges" survey, Forbes says North Central College is among the best undergraduate institutions in the nation.

Aug. 18, 2011—Forbes magazine rates North Central College among “America’s Top Colleges.”

“Our annual list of America's best undergraduate institutions focuses on educational outcomes, not reputations,” Forbes writer Michael Noer says in the piece. “Our annual ranking of the 650 best undergraduate institutions focuses on the things that matter the most to students: quality of teaching, great career prospects, graduation rates and low levels of debt.”

Derek Sanderson

Click here to watch how for Chicago Blackhawk's marketing intern, it is all business.

Sport management major interns with Chicago Blackhawks

Sport management major Derek Sanderson is spending his summer working as an intern with the Chicago Blackhawks' marketing department.

Sport management major Derek Sanderson is spending his summer working as an intern with the Chicago Blackhawks' marketing department.

Sanderson, of St. Louis, Mo., is entering his junior year. He was profiled Friday in the Blackhawks Daily, the team's front office newsletter. In the profile he answered questions about why he chose to attend North Central, what books he likes to read and where he'd like to retire.

Naperville utilizes North Central student researchers to conduct survey

Mary Galvan, associate professor of marketing
Four students in the Marketing Research class partner with the City of Naperville to conduct survey of utility customers about City’s smart grid initiative.

July 11, 2011—As the City of Naperville moves forward with implementing the Naperville Smart Grid Initiative (NSGI), the City recently recognized its partnership with North Central College and its students in conducting a survey to gauge utility customers’ existing understanding and perceptions of the NSGI.

Gary Ernst receives emeritus status after long career

Retiring after 25 years on North Central’s faculty, Gary Ernst is named Professor of International Business and Marketing Emeritus at Commencement.

July 8, 2011—Retiring after 25 years on North Central College’s faculty, Gary Ernst was named Professor of International Business and Marketing Emeritus during the College’s 2011 Commencement exercises on June 11.

In conferring Ernst’s emeritus status, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty R. Devadoss Pandian said, “(Gary Ernst) … has served this institution with honor and distinction for 25 years. In his retirement, the College will miss an outstanding teacher, committed citizen and a wonderful colleague.”

Hanlon is named to endowed chair in entrepreneurship

Brian Hanlon, assistant professor of marketing, was named the new holder of the Coleman Foundation Professor of Entrepreneurship endowed chair.

June 24, 2011—North Central College recently announced that Brian Hanlon, assistant professor of marketing, was named the new holder of the Coleman Foundation Professor of Entrepreneurship endowed chair. He succeeds retiring faculty member Gary Ernst, professor of international business and marketing, and first holder of the chair.

Mary Perhay 1996

Mary Perhay of Financial Network was named to the list of FIVE STAR Wealth Managers for 2010 in the November 2010 issue of Chicago magazine. She is among the less than 2 percent of wealth managers in the Chicagoland area selected for the honor and has more than 13 years of experience in the financial services industry.

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