North Central College - Naperville, IL

North Central students gain access, networking opportunities in PR field

New Verandah course takes students behind the scenes at Chicago’s leading public relations firms, gives opportunities to network and explore career options.

“It’s all about finding a career that fits you,” said Skylar Krople ’17 after attending the Publicity Club of Chicago PR Career Day with her North Central College classmates. “I learned there are lots of opportunities to create whatever you want because the public relations industry is constantly changing.”

Students share unique summer internship experiences in Chicago and Naperville area

Seniors Troy Kelleher at MACLYN advertising and Steven Karnoscak at Calamos Inve
From Ravinia to the Chicago Cubs, North Central students applied their classroom knowledge to exciting internship opportunities this summer.

When students join the North Central College community, they also connect with endless internship opportunities in Chicago and the Naperville area. These students found summer experiences at prestigious organizations like the Chicago Cubs, Ravinia and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to build their résumés and prepare for their careers. Their internships rank among the highlights of their college careers.

Kevin Prchal ’16, organizational communication major
Ravinia

Top number of North Central students chosen by employers for interviews

Klariza Alvaran '13
Some 29 North Central students were selected for 52 actual interviews—more than any other college represented at ISCPA Fall Interview Day.

North Central College’s Office of Career Development helped students prepare for the Illinois Small College Placement Association (ISCPA) Fall Interview Day on Oct. 14. Students pursuing degrees in business, economics, actuarial science, accounting, finance and more had the opportunity to interview for jobs and internships with some 22 companies, including Ace Hardware, Allstate Insurance, Aon Corporation, Caterpillar, Deloitte, McGladrey, Sikich and many more.

Students showcase their talent in fall musical Nov. 5-8

North Central College presents its fall musical, “The Light in the Piazza,” winner of six Tony Awards in 2005, including Best Original Score by Adam Guettel.

North Central College presents its fall musical, “The Light in the Piazza,” winner of six Tony Awards in 2005, including Best Original Score by Adam Guettel.  

Four performances of “The Light in the Piazza” will be presented at 8 p.m. Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6-7 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 8 in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and seniors; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

North Central College senior directs “Wasteland” set during the Vietnam War

Brody Long '19 and director Sean Michael Mohler '16
Sean Michael Mohler ’16 directs his rendition of “Wasteland,” a suspenseful drama about two U.S. soldiers held captive underground during the Vietnam War.

North Central College features the direction of senior Sean Michael Mohler Oct. 21, 22 and 24 in his rendition of “Wasteland,” a play by Susan Felder about two U.S. prisoners during the Vietnam War.

Three performances of “Wasteland” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21, 22 and 24 in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Rebecca Radavich

When Rebecca was awarded a North Central transfer scholarship, she knew she was meant to be part of the North Central family.  

Rebecca’s love of working with others led her to the field of communication, but she quickly narrowed it down to organizational communication.

“Communication can be such a broad major at some colleges, but the separation of different communication majors at North Central helped me understand which route I wanted to study and how I wanted to use my degree.”

Because of the writing and communication skills Rebecca gained in her classes, she feels prepared to excel in any setting, whether at a small nonprofit organization or large corporation. The skills she developed in organizational communication are applicable across various career paths.

Rebecca will kick off her career with an internship in the Disney College Program as a character performer at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL, to explore both theatre and a potential future in corporate Disney.

“North Central has provided a solid foundation to build a future and achieve my goals.” 

Rebecca Radavich earns Outstanding Major in Organizational Communication

Rebecca Radavich ’15
Rebecca Radavich received the Outstanding Major in Organizational Communication Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Rebecca Radavich ’15, daughter of John and Bernice Radavich of Lemont, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Organizational Communication Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Rebecca, who graduated from North Central College in June, majored in organizational communication and theatre. She is a graduate of Lemont Township High School.

She participated in several musical theatre productions at the College, including “Bye Bye Birdie” and “Evita.” She consistently earned honors on the College’s Dean’s List.

New faculty dean Dr. Abiodun Goke-Pariola has vision for building on success

Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola
No “status quo” with North Central College’s new vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola.

Talking with North Central College’s new vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola, there are a few words you won’t hear—like “status quo.” He pursued the position as leader of academic affairs knowing that his challenge will be to elevate the reputation of the faculty and academic programs, which in quality far exceeds similar and better-known institutions. It’s a goal that excites him.

North Central College begins academic year with record number of first-year students

First-years cheer at a pep rally Sept. 9
North Central College began the 2015-2016 academic year Sept. 14 with a record number of first-year students.

North Central College began the 2015-2016 academic year Sept. 14 with a record number of first-year students.

“The Class of 2019 is truly an impressive result in a competitive recruiting marketplace,” says North Central College President Troy Hammond.

North Central College history professor discusses English kings on Milt Rosenberg radio show

Bruce Janacek, associate professor of history, discussed the kings of England with Milt Rosenberg and a Northwestern University professor on WCGO-AM 1590.

Bruce Janacek, North Central College associate professor of history, appeared on Milt Rosenberg’s radio show Sept. 18 on WCGO-AM 1590.

Janacek participated in a discussion about the kings of England. Also participating in the conversation was Scott Sowerby, associate professor of history at Northwestern University. A free podcast of the show is available at hark.io/podcast/the-kings-of-england/.

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