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Cardinal Career Launch: Student Highlight

Courtney Kurhayez, Class of 2021

Career Launch:

Within one month of graduation, Courtney accepted a position as a marketing coordinator for Lightswitch Video, a Chicago-based video production company, and the Bitter Jester Foundation for the Arts and Bitter Jester Music Festival.

The North Central College advantage:

“My involvement in organizations and programs on campus, such as Cardinal PR, the student-run public relations firm, and Cardinal First, the College’s nationally recognized program for first-generation student success, allowed me to expand my skill set, grow as a leader and form life-long relationships. I gained valuable knowledge and experience that I use in various aspects of my professional life. Throughout my time at North Central, I was able to take classes and connect with industry experts, all of which have helped support my career in the entertainment industry.

I started out at Lightswitch Video as a marketing intern, which I learned about through one of my communication studies professors before becoming their marketing coordinator. The professors in the communication, media studies and marketing departments have supported me throughout my time at North Central, and I am still in contact with many of them today.”

Courtney Kurhayez

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Cardinal Career Launch

At North Central College, our students find that the preparation they do both in and out of the classroom doesn't just help them reach graduation. It launches their careers, whether they’re searching for employment or looking for top-tier graduate programs to continue pursuing their passion and goals. Every Cardinal has their own distinct path and their own story, so we've highlighted a few of them here. Read on to find out more about how these Cardinal Careers launched and let us know how we can help you discover your passion at North Central.

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