TTX Company, a Chicago-based freight car provider, offered Zordan a summer internship. She was told her suit impressed the company’s recruiters at the ACI fair. She spent the summer working on research, gathering user data and solving problems with business analysts from several different departments. The experience has her thinking boldly about her next steps.
“My internship imparted so much knowledge on me,” said Zordan. “I learned about project management, the importance of including an agenda when sending a meeting invite, and the significance of fruitful communication strategies. Working for TTX quickly turned into working with them. I know my experience will be a good starting point for my first job, and I hope to start my career at TTX.”
The Career Closet is coming up again in early winter 2019, and Zordan felt so good about how it helped her that she decided to play a role.
“This year I am project lead for the Career Closet,” Zordan said. “I am helping with everything from advertising to donation collection and organization to logistics on the day of the event. The thing I am most excited about is the chance to share my story with other students.”
Zordan sees this as a great opportunity that sends a valuable message to North Central students.
“Resources like these let students know that the College is truly here for them, to see them succeed,” she said. “For every stage of a job search, the Career Development staff is here to prepare our students. We are all in!”
The Offices of Student Affairs and Career Development will accept donations for the Cardinal Career Closet beginning the week of November 19 and throughout the month of December. They are looking for coordinating suits, jackets and blazers, business dresses and skirts, dress slacks, dress shirts, and accessories such as ties, belts and shoes. Donations can be dropped off at the Career Development Drop-In Center located on the first floor of Oesterle Library at 320 E. School St. in Naperville during library hours. For more information on how to donate, email firstname.lastname@example.org.