Doing the job of finding the job
Events like the meet and greet have been the start of many students’ professional careers. Sometimes the path to the right job is quick. Take Brandon Butler ’19, who just graduated from North Central with a degree in entrepreneurship and small business management. He’s working for Impact Networking in Naperville.
Butler met with Nunez early in his career at North Central and found an internship, but she knew a recruitment event was missing from the puzzle.
“She looked into my eyes and said to me, ‘You are going to this career fair.’ So I did,” he said. “When I got there, I met my current manager Rocco, and had a fantastic conversation about the job. Rocco wanted me to apply and go through the interview process.
“I am now on the Bolingbrook sales team as an account manager with two sales under my belt and (I’m in) an amazing environment. I couldn’t have done this, or found Impact, without Haydee’s guidance.”
The Career Development staff have a computer system to help keep track of their working students. They use it to keep in touch with students while they work at their internships and jobs. They encourage students to talk up North Central while they’re at work, too.
For example, Jordan Rembrecht ’20, a human resource management major, is interning for Molex and helped get her company ready for the Meet and Greet at North Central.
“I registered Molex for the event as well as ordered the items we (had) at our table,” she said. “I posted our open positions on North Central’s Handshake account so students (could) apply for them ahead of time. I also contacted Molex employees who were alumni and told them they should come to the event.”