Professional career development for Noble Alumni.


The Noble Alumni Career Office (ACO) supports 23,000+ Noble alumni in their professional career development, exposure, and advancement. From reviewing resumes and cover letters, helping with salary negotiation and promotion strategy, to connecting alumni to a network of employers and professionals in the greater Chicago area, our office is here to work with all Noble alumni.



Founded in 2016, our office has seen a significant increase in the employment outcomes of our 4-Year college graduates. Through 1:1 individualized coaching, monthly newsletters, in-house programs & resources, and strategic partnerships with Chicago area employers, we have been able to improve the employment outcomes for our alumni to 80% (5% above the national average for college graduates according to the National Association for Colleges and Employers).


All alumni are able to schedule a meeting with one of our career counselors, Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST. Appointments needed outside of this timeframe can be made upon request by emailing us.

Our office is available for:

  • Resume/cover letter edits
  • Networking tips and advice
  • Job/internship search support
  • Salary negotiation tips & strategies
  • Graduate school
  • College major/career path advice


The Ambitious Postsecondary Pathways (APP) Program supports students and alumni interested in pursuing apprenticeship, trade, and job training opportunities as part of their post-secondary journey. All recommended pathways have a job placement rate of over 75% and competitive starting salaries!

Check out our APP website or schedule time to chat with our team below to explore options in the automotive, business, construction, cosmetology, culinary arts, IT, healthcare, manufacturing, and military fields.


Brytain Tate

Afton Partners

What college did you attend and what was your major?

Brytain attended Colby College in Waterville, ME where he studied Economics.

What will you be doing in your role at Afton Partners?

Brytain will be a Financial Analyst which will include data collection, building financial models, and financial data analysis that will contribute to the overall success of the organization.

What advice would you provide for other Noble alumni interested in pursuing a similar career?

“Connections are important! I would suggest using your alumni network as much as possible. There is no such thing as too many phone calls or mock interviews. Sharpen your technical skills but also be prepared to expand on your interpersonal capabilities.”


The Noble Alumni Career Office was created in 2016 to support all Noble alumni in their professional careers. Since then, the office has provided $70,000 in grant funding to Noble alumni and 97% in satisfaction ratings from those that have met with our office. Meet the team behind the work:

Eric Rapp

Director of Alumni Careers

Eric has spent the last 25 years helping students and families navigate institutions of higher education steeped in economic and academic inequity. Eric has served in a variety of roles at Noble over the past 15 years. Before starting Noble Forward, and becoming the Director of Alumni Careers,  he was the Director of College Partnerships where he supported the college teams across all Noble campuses. Prior to that he founded the college access program at Noble’s first expansion campus. Eric earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from John Carroll University and his Masters in School Leadership from Columbia University’s Teachers College.

Daisy Bermudez

Manager of Alumni Careers

Daisy earned her bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University. She began her professional career at The Noble Academy as a college counselor where she worked with hundreds of students as they navigated their college process. She took a brief hiatus from the Noble world to work at a nonprofit organization that focuses on preparing students in colleges for strong first jobs. Daisy is passionate about supporting her community and hopes to give alumni the tools to be self-advocates, leaders, and life-long learners who pursue incredible opportunities.

Laura Houcque

Senior Associate of Alumni Careers

Prior to joining the Alumni Career Office, Laura taught at the elementary and high school levels for nearly 10 years. She most recently taught and college counseled at Rauner College Prep. Laura holds a Bachelor’s degree in Educational Studies and Sociology/Anthropology from Denison University and a Master’s of Teaching in Special Education from Relay School of Education. She is passionate about empowerment and equity through education with the firsthand experience of being a first generation college graduate and the daughter of refugees.


Are you a Noble graduate?
We are here to help jumpstart your career search! We recommend starting off by scheduling a 1:1 counseling session with us, where we can learn about your background and goals and support you in your career development. Click the button below to get started.


If you’re a business or organization that wants to connect with Noble alumni – the most educated, most diverse, and most motivated group of young professionals in Chicago – then please reach out!

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