Alumni Career Office

Our Mission

The Noble Alumni Career Office (ACO) supports the 12,600+ Noble alumni in their professional careers. From reviewing resumes and cover letters to connecting alumni with a network of employers and professionals in the greater Chicago area, our office is here to work with all Noble alumni.

1:1 Career Counseling

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

Resources for Alumni

The Noble Alumni Career Office has a variety of resources available for alumni. Below are some of the most popular. We encourage you to explore these resources and more that the Career Office has to offer by scheduling a call with us. We look forward to hearing from you!

Notable Alumni

Jocelyn Vargas '14

Jocelyn Vargas '14

Cradles to Crayons - Partner Relations Fellow

 

College:

Northwestern University ’18 – BA in Sociology

How did you land this full-time job?

I landed this full time job after being accepted in a Northwestern affiliated program called NUPIP (Northwestern Public Interest Program), which matches recent graduates with organizations in the public sector with paid fellowships.

What type of person should consider a career in nonprofit? 

Someone who is kind, passionate, service-oriented, patient, flexible, and looking to give back to the community should definitely consider a career in nonprofit. I especially recommend it to those who like to function at the grassroots level, which basically means personally engaging with the people you are trying to serve.

What does an average day look like for you?

It is difficult to describe an average day at my workplace, since there is always something new going on. If I had to describe it, however, I would say that it always involves interacting with social workers and case managers to provide them with what we call a “KidPack,” which is filled with essential items that children in low-income and homeless situations need to thrive. I also lead volunteer shifts! If anyone is looking for service hours, this is the place to be!

 

Interested in connecting with this alum or any other alum in a field of your interest? 

Email us at alumnicareers@nobleschools.org

About Us

The Noble Alumni Career Office was created in 2016 to support all Noble alumni in their professional careers. Since then, the office has provided $44,000 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:

Olamide Babatunde

Olamide Babatunde

A graduate from Tufts University, Olamide has experience in project management, marketing, sales, and business development. He completed the commercial leadership program at GE and worked to establish the career office in 2016.
Lauren Gumbel

Lauren Gumbel

A graduate from Carnegie Mellon, Lauren has a Master’s of Education and over 7 years of experience working as an educational leader and counselor. Lauren is also a competitive swimmer who recently spent one year abroad living in Australia.
Michael Vizzi

Michael Vizzi

A graduate from SUNY Geneseo, Michael has an extensive background in the performing arts, education, and marketing. Michael recently spent two years traveling the country performing comedy shows at various colleges and comedy clubs.

Contact Us

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.

Are you a business or organization?
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!