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Alumni Career Office

Our Mission

The Noble Alumni Career Office (ACO) supports 17,000+ 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.

Our Results

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).

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

Misture Momson '16

Misture Momson '16

PepsiCo - Sales Associate Rotational Program

College:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – BS in Finance.

How did you secure this opportunity?
“I first applied at a career fair where I spoke with a Pepsi representative and gave my elevator pitch and applied right on the spot. I took the representative’s card and emailed him soon after, thanking him for the opportunity to apply. I got an email about a week later saying I had an on campus interview. I did research on the company and went on mock interviews that my college provided. After multiple rounds of interviews, I was hired!”

What will you be doing in this job?
“It’s a rotational program so I will be working in various facets within the company. Starting from retail all the way to business sales analysis where I’ll be controlling, implementing, and restructuring my own accounts.”

Advice for alumni interested in art and design? 

“My advice would be to never give up on yourself. My sophomore year, I thought I couldn’t get an internship because of my grades and lack of experience. I still tried, persisted, and utilized my on campus resources (career center, mentors, etc.).”

“I always asked for help with resumes and cover letters constantly revising. I also learned interview skills, really understanding and practicing the STAR method. I prayed a lot too, when times seemed to be unmanageable, I felt like I wasn’t alone. After months of searching, essay writing, and late nights, I finally landed a prior internship with Wells Fargo and was elated! If you want success, you have to be willing to work for it. So work! You can do ANYTHING you put your mind to.”

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 $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:

Olamide Babatunde

Olamide Babatunde

Director

A graduate from Tufts University, Olamide has over seven years of experience in product strategy/management, marketing, sales, & business development. He completed the commercial leadership program at GE and established the career office in 2016.

Ashley Dodge

Ashley Dodge

Manager

A graduate from Villanova University and a current Master’s in Public Policy student, Ashley has 7 years of experience in consulting, project management, and analytics. She completed the strategy & finance leadership program at Vanguard and was an Education Pioneers Fellow in 2018.  

Lauren Gumbel

Lauren Gumbel

Manager

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.

Ryan Garcia

Ryan Garcia

Associate

A graduate from Northeastern Illinois University, Ryan brings over 4 years of working in education along with experience in communications and sales. Ryan loves to combine staying active with traveling and has gone camping in Uganda, kayaked in the Boston Harbor, and parasailed in the Atlantic Ocean.

Michael Vizzi

Michael Vizzi

Associate

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!