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Alumni Career Office

Our Mission

The Noble Alumni Career Office (ACO) supports 15,000+ 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

Chelsea Billingsley '15

Chelsea Billingsley '15

Altar'd State - Visual Artist

College:

Savannah College of Art and Design – BFA in Surface Design and Textiles.

What do you do in this role?
 “I prepare (paint, build, sew, etc.) the art that gets displayed within the store and the window displays. Since I love installation, this position doesn’t feel like work!”

What are you up to outside of this?
“I curated my first biannual fashion show entitled Code REDD and am already looking forward to my next show in Chicago in July 2021. I also just completed a project with Nike Lab Chicago where I crocheted 3 shoes for display. One is a replica of the classic Air Force 1 and they are all currently on display in both the Nike Lab and Nike headquarters. Finally, I recently taught a crochet workshop to students at Julian High School!”

Advice for alumni interested in art and design? 

“NETWORK!!!! You’d be surprised where one conversation could take you. Also, as cliche as it sounds, never give up! Never doubt yourself even if others doubt you. Remain confident. What someone may dislike today another person could love tomorrow.”

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

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.

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.

Michael Vizzi

Michael Vizzi

Partnerships & Marketing

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.

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.

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!