Alumni Career Office
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!
Noma Shields '14
Thomas J. Watson Fellow - Watson Foundation
Grinnell College ’18 – BA in Sociology
What do you do as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow?
I primarily do work in Hungary, India, and South Africa. Throughout the fellowship year, I research housing displacement and social inclusion strategies for the ethnically and economically marginalized in urban communities. This is done through a combination of interviewing, informal volunteering, and shadowing of NGOs and independent experts who are working on housing related issues.
Advice for alumni interested in applying?
First check to see if your college is one of the forty Watson partner colleges. After this, it is important to remember that the fellowship does not necessarily look for projects that are doing social impact work but for fellows who have the ability to think outside of the box and envision how their passion could be applied outside of the U.S.
Interested in connecting with this alum or any other alum in a field of your interest?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 BabatundeA 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 GumbelA 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 VizziA 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.
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!