Alumni Career Office
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.
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!
Ambitious Postsecondary Pathways
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.
Crate & Barrel – Digital Designer
What college did you attend and what was your major?
Jordan graduated from Illinois State University with his Bachelor of Science in Interior Design.
What will you be doing in your role as a Digital Designer with Crate & Barrel?
Jordan will be creating design concepts for various spaces and developing/executing interior spaces for clients.
What advice would you provide for other Noble alumni interested in pursuing a similar career?
“Network with as many people as you can is key to success in the future and potentially landing you a job. I also believe utilizing job search engines will also help in the long run, especially LinkedIn.”
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:
A graduate from Tufts University, Olamide has over eight 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.
A graduate from Villanova University, Ashley has a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Chicago and 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.
A graduate from Northeastern Illinois University, Ryan brings over six years of working in education. Ryan is passionate about advocating for students and improving their educational and career outcomes.
A graduate from Washington St. Louis University, Yasmeen has a background in financial research and investing. While at WashU, Yasmeen actively participated in first year programming, where her passion for student services and education began. After graduating, Yasmeen took part in Morningstar’s Development Program. As a Noble alum, she ultimately made her way back to Noble as a member of the ACO in order to give back to the same community which gave so much to her.
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!