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Wednesday, December 8
 

8:15am CST

Cornerstone Services
Since 1969, Cornerstone Services has been an advocate for people with disabilities in Joliet and greater Will County area. The agency is a recognized leader in providing the support necessary for individuals with disabilities to live and work in the community. In recent years, Cornerstone has expanded services to Kankakee County, as well.

Cornerstone is guided by the belief that people with disabilities are entitled to live in their own communities and make choices for themselves, like everybody else. To this end, Cornerstone employees provide specialized services that empower individuals with as much independence as possible. Some individuals may need a lot of help, while others may need just a little.

The agency’s dedicated staff helps people find and keep jobs, maintain stable housing, and learn to access public transportation and community resources. Group and individual counseling and therapy for mental health needs are also provided by Cornerstone professionals. The organization is guided by an all-volunteer board of directors and has fostered partnerships with other local service providers.


Speakers
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Penny Leclercq

Career Counselor, Cornerstone Services


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Crisis Center for South Suburbia
The Crisis Center for South Suburbia has been providing hope and services to victims of domestic violence for 40 years through housing, counseling, advocacy, outreach and prevention programs. While the Crisis Center for South Suburbia was officially incorporated in 1979, the work of the organization actually began in 1976 when a group of dedicated members of the Committee on Women of the Palos Branch of the American Association University Women began to study the issue of domestic violence in the south suburbs. The committee established a “hotline” in Dianne Masters’ kitchen in 1978 and the Crisis Center for South Suburbia was incorporated in 1979. Eight beds were secured at a local community center and professional counselors were hired. A year later, a farmhouse, capable of sheltering nineteen women and children was secured by the agency. Counseling sessions took place on the back porch in the summer, and in the busy living room in colder weather. Staff, volunteers and nineteen clients shared a single bathroom. The need was greater than this small house could accommodate. A capital campaign was initiated in 1989, raising $1.3 million. In 1991, a 35-bed facility built specifically as a shelter for victims of domestic violence was dedicated, and still today stands as a reminder of that early vision.

Today, the Crisis Center for South Suburbia operates a 35-bed emergency shelter and has impacted the lives of more than 60,000 people. With a staff of more than 50 employees and a budget of over four million dollars, the Crisis Center continues to grow while offering free services to Chicago’s south suburban communities.


Speakers
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Latasha Hubert

Director of Human Resource/Volunteers, Crisis Center for South Suburbia


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Dot Foods
Robert and Dorothy Tracy founded our company in 1960, with big dreams of starting a family business and streamlining the food supply chain. Sixty years later, we make more products more accessible to more people than ever before. We do this by purchasing large quantities of product from the supplier and storing it in our 12 distribution centers across the country. Our distributor and food processor customers then order our food and non-food items in less-than-truckload (LTL) quantities, which we deliver in as little as two to four days. Our business model, the talents of our 6,400 employees, and the Tracy family's ownership have helped our company become the largest food industry redistributor in North America. But even more importantly, the dream that took shape all those years ago is still driving our partners' businesses forward.

Speakers
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Allison Claypoole

HR Administrative Assistant, DOT Foods


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Elite Ambulance Transportation
Our Focus Is You. Providing compassionate care–delivered reliably and efficiently, Elite Ambulance has emerged as a leading ambulance service in the Chicago area. Led by a management team with more than 130 years of ambulance and healthcare industry experience, including prior ownership of the largest private ambulance service in Illinois, our mission is to provide a distinctive brand of “Elite Care” – reliable responsiveness, expert medical assistance, flexibility and extensive resources beyond the call delivered by a team of caring professionals.

Start your rewarding career as a fully licensed EMT through Elite Ambulance courses. With 6+ Training Classes in the Midwest, you’ll receive hands-on, in-depth training from our incredible instructors.

Speakers
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Joey Knaperek

Recruiter, Elite Ambulance Transportation


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Employment and Employer Services (E&ES)
E&ES connects individuals, families, and businesses in Chicagoland the resources they need to succeed.  Our programs offer a range of services, from talent recruiting and career development to family support and counseling. We are proud to be a part of efforts to strengthen communities in Chicago, Suburban Cook County, and Will County since 1982.

Speakers
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Lisa Maxwell

Business Account Exceutive, South Suburban Cook County American Job Center


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Employment and Employer Services (E&ES) Coaching
E&ES connects individuals, families, and businesses in Chicagoland the resources they need to succeed.  Our programs offer a range of services, from talent recruiting and career development to family support and counseling. We are proud to be a part of efforts to strengthen communities in Chicago, Suburban Cook County, and Will County since 1982.

Speakers
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Shenika Bradley

Youth Career Coach, Employment & Employer Services South Suburban Cook County American Job Center


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Grace Appliances
You depend on appliances for everything from cooling and cooking food to washing and drying clothes, and much more. So, when one of your essential devices conks out on its expected duties, turn to the Chicago Heights professionals that have your home or business covered. At Grace Appliance Repair, we understand that even minor appliance breakdowns can result in major disruptions to your daily life, requiring appliance repair service and maintenance. That’s why we’ve built our family-owned business to answer all your appliance repair needs in one convenient place. Whether you’re searching for residential refrigerator repair, commercial dryer installation, or even reconditioned and used brand-name appliances, your hunt ends here. Simply call or e-mail us today to learn more about our comprehensive appliance repair, installation, and sales services!

Speakers
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Mack

Manager, Grace Appliances


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Lincoln Tech
Lincoln Tech offers a Medical, Automotive, Electrical, Welding, and Collision and Repair program. Lincoln Tech has been around since 1946 and offers both degree and diploma programs. To be accepted into Lincoln Tech a student needs a high school diploma.

Speakers
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David McGuire

Field Admissions Representative, Lincoln Tech


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

National Tube Supply
About National Tube Supply:
National Tube Supply is a distributor of carbon and alloy mechanical steel tubing. We do not manufacture any of the steel tubing in our warehouse; we purchase it from the steel mills in bulk and sell it to our customers. NTS also offers precision cutting services for cut-to-length tubing, with the ability to ship your order within 24 hours. Our steel tubing is used for a large number of applications in agriculture and construction equipment, printing, conveying, machinery, fluid power applications and many more.

Positions at NTS:
Job duties for a Material Handler include but are not limited to:
· Operate forklifts, side loaders, and overhead pendant cranes.
· Measure material using tape measures, calipers and micrometers.
· Learn to properly identify material.
· Safely handle, move, stack, and load material.
· Process orders using our advanced computer systems.
· Follow directions on paperwork including special instructions, and those provided by a supervisor.
· Work in teams
 
Shifts/Hours:
1st 7am-3:30pm
2nd 3pm-11:30pm
3rd 11pm-7:30am
(all with a half hour lunch)
 
Benefits:
· We offer competitive wages and a full benefits package (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Voluntary Life, Accident, and Critical Illness) and a 401(k) plan with company match!
· Our shifts earn a per hour pay differential of $0.50 on 2nd shift and $1.00 on 3rd shift
· Paid Sick and Vacation
· Paid National Holidays

Speakers
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Courtney Anderson

HR Coordinator, National Tube Supply


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Nicor Gas
For six decades, Nicor Gas has been serving Illinois customers with clean, safe, reliable and affordable natural gas. As the state’s largest natural gas distributor, and owner and operator of one of the largest natural gas aquifer storage systems in North America, we deliver the comfort and convenience of natural gas to 2.2 million residential, public sector and business customers in more than 650 communities throughout northern Illinois
 
With 2,000 employees constructing, operating, maintaining and inspecting our nearly 34,000-mile distribution system, the safety of our employees, the public and our pipelines is our highest priority. This commitment is demonstrated in our rigorous operating standards, safety training and monitoring, and our effort to continuously meet and exceed all state and federal regulations.
 
As an important contributor to the Illinois economy, we are dedicated to investing in programs and initiatives that enrich the community, enhance diversity, invigorate the economy, promote education and support environmental stewardship. We leverage our assets and resources to improve the quality of life for the communities where we live, work and serve.
 
Nicor Gas offers an array of exciting careers including field and construction operations, engineering, customer service, marketing and communications, accounting and many others.

Speakers
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Kevin Gadzala

Senior Coordinator, Nicor Gas
For six decades, Nicor Gas has been serving Illinois customers with clean, safe, reliable and affordable natural gas. As the state’s largest natural gas distributor, and owner and operator of one of the largest natural gas aquifer storage systems in North America, we deliver the... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

RACTSOL Corp
RACTSOL is a Minority-Owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. We represent excellence and diversity. Our workforce embodies that concept and incorporates the very best of professional talent in today’s marketplace. We are focused on providing our customers with highly trained and appropriately cleared IT workforce.  

Speakers
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Antoine Roseman

CEO, RACTSOL Corp
RACTSOL is a Minority-Owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. We represent excellence and diversity. Our workforce embodies that concept and incorporates the very best of professional talent in today’s marketplace. We are focused on providing our customers with highly... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Sertoma Centre
In 1971, three local Sertoma Clubs created a sheltered workshop in Alsip, IL called Sertoma Job Training Center. The purpose of the facility was to create a place for individuals with disabilities to work. The 3,000 square foot facility was built on land donated by the Lombard family and opened with 11 individuals and four staff. In 1987, the name was changed to Sertoma Career Center, and served over 200 consumers. The facility also expanded to 43,800 square feet. Throughout the 1990s, additional programs were added and Residential Services opened Sertoma’s first Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) home. Sertoma Centre opened its second location in 2000, on 127th street in Alsip. This facility is home to sub-contract packaging and training services, developmental training and school transition. After renovations at the 123rd street building were completed in 2002, additional programs such as our Senior Services, Bridge Program, Developmental Training, Administration, Trans-portation and Janitorial Services (J-Team) were expanded or added. In 2009, Sertoma Centre moved its Mental Health Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program to Matteson, Illinois and expanded in 2014 to become a comprehensive community mental health center. In 2016 we opened our first Permanent Supportive Housing unit. We continue to grow and expand our services.

Speakers
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Lisa Guardiola

Community Outreach and Education Trainer, Sertoma Centre


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Alabama A&M University
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Speakers
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Shaney Harden

District Recruiter, Alabama A&M University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Alabama State University
Alabama State University was founded in 1867, in Marion, Ala., as a school for African-Americans. The school started as the Lincoln Normal School with $500 raised by nine freed slaves now known as the Marion Nine, making ASU one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education founded for black Americans.Today, Alabama State University, located in Montgomery, Ala., is a widely respected, world-class institution of higher learning which welcomes students of all races. We offer 62 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, from our historic teacher education program to our new, high-demand programs in health sciences, new Ph.D. in microbiology  and minor in international business.
The students who attend ASU are as diverse as our academic offerings, with students from more than 40 states and various countries seeking a top-notch education that extends far beyond the walls of a classroom. With a 20 to1 student-faculty ratio, students receive the personal attention, mentoring, encouragement and knowledge needed to achieve their dreams.


At ASU, we know that what happens outside the classroom is an essential part of the college experience. Our students enjoy a vibrant campus community  where they’ll build life-long friendships and find a wide variety of social, cultural and sporting events. We have more than 70 clubs and organizations, including fraternities and sororities, and 18 intercollegiate sports.

Our location in Montgomery, the birthplace of the modern civil rights movement, offers students the unique opportunity to live, learn and grow in a city rich with culture and history. In fact, some of the most notable figures of the civil rights era – including the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, attorney Fred Gray and the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth – are counted among ASU’s many distinguished alumni.
Our 154-year history is a legacy of perseverance, progress and promise. We’re proud of our legacy, and we welcome students to dream, to share their unique gifts and talents, and to take pride in knowing they are part of a rich tradition.

Speakers
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Desiree Dixon-Moore

District Recruiter, Alabama State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Jackson State University
Jackson State Mission: The mission of Jackson State University, an HBCU and comprehensive urban research university is to provide quality teaching, research and service at the baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels to diverse populations of students and communities using various modalities to ensure that they are technologically-advanced, ethical, global leaders who think critically and can address societal problems and compete effectively.

Offerings:
90+ AREAS OF STUDY:
45 Undergraduate Programs
34 Master’s Programs
1 Specialist Program
13 Doctoral Programs

Speakers
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Janice Citchens

Admissions Counselor & Recruiter, Jackson State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

North Carolina Central University
North Carolina Central University, with a strong tradition of teaching, research, and service, prepares students to become global leaders and practitioners who transform communities. Through a nationally recognized law school, highly acclaimed and innovative programs in the visual and performing arts, sciences, business, humanities, and education programs, NCCU students are engaged problem solvers. Located in the Research Triangle, the University advances research in the biotechnological, biomedical, informational, computational, behavioral, social, and health sciences. Our students enhance the quality of life of citizens and the economic development of North Carolina, the nation, and the world.

Speakers
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Kelsey Durham

Admissions Counselor, North Carolina Central University
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Jada Hunter

Admissions Counselor, North Carolina Central University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Savannah State University
For years, Savannah State University has been an important part of higher education. As the first public HBCU in Georgia and the first institution of higher learning in the historic city of Savannah, SSU has served this community with distinction while meeting the educational needs of an increasingly diverse student population.
The 201-acre campus is by far the most picturesque in the state of Georgia. The moss-laden sweeping oak trees, expansive marsh, and historic architecture create a resplendent yet tranquil atmosphere. Beneath the beauty and splendor is a vibrant residential campus bursting at the seams with the vim and vigor of quality collegiate life: relevant academic majors, engaging lectures, cutting-edge research, quality student-faculty engagement and a nurturing environment. We invite you to become a part of the SSU family. Please continue your exploration of Savannah State University - both online and in person - and share our excitement.


Speakers
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Karsten Tyson

Assistant Director of Admissions, Savannah State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
A brief description of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff:
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) is an 1890 Land-Grant HBCU with a diverse student population, competitive degree offerings and stellar faculty. For more than 140 years, UAPB has worked to create an environment that emphasizes learning, growth and productivity while affording a basic need to its students: a chance to advance.
 
What UAPB has to offer:
UAPB offers certificate and associate degree programs, more than 40 undergraduate and master’s degree programs and a doctoral program in Aquaculture/Fisheries. Students are active in more than 100 organizations, including an internationally renowned Vesper Choir, Marching Musical Machine of the Mid-South Band, concert bands, wind symphony and an accomplished athletics program.

Speakers
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Demetrius Johnson Jr.

Recruiter, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

American Academy of Art College
The American Academy of Art College is a small, private, not-for-profit institution that was founded in 1923. We offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Our curriculum focuses on skills necessary for a professional career in art. The Foundations Program consists of Life Drawing and Fundamentals of Art. These courses are offered to first year students in preparation for the lower and upper division courses in their program. These studies also give students experience in the full artistic process and prepare students for courses in their intended major. Our faculty, most of which are full time, consist of working artists who can give students a perspective of the real world of art. Career Services features career readiness skills such as resume writing, portfolio development and interviewing expertise. Career Services also offers life-time career development and support for employment opportunities.

Our BFA Programs include:
Illustration, Graphic Design, 3D Modeling/Animation, Art Direction, Photography, and Painting


Speakers
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Paige Livesay

High School Representative, American Academy of Art College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Aurora University
Aurora University is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. As a teaching-centered institution, we encourage undergraduate and graduate students to discover what it takes to build meaningful and examined lives. The best part? Every incoming freshman accepted to AU gets a scholarship. Join this session to learn more and hear about what it's like to be an AU Spartan.

Speakers
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Anna Halvax

Senior Freshman Admissions Counselor, Aurora University
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Shannon Gil

Admissions Counselor, Aurora University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Calumet College of St. Joseph
Calumet College of St. Joseph (CCSJ) is a private, four-year Catholic institution, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, offering master’s, bachelor’s, and associate’s degrees. Located blocks from Lake Michigan and minutes from downtown Chicago, we offer a vibrant and stimulating learning environment while remaining affordable and accessible to all students. Our committed faculty are able to connect with students through small class sizes and individualized attention. Our values-based approach, rooted in the Catholic tradition, grounds students in the importance of social justice, service, and community.

CCSJ’s accepting, supportive, community environment empowers our unique student body to explore their passions, embrace their purpose and achieve their goals—be it in the classroom, with our competitive sports teams, among our robust student groups and beyond graduation.


Speakers
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Keli Burns

Director of Undergraduate Enrollment, Calumet College of St. Joseph


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Central Michigan University
Central Michigan University is an institution of higher learning. We are a community committed to the pursuit of knowledge, wisdom, discovery, and creativity. We provide student-centered education and foster personal and intellectual growth to prepare students for productive careers, meaningful lives, and responsible citizenship in a global society. We offer over 250 majors for students to learn grow and develop their skills and interests in the field chosen.

Speakers
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Ezra Johnson

Assistant Director of Admissions, Central Michigan University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Chicago State University College of Pharmacy
Chicago State University College of Pharmacy has a 2+4 pathway in place, which allows interested students to complete 2 years of prerequisite coursework and then matriculate into a 4 year professional doctorate program.  Upon completion, the student will obtain a PharmD and will go on to study for the boards (NAPLEX) to get licensed to practice.   Chicago State University offers the prerequisite courses along with other institutions, however interested students can complete the course work at the university/institution of their choice.  We have transfer guides in place aimed to make this process a seamless transition.  Further information can be provided.  

Admissions Highlights:
  • Bachelor's Degree is not required - prerequisite coursework does fulfill many institutions Associates in Science Degree (will provide more detailed information if needed)
  • No PCAT required
  • Successful completion of ALL prerequisite coursework with C+ or better
  • 2.5 GPA Requirement - cumulative, prerequisite, and math and science
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation - Pharmacist + Science Faculty
  • Admissions Requirements/Process: 
  • https://www.csu.edu/collegeofpharmacy/studentaffairs/admissions_requirements.htm
  • Contact: Dr. Tashel Gandhi - tgandhi@csu.edu

Program Highlights:
  • Ranked Top 6% Nationwide for educating underrepresented minority students in pharmacy
  • 96+ Clinical Rotation Contracts and Partnerships with Leaders across the pharmacy setting
  • 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio & small class sizes
  • Over $150K in scholarships awarded to current students
  • Ample Community Outreach opportunities
  • Average Salary: $125,000

Speakers
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Tashel Gandhi

PharmD/Director of Recruitment/Admissions Specialist/Alumni Engagement Coordinator, Chicago State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Chicagoland Regional College Program (CRCP)
Chicagoland Regional College Program- The CRCP has helped students avoid student loan debt for 17 years. THe CRCP pays part-time college tuition and provides a monthly bonus to students attending our participating area colleges. Participants also work part-time at UPS in Hodgkins and are paid weekly.

For info/to apply: www.crcprogram.com


Speakers
avatar for Servelure Bostick

Servelure Bostick

Associate Executive Director, Chicagoland Regional College Program
Hello,I'm Servelure Bostick, and I've had the awesome pleasure of "showing students the money" for 16 years. For far too many, college has been a goal, but an unattainable one. Well, if you're willing to work for it, the CRCP is willing to pay for it. That's right!The CRCP has been... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Eastern Illinois University
EIU has a rich tradition of preparing students to accomplish their life goals through a great combination of quality academics, personal relationships, and both on-campus and online opportunities. Get an overview of EIU by visiting EIU at a Glance. https://www.eiu.edu/card/11267

Speakers
avatar for Shijuana Shannon

Shijuana Shannon

Regional Admissions Staff, Eastern Illinois University
Hello! My name is Shijuana ShannonMy Educational Journey includes:B.A. Political Science - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2000)M.A. Inner City Educational Studies - Northeastern Illinois University (2003)Fun Facts:I was inducted in the Chicago Public League Basketball... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Ferris State University
Ferris is a four year public, state University located in Big Rapids, Michigan – about three and a half hours from Chicago.  We DO NOT charge out of state tuition, so Illinois students pay the same as Michigan residents.  We are test optional too!  We have 190 degree granting programs ranging from associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees and doctoral degrees.

Speakers
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Deb Savides

Coordinator for Out of State Enrollment, Ferris State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Governors State University
Governors State University (GSU) was founded in 1969 and has grown to become the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving approximately 6,000 students annually in 85 different bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs.

What GSU has to offer

GSU is proud to offer the lowest tuition of any four-year, public university in Illinois. We are committed to guiding students to discover the right degree program to suit their interests, and provide an extensive list of degree programs to prepare students in a variety of fields for the next level of academic achievement. The GSU experience includes a comprehensive student life experience with on-campus housing; club sports and recreation; civic engagement; international student services; more than 70 student clubs and organizations; the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park sculpture park, the Center for Performing Arts and much more.



Speakers
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Melinda C Arce-Gudino

Bilingual Recruiting Specialist, Governor's State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Grand Canyon University
Description: Grand Canyon University (GCU) is Arizona's premier, private, Christian university. Located in Phoenix, Az, we offer an affordable, accredited education with more than 200 academic program offerings across nine colleges. GCU prepares learners to become global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators and responsible leaders by providing an academically challenging, values-based curriculum from the context of our Christian heritage. At GCU, you will find a high-class education, state of the art facilities, and endless opportunities for personal and professional growth. To learn more, contact your Admissions Counselor or visit gcu.edu.

Speakers
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Fabio Fernandez

University Admissions Counselor, Grand Canyon University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Hawaii Pacific University
Hawai‘i Pacific University is an international learning community set in the rich cultural context of Hawai‘i. Students from around the world join us for an American education built on a liberal arts foundation. Our innovative undergraduate and graduate programs anticipate the changing needs of the community and prepare our graduates to live, work, and learn as active members of a global society. We are a private university with 4,000 undergraduates and over 45+ majors, including Marine Biology, Environmental Sciences, Business, Nursing, Engineering, Multimedia, and many more!  

Speakers
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Suzy Prenovost

Associate Director of Admission, Hawaii Pacific University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Illinois College
Illinois College is a liberal arts college located in Jacksonville, Illinois.  Our college prides itself on learning students do inside the classroom but also the learning they are a part of outside of the classroom. This means every first-year student has the opportunity to participate in an internship in their major. Internships allow students to apply the learning in the classroom to the real world and allows students to get an idea of what it would be like to work in the field of their interest.  Textbooks are also included in our tuition. We are the only college outside of Chicago that is works with the Dream US scholarship to offer financial aid to undocumented immigrants. We are a D1 school and some of our sports include football, basketball, softball, baseball, volleyball, track and field, golf, tennis, esports, drumline, cheer, and dance. We have over 50 different majors and programs to include education, sports management, computer science, engineering, criminal justice, biology, chemistry, and nursing. Our nursing lab has simulations that allow students to gain hands-on experience before their clinicals. We also have a variety of pre-professional tracks that include law, pre-med, physical therapy, occupational therapy, dentistry, and veterinary.

We have in-person and virtual visits and we already encourage students to visit campus. We look forward to meeting with you.

Speakers
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Yesenia Abreu

Admission Counselor, Illinois College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
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8:15am CST

Illinois State University
Illinois State University is a mid-size public university located in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois-about two hours south of Chicagoland-that works as a growing diverse community of scholars with a commitment to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. Illinois State offers over 150 majors, 400+ student organizations, and many research & internship opportunities. Popular majors on campus include business, nursing, and education.

Speakers
DS

Derrick Small

Regional Admissions Counselor, Illinois State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Indiana State University
Indiana State University offers more than 100 majors & minors, over 75 Graduate and Professional programs, and over 70 online programs. We are a mid-sized institution, with an enrollment of about 11,000 students. More than ¾ of our classes have less than 30 students. We are proud of the fact that we are the most diverse residential student population in Indiana. Indiana State University has 15 NCAA Division I athletics teams and are part of the Missouri Valley Conference. We also offer competitive club and intramural sports. In addition, we have over 260 clubs & organizations, including 28 chapters of National Greek Life. We are a research institution & a teaching college.
You may be wondering about our general admission requirements.  We are test-optional for general admission.  Our average student comes to us with a 3.3 GPA. Students from Illinois who are unconditionally admitted will automatically receive the Midwest Consortium Scholarship which discounts tuition to $11,942.  And those students who are admitted with a 3.0 or higher also may receive the Illinois Achievement Scholarship of $2000, which once applied, lowers your tuition down to $9,942 – just in reach of in-state cost. We offer a lot of other scholarships that are stackable & renewable.  Our competitive scholarships are great!  Some, like our President’s Scholarship, include complete in-state tuition, room & board & a stipend to study abroad!
ISU boasts more than 100 academic majors. Some of our most popular majors and our unique key programs include our nationally ranking Business program that includes Insurance and Risk Management, our fantastic Cybercriminology and Criminal Justice which happens to be our most popular majors. Another key program is our well-known Communication Sciences and Disorders major which was formerly known as Speech Pathology program. We offer Engineering & Engineering Technology programs such as Packaging Engineering Technology, has 100% job placement. We are also well known for Psychology that can lead right into our grad program as early as your sophomore year. Our Aviation, Nursing, Health & Pre-Professional Sciences are some of our other fantastic majors, but more competitive, which require additional applications for admittance. Included in that extra application step, being a teaching college, of course we have an array of fabulous Education majors. Our grads enjoy a 99% placement and on average they earn a starting salary of $57 thousand dollars. If you love the coziness of a small town, but want the convenience of city life, Terre Haute, IN is the college town for you! Terre Haute is settled along the banks of the Wabash River. Terre Haute also celebrates its rich history and brims with cultural activities and parks. Our 435 acre campus is located at the northern part of downtown. It contains tons of lush trees, and an award-winning, sustainable landscape.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Winker

Lisa Winker

Chicago Regional Admission Coordinator, Indiana State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Indiana University Northwest
Indiana University Northwest (IU Northwest) is a public university established in 1963 as a regional
campus of Indiana University. The campus is located approximately 10 miles from IL/IN Boarder via
I80/94. Students will find more than 70-degree programs, 20 graduate degrees, more than 60 student
clubs and organizations to choose from and 10 winning RedHawk athletic teams to root for. IU
Northwest is also home to one of Northwest Indian’s top business schools and only medical school.
IU Northwest costs less than many other four-year colleges in Illinois. ILLINOIS RESIDENTS do not pay out
of state tuition! We offer Illinois students a special tuition rate that’s nearly 40% less than IU out-of-
state tuition—a savings of nearly $9,000 per year. With the Midwest Student Exchange Program Illinois
residents will pay around $11,400 per year to attend IU Northwest.
Art lovers will not be disappointed on our campus because of our three story 126,300 square foot Arts &
Sciences building completed in 2017. Fine Art students have plenty of space in this building to display
their work and hone talents. Performing Arts students can craft their artistic skills on center stage
within the state-of-the art 500 seat theatre. Come an see what more IU Northwest has to offer.

Speakers
avatar for Antoine Hawkins

Antoine Hawkins

Admissions Counselor, Indiana University Northwest
Indiana University Northwest (IU Northwest) is a public university established in 1963 as a regional campus of Indiana University. The campus is located approximately 30 miles southeast of Chicago in Gary, Indiana. Traditional and non-traditional learners will find more than 70-degree... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Kent State University
Kent State University is one of 91 public doctoral universities with high research activity, as categorized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Kent State is the highest-ranking public university in Northern Ohio on the Top Public Schools and Best National Universities lists by U.S. News & World Report. With eight campuses spanning Northeast Ohio, a College of Podiatric Medicine, a Twinsburg Academic Center and academic sites in major world cities, such as New York City, Geneva and Florence, Kent State is one of Ohio’s leading public universities and a major educational, economic and cultural resource far beyond the Northeast Ohio region it has served since 1910.

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Sandy Henert

Admission Counselor, Kent State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Northern Illinois University
Northern Illinois University's vision is to be an engine for innovation to advance social mobility; promote personal, professional and intellectual growth; and transform the world through research, artistry, teaching and outreach.

The mission of Northern Illinois University is to empower students through educational excellence and experiential learning as we pursue knowledge, share our research and artistry, and engage communities for the benefit of the region, state, nation and world.
In pursuing our vision and fulfilling our mission, we value and practice:
  • Curiosity and creativity.
    • We provide our students active learning experiences.
    • We champion innovation.
    • We commit our resources to supporting students, faculty and staff in their research, artistry and professional development.
  • Equity and inclusion.
    • We seek and are strengthened by the diverse perspectives and experiences of our university community members.
    • We use an inclusive decision-making process.
    • We appreciate and respect every member of our community.
  • Ethics and integrity.
    • We prepare our students to become global leaders who work to build a better society.
    • We model ethical behavior in and out of the classroom.
    • We are transparent and accountable to our stakeholders.
  • Service and stewardship.
    • We serve society and confront local, national and global challenges through collaborations that improve our learning, teaching and research.
    • We make accessible the knowledge and resources we create.
    • We promote our students' success through advising and mentoring.

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Ty Garland

Transfer Admission Counselor, Northern Illinois University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Ohio University
Ohio University is Ohio’s first university, established in 1804. We are a four-year, public, and research institution with Division I athletics. We offer more than 250 academic programs, with minors and certificates to complement any major. Students live, learn, and grow on our classic residential campus in Athens, Ohio, #1 Best College Small Town (USA Today/10Best).

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Stacy Oliver

Regional Recruitment Manager, Ohio University
Ohio University is Ohio’s first university, established in 1804. We are a four-year, public, and research institution with Division I athletics. We offer more than 250 academic programs, with minors and certificates to complement any major. Students live, learn, and grow on our... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Prairie State College - Child Development
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La Tia Collins

Assistant Professor/Coordinator Child Development, Prairie State College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Prairie State College - Department of Health and Industrial Technology
Industrial technology encompasses jobs that are involved with the operation, management, and maintenance of the complex technological systems found in almost any industry or facility. Prairie State College’s Industrial Technology programs offer students an opportunity to explore a broad number of career choices depending on their skills and interests.

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Jessica Hanson

Assistant Professor of Nursing, Prairie State College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Prairie State College - General Overview
Prairie State College is a two-year community college (located in Chicago Heights, Il) offering associate degrees, technical and career certificates, and adult, corporate, and continuing education.



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Gabriella Diestelmeier

Recruitment & Outreach Specialist, Early College Advisor, Prairie State College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Prairie State College - Information Technology
Information technology plays a critical role in the work of all major industries as well as being a distinct industry on its own. From entry-level technicians to computer scientists to chief information officers, there are limitless career possibilities. The Prairie State College Information Technology faculty are recognized experts in their field, with advanced teaching credentials and professional experience. They are dedicated instructors who are willing to work individually with students to help them succeed.

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Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Prairie State College - Surgical Technology
A Surgical Technologist, is an essential, high demand career, that works in the operating room. Students will complete this program with an AAS degree and are eligible to take the national certification exam. (NBSTSA) Once prerequisite courses are completed, the program begins each Fall and lasts three semesters. A Surgical Technologist prepares the operating room and assists the surgeon during surgery. We are known to be the experts in making sure instruments in the operating room are sterile, in order to ensure safety for not only the surgeon, but also the patient. See attachments.

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Heather Pevion

Assistant Professor/Coordinator, Surgical Technology, Prairie State College
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Monique Campbell

Clinical Coordinator, Prairie State College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Prairie State College - Workforce Development & Community Education
Prairie State College is a two-year community college offering associate degrees, technical and career certificates, and adult, corporate, and continuing education. Prairie State College is one of the 39 community college districts (comprising 48 colleges) in Illinois. Prairie State College was the first Illinois community college to guarantee all credits will transfer to other Illinois colleges and universities, an assurance that has grown through the Illinois Articulation Initiative.

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Alisha Clark

Executive Director, Prairie State College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Purdue University Northwest
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community.

Diverse, hard-working and innovative, Purdue University Northwest is where academic excellence meets real-world experience. Sitting between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores, we bring together students from next door and those from halfway across the world to learn, grow, and excel.

Our university will help you build the tools to #PowerOnward and thrive in your career of choice. PNW has two campuses committed to small classes and hands-on learning. PNW’s five colleges offer more than 70 areas of study for undergraduate and graduate students. We’re accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and we’re consistently recognized among the best regional universities in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.

Our emphasis on research and applied learning opportunities means our students graduate ready for the next phase of their lives.

At Purdue University Northwest, we go beyond the classroom, walking the extra mile with students to empower confidence and encourage real-world experiences. We push beyond the boundaries of innovation to drive engagement and make an impact in Northwest Indiana and the world at large.

Session Description:
Join a live webinar where an admissions counselor will highlight majors, campus locations, the admission process and the PNW student experience. Ask questions through chat and see how PNW will help you Power Onward!


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Stephen Piggee II

Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Purdue University Northwest


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Roosevelt University
For over 70 years, Roosevelt University has been a transformative place helping students from all walks of life achieve their educational goals.  With over 70 programs spanning 6 different colleges, students will be able to immerse themselves in their program both in and out of the classroom while also having some flexibility to explore other interests.  Roosevelt also has over 50 student organization and 25 sports teams, allowing students to opportunity to engage with other students outside of the classroom.  


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Abel Amezcua

Roosevelt University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
SIUE is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose to shape a changing world. Built on the foundation of a broad-based, high-quality education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live.Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottom land and only a short drive from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 13,000.

SIUE awards degrees in undergraduate and graduate programs encompassing the arts, sciences, nursing, education, health, human behavior, business and engineering. The Schools of Dental Medicine and Pharmacy award first-professional doctoral degrees in dental medicine (DMD) and pharmacy (PharmD). Doctoral programs are available in nursing practice and educational leadership. Cooperative PhD programs in history, environmental resources and policy, engineering science, and computer science are offered with SIU Carbondale.

SIUE is an NCAA Division I member of the Ohio Valley Conference, as well as the Mid-American Conference (MAC) as affiliate members in the sports of men's soccer and wrestling.

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Stephen Wilke

Chicago Regional Admissions Coordinator, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

St. Ambrose University
Founded in 1882, St. Ambrose University is a private, Catholic, comprehensive university in Davenport, Iowa that is grounded in liberal arts, academic excellence, social justice and service.

With an average student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1 and an average class size of 20, our professors know their students on a personal level! At Ambrose, our 3000 students spend their time learning from some of the best academic minds in the world. Our professors pride themselves on going above and beyond textbooks to provide students with personalized instruction, assistance in choosing their courses through individualized advising, and mentoring to help prepare our students for graduate school or employment after graduation.

We offer more than 60 majors with the flexibility to mix majors, minors, and electives to match students' interests. Our spirited community is known for its athletics (SAU tops the NAIA with 20 scholar-teams!), special events, and outstanding residence halls. As a recognized College of Distinction, St. Ambrose inspires students with a stimulating academic environment while providing a multitude of opportunities that will support them throughout the professional world.


Speakers
avatar for Jill Holubetz

Jill Holubetz

Senior Admissions Counselor, St. Ambrose University
My name is Jill and I am a Senior Admissions Counselor at St. Ambrose University. While I am regionally located in the Chicagoland area, I am a direct liaison to campus for all of my students! Searching for colleges isn’t always an easy process, especially if prospective students... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

The University of Arizona
At the University of Arizona, imagination fuels all that we do. It’s what pushes us to make the unreal real, and what will inspire you as an Arizona Wildcat.

Established in 1885, Arizona is the state’s super land-grant university with two medical schools, producing graduates who are ready to take on today’s most pressing challenges. We offer a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio, more than 100 undergraduate majors, and a wide variety of free student support services. Whether it’s through research projects, internships or volunteer opportunities, all students are encouraged to apply their classroom knowledge in new settings to gain valuable career experience before they graduate.

Our palm tree-lined campus located in Tucson, Arizona, where 300+ days of sunshine annually inspire year-round fun and outdoor activities. Plus, a thriving campus life featuring 600+ student clubs and organizations offers countless ways to get involved, explore your passions and make a difference.

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Emily Martinez

Regional Recruiter, The University of Arizona


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

University College Dublin
Welcome to University College Dublin, Ireland’s #1 university, and most popular destination for international students. UCD is home to over 18,000 undergraduate students, 25% of whom hail from outside of Ireland. UCD is ranked #1 in Ireland by US News & World Report and is in the top 1% of higher education institutes worldwide. Located in one of the safest and most welcoming cities in the world, UCD’s main campus offers state-of-the-art learning and living facilities, near to the bustling city center and Ireland’s major business hubs.
Check out our UCD 3D Virtual Tour: https://www.ucd.ie/global/study-at-ucd/campustours/.

Speakers
avatar for Bridget Troy

Bridget Troy

Admissions Counselor, University College Dublin
Welcome to University College Dublin, Ireland’s global university, and most popular destination for international students. UCD is home to over 18,000 undergraduate students, 25% of whom hail from outside of Ireland. UCD is ranked #1 in Ireland by US News & World Report and is in... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

University of Illinois at Chicago - College of Business Administration
“We are a land granted 4 year, state school with a “Research 1 classification”. We are affordable and located 2 hours south of Chicago land with 150+ majors to offer.”

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Tikia Travis

College Recruiter, UIC Business


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

University of Illinois Springfield
The University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) is apart of the the world class University of Illinois system. Located in the heart of the state capital, UIS offers 31 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 1 doctoral program.



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Ben Webb

Admissions Counselor, University of Illinois - Springfield


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Western Illinois University
Western Illinois University is a mid-size, public university in Macomb, IL, about four hours from Chicago. WIU offers over 60 different major options for our students including: Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Nursing, Broadcasting, Engineering, Business, and many other great programs. WIU awards more than $10 million in scholarships each year, including automatic scholarships for students who visit campus (virtually or in-person), live in the Chicago area, and have a 3.3 GPA or higher. WIU offers 250 different student organizations, a Multicultural Center, Student Recreation Center, and NCAA Division 1 athletics for students to get involved in.  

Speakers
avatar for Kate Romanaggi

Kate Romanaggi

Admissions Counselor, Western Illinois University
Western Illinois University is a mid-size, public university in Macomb, IL, about four hours from Chicago. WIU offers over 60 different major options for our students including: Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Nursing, Broadcasting, Engineering, Business, and many other... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

John Amico School of Hair Design
Why Choose John Amico?
We graduate some of the most professional, creative, confident,technically proficient and "salon ready" graduates in the cosmetology industry.

Be Part of the Proud Stylist who Attend The John Amico School because of State Of The Art "Cosmetology Educations, "and many are very successful celebrity stylists and salon owners. John Amico is recognized by
thousands of salon owners in the US for education as well organic hair and skin products along with organic hair color, keratin perms, barbering nails, skin care, extensions, chemicals and relaxers. The New Expanded Campus agives the student 18,000 sq ft of Utlra new equipment and High Tech education with online training 24/7 Video and course work for Salon readiness and Being on the cutting edge of trendy and fashionable beauty care.

John Amico National Conventions and Shows offer Exposure and Networking with Great Stylists and Salon Owners. John Amico is well respected as Top Artists and Salon Business Owner. Greatest Value with most affordable tuition for such a National Fashion Forward advanced curriculum. The Of the Busiest and Best School Salons where client come for the best work. John Amico has clients who want the best work and they get it from some of the busiest students who can do men and woman haircutting, highlighting, hair coloring, keratin treatments, hairstyling, nails, esthetics and chemical texturizing.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Morales

Amy Morales

Admissions Specialist, John Amico School of Hair Design
Hello!!We are excited to be meeting with you! We will be giving you a tour of our programs. There will be many aspects of your schooling, at John Amico, that we will be going over If, you find that your question has not been addressed. Feel free to send it in the Chat. These will... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

LiUNA Chicagoland Laborers District Council Training and Apprentice Fund
The LiUNA Chicagoland Laborers’ District Council Training & Apprentice Fund was established in the summer of 1986. The program was designed to provide something vital: training and education for Laborers working under the Chicagoland District Council collective bargaining agreement. While its primary goal has remained the same, it has matured into a program that not only warrants respect, but has fostered meaningful labor education. The staff is open to developing training courses to meet the specific needs of either the Contractor or Union membership. It is a place where people work together to learn and grow with the ever-evolving industry standards.

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Alfredo Ascencio

Apprentice Coordinator


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Local 150 ASIP
Local 150's training center is situated on 300-plus acres in Wilmington, IL. The center boasts 342,000 square feet of space housing an indoor training area, almost 200 pieces of heavy equipment, 30 classrooms, construction material testing lab, state of the art welding facility, equipment simulator lab, a 200-seat auditorium, and much more. Instructors are available to members six days a week, Monday through Saturday, except holidays.

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Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Michigan Technological University
Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 54 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan's Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.

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Christine Grotzke

Associate Director of Admissions, Michigan Technological University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Molex
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Jennifer Kelly

Operations Manager, Molex


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Olive-Harvey College
Olive-Harvey College programs include associate degrees, basic and advanced certificates, adult education and special interest courses. Associate degree, certificate and short-term training programs are offered to prepare students to transfer to bachelor's degree programs or to move directly into the workforce.
Our College to Careers focus is a number of programs in transportation, distribution and logistics (TDL) – one of the region’s fastest growing industry segments. The curriculum’s focus on key modes of transportation such as air, rail and road will help to prepare students for the 110,000 TDL jobs anticipated in the Chicagoland region over the next decade.  A $45M TDL facility was completed last year to produce the highly-skilled professionals needed to meet future industry demand.

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Marcus Troutman

Recruiter, Olive-Harvey College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

One Million Degrees
One Million Degrees is a student success program designed to support students academically, financially, professionally, and personally while they are enrolled at the community colleges. Long story short, we pay students to go to school! We are more than just a scholarship for students, we provide students with all the skills they need to be successful after they graduate from the community colleges. If you are interested in becoming an OMD scholar, please come to our Zoom meeting or visit us at onemilliondegrees.org.

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Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

Texas Tech University
Texas Tech is a 4 year public institution in Lubbock, TX. We have over 40,000 students. We offer over 150 different academic programs within 10 different Colleges. We are the only school in Texas with an Undergraduate, Graduate, Medical School and Law School on campus, in addition to a new Vet school. We are the in big 12 Division one where school spirit and tradition is strong!

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Molly Niemczyk

Senior Admissions Counselor, Texas Tech University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

United States Air Force
The US Air Force provides career opportunities with comprehensive benefits such as full health insurance, $4,500 in free tuition assistance, travel. Aside from monetary benefits the US Air Force provides discipline, adventure, and lifelong friends and experiences.




Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:15am CST

US Navy

Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15am - 8:25am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Cornerstone Services
Since 1969, Cornerstone Services has been an advocate for people with disabilities in Joliet and greater Will County area. The agency is a recognized leader in providing the support necessary for individuals with disabilities to live and work in the community. In recent years, Cornerstone has expanded services to Kankakee County, as well.

Cornerstone is guided by the belief that people with disabilities are entitled to live in their own communities and make choices for themselves, like everybody else. To this end, Cornerstone employees provide specialized services that empower individuals with as much independence as possible. Some individuals may need a lot of help, while others may need just a little.

The agency’s dedicated staff helps people find and keep jobs, maintain stable housing, and learn to access public transportation and community resources. Group and individual counseling and therapy for mental health needs are also provided by Cornerstone professionals. The organization is guided by an all-volunteer board of directors and has fostered partnerships with other local service providers.


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Penny Leclercq

Career Counselor, Cornerstone Services


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Crisis Center for South Suburbia
The Crisis Center for South Suburbia has been providing hope and services to victims of domestic violence for 40 years through housing, counseling, advocacy, outreach and prevention programs. While the Crisis Center for South Suburbia was officially incorporated in 1979, the work of the organization actually began in 1976 when a group of dedicated members of the Committee on Women of the Palos Branch of the American Association University Women began to study the issue of domestic violence in the south suburbs. The committee established a “hotline” in Dianne Masters’ kitchen in 1978 and the Crisis Center for South Suburbia was incorporated in 1979. Eight beds were secured at a local community center and professional counselors were hired. A year later, a farmhouse, capable of sheltering nineteen women and children was secured by the agency. Counseling sessions took place on the back porch in the summer, and in the busy living room in colder weather. Staff, volunteers and nineteen clients shared a single bathroom. The need was greater than this small house could accommodate. A capital campaign was initiated in 1989, raising $1.3 million. In 1991, a 35-bed facility built specifically as a shelter for victims of domestic violence was dedicated, and still today stands as a reminder of that early vision.

Today, the Crisis Center for South Suburbia operates a 35-bed emergency shelter and has impacted the lives of more than 60,000 people. With a staff of more than 50 employees and a budget of over four million dollars, the Crisis Center continues to grow while offering free services to Chicago’s south suburban communities.

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Latasha Hubert

Director of Human Resource/Volunteers, Crisis Center for South Suburbia


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Dot Foods
Robert and Dorothy Tracy founded our company in 1960, with big dreams of starting a family business and streamlining the food supply chain. Sixty years later, we make more products more accessible to more people than ever before. We do this by purchasing large quantities of product from the supplier and storing it in our 12 distribution centers across the country. Our distributor and food processor customers then order our food and non-food items in less-than-truckload (LTL) quantities, which we deliver in as little as two to four days. Our business model, the talents of our 6,400 employees, and the Tracy family's ownership have helped our company become the largest food industry redistributor in North America. But even more importantly, the dream that took shape all those years ago is still driving our partners' businesses forward.

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Allison Claypoole

HR Administrative Assistant, DOT Foods


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Elite Ambulance Transportation
Our Focus Is You. Providing compassionate care–delivered reliably and efficiently, Elite Ambulance has emerged as a leading ambulance service in the Chicago area. Led by a management team with more than 130 years of ambulance and healthcare industry experience, including prior ownership of the largest private ambulance service in Illinois, our mission is to provide a distinctive brand of “Elite Care” – reliable responsiveness, expert medical assistance, flexibility and extensive resources beyond the call delivered by a team of caring professionals.

Start your rewarding career as a fully licensed EMT through Elite Ambulance courses. With 6+ Training Classes in the Midwest, you’ll receive hands-on, in-depth training from our incredible instructors.

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Joey Knaperek

Recruiter, Elite Ambulance Transportation


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Employment and Employer Services (E&ES)
E&ES connects individuals, families, and businesses in Chicagoland the resources they need to succeed.  Our programs offer a range of services, from talent recruiting and career development to family support and counseling. We are proud to be a part of efforts to strengthen communities in Chicago, Suburban Cook County, and Will County since 1982.

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Lisa Maxwell

Business Account Exceutive, South Suburban Cook County American Job Center


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Employment and Employer Services (E&ES) Coaching
E&ES connects individuals, families, and businesses in Chicagoland the resources they need to succeed.  Our programs offer a range of services, from talent recruiting and career development to family support and counseling. We are proud to be a part of efforts to strengthen communities in Chicago, Suburban Cook County, and Will County since 1982.

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Shenika Bradley

Youth Career Coach, Employment & Employer Services South Suburban Cook County American Job Center


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Grace Appliances
You depend on appliances for everything from cooling and cooking food to washing and drying clothes, and much more. So, when one of your essential devices conks out on its expected duties, turn to the Chicago Heights professionals that have your home or business covered. At Grace Appliance Repair, we understand that even minor appliance breakdowns can result in major disruptions to your daily life, requiring appliance repair service and maintenance. That’s why we’ve built our family-owned business to answer all your appliance repair needs in one convenient place. Whether you’re searching for residential refrigerator repair, commercial dryer installation, or even reconditioned and used brand-name appliances, your hunt ends here. Simply call or e-mail us today to learn more about our comprehensive appliance repair, installation, and sales services!

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Mack

Manager, Grace Appliances


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Lincoln Tech
Lincoln Tech offers a Medical, Automotive, Electrical, Welding, and Collision and Repair program. Lincoln Tech has been around since 1946 and offers both degree and diploma programs. To be accepted into Lincoln Tech a student needs a high school diploma.

Speakers
DM

David McGuire

Field Admissions Representative, Lincoln Tech


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

National Tube Supply
About National Tube Supply:
National Tube Supply is a distributor of carbon and alloy mechanical steel tubing. We do not manufacture any of the steel tubing in our warehouse; we purchase it from the steel mills in bulk and sell it to our customers. NTS also offers precision cutting services for cut-to-length tubing, with the ability to ship your order within 24 hours. Our steel tubing is used for a large number of applications in agriculture and construction equipment, printing, conveying, machinery, fluid power applications and many more.

Positions at NTS:
Job duties for a Material Handler include but are not limited to:
· Operate forklifts, side loaders, and overhead pendant cranes.
· Measure material using tape measures, calipers and micrometers.
· Learn to properly identify material.
· Safely handle, move, stack, and load material.
· Process orders using our advanced computer systems.
· Follow directions on paperwork including special instructions, and those provided by a supervisor.
· Work in teams
 
Shifts/Hours:
1st 7am-3:30pm
2nd 3pm-11:30pm
3rd 11pm-7:30am
(all with a half hour lunch)
 
Benefits:
· We offer competitive wages and a full benefits package (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Voluntary Life, Accident, and Critical Illness) and a 401(k) plan with company match!
· Our shifts earn a per hour pay differential of $0.50 on 2nd shift and $1.00 on 3rd shift
· Paid Sick and Vacation
· Paid National Holidays

Speakers
CA

Courtney Anderson

HR Coordinator, National Tube Supply


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Nicor Gas
For six decades, Nicor Gas has been serving Illinois customers with clean, safe, reliable and affordable natural gas. As the state’s largest natural gas distributor, and owner and operator of one of the largest natural gas aquifer storage systems in North America, we deliver the comfort and convenience of natural gas to 2.2 million residential, public sector and business customers in more than 650 communities throughout northern Illinois
 
With 2,000 employees constructing, operating, maintaining and inspecting our nearly 34,000-mile distribution system, the safety of our employees, the public and our pipelines is our highest priority. This commitment is demonstrated in our rigorous operating standards, safety training and monitoring, and our effort to continuously meet and exceed all state and federal regulations.
 
As an important contributor to the Illinois economy, we are dedicated to investing in programs and initiatives that enrich the community, enhance diversity, invigorate the economy, promote education and support environmental stewardship. We leverage our assets and resources to improve the quality of life for the communities where we live, work and serve.
 
Nicor Gas offers an array of exciting careers including field and construction operations, engineering, customer service, marketing and communications, accounting and many others.

Speakers
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Kevin Gadzala

Senior Coordinator, Nicor Gas
For six decades, Nicor Gas has been serving Illinois customers with clean, safe, reliable and affordable natural gas. As the state’s largest natural gas distributor, and owner and operator of one of the largest natural gas aquifer storage systems in North America, we deliver the... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

RACTSOL Corp
RACTSOL is a Minority-Owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. We represent excellence and diversity. Our workforce embodies that concept and incorporates the very best of professional talent in today’s marketplace. We are focused on providing our customers with highly trained and appropriately cleared IT workforce.  

Speakers
avatar for Antoine Roseman

Antoine Roseman

CEO, RACTSOL Corp
RACTSOL is a Minority-Owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. We represent excellence and diversity. Our workforce embodies that concept and incorporates the very best of professional talent in today’s marketplace. We are focused on providing our customers with highly... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Sertoma Centre
In 1971, three local Sertoma Clubs created a sheltered workshop in Alsip, IL called Sertoma Job Training Center. The purpose of the facility was to create a place for individuals with disabilities to work. The 3,000 square foot facility was built on land donated by the Lombard family and opened with 11 individuals and four staff. In 1987, the name was changed to Sertoma Career Center, and served over 200 consumers. The facility also expanded to 43,800 square feet. Throughout the 1990s, additional programs were added and Residential Services opened Sertoma’s first Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) home. Sertoma Centre opened its second location in 2000, on 127th street in Alsip. This facility is home to sub-contract packaging and training services, developmental training and school transition. After renovations at the 123rd street building were completed in 2002, additional programs such as our Senior Services, Bridge Program, Developmental Training, Administration, Trans-portation and Janitorial Services (J-Team) were expanded or added. In 2009, Sertoma Centre moved its Mental Health Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program to Matteson, Illinois and expanded in 2014 to become a comprehensive community mental health center. In 2016 we opened our first Permanent Supportive Housing unit. We continue to grow and expand our services.

Speakers
LG

Lisa Guardiola

Community Outreach and Education Trainer, Sertoma Centre


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Alabama A&M University
See attachment.

Speakers
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Shaney Harden

District Recruiter, Alabama A&M University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Alabama State University
Alabama State University was founded in 1867, in Marion, Ala., as a school for African-Americans. The school started as the Lincoln Normal School with $500 raised by nine freed slaves now known as the Marion Nine, making ASU one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education founded for black Americans.Today, Alabama State University, located in Montgomery, Ala., is a widely respected, world-class institution of higher learning which welcomes students of all races. We offer 62 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, from our historic teacher education program to our new, high-demand programs in health sciences, new Ph.D. in microbiology  and minor in international business.
The students who attend ASU are as diverse as our academic offerings, with students from more than 40 states and various countries seeking a top-notch education that extends far beyond the walls of a classroom. With a 20 to1 student-faculty ratio, students receive the personal attention, mentoring, encouragement and knowledge needed to achieve their dreams.


At ASU, we know that what happens outside the classroom is an essential part of the college experience. Our students enjoy a vibrant campus community  where they’ll build life-long friendships and find a wide variety of social, cultural and sporting events. We have more than 70 clubs and organizations, including fraternities and sororities, and 18 intercollegiate sports.

Our location in Montgomery, the birthplace of the modern civil rights movement, offers students the unique opportunity to live, learn and grow in a city rich with culture and history. In fact, some of the most notable figures of the civil rights era – including the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, attorney Fred Gray and the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth – are counted among ASU’s many distinguished alumni.
Our 154-year history is a legacy of perseverance, progress and promise. We’re proud of our legacy, and we welcome students to dream, to share their unique gifts and talents, and to take pride in knowing they are part of a rich tradition.

Speakers
DD

Desiree Dixon-Moore

District Recruiter, Alabama State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Jackson State University
Jackson State Mission: The mission of Jackson State University, an HBCU and comprehensive urban research university is to provide quality teaching, research and service at the baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels to diverse populations of students and communities using various modalities to ensure that they are technologically-advanced, ethical, global leaders who think critically and can address societal problems and compete effectively.

Offerings:
90+ AREAS OF STUDY:
45 Undergraduate Programs
34 Master’s Programs
1 Specialist Program
13 Doctoral Programs

Speakers
JC

Janice Citchens

Admissions Counselor & Recruiter, Jackson State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

North Carolina Central University
North Carolina Central University, with a strong tradition of teaching, research, and service, prepares students to become global leaders and practitioners who transform communities. Through a nationally recognized law school, highly acclaimed and innovative programs in the visual and performing arts, sciences, business, humanities, and education programs, NCCU students are engaged problem solvers. Located in the Research Triangle, the University advances research in the biotechnological, biomedical, informational, computational, behavioral, social, and health sciences. Our students enhance the quality of life of citizens and the economic development of North Carolina, the nation, and the world.

Speakers
KD

Kelsey Durham

Admissions Counselor, North Carolina Central University
JH

Jada Hunter

Admissions Counselor, North Carolina Central University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Savannah State University
For years, Savannah State University has been an important part of higher education. As the first public HBCU in Georgia and the first institution of higher learning in the historic city of Savannah, SSU has served this community with distinction while meeting the educational needs of an increasingly diverse student population.
The 201-acre campus is by far the most picturesque in the state of Georgia. The moss-laden sweeping oak trees, expansive marsh, and historic architecture create a resplendent yet tranquil atmosphere. Beneath the beauty and splendor is a vibrant residential campus bursting at the seams with the vim and vigor of quality collegiate life: relevant academic majors, engaging lectures, cutting-edge research, quality student-faculty engagement and a nurturing environment. We invite you to become a part of the SSU family. Please continue your exploration of Savannah State University - both online and in person - and share our excitement.

Speakers
KT

Karsten Tyson

Assistant Director of Admissions, Savannah State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
A brief description of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff:
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) is an 1890 Land-Grant HBCU with a diverse student population, competitive degree offerings and stellar faculty. For more than 140 years, UAPB has worked to create an environment that emphasizes learning, growth and productivity while affording a basic need to its students: a chance to advance.
 
What UAPB has to offer:
UAPB offers certificate and associate degree programs, more than 40 undergraduate and master’s degree programs and a doctoral program in Aquaculture/Fisheries. Students are active in more than 100 organizations, including an internationally renowned Vesper Choir, Marching Musical Machine of the Mid-South Band, concert bands, wind symphony and an accomplished athletics program.

Speakers
DJ

Demetrius Johnson Jr.

Recruiter, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

American Academy of Art College
The American Academy of Art College is a small, private, not-for-profit institution that was founded in 1923. We offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Our curriculum focuses on skills necessary for a professional career in art. The Foundations Program consists of Life Drawing and Fundamentals of Art. These courses are offered to first year students in preparation for the lower and upper division courses in their program. These studies also give students experience in the full artistic process and prepare students for courses in their intended major. Our faculty, most of which are full time, consist of working artists who can give students a perspective of the real world of art. Career Services features career readiness skills such as resume writing, portfolio development and interviewing expertise. Career Services also offers life-time career development and support for employment opportunities.

Our BFA Programs include:
Illustration, Graphic Design, 3D Modeling/Animation, Art Direction, Photography, and Painting


Speakers
PL

Paige Livesay

High School Representative, American Academy of Art College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Aurora University
Aurora University is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. As a teaching-centered institution, we encourage undergraduate and graduate students to discover what it takes to build meaningful and examined lives. The best part? Every incoming freshman accepted to AU gets a scholarship. Join this session to learn more and hear about what it's like to be an AU Spartan.

Speakers
AH

Anna Halvax

Senior Freshman Admissions Counselor, Aurora University
SG

Shannon Gil

Admissions Counselor, Aurora University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Calumet College of St. Joseph
Calumet College of St. Joseph (CCSJ) is a private, four-year Catholic institution, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, offering master’s, bachelor’s, and associate’s degrees. Located blocks from Lake Michigan and minutes from downtown Chicago, we offer a vibrant and stimulating learning environment while remaining affordable and accessible to all students. Our committed faculty are able to connect with students through small class sizes and individualized attention. Our values-based approach, rooted in the Catholic tradition, grounds students in the importance of social justice, service, and community.

CCSJ’s accepting, supportive, community environment empowers our unique student body to explore their passions, embrace their purpose and achieve their goals—be it in the classroom, with our competitive sports teams, among our robust student groups and beyond graduation.

Speakers
KB

Keli Burns

Director of Undergraduate Enrollment, Calumet College of St. Joseph


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Central Michigan University
Central Michigan University is an institution of higher learning. We are a community committed to the pursuit of knowledge, wisdom, discovery, and creativity. We provide student-centered education and foster personal and intellectual growth to prepare students for productive careers, meaningful lives, and responsible citizenship in a global society. We offer over 250 majors for students to learn grow and develop their skills and interests in the field chosen.

Speakers
EJ

Ezra Johnson

Assistant Director of Admissions, Central Michigan University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Chicago State University College of Pharmacy
Chicago State University College of Pharmacy has a 2+4 pathway in place, which allows interested students to complete 2 years of prerequisite coursework and then matriculate into a 4 year professional doctorate program.  Upon completion, the student will obtain a PharmD and will go on to study for the boards (NAPLEX) to get licensed to practice.   Chicago State University offers the prerequisite courses along with other institutions, however interested students can complete the course work at the university/institution of their choice.  We have transfer guides in place aimed to make this process a seamless transition.  Further information can be provided.  

Admissions Highlights:
  • Bachelor's Degree is not required - prerequisite coursework does fulfill many institutions Associates in Science Degree (will provide more detailed information if needed)
  • No PCAT required
  • Successful completion of ALL prerequisite coursework with C+ or better
  • 2.5 GPA Requirement - cumulative, prerequisite, and math and science
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation - Pharmacist + Science Faculty
  • Admissions Requirements/Process: 
  • https://www.csu.edu/collegeofpharmacy/studentaffairs/admissions_requirements.htm
  • Contact: Dr. Tashel Gandhi - tgandhi@csu.edu

Program Highlights:
  • Ranked Top 6% Nationwide for educating underrepresented minority students in pharmacy
  • 96+ Clinical Rotation Contracts and Partnerships with Leaders across the pharmacy setting
  • 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio & small class sizes
  • Over $150K in scholarships awarded to current students
  • Ample Community Outreach opportunities
  • Average Salary: $125,000

Speakers
TG

Tashel Gandhi

PharmD/Director of Recruitment/Admissions Specialist/Alumni Engagement Coordinator, Chicago State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Chicagoland Regional College Program (CRCP)
Chicagoland Regional College Program- The CRCP has helped students avoid student loan debt for 17 years. THe CRCP pays part-time college tuition and provides a monthly bonus to students attending our participating area colleges. Participants also work part-time at UPS in Hodgkins and are paid weekly.

For info/to apply: www.crcprogram.com


Speakers
avatar for Servelure Bostick

Servelure Bostick

Associate Executive Director, Chicagoland Regional College Program
Hello,I'm Servelure Bostick, and I've had the awesome pleasure of "showing students the money" for 16 years. For far too many, college has been a goal, but an unattainable one. Well, if you're willing to work for it, the CRCP is willing to pay for it. That's right!The CRCP has been... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Eastern Illinois University
EIU has a rich tradition of preparing students to accomplish their life goals through a great combination of quality academics, personal relationships, and both on-campus and online opportunities. Get an overview of EIU by visiting EIU at a Glance. https://www.eiu.edu/card/11270

Speakers
avatar for Shijuana Shannon

Shijuana Shannon

Regional Admissions Staff, Eastern Illinois University
Hello! My name is Shijuana ShannonMy Educational Journey includes:B.A. Political Science - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2000)M.A. Inner City Educational Studies - Northeastern Illinois University (2003)Fun Facts:I was inducted in the Chicago Public League Basketball... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Ferris State University
Ferris is a four year public, state University located in Big Rapids, Michigan – about three and a half hours from Chicago.  We DO NOT charge out of state tuition, so Illinois students pay the same as Michigan residents.  We are test optional too!  We have 190 degree granting programs ranging from associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees and doctoral degrees.

Speakers
DS

Deb Savides

Coordinator for Out of State Enrollment, Ferris State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Governors State University
Governors State University (GSU) was founded in 1969 and has grown to become the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving approximately 6,000 students annually in 85 different bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs.

What GSU has to offer:
GSU is proud to offer the lowest tuition of any four-year, public university in Illinois. We are committed to guiding students to discover the right degree program to suit their interests, and provide an extensive list of degree programs to prepare students in a variety of fields for the next level of academic achievement. The GSU experience includes a comprehensive student life experience with on-campus housing; club sports and recreation; civic engagement; international student services; more than 70 student clubs and organizations; the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park sculpture park, the Center for Performing Arts and much more.
 


Speakers
MC

Melinda C Arce-Gudino

Bilingual Recruiting Specialist, Governor's State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Grand Canyon University
Description: Grand Canyon University (GCU) is Arizona's premier, private, Christian university. Located in Phoenix, Az, we offer an affordable, accredited education with more than 200 academic program offerings across nine colleges. GCU prepares learners to become global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators and responsible leaders by providing an academically challenging, values-based curriculum from the context of our Christian heritage. At GCU, you will find a high-class education, state of the art facilities, and endless opportunities for personal and professional growth. To learn more, contact your Admissions Counselor or visit gcu.edu.

Speakers
FF

Fabio Fernandez

University Admissions Counselor, Grand Canyon University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Hawaii Pacific University
Hawai‘i Pacific University is an international learning community set in the rich cultural context of Hawai‘i. Students from around the world join us for an American education built on a liberal arts foundation. Our innovative undergraduate and graduate programs anticipate the changing needs of the community and prepare our graduates to live, work, and learn as active members of a global society. We are a private university with 4,000 undergraduates and over 45+ majors, including Marine Biology, Environmental Sciences, Business, Nursing, Engineering, Multimedia, and many more!  

Speakers
SP

Suzy Prenovost

Associate Director of Admission, Hawaii Pacific University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Illinois College
Illinois College is a liberal arts college located in Jacksonville, Illinois.  Our college prides itself on learning students do inside the classroom but also the learning they are a part of outside of the classroom. This means every first-year student has the opportunity to participate in an internship in their major. Internships allow students to apply the learning in the classroom to the real world and allows students to get an idea of what it would be like to work in the field of their interest.  Textbooks are also included in our tuition. We are the only college outside of Chicago that is works with the Dream US scholarship to offer financial aid to undocumented immigrants. We are a D1 school and some of our sports include football, basketball, softball, baseball, volleyball, track and field, golf, tennis, esports, drumline, cheer, and dance. We have over 50 different majors and programs to include education, sports management, computer science, engineering, criminal justice, biology, chemistry, and nursing. Our nursing lab has simulations that allow students to gain hands-on experience before their clinicals. We also have a variety of pre-professional tracks that include law, pre-med, physical therapy, occupational therapy, dentistry, and veterinary.

We have in-person and virtual visits and we already encourage students to visit campus. We look forward to meeting with you.

Speakers
YA

Yesenia Abreu

Admission Counselor, Illinois College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Illinois State University
Illinois State University is a mid-size public university located in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois-about two hours south of Chicagoland-that works as a growing diverse community of scholars with a commitment to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. Illinois State offers over 150 majors, 400+ student organizations, and many research & internship opportunities. Popular majors on campus include business, nursing, and education.

Speakers
DS

Derrick Small

Regional Admissions Counselor, Illinois State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Indiana State University
Indiana State University offers more than 100 majors & minors, over 75 Graduate and Professional programs, and over 70 online programs. We are a mid-sized institution, with an enrollment of about 11,000 students. More than ¾ of our classes have less than 30 students. We are proud of the fact that we are the most diverse residential student population in Indiana. Indiana State University has 15 NCAA Division I athletics teams and are part of the Missouri Valley Conference. We also offer competitive club and intramural sports. In addition, we have over 260 clubs & organizations, including 28 chapters of National Greek Life. We are a research institution & a teaching college.

You may be wondering about our general admission requirements. We are test-optional for general admission. Our average student comes to us with a 3.3 GPA. Students from Illinois who are unconditionally admitted will automatically receive the Midwest Consortium Scholarship which discounts tuition to $11,942. And those students who are admitted with a 3.0 or higher also may receive the Illinois Achievement Scholarship of $2000, which once applied, lowers your tuition down to $9,942 – just in reach of in-state cost. We offer a lot of other scholarships that are stackable & renewable. Our competitive scholarships are great! Some, like our President’s Scholarship, include complete in-state tuition, room & board & a stipend to study abroad!
ISU boasts more than 100 academic majors. Some of our most popular majors and our unique key programs include our nationally ranking Business program that includes Insurance and Risk Management, our fantastic Cybercriminology and Criminal Justice which happens to be our most popular majors. Another key program is our well-known Communication Sciences and Disorders major which was formerly known as Speech Pathology program. We offer Engineering & Engineering Technology programs such as Packaging Engineering Technology, has 100% job placement. We are also well known for Psychology that can lead right into our grad program as early as your sophomore year. Our Aviation, Nursing, Health & Pre-Professional Sciences are some of our other fantastic majors, but more competitive, which require additional applications for admittance. Included in that extra application step, being a teaching college, of course we have an array of fabulous Education majors. Our grads enjoy a 99% placement and on average they earn a starting salary of $57 thousand dollars. If you love the coziness of a small town, but want the convenience of city life, Terre Haute, IN is the college town for you! Terre Haute is settled along the banks of the Wabash River. Terre Haute also celebrates its rich history and brims with cultural activities and parks. Our 435 acre campus is located at the northern part of downtown. It contains tons of lush trees, and an award-winning, sustainable landscape.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Winker

Lisa Winker

Chicago Regional Admission Coordinator, Indiana State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Indiana University Northwest
Indiana University Northwest (IU Northwest) is a public university established in 1963 as a regional
campus of Indiana University. The campus is located approximately 10 miles from IL/IN Boarder via
I80/94. Students will find more than 70-degree programs, 20 graduate degrees, more than 60 student
clubs and organizations to choose from and 10 winning RedHawk athletic teams to root for. IU
Northwest is also home to one of Northwest Indian’s top business schools and only medical school.
IU Northwest costs less than many other four-year colleges in Illinois. ILLINOIS RESIDENTS do not pay out
of state tuition! We offer Illinois students a special tuition rate that’s nearly 40% less than IU out-of-
state tuition—a savings of nearly $9,000 per year. With the Midwest Student Exchange Program Illinois
residents will pay around $11,400 per year to attend IU Northwest.
Art lovers will not be disappointed on our campus because of our three story 126,300 square foot Arts &
Sciences building completed in 2017. Fine Art students have plenty of space in this building to display
their work and hone talents. Performing Arts students can craft their artistic skills on center stage
within the state-of-the art 500 seat theatre. Come an see what more IU Northwest has to offer.

Speakers
avatar for Antoine Hawkins

Antoine Hawkins

Admissions Counselor, Indiana University Northwest
Indiana University Northwest (IU Northwest) is a public university established in 1963 as a regional campus of Indiana University. The campus is located approximately 30 miles southeast of Chicago in Gary, Indiana. Traditional and non-traditional learners will find more than 70-degree... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Kent State University
Kent State University is one of 91 public doctoral universities with high research activity, as categorized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Kent State is the highest-ranking public university in Northern Ohio on the Top Public Schools and Best National Universities lists by U.S. News & World Report. With eight campuses spanning Northeast Ohio, a College of Podiatric Medicine, a Twinsburg Academic Center and academic sites in major world cities, such as New York City, Geneva and Florence, Kent State is one of Ohio’s leading public universities and a major educational, economic and cultural resource far beyond the Northeast Ohio region it has served since 1910.

Speakers
SH

Sandy Henert

Admission Counselor, Kent State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Northern Illinois University
Northern Illinois University's vision is to be an engine for innovation to advance social mobility; promote personal, professional and intellectual growth; and transform the world through research, artistry, teaching and outreach.

The mission of Northern Illinois University is to empower students through educational excellence and experiential learning as we pursue knowledge, share our research and artistry, and engage communities for the benefit of the region, state, nation and world.
In pursuing our vision and fulfilling our mission, we value and practice:
  • Curiosity and creativity.
    • We provide our students active learning experiences.
    • We champion innovation.
    • We commit our resources to supporting students, faculty and staff in their research, artistry and professional development.
  • Equity and inclusion.
    • We seek and are strengthened by the diverse perspectives and experiences of our university community members.
    • We use an inclusive decision-making process.
    • We appreciate and respect every member of our community.
  • Ethics and integrity.
    • We prepare our students to become global leaders who work to build a better society.
    • We model ethical behavior in and out of the classroom.
    • We are transparent and accountable to our stakeholders.
  • Service and stewardship.
    • We serve society and confront local, national and global challenges through collaborations that improve our learning, teaching and research.
    • We make accessible the knowledge and resources we create.
    • We promote our students' success through advising and mentoring.

Speakers
TG

Ty Garland

Transfer Admission Counselor, Northern Illinois University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Ohio University
Ohio University is Ohio’s first university, established in 1804. We are a four-year, public, and research institution with Division I athletics. We offer more than 250 academic programs, with minors and certificates to complement any major. Students live, learn, and grow on our classic residential campus in Athens, Ohio, #1 Best College Small Town (USA Today/10Best).

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Oliver

Stacy Oliver

Regional Recruitment Manager, Ohio University
Ohio University is Ohio’s first university, established in 1804. We are a four-year, public, and research institution with Division I athletics. We offer more than 250 academic programs, with minors and certificates to complement any major. Students live, learn, and grow on our... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Prairie State College - Child Development
Speakers
LT

La Tia Collins

Assistant Professor/Coordinator Child Development, Prairie State College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Prairie State College - Department of Health and Industrial Technology
Industrial technology encompasses jobs that are involved with the operation, management, and maintenance of the complex technological systems found in almost any industry or facility. Prairie State College’s Industrial Technology programs offer students an opportunity to explore a broad number of career choices depending on their skills and interests.

Speakers
JH

Jessica Hanson

Assistant Professor of Nursing, Prairie State College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Prairie State College - General Overview
Prairie State College is a two-year community college (located in Chicago Heights, Il) offering associate degrees, technical and career certificates, and adult, corporate, and continuing education.



Speakers
GD

Gabriella Diestelmeier

Recruitment & Outreach Specialist, Early College Advisor, Prairie State College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Prairie State College - Information Technology
Information technology plays a critical role in the work of all major industries as well as being a distinct industry on its own. From entry-level technicians to computer scientists to chief information officers, there are limitless career possibilities. The Prairie State College Information Technology faculty are recognized experts in their field, with advanced teaching credentials and professional experience. They are dedicated instructors who are willing to work individually with students to help them succeed.

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Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
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8:25am CST

Prairie State College - Surgical Technology
A Surgical Technologist, is an essential, high demand career, that works in the operating room. Students will complete this program with an AAS degree and are eligible to take the national certification exam. (NBSTSA) Once prerequisite courses are completed, the program begins each Fall and lasts three semesters. A Surgical Technologist prepares the operating room and assists the surgeon during surgery. We are known to be the experts in making sure instruments in the operating room are sterile, in order to ensure safety for not only the surgeon, but also the patient.

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Heather Pevion

Assistant Professor/Coordinator, Surgical Technology, Prairie State College
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Monique Campbell

Clinical Coordinator, Prairie State College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Prairie State College - Workforce Development & Community Education
Prairie State College is a two-year community college offering associate degrees, technical and career certificates, and adult, corporate, and continuing education. Prairie State College is one of the 39 community college districts (comprising 48 colleges) in Illinois. Prairie State College was the first Illinois community college to guarantee all credits will transfer to other Illinois colleges and universities, an assurance that has grown through the Illinois Articulation Initiative.

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Alisha Clark

Executive Director, Prairie State College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
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8:25am CST

Purdue University Northwest
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community.

Diverse, hard-working and innovative, Purdue University Northwest is where academic excellence meets real-world experience. Sitting between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores, we bring together students from next door and those from halfway across the world to learn, grow, and excel.

Our university will help you build the tools to #PowerOnward and thrive in your career of choice. PNW has two campuses committed to small classes and hands-on learning. PNW’s five colleges offer more than 70 areas of study for undergraduate and graduate students. We’re accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and we’re consistently recognized among the best regional universities in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.

Our emphasis on research and applied learning opportunities means our students graduate ready for the next phase of their lives.

At Purdue University Northwest, we go beyond the classroom, walking the extra mile with students to empower confidence and encourage real-world experiences. We push beyond the boundaries of innovation to drive engagement and make an impact in Northwest Indiana and the world at large.

Session Description:
Join a live webinar where an admissions counselor will highlight majors, campus locations, the admission process and the PNW student experience. Ask questions through chat and see how PNW will help you Power Onward!


Speakers
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Stephen Piggee II

Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Purdue University Northwest


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
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8:25am CST

Roosevelt University
For over 70 years, Roosevelt University has been a transformative place helping students from all walks of life achieve their educational goals.  With over 70 programs spanning 6 different colleges, students will be able to immerse themselves in their program both in and out of the classroom while also having some flexibility to explore other interests.  Roosevelt also has over 50 student organization and 25 sports teams, allowing students to opportunity to engage with other students outside of the classroom.  

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Abel Amezcua

Roosevelt University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
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8:25am CST

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
SIUE is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose to shape a changing world. Built on the foundation of a broad-based, high-quality education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live.Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottom land and only a short drive from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 13,000.

SIUE awards degrees in undergraduate and graduate programs encompassing the arts, sciences, nursing, education, health, human behavior, business and engineering. The Schools of Dental Medicine and Pharmacy award first-professional doctoral degrees in dental medicine (DMD) and pharmacy (PharmD). Doctoral programs are available in nursing practice and educational leadership. Cooperative PhD programs in history, environmental resources and policy, engineering science, and computer science are offered with SIU Carbondale.

SIUE is an NCAA Division I member of the Ohio Valley Conference, as well as the Mid-American Conference (MAC) as affiliate members in the sports of men's soccer and wrestling.

Speakers
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Stephen Wilke

Chicago Regional Admissions Coordinator, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
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8:25am CST

St. Ambrose University
Founded in 1882, St. Ambrose University is a private, Catholic, comprehensive university in Davenport, Iowa that is grounded in liberal arts, academic excellence, social justice and service.

With an average student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1 and an average class size of 20, our professors know their students on a personal level! At Ambrose, our 3000 students spend their time learning from some of the best academic minds in the world. Our professors pride themselves on going above and beyond textbooks to provide students with personalized instruction, assistance in choosing their courses through individualized advising, and mentoring to help prepare our students for graduate school or employment after graduation.

We offer more than 60 majors with the flexibility to mix majors, minors, and electives to match students' interests. Our spirited community is known for its athletics (SAU tops the NAIA with 20 scholar-teams!), special events, and outstanding residence halls. As a recognized College of Distinction, St. Ambrose inspires students with a stimulating academic environment while providing a multitude of opportunities that will support them throughout the professional world.


Speakers
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Jill Holubetz

Senior Admissions Counselor, St. Ambrose University
My name is Jill and I am a Senior Admissions Counselor at St. Ambrose University. While I am regionally located in the Chicagoland area, I am a direct liaison to campus for all of my students! Searching for colleges isn’t always an easy process, especially if prospective students... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
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8:25am CST

The University of Arizona
At the University of Arizona, imagination fuels all that we do. It’s what pushes us to make the unreal real, and what will inspire you as an Arizona Wildcat.

Established in 1885, Arizona is the state’s super land-grant university with two medical schools, producing graduates who are ready to take on today’s most pressing challenges. We offer a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio, more than 100 undergraduate majors, and a wide variety of free student support services. Whether it’s through research projects, internships or volunteer opportunities, all students are encouraged to apply their classroom knowledge in new settings to gain valuable career experience before they graduate.

Our palm tree-lined campus located in Tucson, Arizona, where 300+ days of sunshine annually inspire year-round fun and outdoor activities. Plus, a thriving campus life featuring 600+ student clubs and organizations offers countless ways to get involved, explore your passions and make a difference.

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Emily Martinez

Regional Recruiter, The University of Arizona


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
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8:25am CST

University College Dublin
Welcome to University College Dublin, Ireland’s #1 university, and most popular destination for international students. UCD is home to over 18,000 undergraduate students, 25% of whom hail from outside of Ireland. UCD is ranked #1 in Ireland by US News & World Report and is in the top 1% of higher education institutes worldwide. Located in one of the safest and most welcoming cities in the world, UCD’s main campus offers state-of-the-art learning and living facilities, near to the bustling city center and Ireland’s major business hubs.
Check out our UCD 3D Virtual Tour: https://www.ucd.ie/global/study-at-ucd/campustours/.

Speakers
avatar for Bridget Troy

Bridget Troy

Admissions Counselor, University College Dublin
Welcome to University College Dublin, Ireland’s global university, and most popular destination for international students. UCD is home to over 18,000 undergraduate students, 25% of whom hail from outside of Ireland. UCD is ranked #1 in Ireland by US News & World Report and is in... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
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8:25am CST

University of Illinois at Chicago - College of Business Administration
“We are a land granted 4 year, state school with a “Research 1 classification”. We are affordable and located 2 hours south of Chicago land with 150+ majors to offer.”

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Tikia Travis

College Recruiter, UIC Business


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
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8:25am CST

University of Illinois Springfield
The University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) is apart of the the world class University of Illinois system. Located in the heart of the state capital, UIS offers 31 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 1 doctoral program.  

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Ben Webb

Admissions Counselor, University of Illinois - Springfield


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
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8:25am CST

Western Illinois University
Western Illinois University is a mid-size, public university in Macomb, IL, about four hours from Chicago. WIU offers over 60 different major options for our students including: Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Nursing, Broadcasting, Engineering, Business, and many other great programs. WIU awards more than $10 million in scholarships each year, including automatic scholarships for students who visit campus (virtually or in-person), live in the Chicago area, and have a 3.3 GPA or higher. WIU offers 250 different student organizations, a Multicultural Center, Student Recreation Center, and NCAA Division 1 athletics for students to get involved in.  

Speakers
avatar for Kate Romanaggi

Kate Romanaggi

Admissions Counselor, Western Illinois University
Western Illinois University is a mid-size, public university in Macomb, IL, about four hours from Chicago. WIU offers over 60 different major options for our students including: Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Nursing, Broadcasting, Engineering, Business, and many other... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

John Amico School of Hair Design
Why Choose John Amico?
We graduate some of the most professional, creative, confident,technically proficient and "salon ready" graduates in the cosmetology industry.

Be Part of the Proud Stylist who Attend The John Amico School because of State Of The Art "Cosmetology Educations, "and many are very successful celebrity stylists and salon owners. John Amico is recognized by
thousands of salon owners in the US for education as well organic hair and skin products along with organic hair color, keratin perms, barbering nails, skin care, extensions, chemicals and relaxers. The New Expanded Campus agives the student 18,000 sq ft of Utlra new equipment and High Tech education with online training 24/7 Video and course work for Salon readiness and Being on the cutting edge of trendy and fashionable beauty care.

John Amico National Conventions and Shows offer Exposure and Networking with Great Stylists and Salon Owners. John Amico is well respected as Top Artists and Salon Business Owner. Greatest Value with most affordable tuition for such a National Fashion Forward advanced curriculum. The Of the Busiest and Best School Salons where client come for the best work. John Amico has clients who want the best work and they get it from some of the busiest students who can do men and woman haircutting, highlighting, hair coloring, keratin treatments, hairstyling, nails, esthetics and chemical texturizing.

Speakers
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Amy Morales

Admissions Specialist, John Amico School of Hair Design
Hello!!We are excited to be meeting with you! We will be giving you a tour of our programs. There will be many aspects of your schooling, at John Amico, that we will be going over If, you find that your question has not been addressed. Feel free to send it in the Chat. These will... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
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8:25am CST

LiUNA Chicagoland Laborers District Council Training and Apprentice Fund
The LiUNA Chicagoland Laborers’ District Council Training & Apprentice Fund was established in the summer of 1986. The program was designed to provide something vital: training and education for Laborers working under the Chicagoland District Council collective bargaining agreement. While its primary goal has remained the same, it has matured into a program that not only warrants respect, but has fostered meaningful labor education. The staff is open to developing training courses to meet the specific needs of either the Contractor or Union membership. It is a place where people work together to learn and grow with the ever-evolving industry standards.

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Alfredo Ascencio

Apprentice Coordinator


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:25am CST

Local 150 ASIP
Local 150's training center is situated on 300-plus acres in Wilmington, IL. The center boasts 342,000 square feet of space housing an indoor training area, almost 200 pieces of heavy equipment, 30 classrooms, construction material testing lab, state of the art welding facility, equipment simulator lab, a 200-seat auditorium, and much more. Instructors are available to members six days a week, Monday through Saturday, except holidays.

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Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
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8:25am CST

Michigan Technological University
Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 54 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan's Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.

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Christine Grotzke

Associate Director of Admissions, Michigan Technological University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
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8:25am CST

Molex
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Jennifer Kelly

Operations Manager, Molex


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
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8:25am CST

Olive-Harvey College
Olive-Harvey College programs include associate degrees, basic and advanced certificates, adult education and special interest courses. Associate degree, certificate and short-term training programs are offered to prepare students to transfer to bachelor's degree programs or to move directly into the workforce.
Our College to Careers focus is a number of programs in transportation, distribution and logistics (TDL) – one of the region’s fastest growing industry segments. The curriculum’s focus on key modes of transportation such as air, rail and road will help to prepare students for the 110,000 TDL jobs anticipated in the Chicagoland region over the next decade.  A $45M TDL facility was completed last year to produce the highly-skilled professionals needed to meet future industry demand.

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Marcus Troutman

Recruiter, Olive-Harvey College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
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8:25am CST

One Million Degrees
One Million Degrees is a student success program designed to support students academically, financially, professionally, and personally while they are enrolled at the community colleges. Long story short, we pay students to go to school! We are more than just a scholarship for students, we provide students with all the skills they need to be successful after they graduate from the community colleges. If you are interested in becoming an OMD scholar, please come to our Zoom meeting or visit us at onemilliondegrees.org.

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Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
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8:25am CST

Texas Tech University
Texas Tech is a 4 year public institution in Lubbock, TX. We have over 40,000 students. We offer over 150 different academic programs within 10 different Colleges. We are the only school in Texas with an Undergraduate, Graduate, Medical School and Law School on campus, in addition to a new Vet school. We are the in big 12 Division one where school spirit and tradition is strong!

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Molly Niemczyk

Senior Admissions Counselor, Texas Tech University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
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8:25am CST

United States Air Force
The US Air Force provides career opportunities with comprehensive benefits such as full health insurance, $4,500 in free tuition assistance, travel. Aside from monetary benefits the US Air Force provides discipline, adventure, and lifelong friends and experiences.




Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
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8:25am CST

US Navy

Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:25am - 8:35am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Cornerstone Services
Since 1969, Cornerstone Services has been an advocate for people with disabilities in Joliet and greater Will County area. The agency is a recognized leader in providing the support necessary for individuals with disabilities to live and work in the community. In recent years, Cornerstone has expanded services to Kankakee County, as well.

Cornerstone is guided by the belief that people with disabilities are entitled to live in their own communities and make choices for themselves, like everybody else. To this end, Cornerstone employees provide specialized services that empower individuals with as much independence as possible. Some individuals may need a lot of help, while others may need just a little.

The agency’s dedicated staff helps people find and keep jobs, maintain stable housing, and learn to access public transportation and community resources. Group and individual counseling and therapy for mental health needs are also provided by Cornerstone professionals. The organization is guided by an all-volunteer board of directors and has fostered partnerships with other local service providers.


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Penny Leclercq

Career Counselor, Cornerstone Services


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Crisis Center for South Suburbia
The Crisis Center for South Suburbia has been providing hope and services to victims of domestic violence for 40 years through housing, counseling, advocacy, outreach and prevention programs. While the Crisis Center for South Suburbia was officially incorporated in 1979, the work of the organization actually began in 1976 when a group of dedicated members of the Committee on Women of the Palos Branch of the American Association University Women began to study the issue of domestic violence in the south suburbs. The committee established a “hotline” in Dianne Masters’ kitchen in 1978 and the Crisis Center for South Suburbia was incorporated in 1979. Eight beds were secured at a local community center and professional counselors were hired. A year later, a farmhouse, capable of sheltering nineteen women and children was secured by the agency. Counseling sessions took place on the back porch in the summer, and in the busy living room in colder weather. Staff, volunteers and nineteen clients shared a single bathroom. The need was greater than this small house could accommodate. A capital campaign was initiated in 1989, raising $1.3 million. In 1991, a 35-bed facility built specifically as a shelter for victims of domestic violence was dedicated, and still today stands as a reminder of that early vision.

Today, the Crisis Center for South Suburbia operates a 35-bed emergency shelter and has impacted the lives of more than 60,000 people. With a staff of more than 50 employees and a budget of over four million dollars, the Crisis Center continues to grow while offering free services to Chicago’s south suburban communities.

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Latasha Hubert

Director of Human Resource/Volunteers, Crisis Center for South Suburbia


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Dot Foods
Robert and Dorothy Tracy founded our company in 1960, with big dreams of starting a family business and streamlining the food supply chain. Sixty years later, we make more products more accessible to more people than ever before. We do this by purchasing large quantities of product from the supplier and storing it in our 12 distribution centers across the country. Our distributor and food processor customers then order our food and non-food items in less-than-truckload (LTL) quantities, which we deliver in as little as two to four days. Our business model, the talents of our 6,400 employees, and the Tracy family's ownership have helped our company become the largest food industry redistributor in North America. But even more importantly, the dream that took shape all those years ago is still driving our partners' businesses forward.

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Allison Claypoole

HR Administrative Assistant, DOT Foods


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
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8:35am CST

Elite Ambulance Transportation
Our Focus Is You. Providing compassionate care–delivered reliably and efficiently, Elite Ambulance has emerged as a leading ambulance service in the Chicago area. Led by a management team with more than 130 years of ambulance and healthcare industry experience, including prior ownership of the largest private ambulance service in Illinois, our mission is to provide a distinctive brand of “Elite Care” – reliable responsiveness, expert medical assistance, flexibility and extensive resources beyond the call delivered by a team of caring professionals.

Start your rewarding career as a fully licensed EMT through Elite Ambulance courses. With 6+ Training Classes in the Midwest, you’ll receive hands-on, in-depth training from our incredible instructors.

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Joey Knaperek

Recruiter, Elite Ambulance Transportation


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
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8:35am CST

Employment and Employer Services (E&ES)
E&ES connects individuals, families, and businesses in Chicagoland the resources they need to succeed.  Our programs offer a range of services, from talent recruiting and career development to family support and counseling. We are proud to be a part of efforts to strengthen communities in Chicago, Suburban Cook County, and Will County since 1982.

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Lisa Maxwell

Business Account Exceutive, South Suburban Cook County American Job Center


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
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8:35am CST

Employment and Employer Services (E&ES) Coaching
E&ES connects individuals, families, and businesses in Chicagoland the resources they need to succeed.  Our programs offer a range of services, from talent recruiting and career development to family support and counseling. We are proud to be a part of efforts to strengthen communities in Chicago, Suburban Cook County, and Will County since 1982.

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Shenika Bradley

Youth Career Coach, Employment & Employer Services South Suburban Cook County American Job Center


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
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8:35am CST

Grace Appliances
You depend on appliances for everything from cooling and cooking food to washing and drying clothes, and much more. So, when one of your essential devices conks out on its expected duties, turn to the Chicago Heights professionals that have your home or business covered. At Grace Appliance Repair, we understand that even minor appliance breakdowns can result in major disruptions to your daily life, requiring appliance repair service and maintenance. That’s why we’ve built our family-owned business to answer all your appliance repair needs in one convenient place. Whether you’re searching for residential refrigerator repair, commercial dryer installation, or even reconditioned and used brand-name appliances, your hunt ends here. Simply call or e-mail us today to learn more about our comprehensive appliance repair, installation, and sales services!

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Mack

Manager, Grace Appliances


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
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8:35am CST

Lincoln Tech
Lincoln Tech offers a Medical, Automotive, Electrical, Welding, and Collision and Repair program. Lincoln Tech has been around since 1946 and offers both degree and diploma programs. To be accepted into Lincoln Tech a student needs a high school diploma.

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David McGuire

Field Admissions Representative, Lincoln Tech


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
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8:35am CST

National Tube Supply
About National Tube Supply:
National Tube Supply is a distributor of carbon and alloy mechanical steel tubing. We do not manufacture any of the steel tubing in our warehouse; we purchase it from the steel mills in bulk and sell it to our customers. NTS also offers precision cutting services for cut-to-length tubing, with the ability to ship your order within 24 hours. Our steel tubing is used for a large number of applications in agriculture and construction equipment, printing, conveying, machinery, fluid power applications and many more.

Positions at NTS:
Job duties for a Material Handler include but are not limited to:
· Operate forklifts, side loaders, and overhead pendant cranes.
· Measure material using tape measures, calipers and micrometers.
· Learn to properly identify material.
· Safely handle, move, stack, and load material.
· Process orders using our advanced computer systems.
· Follow directions on paperwork including special instructions, and those provided by a supervisor.
· Work in teams
 
Shifts/Hours:
1st 7am-3:30pm
2nd 3pm-11:30pm
3rd 11pm-7:30am
(all with a half hour lunch)
 
Benefits:
· We offer competitive wages and a full benefits package (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Voluntary Life, Accident, and Critical Illness) and a 401(k) plan with company match!
· Our shifts earn a per hour pay differential of $0.50 on 2nd shift and $1.00 on 3rd shift
· Paid Sick and Vacation
· Paid National Holidays

Speakers
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Courtney Anderson

HR Coordinator, National Tube Supply


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
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8:35am CST

Nicor Gas
For six decades, Nicor Gas has been serving Illinois customers with clean, safe, reliable and affordable natural gas. As the state’s largest natural gas distributor, and owner and operator of one of the largest natural gas aquifer storage systems in North America, we deliver the comfort and convenience of natural gas to 2.2 million residential, public sector and business customers in more than 650 communities throughout northern Illinois
 
With 2,000 employees constructing, operating, maintaining and inspecting our nearly 34,000-mile distribution system, the safety of our employees, the public and our pipelines is our highest priority. This commitment is demonstrated in our rigorous operating standards, safety training and monitoring, and our effort to continuously meet and exceed all state and federal regulations.
 
As an important contributor to the Illinois economy, we are dedicated to investing in programs and initiatives that enrich the community, enhance diversity, invigorate the economy, promote education and support environmental stewardship. We leverage our assets and resources to improve the quality of life for the communities where we live, work and serve.
 
Nicor Gas offers an array of exciting careers including field and construction operations, engineering, customer service, marketing and communications, accounting and many others.

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Kevin Gadzala

Senior Coordinator, Nicor Gas
For six decades, Nicor Gas has been serving Illinois customers with clean, safe, reliable and affordable natural gas. As the state’s largest natural gas distributor, and owner and operator of one of the largest natural gas aquifer storage systems in North America, we deliver the... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
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8:35am CST

RACTSOL Corp
RACTSOL is a Minority-Owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. We represent excellence and diversity. Our workforce embodies that concept and incorporates the very best of professional talent in today’s marketplace. We are focused on providing our customers with highly trained and appropriately cleared IT workforce.  

Speakers
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Antoine Roseman

CEO, RACTSOL Corp
RACTSOL is a Minority-Owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. We represent excellence and diversity. Our workforce embodies that concept and incorporates the very best of professional talent in today’s marketplace. We are focused on providing our customers with highly... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Sertoma Centre
In 1971, three local Sertoma Clubs created a sheltered workshop in Alsip, IL called Sertoma Job Training Center. The purpose of the facility was to create a place for individuals with disabilities to work. The 3,000 square foot facility was built on land donated by the Lombard family and opened with 11 individuals and four staff. In 1987, the name was changed to Sertoma Career Center, and served over 200 consumers. The facility also expanded to 43,800 square feet. Throughout the 1990s, additional programs were added and Residential Services opened Sertoma’s first Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) home. Sertoma Centre opened its second location in 2000, on 127th street in Alsip. This facility is home to sub-contract packaging and training services, developmental training and school transition. After renovations at the 123rd street building were completed in 2002, additional programs such as our Senior Services, Bridge Program, Developmental Training, Administration, Trans-portation and Janitorial Services (J-Team) were expanded or added. In 2009, Sertoma Centre moved its Mental Health Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program to Matteson, Illinois and expanded in 2014 to become a comprehensive community mental health center. In 2016 we opened our first Permanent Supportive Housing unit. We continue to grow and expand our services.

Speakers
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Lisa Guardiola

Community Outreach and Education Trainer, Sertoma Centre


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
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8:35am CST

Alabama A&M University
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Shaney Harden

District Recruiter, Alabama A&M University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
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8:35am CST

Alabama State University
Alabama State University was founded in 1867, in Marion, Ala., as a school for African-Americans. The school started as the Lincoln Normal School with $500 raised by nine freed slaves now known as the Marion Nine, making ASU one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education founded for black Americans.Today, Alabama State University, located in Montgomery, Ala., is a widely respected, world-class institution of higher learning which welcomes students of all races. We offer 62 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, from our historic teacher education program to our new, high-demand programs in health sciences, new Ph.D. in microbiology  and minor in international business.
The students who attend ASU are as diverse as our academic offerings, with students from more than 40 states and various countries seeking a top-notch education that extends far beyond the walls of a classroom. With a 20 to1 student-faculty ratio, students receive the personal attention, mentoring, encouragement and knowledge needed to achieve their dreams.


At ASU, we know that what happens outside the classroom is an essential part of the college experience. Our students enjoy a vibrant campus community  where they’ll build life-long friendships and find a wide variety of social, cultural and sporting events. We have more than 70 clubs and organizations, including fraternities and sororities, and 18 intercollegiate sports.

Our location in Montgomery, the birthplace of the modern civil rights movement, offers students the unique opportunity to live, learn and grow in a city rich with culture and history. In fact, some of the most notable figures of the civil rights era – including the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, attorney Fred Gray and the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth – are counted among ASU’s many distinguished alumni.
Our 154-year history is a legacy of perseverance, progress and promise. We’re proud of our legacy, and we welcome students to dream, to share their unique gifts and talents, and to take pride in knowing they are part of a rich tradition.

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Desiree Dixon-Moore

District Recruiter, Alabama State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
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8:35am CST

Jackson State University
Jackson State Mission: The mission of Jackson State University, an HBCU and comprehensive urban research university is to provide quality teaching, research and service at the baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels to diverse populations of students and communities using various modalities to ensure that they are technologically-advanced, ethical, global leaders who think critically and can address societal problems and compete effectively.

Offerings:
90+ AREAS OF STUDY:
45 Undergraduate Programs
34 Master’s Programs
1 Specialist Program
13 Doctoral Programs

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JC

Janice Citchens

Admissions Counselor & Recruiter, Jackson State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

North Carolina Central University
North Carolina Central University, with a strong tradition of teaching, research, and service, prepares students to become global leaders and practitioners who transform communities. Through a nationally recognized law school, highly acclaimed and innovative programs in the visual and performing arts, sciences, business, humanities, and education programs, NCCU students are engaged problem solvers. Located in the Research Triangle, the University advances research in the biotechnological, biomedical, informational, computational, behavioral, social, and health sciences. Our students enhance the quality of life of citizens and the economic development of North Carolina, the nation, and the world.

Speakers
KD

Kelsey Durham

Admissions Counselor, North Carolina Central University
JH

Jada Hunter

Admissions Counselor, North Carolina Central University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Savannah State University
For years, Savannah State University has been an important part of higher education. As the first public HBCU in Georgia and the first institution of higher learning in the historic city of Savannah, SSU has served this community with distinction while meeting the educational needs of an increasingly diverse student population.
The 201-acre campus is by far the most picturesque in the state of Georgia. The moss-laden sweeping oak trees, expansive marsh, and historic architecture create a resplendent yet tranquil atmosphere. Beneath the beauty and splendor is a vibrant residential campus bursting at the seams with the vim and vigor of quality collegiate life: relevant academic majors, engaging lectures, cutting-edge research, quality student-faculty engagement and a nurturing environment. We invite you to become a part of the SSU family. Please continue your exploration of Savannah State University - both online and in person - and share our excitement.

Speakers
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Karsten Tyson

Assistant Director of Admissions, Savannah State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
A brief description of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff:
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) is an 1890 Land-Grant HBCU with a diverse student population, competitive degree offerings and stellar faculty. For more than 140 years, UAPB has worked to create an environment that emphasizes learning, growth and productivity while affording a basic need to its students: a chance to advance.
 
What UAPB has to offer:
UAPB offers certificate and associate degree programs, more than 40 undergraduate and master’s degree programs and a doctoral program in Aquaculture/Fisheries. Students are active in more than 100 organizations, including an internationally renowned Vesper Choir, Marching Musical Machine of the Mid-South Band, concert bands, wind symphony and an accomplished athletics program.

Speakers
DJ

Demetrius Johnson Jr.

Recruiter, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

American Academy of Art College
The American Academy of Art College is a small, private, not-for-profit institution that was founded in 1923. We offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Our curriculum focuses on skills necessary for a professional career in art. The Foundations Program consists of Life Drawing and Fundamentals of Art. These courses are offered to first year students in preparation for the lower and upper division courses in their program. These studies also give students experience in the full artistic process and prepare students for courses in their intended major. Our faculty, most of which are full time, consist of working artists who can give students a perspective of the real world of art. Career Services features career readiness skills such as resume writing, portfolio development and interviewing expertise. Career Services also offers life-time career development and support for employment opportunities.

Our BFA Programs include:
Illustration, Graphic Design, 3D Modeling/Animation, Art Direction, Photography, and Painting


Speakers
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Paige Livesay

High School Representative, American Academy of Art College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Aurora University
Aurora University is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. As a teaching-centered institution, we encourage undergraduate and graduate students to discover what it takes to build meaningful and examined lives. The best part? Every incoming freshman accepted to AU gets a scholarship. Join this session to learn more and hear about what it's like to be an AU Spartan.

Speakers
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Anna Halvax

Senior Freshman Admissions Counselor, Aurora University
SG

Shannon Gil

Admissions Counselor, Aurora University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Calumet College of St. Joseph
Calumet College of St. Joseph (CCSJ) is a private, four-year Catholic institution, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, offering master’s, bachelor’s, and associate’s degrees. Located blocks from Lake Michigan and minutes from downtown Chicago, we offer a vibrant and stimulating learning environment while remaining affordable and accessible to all students. Our committed faculty are able to connect with students through small class sizes and individualized attention. Our values-based approach, rooted in the Catholic tradition, grounds students in the importance of social justice, service, and community.

CCSJ’s accepting, supportive, community environment empowers our unique student body to explore their passions, embrace their purpose and achieve their goals—be it in the classroom, with our competitive sports teams, among our robust student groups and beyond graduation.

Speakers
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Keli Burns

Director of Undergraduate Enrollment, Calumet College of St. Joseph


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Central Michigan University
Central Michigan University is an institution of higher learning. We are a community committed to the pursuit of knowledge, wisdom, discovery, and creativity. We provide student-centered education and foster personal and intellectual growth to prepare students for productive careers, meaningful lives, and responsible citizenship in a global society. We offer over 250 majors for students to learn grow and develop their skills and interests in the field chosen.

Speakers
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Ezra Johnson

Assistant Director of Admissions, Central Michigan University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Chicago State University College of Pharmacy
Chicago State University College of Pharmacy has a 2+4 pathway in place, which allows interested students to complete 2 years of prerequisite coursework and then matriculate into a 4 year professional doctorate program.  Upon completion, the student will obtain a PharmD and will go on to study for the boards (NAPLEX) to get licensed to practice.   Chicago State University offers the prerequisite courses along with other institutions, however interested students can complete the course work at the university/institution of their choice.  We have transfer guides in place aimed to make this process a seamless transition.  Further information can be provided.  

Admissions Highlights:
  • Bachelor's Degree is not required - prerequisite coursework does fulfill many institutions Associates in Science Degree (will provide more detailed information if needed)
  • No PCAT required
  • Successful completion of ALL prerequisite coursework with C+ or better
  • 2.5 GPA Requirement - cumulative, prerequisite, and math and science
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation - Pharmacist + Science Faculty
  • Admissions Requirements/Process: 
  • https://www.csu.edu/collegeofpharmacy/studentaffairs/admissions_requirements.htm
  • Contact: Dr. Tashel Gandhi - tgandhi@csu.edu

Program Highlights:
  • Ranked Top 6% Nationwide for educating underrepresented minority students in pharmacy
  • 96+ Clinical Rotation Contracts and Partnerships with Leaders across the pharmacy setting
  • 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio & small class sizes
  • Over $150K in scholarships awarded to current students
  • Ample Community Outreach opportunities
  • Average Salary: $125,000

Speakers
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Tashel Gandhi

PharmD/Director of Recruitment/Admissions Specialist/Alumni Engagement Coordinator, Chicago State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Chicagoland Regional College Program (CRCP)
Chicagoland Regional College Program- The CRCP has helped students avoid student loan debt for 17 years. THe CRCP pays part-time college tuition and provides a monthly bonus to students attending our participating area colleges. Participants also work part-time at UPS in Hodgkins and are paid weekly.

For info/to apply: www.crcprogram.com


Speakers
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Servelure Bostick

Associate Executive Director, Chicagoland Regional College Program
Hello,I'm Servelure Bostick, and I've had the awesome pleasure of "showing students the money" for 16 years. For far too many, college has been a goal, but an unattainable one. Well, if you're willing to work for it, the CRCP is willing to pay for it. That's right!The CRCP has been... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Eastern Illinois University
EIU has a rich tradition of preparing students to accomplish their life goals through a great combination of quality academics, personal relationships, and both on-campus and online opportunities. Get an overview of EIU by visiting EIU at a Glance. https://www.eiu.edu/card/11268

Speakers
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Shijuana Shannon

Regional Admissions Staff, Eastern Illinois University
Hello! My name is Shijuana ShannonMy Educational Journey includes:B.A. Political Science - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2000)M.A. Inner City Educational Studies - Northeastern Illinois University (2003)Fun Facts:I was inducted in the Chicago Public League Basketball... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Ferris State University
Ferris is a four year public, state University located in Big Rapids, Michigan – about three and a half hours from Chicago.  We DO NOT charge out of state tuition, so Illinois students pay the same as Michigan residents.  We are test optional too!  We have 190 degree granting programs ranging from associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees and doctoral degrees.

Speakers
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Deb Savides

Coordinator for Out of State Enrollment, Ferris State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Governors State University
Governors State University (GSU) was founded in 1969 and has grown to become the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving approximately 6,000 students annually in 85 different bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs.

What GSU has to offer

GSU is proud to offer the lowest tuition of any four-year, public university in Illinois. We are committed to guiding students to discover the right degree program to suit their interests, and provide an extensive list of degree programs to prepare students in a variety of fields for the next level of academic achievement. The GSU experience includes a comprehensive student life experience with on-campus housing; club sports and recreation; civic engagement; international student services; more than 70 student clubs and organizations; the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park sculpture park, the Center for Performing Arts and much more.

Speakers
MC

Melinda C Arce-Gudino

Bilingual Recruiting Specialist, Governor's State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Grand Canyon University
Description: Grand Canyon University (GCU) is Arizona's premier, private, Christian university. Located in Phoenix, Az, we offer an affordable, accredited education with more than 200 academic program offerings across nine colleges. GCU prepares learners to become global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators and responsible leaders by providing an academically challenging, values-based curriculum from the context of our Christian heritage. At GCU, you will find a high-class education, state of the art facilities, and endless opportunities for personal and professional growth. To learn more, contact your Admissions Counselor or visit gcu.edu.

Speakers
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Fabio Fernandez

University Admissions Counselor, Grand Canyon University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Hawaii Pacific University
Hawai‘i Pacific University is an international learning community set in the rich cultural context of Hawai‘i. Students from around the world join us for an American education built on a liberal arts foundation. Our innovative undergraduate and graduate programs anticipate the changing needs of the community and prepare our graduates to live, work, and learn as active members of a global society. We are a private university with 4,000 undergraduates and over 45+ majors, including Marine Biology, Environmental Sciences, Business, Nursing, Engineering, Multimedia, and many more!  

Speakers
SP

Suzy Prenovost

Associate Director of Admission, Hawaii Pacific University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Illinois College
Illinois College is a liberal arts college located in Jacksonville, Illinois.  Our college prides itself on learning students do inside the classroom but also the learning they are a part of outside of the classroom. This means every first-year student has the opportunity to participate in an internship in their major. Internships allow students to apply the learning in the classroom to the real world and allows students to get an idea of what it would be like to work in the field of their interest.  Textbooks are also included in our tuition. We are the only college outside of Chicago that is works with the Dream US scholarship to offer financial aid to undocumented immigrants. We are a D1 school and some of our sports include football, basketball, softball, baseball, volleyball, track and field, golf, tennis, esports, drumline, cheer, and dance. We have over 50 different majors and programs to include education, sports management, computer science, engineering, criminal justice, biology, chemistry, and nursing. Our nursing lab has simulations that allow students to gain hands-on experience before their clinicals. We also have a variety of pre-professional tracks that include law, pre-med, physical therapy, occupational therapy, dentistry, and veterinary.

We have in-person and virtual visits and we already encourage students to visit campus. We look forward to meeting with you.

Speakers
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Yesenia Abreu

Admission Counselor, Illinois College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Illinois State University
Illinois State University is a mid-size public university located in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois-about two hours south of Chicagoland-that works as a growing diverse community of scholars with a commitment to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. Illinois State offers over 150 majors, 400+ student organizations, and many research & internship opportunities. Popular majors on campus include business, nursing, and education.

Speakers
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Derrick Small

Regional Admissions Counselor, Illinois State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Indiana State University
Indiana State University offers more than 100 majors & minors, over 75 Graduate and Professional programs, and over 70 online programs. We are a mid-sized institution, with an enrollment of about 11,000 students. More than ¾ of our classes have less than 30 students. We are proud of the fact that we are the most diverse residential student population in Indiana. Indiana State University has 15 NCAA Division I athletics teams and are part of the Missouri Valley Conference. We also offer competitive club and intramural sports. In addition, we have over 260 clubs & organizations, including 28 chapters of National Greek Life. We are a research institution & a teaching college.
You may be wondering about our general admission requirements.  We are test-optional for general admission.  Our average student comes to us with a 3.3 GPA. Students from Illinois who are unconditionally admitted will automatically receive the Midwest Consortium Scholarship which discounts tuition to $11,942.  And those students who are admitted with a 3.0 or higher also may receive the Illinois Achievement Scholarship of $2000, which once applied, lowers your tuition down to $9,942 – just in reach of in-state cost. We offer a lot of other scholarships that are stackable & renewable.  Our competitive scholarships are great!  Some, like our President’s Scholarship, include complete in-state tuition, room & board & a stipend to study abroad!
ISU boasts more than 100 academic majors. Some of our most popular majors and our unique key programs include our nationally ranking Business program that includes Insurance and Risk Management, our fantastic Cybercriminology and Criminal Justice which happens to be our most popular majors. Another key program is our well-known Communication Sciences and Disorders major which was formerly known as Speech Pathology program. We offer Engineering & Engineering Technology programs such as Packaging Engineering Technology, has 100% job placement. We are also well known for Psychology that can lead right into our grad program as early as your sophomore year. Our Aviation, Nursing, Health & Pre-Professional Sciences are some of our other fantastic majors, but more competitive, which require additional applications for admittance. Included in that extra application step, being a teaching college, of course we have an array of fabulous Education majors. Our grads enjoy a 99% placement and on average they earn a starting salary of $57 thousand dollars. If you love the coziness of a small town, but want the convenience of city life, Terre Haute, IN is the college town for you! Terre Haute is settled along the banks of the Wabash River. Terre Haute also celebrates its rich history and brims with cultural activities and parks. Our 435 acre campus is located at the northern part of downtown. It contains tons of lush trees, and an award-winning, sustainable landscape.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Winker

Lisa Winker

Chicago Regional Admission Coordinator, Indiana State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Indiana University Northwest
Indiana University Northwest (IU Northwest) is a public university established in 1963 as a regional
campus of Indiana University. The campus is located approximately 10 miles from IL/IN Boarder via
I80/94. Students will find more than 70-degree programs, 20 graduate degrees, more than 60 student
clubs and organizations to choose from and 10 winning RedHawk athletic teams to root for. IU
Northwest is also home to one of Northwest Indian’s top business schools and only medical school.
IU Northwest costs less than many other four-year colleges in Illinois. ILLINOIS RESIDENTS do not pay out
of state tuition! We offer Illinois students a special tuition rate that’s nearly 40% less than IU out-of-
state tuition—a savings of nearly $9,000 per year. With the Midwest Student Exchange Program Illinois
residents will pay around $11,400 per year to attend IU Northwest.
Art lovers will not be disappointed on our campus because of our three story 126,300 square foot Arts &
Sciences building completed in 2017. Fine Art students have plenty of space in this building to display
their work and hone talents. Performing Arts students can craft their artistic skills on center stage
within the state-of-the art 500 seat theatre. Come an see what more IU Northwest has to offer.

Speakers
avatar for Antoine Hawkins

Antoine Hawkins

Admissions Counselor, Indiana University Northwest
Indiana University Northwest (IU Northwest) is a public university established in 1963 as a regional campus of Indiana University. The campus is located approximately 30 miles southeast of Chicago in Gary, Indiana. Traditional and non-traditional learners will find more than 70-degree... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Kent State University
Kent State University is one of 91 public doctoral universities with high research activity, as categorized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Kent State is the highest-ranking public university in Northern Ohio on the Top Public Schools and Best National Universities lists by U.S. News & World Report. With eight campuses spanning Northeast Ohio, a College of Podiatric Medicine, a Twinsburg Academic Center and academic sites in major world cities, such as New York City, Geneva and Florence, Kent State is one of Ohio’s leading public universities and a major educational, economic and cultural resource far beyond the Northeast Ohio region it has served since 1910.

Speakers
SH

Sandy Henert

Admission Counselor, Kent State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Northern Illinois University
Northern Illinois University's vision is to be an engine for innovation to advance social mobility; promote personal, professional and intellectual growth; and transform the world through research, artistry, teaching and outreach.

The mission of Northern Illinois University is to empower students through educational excellence and experiential learning as we pursue knowledge, share our research and artistry, and engage communities for the benefit of the region, state, nation and world.
In pursuing our vision and fulfilling our mission, we value and practice:
  • Curiosity and creativity.
    • We provide our students active learning experiences.
    • We champion innovation.
    • We commit our resources to supporting students, faculty and staff in their research, artistry and professional development.
  • Equity and inclusion.
    • We seek and are strengthened by the diverse perspectives and experiences of our university community members.
    • We use an inclusive decision-making process.
    • We appreciate and respect every member of our community.
  • Ethics and integrity.
    • We prepare our students to become global leaders who work to build a better society.
    • We model ethical behavior in and out of the classroom.
    • We are transparent and accountable to our stakeholders.
  • Service and stewardship.
    • We serve society and confront local, national and global challenges through collaborations that improve our learning, teaching and research.
    • We make accessible the knowledge and resources we create.
    • We promote our students' success through advising and mentoring.

Speakers
TG

Ty Garland

Transfer Admission Counselor, Northern Illinois University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Ohio University
Ohio University is Ohio’s first university, established in 1804. We are a four-year, public, and research institution with Division I athletics. We offer more than 250 academic programs, with minors and certificates to complement any major. Students live, learn, and grow on our classic residential campus in Athens, Ohio, #1 Best College Small Town (USA Today/10Best).

Speakers
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Stacy Oliver

Regional Recruitment Manager, Ohio University
Ohio University is Ohio’s first university, established in 1804. We are a four-year, public, and research institution with Division I athletics. We offer more than 250 academic programs, with minors and certificates to complement any major. Students live, learn, and grow on our... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Prairie State College - Child Development
Speakers
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La Tia Collins

Assistant Professor/Coordinator Child Development, Prairie State College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Prairie State College - Department of Health and Industrial Technology
Industrial technology encompasses jobs that are involved with the operation, management, and maintenance of the complex technological systems found in almost any industry or facility. Prairie State College’s Industrial Technology programs offer students an opportunity to explore a broad number of career choices depending on their skills and interests.

Speakers
JH

Jessica Hanson

Assistant Professor of Nursing, Prairie State College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Prairie State College - General Overview
Prairie State College is a two-year community college (located in Chicago Heights, Il) offering associate degrees, technical and career certificates, and adult, corporate, and continuing education.



Speakers
GD

Gabriella Diestelmeier

Recruitment & Outreach Specialist, Early College Advisor, Prairie State College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Prairie State College - Information Technology
Information technology plays a critical role in the work of all major industries as well as being a distinct industry on its own. From entry-level technicians to computer scientists to chief information officers, there are limitless career possibilities. The Prairie State College Information Technology faculty are recognized experts in their field, with advanced teaching credentials and professional experience. They are dedicated instructors who are willing to work individually with students to help them succeed.

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Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Prairie State College - Surgical Technology
A Surgical Technologist, is an essential, high demand career, that works in the operating room. Students will complete this program with an AAS degree and are eligible to take the national certification exam. (NBSTSA) Once prerequisite courses are completed, the program begins each Fall and lasts three semesters. A Surgical Technologist prepares the operating room and assists the surgeon during surgery. We are known to be the experts in making sure instruments in the operating room are sterile, in order to ensure safety for not only the surgeon, but also the patient.

Speakers
HP

Heather Pevion

Assistant Professor/Coordinator, Surgical Technology, Prairie State College
MC

Monique Campbell

Clinical Coordinator, Prairie State College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Prairie State College - Workforce Development & Community Education
Prairie State College is a two-year community college offering associate degrees, technical and career certificates, and adult, corporate, and continuing education. Prairie State College is one of the 39 community college districts (comprising 48 colleges) in Illinois. Prairie State College was the first Illinois community college to guarantee all credits will transfer to other Illinois colleges and universities, an assurance that has grown through the Illinois Articulation Initiative.

Speakers
AC

Alisha Clark

Executive Director, Prairie State College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Purdue University Northwest
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community.

Diverse, hard-working and innovative, Purdue University Northwest is where academic excellence meets real-world experience. Sitting between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores, we bring together students from next door and those from halfway across the world to learn, grow, and excel.

Our university will help you build the tools to #PowerOnward and thrive in your career of choice. PNW has two campuses committed to small classes and hands-on learning. PNW’s five colleges offer more than 70 areas of study for undergraduate and graduate students. We’re accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and we’re consistently recognized among the best regional universities in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.

Our emphasis on research and applied learning opportunities means our students graduate ready for the next phase of their lives.

At Purdue University Northwest, we go beyond the classroom, walking the extra mile with students to empower confidence and encourage real-world experiences. We push beyond the boundaries of innovation to drive engagement and make an impact in Northwest Indiana and the world at large.

Session Description:
Join a live webinar where an admissions counselor will highlight majors, campus locations, the admission process and the PNW student experience. Ask questions through chat and see how PNW will help you Power Onward!


Speakers
SP

Stephen Piggee II

Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Purdue University Northwest


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Roosevelt University
For over 70 years, Roosevelt University has been a transformative place helping students from all walks of life achieve their educational goals.  With over 70 programs spanning 6 different colleges, students will be able to immerse themselves in their program both in and out of the classroom while also having some flexibility to explore other interests.  Roosevelt also has over 50 student organization and 25 sports teams, allowing students to opportunity to engage with other students outside of the classroom.  

Speakers
AA

Abel Amezcua

Roosevelt University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
SIUE is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose to shape a changing world. Built on the foundation of a broad-based, high-quality education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live.Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottom land and only a short drive from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 13,000.
SIUE awards degrees in undergraduate and graduate programs encompassing the arts, sciences, nursing, education, health, human behavior, business and engineering. The Schools of Dental Medicine and Pharmacy award first-professional doctoral degrees in dental medicine (DMD) and pharmacy (PharmD). Doctoral programs are available in nursing practice and educational leadership. Cooperative PhD programs in history, environmental resources and policy, engineering science, and computer science are offered with SIU Carbondale.
SIUE is an NCAA Division I member of the Ohio Valley Conference, as well as the Mid-American Conference (MAC) as affiliate members in the sports of men's soccer and wrestling.

Speakers
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Stephen Wilke

Chicago Regional Admissions Coordinator, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

St. Ambrose University
Founded in 1882, St. Ambrose University is a private, Catholic, comprehensive university in Davenport, Iowa that is grounded in liberal arts, academic excellence, social justice and service.

With an average student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1 and an average class size of 20, our professors know their students on a personal level! At Ambrose, our 3000 students spend their time learning from some of the best academic minds in the world. Our professors pride themselves on going above and beyond textbooks to provide students with personalized instruction, assistance in choosing their courses through individualized advising, and mentoring to help prepare our students for graduate school or employment after graduation.

We offer more than 60 majors with the flexibility to mix majors, minors, and electives to match students' interests. Our spirited community is known for its athletics (SAU tops the NAIA with 20 scholar-teams!), special events, and outstanding residence halls. As a recognized College of Distinction, St. Ambrose inspires students with a stimulating academic environment while providing a multitude of opportunities that will support them throughout the professional world.


Speakers
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Jill Holubetz

Senior Admissions Counselor, St. Ambrose University
My name is Jill and I am a Senior Admissions Counselor at St. Ambrose University. While I am regionally located in the Chicagoland area, I am a direct liaison to campus for all of my students! Searching for colleges isn’t always an easy process, especially if prospective students... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

The University of Arizona
At the University of Arizona, imagination fuels all that we do. It’s what pushes us to make the unreal real, and what will inspire you as an Arizona Wildcat.

Established in 1885, Arizona is the state’s super land-grant university with two medical schools, producing graduates who are ready to take on today’s most pressing challenges. We offer a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio, more than 100 undergraduate majors, and a wide variety of free student support services. Whether it’s through research projects, internships or volunteer opportunities, all students are encouraged to apply their classroom knowledge in new settings to gain valuable career experience before they graduate.

Our palm tree-lined campus located in Tucson, Arizona, where 300+ days of sunshine annually inspire year-round fun and outdoor activities. Plus, a thriving campus life featuring 600+ student clubs and organizations offers countless ways to get involved, explore your passions and make a difference.

Speakers
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Emily Martinez

Regional Recruiter, The University of Arizona


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

University College Dublin
Welcome to University College Dublin, Ireland’s #1 university, and most popular destination for international students. UCD is home to over 18,000 undergraduate students, 25% of whom hail from outside of Ireland. UCD is ranked #1 in Ireland by US News & World Report and is in the top 1% of higher education institutes worldwide. Located in one of the safest and most welcoming cities in the world, UCD’s main campus offers state-of-the-art learning and living facilities, near to the bustling city center and Ireland’s major business hubs.
Check out our UCD 3D Virtual Tour: https://www.ucd.ie/global/study-at-ucd/campustours/.

Speakers
avatar for Bridget Troy

Bridget Troy

Admissions Counselor, University College Dublin
Welcome to University College Dublin, Ireland’s global university, and most popular destination for international students. UCD is home to over 18,000 undergraduate students, 25% of whom hail from outside of Ireland. UCD is ranked #1 in Ireland by US News & World Report and is in... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

University of Illinois at Chicago - College of Business Administration
“We are a land granted 4 year, state school with a “Research 1 classification”. We are affordable and located 2 hours south of Chicago land with 150+ majors to offer.”

Speakers
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Tikia Travis

College Recruiter, UIC Business


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

University of Illinois Springfield
The University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) is apart of the the world class University of Illinois system. Located in the heart of the state capital, UIS offers 31 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 1 doctoral program.



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Ben Webb

Admissions Counselor, University of Illinois - Springfield


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Western Illinois University
Western Illinois University is a mid-size, public university in Macomb, IL, about four hours from Chicago. WIU offers over 60 different major options for our students including: Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Nursing, Broadcasting, Engineering, Business, and many other great programs. WIU awards more than $10 million in scholarships each year, including automatic scholarships for students who visit campus (virtually or in-person), live in the Chicago area, and have a 3.3 GPA or higher. WIU offers 250 different student organizations, a Multicultural Center, Student Recreation Center, and NCAA Division 1 athletics for students to get involved in.  

Speakers
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Kate Romanaggi

Admissions Counselor, Western Illinois University
Western Illinois University is a mid-size, public university in Macomb, IL, about four hours from Chicago. WIU offers over 60 different major options for our students including: Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Nursing, Broadcasting, Engineering, Business, and many other... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

John Amico School of Hair Design
Why Choose John Amico?
We graduate some of the most professional, creative, confident,technically proficient and "salon ready" graduates in the cosmetology industry.

Be Part of the Proud Stylist who Attend The John Amico School because of State Of The Art "Cosmetology Educations, "and many are very successful celebrity stylists and salon owners. John Amico is recognized by
thousands of salon owners in the US for education as well organic hair and skin products along with organic hair color, keratin perms, barbering nails, skin care, extensions, chemicals and relaxers. The New Expanded Campus agives the student 18,000 sq ft of Utlra new equipment and High Tech education with online training 24/7 Video and course work for Salon readiness and Being on the cutting edge of trendy and fashionable beauty care.

John Amico National Conventions and Shows offer Exposure and Networking with Great Stylists and Salon Owners. John Amico is well respected as Top Artists and Salon Business Owner. Greatest Value with most affordable tuition for such a National Fashion Forward advanced curriculum. The Of the Busiest and Best School Salons where client come for the best work. John Amico has clients who want the best work and they get it from some of the busiest students who can do men and woman haircutting, highlighting, hair coloring, keratin treatments, hairstyling, nails, esthetics and chemical texturizing.

Speakers
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Amy Morales

Admissions Specialist, John Amico School of Hair Design
Hello!!We are excited to be meeting with you! We will be giving you a tour of our programs. There will be many aspects of your schooling, at John Amico, that we will be going over If, you find that your question has not been addressed. Feel free to send it in the Chat. These will... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

LiUNA Chicagoland Laborers District Council Training and Apprentice Fund
The LiUNA Chicagoland Laborers’ District Council Training & Apprentice Fund was established in the summer of 1986. The program was designed to provide something vital: training and education for Laborers working under the Chicagoland District Council collective bargaining agreement. While its primary goal has remained the same, it has matured into a program that not only warrants respect, but has fostered meaningful labor education. The staff is open to developing training courses to meet the specific needs of either the Contractor or Union membership. It is a place where people work together to learn and grow with the ever-evolving industry standards.

Speakers
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Alfredo Ascencio

Apprentice Coordinator


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Local 150 ASIP
Local 150's training center is situated on 300-plus acres in Wilmington, IL. The center boasts 342,000 square feet of space housing an indoor training area, almost 200 pieces of heavy equipment, 30 classrooms, construction material testing lab, state of the art welding facility, equipment simulator lab, a 200-seat auditorium, and much more. Instructors are available to members six days a week, Monday through Saturday, except holidays.

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Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Michigan Technological University
Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 54 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan's Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.

Speakers
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Christine Grotzke

Associate Director of Admissions, Michigan Technological University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Molex
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Speakers
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Jennifer Kelly

Operations Manager, Molex


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Olive-Harvey College
Olive-Harvey College programs include associate degrees, basic and advanced certificates, adult education and special interest courses. Associate degree, certificate and short-term training programs are offered to prepare students to transfer to bachelor's degree programs or to move directly into the workforce.
Our College to Careers focus is a number of programs in transportation, distribution and logistics (TDL) – one of the region’s fastest growing industry segments. The curriculum’s focus on key modes of transportation such as air, rail and road will help to prepare students for the 110,000 TDL jobs anticipated in the Chicagoland region over the next decade.  A $45M TDL facility was completed last year to produce the highly-skilled professionals needed to meet future industry demand.

Speakers
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Marcus Troutman

Recruiter, Olive-Harvey College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

One Million Degrees
One Million Degrees is a student success program designed to support students academically, financially, professionally, and personally while they are enrolled at the community colleges. Long story short, we pay students to go to school! We are more than just a scholarship for students, we provide students with all the skills they need to be successful after they graduate from the community colleges. If you are interested in becoming an OMD scholar, please come to our Zoom meeting or visit us at onemilliondegrees.org.

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Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

Texas Tech University
Texas Tech is a 4 year public institution in Lubbock, TX. We have over 40,000 students. We offer over 150 different academic programs within 10 different Colleges. We are the only school in Texas with an Undergraduate, Graduate, Medical School and Law School on campus, in addition to a new Vet school. We are the in big 12 Division one where school spirit and tradition is strong!

Speakers
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Molly Niemczyk

Senior Admissions Counselor, Texas Tech University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

United States Air Force
The US Air Force provides career opportunities with comprehensive benefits such as full health insurance, $4,500 in free tuition assistance, travel. Aside from monetary benefits the US Air Force provides discipline, adventure, and lifelong friends and experiences.




Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:35am CST

US Navy

Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:35am - 8:45am CST
Online

8:57am CST

Cornerstone Services
Since 1969, Cornerstone Services has been an advocate for people with disabilities in Joliet and greater Will County area. The agency is a recognized leader in providing the support necessary for individuals with disabilities to live and work in the community. In recent years, Cornerstone has expanded services to Kankakee County, as well.

Cornerstone is guided by the belief that people with disabilities are entitled to live in their own communities and make choices for themselves, like everybody else. To this end, Cornerstone employees provide specialized services that empower individuals with as much independence as possible. Some individuals may need a lot of help, while others may need just a little.

The agency’s dedicated staff helps people find and keep jobs, maintain stable housing, and learn to access public transportation and community resources. Group and individual counseling and therapy for mental health needs are also provided by Cornerstone professionals. The organization is guided by an all-volunteer board of directors and has fostered partnerships with other local service providers.


Speakers
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Penny Leclercq

Career Counselor, Cornerstone Services


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
Online

8:57am CST

Crisis Center for South Suburbia
The Crisis Center for South Suburbia has been providing hope and services to victims of domestic violence for 40 years through housing, counseling, advocacy, outreach and prevention programs. While the Crisis Center for South Suburbia was officially incorporated in 1979, the work of the organization actually began in 1976 when a group of dedicated members of the Committee on Women of the Palos Branch of the American Association University Women began to study the issue of domestic violence in the south suburbs. The committee established a “hotline” in Dianne Masters’ kitchen in 1978 and the Crisis Center for South Suburbia was incorporated in 1979. Eight beds were secured at a local community center and professional counselors were hired. A year later, a farmhouse, capable of sheltering nineteen women and children was secured by the agency. Counseling sessions took place on the back porch in the summer, and in the busy living room in colder weather. Staff, volunteers and nineteen clients shared a single bathroom. The need was greater than this small house could accommodate. A capital campaign was initiated in 1989, raising $1.3 million. In 1991, a 35-bed facility built specifically as a shelter for victims of domestic violence was dedicated, and still today stands as a reminder of that early vision.

Today, the Crisis Center for South Suburbia operates a 35-bed emergency shelter and has impacted the lives of more than 60,000 people. With a staff of more than 50 employees and a budget of over four million dollars, the Crisis Center continues to grow while offering free services to Chicago’s south suburban communities.

Speakers
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Latasha Hubert

Director of Human Resource/Volunteers, Crisis Center for South Suburbia


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
Online

8:57am CST

Dot Foods
Robert and Dorothy Tracy founded our company in 1960, with big dreams of starting a family business and streamlining the food supply chain. Sixty years later, we make more products more accessible to more people than ever before. We do this by purchasing large quantities of product from the supplier and storing it in our 12 distribution centers across the country. Our distributor and food processor customers then order our food and non-food items in less-than-truckload (LTL) quantities, which we deliver in as little as two to four days. Our business model, the talents of our 6,400 employees, and the Tracy family's ownership have helped our company become the largest food industry redistributor in North America. But even more importantly, the dream that took shape all those years ago is still driving our partners' businesses forward.

Speakers
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Allison Claypoole

HR Administrative Assistant, DOT Foods


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
Online

8:57am CST

Elite Ambulance Transportation
Our Focus Is You. Providing compassionate care–delivered reliably and efficiently, Elite Ambulance has emerged as a leading ambulance service in the Chicago area. Led by a management team with more than 130 years of ambulance and healthcare industry experience, including prior ownership of the largest private ambulance service in Illinois, our mission is to provide a distinctive brand of “Elite Care” – reliable responsiveness, expert medical assistance, flexibility and extensive resources beyond the call delivered by a team of caring professionals.

Start your rewarding career as a fully licensed EMT through Elite Ambulance courses. With 6+ Training Classes in the Midwest, you’ll receive hands-on, in-depth training from our incredible instructors.

Speakers
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Joey Knaperek

Recruiter, Elite Ambulance Transportation


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
Online

8:57am CST

Employment and Employer Services (E&ES)
E&ES connects individuals, families, and businesses in Chicagoland the resources they need to succeed.  Our programs offer a range of services, from talent recruiting and career development to family support and counseling. We are proud to be a part of efforts to strengthen communities in Chicago, Suburban Cook County, and Will County since 1982.

Speakers
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Lisa Maxwell

Business Account Exceutive, South Suburban Cook County American Job Center


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
Online

8:57am CST

Employment and Employer Services (E&ES) Coaching
E&ES connects individuals, families, and businesses in Chicagoland the resources they need to succeed.  Our programs offer a range of services, from talent recruiting and career development to family support and counseling. We are proud to be a part of efforts to strengthen communities in Chicago, Suburban Cook County, and Will County since 1982.

Speakers
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Shenika Bradley

Youth Career Coach, Employment & Employer Services South Suburban Cook County American Job Center


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
Online

8:57am CST

Grace Appliances
You depend on appliances for everything from cooling and cooking food to washing and drying clothes, and much more. So, when one of your essential devices conks out on its expected duties, turn to the Chicago Heights professionals that have your home or business covered. At Grace Appliance Repair, we understand that even minor appliance breakdowns can result in major disruptions to your daily life, requiring appliance repair service and maintenance. That’s why we’ve built our family-owned business to answer all your appliance repair needs in one convenient place. Whether you’re searching for residential refrigerator repair, commercial dryer installation, or even reconditioned and used brand-name appliances, your hunt ends here. Simply call or e-mail us today to learn more about our comprehensive appliance repair, installation, and sales services!

Speakers
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Mack

Manager, Grace Appliances


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
Online

8:57am CST

Lincoln Tech
Lincoln Tech offers a Medical, Automotive, Electrical, Welding, and Collision and Repair program. Lincoln Tech has been around since 1946 and offers both degree and diploma programs. To be accepted into Lincoln Tech a student needs a high school diploma.

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David McGuire

Field Admissions Representative, Lincoln Tech


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
Online

8:57am CST

National Tube Supply
About National Tube Supply:
National Tube Supply is a distributor of carbon and alloy mechanical steel tubing. We do not manufacture any of the steel tubing in our warehouse; we purchase it from the steel mills in bulk and sell it to our customers. NTS also offers precision cutting services for cut-to-length tubing, with the ability to ship your order within 24 hours. Our steel tubing is used for a large number of applications in agriculture and construction equipment, printing, conveying, machinery, fluid power applications and many more.

Positions at NTS:
Job duties for a Material Handler include but are not limited to:
· Operate forklifts, side loaders, and overhead pendant cranes.
· Measure material using tape measures, calipers and micrometers.
· Learn to properly identify material.
· Safely handle, move, stack, and load material.
· Process orders using our advanced computer systems.
· Follow directions on paperwork including special instructions, and those provided by a supervisor.
· Work in teams
 
Shifts/Hours:
1st 7am-3:30pm
2nd 3pm-11:30pm
3rd 11pm-7:30am
(all with a half hour lunch)
 
Benefits:
· We offer competitive wages and a full benefits package (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Voluntary Life, Accident, and Critical Illness) and a 401(k) plan with company match!
· Our shifts earn a per hour pay differential of $0.50 on 2nd shift and $1.00 on 3rd shift
· Paid Sick and Vacation
· Paid National Holidays

Speakers
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Courtney Anderson

HR Coordinator, National Tube Supply


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
Online

8:57am CST

Nicor Gas
For six decades, Nicor Gas has been serving Illinois customers with clean, safe, reliable and affordable natural gas. As the state’s largest natural gas distributor, and owner and operator of one of the largest natural gas aquifer storage systems in North America, we deliver the comfort and convenience of natural gas to 2.2 million residential, public sector and business customers in more than 650 communities throughout northern Illinois
With 2,000 employees constructing, operating, maintaining and inspecting our nearly 34,000-mile distribution system, the safety of our employees, the public and our pipelines is our highest priority. This commitment is demonstrated in our rigorous operating standards, safety training and monitoring, and our effort to continuously meet and exceed all state and federal regulations.
As an important contributor to the Illinois economy, we are dedicated to investing in programs and initiatives that enrich the community, enhance diversity, invigorate the economy, promote education and support environmental stewardship. We leverage our assets and resources to improve the quality of life for the communities where we live, work and serve.
Nicor Gas offers an array of exciting careers including field and construction operations, engineering, customer service, marketing and communications, accounting and many others.

Speakers
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Kevin Gadzala

Senior Coordinator, Nicor Gas
For six decades, Nicor Gas has been serving Illinois customers with clean, safe, reliable and affordable natural gas. As the state’s largest natural gas distributor, and owner and operator of one of the largest natural gas aquifer storage systems in North America, we deliver the... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
Online

8:57am CST

RACTSOL Corp
RACTSOL is a Minority-Owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. We represent excellence and diversity. Our workforce embodies that concept and incorporates the very best of professional talent in today’s marketplace. We are focused on providing our customers with highly trained and appropriately cleared IT workforce.  

Speakers
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Antoine Roseman

CEO, RACTSOL Corp
RACTSOL is a Minority-Owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. We represent excellence and diversity. Our workforce embodies that concept and incorporates the very best of professional talent in today’s marketplace. We are focused on providing our customers with highly... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
Online

8:57am CST

Sertoma Centre
In 1971, three local Sertoma Clubs created a sheltered workshop in Alsip, IL called Sertoma Job Training Center. The purpose of the facility was to create a place for individuals with disabilities to work. The 3,000 square foot facility was built on land donated by the Lombard family and opened with 11 individuals and four staff. In 1987, the name was changed to Sertoma Career Center, and served over 200 consumers. The facility also expanded to 43,800 square feet. Throughout the 1990s, additional programs were added and Residential Services opened Sertoma’s first Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) home. Sertoma Centre opened its second location in 2000, on 127th street in Alsip. This facility is home to sub-contract packaging and training services, developmental training and school transition. After renovations at the 123rd street building were completed in 2002, additional programs such as our Senior Services, Bridge Program, Developmental Training, Administration, Trans-portation and Janitorial Services (J-Team) were expanded or added. In 2009, Sertoma Centre moved its Mental Health Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program to Matteson, Illinois and expanded in 2014 to become a comprehensive community mental health center. In 2016 we opened our first Permanent Supportive Housing unit. We continue to grow and expand our services.

Speakers
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Lisa Guardiola

Community Outreach and Education Trainer, Sertoma Centre


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
Online

8:57am CST

Alabama A&M University
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Speakers
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Shaney Harden

District Recruiter, Alabama A&M University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
Online

8:57am CST

Alabama State University
Alabama State University was founded in 1867, in Marion, Ala., as a school for African-Americans. The school started as the Lincoln Normal School with $500 raised by nine freed slaves now known as the Marion Nine, making ASU one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education founded for black Americans.Today, Alabama State University, located in Montgomery, Ala., is a widely respected, world-class institution of higher learning which welcomes students of all races. We offer 62 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, from our historic teacher education program to our new, high-demand programs in health sciences, new Ph.D. in microbiology  and minor in international business.
The students who attend ASU are as diverse as our academic offerings, with students from more than 40 states and various countries seeking a top-notch education that extends far beyond the walls of a classroom. With a 20 to1 student-faculty ratio, students receive the personal attention, mentoring, encouragement and knowledge needed to achieve their dreams.


At ASU, we know that what happens outside the classroom is an essential part of the college experience. Our students enjoy a vibrant campus community  where they’ll build life-long friendships and find a wide variety of social, cultural and sporting events. We have more than 70 clubs and organizations, including fraternities and sororities, and 18 intercollegiate sports.

Our location in Montgomery, the birthplace of the modern civil rights movement, offers students the unique opportunity to live, learn and grow in a city rich with culture and history. In fact, some of the most notable figures of the civil rights era – including the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, attorney Fred Gray and the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth – are counted among ASU’s many distinguished alumni.
Our 154-year history is a legacy of perseverance, progress and promise. We’re proud of our legacy, and we welcome students to dream, to share their unique gifts and talents, and to take pride in knowing they are part of a rich tradition.

Speakers
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Desiree Dixon-Moore

District Recruiter, Alabama State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
Online

8:57am CST

Jackson State University
Jackson State Mission: The mission of Jackson State University, an HBCU and comprehensive urban research university is to provide quality teaching, research and service at the baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels to diverse populations of students and communities using various modalities to ensure that they are technologically-advanced, ethical, global leaders who think critically and can address societal problems and compete effectively.

Offerings:
90+ AREAS OF STUDY:
45 Undergraduate Programs
34 Master’s Programs
1 Specialist Program
13 Doctoral Programs


Speakers
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Janice Citchens

Admissions Counselor & Recruiter, Jackson State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
Online

8:57am CST

North Carolina Central University
North Carolina Central University, with a strong tradition of teaching, research, and service, prepares students to become global leaders and practitioners who transform communities. Through a nationally recognized law school, highly acclaimed and innovative programs in the visual and performing arts, sciences, business, humanities, and education programs, NCCU students are engaged problem solvers. Located in the Research Triangle, the University advances research in the biotechnological, biomedical, informational, computational, behavioral, social, and health sciences. Our students enhance the quality of life of citizens and the economic development of North Carolina, the nation, and the world.

Speakers
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Kelsey Durham

Admissions Counselor, North Carolina Central University
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Jada Hunter

Admissions Counselor, North Carolina Central University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
Online

8:57am CST

Savannah State University
For years, Savannah State University has been an important part of higher education. As the first public HBCU in Georgia and the first institution of higher learning in the historic city of Savannah, SSU has served this community with distinction while meeting the educational needs of an increasingly diverse student population.
The 201-acre campus is by far the most picturesque in the state of Georgia. The moss-laden sweeping oak trees, expansive marsh, and historic architecture create a resplendent yet tranquil atmosphere. Beneath the beauty and splendor is a vibrant residential campus bursting at the seams with the vim and vigor of quality collegiate life: relevant academic majors, engaging lectures, cutting-edge research, quality student-faculty engagement and a nurturing environment. We invite you to become a part of the SSU family. Please continue your exploration of Savannah State University - both online and in person - and share our excitement.

Speakers
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Karsten Tyson

Assistant Director of Admissions, Savannah State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
Online

8:57am CST

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
A brief description of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff:
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) is an 1890 Land-Grant HBCU with a diverse student population, competitive degree offerings and stellar faculty. For more than 140 years, UAPB has worked to create an environment that emphasizes learning, growth and productivity while affording a basic need to its students: a chance to advance.
 
What UAPB has to offer:
UAPB offers certificate and associate degree programs, more than 40 undergraduate and master’s degree programs and a doctoral program in Aquaculture/Fisheries. Students are active in more than 100 organizations, including an internationally renowned Vesper Choir, Marching Musical Machine of the Mid-South Band, concert bands, wind symphony and an accomplished athletics program.

Speakers
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Demetrius Johnson Jr.

Recruiter, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
Online

8:57am CST

American Academy of Art College
The American Academy of Art College is a small, private, not-for-profit institution that was founded in 1923. We offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Our curriculum focuses on skills necessary for a professional career in art. The Foundations Program consists of Life Drawing and Fundamentals of Art. These courses are offered to first year students in preparation for the lower and upper division courses in their program. These studies also give students experience in the full artistic process and prepare students for courses in their intended major. Our faculty, most of which are full time, consist of working artists who can give students a perspective of the real world of art. Career Services features career readiness skills such as resume writing, portfolio development and interviewing expertise. Career Services also offers life-time career development and support for employment opportunities.

Our BFA Programs include:
Illustration, Graphic Design, 3D Modeling/Animation, Art Direction, Photography, and Painting


Speakers
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Paige Livesay

High School Representative, American Academy of Art College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
Online

8:57am CST

Aurora University
Aurora University is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. As a teaching-centered institution, we encourage undergraduate and graduate students to discover what it takes to build meaningful and examined lives. The best part? Every incoming freshman accepted to AU gets a scholarship. Join this session to learn more and hear about what it's like to be an AU Spartan.



Speakers
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Anna Halvax

Senior Freshman Admissions Counselor, Aurora University
SG

Shannon Gil

Admissions Counselor, Aurora University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
Online

8:57am CST

Calumet College of St. Joseph
Calumet College of St. Joseph (CCSJ) is a private, four-year Catholic institution, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, offering master’s, bachelor’s, and associate’s degrees. Located blocks from Lake Michigan and minutes from downtown Chicago, we offer a vibrant and stimulating learning environment while remaining affordable and accessible to all students. Our committed faculty are able to connect with students through small class sizes and individualized attention. Our values-based approach, rooted in the Catholic tradition, grounds students in the importance of social justice, service, and community.

CCSJ’s accepting, supportive, community environment empowers our unique student body to explore their passions, embrace their purpose and achieve their goals—be it in the classroom, with our competitive sports teams, among our robust student groups and beyond graduation.

Speakers
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Keli Burns

Director of Undergraduate Enrollment, Calumet College of St. Joseph


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
Online

8:57am CST

Central Michigan University
Central Michigan University is an institution of higher learning. We are a community committed to the pursuit of knowledge, wisdom, discovery, and creativity. We provide student-centered education and foster personal and intellectual growth to prepare students for productive careers, meaningful lives, and responsible citizenship in a global society. We offer over 250 majors for students to learn grow and develop their skills and interests in the field chosen.


Speakers
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Ezra Johnson

Assistant Director of Admissions, Central Michigan University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
Online

8:57am CST

Chicago State University College of Pharmacy
Chicago State University College of Pharmacy has a 2+4 pathway in place, which allows interested students to complete 2 years of prerequisite coursework and then matriculate into a 4 year professional doctorate program.  Upon completion, the student will obtain a PharmD and will go on to study for the boards (NAPLEX) to get licensed to practice.   Chicago State University offers the prerequisite courses along with other institutions, however interested students can complete the course work at the university/institution of their choice.  We have transfer guides in place aimed to make this process a seamless transition.  Further information can be provided.  

Admissions Highlights:
  • Bachelor's Degree is not required - prerequisite coursework does fulfill many institutions Associates in Science Degree (will provide more detailed information if needed)
  • No PCAT required
  • Successful completion of ALL prerequisite coursework with C+ or better
  • 2.5 GPA Requirement - cumulative, prerequisite, and math and science
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation - Pharmacist + Science Faculty
  • Admissions Requirements/Process: 
  • https://www.csu.edu/collegeofpharmacy/studentaffairs/admissions_requirements.htm
  • Contact: Dr. Tashel Gandhi - tgandhi@csu.edu

Program Highlights:
  • Ranked Top 6% Nationwide for educating underrepresented minority students in pharmacy
  • 96+ Clinical Rotation Contracts and Partnerships with Leaders across the pharmacy setting
  • 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio & small class sizes
  • Over $150K in scholarships awarded to current students
  • Ample Community Outreach opportunities
  • Average Salary: $125,000

Speakers
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Tashel Gandhi

PharmD/Director of Recruitment/Admissions Specialist/Alumni Engagement Coordinator, Chicago State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
Online

8:57am CST

Chicagoland Regional College Program (CRCP)
Chicagoland Regional College Program- The CRCP has helped students avoid student loan debt for 17 years. THe CRCP pays part-time college tuition and provides a monthly bonus to students attending our participating area colleges. Participants also work part-time at UPS in Hodgkins and are paid weekly.

For info/to apply: www.crcprogram.com


Speakers
avatar for Servelure Bostick

Servelure Bostick

Associate Executive Director, Chicagoland Regional College Program
Hello,I'm Servelure Bostick, and I've had the awesome pleasure of "showing students the money" for 16 years. For far too many, college has been a goal, but an unattainable one. Well, if you're willing to work for it, the CRCP is willing to pay for it. That's right!The CRCP has been... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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8:57am CST

Eastern Illinois University
EIU has a rich tradition of preparing students to accomplish their life goals through a great combination of quality academics, personal relationships, and both on-campus and online opportunities. Get an overview of EIU by visiting EIU at a Glance. https://www.eiu.edu/card/11269

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Shijuana Shannon

Regional Admissions Staff, Eastern Illinois University
Hello! My name is Shijuana ShannonMy Educational Journey includes:B.A. Political Science - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2000)M.A. Inner City Educational Studies - Northeastern Illinois University (2003)Fun Facts:I was inducted in the Chicago Public League Basketball... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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Ferris State University
Ferris is a four year public, state University located in Big Rapids, Michigan – about three and a half hours from Chicago.  We DO NOT charge out of state tuition, so Illinois students pay the same as Michigan residents.  We are test optional too!  We have 190 degree granting programs ranging from associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees and doctoral degrees.

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Deb Savides

Coordinator for Out of State Enrollment, Ferris State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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8:57am CST

Governors State University
Governors State University (GSU) was founded in 1969 and has grown to become the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving approximately 6,000 students annually in 85 different bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs.

What GSU has to offer

GSU is proud to offer the lowest tuition of any four-year, public university in Illinois. We are committed to guiding students to discover the right degree program to suit their interests, and provide an extensive list of degree programs to prepare students in a variety of fields for the next level of academic achievement. The GSU experience includes a comprehensive student life experience with on-campus housing; club sports and recreation; civic engagement; international student services; more than 70 student clubs and organizations; the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park sculpture park, the Center for Performing Arts and much more.

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Melinda C Arce-Gudino

Bilingual Recruiting Specialist, Governor's State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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8:57am CST

Grand Canyon University
Description: Grand Canyon University (GCU) is Arizona's premier, private, Christian university. Located in Phoenix, Az, we offer an affordable, accredited education with more than 200 academic program offerings across nine colleges. GCU prepares learners to become global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators and responsible leaders by providing an academically challenging, values-based curriculum from the context of our Christian heritage. At GCU, you will find a high-class education, state of the art facilities, and endless opportunities for personal and professional growth. To learn more, contact your Admissions Counselor or visit gcu.edu.

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Fabio Fernandez

University Admissions Counselor, Grand Canyon University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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8:57am CST

Hawaii Pacific University
Hawai‘i Pacific University is an international learning community set in the rich cultural context of Hawai‘i. Students from around the world join us for an American education built on a liberal arts foundation. Our innovative undergraduate and graduate programs anticipate the changing needs of the community and prepare our graduates to live, work, and learn as active members of a global society. We are a private university with 4,000 undergraduates and over 45+ majors, including Marine Biology, Environmental Sciences, Business, Nursing, Engineering, Multimedia, and many more!  

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Suzy Prenovost

Associate Director of Admission, Hawaii Pacific University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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8:57am CST

Illinois College
Illinois College is a liberal arts college located in Jacksonville, Illinois.  Our college prides itself on learning students do inside the classroom but also the learning they are a part of outside of the classroom. This means every first-year student has the opportunity to participate in an internship in their major. Internships allow students to apply the learning in the classroom to the real world and allows students to get an idea of what it would be like to work in the field of their interest.  Textbooks are also included in our tuition. We are the only college outside of Chicago that is works with the Dream US scholarship to offer financial aid to undocumented immigrants. We are a D1 school and some of our sports include football, basketball, softball, baseball, volleyball, track and field, golf, tennis, esports, drumline, cheer, and dance. We have over 50 different majors and programs to include education, sports management, computer science, engineering, criminal justice, biology, chemistry, and nursing. Our nursing lab has simulations that allow students to gain hands-on experience before their clinicals. We also have a variety of pre-professional tracks that include law, pre-med, physical therapy, occupational therapy, dentistry, and veterinary.

We have in-person and virtual visits and we already encourage students to visit campus. We look forward to meeting with you.

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Yesenia Abreu

Admission Counselor, Illinois College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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8:57am CST

Illinois State University
Illinois State University is a mid-size public university located in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois-about two hours south of Chicagoland-that works as a growing diverse community of scholars with a commitment to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. Illinois State offers over 150 majors, 400+ student organizations, and many research & internship opportunities. Popular majors on campus include business, nursing, and education.

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Derrick Small

Regional Admissions Counselor, Illinois State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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8:57am CST

Indiana State University
Indiana State University offers more than 100 majors & minors, over 75 Graduate and Professional programs, and over 70 online programs. We are a mid-sized institution, with an enrollment of about 11,000 students. More than ¾ of our classes have less than 30 students. We are proud of the fact that we are the most diverse residential student population in Indiana. Indiana State University has 15 NCAA Division I athletics teams and are part of the Missouri Valley Conference. We also offer competitive club and intramural sports. In addition, we have over 260 clubs & organizations, including 28 chapters of National Greek Life. We are a research institution & a teaching college.
You may be wondering about our general admission requirements.  We are test-optional for general admission.  Our average student comes to us with a 3.3 GPA. Students from Illinois who are unconditionally admitted will automatically receive the Midwest Consortium Scholarship which discounts tuition to $11,942.  And those students who are admitted with a 3.0 or higher also may receive the Illinois Achievement Scholarship of $2000, which once applied, lowers your tuition down to $9,942 – just in reach of in-state cost. We offer a lot of other scholarships that are stackable & renewable.  Our competitive scholarships are great!  Some, like our President’s Scholarship, include complete in-state tuition, room & board & a stipend to study abroad!
ISU boasts more than 100 academic majors. Some of our most popular majors and our unique key programs include our nationally ranking Business program that includes Insurance and Risk Management, our fantastic Cybercriminology and Criminal Justice which happens to be our most popular majors. Another key program is our well-known Communication Sciences and Disorders major which was formerly known as Speech Pathology program. We offer Engineering & Engineering Technology programs such as Packaging Engineering Technology, has 100% job placement. We are also well known for Psychology that can lead right into our grad program as early as your sophomore year. Our Aviation, Nursing, Health & Pre-Professional Sciences are some of our other fantastic majors, but more competitive, which require additional applications for admittance. Included in that extra application step, being a teaching college, of course we have an array of fabulous Education majors. Our grads enjoy a 99% placement and on average they earn a starting salary of $57 thousand dollars. If you love the coziness of a small town, but want the convenience of city life, Terre Haute, IN is the college town for you! Terre Haute is settled along the banks of the Wabash River. Terre Haute also celebrates its rich history and brims with cultural activities and parks. Our 435 acre campus is located at the northern part of downtown. It contains tons of lush trees, and an award-winning, sustainable landscape.

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Lisa Winker

Chicago Regional Admission Coordinator, Indiana State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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Indiana University Northwest
Indiana University Northwest (IU Northwest) is a public university established in 1963 as a regional
campus of Indiana University. The campus is located approximately 10 miles from IL/IN Boarder via
I80/94. Students will find more than 70-degree programs, 20 graduate degrees, more than 60 student
clubs and organizations to choose from and 10 winning RedHawk athletic teams to root for. IU
Northwest is also home to one of Northwest Indian’s top business schools and only medical school.
IU Northwest costs less than many other four-year colleges in Illinois. ILLINOIS RESIDENTS do not pay out
of state tuition! We offer Illinois students a special tuition rate that’s nearly 40% less than IU out-of-
state tuition—a savings of nearly $9,000 per year. With the Midwest Student Exchange Program Illinois
residents will pay around $11,400 per year to attend IU Northwest.
Art lovers will not be disappointed on our campus because of our three story 126,300 square foot Arts &
Sciences building completed in 2017. Fine Art students have plenty of space in this building to display
their work and hone talents. Performing Arts students can craft their artistic skills on center stage
within the state-of-the art 500 seat theatre. Come an see what more IU Northwest has to offer.

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Antoine Hawkins

Admissions Counselor, Indiana University Northwest
Indiana University Northwest (IU Northwest) is a public university established in 1963 as a regional campus of Indiana University. The campus is located approximately 30 miles southeast of Chicago in Gary, Indiana. Traditional and non-traditional learners will find more than 70-degree... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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8:57am CST

Kent State University
Kent State University is one of 91 public doctoral universities with high research activity, as categorized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Kent State is the highest-ranking public university in Northern Ohio on the Top Public Schools and Best National Universities lists by U.S. News & World Report. With eight campuses spanning Northeast Ohio, a College of Podiatric Medicine, a Twinsburg Academic Center and academic sites in major world cities, such as New York City, Geneva and Florence, Kent State is one of Ohio’s leading public universities and a major educational, economic and cultural resource far beyond the Northeast Ohio region it has served since 1910.

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Sandy Henert

Admission Counselor, Kent State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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8:57am CST

Northern Illinois University
Northern Illinois University's vision is to be an engine for innovation to advance social mobility; promote personal, professional and intellectual growth; and transform the world through research, artistry, teaching and outreach.

The mission of Northern Illinois University is to empower students through educational excellence and experiential learning as we pursue knowledge, share our research and artistry, and engage communities for the benefit of the region, state, nation and world.
In pursuing our vision and fulfilling our mission, we value and practice:
  • Curiosity and creativity.
    • We provide our students active learning experiences.
    • We champion innovation.
    • We commit our resources to supporting students, faculty and staff in their research, artistry and professional development.
  • Equity and inclusion.
    • We seek and are strengthened by the diverse perspectives and experiences of our university community members.
    • We use an inclusive decision-making process.
    • We appreciate and respect every member of our community.
  • Ethics and integrity.
    • We prepare our students to become global leaders who work to build a better society.
    • We model ethical behavior in and out of the classroom.
    • We are transparent and accountable to our stakeholders.
  • Service and stewardship.
    • We serve society and confront local, national and global challenges through collaborations that improve our learning, teaching and research.
    • We make accessible the knowledge and resources we create.
    • We promote our students' success through advising and mentoring.

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Ty Garland

Transfer Admission Counselor, Northern Illinois University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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8:57am CST

Ohio University
Ohio University is Ohio’s first university, established in 1804. We are a four-year, public, and research institution with Division I athletics. We offer more than 250 academic programs, with minors and certificates to complement any major. Students live, learn, and grow on our classic residential campus in Athens, Ohio, #1 Best College Small Town (USA Today/10Best).

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Stacy Oliver

Regional Recruitment Manager, Ohio University
Ohio University is Ohio’s first university, established in 1804. We are a four-year, public, and research institution with Division I athletics. We offer more than 250 academic programs, with minors and certificates to complement any major. Students live, learn, and grow on our... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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8:57am CST

Prairie State College - Child Development
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La Tia Collins

Assistant Professor/Coordinator Child Development, Prairie State College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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8:57am CST

Prairie State College - Department of Health and Industrial Technology
Industrial technology encompasses jobs that are involved with the operation, management, and maintenance of the complex technological systems found in almost any industry or facility. Prairie State College’s Industrial Technology programs offer students an opportunity to explore a broad number of career choices depending on their skills and interests.

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Jessica Hanson

Assistant Professor of Nursing, Prairie State College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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8:57am CST

Prairie State College - General Overview
Prairie State College is a two-year community college (located in Chicago Heights, Il) offering associate degrees, technical and career certificates, and adult, corporate, and continuing education.



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Gabriella Diestelmeier

Recruitment & Outreach Specialist, Early College Advisor, Prairie State College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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8:57am CST

Prairie State College - Information Technology
Information technology plays a critical role in the work of all major industries as well as being a distinct industry on its own. From entry-level technicians to computer scientists to chief information officers, there are limitless career possibilities. The Prairie State College Information Technology faculty are recognized experts in their field, with advanced teaching credentials and professional experience. They are dedicated instructors who are willing to work individually with students to help them succeed.

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Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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Prairie State College - Surgical Technology
A Surgical Technologist, is an essential, high demand career, that works in the operating room. Students will complete this program with an AAS degree and are eligible to take the national certification exam. (NBSTSA) Once prerequisite courses are completed, the program begins each Fall and lasts three semesters. A Surgical Technologist prepares the operating room and assists the surgeon during surgery. We are known to be the experts in making sure instruments in the operating room are sterile, in order to ensure safety for not only the surgeon, but also the patient.

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Heather Pevion

Assistant Professor/Coordinator, Surgical Technology, Prairie State College
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Monique Campbell

Clinical Coordinator, Prairie State College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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8:57am CST

Prairie State College - Work Force Equity Initiative Grant
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Brian Stanley

Program Manager, Prairie State College
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Denise Redick

Outreach Coordinator, Prairie State College
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LeLonna Goodson

Retention Advisor, Prairie State College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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8:57am CST

Prairie State College - Workforce Development & Community Education
Prairie State College is a two-year community college offering associate degrees, technical and career certificates, and adult, corporate, and continuing education. Prairie State College is one of the 39 community college districts (comprising 48 colleges) in Illinois. Prairie State College was the first Illinois community college to guarantee all credits will transfer to other Illinois colleges and universities, an assurance that has grown through the Illinois Articulation Initiative.

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Alisha Clark

Executive Director, Prairie State College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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8:57am CST

Purdue University Northwest
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community.

Diverse, hard-working and innovative, Purdue University Northwest is where academic excellence meets real-world experience. Sitting between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores, we bring together students from next door and those from halfway across the world to learn, grow, and excel.

Our university will help you build the tools to #PowerOnward and thrive in your career of choice. PNW has two campuses committed to small classes and hands-on learning. PNW’s five colleges offer more than 70 areas of study for undergraduate and graduate students. We’re accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and we’re consistently recognized among the best regional universities in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.

Our emphasis on research and applied learning opportunities means our students graduate ready for the next phase of their lives.

At Purdue University Northwest, we go beyond the classroom, walking the extra mile with students to empower confidence and encourage real-world experiences. We push beyond the boundaries of innovation to drive engagement and make an impact in Northwest Indiana and the world at large.

Session Description:
Join a live webinar where an admissions counselor will highlight majors, campus locations, the admission process and the PNW student experience. Ask questions through chat and see how PNW will help you Power Onward!


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Stephen Piggee II

Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Purdue University Northwest


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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8:57am CST

Roosevelt University
For over 70 years, Roosevelt University has been a transformative place helping students from all walks of life achieve their educational goals.  With over 70 programs spanning 6 different colleges, students will be able to immerse themselves in their program both in and out of the classroom while also having some flexibility to explore other interests.  Roosevelt also has over 50 student organization and 25 sports teams, allowing students to opportunity to engage with other students outside of the classroom.  

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Abel Amezcua

Roosevelt University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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8:57am CST

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
SIUE is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose to shape a changing world. Built on the foundation of a broad-based, high-quality education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live.Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottom land and only a short drive from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 13,000.
SIUE awards degrees in undergraduate and graduate programs encompassing the arts, sciences, nursing, education, health, human behavior, business and engineering. The Schools of Dental Medicine and Pharmacy award first-professional doctoral degrees in dental medicine (DMD) and pharmacy (PharmD). Doctoral programs are available in nursing practice and educational leadership. Cooperative PhD programs in history, environmental resources and policy, engineering science, and computer science are offered with SIU Carbondale.
SIUE is an NCAA Division I member of the Ohio Valley Conference, as well as the Mid-American Conference (MAC) as affiliate members in the sports of men's soccer and wrestling.

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Stephen Wilke

Chicago Regional Admissions Coordinator, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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8:57am CST

St. Ambrose University
Founded in 1882, St. Ambrose University is a private, Catholic, comprehensive university in Davenport, Iowa that is grounded in liberal arts, academic excellence, social justice and service.

With an average student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1 and an average class size of 20, our professors know their students on a personal level! At Ambrose, our 3000 students spend their time learning from some of the best academic minds in the world. Our professors pride themselves on going above and beyond textbooks to provide students with personalized instruction, assistance in choosing their courses through individualized advising, and mentoring to help prepare our students for graduate school or employment after graduation.

We offer more than 60 majors with the flexibility to mix majors, minors, and electives to match students' interests. Our spirited community is known for its athletics (SAU tops the NAIA with 20 scholar-teams!), special events, and outstanding residence halls. As a recognized College of Distinction, St. Ambrose inspires students with a stimulating academic environment while providing a multitude of opportunities that will support them throughout the professional world.


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Jill Holubetz

Senior Admissions Counselor, St. Ambrose University
My name is Jill and I am a Senior Admissions Counselor at St. Ambrose University. While I am regionally located in the Chicagoland area, I am a direct liaison to campus for all of my students! Searching for colleges isn’t always an easy process, especially if prospective students... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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8:57am CST

The University of Arizona
At the University of Arizona, imagination fuels all that we do. It’s what pushes us to make the unreal real, and what will inspire you as an Arizona Wildcat.

Established in 1885, Arizona is the state’s super land-grant university with two medical schools, producing graduates who are ready to take on today’s most pressing challenges. We offer a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio, more than 100 undergraduate majors, and a wide variety of free student support services. Whether it’s through research projects, internships or volunteer opportunities, all students are encouraged to apply their classroom knowledge in new settings to gain valuable career experience before they graduate.

Our palm tree-lined campus located in Tucson, Arizona, where 300+ days of sunshine annually inspire year-round fun and outdoor activities. Plus, a thriving campus life featuring 600+ student clubs and organizations offers countless ways to get involved, explore your passions and make a difference.

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Emily Martinez

Regional Recruiter, The University of Arizona


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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8:57am CST

University College Dublin
Welcome to University College Dublin, Ireland’s #1 university, and most popular destination for international students. UCD is home to over 18,000 undergraduate students, 25% of whom hail from outside of Ireland. UCD is ranked #1 in Ireland by US News & World Report and is in the top 1% of higher education institutes worldwide. Located in one of the safest and most welcoming cities in the world, UCD’s main campus offers state-of-the-art learning and living facilities, near to the bustling city center and Ireland’s major business hubs.
Check out our UCD 3D Virtual Tour: https://www.ucd.ie/global/study-at-ucd/campustours/.

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Bridget Troy

Admissions Counselor, University College Dublin
Welcome to University College Dublin, Ireland’s global university, and most popular destination for international students. UCD is home to over 18,000 undergraduate students, 25% of whom hail from outside of Ireland. UCD is ranked #1 in Ireland by US News & World Report and is in... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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8:57am CST

University of Illinois at Chicago - College of Business Administration
“We are a land granted 4 year, state school with a “Research 1 classification”. We are affordable and located 2 hours south of Chicago land with 150+ majors to offer.”

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Tikia Travis

College Recruiter, UIC Business


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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8:57am CST

University of Illinois Springfield
The University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) is apart of the the world class University of Illinois system. Located in the heart of the state capital, UIS offers 31 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 1 doctoral program.



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Ben Webb

Admissions Counselor, University of Illinois - Springfield


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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8:57am CST

Western Illinois University
Western Illinois University is a mid-size, public university in Macomb, IL, about four hours from Chicago. WIU offers over 60 different major options for our students including: Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Nursing, Broadcasting, Engineering, Business, and many other great programs. WIU awards more than $10 million in scholarships each year, including automatic scholarships for students who visit campus (virtually or in-person), live in the Chicago area, and have a 3.3 GPA or higher. WIU offers 250 different student organizations, a Multicultural Center, Student Recreation Center, and NCAA Division 1 athletics for students to get involved in.  

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Kate Romanaggi

Admissions Counselor, Western Illinois University
Western Illinois University is a mid-size, public university in Macomb, IL, about four hours from Chicago. WIU offers over 60 different major options for our students including: Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Nursing, Broadcasting, Engineering, Business, and many other... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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8:57am CST

John Amico School of Hair Design
Why Choose John Amico?
We graduate some of the most professional, creative, confident,technically proficient and "salon ready" graduates in the cosmetology industry.

Be Part of the Proud Stylist who Attend The John Amico School because of State Of The Art "Cosmetology Educations, "and many are very successful celebrity stylists and salon owners. John Amico is recognized by
thousands of salon owners in the US for education as well organic hair and skin products along with organic hair color, keratin perms, barbering nails, skin care, extensions, chemicals and relaxers. The New Expanded Campus agives the student 18,000 sq ft of Utlra new equipment and High Tech education with online training 24/7 Video and course work for Salon readiness and Being on the cutting edge of trendy and fashionable beauty care.

John Amico National Conventions and Shows offer Exposure and Networking with Great Stylists and Salon Owners. John Amico is well respected as Top Artists and Salon Business Owner. Greatest Value with most affordable tuition for such a National Fashion Forward advanced curriculum. The Of the Busiest and Best School Salons where client come for the best work. John Amico has clients who want the best work and they get it from some of the busiest students who can do men and woman haircutting, highlighting, hair coloring, keratin treatments, hairstyling, nails, esthetics and chemical texturizing.

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Amy Morales

Admissions Specialist, John Amico School of Hair Design
Hello!!We are excited to be meeting with you! We will be giving you a tour of our programs. There will be many aspects of your schooling, at John Amico, that we will be going over If, you find that your question has not been addressed. Feel free to send it in the Chat. These will... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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8:57am CST

LiUNA Chicagoland Laborers District Council Training and Apprentice Fund
The LiUNA Chicagoland Laborers’ District Council Training & Apprentice Fund was established in the summer of 1986. The program was designed to provide something vital: training and education for Laborers working under the Chicagoland District Council collective bargaining agreement. While its primary goal has remained the same, it has matured into a program that not only warrants respect, but has fostered meaningful labor education. The staff is open to developing training courses to meet the specific needs of either the Contractor or Union membership. It is a place where people work together to learn and grow with the ever-evolving industry standards.

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Alfredo Ascencio

Apprentice Coordinator


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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8:57am CST

Local 150 ASIP
Local 150's training center is situated on 300-plus acres in Wilmington, IL. The center boasts 342,000 square feet of space housing an indoor training area, almost 200 pieces of heavy equipment, 30 classrooms, construction material testing lab, state of the art welding facility, equipment simulator lab, a 200-seat auditorium, and much more. Instructors are available to members six days a week, Monday through Saturday, except holidays.

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Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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Michigan Technological University
Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 54 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan's Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.

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Christine Grotzke

Associate Director of Admissions, Michigan Technological University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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8:57am CST

Molex
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Jennifer Kelly

Operations Manager, Molex


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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Olive-Harvey College
Olive-Harvey College programs include associate degrees, basic and advanced certificates, adult education and special interest courses. Associate degree, certificate and short-term training programs are offered to prepare students to transfer to bachelor's degree programs or to move directly into the workforce.
Our College to Careers focus is a number of programs in transportation, distribution and logistics (TDL) – one of the region’s fastest growing industry segments. The curriculum’s focus on key modes of transportation such as air, rail and road will help to prepare students for the 110,000 TDL jobs anticipated in the Chicagoland region over the next decade.  A $45M TDL facility was completed last year to produce the highly-skilled professionals needed to meet future industry demand.

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Marcus Troutman

Recruiter, Olive-Harvey College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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8:57am CST

One Million Degrees
One Million Degrees is a student success program designed to support students academically, financially, professionally, and personally while they are enrolled at the community colleges. Long story short, we pay students to go to school! We are more than just a scholarship for students, we provide students with all the skills they need to be successful after they graduate from the community colleges. If you are interested in becoming an OMD scholar, please come to our Zoom meeting or visit us at onemilliondegrees.org.

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Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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8:57am CST

Texas Tech University
Texas Tech is a 4 year public institution in Lubbock, TX. We have over 40,000 students. We offer over 150 different academic programs within 10 different Colleges. We are the only school in Texas with an Undergraduate, Graduate, Medical School and Law School on campus, in addition to a new Vet school. We are the in big 12 Division one where school spirit and tradition is strong!

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Molly Niemczyk

Senior Admissions Counselor, Texas Tech University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
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8:57am CST

United States Air Force
The US Air Force provides career opportunities with comprehensive benefits such as full health insurance, $4,500 in free tuition assistance, travel. Aside from monetary benefits the US Air Force provides discipline, adventure, and lifelong friends and experiences.




Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
Online

8:57am CST

US Navy

Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:57am - 9:07am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Cornerstone Services
Since 1969, Cornerstone Services has been an advocate for people with disabilities in Joliet and greater Will County area. The agency is a recognized leader in providing the support necessary for individuals with disabilities to live and work in the community. In recent years, Cornerstone has expanded services to Kankakee County, as well.

Cornerstone is guided by the belief that people with disabilities are entitled to live in their own communities and make choices for themselves, like everybody else. To this end, Cornerstone employees provide specialized services that empower individuals with as much independence as possible. Some individuals may need a lot of help, while others may need just a little.

The agency’s dedicated staff helps people find and keep jobs, maintain stable housing, and learn to access public transportation and community resources. Group and individual counseling and therapy for mental health needs are also provided by Cornerstone professionals. The organization is guided by an all-volunteer board of directors and has fostered partnerships with other local service providers.


Speakers
PL

Penny Leclercq

Career Counselor, Cornerstone Services


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Crisis Center for South Suburbia
The Crisis Center for South Suburbia has been providing hope and services to victims of domestic violence for 40 years through housing, counseling, advocacy, outreach and prevention programs. While the Crisis Center for South Suburbia was officially incorporated in 1979, the work of the organization actually began in 1976 when a group of dedicated members of the Committee on Women of the Palos Branch of the American Association University Women began to study the issue of domestic violence in the south suburbs. The committee established a “hotline” in Dianne Masters’ kitchen in 1978 and the Crisis Center for South Suburbia was incorporated in 1979. Eight beds were secured at a local community center and professional counselors were hired. A year later, a farmhouse, capable of sheltering nineteen women and children was secured by the agency. Counseling sessions took place on the back porch in the summer, and in the busy living room in colder weather. Staff, volunteers and nineteen clients shared a single bathroom. The need was greater than this small house could accommodate. A capital campaign was initiated in 1989, raising $1.3 million. In 1991, a 35-bed facility built specifically as a shelter for victims of domestic violence was dedicated, and still today stands as a reminder of that early vision.

Today, the Crisis Center for South Suburbia operates a 35-bed emergency shelter and has impacted the lives of more than 60,000 people. With a staff of more than 50 employees and a budget of over four million dollars, the Crisis Center continues to grow while offering free services to Chicago’s south suburban communities.

Speakers
LH

Latasha Hubert

Director of Human Resource/Volunteers, Crisis Center for South Suburbia


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Dot Foods
Robert and Dorothy Tracy founded our company in 1960, with big dreams of starting a family business and streamlining the food supply chain. Sixty years later, we make more products more accessible to more people than ever before. We do this by purchasing large quantities of product from the supplier and storing it in our 12 distribution centers across the country. Our distributor and food processor customers then order our food and non-food items in less-than-truckload (LTL) quantities, which we deliver in as little as two to four days. Our business model, the talents of our 6,400 employees, and the Tracy family's ownership have helped our company become the largest food industry redistributor in North America. But even more importantly, the dream that took shape all those years ago is still driving our partners' businesses forward.

Speakers
AC

Allison Claypoole

HR Administrative Assistant, DOT Foods


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Elite Ambulance Transportation
Our Focus Is You. Providing compassionate care–delivered reliably and efficiently, Elite Ambulance has emerged as a leading ambulance service in the Chicago area. Led by a management team with more than 130 years of ambulance and healthcare industry experience, including prior ownership of the largest private ambulance service in Illinois, our mission is to provide a distinctive brand of “Elite Care” – reliable responsiveness, expert medical assistance, flexibility and extensive resources beyond the call delivered by a team of caring professionals.

Start your rewarding career as a fully licensed EMT through Elite Ambulance courses. With 6+ Training Classes in the Midwest, you’ll receive hands-on, in-depth training from our incredible instructors.

Speakers
JK

Joey Knaperek

Recruiter, Elite Ambulance Transportation


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Employment and Employer Services (E&ES)
E&ES connects individuals, families, and businesses in Chicagoland the resources they need to succeed.  Our programs offer a range of services, from talent recruiting and career development to family support and counseling. We are proud to be a part of efforts to strengthen communities in Chicago, Suburban Cook County, and Will County since 1982.

Speakers
LM

Lisa Maxwell

Business Account Exceutive, South Suburban Cook County American Job Center


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Employment and Employer Services (E&ES) Coaching
E&ES connects individuals, families, and businesses in Chicagoland the resources they need to succeed.  Our programs offer a range of services, from talent recruiting and career development to family support and counseling. We are proud to be a part of efforts to strengthen communities in Chicago, Suburban Cook County, and Will County since 1982.

Speakers
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Shenika Bradley

Youth Career Coach, Employment & Employer Services South Suburban Cook County American Job Center


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Grace Appliances
You depend on appliances for everything from cooling and cooking food to washing and drying clothes, and much more. So, when one of your essential devices conks out on its expected duties, turn to the Chicago Heights professionals that have your home or business covered. At Grace Appliance Repair, we understand that even minor appliance breakdowns can result in major disruptions to your daily life, requiring appliance repair service and maintenance. That’s why we’ve built our family-owned business to answer all your appliance repair needs in one convenient place. Whether you’re searching for residential refrigerator repair, commercial dryer installation, or even reconditioned and used brand-name appliances, your hunt ends here. Simply call or e-mail us today to learn more about our comprehensive appliance repair, installation, and sales services!

Speakers
M

Mack

Manager, Grace Appliances


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Lincoln Tech
Lincoln Tech offers a Medical, Automotive, Electrical, Welding, and Collision and Repair program. Lincoln Tech has been around since 1946 and offers both degree and diploma programs. To be accepted into Lincoln Tech a student needs a high school diploma.

Speakers
DM

David McGuire

Field Admissions Representative, Lincoln Tech


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

National Tube Supply
About National Tube Supply:
National Tube Supply is a distributor of carbon and alloy mechanical steel tubing. We do not manufacture any of the steel tubing in our warehouse; we purchase it from the steel mills in bulk and sell it to our customers. NTS also offers precision cutting services for cut-to-length tubing, with the ability to ship your order within 24 hours. Our steel tubing is used for a large number of applications in agriculture and construction equipment, printing, conveying, machinery, fluid power applications and many more.

Positions at NTS:
Job duties for a Material Handler include but are not limited to:
· Operate forklifts, side loaders, and overhead pendant cranes.
· Measure material using tape measures, calipers and micrometers.
· Learn to properly identify material.
· Safely handle, move, stack, and load material.
· Process orders using our advanced computer systems.
· Follow directions on paperwork including special instructions, and those provided by a supervisor.
· Work in teams
 
Shifts/Hours:
1st 7am-3:30pm
2nd 3pm-11:30pm
3rd 11pm-7:30am
(all with a half hour lunch)
 
Benefits:
· We offer competitive wages and a full benefits package (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Voluntary Life, Accident, and Critical Illness) and a 401(k) plan with company match!
· Our shifts earn a per hour pay differential of $0.50 on 2nd shift and $1.00 on 3rd shift
· Paid Sick and Vacation
· Paid National Holidays

Speakers
CA

Courtney Anderson

HR Coordinator, National Tube Supply


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Nicor Gas
For six decades, Nicor Gas has been serving Illinois customers with clean, safe, reliable and affordable natural gas. As the state’s largest natural gas distributor, and owner and operator of one of the largest natural gas aquifer storage systems in North America, we deliver the comfort and convenience of natural gas to 2.2 million residential, public sector and business customers in more than 650 communities throughout northern Illinois
With 2,000 employees constructing, operating, maintaining and inspecting our nearly 34,000-mile distribution system, the safety of our employees, the public and our pipelines is our highest priority. This commitment is demonstrated in our rigorous operating standards, safety training and monitoring, and our effort to continuously meet and exceed all state and federal regulations.
As an important contributor to the Illinois economy, we are dedicated to investing in programs and initiatives that enrich the community, enhance diversity, invigorate the economy, promote education and support environmental stewardship. We leverage our assets and resources to improve the quality of life for the communities where we live, work and serve.
Nicor Gas offers an array of exciting careers including field and construction operations, engineering, customer service, marketing and communications, accounting and many others.

Speakers
KG

Kevin Gadzala

Senior Coordinator, Nicor Gas
For six decades, Nicor Gas has been serving Illinois customers with clean, safe, reliable and affordable natural gas. As the state’s largest natural gas distributor, and owner and operator of one of the largest natural gas aquifer storage systems in North America, we deliver the... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

RACTSOL Corp
RACTSOL is a Minority-Owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. We represent excellence and diversity. Our workforce embodies that concept and incorporates the very best of professional talent in today’s marketplace. We are focused on providing our customers with highly trained and appropriately cleared IT workforce.  

Speakers
avatar for Antoine Roseman

Antoine Roseman

CEO, RACTSOL Corp
RACTSOL is a Minority-Owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. We represent excellence and diversity. Our workforce embodies that concept and incorporates the very best of professional talent in today’s marketplace. We are focused on providing our customers with highly... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Sertoma Centre
In 1971, three local Sertoma Clubs created a sheltered workshop in Alsip, IL called Sertoma Job Training Center. The purpose of the facility was to create a place for individuals with disabilities to work. The 3,000 square foot facility was built on land donated by the Lombard family and opened with 11 individuals and four staff. In 1987, the name was changed to Sertoma Career Center, and served over 200 consumers. The facility also expanded to 43,800 square feet. Throughout the 1990s, additional programs were added and Residential Services opened Sertoma’s first Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) home. Sertoma Centre opened its second location in 2000, on 127th street in Alsip. This facility is home to sub-contract packaging and training services, developmental training and school transition. After renovations at the 123rd street building were completed in 2002, additional programs such as our Senior Services, Bridge Program, Developmental Training, Administration, Trans-portation and Janitorial Services (J-Team) were expanded or added. In 2009, Sertoma Centre moved its Mental Health Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program to Matteson, Illinois and expanded in 2014 to become a comprehensive community mental health center. In 2016 we opened our first Permanent Supportive Housing unit. We continue to grow and expand our services.

Speakers
LG

Lisa Guardiola

Community Outreach and Education Trainer, Sertoma Centre


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Alabama A&M University
See attachment.

Speakers
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Shaney Harden

District Recruiter, Alabama A&M University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Alabama State University
Alabama State University was founded in 1867, in Marion, Ala., as a school for African-Americans. The school started as the Lincoln Normal School with $500 raised by nine freed slaves now known as the Marion Nine, making ASU one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education founded for black Americans.Today, Alabama State University, located in Montgomery, Ala., is a widely respected, world-class institution of higher learning which welcomes students of all races. We offer 62 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, from our historic teacher education program to our new, high-demand programs in health sciences, new Ph.D. in microbiology  and minor in international business.
The students who attend ASU are as diverse as our academic offerings, with students from more than 40 states and various countries seeking a top-notch education that extends far beyond the walls of a classroom. With a 20 to1 student-faculty ratio, students receive the personal attention, mentoring, encouragement and knowledge needed to achieve their dreams.


At ASU, we know that what happens outside the classroom is an essential part of the college experience. Our students enjoy a vibrant campus community  where they’ll build life-long friendships and find a wide variety of social, cultural and sporting events. We have more than 70 clubs and organizations, including fraternities and sororities, and 18 intercollegiate sports.

Our location in Montgomery, the birthplace of the modern civil rights movement, offers students the unique opportunity to live, learn and grow in a city rich with culture and history. In fact, some of the most notable figures of the civil rights era – including the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, attorney Fred Gray and the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth – are counted among ASU’s many distinguished alumni.
Our 154-year history is a legacy of perseverance, progress and promise. We’re proud of our legacy, and we welcome students to dream, to share their unique gifts and talents, and to take pride in knowing they are part of a rich tradition.

Speakers
DD

Desiree Dixon-Moore

District Recruiter, Alabama State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Jackson State University
Jackson State Mission: The mission of Jackson State University, an HBCU and comprehensive urban research university is to provide quality teaching, research and service at the baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels to diverse populations of students and communities using various modalities to ensure that they are technologically-advanced, ethical, global leaders who think critically and can address societal problems and compete effectively.

Offerings:
90+ AREAS OF STUDY:
45 Undergraduate Programs
34 Master’s Programs
1 Specialist Program
13 Doctoral Programs


Speakers
JC

Janice Citchens

Admissions Counselor & Recruiter, Jackson State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

North Carolina Central University
North Carolina Central University, with a strong tradition of teaching, research, and service, prepares students to become global leaders and practitioners who transform communities. Through a nationally recognized law school, highly acclaimed and innovative programs in the visual and performing arts, sciences, business, humanities, and education programs, NCCU students are engaged problem solvers. Located in the Research Triangle, the University advances research in the biotechnological, biomedical, informational, computational, behavioral, social, and health sciences. Our students enhance the quality of life of citizens and the economic development of North Carolina, the nation, and the world.

Speakers
KD

Kelsey Durham

Admissions Counselor, North Carolina Central University
JH

Jada Hunter

Admissions Counselor, North Carolina Central University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Savannah State University
For years, Savannah State University has been an important part of higher education. As the first public HBCU in Georgia and the first institution of higher learning in the historic city of Savannah, SSU has served this community with distinction while meeting the educational needs of an increasingly diverse student population.
The 201-acre campus is by far the most picturesque in the state of Georgia. The moss-laden sweeping oak trees, expansive marsh, and historic architecture create a resplendent yet tranquil atmosphere. Beneath the beauty and splendor is a vibrant residential campus bursting at the seams with the vim and vigor of quality collegiate life: relevant academic majors, engaging lectures, cutting-edge research, quality student-faculty engagement and a nurturing environment. We invite you to become a part of the SSU family. Please continue your exploration of Savannah State University - both online and in person - and share our excitement.

Speakers
KT

Karsten Tyson

Assistant Director of Admissions, Savannah State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
A brief description of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff:
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) is an 1890 Land-Grant HBCU with a diverse student population, competitive degree offerings and stellar faculty. For more than 140 years, UAPB has worked to create an environment that emphasizes learning, growth and productivity while affording a basic need to its students: a chance to advance.
 
What UAPB has to offer:
UAPB offers certificate and associate degree programs, more than 40 undergraduate and master’s degree programs and a doctoral program in Aquaculture/Fisheries. Students are active in more than 100 organizations, including an internationally renowned Vesper Choir, Marching Musical Machine of the Mid-South Band, concert bands, wind symphony and an accomplished athletics program.

Speakers
DJ

Demetrius Johnson Jr.

Recruiter, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

American Academy of Art College
The American Academy of Art College is a small, private, not-for-profit institution that was founded in 1923. We offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Our curriculum focuses on skills necessary for a professional career in art. The Foundations Program consists of Life Drawing and Fundamentals of Art. These courses are offered to first year students in preparation for the lower and upper division courses in their program. These studies also give students experience in the full artistic process and prepare students for courses in their intended major. Our faculty, most of which are full time, consist of working artists who can give students a perspective of the real world of art. Career Services features career readiness skills such as resume writing, portfolio development and interviewing expertise. Career Services also offers life-time career development and support for employment opportunities.

Our BFA Programs include:
Illustration, Graphic Design, 3D Modeling/Animation, Art Direction, Photography, and Painting


Speakers
PL

Paige Livesay

High School Representative, American Academy of Art College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Aurora University
Aurora University is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. As a teaching-centered institution, we encourage undergraduate and graduate students to discover what it takes to build meaningful and examined lives. The best part? Every incoming freshman accepted to AU gets a scholarship. Join this session to learn more and hear about what it's like to be an AU Spartan.

Speakers
AH

Anna Halvax

Senior Freshman Admissions Counselor, Aurora University
SG

Shannon Gil

Admissions Counselor, Aurora University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Calumet College of St. Joseph
Calumet College of St. Joseph (CCSJ) is a private, four-year Catholic institution, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, offering master’s, bachelor’s, and associate’s degrees. Located blocks from Lake Michigan and minutes from downtown Chicago, we offer a vibrant and stimulating learning environment while remaining affordable and accessible to all students. Our committed faculty are able to connect with students through small class sizes and individualized attention. Our values-based approach, rooted in the Catholic tradition, grounds students in the importance of social justice, service, and community.

CCSJ’s accepting, supportive, community environment empowers our unique student body to explore their passions, embrace their purpose and achieve their goals—be it in the classroom, with our competitive sports teams, among our robust student groups and beyond graduation.

Speakers
KB

Keli Burns

Director of Undergraduate Enrollment, Calumet College of St. Joseph


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Central Michigan University
Central Michigan University is an institution of higher learning. We are a community committed to the pursuit of knowledge, wisdom, discovery, and creativity. We provide student-centered education and foster personal and intellectual growth to prepare students for productive careers, meaningful lives, and responsible citizenship in a global society. We offer over 250 majors for students to learn grow and develop their skills and interests in the field chosen.

Speakers
EJ

Ezra Johnson

Assistant Director of Admissions, Central Michigan University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Chicago State University College of Pharmacy
Chicago State University College of Pharmacy has a 2+4 pathway in place, which allows interested students to complete 2 years of prerequisite coursework and then matriculate into a 4 year professional doctorate program.  Upon completion, the student will obtain a PharmD and will go on to study for the boards (NAPLEX) to get licensed to practice.   Chicago State University offers the prerequisite courses along with other institutions, however interested students can complete the course work at the university/institution of their choice.  We have transfer guides in place aimed to make this process a seamless transition.  Further information can be provided.  

Admissions Highlights:
  • Bachelor's Degree is not required - prerequisite coursework does fulfill many institutions Associates in Science Degree (will provide more detailed information if needed)
  • No PCAT required
  • Successful completion of ALL prerequisite coursework with C+ or better
  • 2.5 GPA Requirement - cumulative, prerequisite, and math and science
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation - Pharmacist + Science Faculty
  • Admissions Requirements/Process: 
  • https://www.csu.edu/collegeofpharmacy/studentaffairs/admissions_requirements.htm
  • Contact: Dr. Tashel Gandhi - tgandhi@csu.edu

Program Highlights:
  • Ranked Top 6% Nationwide for educating underrepresented minority students in pharmacy
  • 96+ Clinical Rotation Contracts and Partnerships with Leaders across the pharmacy setting
  • 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio & small class sizes
  • Over $150K in scholarships awarded to current students
  • Ample Community Outreach opportunities
  • Average Salary: $125,000

Speakers
TG

Tashel Gandhi

PharmD/Director of Recruitment/Admissions Specialist/Alumni Engagement Coordinator, Chicago State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Chicagoland Regional College Program (CRCP)
Chicagoland Regional College Program- The CRCP has helped students avoid student loan debt for 17 years. THe CRCP pays part-time college tuition and provides a monthly bonus to students attending our participating area colleges. Participants also work part-time at UPS in Hodgkins and are paid weekly.

For info/to apply: www.crcprogram.com


Speakers
avatar for Servelure Bostick

Servelure Bostick

Associate Executive Director, Chicagoland Regional College Program
Hello,I'm Servelure Bostick, and I've had the awesome pleasure of "showing students the money" for 16 years. For far too many, college has been a goal, but an unattainable one. Well, if you're willing to work for it, the CRCP is willing to pay for it. That's right!The CRCP has been... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Eastern Illinois University
EIU has a rich tradition of preparing students to accomplish their life goals through a great combination of quality academics, personal relationships, and both on-campus and online opportunities. Get an overview of EIU by visiting EIU at a Glance. https://www.eiu.edu/card/11271

Speakers
avatar for Shijuana Shannon

Shijuana Shannon

Regional Admissions Staff, Eastern Illinois University
Hello! My name is Shijuana ShannonMy Educational Journey includes:B.A. Political Science - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2000)M.A. Inner City Educational Studies - Northeastern Illinois University (2003)Fun Facts:I was inducted in the Chicago Public League Basketball... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Ferris State University
Ferris is a four year public, state University located in Big Rapids, Michigan – about three and a half hours from Chicago.  We DO NOT charge out of state tuition, so Illinois students pay the same as Michigan residents.  We are test optional too!  We have 190 degree granting programs ranging from associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees and doctoral degrees.

Speakers
DS

Deb Savides

Coordinator for Out of State Enrollment, Ferris State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Governors State University
Governors State University (GSU) was founded in 1969 and has grown to become the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving approximately 6,000 students annually in 85 different bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs.

What GSU has to offer

GSU is proud to offer the lowest tuition of any four-year, public university in Illinois. We are committed to guiding students to discover the right degree program to suit their interests, and provide an extensive list of degree programs to prepare students in a variety of fields for the next level of academic achievement. The GSU experience includes a comprehensive student life experience with on-campus housing; club sports and recreation; civic engagement; international student services; more than 70 student clubs and organizations; the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park sculpture park, the Center for Performing Arts and much more.

Speakers
MC

Melinda C Arce-Gudino

Bilingual Recruiting Specialist, Governor's State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Grand Canyon University
Description: Grand Canyon University (GCU) is Arizona's premier, private, Christian university. Located in Phoenix, Az, we offer an affordable, accredited education with more than 200 academic program offerings across nine colleges. GCU prepares learners to become global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators and responsible leaders by providing an academically challenging, values-based curriculum from the context of our Christian heritage. At GCU, you will find a high-class education, state of the art facilities, and endless opportunities for personal and professional growth. To learn more, contact your Admissions Counselor or visit gcu.edu.

Speakers
FF

Fabio Fernandez

University Admissions Counselor, Grand Canyon University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Hawaii Pacific University
Hawai‘i Pacific University is an international learning community set in the rich cultural context of Hawai‘i. Students from around the world join us for an American education built on a liberal arts foundation. Our innovative undergraduate and graduate programs anticipate the changing needs of the community and prepare our graduates to live, work, and learn as active members of a global society. We are a private university with 4,000 undergraduates and over 45+ majors, including Marine Biology, Environmental Sciences, Business, Nursing, Engineering, Multimedia, and many more!  

Speakers
SP

Suzy Prenovost

Associate Director of Admission, Hawaii Pacific University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Illinois College
Illinois College is a liberal arts college located in Jacksonville, Illinois.  Our college prides itself on learning students do inside the classroom but also the learning they are a part of outside of the classroom. This means every first-year student has the opportunity to participate in an internship in their major. Internships allow students to apply the learning in the classroom to the real world and allows students to get an idea of what it would be like to work in the field of their interest.  Textbooks are also included in our tuition. We are the only college outside of Chicago that is works with the Dream US scholarship to offer financial aid to undocumented immigrants. We are a D1 school and some of our sports include football, basketball, softball, baseball, volleyball, track and field, golf, tennis, esports, drumline, cheer, and dance. We have over 50 different majors and programs to include education, sports management, computer science, engineering, criminal justice, biology, chemistry, and nursing. Our nursing lab has simulations that allow students to gain hands-on experience before their clinicals. We also have a variety of pre-professional tracks that include law, pre-med, physical therapy, occupational therapy, dentistry, and veterinary.

We have in-person and virtual visits and we already encourage students to visit campus. We look forward to meeting with you.

Speakers
YA

Yesenia Abreu

Admission Counselor, Illinois College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Illinois State University
Illinois State University is a mid-size public university located in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois-about two hours south of Chicagoland-that works as a growing diverse community of scholars with a commitment to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. Illinois State offers over 150 majors, 400+ student organizations, and many research & internship opportunities. Popular majors on campus include business, nursing, and education.

Speakers
DS

Derrick Small

Regional Admissions Counselor, Illinois State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Indiana State University
Indiana State University offers more than 100 majors & minors, over 75 Graduate and Professional programs, and over 70 online programs. We are a mid-sized institution, with an enrollment of about 11,000 students. More than ¾ of our classes have less than 30 students. We are proud of the fact that we are the most diverse residential student population in Indiana. Indiana State University has 15 NCAA Division I athletics teams and are part of the Missouri Valley Conference. We also offer competitive club and intramural sports. In addition, we have over 260 clubs & organizations, including 28 chapters of National Greek Life. We are a research institution & a teaching college.

You may be wondering about our general admission requirements. We are test-optional for general admission. Our average student comes to us with a 3.3 GPA. Students from Illinois who are unconditionally admitted will automatically receive the Midwest Consortium Scholarship which discounts tuition to $11,942. And those students who are admitted with a 3.0 or higher also may receive the Illinois Achievement Scholarship of $2000, which once applied, lowers your tuition down to $9,942 – just in reach of in-state cost. We offer a lot of other scholarships that are stackable & renewable. Our competitive scholarships are great! Some, like our President’s Scholarship, include complete in-state tuition, room & board & a stipend to study abroad!
ISU boasts more than 100 academic majors. Some of our most popular majors and our unique key programs include our nationally ranking Business program that includes Insurance and Risk Management, our fantastic Cybercriminology and Criminal Justice which happens to be our most popular majors. Another key program is our well-known Communication Sciences and Disorders major which was formerly known as Speech Pathology program. We offer Engineering & Engineering Technology programs such as Packaging Engineering Technology, has 100% job placement. We are also well known for Psychology that can lead right into our grad program as early as your sophomore year. Our Aviation, Nursing, Health & Pre-Professional Sciences are some of our other fantastic majors, but more competitive, which require additional applications for admittance. Included in that extra application step, being a teaching college, of course we have an array of fabulous Education majors. Our grads enjoy a 99% placement and on average they earn a starting salary of $57 thousand dollars. If you love the coziness of a small town, but want the convenience of city life, Terre Haute, IN is the college town for you! Terre Haute is settled along the banks of the Wabash River. Terre Haute also celebrates its rich history and brims with cultural activities and parks. Our 435 acre campus is located at the northern part of downtown. It contains tons of lush trees, and an award-winning, sustainable landscape.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Winker

Lisa Winker

Chicago Regional Admission Coordinator, Indiana State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
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9:07am CST

Indiana University Northwest
Indiana University Northwest (IU Northwest) is a public university established in 1963 as a regional
campus of Indiana University. The campus is located approximately 10 miles from IL/IN Boarder via
I80/94. Students will find more than 70-degree programs, 20 graduate degrees, more than 60 student
clubs and organizations to choose from and 10 winning RedHawk athletic teams to root for. IU
Northwest is also home to one of Northwest Indian’s top business schools and only medical school.
IU Northwest costs less than many other four-year colleges in Illinois. ILLINOIS RESIDENTS do not pay out
of state tuition! We offer Illinois students a special tuition rate that’s nearly 40% less than IU out-of-
state tuition—a savings of nearly $9,000 per year. With the Midwest Student Exchange Program Illinois
residents will pay around $11,400 per year to attend IU Northwest.
Art lovers will not be disappointed on our campus because of our three story 126,300 square foot Arts &
Sciences building completed in 2017. Fine Art students have plenty of space in this building to display
their work and hone talents. Performing Arts students can craft their artistic skills on center stage
within the state-of-the art 500 seat theatre. Come an see what more IU Northwest has to offer.

Speakers
avatar for Antoine Hawkins

Antoine Hawkins

Admissions Counselor, Indiana University Northwest
Indiana University Northwest (IU Northwest) is a public university established in 1963 as a regional campus of Indiana University. The campus is located approximately 30 miles southeast of Chicago in Gary, Indiana. Traditional and non-traditional learners will find more than 70-degree... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Kent State University
Kent State University is one of 91 public doctoral universities with high research activity, as categorized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Kent State is the highest-ranking public university in Northern Ohio on the Top Public Schools and Best National Universities lists by U.S. News & World Report. With eight campuses spanning Northeast Ohio, a College of Podiatric Medicine, a Twinsburg Academic Center and academic sites in major world cities, such as New York City, Geneva and Florence, Kent State is one of Ohio’s leading public universities and a major educational, economic and cultural resource far beyond the Northeast Ohio region it has served since 1910.

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Sandy Henert

Admission Counselor, Kent State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Northern Illinois University
Northern Illinois University's vision is to be an engine for innovation to advance social mobility; promote personal, professional and intellectual growth; and transform the world through research, artistry, teaching and outreach.

The mission of Northern Illinois University is to empower students through educational excellence and experiential learning as we pursue knowledge, share our research and artistry, and engage communities for the benefit of the region, state, nation and world.
In pursuing our vision and fulfilling our mission, we value and practice:
  • Curiosity and creativity.
    • We provide our students active learning experiences.
    • We champion innovation.
    • We commit our resources to supporting students, faculty and staff in their research, artistry and professional development.
  • Equity and inclusion.
    • We seek and are strengthened by the diverse perspectives and experiences of our university community members.
    • We use an inclusive decision-making process.
    • We appreciate and respect every member of our community.
  • Ethics and integrity.
    • We prepare our students to become global leaders who work to build a better society.
    • We model ethical behavior in and out of the classroom.
    • We are transparent and accountable to our stakeholders.
  • Service and stewardship.
    • We serve society and confront local, national and global challenges through collaborations that improve our learning, teaching and research.
    • We make accessible the knowledge and resources we create.
    • We promote our students' success through advising and mentoring.

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Ty Garland

Transfer Admission Counselor, Northern Illinois University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Ohio University
Ohio University is Ohio’s first university, established in 1804. We are a four-year, public, and research institution with Division I athletics. We offer more than 250 academic programs, with minors and certificates to complement any major. Students live, learn, and grow on our classic residential campus in Athens, Ohio, #1 Best College Small Town (USA Today/10Best).

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Stacy Oliver

Regional Recruitment Manager, Ohio University
Ohio University is Ohio’s first university, established in 1804. We are a four-year, public, and research institution with Division I athletics. We offer more than 250 academic programs, with minors and certificates to complement any major. Students live, learn, and grow on our... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
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9:07am CST

Prairie State College - Child Development
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La Tia Collins

Assistant Professor/Coordinator Child Development, Prairie State College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Prairie State College - Department of Health and Industrial Technology
Industrial technology encompasses jobs that are involved with the operation, management, and maintenance of the complex technological systems found in almost any industry or facility. Prairie State College’s Industrial Technology programs offer students an opportunity to explore a broad number of career choices depending on their skills and interests.

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Jessica Hanson

Assistant Professor of Nursing, Prairie State College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
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9:07am CST

Prairie State College - General Overview
Prairie State College is a two-year community college (located in Chicago Heights, Il) offering associate degrees, technical and career certificates, and adult, corporate, and continuing education.



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Gabriella Diestelmeier

Recruitment & Outreach Specialist, Early College Advisor, Prairie State College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
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9:07am CST

Prairie State College - Information Technology
Information technology plays a critical role in the work of all major industries as well as being a distinct industry on its own. From entry-level technicians to computer scientists to chief information officers, there are limitless career possibilities. The Prairie State College Information Technology faculty are recognized experts in their field, with advanced teaching credentials and professional experience. They are dedicated instructors who are willing to work individually with students to help them succeed.

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Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
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9:07am CST

Prairie State College - Surgical Technology
A Surgical Technologist, is an essential, high demand career, that works in the operating room. Students will complete this program with an AAS degree and are eligible to take the national certification exam. (NBSTSA) Once prerequisite courses are completed, the program begins each Fall and lasts three semesters. A Surgical Technologist prepares the operating room and assists the surgeon during surgery. We are known to be the experts in making sure instruments in the operating room are sterile, in order to ensure safety for not only the surgeon, but also the patient.

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Heather Pevion

Assistant Professor/Coordinator, Surgical Technology, Prairie State College
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Monique Campbell

Clinical Coordinator, Prairie State College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Prairie State College - Work Force Equity Initiative Grant
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Brian Stanley

Program Manager, Prairie State College
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Denise Redick

Outreach Coordinator, Prairie State College
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LeLonna Goodson

Retention Advisor, Prairie State College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Prairie State College - Workforce Development & Community Education
Prairie State College is a two-year community college offering associate degrees, technical and career certificates, and adult, corporate, and continuing education. Prairie State College is one of the 39 community college districts (comprising 48 colleges) in Illinois. Prairie State College was the first Illinois community college to guarantee all credits will transfer to other Illinois colleges and universities, an assurance that has grown through the Illinois Articulation Initiative.

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Alisha Clark

Executive Director, Prairie State College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Purdue University Northwest
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community.

Diverse, hard-working and innovative, Purdue University Northwest is where academic excellence meets real-world experience. Sitting between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores, we bring together students from next door and those from halfway across the world to learn, grow, and excel.

Our university will help you build the tools to #PowerOnward and thrive in your career of choice. PNW has two campuses committed to small classes and hands-on learning. PNW’s five colleges offer more than 70 areas of study for undergraduate and graduate students. We’re accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and we’re consistently recognized among the best regional universities in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.

Our emphasis on research and applied learning opportunities means our students graduate ready for the next phase of their lives.

At Purdue University Northwest, we go beyond the classroom, walking the extra mile with students to empower confidence and encourage real-world experiences. We push beyond the boundaries of innovation to drive engagement and make an impact in Northwest Indiana and the world at large.

Session Description:
Join a live webinar where an admissions counselor will highlight majors, campus locations, the admission process and the PNW student experience. Ask questions through chat and see how PNW will help you Power Onward!


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Stephen Piggee II

Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Purdue University Northwest


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Roosevelt University
For over 70 years, Roosevelt University has been a transformative place helping students from all walks of life achieve their educational goals.  With over 70 programs spanning 6 different colleges, students will be able to immerse themselves in their program both in and out of the classroom while also having some flexibility to explore other interests.  Roosevelt also has over 50 student organization and 25 sports teams, allowing students to opportunity to engage with other students outside of the classroom.  

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Abel Amezcua

Roosevelt University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
SIUE is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose to shape a changing world. Built on the foundation of a broad-based, high-quality education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live.Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottom land and only a short drive from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 13,000.

SIUE awards degrees in undergraduate and graduate programs encompassing the arts, sciences, nursing, education, health, human behavior, business and engineering. The Schools of Dental Medicine and Pharmacy award first-professional doctoral degrees in dental medicine (DMD) and pharmacy (PharmD). Doctoral programs are available in nursing practice and educational leadership. Cooperative PhD programs in history, environmental resources and policy, engineering science, and computer science are offered with SIU Carbondale.

SIUE is an NCAA Division I member of the Ohio Valley Conference, as well as the Mid-American Conference (MAC) as affiliate members in the sports of men's soccer and wrestling.

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Stephen Wilke

Chicago Regional Admissions Coordinator, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

St. Ambrose University
Founded in 1882, St. Ambrose University is a private, Catholic, comprehensive university in Davenport, Iowa that is grounded in liberal arts, academic excellence, social justice and service.

With an average student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1 and an average class size of 20, our professors know their students on a personal level! At Ambrose, our 3000 students spend their time learning from some of the best academic minds in the world. Our professors pride themselves on going above and beyond textbooks to provide students with personalized instruction, assistance in choosing their courses through individualized advising, and mentoring to help prepare our students for graduate school or employment after graduation.

We offer more than 60 majors with the flexibility to mix majors, minors, and electives to match students' interests. Our spirited community is known for its athletics (SAU tops the NAIA with 20 scholar-teams!), special events, and outstanding residence halls. As a recognized College of Distinction, St. Ambrose inspires students with a stimulating academic environment while providing a multitude of opportunities that will support them throughout the professional world.


Speakers
avatar for Jill Holubetz

Jill Holubetz

Senior Admissions Counselor, St. Ambrose University
My name is Jill and I am a Senior Admissions Counselor at St. Ambrose University. While I am regionally located in the Chicagoland area, I am a direct liaison to campus for all of my students! Searching for colleges isn’t always an easy process, especially if prospective students... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

The University of Arizona
At the University of Arizona, imagination fuels all that we do. It’s what pushes us to make the unreal real, and what will inspire you as an Arizona Wildcat.

Established in 1885, Arizona is the state’s super land-grant university with two medical schools, producing graduates who are ready to take on today’s most pressing challenges. We offer a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio, more than 100 undergraduate majors, and a wide variety of free student support services. Whether it’s through research projects, internships or volunteer opportunities, all students are encouraged to apply their classroom knowledge in new settings to gain valuable career experience before they graduate.

Our palm tree-lined campus located in Tucson, Arizona, where 300+ days of sunshine annually inspire year-round fun and outdoor activities. Plus, a thriving campus life featuring 600+ student clubs and organizations offers countless ways to get involved, explore your passions and make a difference.

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Emily Martinez

Regional Recruiter, The University of Arizona


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

University College Dublin
Welcome to University College Dublin, Ireland’s #1 university, and most popular destination for international students. UCD is home to over 18,000 undergraduate students, 25% of whom hail from outside of Ireland. UCD is ranked #1 in Ireland by US News & World Report and is in the top 1% of higher education institutes worldwide. Located in one of the safest and most welcoming cities in the world, UCD’s main campus offers state-of-the-art learning and living facilities, near to the bustling city center and Ireland’s major business hubs.
Check out our UCD 3D Virtual Tour: https://www.ucd.ie/global/study-at-ucd/campustours/.

Speakers
avatar for Bridget Troy

Bridget Troy

Admissions Counselor, University College Dublin
Welcome to University College Dublin, Ireland’s global university, and most popular destination for international students. UCD is home to over 18,000 undergraduate students, 25% of whom hail from outside of Ireland. UCD is ranked #1 in Ireland by US News & World Report and is in... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
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9:07am CST

University of Illinois at Chicago - College of Business Administration
“We are a land granted 4 year, state school with a “Research 1 classification”. We are affordable and located 2 hours south of Chicago land with 150+ majors to offer.”

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Tikia Travis

College Recruiter, UIC Business


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

University of Illinois Springfield
The University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) is apart of the the world class University of Illinois system. Located in the heart of the state capital, UIS offers 31 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 1 doctoral program.  

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Ben Webb

Admissions Counselor, University of Illinois - Springfield


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Western Illinois University
Western Illinois University is a mid-size, public university in Macomb, IL, about four hours from Chicago. WIU offers over 60 different major options for our students including: Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Nursing, Broadcasting, Engineering, Business, and many other great programs. WIU awards more than $10 million in scholarships each year, including automatic scholarships for students who visit campus (virtually or in-person), live in the Chicago area, and have a 3.3 GPA or higher. WIU offers 250 different student organizations, a Multicultural Center, Student Recreation Center, and NCAA Division 1 athletics for students to get involved in.  

Speakers
avatar for Kate Romanaggi

Kate Romanaggi

Admissions Counselor, Western Illinois University
Western Illinois University is a mid-size, public university in Macomb, IL, about four hours from Chicago. WIU offers over 60 different major options for our students including: Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Nursing, Broadcasting, Engineering, Business, and many other... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

John Amico School of Hair Design
Why Choose John Amico?
We graduate some of the most professional, creative, confident,technically proficient and "salon ready" graduates in the cosmetology industry.

Be Part of the Proud Stylist who Attend The John Amico School because of State Of The Art "Cosmetology Educations, "and many are very successful celebrity stylists and salon owners. John Amico is recognized by
thousands of salon owners in the US for education as well organic hair and skin products along with organic hair color, keratin perms, barbering nails, skin care, extensions, chemicals and relaxers. The New Expanded Campus agives the student 18,000 sq ft of Utlra new equipment and High Tech education with online training 24/7 Video and course work for Salon readiness and Being on the cutting edge of trendy and fashionable beauty care.

John Amico National Conventions and Shows offer Exposure and Networking with Great Stylists and Salon Owners. John Amico is well respected as Top Artists and Salon Business Owner. Greatest Value with most affordable tuition for such a National Fashion Forward advanced curriculum. The Of the Busiest and Best School Salons where client come for the best work. John Amico has clients who want the best work and they get it from some of the busiest students who can do men and woman haircutting, highlighting, hair coloring, keratin treatments, hairstyling, nails, esthetics and chemical texturizing.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Morales

Amy Morales

Admissions Specialist, John Amico School of Hair Design
Hello!!We are excited to be meeting with you! We will be giving you a tour of our programs. There will be many aspects of your schooling, at John Amico, that we will be going over If, you find that your question has not been addressed. Feel free to send it in the Chat. These will... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

LiUNA Chicagoland Laborers District Council Training and Apprentice Fund
The LiUNA Chicagoland Laborers’ District Council Training & Apprentice Fund was established in the summer of 1986. The program was designed to provide something vital: training and education for Laborers working under the Chicagoland District Council collective bargaining agreement. While its primary goal has remained the same, it has matured into a program that not only warrants respect, but has fostered meaningful labor education. The staff is open to developing training courses to meet the specific needs of either the Contractor or Union membership. It is a place where people work together to learn and grow with the ever-evolving industry standards.

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Alfredo Ascencio

Apprentice Coordinator


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
Online

9:07am CST

Local 150 ASIP
Local 150's training center is situated on 300-plus acres in Wilmington, IL. The center boasts 342,000 square feet of space housing an indoor training area, almost 200 pieces of heavy equipment, 30 classrooms, construction material testing lab, state of the art welding facility, equipment simulator lab, a 200-seat auditorium, and much more. Instructors are available to members six days a week, Monday through Saturday, except holidays.

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Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
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9:07am CST

Michigan Technological University
Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 54 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan's Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.

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Christine Grotzke

Associate Director of Admissions, Michigan Technological University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
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9:07am CST

Molex
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Jennifer Kelly

Operations Manager, Molex


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
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9:07am CST

Olive-Harvey College
Olive-Harvey College programs include associate degrees, basic and advanced certificates, adult education and special interest courses. Associate degree, certificate and short-term training programs are offered to prepare students to transfer to bachelor's degree programs or to move directly into the workforce.
Our College to Careers focus is a number of programs in transportation, distribution and logistics (TDL) – one of the region’s fastest growing industry segments. The curriculum’s focus on key modes of transportation such as air, rail and road will help to prepare students for the 110,000 TDL jobs anticipated in the Chicagoland region over the next decade.  A $45M TDL facility was completed last year to produce the highly-skilled professionals needed to meet future industry demand.

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Marcus Troutman

Recruiter, Olive-Harvey College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
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9:07am CST

One Million Degrees
One Million Degrees is a student success program designed to support students academically, financially, professionally, and personally while they are enrolled at the community colleges. Long story short, we pay students to go to school! We are more than just a scholarship for students, we provide students with all the skills they need to be successful after they graduate from the community colleges. If you are interested in becoming an OMD scholar, please come to our Zoom meeting or visit us at onemilliondegrees.org.

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Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
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9:07am CST

Texas Tech University
Texas Tech is a 4 year public institution in Lubbock, TX. We have over 40,000 students. We offer over 150 different academic programs within 10 different Colleges. We are the only school in Texas with an Undergraduate, Graduate, Medical School and Law School on campus, in addition to a new Vet school. We are the in big 12 Division one where school spirit and tradition is strong!

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Molly Niemczyk

Senior Admissions Counselor, Texas Tech University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
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9:07am CST

United States Air Force
The US Air Force provides career opportunities with comprehensive benefits such as full health insurance, $4,500 in free tuition assistance, travel. Aside from monetary benefits the US Air Force provides discipline, adventure, and lifelong friends and experiences.




Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
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9:07am CST

US Navy

Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:07am - 9:17am CST
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9:17am CST

Cornerstone Services
Since 1969, Cornerstone Services has been an advocate for people with disabilities in Joliet and greater Will County area. The agency is a recognized leader in providing the support necessary for individuals with disabilities to live and work in the community. In recent years, Cornerstone has expanded services to Kankakee County, as well.

Cornerstone is guided by the belief that people with disabilities are entitled to live in their own communities and make choices for themselves, like everybody else. To this end, Cornerstone employees provide specialized services that empower individuals with as much independence as possible. Some individuals may need a lot of help, while others may need just a little.

The agency’s dedicated staff helps people find and keep jobs, maintain stable housing, and learn to access public transportation and community resources. Group and individual counseling and therapy for mental health needs are also provided by Cornerstone professionals. The organization is guided by an all-volunteer board of directors and has fostered partnerships with other local service providers.


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Penny Leclercq

Career Counselor, Cornerstone Services


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:17am - 9:27am CST
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9:17am CST

Crisis Center for South Suburbia
The Crisis Center for South Suburbia has been providing hope and services to victims of domestic violence for 40 years through housing, counseling, advocacy, outreach and prevention programs. While the Crisis Center for South Suburbia was officially incorporated in 1979, the work of the organization actually began in 1976 when a group of dedicated members of the Committee on Women of the Palos Branch of the American Association University Women began to study the issue of domestic violence in the south suburbs. The committee established a “hotline” in Dianne Masters’ kitchen in 1978 and the Crisis Center for South Suburbia was incorporated in 1979. Eight beds were secured at a local community center and professional counselors were hired. A year later, a farmhouse, capable of sheltering nineteen women and children was secured by the agency. Counseling sessions took place on the back porch in the summer, and in the busy living room in colder weather. Staff, volunteers and nineteen clients shared a single bathroom. The need was greater than this small house could accommodate. A capital campaign was initiated in 1989, raising $1.3 million. In 1991, a 35-bed facility built specifically as a shelter for victims of domestic violence was dedicated, and still today stands as a reminder of that early vision.

Today, the Crisis Center for South Suburbia operates a 35-bed emergency shelter and has impacted the lives of more than 60,000 people. With a staff of more than 50 employees and a budget of over four million dollars, the Crisis Center continues to grow while offering free services to Chicago’s south suburban communities.

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Latasha Hubert

Director of Human Resource/Volunteers, Crisis Center for South Suburbia


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:17am - 9:27am CST
Online

9:17am CST

Dot Foods
Robert and Dorothy Tracy founded our company in 1960, with big dreams of starting a family business and streamlining the food supply chain. Sixty years later, we make more products more accessible to more people than ever before. We do this by purchasing large quantities of product from the supplier and storing it in our 12 distribution centers across the country. Our distributor and food processor customers then order our food and non-food items in less-than-truckload (LTL) quantities, which we deliver in as little as two to four days. Our business model, the talents of our 6,400 employees, and the Tracy family's ownership have helped our company become the largest food industry redistributor in North America. But even more importantly, the dream that took shape all those years ago is still driving our partners' businesses forward.

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Allison Claypoole

HR Administrative Assistant, DOT Foods


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:17am - 9:27am CST
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9:17am CST

Elite Ambulance Transportation
Our Focus Is You. Providing compassionate care–delivered reliably and efficiently, Elite Ambulance has emerged as a leading ambulance service in the Chicago area. Led by a management team with more than 130 years of ambulance and healthcare industry experience, including prior ownership of the largest private ambulance service in Illinois, our mission is to provide a distinctive brand of “Elite Care” – reliable responsiveness, expert medical assistance, flexibility and extensive resources beyond the call delivered by a team of caring professionals.

Start your rewarding career as a fully licensed EMT through Elite Ambulance courses. With 6+ Training Classes in the Midwest, you’ll receive hands-on, in-depth training from our incredible instructors.

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Joey Knaperek

Recruiter, Elite Ambulance Transportation


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:17am - 9:27am CST
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9:17am CST

Employment and Employer Services (E&ES)
E&ES connects individuals, families, and businesses in Chicagoland the resources they need to succeed.  Our programs offer a range of services, from talent recruiting and career development to family support and counseling. We are proud to be a part of efforts to strengthen communities in Chicago, Suburban Cook County, and Will County since 1982.

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Lisa Maxwell

Business Account Exceutive, South Suburban Cook County American Job Center


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:17am - 9:27am CST
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9:17am CST

Employment and Employer Services (E&ES) Coaching
E&ES connects individuals, families, and businesses in Chicagoland the resources they need to succeed.  Our programs offer a range of services, from talent recruiting and career development to family support and counseling. We are proud to be a part of efforts to strengthen communities in Chicago, Suburban Cook County, and Will County since 1982.

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Shenika Bradley

Youth Career Coach, Employment & Employer Services South Suburban Cook County American Job Center


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:17am - 9:27am CST
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9:17am CST

Grace Appliances
You depend on appliances for everything from cooling and cooking food to washing and drying clothes, and much more. So, when one of your essential devices conks out on its expected duties, turn to the Chicago Heights professionals that have your home or business covered. At Grace Appliance Repair, we understand that even minor appliance breakdowns can result in major disruptions to your daily life, requiring appliance repair service and maintenance. That’s why we’ve built our family-owned business to answer all your appliance repair needs in one convenient place. Whether you’re searching for residential refrigerator repair, commercial dryer installation, or even reconditioned and used brand-name appliances, your hunt ends here. Simply call or e-mail us today to learn more about our comprehensive appliance repair, installation, and sales services!

Speakers
M

Mack

Manager, Grace Appliances


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:17am - 9:27am CST
Online

9:17am CST

Lincoln Tech
Lincoln Tech offers a Medical, Automotive, Electrical, Welding, and Collision and Repair program. Lincoln Tech has been around since 1946 and offers both degree and diploma programs. To be accepted into Lincoln Tech a student needs a high school diploma.

Speakers
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David McGuire

Field Admissions Representative, Lincoln Tech


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:17am - 9:27am CST
Online

9:17am CST

National Tube Supply
About National Tube Supply:
National Tube Supply is a distributor of carbon and alloy mechanical steel tubing. We do not manufacture any of the steel tubing in our warehouse; we purchase it from the steel mills in bulk and sell it to our customers. NTS also offers precision cutting services for cut-to-length tubing, with the ability to ship your order within 24 hours. Our steel tubing is used for a large number of applications in agriculture and construction equipment, printing, conveying, machinery, fluid power applications and many more.

Positions at NTS:
Job duties for a Material Handler include but are not limited to:
· Operate forklifts, side loaders, and overhead pendant cranes.
· Measure material using tape measures, calipers and micrometers.
· Learn to properly identify material.
· Safely handle, move, stack, and load material.
· Process orders using our advanced computer systems.
· Follow directions on paperwork including special instructions, and those provided by a supervisor.
· Work in teams
 
Shifts/Hours:
1st 7am-3:30pm
2nd 3pm-11:30pm
3rd 11pm-7:30am
(all with a half hour lunch)
 
Benefits:
· We offer competitive wages and a full benefits package (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Voluntary Life, Accident, and Critical Illness) and a 401(k) plan with company match!
· Our shifts earn a per hour pay differential of $0.50 on 2nd shift and $1.00 on 3rd shift
· Paid Sick and Vacation
· Paid National Holidays

Speakers
CA

Courtney Anderson

HR Coordinator, National Tube Supply


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:17am - 9:27am CST
Online

9:17am CST

Nicor Gas
For six decades, Nicor Gas has been serving Illinois customers with clean, safe, reliable and affordable natural gas. As the state’s largest natural gas distributor, and owner and operator of one of the largest natural gas aquifer storage systems in North America, we deliver the comfort and convenience of natural gas to 2.2 million residential, public sector and business customers in more than 650 communities throughout northern Illinois
With 2,000 employees constructing, operating, maintaining and inspecting our nearly 34,000-mile distribution system, the safety of our employees, the public and our pipelines is our highest priority. This commitment is demonstrated in our rigorous operating standards, safety training and monitoring, and our effort to continuously meet and exceed all state and federal regulations.
As an important contributor to the Illinois economy, we are dedicated to investing in programs and initiatives that enrich the community, enhance diversity, invigorate the economy, promote education and support environmental stewardship. We leverage our assets and resources to improve the quality of life for the communities where we live, work and serve.
Nicor Gas offers an array of exciting careers including field and construction operations, engineering, customer service, marketing and communications, accounting and many others.

Speakers
KG

Kevin Gadzala

Senior Coordinator, Nicor Gas
For six decades, Nicor Gas has been serving Illinois customers with clean, safe, reliable and affordable natural gas. As the state’s largest natural gas distributor, and owner and operator of one of the largest natural gas aquifer storage systems in North America, we deliver the... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:17am - 9:27am CST
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9:17am CST

RACTSOL Corp
RACTSOL is a Minority-Owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. We represent excellence and diversity. Our workforce embodies that concept and incorporates the very best of professional talent in today’s marketplace. We are focused on providing our customers with highly trained and appropriately cleared IT workforce.  

Speakers
avatar for Antoine Roseman

Antoine Roseman

CEO, RACTSOL Corp
RACTSOL is a Minority-Owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. We represent excellence and diversity. Our workforce embodies that concept and incorporates the very best of professional talent in today’s marketplace. We are focused on providing our customers with highly... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:17am - 9:27am CST
Online

9:17am CST

Sertoma Centre
In 1971, three local Sertoma Clubs created a sheltered workshop in Alsip, IL called Sertoma Job Training Center. The purpose of the facility was to create a place for individuals with disabilities to work. The 3,000 square foot facility was built on land donated by the Lombard family and opened with 11 individuals and four staff. In 1987, the name was changed to Sertoma Career Center, and served over 200 consumers. The facility also expanded to 43,800 square feet. Throughout the 1990s, additional programs were added and Residential Services opened Sertoma’s first Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) home. Sertoma Centre opened its second location in 2000, on 127th street in Alsip. This facility is home to sub-contract packaging and training services, developmental training and school transition. After renovations at the 123rd street building were completed in 2002, additional programs such as our Senior Services, Bridge Program, Developmental Training, Administration, Trans-portation and Janitorial Services (J-Team) were expanded or added. In 2009, Sertoma Centre moved its Mental Health Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program to Matteson, Illinois and expanded in 2014 to become a comprehensive community mental health center. In 2016 we opened our first Permanent Supportive Housing unit. We continue to grow and expand our services.

Speakers
LG

Lisa Guardiola

Community Outreach and Education Trainer, Sertoma Centre


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:17am - 9:27am CST
Online

9:17am CST

Alabama A&M University
See attachment.

Speakers
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Shaney Harden

District Recruiter, Alabama A&M University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:17am - 9:27am CST
Online

9:17am CST

Alabama State University
Alabama State University was founded in 1867, in Marion, Ala., as a school for African-Americans. The school started as the Lincoln Normal School with $500 raised by nine freed slaves now known as the Marion Nine, making ASU one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education founded for black Americans.Today, Alabama State University, located in Montgomery, Ala., is a widely respected, world-class institution of higher learning which welcomes students of all races. We offer 62 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, from our historic teacher education program to our new, high-demand programs in health sciences, new Ph.D. in microbiology  and minor in international business.
The students who attend ASU are as diverse as our academic offerings, with students from more than 40 states and various countries seeking a top-notch education that extends far beyond the walls of a classroom. With a 20 to1 student-faculty ratio, students receive the personal attention, mentoring, encouragement and knowledge needed to achieve their dreams.


At ASU, we know that what happens outside the classroom is an essential part of the college experience. Our students enjoy a vibrant campus community  where they’ll build life-long friendships and find a wide variety of social, cultural and sporting events. We have more than 70 clubs and organizations, including fraternities and sororities, and 18 intercollegiate sports.

Our location in Montgomery, the birthplace of the modern civil rights movement, offers students the unique opportunity to live, learn and grow in a city rich with culture and history. In fact, some of the most notable figures of the civil rights era – including the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, attorney Fred Gray and the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth – are counted among ASU’s many distinguished alumni.
Our 154-year history is a legacy of perseverance, progress and promise. We’re proud of our legacy, and we welcome students to dream, to share their unique gifts and talents, and to take pride in knowing they are part of a rich tradition.

Speakers
DD

Desiree Dixon-Moore

District Recruiter, Alabama State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:17am - 9:27am CST
Online

9:17am CST

Jackson State University
Jackson State Mission: The mission of Jackson State University, an HBCU and comprehensive urban research university is to provide quality teaching, research and service at the baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels to diverse populations of students and communities using various modalities to ensure that they are technologically-advanced, ethical, global leaders who think critically and can address societal problems and compete effectively.

Offerings:
90+ AREAS OF STUDY:
45 Undergraduate Programs
34 Master’s Programs
1 Specialist Program
13 Doctoral Programs


Speakers
JC

Janice Citchens

Admissions Counselor & Recruiter, Jackson State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:17am - 9:27am CST
Online

9:17am CST

North Carolina Central University
North Carolina Central University, with a strong tradition of teaching, research, and service, prepares students to become global leaders and practitioners who transform communities. Through a nationally recognized law school, highly acclaimed and innovative programs in the visual and performing arts, sciences, business, humanities, and education programs, NCCU students are engaged problem solvers. Located in the Research Triangle, the University advances research in the biotechnological, biomedical, informational, computational, behavioral, social, and health sciences. Our students enhance the quality of life of citizens and the economic development of North Carolina, the nation, and the world.

Speakers
KD

Kelsey Durham

Admissions Counselor, North Carolina Central University
JH

Jada Hunter

Admissions Counselor, North Carolina Central University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:17am - 9:27am CST
Online

9:17am CST

Savannah State University
For years, Savannah State University has been an important part of higher education. As the first public HBCU in Georgia and the first institution of higher learning in the historic city of Savannah, SSU has served this community with distinction while meeting the educational needs of an increasingly diverse student population.
The 201-acre campus is by far the most picturesque in the state of Georgia. The moss-laden sweeping oak trees, expansive marsh, and historic architecture create a resplendent yet tranquil atmosphere. Beneath the beauty and splendor is a vibrant residential campus bursting at the seams with the vim and vigor of quality collegiate life: relevant academic majors, engaging lectures, cutting-edge research, quality student-faculty engagement and a nurturing environment. We invite you to become a part of the SSU family. Please continue your exploration of Savannah State University - both online and in person - and share our excitement.

Speakers
KT

Karsten Tyson

Assistant Director of Admissions, Savannah State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:17am - 9:27am CST
Online

9:17am CST

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
A brief description of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff:
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) is an 1890 Land-Grant HBCU with a diverse student population, competitive degree offerings and stellar faculty. For more than 140 years, UAPB has worked to create an environment that emphasizes learning, growth and productivity while affording a basic need to its students: a chance to advance.
 
What UAPB has to offer:
UAPB offers certificate and associate degree programs, more than 40 undergraduate and master’s degree programs and a doctoral program in Aquaculture/Fisheries. Students are active in more than 100 organizations, including an internationally renowned Vesper Choir, Marching Musical Machine of the Mid-South Band, concert bands, wind symphony and an accomplished athletics program.

Speakers
DJ

Demetrius Johnson Jr.

Recruiter, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:17am - 9:27am CST
Online

9:17am CST

American Academy of Art College
The American Academy of Art College is a small, private, not-for-profit institution that was founded in 1923. We offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Our curriculum focuses on skills necessary for a professional career in art. The Foundations Program consists of Life Drawing and Fundamentals of Art. These courses are offered to first year students in preparation for the lower and upper division courses in their program. These studies also give students experience in the full artistic process and prepare students for courses in their intended major. Our faculty, most of which are full time, consist of working artists who can give students a perspective of the real world of art. Career Services features career readiness skills such as resume writing, portfolio development and interviewing expertise. Career Services also offers life-time career development and support for employment opportunities.

Our BFA Programs include:
Illustration, Graphic Design, 3D Modeling/Animation, Art Direction, Photography, and Painting


Speakers
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Paige Livesay

High School Representative, American Academy of Art College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:17am - 9:27am CST
Online

9:17am CST

Aurora University
Aurora University is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. As a teaching-centered institution, we encourage undergraduate and graduate students to discover what it takes to build meaningful and examined lives. The best part? Every incoming freshman accepted to AU gets a scholarship. Join this session to learn more and hear about what it's like to be an AU Spartan.

Speakers
AH

Anna Halvax

Senior Freshman Admissions Counselor, Aurora University
SG

Shannon Gil

Admissions Counselor, Aurora University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:17am - 9:27am CST
Online

9:17am CST

Calumet College of St. Joseph
Calumet College of St. Joseph (CCSJ) is a private, four-year Catholic institution, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, offering master’s, bachelor’s, and associate’s degrees. Located blocks from Lake Michigan and minutes from downtown Chicago, we offer a vibrant and stimulating learning environment while remaining affordable and accessible to all students. Our committed faculty are able to connect with students through small class sizes and individualized attention. Our values-based approach, rooted in the Catholic tradition, grounds students in the importance of social justice, service, and community.

CCSJ’s accepting, supportive, community environment empowers our unique student body to explore their passions, embrace their purpose and achieve their goals—be it in the classroom, with our competitive sports teams, among our robust student groups and beyond graduation.

Speakers
KB

Keli Burns

Director of Undergraduate Enrollment, Calumet College of St. Joseph


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:17am - 9:27am CST
Online

9:17am CST

Central Michigan University
Central Michigan University is an institution of higher learning. We are a community committed to the pursuit of knowledge, wisdom, discovery, and creativity. We provide student-centered education and foster personal and intellectual growth to prepare students for productive careers, meaningful lives, and responsible citizenship in a global society. We offer over 250 majors for students to learn grow and develop their skills and interests in the field chosen.

Speakers
EJ

Ezra Johnson

Assistant Director of Admissions, Central Michigan University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:17am - 9:27am CST
Online

9:17am CST

Chicago State University College of Pharmacy
Chicago State University College of Pharmacy has a 2+4 pathway in place, which allows interested students to complete 2 years of prerequisite coursework and then matriculate into a 4 year professional doctorate program.  Upon completion, the student will obtain a PharmD and will go on to study for the boards (NAPLEX) to get licensed to practice.   Chicago State University offers the prerequisite courses along with other institutions, however interested students can complete the course work at the university/institution of their choice.  We have transfer guides in place aimed to make this process a seamless transition.  Further information can be provided.  

Admissions Highlights:
  • Bachelor's Degree is not required - prerequisite coursework does fulfill many institutions Associates in Science Degree (will provide more detailed information if needed)
  • No PCAT required
  • Successful completion of ALL prerequisite coursework with C+ or better
  • 2.5 GPA Requirement - cumulative, prerequisite, and math and science
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation - Pharmacist + Science Faculty
  • Admissions Requirements/Process: 
  • https://www.csu.edu/collegeofpharmacy/studentaffairs/admissions_requirements.htm
  • Contact: Dr. Tashel Gandhi - tgandhi@csu.edu

Program Highlights:
  • Ranked Top 6% Nationwide for educating underrepresented minority students in pharmacy
  • 96+ Clinical Rotation Contracts and Partnerships with Leaders across the pharmacy setting
  • 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio & small class sizes
  • Over $150K in scholarships awarded to current students
  • Ample Community Outreach opportunities
  • Average Salary: $125,000

Speakers
TG

Tashel Gandhi

PharmD/Director of Recruitment/Admissions Specialist/Alumni Engagement Coordinator, Chicago State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:17am - 9:27am CST
Online

9:17am CST

Chicagoland Regional College Program (CRCP)
Chicagoland Regional College Program- The CRCP has helped students avoid student loan debt for 17 years. THe CRCP pays part-time college tuition and provides a monthly bonus to students attending our participating area colleges. Participants also work part-time at UPS in Hodgkins and are paid weekly.

For info/to apply: www.crcprogram.com


Speakers
avatar for Servelure Bostick

Servelure Bostick

Associate Executive Director, Chicagoland Regional College Program
Hello,I'm Servelure Bostick, and I've had the awesome pleasure of "showing students the money" for 16 years. For far too many, college has been a goal, but an unattainable one. Well, if you're willing to work for it, the CRCP is willing to pay for it. That's right!The CRCP has been... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:17am - 9:27am CST
Online

9:17am CST

Eastern Illinois University
EIU has a rich tradition of preparing students to accomplish their life goals through a great combination of quality academics, personal relationships, and both on-campus and online opportunities. Get an overview of EIU by visiting EIU at a Glance. https://www.eiu.edu/card/11272

Speakers
avatar for Shijuana Shannon

Shijuana Shannon

Regional Admissions Staff, Eastern Illinois University
Hello! My name is Shijuana ShannonMy Educational Journey includes:B.A. Political Science - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2000)M.A. Inner City Educational Studies - Northeastern Illinois University (2003)Fun Facts:I was inducted in the Chicago Public League Basketball... Read More →


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:17am - 9:27am CST
Online

9:17am CST

Ferris State University
Ferris is a four year public, state University located in Big Rapids, Michigan – about three and a half hours from Chicago.  We DO NOT charge out of state tuition, so Illinois students pay the same as Michigan residents.  We are test optional too!  We have 190 degree granting programs ranging from associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees and doctoral degrees.

Speakers
DS

Deb Savides

Coordinator for Out of State Enrollment, Ferris State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:17am - 9:27am CST
Online

9:17am CST

Governors State University
Governors State University (GSU) was founded in 1969 and has grown to become the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving approximately 6,000 students annually in 85 different bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs.

What GSU has to offer

GSU is proud to offer the lowest tuition of any four-year, public university in Illinois. We are committed to guiding students to discover the right degree program to suit their interests, and provide an extensive list of degree programs to prepare students in a variety of fields for the next level of academic achievement. The GSU experience includes a comprehensive student life experience with on-campus housing; club sports and recreation; civic engagement; international student services; more than 70 student clubs and organizations; the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park sculpture park, the Center for Performing Arts and much more.

Speakers
MC

Melinda C Arce-Gudino

Bilingual Recruiting Specialist, Governor's State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:17am - 9:27am CST
Online

9:17am CST

Grand Canyon University
Description: Grand Canyon University (GCU) is Arizona's premier, private, Christian university. Located in Phoenix, Az, we offer an affordable, accredited education with more than 200 academic program offerings across nine colleges. GCU prepares learners to become global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators and responsible leaders by providing an academically challenging, values-based curriculum from the context of our Christian heritage. At GCU, you will find a high-class education, state of the art facilities, and endless opportunities for personal and professional growth. To learn more, contact your Admissions Counselor or visit gcu.edu.

Speakers
FF

Fabio Fernandez

University Admissions Counselor, Grand Canyon University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:17am - 9:27am CST
Online

9:17am CST

Hawaii Pacific University
Hawai‘i Pacific University is an international learning community set in the rich cultural context of Hawai‘i. Students from around the world join us for an American education built on a liberal arts foundation. Our innovative undergraduate and graduate programs anticipate the changing needs of the community and prepare our graduates to live, work, and learn as active members of a global society. We are a private university with 4,000 undergraduates and over 45+ majors, including Marine Biology, Environmental Sciences, Business, Nursing, Engineering, Multimedia, and many more!  

Speakers
SP

Suzy Prenovost

Associate Director of Admission, Hawaii Pacific University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:17am - 9:27am CST
Online

9:17am CST

Illinois College
Illinois College is a liberal arts college located in Jacksonville, Illinois.  Our college prides itself on learning students do inside the classroom but also the learning they are a part of outside of the classroom. This means every first-year student has the opportunity to participate in an internship in their major. Internships allow students to apply the learning in the classroom to the real world and allows students to get an idea of what it would be like to work in the field of their interest.  Textbooks are also included in our tuition. We are the only college outside of Chicago that is works with the Dream US scholarship to offer financial aid to undocumented immigrants. We are a D1 school and some of our sports include football, basketball, softball, baseball, volleyball, track and field, golf, tennis, esports, drumline, cheer, and dance. We have over 50 different majors and programs to include education, sports management, computer science, engineering, criminal justice, biology, chemistry, and nursing. Our nursing lab has simulations that allow students to gain hands-on experience before their clinicals. We also have a variety of pre-professional tracks that include law, pre-med, physical therapy, occupational therapy, dentistry, and veterinary.

We have in-person and virtual visits and we already encourage students to visit campus. We look forward to meeting with you.

Speakers
YA

Yesenia Abreu

Admission Counselor, Illinois College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:17am - 9:27am CST
Online

9:17am CST

Illinois State University
Illinois State University is a mid-size public university located in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois-about two hours south of Chicagoland-that works as a growing diverse community of scholars with a commitment to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. Illinois State offers over 150 majors, 400+ student organizations, and many research & internship opportunities. Popular majors on campus include business, nursing, and education.

Speakers
DS

Derrick Small

Regional Admissions Counselor, Illinois State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:17am - 9:27am CST
Online

9:17am CST

Indiana State University
Indiana State University offers more than 100 majors & minors, over 75 Graduate and Professional programs, and over 70 online programs. We are a mid-sized institution, with an enrollment of about 11,000 students. More than ¾ of our classes have less than 30 students. We are proud of the fact that we are the most diverse residential student population in Indiana. Indiana State University has 15 NCAA Division I athletics teams and are part of the Missouri Valley Conference. We also offer competitive club and intramural sports. In addition, we have over 260 clubs & organizations, including 28 chapters of National Greek Life. We are a research institution & a teaching college.

You may be wondering about our general admission requirements. We are test-optional for general admission. Our average student comes to us with a 3.3 GPA. Students from Illinois who are unconditionally admitted will automatically receive the Midwest Consortium Scholarship which discounts tuition to $11,942. And those students who are admitted with a 3.0 or higher also may receive the Illinois Achievement Scholarship of $2000, which once applied, lowers your tuition down to $9,942 – just in reach of in-state cost. We offer a lot of other scholarships that are stackable & renewable. Our competitive scholarships are great! Some, like our President’s Scholarship, include complete in-state tuition, room & board & a stipend to study abroad!
ISU boasts more than 100 academic majors. Some of our most popular majors and our unique key programs include our nationally ranking Business program that includes Insurance and Risk Management, our fantastic Cybercriminology and Criminal Justice which happens to be our most popular majors. Another key program is our well-known Communication Sciences and Disorders major which was formerly known as Speech Pathology program. We offer Engineering & Engineering Technology programs such as Packaging Engineering Technology, has 100% job placement. We are also well known for Psychology that can lead right into our grad program as early as your sophomore year. Our Aviation, Nursing, Health & Pre-Professional Sciences are some of our other fantastic majors, but more competitive, which require additional applications for admittance. Included in that extra application step, being a teaching college, of course we have an array of fabulous Education majors. Our grads enjoy a 99% placement and on average they earn a starting salary of $57 thousand dollars. If you love the coziness of a small town, but want the convenience of city life, Terre Haute, IN is the college town for you! Terre Haute is settled along the banks of the Wabash River. Terre Haute also celebrates its rich history and brims with cultural activities and parks. Our 435 acre campus is located at the northern part of downtown. It contains tons of lush trees, and an award-winning, sustainable landscape.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Winker

Lisa Winker

Chicago Regional Admission Coordinator, Indiana State University


Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:17am - 9:27am CST
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9:17am CST

Indiana University Northwest
Indiana University Northwest (IU Northwest) is a public university established in 1963 as a regional
campus of Indiana University. The campus is located approximately 10 miles from IL/IN Boarder via
I80/94. Students will find more than 70-degree programs, 20 graduate degrees, more than 60 student
clubs and organizations to choose from and 10 winning RedHawk athletic teams to root for. IU
Northwest is also home to one of Northwest Indian’s top business schools and only medical school.
IU Northwest costs less than many other four-year colleges in Illinois. ILLINOIS RESIDENTS do not pay out
of state tuition! We offer Illinois students a special tuition rate that’s nearly 40% less than IU out-of-
state tuition—a savings of nearly $9,000 per year. With the Midwest Student Exchange Program Illinois
residents will pay around $11,400 per year to attend IU Northwest.
Art lovers will not be disappointed on our campus because of our three story 126,300 square foot Arts &
Sciences building completed in 2017. Fine Art students have plenty of space in this building to display
their work and hone talents. Performing Arts students can craft their artistic skills on center stage
within the state-of-the art 500 seat theatre. Come an see what more IU Northwest has to offer.

Speakers
avatar for Antoine Hawkins

Antoine Hawkins

Admissions Counselor, Indiana University Northwest
Indiana University Northwest (IU Northwest) is a pu