A Special Invitation to the CBO (College Bound Opportunities) Internship & Summer Jobs Fair

We would like to invite you to our annual CBO Internship & Summer Jobs Fair on Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

As you may know, both internships and summer jobs are the most practical ways for students to develop real-world job experiences and prepare for future employment. However, very few of our scholars have the types of personal or family connections needed to identify paid internships or summer jobs in an office setting.

Consequently, the purpose of the Internship & Summer Jobs Fair is to provide our college juniors and sophomores the opportunity to interview with a select number of businesses and organizations that are willing to offer them short-term employment in one of the following two ways:

Option 1: A paid summer internship during which our CBO student works under the supervision of a person who can periodically provide some career tips and advice to the intern.

Option 2: A paid summer job that allows a student the opportunity to work in a business environment where he/she can use—and enhance—fundamental job skills.

We’re pleased to report that over the last six years, CBO has been able to help a number of our college students obtain paid summer in cooperation with several area employers.

Organizations that have offered internships to CBO college students include: BMO Harris, Medline, Discover, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, First Bank of Highland Park, Allstate, BCDVideo, and Old World Industries, to name a few.

Important: Participation in the Internship Fair does not obligate you to hire a CBO Scholar this summer. Students understand that internships will not be automatically handed out, but rather that they must meet the expectations of the interviewers to be considered serious candidates for an offer.

So, we very much appreciate your consideration and encourage you to contact our Internship Coordinator, Tatiana Alonso, to let her know you will be able to participate. You can reach Tatiana at tatiana@cbo4success.org or 847-943-9226.

Thank you in advance for your support as we look to help our CBO Scholars receive the opportunities they need and deserve to succeed.

Employer Comments About Their CBO Summer Employees

“Sal was a pleasure to work with.  I hope that he joins us again in the future. I enjoyed our 30-minute morning sessions.”               

 –Adam Brook, First Bank of Highland Park

“Enrique was tasked this summer with increasing Britannica’s Digital Learning presence in the social media arena.  He was a great employee again this summer. He still is working part-time throughout the academic year and helping us keep our social media intact.”                    

 –Wendy Pickering & Paul Ridgeway, Encyclopaedia Britannica

“Ivonne was reliable and professional with an incredibly kind and sincere demeanor.  She was so independent and trustworthy that it was easy to give her additional tasks when necessary.  It was an absolute joy working with her.”                                                                                                                                                                                                     

–Emily Abbot & Kate Burnham, Starlight Children’s Foundation Midwest

 “Nicole showed that she could deal with issues on the run and maintain a calm attitude while working with participants and donors.  She participated in extra activities including our Lunch & Learn series and our Fall Appeal campaign.”

–Jeffrey Smith, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management