WHAT WE DO

Career Prep

CBO recognizes that a college degree by itself is no guarantee of employment after graduation. To improve our students’ opportunities, we offer a wide range of career-oriented experiences so that our scholars have a head start in preparing for the world of work and have the practical skills to successfully enter the workplace.

CBO hosts several workshops for our college students that address topics on resume writing and cover letters, interviewing and following up, effective elevator pitches, and the power of networking. In addition, CBO provides professional attire for some of our scholars through our Suited for the Job program.

Finally, CBO partners with many local businesses to connect our students with paid internships, which have become one of the most practical ways for students to develop real-world job experiences and prepare for future employment.

Enjoy this short video from CBO’s 2017 Internship & Summer Jobs Fair hosted at Lake Forest College in January:

Thank you to our Career Prep partners:

A+ Media
ADP
AFN Logistics
Aitken Associates
Allstate Insurance
Baird & Warner
Banner Day Camp
BCD Video
BMO Harris
Britannica Digital Learning
CDW
Connect International
Discover
First Bank of Highland Park
Galileo Innovation Camps
Global Repair Group
Hollis Cobb Associates
Hu-Friedy
Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
Lakeshore Management
LTD Commodities
Medline
NRI Relocation Services
Old World Industries
State Farm
Takeda
Telemundo
United Airlines
Univision
Wintrust/Lake Forest Bank & Trust Company

If you are interested in making a positive impact on a Scholar’s life and becoming a business partner in our Career Prep program, please contact us at 847-943-9226 or info@cbo4success.org.

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