Oakton to host free internship fair April 18

(April 12, 2018) Internships are among the most important predictors of career success, allowing students to gain professional experience, build their résumés and explore careers. With that in mind, Oakton Community College is hosting a spring internship fair 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, in Room 1608 at the college’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road.

“Internships provide real-world work experiences that can open doors to future employment,” Internship Coordinator Shannon McKenzie says. “I invite students to bring their résumés and meet representatives from our partner businesses to learn about internship opportunities.”

Oakton’s internship program is seeking to fill approximately 75 internship positions with local companies in a variety of fields, including accounting, business, sales, marketing, information technology, manufacturing, graphic design, communications and politics/government. Most positions include compensation between $9-12 per hour.

Attendees must be Oakton students with a GPA of at least 2.5 and credit hours in their field of study. Students will have the opportunity to meet representatives from approximately 10 of Oakton’s partner businesses to learn about internship opportunities.

Attendance at the fair is not required for students to apply to the internship program or to be considered for any potential internship position. For more information, including a listing of available internships, visit the Oakton website, www.oakton.edu/internships, or contact the internship office at internships@oakton.edu or 847-376-7165.