2016 City of Chicago Mayor’s Office Fellowship Program

The Mayor’s Office Fellowship Program is a wonderful opportunity for graduate students in any concentration who will be enrolled during the summer and are interested in local government and public policy. Fellows have the opportunity to learn about municipal government and participate in a unique, hands-on experience in the development of new policy and program initiatives. Participants research policies and evaluate their potential benefit to Chicago, draft memoranda for Mayor’s Office senior staff on upcoming issues and new initiatives, and participate in a variety of talks and tours that provide insight into how City government operates. More information is provided in the attached brochure and the posting is available on Handshake. It is a two step application process and deadline to apply is November, 4th.

2016 Brochure e-version Mayor’s Office


Walking trail, yoga studio, and power tools

What do all three of things things have in common? They were some of the features I saw during my visit to Grainger’s facility in Lake Forest, IL. The Grainger campus spans acres and is home to roughly 3,000 employees. The campus is expansive and has great perks for employees including: large gym, health clinic, convenience store, 3.5 mile outdoor trail, dry cleaning service, large cafeteria and an employee development center. The employee development center is home to an auditorium and classrooms where employees participate in professional development workshops and attend presentations to help them learn new skills and grow within the company.

I met with Grainger’s finance department which boasts a team of 700 employees. I met with both finance and human resources staff to get a better understanding of the roles at Grainger and how we can develop their brand on campus. In addition to the technical skills required of the analyst roles, the senior directors present at the meeting stressed that they were looking for candidates that also had soft skills. Relationship building is a key part of the role because most analysts sit on a leadership team for a project directly interacting with senior level positions. Currently there is a posting for a Senior Financial Analyst role posted on Handshake. Grainger is growing and my goal is to strengthen the partnership we have moving forward so more opportunities are available to the students.

Verizon Wireless Job Opportunities

Verizon Wireless has posted several positions in Handshake! They are looking to fill the following roles: Senior Pricing Analyst (Requisition #390075), Senior Analyst- Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (Requisition #394842), and Senior Analyst Financial Planning and Analysis (Requisition #380210).

If interested in these positions, please send resume directly to kellie.perea1@verizonwireless.com with the Requisition referenced in the Subject line. Please also go to http://www.verizon.com/about/careers and apply on line for the positions.