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  • International alumnus of Roosevelt University in Chicago

    "Now, that I have graduated with my MBA, I really want to experience something different, something memorable, something extraordinary, and maybe I might be able to make a difference in my country one day when I go back. We never know what challenges and surprises life can give us. I do love my home land, but I do see that there are good challenges and opportunities here for someone like myself to do well. Just like anywhere in the world, if one is able to find good mentors and advisers the opportunities are endless."

    Dimitar Popov from Bulgaria, MBA

Student success and opportunities at Roosevelt University

Chicago is an international hub for finance, commerce, telecommunications, industry, and transportation. Roosevelt University's location provides excellent internship and networking opportunities for Roosevelt University students.


Hub for Business

Chicago's business focus acts as a huge benefit to Roosevelt University students who can participate in internships, non-profit and community service programs, and networking events. Students can also get connected through mentorships and internship programs through a large advisory board of active business executives.

  • 29 Fortune 500 Companies in the Chicago metropolitan area, including Boeing, Motorola, Allstate, McDonald's, and Kraft Foods
  • 400 major corporate headquarters in Chicago
  • 202 companies from the Chicago region are listed among the 5,000 fastest- growing companies in the United States
  • 240,000 businesses located in the Greater Chicago area
  • CME Group, one of the world's leading commodities exchanges, is in Chicago
  • McCormick Place, North America's largest convention facility, is 2 miles from Roosevelt University
Students gain practical experience and real-world access through internships at leading Chicago-area businesses

Success after graduation

  • 28% of Roosevelt University graduates pursue further education
  • 58% of Roosevelt University graduates are employed in a job related to their major within 6 months
  • Companies frequently hiring graduates include: Motorola; Honeywell; Chicago Public School District; City of Chicago; Harris Bank

Professional networking

Roosevelt Connect links students, alumni and employers for professional and career networking through LinkedIn. This LinkedIn group is open to current students, alumni and employer partners seeking to hire Roosevelt University students and alumni. The group has over 1,000 members, many of them professionals who have volunteered to provide insights, professional networking and job search advice for Roosevelt students. The LinkedIn search tool allows employers to find Roosevelt graduates with the major and experience they want.


Internships

Internships provide work experience while you attend University. An internship is an excellent way to develop professionally, explore your career, and establish helpful contacts for your future career. Internships are available in all areas. Roosevelt University staff can help you identify opportunities and support you through the internship process.

More than 60% of interns in America are eventually offered full-time jobs. The Economist

Internships for Business majors:
Business students are encouraged to incorporate internships into their business degree. Most degree programs allow time for one or more internships for credit to be included in the curriculum. Internships for credit are organized as an official university courses with academic and work requirements. Internships can be taken during any semester: Fall, Spring or Summer. Internships may be paid or unpaid. An internship requires working in a relevant supervised job 2 days a week for 15 weeks for an organization, business, or government agency.

See list on right for previous internship locations of Business majors

Internships for Criminal Justice majors:
The Criminal Justice degree offers several internships with local criminal justice agencies such as probation agencies and law enforcement. Internships are worth 3 academic credits and require the student to work 8-10 hours each week with an agency and complete a project coordinated by the faculty advisor.


Career services

Roosevelt University's Office of Career Development, in partnership with the Office of International Programs, supports international student success through the following services:

  • career and major exploration
  • resume and cover-letter writing
  • interview practice
  • career and internship fairs
  • networking and information sessions
  • on-campus recruitment with local employers
  • internship search
  • H1B visa employer listings
  • Going Global eRecruiting: constantly-updated content on job search sources, work permit/visa regulations, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups, cultural/interviewing advice and more.
  • Business internships in Chicago

    business student Internships

    Roosevelt University's business major students have taken internships in the following Chicago area businesses and organizations:

    • Merrill Lynch
    • Morgan Stanley
    • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
    • State of Illinois offices and agencies
    • Chicago Mercantile Exchange
    • Price Waterhouse Coopers
    • International Trade Club of Chicago (ITCC)
    • The Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA)
    • AVCO Consulting, Inc
    • City of Chicago municipal government
    • Workday (human resource management software)
    • Mosaic Financial Group
    • Lime Green marketing consultancy

  • Students at Roosevelt University in Chicago

    Join an academic club!

    Roosevelt University students run academic clubs. They promote academic enrichment as well as creating networking opportunities and career connections. In Spring 2013, academic clubs included:

    • Economics Club
    • Hospitality Student Association
    • Math Club
    • National Association for Music Education
    • National Professional Business Fraternity (Alpha Kappa Psi)
    • National Society of Collegiate Scholars 
    • Pre-Vet Club
    • Psychology Club
    • Roosevelt Industrial and Organizational Psychology Association
    • Society for Human Resource Management
    • Student Real Estate Club