Career Services Collaborative: Promoting Chicago’s Talent Pipeline​

In 2018, America's Urban Campus created its Career Services Collaborative, bringing together the Career Services Directors of our member institutions to share best practices, identify opportunities for our students through partnerships with civic and business groups, and to participate in professional development through period panel discussions

Our Co-Chairs are:

Julie MacCarthy

Director, Career Development
Richard J. Daley College, City Colleges of Chicago

Mark Presnell

Director, Career Advancement
Northwestern University

The collaborative also launched a series of professional development panels using Zoom, focusing on issues identified by members. These panels are open to the staff of all the career services offices.

In 2022, panel topics included:

Hiring International Students with

Geet Vanaik, Ph.D., Director, Office of International Student and Scholar Services, Northwestern University

Fiona McEntree, Managing Attorney, McEntee Law Group

Despina Pigott, Director of Immigration and Mobility, Gensler

and Chris Herzog, Director of Development, TIBCO Software, Inc

Recruiting for a Hybrid Work World with

Joe Mix, Talent Lead, WW Grainger

Katie Doerer, Campus Recruiting Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Erin Cohan, Director, Talent Acquisition, Northwestern Memorial Healthcare, Chicago

Recruiting for a Post-Covid Work World with

Kim Bonds, Campus Recruiter, CDW

Katie Doerer, Campus Recruiting Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Flannery Donahue, Senior Engagement Representative, Pepsico

Working with our civic and business partners, World Business Chicago, P33 Chicago, and Choose Chicago, the Career Services Collaborative identifies opportunities for internships and post-graduation employment, simplifying the process for employers to engage with the career services offices and to promote those opportunities