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October 24, 2019

Triton’s Career and Transfer Fair helps students reach academic and professional goals

Triton College welcomed local employers including T-Mobile, U.S. Army, Metra, United States Secret Service and Avis Budget Group to campus recently, along with several representatives from local four-year colleges and universities to help students map out their next steps toward achieving academic and professional success.

The Triton College School of Business Career and Transfer Fair, held Oct. 15, was a joint effort between Triton’s School of Business, Career Services Department and the Transfer Center. Many of the participating employers offer tuition reimbursement for students wishing to enter the workforce while simultaneously continuing their education.

“We all are committed to student success,” said Dr. William M. Griffin, chairperson of the Triton College School of Business. “The School of Business, Career Services Department and Transfer Center worked collaboratively together to bring over 150 students the opportunity to discuss potential career opportunities and their educational needs now and into the future.”

Representatives from four-year college and universities offered students access to information and guidance in navigating their post-Triton academic careers. Concordia University Chicago, DePaul University, Dominican University, Elmhurst College, Loyola University Chicago, National-Louis University, Northern Illinois University, Robert Morris University, Roosevelt University and University of Illinois – Chicago all had recruiters in attendance at the fair.  

“Combining transfer and career options is an opportunity for students to explore a plethora of choices available to them,” said Transfer Center Director Nelly Marcial. “Students could look into employment opportunities while continuing to pursue their educational goals.  Both experiential learning and the degree can provide our students with the opportunities needed to succeed.”

Triton’s Transfer Center opened in 2019, and works to ensure a smooth transition for students wishing to pursue a four-year degree after leaving Triton. Throughout the academic year, the Transfer Center holds workshops, information sessions and facilitates on-site admissions. Transfer Center staff also advises students one-on-one to maximize transfer of credits, navigate university applications, conduct scholarship research and more.

“The objective of the Fair was to get students thinking about life after Triton,” said Career Services Director Will White. “Hosting this event in conjunction with the School of Business allowed us to create a fair that was a direct benefit to the student.”

Triton’s Career Services Department offers a wide range of resources to help students and community members obtain jobs, advance their career or reenter the workforce. Internship/cooperative education assistance, resume and cover letter writing assistance, access to job listings and mock interview sessions are among the services available. Career Services also hosts numerous job fairs throughout the year targeting specific industries and employer groups.

Triton’s School of Business offers associate degree programs in accounting and business management, as well as several short-term certificate programs. The School of Business also recently launched an online human resources management degree program­ — the first program at Triton offered 100% online. Also in 2019, the School of Business received accreditation from the accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. Triton joins only a handful of Illinois institutions to receive such distinction.

Visit Triton.edu for more information on Career Services Department and Transfer Center services, and upcoming events, as well as opportunities available through the School of Business.