Academics

Chicago In-City Interview Program

This longstanding Alma College program connects students with alumni in the Chicago area to help students build professional skills and networks and to identify career opportunities.

Alumni and Employer Registration

Whether you have a minute, an hour, or a day, you can help an Alma Scot on their journey from student to successful professional.

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Emily Piontek ('16) and Darryl Schimeck ('82) at the 2016 Chicago In-City Program networking receptionEmily Piontek ('16) and Darryl Schimeck ('82) at the 2016 Chicago In-City Program networking receptionEach year during Spring Break, a group of Alma students travels to Chicago for the In-City Interview Program for three days.  Participants attend a networking reception with Alma College alumni, take part in one-on-one networking and internship interviews with alumni and professionals, and of course, have the opportunity to navigate the Windy City. 

Participants not only gain valuable experience in interviewing and networking, they also build confidence and connect with great internship and employment opportunities.

Preparation starts early, with a series of workshops, exercises, and events specially designed to make sure participants arrive in Chicago prepared to succeed and to make a great impression.

Are you interested in applying?

Submit your resume and a cover letter explaining why you want to participate in the Chicago In-City Interview Program to Rhonda Linn at linnrm@alma.edu by Monday, November 7, 2016.

If you do not have a resume, make an appointment to meet with a peer consultant in the Center for Student Opportunity to develop your resume prior to applying.

Alumna Erika Powers-Appelt and ChelseaRae Rowley at the 2014 Chicago In-City Program networking receptionAlumna Erika Powers-Appelt and ChelseaRae Rowley at the 2014 Chicago In-City Program networking reception

Important Dates for 2016-17 Program

Information Sessions:

Week of October 3, 2016

Application Deadline: Monday, November 7, 2016

Program Dates:

March 1 - 3, 2017

Hear from past participants:

[The alumni] were all so wonderful and eager to give advice that it has helped build my self-confidence. With the advice and new found confidence from this trip, I feel prepared to face the obstacles ahead.” – Art Major Erin Chon

Richard Demarois

 

 “All of the alumni were very helpful and offered lots of sincere, genuine advice to connect, network and improve interviewing skills. I am truly grateful to have been a part of this and would recommend it to everyone.” – Business Major Richard Demarois

 

Bio major Ryan WeaverI feel that I was able to gain confidence and become a stronger interviewer as a direct result of this trip. I especially appreciate all the time and energy the alumni took to support me.” – Biology Major Ryan Weaver

 

Emily PiontekI cannot express how glad I am that I went on this trip! I absolutely loved it! The only regret I had is that I had not participated until I was a senior. All of our alumni are incredible. The reception was one of my favorite parts of the trip. I feel much more comfortable and confident in my interviewing skills. The In-City Interview Program is now one of my favorite memories from Alma.” – Business Major Emily Piontek

 

Thomas GriffithThe Chicago In-City Interview Program was one of the single greatest experiences I have had at Alma College. I learned so much and they were experiences that are impossible to attain in a classroom.” - Business Major Thomas Griffith

 

 

Student Registration

Student registration for the 2017 program is currently closed.

Click here for a list of 2017 student participants.