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


2019 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.

Chicago In-City Program Information

When: February 23-25, 2020
Cost: $100 and includes transportation to and from Chicago, lodging, and some meals            Who: Accounting and Marketing majors (emphasized majors change yearly)

Are you interested in applying?

Attend the information meeting on Tuesday, November 19th from 11:30am - 12:30pm in the Thistle Room in Hamilton Commons to learn more about the trip and the application process. If you cannot attend the meeting, contact Maddie Wentworth for more information.

Hear from 2019 participants:

Cameron Diaz, '20The CIC Program has opened my eyes to many different possibilities and paths that I could take to find my dream career. The people I met taught me a lot in he short amount of time I spoke with them. These same people have also become very promising contacts in the business world that could really open doors for me later in life.

– Cameron Diaz, Integrated Physiology and Health Science


Evyn Bryant '19

  “The CIC Program has led to me making many connections that will change my life and open up future career possibilities. I learned to navigate the city. I learned not to be afraid to take risks. My degree doesn’t mean that’s what I have to do. Continue to learn.

 – Evyn Bryant, Management


Elise Chandler 20'This program helped me grow as an individual, gain confidence, and make many connections with alumni.

– Elise Chandler, Marketing



Victor Sosa-Sevilla 19'I felt like I got to see what my life could be like in the future if I continue to make the right decisions, work hard, and continue learning. I am pleased at how genuine our alumni are. Their advice was very useful.” 

– Victor Sosa-Seville, Management



Jadon House 20'The CIC Program has prepped me in the most professional way possible. I learned more skills for exceeding in my career path and made connections I will have for he rest of my life.”

– Jadon House, Finance



Johanna Harvey '20“I really loved getting to know alumni and making valuable connections that are going to help me with either the advise they gave or an internship. I also gained a lot of confidence navigating my way in such a big city.”

Johanna Harvey, Biology


Jared Wilson '20

“The program gave me the opportunity to network with successful alumni and to ask questions I may not have had the opportunity to otherwise. I was able to hear career advice, life advice, and about the strong community of alumni available to any student.”

 Jared Wilson, Accounting