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CBO Internship Fair

    November 14, 2018

    Please join us for CBO’s Seventh Annual Internship & Summer Jobs Fair on Friday, January 4, 2019 at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

    While internships and summer jobs are among the most practical ways for students to develop real- world job experiences and prepare for future employment, very few of our scholars have the types of personal or family connections needed to identify paid summer employment opportunities in an office setting.

    Consequently, the purpose of the Internship & Summer Jobs Fair is to provide our college juniors and sophomores the chance to interview with a select number of businesses and organizations that are willing to offer them short-term employment in one of the following two ways:

    Option 1: A paid summer internship during which our CBO student works under the supervision of a person who can periodically provide some career tips and advice to the intern.

    Option 2: A paid summer job that allows a student the opportunity to work in a business environment where he/she can use—and enhance—fundamental job skills.

    We’re pleased to report that over the last seven years, CBO has been able to help connect a substantial number of our college students with paid summer positions, in cooperation with our corporate partners.

    Organizations that have provided internships to CBO college students include: BMO Harris, Medline, Discover, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, First Bank of Highland Park, Allstate, BCDVideo, and Old World Industries, to name a few.

    The brief video will give you an overview of the event:

    Participation in the Internship Fair does not obligate you to hire a CBO Scholar this summer. Students understand that internships will not be automatically handed out, but rather that they must meet the expectations of the interviewers to be considered serious candidates for an offer.

    We very much appreciate your consideration and encourage you to reply to this email and/or contact CBO’s Development Associate, Mikayla Gehrisch, to let her know you will be able to participate in the 2019 Internship Fair. You can reach Mikayla at or 513.907.2909.


    College Bound Opportunities 1910 First Street, Suite 401 Highland Park, IL 60035 P 847.943.9226

    Thank you in advance for your support as we look to help our CBO Scholars receive the workplace exposure and opportunities they need and deserve to succeed.

    The CBO Career Prep Team

    Employer Comments About Their CBO Summer Employees

    “She is a smart go-getter who is quick to learn and not afraid to roll her sleeves up for any task. She has required little direction and is passionate about doing any job beyond expectation.”

    “Enrique was tasked this summer with increasing Britannica’s Digital Learning presence in the social media arena. He was a great employee again this summer. He is still working part-time throughout the academic year and helping us keep our social media intact.”

    “Ivonne was reliable and professional with an incredibly kind and sincere demeanor. She was so independent and trustworthy that it was easy to give her additional tasks when necessary. It was an absolute joy working with her.”

    “Nicole showed that she could deal with issues on the run and maintain a calm attitude while working with participants and donors. She participated in extra activities including our Lunch & Learn series and our Fall Appeal campaign.”

    About College Bound Opportunities

    Founded in 2006, College Bound Opportunities (CBO) mentors, empowers and inspires low-income, first-generation scholars to overcome barriers, graduate college and achieve success in life. What sets CBO apart is its long-term commitment to each student, including 1:1 mentoring for the duration of the program from junior year in high school through college graduation and oftentimes beyond. In addition to the Career Prep program, CBO also provides ACT test prep and academic tutoring; comprehensive assistance with applications for college, financial aid and scholarships; and financial assistance. Today, CBO works with 74 students at 5 area high schools and more than 100 college students. Nearly 94% of CBO Scholars have graduated from college, creating a network of 101 alumni. For more information, please visit our website at