CHA Students Spends Afternoon Networking with Top Corporations

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Education

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Education

Representatives from prominent corporate organizations – including BMO Harris, Obama Foundation, Northwestern Medicine, and Cabrera Capital Markets – networked with 100 Chicago Housing Authority college scholars to discuss career opportunities. The Take Flight Networking & Recruiting Event is a check-in event designed to keep CHA scholars on track to obtaining a degree and gaining access to 2024 internship and employment opportunities. It included networking sessions, resume reviews, raffles and professional headshots. The program was held on January 4th at the CHA Offices. There were 18 corporate representatives who spoke to the students about their own careers and offered counsel in a networking session on how to achieve their dreams and stay afloat in the college world – financially and otherwise. The students are CHA scholarship winners and previous participants of CHA’s “Take Flight College Send-Off” trunk party, which happens every August.  Among the representative organizations that participated:

• CHA Office of the Inspector General (OIG)

• JP Morgan Chase

• Chicago Police Department

• Metropolitan Family Services


• Bank of America

• BMO Bank

Comments are closed.