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June 6: College hosts first Graduation Job Fair

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published May 23, 2019

Recent college graduates, as well as community members, can explore career opportunities and meet representatives from more than 30 area employers at the College of Lake County’s first annual Graduation Job Fair. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 6 on the Student Street hallway of CLC’s Grayslake Campus.

The fair is co-sponsored by the Job Center of Lake County, the local one-stop center that connects employers and jobseekers, as well as Lake County Partners, a nonprofit corporation that drives local economic development in Lake County. Recruiters from employers, including Baxter International, Inc., Walgreens and RR Donnelley, will be present to discuss opportunities for recent graduates in both full-time and part-time positions. Industries include healthcare, manufacturing, business, engineering, hospitality, automotive and more. Graduates from all majors are invited to attend.

“In hosting the fair, our goal is to provide an opportunity for recent, local graduates or soon-to-be graduates to return to the county to work with leading employers,” said Sylvia Johnson Jones, Ed.D., executive director of CLC’s Career and Job Placement Center.

Lake County Partners president and CEO Kevin Considine agrees that the event provides a fantastic opportunity for students to connect with top employers. “Lake County is a Photo of happy graduates throwing their mortarboardspremiere place in which to establish and grow a career, and this event will give attendees the chance to meet with companies that are often recognized as being among the most rewarding places to work in the country,” he said. “This Graduation Fair is just one more example of the ways in which local corporate leaders are fueling their talent pipeline right here in Lake County.”  

To view a complete list of employers, and to register (which is not mandatory but encouraged), visit Applicants are encouraged to dress professionally and bring several print copies of their resumes. To read other practical job-hunting tips, visit and click the Job Fairs on Campus link.

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About College of Lake County:

College of Lake County is an innovative community college in Lake County, Ill. that transforms lives with its variety of accessible, quality education options. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, College of Lake County provides affordable options in a state-of-the-art setting close to home. A large student network, with small class sizes,provides advantages to our students on a career-related program or a path toward a transfer degree. We’re proud to serve the diverse needs of our community and student body. Connect to your future today at College of Lake County.