North Central College - Naperville, IL

Joseph Antonacci earns Outstanding Major in Accounting, Wall Street Journal awards

Joseph Antonacci
Joseph Antonacci was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Accounting and Wall Street Journal awards during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Joseph Antonacci was honored with the Outstanding Major in Accounting and Wall Street Journal awards during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Antonacci is a graduating senior triple-majoring in accounting: CPA track, economics and finance. He has accepted a full-time position with Deloitte LLP.

North Central College students engage in research, presentations, writing contests

With topics spanning politics, business, shoulder injuries, coffee and rock stars, students take advantage of academic opportunities outside the classroom.

Several North Central College students have engaged in a variety of research, presentation and writing opportunities during the past few months. The topics have spanned business, politics, finance, trade, athletic training, rock stars and more. Here are reports about the accomplished North Central students.

Political conference

A College on the Move

North Central gains momentum in growth, reputation, value.

Growth in new faculty, world-class facilities, outstanding academics and stellar athletic teams---these are the hallmarks of a campus community that is fiscally strong, excited about the future and focused on becoming one of America’s top colleges.

“Our students and their families become part of a dynamic campus environment, where they benefit from the value of small class sizes, faculty mentors and award-winning cocurricular activities,” said Martin Sauer, vice president for enrollment and athletics.

North Central accounting students begin new partnership with Center for Economic Progress

Eleven student volunteers, trained and certified through the IRS, help low-income individuals and families in Aurora file their tax returns.

For the seventh consecutive year, North Central College accounting and business students are volunteering to help low-income community members file tax returns. This year, they entered into a new partnership with the Center for Economic Progress in Aurora. This new site can host more volunteers and yield more returns—approximately 1,000 returns.

Enactus student organization sponsors event at annual SEA Conference

Justin Wysocke ’17, Justin Ali ’16, Nikki Amundsen ’16
North Central’s Enactus hosts financial experts to speak to artists about finding the finances to start a creative business and take it to the next level.

North Central College’s Enactus student organization has been awarded a $2,100 Sam’s Club Step-up for Small Business Grant that focuses on two primary goals: mentoring a small business and educating underserved borrowers. At the end of summer 2015, Enactus students took part in competing for this yearlong grant project opportunity.

Annual Report 2015

This 2015 Annual Report reflects the outstanding accomplishments of North Central College in the last fiscal year.

Students share unique summer internship experiences in Chicago and Naperville area

Seniors Troy Kelleher at MACLYN advertising and Steven Karnoscak at Calamos Inve
From Ravinia to the Chicago Cubs, North Central students applied their classroom knowledge to exciting internship opportunities this summer.

When students join the North Central College community, they also connect with endless internship opportunities in Chicago and the Naperville area. These students found summer experiences at prestigious organizations like the Chicago Cubs, Ravinia and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to build their résumés and prepare for their careers. Their internships rank among the highlights of their college careers.

Kevin Prchal ’16, organizational communication major

Accounting and political science 1980 graduate Joe Mallon is outstanding alumnus

Joseph Mallon ’80, J.D., C.P.A.
Joseph Mallon ’80, J.D., C.P.A., a retired corporate tax attorney, receives North Central College’s 2015 Outstanding Alumni Award at Homecoming celebration.

At its Homecoming celebration this fall, North Central College honored 1980 alumnus Joseph Mallon with an Outstanding Alumni Award. Presented annually, the award recognizes one or more alumni who have excelled in their careers and demonstrated service to the community and to North Central College.

Top number of North Central students chosen by employers for interviews

Klariza Alvaran '13
Some 29 North Central students were selected for 52 actual interviews—more than any other college represented at ISCPA Fall Interview Day.

North Central College’s Office of Career Development helped students prepare for the Illinois Small College Placement Association (ISCPA) Fall Interview Day on Oct. 14. Students pursuing degrees in business, economics, actuarial science, accounting, finance and more had the opportunity to interview for jobs and internships with some 22 companies, including Ace Hardware, Allstate Insurance, Aon Corporation, Caterpillar, Deloitte, McGladrey, Sikich and many more.

Eric Anzelone

As a transfer student, Eric sought a four-year school that would advance his growing interests in accounting—and North Central College fit the bill.

Eric’s accounting degree provided a foundation for performing well in a variety of business fields. Exposure to networking and professional enhancement opportunities, first as a member of the Student Accounting Society and then as its treasurer, influenced this foundation.

Eric also credits North Central professors for their approachability and proximity. He appreciated their guidance, direction and encouragement when he had questions about his academics and career. His professors were always within arm’s reach.

“I had many questions about the profession, internship opportunities, career goals and solidifying my interest and the professors were there beside me throughout the process.”

Thanks to the business confidence Eric gained as a student at North Central, he started his first full-time accounting position at McGladrey.

“After completing your degree at North Central College, you find you’re well-suited to tackle challenges of any kind.”

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