North Central College - Naperville, IL

Distinctive academic programs and small-college atmosphere attracts international scholars

international students
North Central’s distinctive academic programs paired with personal attention and Chicago suburban location attracts talented international students.

 

 

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.

Record number of students pass actuarial science exams

Tyler Bixby ’16
North Central College faculty helped prepare a record 11 students who passed the industry’s tough actuarial science exams, giving them a professional edge.

North Central College faculty helped prepare a record 11 students who passed actuarial exams this summer: Shane Coate ’17, Nicholas Drendel ’16, Roman Gilbert ’16 (two exams), Kenneth Hoffman ’16, Phillip Klimaitis ’18, Connor Oats ’18, Miguel Purgimon Colell ’16, Melissa Reuter ’17, Daniel Rotolo ’17, Kevin Schroeder ’16 and Nathaniel Wuthrich ’16.

Eva Shinikova

When it came to choosing a career, Eva knew exactly where she belonged. In high school, Eva’s love of mathematics grew to include economics and finance. Combining these interests with an enthusiasm for solving real-world problems made a triple major in actuarial science, economics and finance a perfect fit.

Eva is already benefitting from her experience in these majors. At the College’s annual Fall Interview Day, Eva interviewed with her current employer.

“Fall Interview Day is an opportunity for actuarial candidates to meet with prospective employers and interview for internships and full-time positions. This led to me doing what I love for a living!”

Eva also feels that she has benefitted from North Central’s helpful faculty.

“In my four years of being a part of this community, I’ve witnessed many occasions when faculty have gone above and beyond in order to make sure students perform their best.”

“What sets North Central College apart is a focus on making the student truly central.”

Eva Shinikova earns Outstanding Major in Actuarial Science Award

Eva Shinikova ’15
Eva Shinikova ’15 received the Outstanding Major in Actuarial Science Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Eva Shinikova ’15, daughter of Radoslav and Silviya Shinikova of Aurora, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Actuarial Science Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Eva graduated in June from North Central College with a major in chemistry and minors in actuarial science, finance and economics. She is a graduate of Downers Grove South High School.  

At North Central, Eva was a member of the College Scholars Honors Program and conducted independent research for her honors thesis. Her name regularly appeared on the Dean’s List of scholars.

Eva Shinikova ’15 earns Outstanding Major in Finance Award

Eva Shinikova ’15
Eva Shinikova ’15 received the Outstanding Major in Finance Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Eva Shinikova ’15, daughter of Radoslav and Silviya Shinkova of Aurora, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Finance Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Eva, who graduated from North Central College in June, majored in actuarial science, finance and economics. She is a graduate of Downers Grove South High School.

New faculty dean Dr. Abiodun Goke-Pariola has vision for building on success

Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola
No “status quo” with North Central College’s new vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola.

Talking with North Central College’s new vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola, there are a few words you won’t hear—like “status quo.” He pursued the position as leader of academic affairs knowing that his challenge will be to elevate the reputation of the faculty and academic programs, which in quality far exceeds similar and better-known institutions. It’s a goal that excites him.

North Central College begins academic year with record number of first-year students

First-years cheer at a pep rally Sept. 9
North Central College began the 2015-2016 academic year Sept. 14 with a record number of first-year students.

North Central College began the 2015-2016 academic year Sept. 14 with a record number of first-year students.

“The Class of 2019 is truly an impressive result in a competitive recruiting marketplace,” says North Central College President Troy Hammond.

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central among America’s Best Colleges for 22nd year

North Central College is among the best schools in the region at helping students realize their full potential, according to U.S. News & World Report.

North Central College is among the best schools in the region at helping students realize their full potential, according to the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

Chronicle of Higher Education names North Central a 2015 Great College To Work For

For the fourth time in five years, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named North Central College a “Great College To Work For.”

For the fourth time in five years, The Chronicle of Higher Education  has named North Central College a “Great College To Work For.”

North Central College is among just 86 institutions nationwide recognized in The Chronicle’s eighth annual report on The Academic Workplace. The recognition is based on results of surveys of more than 44,000 employees at 281 colleges and universities.

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