North Central College - Naperville, IL


Why choose marketing at North Central College?

The unusual breadth and depth of our marketing major means you can spend your North Central years either focusing on a single aspect of marketing or exploring its many facets. Whatever path you choose, we know you won’t master the field by simply reading about it—that’s why we enrich your studies with real-world projects (like creating promotional plans for business partners in the community) and by encouraging you to put your skills to the test by joining our award-winning American Marketing Association or Enactus teams.

You can also:

  • Learn from full-time faculty members with firsthand knowledge of best practices in marketing.
  • Join the campus chapter of Mu Kappa Tau, the marketing honor society.
  • Find competitive internships and job opportunities through faculty and alumni networks or through our Career Development Center.


International business students at North Central College help an Aurora manufacturer explore the exporting process.
Three seniors complete internships in China during their study abroad trips.
At OWP Pharmaceuticals housed at ConVerge in Naperville, North Central College interns experienced the start-up culture of a social enterprise.



  • Special event and public relations intern, ULTA, Bolingbrook, IL
  • Motor sports marketing intern, Feld Entertainment, Aurora, IL
  • Product manager, Quality Logo Products, Aurora, IL
  • Market research intern, MindFolio, Naperville
  • Marketing and strategy, ExhibitGroup Giltspur, Roselle, IL
  • Marketing and communications intern, Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation, Downers Grove, IL
  • Marketing communications intern, Employee Services Management Association, Elmhurst, IL


Recent graduates in marketing include:

  • Director of marketing and communications, American Red Cross of Greater Chicago, Chicago
  • Sales, Baxter Healthcare, Deerfield, IL
  • Marketing/public relations account executive, The Media Group, Elk Grove Village, IL
  • President, Signature Marketing, Inc., Warrenville, IL
Marketing and Entrepreneurship/Small Business Managment double major

“I love being so close to downtown Naperville and the train station so I can take frequent trips to Chicago. I also enjoy North Central’s smaller class sizes. It makes it easier to build relationships with my professors,” says Miranda.

Marketing has proven to be a good fit for Miranda. “I learned I have a knack for connecting with people and showing them the benefits of a product, which lines up with marketing.” Her work as publicity chair for the Cardinal Union Activities Board, which organizes most of the events for students, and her involvement in the American Marketing Association have complemented her marketing classes. She landed an internship in Chicago with Mojo Spa, creator of homemade bath and...


Water rides, candy bars, chiropractic care—Bradly can market just about anything.

Bradly jumped into the marketing workforce early in his college career. He landed a part-time position at the marketing office for Raging Waves Waterpark in Yorkville and then at Williams Chiropractic Center in Lisle through his relationships with North Central faculty, whom he credits with strengthening his marketing skills.

“The faculty goes above and beyond to help you succeed,” he says. “Everyone at North Central really cares about me and my future success.”

Bradly participated in the American Marketing Association (AMA) Case Competition Team. His team of North Central students competed against more than...

Management, Marketing & International Business triple major

Much of Mitchell’s college career revolved around one idea: location. Mitchell took advantage of both nearby Chicago and study abroad for internships to advance his career in business.

“The quick and easy access to Chicago and the surrounding suburbs makes finding internships and jobs much easier.”

In addition to taking advantage of off-campus opportunities, Mitchell utilized his time on campus to become involved with the Entrepreneurship and International Business Organization. He helped with a project to import Greek olive oil for domestic sale. He also aided a professor in research and formed relationships with other faculty.

“A student can walk into any professor’s office and get advice...

Marketing major

When Dan witnessed the power of television commercials as a kid, his lifelong interest in marketing began.

At North Central, Dan became involved in unique opportunities for marketing majors. He joined the College’s chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) and participated in the AMA competition team. He helped develop a real marketing plan for Vitaminwater for the team competition that was judged by the company.

“AMA and the AMA competition team are the biggest opportunities for marketing majors at North Central. Students can take the information they learn in class and apply it to real-life case marketing scenarios.”

Dan’s experience while in school paid off. He graduated from...

Marketing major

Haleigh discovered the special bond that exists between North Central’s faculty and students during her first accounting class.

“The professor could tell from the look on my face I didn’t understand something. She proceeded to ask where she’d ‘lost me’ and went back and explained it again. I was so surprised a college professor would do that,” she says. “That’s when I knew North Central was the right place for me.”

Haleigh has had multiple opportunities to get hands-on marketing experience. She conducted market research for two different clients as part of her classes, and she works as an intern in North Central’s Office of Admission. She plans to pursue a career in higher education.


Marketing major

Kelsey created lots of marketing buzz as a student. She helped develop an international marketing initiative for a small business to distribute and sell its baby products to Chinese markets.

She and members of her team, who are part of the College’s Entrepreneurship and International Business Organization, designed an exporting strategy and presented it to the business and at North Central’s undergraduate symposium. Team members have plans to travel to China to follow the initiative.

“North Central’s marketing department does a great job of implementing real-world projects into the curriculum. The projects helped me develop a feel for what marketing is all about and confirmed I’ve chosen the right...