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INROADS honors North Central students for outstanding internships

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INROADS honors North Central students for outstanding internships

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Sept. 24, 2010—Two North Central College students are being recognized by INROADS, an organization that helps prepare minority students for corporate and community leadership.

Sunbir “Sunny” Gill of Westmont, a 2010 graduate of North Central, and Carolina Hirsch of Naperville, a senior, received awards from INROADS for completing internships and other requirements. Gill was honored as Graduating Senior of the Year, and Hirsch was named Junior of the Year by the INROADS Great Lakes Region chapter.

Gill interned for two summers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., where he helped monitor patients in exercise programs, and for one summer with American Family Insurance. Hirsch interned for four summers with General Electric, working in marketing and communications with GE’s Commercial Distribution Finance team and later gaining experience supporting the division’s tradeshows and events team.

“INROADS has significantly shaped my career goals,” Hirsch says. “My experience with GE—thanks to the opportunities INROADS offers—has allowed me to explore various aspects of business I had never considered. I was able to work on projects that not only helped me grow personally and professionally, but continue to benefit GE to this day.”

Hirsch is studying international business, psychology and French at North Central. She is the daughter of Josefina and Paul Hirsch of Naperville and a graduate of Neuqua Valley High School.

Gill, who graduated in June with a major in psychology, was named North Central’s Outstanding Senior Man, the highest award presented to a member of the class of 2010. He is the son of Sunita and Balbir Gill of Westmont and a graduate of Westmont High School.

“Gaining an internship through INROADS enabled me to be placed at a prestigious institution,” Gill says of his experience at the Mayo Clinic. “It is not simply a prestigious internship—it is professional training, expert guidance and a network of sharp, talented youth. I have developed both in my personal and professional character, and now my resume shines with practical experience alongside my formal education.”

INROADS honorees comply with training expectations, consistently meet for monthly coaching sessions with their mentors and have excellent work performance at their internships. INROADS’ mission is to develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership. Visit www.inroads.org to learn more.

09-27-2010