10 Entry Level Positions Open in Chicago Right Now

1. Entry Level Product Engineer | LaSalle Network

The LaSalle Network is partnering with a leading technology innovation company in the NW suburbs of Chicago that is looking to hire a Product Engineer. Their client is looking for a driven individual who is passionate about mechanical engineering and looking to grow within a company.

2. Leave of Absence Coordinator | Sedgwick

As the largest provider of disability and absence management solutions, Sedgwick offers a combination of services covering every possible time away from work scenario. Our clients depend on us to support and improve the health and productivity of their workforce in a way that is cost-effective, efficient and compliant. The primary role you will have will be to  analyze reported Family Medical Leave (FMLA) requests; to make determinations based on state and federal regulations; and to ensure that on-going claim management is within company service standards and industry best practices.

3. Medical Scribe / Clinical Informatics Specialist | Oak Street Health

The goal of this position is to be the personal data assistant to the provider. This means you handle informatics responsibilities for providers during patient visits in our centers. CISs are trained to be experts in structured clinical assessments, accurate and specific documentation, population health workflows, and team based care. A major goal will be to also facilitate efficient and effective medical care for our patients.

4. Hunger Action Corps | Greater Chicago Food Depository

The Food Depository offers a variety of programs and services to partners throughout Chicago and suburban Cook County to provide food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in the community. The Food Depository needs corps members to assist with food access programs, volunteer engagement and more.

5. Emergency PPE Decontamination Technician | Parsons

Our Client is providing Critical Care Decontamination Systems to decontaminate personal protection equipment (PPE), specifically N95 masks, for hospital workers around the country, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be deploying teams to various cities around the country. We are looking for casual workers who are able to travel to various locations, work extended shifts and support this important mission for up to 4 months.

6. Entry Level Recruiter | Phaidon International

Phaidon International is seeking motivated, entry-level candidates to join its rapidly growing company throughout its global offices! In this position you’ll be expected to recruit candidates via social media, foster relationships with companies, and conduct meetings with clients to ensure you’re meeting their needs.

7. Staff Accountant I | Live Nation Entertainment

We are seeking a Staff Accountant for the Midwest Region, a segment of the Live Nation Concerts division. This individual will assist the Senior Accountant, who is responsible for shows at a wide variety of venues – both owned/operated and third party. The Midwest region encompasses 15 states representing approximately 25% of US households. We manage over 1,000 concerts annually at theaters, amphitheaters, arenas, stadiums and festival sites.

8. Products Representative | State Farm- Nick Kosiek Agency

State Farm Insurance Agent located in Chicago, IL is seeking an outgoing, career-oriented professional to join their team. As a state Farm team member for Nick Kosiek – State Farm Agent, you will build and develop customer relationships within the community to promote State farm products including auto, home and life insurance.

9. Outside Sales Professional | Tom James Company

Our sales force consists of highly motivated, service and sales minded professionals that strive for growth and leadership. By finding and developing long-term, loyal customers, our people build lifestyles to support their personal and professional goals. Our customers are highly successful, busy professionals who demand convenience, quality and excellent service in which we deliver to them.

10. Audit IT Assurance Associate – Summer 2020 | Grant Thornton

An IT Assurance Associate is responsible for delivering a full range of IT audit services to our clients. Responsibilities include testing and assessment of information systems control review engagements in support of financial statement audits.

 

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10 Chicago Companies Currently Looking for Interns

These 10 companies are currently looking to hire DePaul students to fill internships. Explore these opportunities and many more at depaul.joinhandshake.com.

 

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YASOU Skincare

YASOU, which translates to “a toast to your health,” is a luxury wellness, Greek-inspired skin care line that has all natural ingredients. YASOU’s mission is to combine the beauty traditions, natural and organic ingredients from the rich culture of Greece with American technology, merging “old world” with “new world” to create a new Greek skin care experience for all.


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Northwestern Mutual Chicagoland

Northwestern Mutual is an American financial services company that provides consultation on wealth and asset income protection, education planning, retirement planning, investment advisory services, trust and private client services, estate planning and business planning.


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L2TMedia

L2TMedia provides paid search, display, YouTube advertising, SEO, social media and online reputation management services. With this robust suite of digital products, L2TMedia has become one of the premier service providers of digital marketing solutions in the automotive industry.


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826CHI

826CHI is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.


 

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Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly is a national network of non-profit volunteer-based organizations committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly.


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Weigel Broadcasting Co.

At Weigel Broadcasting Co., every person plays a fundamental role in shaping the product and impression we make on all of our viewers, our advertisers, and our suppliers.


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Muscular Dystrophy Association

MDA is leading the fight to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life. We use our collective strength to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger by finding research breakthroughs across diseases, caring for individuals from day one and empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America.


 

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GCM Grosvenor

GCM Grosvenor is one of the largest, most diversified independent alternative asset management firms worldwide. The firm has core expertise in product and custom investment solutions. Its product solutions provide turn-key access to both diversified and specialized alternative investment portfolios. Its customized investment solutions give clients an active role in the development of their alternatives programs.


 

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Livongo Health

Livongo is an organization that empowers people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives. Powered by advanced data science, Livongo creates personalized experiences for members, so they receive the right information, tools, and support, at the right time.


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PAWS Chicago

PAWS is the Midwest’s largest no kill shelter, humane education and spay/neuter clinic organization with a mission to create a no-kill Chicago. In addition they are not-for-profit and a state of the art, cageless facility.

How to Grow as an Artist, Businessperson? Become an Entrepreneurial Exhibitor

By: Elisabeth Stanis, DePaul University animation major ‘20

Working as an entrepreneurial exhibitor at comic and anime conventions is one of the most valuable experiences an artist can have. Having sold art at four separate conventions, I can say with certainty that it’s one of the best ways to not only grow as a creator, but as a businessperson as well. Needless to say, in my tenure as an exhibitor, I’ve learned a few tricks of the trade that are important to reduce your learning curve and maximize your success.

Keep track of your costs

Taking on the responsibility of a booth at a convention or exhibition is no easy feat. Most events ask that you sign up months in advance and require you to pay a table and convention pass fee that can be hundreds of dollars for larger conventions. Keeping track of expenses—such as material fees and sales revenue—is an important part of staying organized and turning a profit. I personally keep track of sales and commissions in a notebook that serves as my ledger; this is where I write down which items are sold and for how much. By keeping track of my expenses, I am able to examine my sales at a later time; specifically, I can assess which items within my inventory were most popular and determine the types of prints I should further invest in.

Research the market

Similarly, an important part of selling to a wide audience in an open and competitive environment, like a convention, is assessing the market. In the months leading up to a convention, I research the likes, dislikes and behaviors of the expected audience, and allow that data to influence the products I offer.

Know your target demographic

There is a delicate balance of selling items for enough money to turn a profit and at a low enough price to attract buyers. Since I gravitate toward a more colorful, cutesy style when creating convention merchandise, I tend to attract younger customers, usually in the 12-18 age demographic. Therefore, I tend to keep my prices lower and more affordable, as most of my buyers do not have a steady income and have only a fixed amount of money to spend. I offset this by investing in small magnets, boxes, and digital art that I can print more copies of later, instead of, for example, devoting a lot of time to creating acrylic paintings or crafting handmade jewelry.

Working at a convention is by no means easy or cheap; however, it can offer valuable experiences and opportunities to test and grow professional skills. Conventions are a must for artists seeking practice in combining art with business. With a city like Chicago as our classroom, there’s always a convention in town providing you with the perfect space to develop your entrepreneurial and artistic skills. Start exploring, your next adventure may be right here in Chicago at an upcoming convention!