NLU Career Academy


Tuesday, May 6, 5:30 to 7pm
featuring Career Coaches Amy Bastuga, Ursula Pawlowski,
Matthew King and Marjorie Killeen

Learn from the pros how to navigate today's competitive job market. What is working? How important are thank you notes? Do I need to leverage my networking contacts to reach hiring managers? Our career coaches answer these questions and more!

Amy Bastuga, VP of Human Resources
Radio Flyer
NLU Master's in Human Resource Management and Development

Amy joined the Radio Flyer Team in 2007, where she has brought her HR expertise to a growing organization whose vision was to create an environment where every employee could say “I Love My Job”. Inspired by the CWO’s vision, she leads the global HR team and has established programs that support the Little Red Rule, “Every time we touch people’s lives, they will feel great about Radio Flyer”. Amy’s career path was established over the last 18 years working in several privately held world-class manufacturing organizations.

Ursula Pawlowski, Governance and Operations Manager
American Hospital Association
NLU Bachelor's in Management and Master's in Human Resource Management and Development

Ursula completed her Bachelor’s Degree after working for several years and realizing she needed to finish her education in order to advance. Encouragement from faculty resulted in her pursuing her Master’s Degree, which provided direction and motivation to pursue a career in health care human resources. She began working in a division of the American Hospital Association as an intern while she was a student at NLU and is still currently employed there.  She is also very active as an alum of NLU, working as an adjunct faculty member and sitting as a member of the Alumni Advisory Steering Committee.

Matthew King, Executive Director and Principal
Epic Academy
NLU Master's in Administration and Supervision

Matthew is a 2007 graduate of New Leaders for New Schools, an organization that provides new principals with the skills and knowledge to innovate and effect change in struggling urban areas. Prior to founding EPIC Academy, he was a teacher and administrator, working at schools in some of the most economically depressed neighborhoods in the south side of Chicago. Matthew co-founded ONEGOAL (formerly Urban Students Empowered), a foundation with the mission of making higher education a reality for students from environments where college is an almost unknown experience.

Marjorie Killeen, Writer and Consultant
Make It Better Magazine
NLU Master's in Written Communication

Marjie’s award winning column was acknowledged by both the Illinois Woman's Press Association and the National Federation of Press Women, and is now a series of live shows at the Wilmette Theatre.  She writes for several other magazines and authors her own blog, as well.  Separately, is a communications and image consultant, assisting professionals as they develop their personal brand, marketing materials, sales pitches and web content, and also counsels groups on improved interpersonal communication.


Scene 4: Hear it from the Pros is the final workshop in a four-part series specifically designed for seasoned professionals navigating challenges of career change and potential age bias in today’s job market. CTC addresses head-on the “dinosaur in the room,” providing tips, strategies and real life examples to give the competitive edge to those in career transition. Covering use of informational interviews, positioning and outreach critical to all job seekers, you will hear insights that will help all in transition better position themselves for greater distinction and success!

Click here to register for NLU Career Academy Part 4: The Audience
Hear it from the Pros

Participants are invited to attend in person at NLU’s Chicago campus 122 S. Michigan or via webcast at our other six campus locations: Elgin, Lisle, Skokie, Wheeling, Florida or Wisconsin. 

For more information call 312-261-3809.

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What is NLU Career Academy?
National Louis University’s Career Development Office has teamed up with The Career Transitions Center of Chicago to bring you a series of workshops to prepare you to be a career star. Each session is facilitated by an experienced Career Coach, who will train you on how to walk down the red carpet to career success - from writing your script (branding yourself) to winning a role with a company (advice from hiring managers).

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    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

    5110 Eisenhower Boulevard Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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    NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    (414) 577.2658
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