The KidsMatter Student Job Fair will be held on Tuesday, March 21st from 5:00 to 7:30 pm in the Residence Hall/Recreation Center on the North Central College Campus.

The annual KidsMatter Job Fair is THE one-stop place for young people to find seasonal & summer jobs. The Fair provides job opportunities as well as mock interviews, resume workshops, and internship experiences to prepare students for the workforce. Endorsed by the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, last year’s Fair offered 1850+ jobs.

Participating businesses include: Andy’s Frozen Custard,  Illinois Energy Windows & Siding, Monarch Landing, Bolingbrook Park District, Target,  Jewel-Osco, Chicagoland Pool Management, Home Depot, CVS Pharmacy, Buffalo Wild Wings, Egg Harbor Café, Hollywood Palms Cinema, Player’s Indoor Sports,  the YMCA, Walgreens, McDonalds,  Panera Bread, Bright Horizons Family Solutions,  Aurelio’s Pizza, Goodwill, Topgolf, Giving DuPage, Sky Zone Aurora Trampoline Park, US Bank, Portillo’s,  and Western DuPage Special Recreation Association to name just a few.

Each student who attends the Fair will receive a free Resource Booklet summarizing the opportunities available at each participating business along with their contact information. The booklet also includes a section that provides tips and tactics students can refer to in order to increase their odds of securing a job. It answers questions such as:

“How do I prepare for an interview?”

“Who should I use as a reference?”

“What qualities are employers looking for?”

Other Features:

What Not To Do In An Interview, including individual “mock” interviews with students  will be facilitated by community leaders in addition to internship opportunities and social media strategies for finding employment.

This event is free to all students. Although the KidsMatter Job Fair generally targets youth age 15 to 23, there are limited opportunities for 14  year olds.

The Executive Sponsor of the KidsMatter Student Job Fair is the DuPage Foundation. Additional sponsors include: Blooming Color, Ryan Hill Realty, Water Street District ~ Downtown Naperville, Chicagoland Pool Management, Edgewood Clinical Services,  Illinois Energy Windows and Siding, McDonald’s, Thrivent Financial Services – Cantera Associates, and the Community Career Center.