News Bureau

Harper College featured in WGN-TV cover story on grads returning to school

PALATINE, IL – For the past five-plus years, landing that first job has been complicated by the economy, mountains of student load debt, unpaid internships, older workers not retiring and kids moving back home. WGN-TV’s Lourdes Duarte reports on the first job detours many 20-somethings and their families are taking, and how they’re adapting. Harper students Andrew Castro and Andrea Zito share their stories.

Press Contact: Kim Pohl, Media Relations Manager, 847.925.6159

New Student Trustee sworn in

Colin Weber is no stranger to leadership positions - both in the academic and athletic arenas. Now, the Wheeling resident will represent his peers in the board room as Harper College's new Student Trustee.

Apr 17, 2014
Call for Distinguished Alumni nominations

Harper College is accepting nominations for its 2014 Distinguished Alumni Awards, an annual honor saluting former students for outstanding career and community achievements.

Apr 15, 2014
Free College and Career Expo for Kids

Dozens of demonstrations and hands-on activities will be available at this year's College and Career Expo, put on by Harper College to inspire area students and their parents to prepare earlier for higher education.

Apr 14, 2014
Etiquette dinner

Don't underestimate the importance of knowing which fork to use for the salad course. How you conduct yourself at the table can impact business relationships and your credibility, according to career experts.

Apr 14, 2014
Returning to college

Though she earned a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering in her native Bolivia, Cecilia Marchant knew landing a good job in the U.S. would likely require another higher education credential.

Apr 14, 2014
Edible Books Contest

Here's a chance to read your book and eat it too. In a nod to National Library Week, the Harper College Library will hold its seventh annual Edible Books Contest on Wednesday, April 16.

Apr 08, 2014
Hundreds to attend Health Career Trek

Nearly 400 area high school students will visit Harper College this month for the annual High School Career Trek, an event designed for students to explore potential health care careers.

Apr 07, 2014
Authority on Chicago mob murders to speak

From Chicago's original gangsters to the Outfit's decline in recent years, Dr. Wayne Johnson is well-versed in the organized crime that long ensnared the city.

Apr 07, 2014
#GoForward with coffee giveaway campaign

Harper College has set out to open the community's eyes to the possibilities of education with the launch of its "Good morning. #GoForward." coffee giveaway campaign.

Apr 04, 2014
Managing Your Priorities

Harper College for Business will put on "Managing Your Priorities," a seminar aimed at giving workers the skills to make better decisions about their daily work.

Apr 01, 2014