Program highlights Chicago tech jobs
Posted on April 30, 2019
A popular city wide program is influencing Chicago tech jobs.
ThinkChicago: Lollapalooza is accepting applications for the seventh annual installment of the city’s premier program connecting rising talent with Chicago’s tech scene. Mayor Emanuel, World Business Chicago, the University of Illinois System and Lollapalooza will welcome 200 STEM, business and design students from the nation’s top schools to Chicago. The students will learn about Chicago’s fast-growing tech scene from August 1–3, 2019, and meet Chicago innovators, technologists and business leaders.
“The future of our city’s economy is driven by our investment in rising talent,” Mayor Emanuel said. “These students are among the best and brightest looking to work at a Chicago-based company or start a company of their own, reaffirming our city’s status as a world-class hub for innovation and entrepreneurship.”
ThinkChicago: Lollapalooza is seeking students who are considering Chicago for the next phase of their career, whether as an entrepreneur, part of a startup team or by contributing their tech skills to a large corporate enterprise. Candidates should be enthusiastic about technology, innovation and entrepreneurship and have demonstrated a commitment to achievement and excellence in their field.
ThinkChicago: Lollapalooza will prioritize applications received from undergraduate or graduate students from the engineering, computer science, design, information technology, entrepreneurship or business administration disciplines. Students can apply by visiting www.thinkchicago.net. All applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on May 26, 2019.
“The University of Illinois System is committed to educating the students of Illinois and keeping them here at home to apply their talents and drive progress for our state,” Tim Killeen, president of the University of Illinois, said. “We are proud to continue our partnership with Mayor Emanuel, World Business Chicago and Lollapalooza to make our graduates aware of the many exciting opportunities available in Chicago and build on a growing statewide alumni network that is already nearly 400,000 strong. Thank you, Mr. Mayor!”
“ThinkChicago introduces the next generation of innovators to Chicago’s vibrant tech scene,” Mark Tebbe, chairman of ChicagoNEXT, said. “To ensure we have a rich pool of talent, this program connects the country’s top students with innovative businesses in Chicago ranging from startups to large corporations.”