Employment Opportunities @J.Jill


 My name is Maria Boznos and I am the Store Manager at J.Jill in the Burr Ridge Village Center. We are currently looking to hire part time associates. In particular we are in need of people who can work the closing shift.  Specifically, between 4-8:30p, or 5 or 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Once a month we have floor sets which may require a shift that runs until 10:00 or 11:00 pm.

If any students are interested in working  at J.Jill please contact Maria Boznos. (Listed below) It would be best to apply in person. After reviewing applications, interviews will be scheduled.

Thank you for considering this request. Look forward to hearing from you!


Maria Boznos SM

J.Jill-Store 641

Burr Ridge Village Center

585 Village Center Drive

Burr Ridge, IL 60527



Study Abroad Scholarships!

Any student who is interested in studying abroad make sure to fill out an application for a scholarship.  Applications can be picked up and dropped off at the Field Studies office, BIC 3509 or online at www.cod.edu/academics/field/studyabroad/scholarships.aspx .  Students can be awarded up to $1500 to help fund study abroad! 

 The deadline for Summer 2017 scholarships is Monday, February 20, 2017.

 For more information, please contact Sue Kerby at ext. 3078, kerbys@cod.edu, or visit the Field and Experiential Learning, Study Abroad and Global Education website :   


Merchandise Manager Opportunity


Buying opportunity here in Central Illinois.  Gameday Spirit, located in Champaign, is the Official Fanstore of the Fighting Illini.  Currently we have two retail stores, an ecommerce site and are contracted through the university to sell at all of their athletic events.  We recently were notified that our current buyer is moving with her husband to Colorado, leaving an opening in buyer position.

Job Title: Merchandise Manager Projected Start Date: January 2017

Duties & Expectations
Merchandise Buyer (Goal – sell the most stuff at the highest possible profit):
Use real data to assist in buying decisions:
Track consumer trends to determine which products are the best fit
Evaluate prior sales to project future needs
Track inventory turns to determine restocking needs
Interact with vendors to place orders:
Research potential vendors and negotiate purchases with the best vendors
Place orders and ensure inventory is properly distributed within the company
Work with production and design teams to create a production plan and calendar for merchandise produced in-house
Attend tradeshows and conferences to stay abreast of industry standards
Stay within company budget and open to buy guidelines
Visual Merchandising (Goal – make the product you bought look appealing to our customers):
Create a visual merchandising concept in partnership with retail management staff for key brands, seasons, etc.
Work with retail management staff to implement visual merchandising plan in stores
Analytical Skills: You will be working with multiple vendors to determine the best deals, and will have to evaluate the many
pros and cons of each based on price, quality, speed of delivery and other factors.
Decision-Making Skills: You will need to use the information you have gathered to make important decisions on behalf of your company.
Organization: You will be making many buying decisions across many product categories with a limited budget.
You will also need to multi-task while keeping everything together. Attention to detail is a must.
Math Skills: Basic math skills will be needed to analyze prices and get the best deals possible.
Negotiating Skills: You will be working with suppliers to create the best deals. Negotiating skills will help you create those deals.
Availability: minimum 40 hours per week. Work flexible hours during busy season, sometimes including nights and weekends
Attitude: maintain a positive, professional attitude at all times with co-workers, vendors and customers. Show evidence of
high integrity and ethical/moral standards in working relationships. Support Gameday Spirit culture.
Preferred Skills & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in related field OR 2 years minimum retail buying experience
Ability to confidently and quickly make decisions based on real data
Strong merchandising background to create compelling visual presentations; Strong knowledge and awareness of current university trends and events
Motivated, passionate and goal-oriented; Adapt to any situation; Can remain calm under pressure
Ability to identify trends and spot “the next big thing”
Have a passion for retail; Work in a team; Be creative
Have proven computer skills – including Office, Adobe and web; Have good commercial awareness
Reporting: This position reports to the General Manager and Owner.
Compensation & Benefits: This position is salaried with full benefits.
Application Process: Submit all resumes and cover letters to Becca Stroot, General Manager (becca.stroot@gamedayspirit.com).
We look forward to meeting you!


Becca Stroot

General Manager

Accounting Manager

Official Fan Store of the Fighting Illini


Mary Ray Educational Event January 6th, and 7th, 2017

The American Sewing Guild will be offering the following workshops at College of DuPage,  please pay directly to their website.

“I have been sewing for as long as I can remember. My

grandmother and my mother sewed, but it was my Aunt Vi,

an avid sewer and prolific knitter, who taught me the basics.

She helped me make my first skirt for a 4-H project and

insisted I rip out and redo those crooked seams until they

were perfect! That led to many more projects for 4-H Dress

Revue fashion show and county fairs, as well as additions to

my closet to feed my fashion-obsessed heart.

Years later, my sewing career was launched when I

got a part time job at an independent fabric store in a suburb

of Chicago.”

Schedule for the Weekend:
Friday evening: 79PM Trunk show and lecture
College of Dupage in Room SRC1004
$10.00 per person/$20.00 for nonmember/free for COD students
HandsOn Workshops:
Saturday: 9AMNoon “Tucks, Pleats and Folds for Garments and Quilts”
/College of Dupage in Room SRC1008
$50.00 for workshop($75.00 nonmember)/ $20.00 kit fee
1PM4PM “Edge Finishes Sample Class”
$50.00 for workshop($75.00 nonmember)/ $20.00 kit fee
No need to bring a machine, we will be in the sewing lab!!
Go to Mary Ray’s website to get more details on the workshops being offered:
Sign up going to wwww.asgchicago.org and use the Paypal button or by
filling out the form you will find there and sending it, and a check for the fees
Deanna Lood
520 N. Williams Drive,
Palatine, IL, 60074
Mary Ray Educational Event
January 6th, and 7th, 2017


Check out the official flyer here: mary-ray

Job Opportunity!

Bridal Stylist

Part-time, mostly weekend hours

$12-$15 per hour plus commission

Starting immediately (training)

The Bridal Boutique of Naperville is a sample, bridal shop.  We sell designer wedding gowns off the rack and at a discount.  We run the shop like a high end boutique providing our customers with the full bridal experience.  Each stylist works one on one with their bride in a relaxed, comfortable setting.

 If interested, please contact Bonnie at 630-286-0286.

 Bonnie Wegner
The Bridal Boutique of Naperville

Chaotic Vanities Fashion Show Finalists!

The 2017 Chaotic Vanities Fashion Show Finalists! Congratulations Designers!

1- Liam McClelland: men’s wear

5 & 6- Silvia Kinda

8- Sarah Bhaidani: lg white with sheer overlay

11 & 12- Whitney Stahl

14- Milijana Delic

16- Sarah Stuglis: black corset w/ multi colors

18- Lindsey Roussel: grey neoprene

19 & 20- Theadora Iacobellis

22- Cynthia Lengelo: red dress

23 & 24- Ibitisam Younis

27 & 28- Li Sheng

29- Nelya Savenok

25 & 26- Ellen Schwartz

Please see Sharon for more information!

Hinsdale Golf Club!

Hinsdale Golf Club has an open position on their golf staff.

~ Golf Shop Merchandiser ~

 It could be a full time year-round position but would also consider a shorter period.


If interested contact:

Phil Campoli, PGA

Director of Golf

Hinsdale Golf Club

140 Chicago Avenue

Clarendon Hills, IL  60514

 630.986.5339 – golf shop

630.455.7002 – direct to Phil

630.986.9865 – fax