Workshop Presenters

LINK provides enrichment opportunities for students in the areas of education, college/career readiness, leadership development, spiritual development, and interracial harmony. We are looking for skilled and professional volunteers to facilitate workshops for students on the following topics:

  • Public Speaking and Communication Skills
  • Leadership Development
  • Dressing for Success/Etiquette
  • Professional Demeanor
  • Professional Online Representation
  • Resume Writing
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Personal Branding
  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Positive Self Image
  • Soft skills – Grit, Resilience, Self-advocacy, Accountability, Decision Making, etc.

Career Speaker Series

We are seeking professionals in a variety of industries, including accounting, banking, law, medicine, engineering, IT, social services, education, etc. to participate in 1-hour quarterly Brown Bag Luncheons where career topics are discussed. These talks will expose LINK scholars to a variety of career industries and increase their knowledge of skills, education, and training required to enter various professions and succeed in them

Job Shadowing/Internships

LINK partners with industry-leading companies and organizations in order to provide meaningful internship and job shadowing opportunities for both high school and collegiate LINK Scholars. These partnerships provide students with engaging, experiential learning opportunities to learn about various careers, workplace dynamics, and everyday business practices.

Student Application Reading & Interviewing

We take our process of identifying and selecting Chicago’s top performing and high potential scholars very seriously.  In order to finalize the scholars being accepted with each class of Freshmen, we receive support from volunteers who assist in reading applications and leading our family interviews.  The application review process runs from November to January of each academic year.

Get Involved

For information on how you can volunteer please contact Dr. Johari Shuck, Director of Educational Programs, via email or via phone: (312) 225-5465 Ext. 216.