2012 Chicago Summer Business Institute (CSBI) application package


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The Chicago Summer Business Institute (CSBI) provides a six-week paid internship program for high school sophomores and juniors each summer. These internships take place at various banks, accounting, law and engineering firms throughout the Loop and business districts. In conjunction with a 28-hour work week, students attend half-day classroom seminars and workshops every week where they learn about the financial markets, attend seminars given by successful business executives, and participate in team building programs.

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2012 Chicago Summer Business Institute (CSBI) application package

  1. 1. Chicago Summer Business Institute Preparing Today’s Students to Become Tomorrow’s ProfessionalsApplication for Employment – For more info visit our website at www.chicagobusinessinstitute.comLast Name First Name MIAddress City Zip code ChicagoDate of Birth Age Sex Social Security No. (a valid social security card is required for participation)Home Phone Cell or Alternate PhoneEmail Address**If you do not currently have an email address, we recommend that you visit www.yahoo.com or www.gmail.com to sign up for a free emailaccount for convenient receipt of notifications from the Chicago Summer Business Institute.High School Current Grade (please circle one) 10 or 11Current GPA on a scale of Current Class Ranking out of JOB READINESS WORKSHOPSaturday, March 24th from 10am to 12pm | more info @ www.chicagobusinessinstitute.comI am interested in participating in the Job Readiness Workshop on March 24th (please circle one) Yes or NoEligibility Requirements: Application Requirements (ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED AT THE SAME TIME AND STAPLED IN THE ORDER LISTED BELOW): Student must currently be a Sophomore or Junior (ages 15 and under must submit a valid work permit);  Complete Application for Employment Student must have a valid social security card;  Complete Income Verification Form Student must have a 3.0 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale);  Provide Updated Resume Student must attend either a public, parochial or  Provide Essay (2 pages, typewritten double- private high school; spaced on topic below): Student must be a resident of the City of Chicago; and New Applicants: Student must have an annual family income of “How the CSBI Can Help Me in My Career Goal” $60,000 a year or less and a parent/guardian 2011 CSBI Interns: must sign Certificate of Income Verification Form “What I Learned Last Year from the CSBI and How I Can INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD ON Use Those Skills to be a Better Worker in 2012” TH ST SATURDAY, APRIL 14 AND SATURDAY, APRIL 21STUDENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL* REGARDING IS/HER  Provide Two (2) Letters of Recommendation SCHEDULED INTERVIEW DATE, TIME AND LOCATION.  Provide Official High School Transcript (Sealed envelope with school stamp)Student Signature (REQUIRED – application will not be considered without signature) DateParent Signature (REQUIRED – application will not be considered without signature) DateSchool Official Signature (REQUIRED – application will not be considered without signature) Date Mail completed application, along with required documents and signatures to the: Chicago Summer Business Institute P.O. Box 64445 Chicago, Illinois 60664 All application material must be received or postmarked on or before March 30, 2012. LATE APPLICATIONS AND/OR FAXED COPIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
  2. 2. Chicago Summer Business Institute Preparing Today’s Students to Become Tomorrow’s Professionals CERTIFICATE OF INCOME VERIFICATIONThe Chicago Summer Business Institute (“CSBI”) was founded in 1991 to provide paid summerinternships to Chicago high school students and introduce them to the Chicago businesscommunity. CSBI’s goal is to give its participants an incentive to continue their education whilepreparing them for the business world.One of the eligibility requirements for participation in the CSBI program is that the annualhousehold income of the applicant’s Parents/Guardians does not exceed $60,000.00. Theundersigned certifies that: 1. they are the Parents/Guardians of ___________________________________________; 2. the Parents/Guardians annual household income at the time of this application does not exceed $60,000.00; and 3. the Parents/Guardians current annual household income is:  Less than $15,000  $15,001 - $30,000  $30,001 - $45,000  $45,001 - $60,000Signature(s) and proof of income is required (i.e., monthly pay stubs, income tax form, W-2, etc.)____________________________________ ____________________________________ Print Name Print Name (Parent/Guardian) (Parent/Guardian)____________________________________ ____________________________________ Sign Name Sign Name (Parent/Guardian) (Parent/Guardian)____________________________________ ____________________________________ Date Date P.O. Box 64445 | Chicago, Illinois 60664  Phone: 312-545-7855 | Fax: 312-252-3099 Website: www.chicagobusinessinstitute.com  Email: info@chicagobusinessinstitute.com
  3. 3. Chicago Summer Business Institute Preparing Today’s Students to Become Tomorrow’s Professionals JOB READINESS WORKSHOPMunity | Chicago, an affiliate of the Chicago Summer BusinessInstitute (“CSBI”), is hosting a free workshop for CSBI applicants.Workshop highlights include creating effective resumes, preparingfor successful interviews, making positive first impressions,understanding office etiquette, and interactive role-playing. WHEN: Saturday, March 24, 2012 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. WHERE: City Hall Council Chambers* 121 N. LaSalle Street Chicago, Illinois *Do not contact City Hall or its employees for information regarding this workshop.Space is limited and registration is required. If you are interested inattending this Workshop, please state your participation on yourCSBI Application for Employment and/or email your NAME,AGE, HIGH SCHOOL and GRADE LEVEL toinfo@chicagobusinessinstitute.com on or before March 16, 2012.Participation will be granted on a first come, first served basis andyou will receive an email confirmation of your registration.Completed CSBI applications may be submitted at the workshop.PRIZES WILLBE GIVEN AWAY!!For more information or to register, please visit our website atwww.chicagobusinessinstitute.com. P.O. Box 64445 | Chicago, Illinois 60664  Phone: 312-545-7855 | Fax: 312-252-3099 Website: www.chicagobusinessinstitute.com  Email: info@chicagobusinessinstitute.com
  4. 4. 2011 Participating Firms Acacia Financial Group, Inc. Amalgamated Bank of Chicago Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP Bank of America, N.A. Bansley and Kiener LLP Barclays Blaylock Robert Van, LLP BNY Mellow Trust CompanyBurke Waren MacKay & Serritella, PC Cabrera Capital Markets, Inc CITI Fitch, Inc George K. Baum & Company Great Lakes Advisors, Inc Harris N.A. HNTB Corporation Jefferies & Company JP Morgan Chase & Co Katten Muchin Rosenman Keeley Asset Management Corp Kutak Rock LLP Landrum & Brown, Inc Loop Capital Markets Mayer Brown LLP Mesirow Financial MMF Capital Management LLC Morgan Stanley M R Beal Nationwide Retirement Solutions Preparing Today ’s Students to Northern Trust Company become Tomorrow ’s Perkins Coie LLP Professionals Podesta & Co. Samuel A. Ramirez & Co., Inc. Schiff Hardin Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., LLC Standard & Poors P.O. BOX 64445 The Rise Group, LLC Chicago, Illinois 60664 UBS P : 312.545.7855 Ungaretti & Harris LLP F : 312.252.3099 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. E : info@chicagobusinessinstitute.com W: www.chicagobusinessinstitute.com William Blair & Company
  5. 5. CSBI has made a huge impact on my life. The work experience I gained through this program set me apart from 2011 Participating Schools other students. As a CSBI intern, a foundation was laid which set the framework for college level internships with other major corporations. CSBI gave me the tools to achieve in the business world early on. I am now a Al Raby High School Maria High School 2008 Magna Cum Laude B.B.A. graduate from Howard University. I can wholeheartedly state that Amundsen High School Marine Math & Science Academy CSBI played an integral role in my small measure of success. Aspira M. Ramirez High School Morgan Park High School I am extremely grateful to this program. Austin Polytechnical Academy Mother McAuley Liberal Arts HS ~ Jamel Franklin Benito Juarez High School Multicultural Arts High School ‘02 & ‘03 Intern Best Practice High School Nicholas Senn High School Participation in the program gives students a chance to experience a summer internship that can Bronzeville Scholastic Institute Noble Street College Prep help further their careers after high school. Students are given the opportunity to work in the Brother Rice High School North Lawndale College Prep Chicago business community, where they are able to earn money and save for college. In C.I.C.S. Ralph Ellison High School recent years, CSBI interns have been offered internships as runners at the Board of Trade and Northside College Prep general office assistants, among others. The students are able to better make career choices Carver Military Academy2012 Timetable Notre Dame College Prep from their work experiences. Working in a professional environment gives the students a sense Chicago Bulls College PrepApplications Available 1/31 of what working will be like after college: the challenges, the responsibilities, and the feeling of Ogden International High School accomplishment from a job well done. Chicago Discovery AcademyJob Readiness Workshop 3/24 Orr Academy High SchoolApplications Due 3/30 Chicago Military Academy Perspectives Leadership AcademyApplicant InterviewsNotifications Mailed 4/14, 4/21 5/21 preparing today’s students to Collins Academy Cornerstone Academy Phoenix Military AcademyAcceptance Letters DueOrientation Sessions 5/31 6/21, 6/22 become tomorrow’s professionals Crane Tech Prep High School Pritzker College Prep High School Prosser Career Academy High SchoolWork Begins 6/25 Curie Metro High SchoolWork Ends 8/03 Providence St. Mel High School DeLaSalle InstituteGraduation TBD Benefits To Students Who Is Eligible Dunbar Vocational Career Academy Rauner College Prep High School  Paid summer position The program directors are looking for DuSable Leadership Academy Regina Dominican High School  Earn a competitive weekly salary above-average students who are eager to learn and work. Eligible students should Frederick Douglass High School Rickover Naval AcademyJob Readiness Workshop  Attend weekly seminars and meet the following qualifications: Rowe-Clark Math & Science Academy workshops Gary Comer College PrepMunity | Chicago, an affiliate of  Opportunity to network and establish  Are currently Sophomores or Juniors Guerin Prep High School Simeon Career Academy High SchoolCSBI, will host a free workshop for business contacts  Have a valid social security cardapplicants. Workshop highlights Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep St. Benedict High Schoolinclude topics on how to:  Obtain information about the college  Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale) admissions process Academy St. Gregory the Great High School  Attend a public, parochial or private• create effective resumes  Eligible to receive monetary high school Henry Ford Power House High School St. Ignatius College Prep• prepare for successful interviews scholarships awarded to top-• make positive first impressions  Are residents of the city of Chicago Hirsch Metropolitan High School St. Laurence High School performing students at the end of the• learn office etiquette  Have an annual family income of Holy Trinity High School Thomas Kelly High School program• interactive role-playing $60,000 or less John F. Kennedy High School University of Chicago Lab High SchoolSpace is limited. For more info. John Hancock Prep High Schoolregarding registration, please visit Voise Academy High Schoolwww.chicagobusinessinstitute.com. John Marshall High School Von Steuben High School. Jones College Prep High School Walter Payton College Prep Kenwood Academy Westinghouse College Prep Lake View High School All qualifying sophomores and juniors attending public, private and parochial schools in the city of Chicago are Whitney Young Magnet High School encouraged to apply to the CSBI program. Students may obtain an application and other pertinent information Lane Tech High School William H. Taft High School from high school Principals or Guidance Counselors. Also, feel free to download an application from our website Lincoln Park High School at www.chicagobusinessinstitute.com. William J. Bogan High School Lindblom Math & Science Academy World Language High School Little Village High School