At the University of Chicago Urban Labs, alumna Nicole Wilson works with other public policy experts to address the most urgent issues in city neighborhoods.

The UChicago Urban Labs partner with civic and community leaders to identify, test and scale programs that reduce violence and improve education in urban areas. As a data management associate, Nicole develops policies to protect sensitive data and comply with government regulations and agreements. She is also pursuing a master’s degree in public policy.

As a Roosevelt student, Nicole embraced community work with a public engagement internship at the Chicago mayor’s office. She also helped found the Multicultural Student Support Services, which now helps hundreds of students feel at home at the University.

Nicole told us about her time as a Laker and her current career path.

On the Roosevelt Community

When I began attending Roosevelt University, I was determined to receive my BSBA and continue to law school. The span of opportunities I envisioned for myself was far greater than what was afforded to my parents, yet simultaneously limited.

As a Chicago native who persisted through school despite my personal experiences with poverty, I have always had a burning desire to alleviate stressors within my community. However, I imagined volunteering on weekends to accomplish this. Before becoming a part of the Roosevelt community, I never perceived how I could positively impact my community daily with my work.

On Influential Faculty and Staff Members

Roosevelt isn't like other universities. The course work could be taught anywhere, the campus could be anywhere, but the faculty and students will challenge you, uplift you and help you find your voice.

Pamela Thompson-Hill and Renita Brown supported me throughout my entire time at Roosevelt. From career advice to meals, they continued to be my cheerleaders when outside situations affected my college career.

A Fun Fact about Nicole

I love camping!

Scholarship Opportunities

College of Lake County students are eligible for transfer scholarships to attend Roosevelt. Ask your admission counselor about Roosevelt's Phi Theta Kappa scholarship award. Learn more about transfer scholarship.

2+2 Programs (Degree Completion Programs)

2+2 programs allow College of Lake County students to plan the first two years of selected majors to assure that the classes they take will transfer into Roosevelt University to meet the requirements for the bachelor’s degree. For academic roadmaps for these programs, please email Erica Poremba.

Roosevelt Program CLC/Roosevelt Degree Completion Options
Business Administration
Criminal Justice
 Health Science Administration
Paralegal Studies
Sustainability Studies

Contact a counselor

Our dedicated staff of transfer counselors is here to help! Get in touch with any questions you might have.

Lorry Cohn
Transfer Admission Counselor
Phone: 312-341-2189


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