Finding your first job right out of school can be tricky. Seemingly every entry level job out there still requires a year or two of experience (which raises the obvious question of where people even get that experience in the first place).
Though they may be hard to find, there are companies out there that are willing to teach you the ropes — if you're willing to put in the effort to learn. Here are some of our favorite opportunities at local Chicago tech companies, but be sure to peruse our job board for more:
What they do: Jellyvision builds engaging interactive software that helps a company's employees make difficult life decisions, like choosing a healthcare plan, managing their finances and saving for retirement. Jellyvision's software keeps these processes interesting by drawing on behavioral science, a quirky sense of humor and its past as a video game studio.
What they do: A winner of last year’s Moxie Award for Best Enterprise Web Company, SMS Assist leverages cloud-based software to help property owners manage their properties more efficiently.
What they do: An interactive healthcare communications company, Emmi provides patients, families and caregivers with actionable and easy-to-follow information to help patients deal with chronic disease, in addition to information that helps aide in surgery prep and recovery.
What they do: Via is a transportation startup that takes its customers across the city in a shared car for only slightly more than they’d pay to take the bus.
Entry level jobs: Associate, Member Services Associate, Summer Intern, MBA Intern
What they do: project44 helps companies in the freight transportation sector get a better grip on their logistics with APIs that enable real-time tracking.
Entry level job: Sales Associate