Jeanne Burgmann

Employer outreach coordinator

jburgmann@youthjobcenter.org
(847) 864-5627 ext. 23

What do you like about your job?

Working with young people and the excitement of helping a young person secure a job.

Where did you work before YJC?

At an agency that housed young men in the foster care system.

What was your first job?

Sales Associate at Famous Footwear

What did you learn from your first job?

That in a customer service job, the customer comes first and any other tasks can wait.

Has your career path gone how you expected?

Not at all! I never expected to spend my career working with children and young adults. In college I had no experience with it whatsoever and never would have thought not only that I would take this path, but also that working with young people would be my favorite part of all of my jobs.

Fun fact:

I sing in the Chicago Community Chorus. I also danced ballet consistently from the age of 5 until I was 17.