My name is Francisco Enriquez III, and I am now a full-time associate engineer at the Chicago Trading Company thanks to Bevon and the Greenwood Project.
I first got into contact with Bevon after my friend Alex Martinez helped us connect. Alex always told me how the Greenwood Project helps many people find great opportunities. After I spoke with Bevon on the phone he told me about a position at the Chicago Trading Company and I told him I was very interested in it. He helped me connect with the hiring department and from there the normal interview process started.
Now, 16 weeks later, I’m loving it here at the Chicago Trading Company. It’s fast paced, provides you opportunity to grow, and is a friendly environment. This position has shown me how things are done in a more corporate environment.
My dad used to work at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and I would always dream of working at a company like that, and now, everyday I wake up excited to go to work.
(I visited the trading floor as a kid)
The important thing to takeaway here is that without my friends Alex, Bevon, and the help of the Greenwood Project, I would not be where I am right now. I was working at a small dental office with around 20-50 employees and struggling to pay my tuition at DePaul and now I’m working in a corporate environment that will help me grow and I can worry less about my tuition. Both my dad and mom are from Mexico and they came to the United States after marriage because of the opportunities here. My parents were so proud after they heard the great news.
I just want to say thanks once more for helping me find this dream job that I would’ve missed without the Greenwood Project.