U.S. Senator Mark Kirk will speak at Triton College’s School of Business Executive Series on Thursday, Oct. 30., discussing his career path and providing his personal insight into domestic and international economic issues, while also talking with Triton’s students on how to compete in the global workforce.

The ongoing series is intended to inspire and encourage individuals to think about academic and career paths that can help prepare them to compete in today’s job market. 

WHO: U.S. Senator Mark Kirk; more than 125 Triton College students and faculty

WHEN: 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 30

WHERE: Student Center (B Building), Room B-130, on Triton College’s River Grove campus, 2000 Fifth Ave.

EXTRA:  Senator Mark Kirk worked as a staff member for Congressman John Porter before moving to work at the World Bank and later the State Department. He practiced law at Baker & McKenzie before serving as a counsel to the House International Relations Committee. In 2000, Mark was elected to the House of Representatives where he served five terms before his election to the U.S. Senate.

In January 2012, Senator Kirk suffered an ischemic stroke and underwent surgeries at Northwestern Memorial Hospital to relieve swelling in his brain. After nearly a year of intensive recovery and rehabilitation, Senator Kirk triumphantly returned to work by climbing the 45 steps of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 3, 2013. Friends and colleagues from both sides of the aisle cheered as Senator Kirk walked up the Capitol steps. Senator Kirk reflected that his return to the Senate was one of the greatest moments of his life.

CONTACT: All media planning to attend the event must contact Public Relations Writer Alicia Roberson at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3608, or by emailing

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