Here is your preview of Fall Quarter 2017 Classes.

Here is your preview of Fall Quarter 2017 Classes. *

Please remember this course listing is provided as a snapshot of classes that might be of interest to you as an SoC student and is not meant to substitute for the listings in CAESAR or consultation with your advisor.  In fact, there are often changes made on the CAESAR listings right up until registration and sometimes even after. Additionally, not all pre-requisites have been listed for all classes because some course descriptions have not yet been posted. So, take a look and see what interests you and then make sure to check the CAESAR listings to confirm class details. Classes are scheduled to go live on CAESAR on Monday, May 1, 2017.

As always, if you have questions about your own degree progress or whether a class will count toward your major, minor, certificate or other additional program, make sure to check with your advisor. The Undergraduate Advising tab at the top right of the Spotlight blog page  will take you to their email address and contact information which is listed by major.

Don’t forget: Pre-Registration for Fall Quarter 2017 begins on Monday, May 8thth at 8:00 am and ends Thursday, May 11th at 5:15 pm. Pre-registration and registration appointment times will be listed on your personal CAESAR account on Friday, May 5th, 2017.  Regular Registration begins the week of May 15th, 2017.

* If  you click on the bookmark icon in the upper left corner of the pdf, you can easily navigate course topics.  In addition, there is a link to the Searchable CAESAR class descriptions archive at the top of the page and contact information for all departments in the subject banner line.

NCA Career News: Startup recruiting panel, career ambassador application deadline + more



    Spotlight  \  Programs & Announcements  \  Employer Activity \  Resources  \  Other Opportunities

    Become an NCA Career Ambassador
    Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 26 | Undergraduate First-Year Students, Sophomores, Juniors
    Apply to join the NCA team as a Career Ambassador for the 2017-18 academic year. The Career Ambassador program serves as a bridge between NCA and the Northwestern student population to increase students’ awareness of and engagement with NCA’s services and events. This is a paid position at $10/hr, and can be work-study or non-work-study. Exact hours may vary. Apply in CareerCat (Search Job ID 140042) >>

    Startup Recruiting Panel
    Tuesday, April 25 | 4-5 p.m. | NCA’s Main Office (620 Lincoln St., Evanston) | All Students
    Hear from a panel of recruiters from different startups as they discuss what they look for in potential hires so you can stand out in the application process.
    RSVP by April 24 in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>
    Tell Us About Yourself: Using Your Story to Drive Your Career
    Wednesday, April 26 | 5-6 p.m. | Norris, Arch Room | All Students
    Want to stand out from other candidates in the job search process? This interactive workshop focuses on the classic interview question, “tell me about yourself” and how to tell your unique story and stand out to employers. Learn more + RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>



    Introducing NCA’s new Career Adviser to Doctoral Students
    NCA welcomes Elysse Longiotti, assistant director and career adviser to doctoral students, to the career advising team. Elysse provides individual career advising and programming to doctoral students enrolled in TGS academic programs on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses and works closely with academic departments, TGS administrators, and graduate student groups to build and develop services and programs tailored to the TGS student population. Elysse will be holding advising hours in Evanston beginning April 26. She will be on the Chicago campus every Tuesday from 12-5 p.m. beginning May 2.
    Schedule an appointment with Elysse on either campus in CareerCat | Learn more about Elysse

    Advanced Degree Consulting Career Trek
    Apply by Sunday, April 23 | Trek: Friday, May 5 | 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (exclusive of travel time to/from the city) | PhD students interested in consulting with a graduation date of June 2018 or later
    Explore the field of consulting through an advanced degree lens with visits to the Chicago offices of both McKinsey and Boston Consulting Group. Learn more about different roles within management consulting, the recruiting process, and connect with industry professionals. Space is limited; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all spaces are filled.
    Apply in CareerCat (Search Job ID 140445) >>


    Graduate Students: Is Your LinkedIn Profile Ready?
    Thursday, April 27 | Tech M120 (2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston) | 4-5 p.m. | All Graduate Students
    Learn about LinkedIn, including how to optimize your profile and network effectively, and get a free professional photo at this session specifically for graduate students.
    RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>

    Alumni Mock Interview Night
    Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 4 | Program: Tuesday, May 9 | Slots between 4:15-6:30 p.m. | NCA Interview Center (630 Lincoln) | Undergraduate Students
    Practice your interview skills in a one-on-one general or industry-specific interview with a Northwestern alum. Interview slots are approximately 45 minutes in length. Co-sponsored by NCA and the NAA. Search Job IDs in CareerCat and submit your resume to sign up for one of the following industries (first-come, first-served):

    Career Development Fund 2016-17 Application Close Date
    The last date to submit applications to the Career Development Fund for the 2016-2017 academic year is May 11, 2017. Applications will be accepted and reviewed weekly until that date. The Career Development Fund is coordinated by NCA and provides funding to support or supplement the career development needs of undergraduate students with financial need. Learn more >>


    On-Campus Information Sessions
    Check the time and location in CareerCat (Events > Information Sessions) the day of the session, as they are subject to change.
    Monday, April 24
    Disney Animation | All Students | Details + RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Information Sessions) >>

    Important note about finance recruiting events: Bulge bracket and boutique investment banks will be on campus this spring for information sessions, coffee chats, workshops, and other engagement opportunities. If you are interested in learning more about these firms, their available roles, and recruiting processes, we would encourage you to attend these events; these firms will not be hosting recruiting events on campus this fall. See more sessions this spring in CareerCat (Events > Information Sessions).

    Tuesday, April 25
    J.P. Morgan | Undergraduate Students | Details + RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Information Sessions) >>

    Wednesday, April 26
    Lazard Freres & Co. | Sophomores | Details + RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Information Sessions) >>

    Thursday, April 27
    Jump Trading (Coffee Chats) | Sophomores & Juniors | Details + RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Information Sessions) >>
    Sample of Job/Internship Opportunities in CareerCat

    • Follett Corporation (educational products, services and technology) | eCommerce Specialist (Full-Time) | Deadline: May 14 | CareerCat Job ID 140600
    • Chicago Literacy Alliance | Development Intern | Deadline: May 26 | CareerCat Job ID 140546
    • Procured Health | Medical Device Research Intern | Deadline: June 10 | CareerCat Job ID 140583

    Looking for more jobs/internships in a range of career fields? Log into CareerCat to select, update or add to your list of career interests to get tailored emails about opportunities >>
    Follow @JobsforCats for frequent job/internship Tweets >>

    Voices of Experience Alumni Panel Discussions: Opportunities to Study & Work Abroad – Fellowships & Fulbrights (Hosted by The Forum for Languages and Cultures in the Buffett Institute)

    • Research & Teaching Assistantships Abroad – Humanities & Performing Arts
      Monday, April 24 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Kresge Centennial Hall Room 1515 (1880 Campus Drive, Evanston) | All Undergraduate Students | Pizza & Pop Provided | RSVP >>
    • Fulbright Research & Teaching Assistantship – From Albania to Zambia
      Thursday, May 4 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Kresge Centennial Hall Room 1515 (1880 Campus Drive, Evanston) | All Undergraduate Students | Pizza & Pop Provided | RSVP >>

    Hospitality Hires Chicago
    Friday, April 28 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Palmer House (17 E. Monroe St., Chicago, IL) | All Students
    Interested in working in hospitality and tourism? Join this event to meet 50 companies in the industry—primarily hotels as well as some restaurant, retail, and miscellaneous hospitality-related businesses. Full- and part-time positions include everything from assistant general manager and sales manager to customer service representative and administrative assistant.
    Summer Venture in Management Program (sponsored by Harvard Business School)
    Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 3 | Program: June 17-23 | Harvard Business School, Boston, MA | Rising Seniors
    SVMP is a one-week residential educational program for rising college seniors (who have completed their junior year by June 2017) designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education. Participants are members of groups typically underrepresented in business schools and corporate America. HBS covers all program costs and, if needed, travel costs. Learn more about the program and criteria >>


    Explore Leadership Opportunities in English Language Programs
    Application Deadline: Friday, April 28 | 5 p.m. | International PhD Students


Disney Animation Information Session

Disney Animation Information Session

Monday, April 24

5:30-7:00 PM

Northwestern Career Advancement Garden Level at 620 Lincoln Street

Join members of the Disney Animation team for a presentation about the variety of internship and post-grad apprenticeship opportunities with the studio that created Frozen, Zootopia, Moana, and now Wreck-it Ralph 2 (working title).

RSVP in CareerCat > Events > Info Sessions

PLUS Sessions Start this Sunday, April 16

This is just a brief reminder that PLUS will start for the spring quarter this Sunday, April 16. PLUS runs through June 4, from 3-5 pm, in Shepard Engagement Center, Room B25. Free food is available for attendees!

PLUS is a drop-in study session, where students can study alone, or with classmates, and peer leaders (students who have taken and done well in the course) are available to answer questions and facilitate problem-solving.

PLUS provides support in the following courses this quarter:

  • Biol 215, 308
  • Chem 103, 210
  • Math 214, 224, 230
  • Physics 130-3, 135-1, 135-3
  • Stat 210

Pilot 1-to-1 tutoring: Students can sign up for a 25-minute 1-to-1 session with a math or econ leader while at PLUS. This feature is first-come, first-served: students can sign up when they arrive. (For Math and Econ 201/202 only.)

PLUS is available as a supplementary resource to office hours with professors and TAs. Many professors recommend that students form study groups to do practice problems or review material, and PLUS can provide a way for students to find an informal group to work with, in a relaxed setting with a leader available if needed.


Looking to showcase your film, talent, artistic project? – How about the NU-UR -Creative Arts Festival…

Five years ago a number of students collaborated with the Office of Undergraduate Research to make the Creative Arts Festival.  It is the largest student artistic showcase on campus, and it is the only place where all of the different arts come together.  The Creative Arts Festival at Northwestern brings together undergraduate artists from any discipline to share recent projects, receive constructive feedback, and present collaborative new work. It ends up like an old time variety show with a poetry reading followed by a singer-songwriter followed by a student film, a dance, and a stage reading of a new play.  We even showcase visual arts in the space.  We want you to consider submitting your work to showcase.

There are two ways to play!  If you already have a piece (or an excerpt), you can apply to present that.  It will give your work a wider showcase, and you will get feedback (and maybe awards) from our professional jury (in past years it even included an Academy Award winning writer/director).

However, we also want to encourage you to use the Festival to create something entirely new, especially in collaboration with students in other arts disciplines. A small dance ensemble performing with a jazz trio? A visual artist painting live in response to a live solo musical performance? An actor performing a monologue from a class workshop while a film major projects custom visuals? Where mediums intersect, the sky’s the limit! Create the work (with your friends!) that you have always wanted to make – we’ll provide the venue for you to share it with your peers!

More info on the Creative Arts Festival can be found here. Performance times are generally 5-10 minutes.  The Festival is May 31st at 8pm in the Struble Theater.  Applications (simply a short summary of your piece) are due by midnight on April 17th. 

Please contact Peter Civetta at with any questions!

Reach out to someone with whom you’ve been hoping to collaborate.  Reprise a piece that makes you proud. Convince your best friends to build a one-night-only interactive installation…. no matter your discipline, come join the show!

Nielsen is looking for candidates for their OTLP Program


My name is Ashley Jahren and I am a Technology Associate at Nielsen. My coworker, Cody Schiffer and I are part of the Operations and Technology Leadership Program (OTLP).

OTLP is an accelerated leadership program at Nielsen focusing on the development and application of skills from Data Science, Technology, Engineering and Operations. This program challenges associates to tackle projects on the cutting edge of predictive marketing analytics. We are looking for innovators and problem solvers to help Nielsen  in this newly evolving field.

We are currently accepting resumes for a dinner with Nielsen upper level management and OTLP leaders in the Evanston Area. You will have the opportunity to learn about Nielsen and the OTLP program while networking with upper level management and recent graduates.

Submit 100 words about why you should attend to and send your resume to and by April 12th at 11:59PM.

If you have any further questions or would like more information please don’t hesitate to reach out to or!