Preview of Winter Quarter 2018 Classes

Here is your preview of Winter Quarter 2018 Classes. *

https://communication.northwestern.edu/f/src/WCASclassesWinter2018.pdf

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, October 30th, 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 http://comm.soc.northwestern.edu/src-spotlight/  will take you to their email address and contact information which is listed by major.

Don’t forget: Pre-Registration for Winter Quarter 2018 begins on Monday, November 6th at 8:00 am and ends Thursday, November 9th at 5:15 pm. Pre-registration and registration appointment times will be listed on your personal CAESAR account on Friday, November 3rd, 2017.  Regular Registration begins the week of November 13th, 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.

 

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 ☞ Are you a singer, actor, musician, comedian, writer, graphic artist, fashionista, or dancer that wants to promote your career? Take Farley Center’s Growing and Monetizing Your Fanbase (ENTREP 395-0-3) in Winter 2018!

Read the Chicago Tribune article about Growing and Monetizing Your Fanbase

Questions? Email elizabeth.gabel@northwestern.edu

NCA Career News: Ad, marketing, PR workshop, graduate school & employer visits + more!

 

WEEKLY EMAIL: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15

Announcements  \  NCA Programming  \  Graduate/Professional Program Info Sessions  \  Employer Activity  \  Other Opportunities
In this week’s email, you’ll find: 

Announcements

  • Job/internship search in advertising, marketing and public relations
  • New career advising blog: What does pre-law really mean?
  • Professional attire opportunity with the Career Development Fund

NCA Programming

  • Careers in media panel

Graduate/Professional Program Information Sessions

  • Harvard Business School 2+2 Program
  • Chicago Booth PhD Program
  • Law Schools: Northwestern, NYU, UT-Austin, UC-Berkeley, USC

Employer Activity

  • Employer information sessions
  • Business casual v. business professional dress code
  • Quiet room reservations

Other Opportunities

·         Northwestern SWE Industry Day 2017

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Job/Internship Search in Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
Wednesday, Oct. 18 | 5-6 p.m. | Norris, Wildcat Room | All Undergraduate Students
Are you searching for a full-time job or an internship in advertising, marketing and public relations? Learn strategies for finding opportunities, when to start your search, and insider tips shared by recruiters in these fields. RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>

New Career Advising Blog: What Does Pre-Law Really Mean?
In NCA’s latest career advising blog, NCA career and pre-law adviser Lynn Galowich Page explains what it means to be “pre-law.” Read more >> | Are you considering law school or navigating the application process? Schedule a 1-on-1 appointment with Lynn in CareerCat >>

Career Development Fund opportunity
The Career Development Fund supports travel to job/internship interviews, travel to graduate school interviews, travel and registration for professional career events, and the purchase of interview attire for undergraduate students with financial need. New opportunity: DXL, the nation’s premier men’s clothing store for top brands in XL sizes, has partnered with the Career Development Fund (CDF) to provide suits from their store to students with financial need. Suits fit a 38” waist (or up) or a height of 6’4” (or taller). Students may apply to CDF to take advantage of this opportunity. Learn more >>

NCA PROGRAMMING

Careers in Media Panel
Tuesday, Oct. 24 | 5:30-7 p.m.  | Norris, Wildcat Room B | All Students
This educational panel discussion will feature Northwestern alumni working in a variety of roles in the media industry. Students will be able to hear their stories and insights, ask questions, and participate in 1-on-1 networking. RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSIONS

EMPLOYER ACTIVITY

Below find next week’s employer information sessions, coffee chats, and networking events. Log into CareerCat (Events > Information Sessions) for complete details, intended audience and to RSVP. Please note: Times and locations are subject to change, so please check details in CareerCat the day of the event to confirm.

While the dress code for all information sessions, networking nights, and coffee chats is business casual, the dress code for interviews is still business professional.

·         Wednesday, Oct. 18: Ford Motor Company (Data Science and Analytics)

·         Thursday, Oct. 19:  Green Corps, First Derivatives PLC

·         Monday, Oct. 23: Accenture* (Strategy Internships)

*Denotes an NCA corporate sponsor

Room reservations for virtual interviews
Do you need a quiet space to conduct a virtual interview via phone or Skype? Interview rooms are available in NCA’s Interview Center at 630 Lincoln St. Email recruit@northwestern.edu to reserve a room.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Northwestern SWE Industry Day 2017
Thursday, Oct. 19 | 4-9 p.m. | Hilton Garden Inn (1818 Maple Ave, Evanston) | All Students
Connect with employers at Northwestern’s largest engineering and technology oriented career fair. Students do not need to pre-register, but a Wildcard is required for entry. Please wear business attire.
Learn more and view a full list of companies >>

College Mentors for Kids opportunity

College Mentors for Kids is a national mentoring organization that has been operating for 20 years. The purpose is to connect college students with the most to give to elementary school students who need it the most, through weekly education-focused activities.

Our activity days for the whole year are on TUESDAYS from 4:30-5:30 pm, weekly. Due to our late start, holidays, and finals week, we actually only have three activity days this fall (October 24, November 7, and November 14). In the winter/spring we will usually be doing 7-8ish activity days a quarter. All activities are at Northwestern.  Every week there is a new activity, whether we invite students to speak about their major, let the kids experience some part of Northwestern life, do community service, etc.

 

You are partnered with one 1st to 5th grader from Park View Elementary School. We have 40 buddies, and therefore need 40 mentors. The time commitment is very low. It’s only one hour a week at Northwestern. We don’t meet during reading week, finals week, or holidays. The only reasons we allow absences is for sickness or if you have a test during the activity time.

 

Applications are to be done through the College Mentors website. Go to: http://www.collegementors.org/become-a-college-student-mentor and click “apply to be a mentor today.” Enter your information for “new applicants” and follow those directions.

There is also a survey which you can skip through. Once your application goes through, I will see it and contact you again about how to proceed.

NCA Career News: Education career fair, employer visits, mini mock interviews + more!

WEEKLY EMAIL: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8
Announcements  \  NCA Programming  \  Graduate/Professional Program Info Sessions  \  Employer Activity  \  Other Opportunities
In this week’s email, you’ll find: 

Announcements

  • Alternate Careers in Education (ACE) Panel & Career Fair Oct. 12
  • Professional attire opportunity with the Career Development Fund

NCA Programming

  • Networking small group advising for international students
  • NCA mini mock interviews
  • Job/internship search in advertising, marketing and public relations

Graduate/Professional Program Information Sessions

  • University of Virginia Law School
  • Columbia Law School
  • Harvard Law School

Employer Activity

  • Employer information sessions
  • Business casual v. business professional dress code
  • Quiet room reservations

Other Opportunities

  • NAA Career Webinars
  • LSAC’s Annual Law School Forum in downtown Chicago
  • Chicago Field Studies: Winter ‘18 application extended to Oct. 20

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Alternate Careers in Education (ACE) Panel and Career Fair
Thursday, Oct. 12 | 12-3 p.m. (Panel: 12-12:45 p.m. in Norris, Big Ten Room – 1st Floor, Career Fair immediately following: 12:45-3 p.m. in Norris, Lake Room – 2nd Floor) | All Students
Interested in working in the field of education? Explore education organizations that hire across all majors and offer programs that can lead to certification. Bring your Wildcard and copies of your resume. No registration required – simply stop by the panel, the fair, or both! Learn more | View the list of employers in CareerCat (Events > Career Fairs) >>

Career Development Fund opportunity
The Career Development Fund supports travel to job/internship interviews, travel to graduate school interviews, travel and registration for professional career events, and the purchase of interview attire for undergraduate students with financial need. New opportunity: DXL, the nation’s premier men’s clothing store for top brands in XL sizes, has partnered with the Career Development Fund (CDF) to provide suits from their store to students with financial need. Suits fit a 38” waist (or up) or a height of 6’4” (or taller). Students may apply to CDF to take advantage of this opportunity. Learn more >>

NCA PROGRAMMING

Networking Small Group Advising for International Students
Monday, Oct. 9 | 12-1 p.m. | International Office (630 Dartmouth Pl, Evanston)
Get questions answered about how to network for your US internship or job search in this small group advising session. RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>

NCA Mini Mock Interviews
Tuesday, Oct. 10 | Timeslots between 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Norris, Wildcat Room | Undergraduate & Master’s Students
Practice your interviewing skills with an experienced member of the NCA team. During a 30-minute mini-mock interview you will have the opportunity to practice behavioral and personal experience-based interview questions and receive fast feedback on your strengths and areas for improvement. Dress code is casual.
RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>

Job/Internship Search in Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
Wednesday, Oct. 18 | 5-6 p.m. | Norris, Wildcat Room | All Undergraduate Students
Are you searching for a full-time job or an internship in advertising, marketing and public relations? Learn strategies for finding opportunities, when to start your search, and insider tips shared by recruiters in these fields. RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSIONS

Law School Info Sessions
Admissions representatives will give an overview of the law school and application process, as well as answer any questions. Open to all Northwestern students. RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>

  • University of Virginia Law School | Monday, Oct. 9 | 12-1 p.m. | Norris, Wildcat Room
  • Columbia Law School | Monday, Oct. 9 | 4-5 p.m. | Norris, Louis Room North
  • Harvard Law School | Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Norris, Wildcat Room

EMPLOYER ACTIVITY

Below find next week’s employer information sessions, coffee chats, and networking events. Log into CareerCat (Events > Information Sessions) for complete details, intended audience and to RSVP. Please note: Times and locations are subject to change, so please check details in CareerCat the day of the event to confirm.

While the dress code for all information sessions, networking nights, and coffee chats is business casual, the dress code for interviews is still business professional.

  • Monday, Oct. 9: IBM (Summit Sales Program), IRI
  • Tuesday, Oct. 10: Zillow Group, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Lockin China, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Wednesday, Oct. 11: DigitasLBI, Allstate Insurance, IBM (Global Business Services, consulting team), Visa (non-tech internships and full-time opportunities)
  • Thursday, Oct. 12: PwC Strategy&* (internships), Oliver Wyman (Case internship workshop)
  • Friday, Oct. 13: Visa (internship and full-time)

*Denotes an NCA corporate sponsor

Room reservations for virtual interviews
Do you need a quiet space to conduct a virtual interview via phone or Skype? Interview rooms are available in NCA’s Interview Center at 630 Lincoln St. Email recruit@northwestern.edu to reserve a room.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Northwestern Alumni Association: Career Webinars

LSAC’s Annual Law School Forum in Downtown Chicago
Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 1-6 p.m. | Palmer House Hilton, 17 East Monroe Street (Chicago) | All Students
Chat with representatives from over 175 law schools and attend workshops on the law school application process. Learn more & register >>

Chicago Field Studies: Winter ‘18 Application Extended to Oct. 20
Chicago Field Studies (CFS) is an academic internship program that helps you achieve your goals through a CFS course and helps you gain internship experience, building your skills and insight into what you might want to do next. CFS has internships in many fields and helps you throughout the search process.
Learn moreUpcoming information sessions >>

Alternate Careers in Education (ACE) Panel and Career Fair Oct. 12

OCT 12

Alternate Careers in Education (ACE) Panel & Career Fair

  Invite

  • Thursday, October 12 at 12:00 PM3:00 PM CDT
    2 days from now
  • Norris Center, Big Ten Room – 1st Floor (Panel), Norris Center, Lake Room – 2nd Floor (Fair)

NCA Career News: Fall recruiting begins, express advising in the Main Library + more!

Announcements

  • Express advising returns to the Main Library Oct. 2
  • Fall Career Fair follow-up tips
  • Alternate Careers in Education (ACE) Panel & Career Fair Oct. 12
  • Career advising blog: Virtual interviewing tips
  • New attire opportunity with the Career Development Fund

NCA Programming

  • NCA mini mock interviews

Graduate/Professional Program Information Sessions

  • Bank Street Graduate School of Education
  • University of Virginia Law School
  • Columbia Law School

Employer Activity

  • Employer information sessions
  • Business casual v. business professional dress code
  • Quiet room reservations

Other Opportunities

  • Dinner with 12 program (alumni-student dinners)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fall express advising returns to the Main Library on Oct. 2
Weekdays through Friday, Dec. 1 | 2-4 p.m. | All Students
Career express advising will return to its regular home in the Main Library (2N Core) starting Monday, Oct. 2. Drop in for a resume/cover letter review or to get answers to quick career-related questions, with no appointment required.

Fall Career Fair follow-up
Did you attend NCA’s Fall Internship & Job Fair last week? Employers who regularly recruit at Northwestern share what can help you stand out *after* the career fair in this video.

Career fair prep video:  What to do after a career fair

Alternate Careers in Education (ACE) Panel and Career Fair
Thursday, Oct. 12 | 12-3 p.m. (Panel: 12-12:45 p.m., Career Fair immediately following: 12:45-3 p.m.) | Norris, Lake Room | All Students
Interested in working in the field of education? Explore education organizations that hire across all majors and offer programs that can lead to certification. Bring your Wildcard and copies of your resume. No registration required – simply stop by the panel, the fair, or both! Learn moreView the list of employers in CareerCat (Events > Career Fairs) >>

New Career Advising Blog
Career adviser Laura shares tips for a successful Skype or virtual interview. Read blog post >>

Career Development Fund opportunity
The Career Development Fund supports travel to job/internship interviews, travel to graduate school interviews, travel and registration for professional career events, and the purchase of interview attire for undergraduate students with financial need. New opportunity: DXL, the nation’s premier men’s clothing store for top brands in XL sizes, has partnered with the Career Development Fund (CDF) to provide suits from their store to students with financial need. Suits fit a 38” waist (or up) or a height of 6’4” (or taller). Students may apply to CDF to take advantage of this opportunity. Learn more >>

NCA PROGRAMMING

NCA Mini Mock Interviews
Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Norris, Wildcat Room | Undergraduate & Master’s Students
Practice your interviewing skills with an experienced member of the NCA team. During a 30-minute mini-mock interview you will have the opportunity to practice behavioral and personal experience-based interview questions and receive fast feedback on your strengths and areas for improvement. Dress code is casual.
RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>

 

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSIONS

Graduate Program Info Sessions

Bank Street Graduate School of Education
Friday, Oct. 6 | 12-1 p.m. | University Hall – Room 101 | All Students
Bank Street is a progressive school for education, committed to moving the field forward, improving teacher and student learning, and social justice through education. Learn about Bank Street’s graduate programs in Early Childhood, Childhood and Adolescent education, with concentrations in Museum Education, General and/or Special Education, Curriculum, Literacy, and Bilingual Education.
RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>

Law School Info Sessions
Admissions representatives will give an overview of the law school and application process, as well as answer any questions. Open to all Northwestern students. RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>

  • University of Virginia Law School | Monday, Oct. 9 | 12-1 p.m. | Norris, Wildcat Room
  • Columbia Law School | Monday, Oct. 9 | 4-5 p.m. | Norris, Louis Room North

EMPLOYER ACTIVITY

Below find next week’s employer information sessions, coffee chats, and networking events. Log into CareerCat (Events > Information Sessions) for complete details and to RSVP, and view the full list of fall employer events. Please note: Times and locations are subject to change, so please check details in CareerCat the day of the event to confirm.

While the dress code for all information sessions, networking nights, and coffee chats is business casual, the dress code for interviews is still business professional. Below is an infographic describing the differences between business professional (interview) attire and business casual (employer event) attire.

  • Monday, Oct. 2:T. Kearney, E*TRADE Financial Corporation, Jupiter Peak Capital, Marakon, PwC*, Oliver Wyman
  • Tuesday, Oct. 3: Analysis Group (coffee chat, info session), Capco, Goldman Sachs, Nielsen, DaVita
  • Wednesday, Oct. 4: Capco (coffee chats, workshop), Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Facebook, Boston Consulting Group, Antares Capital, Capgemini
  • Thursday, Oct. 5: Accenture* (networking event), Fitch Ratings, The Cambridge Group, AQR Capital Management*, Pace Harmon, Procter & Gamble
  • Monday, Oct. 9: Accenture* Strategy (networking event), IRI

*Denotes an NCA corporate sponsor

Room reservations for virtual interviews
Do you need a quiet space to conduct a virtual interview via phone or Skype? Interview rooms are available in NCA’s Interview Center at 630 Lincoln St. Email recruit@northwestern.edu to reserve a room.