Career Advising Blog Series: Networking
NCA career adviser Larry shares six steps for networking success — from how to identify networking opportunities to maintaining contact once you’ve made an initial connection. Read the blog >>
Beyond Northwestern: Where is the Undergraduate Class of 2015?
A summary of highlights from the 2015 Post-Graduation Report identifies the career paths and pursuits of the undergraduate class of 2015 six months after graduation. See the report >>
Is Your LinkedIn Profile Ready?
Wednesday, May 18 | 4-5 p.m. | Ayers Hall (2324 Campus Drive), 1st Floor Lounge | All Students
Just getting started on LinkedIn or need help polishing your profile? Wondering how to leverage your online brand? Join this workshop to learn how to optimize your LinkedIn profile from Northwestern’s Campus INbassador and LinkedIn expert Diego Henriquez-Garcia. Plus, get a free professional photo. Diego is a current senior at Northwestern, the current Campus INbassador, and a fall 2016 LinkedIn Business Leadership Program Associate.
RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>
NCA Career Development Fund application deadline is May 19
The final date for students to submit applications to the Career Development Fund for the 2015-2016 academic year is Thursday, May 19, 2016. The Career Development Fund provides funding to support the career development needs of undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need. Students can apply to receive funding to support travel to internship, job, and graduate school interviews, professional career events and the purchase of professional attire. More information and apply >>
U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Officer Test: Information Session
Monday, May 16 | 5-6:30 p.m. | NCA Interview Center (630 Lincoln St.) | All Students
Learn about the FSOT from the U.S. State Department Diplomat in Residence, Midwest. The next test is in June.
RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Info Sessions) >>
Evercore Partners: Information Session for Sophomores
Tuesday, May 17 | Details (time, location) + RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Info Sessions) >>
Bank of America Merrill Lynch: Coffee Chats + Information Session for Undergraduate Students
Thursday, May 19 | Details (time, location) + RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Info Sessions) >>
Senior Associate Position with Duff & Phelps for PhDs
Duff & Phelps is the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor with expertise in complex valuation, disputes and investigations, M&A, restructuring, and compliance and regulatory consulting.
Learn more about the Senior Associate, Transfer Pricing role >>
A sample of career/internship opportunities in CareerCat right now:
- Engineering: Apple // Watch System Architecture Internship // CareerCat Job ID 125724 // Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors (select majors in McCormick) // Deadline: Monday, May 30
- Consumer Goods/Retail: True Value Company // E-commerce Strategic Pricing Analyst (Full-Time) // CareerCat Job ID 126344 // Seniors (McCormick) // Deadline: Tuesday, May 31
- Arts & Culture: Chicago Cultural Mile Association // Summer Production Intern // CareerCat Job ID 127247 // All Undergraduate Students // Deadline: Wednesday, June 1
- Public Relations: Chicago Symphony Orchestra // Public Relations Intern // CareerCat Job ID 127194 // Juniors and Seniors // Deadline: Wednesday, June 1
- Entrepreneur/Startup: Via // Associate (Full-Time) // CareerCat Job ID 127885 // Seniors // Deadline: Saturday, June 25
Looking for more opportunities 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 >>
NCA Launches Career Chats Podcast
Career advisers Maggie Smith and Matt Formica cover internships and marketing your major in the first episode of our new career advice podcast: NCA Career Chats. What’s the difference between business casual and business professional? Should you always put your GPA on a resume? We’re looking to cover topics like these in upcoming episodes, and we want to know your career questions! Email your question to us email@example.com (subject line: Career Chats) and we might answer it on an upcoming show.
Listen to NCA Career Chats episode one >>
Download the New CareerCat Mobile App
This app allows you to browse internships/jobs, view upcoming appointments and company presentations, and receive alerts for new internships/jobs (based on searches you’ve set up on the desktop version of CareerCat) on your phone.
Download the app on iTunes >>
Download the app on Google Play >>
Spring Express Career Advising in the Main Library
Weekdays through Friday, June 3 | 2-4 p.m. | Express Advising Center, Main Library (2N Core)
If you need immediate feedback, a resume/CV/cover letter review or have quick career-related questions, NCA offers express advising to provide career-related assistance on a drop-in basis, with no appointment required. A typical walk-in lasts 5-15 minutes. Tip: You can upload your resume to VMock, our new 24-7 resume critiquing system, to get initial feedback on your resume before meeting with an NCA adviser at express advising.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
BioProfessionals Presents: BioSurvival Skills Cover Letter and Resume Writing Workshop
Tuesday, May 17 | 12:30-2 p.m. (lunch provided) | Pancoe 3103, Evanston Campus | PhD Students
Are you getting ready to apply for jobs or fellowships? Do you know how to make your application stand out? Is your CV, resume or cover letter up to the job hunting task? Join this workshop to discuss best practices for writing your CV, resume and cover letter.
RSVP to Deborah Klos Dehring >>
Women’s Leadership Dinner
Tuesday, May 17 (RSVP by today, Friday, May 13 at 5 p.m.) | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Great Room, 610 Haven St., Evanston Campus | All Women Students
Join Leadership and Community Engagement (LCE) and the Women’s Center for a dinner event featuring the thoughts and experiences of Evanston Community Foundation President and CEO Monique B. Jones.
RSVP by TODAY, Friday, May 13 at 5 p.m. >>
Master of Science in Law Virtual Information Session
Monday, May 16 | 5 p.m. | Virtual Event | All Students
Calling all STEM majors interested in law, business and technology: Learn how to earn a Master of Science in Law from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in one year. The MSL is designed exclusively for STEM majors and provides practical, hands-on training in law and business. Scholarships are available.
Join the webinar >>
Global Health Alumni Career Panel
Thursday, May 19 | 12-1 p.m. (lunch provided) | The Great Room, 610 Haven St., Evanston Campus | All Students
Join the program in Global Health Studies as they welcome five alumni back to campus for a panel discussion about their experiences post-graduation.
RSVP (required) >>