NCA Career News: Summer resources + tips, career opportunities

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FRIDAY, MAY 27
News  \  Summer Resources + Tips  \  Employer Activity  \  Events + Workshops
NEWS

A note from NCA
This will be NCA’s final Friday weekly email for the academic year. We wish you much success as you prepare for finals and pursue summer opportunities. We’ll continue to share updates on events and programs as they arise, and if you need career help throughout summer, we’re here! Our office is open weekdays for in-person, Skype and email appointments with the career counseling and advising staff. You can make an appointment with your career counselor or adviser in CareerCat.

Spring express advising in the Main Library ends June 3
Weekdays through Friday, June 3 | 2-4 p.m. | Express Advising Center, Main Library (2N Core)
Drop in for a resume/CV/cover letter review or to get answers to quick career-related questions, with no appointment required. Friday, June 3 will be our last day of express advising for the academic year. NCA will resume express advising in fall quarter.

Lynn Page joins NCA as SESP and pre-law career adviser
NCA welcomes the newest addition to its staff, Lynn Page, who will serve as the career adviser for students in the School of Education and Social Policy as well as the pre-law adviser for Northwestern students considering or applying to law school. You can now make an advising appointment with Lynn in CareerCat >>


SUMMER RESOURCES + TIPS

Download the new CareerCat mobile app. 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 >>

Get an online resume review with VMock, NCA’s new 24-7 online resume review system. Simply upload your resume and receive a critique of the format and content. This is an ideal resource to use prior to any NCA appointment. Sign in and get started >>

Follow NCA on social media.

Take a few minutes to update your CareerCat profile and select your career interests. This will ensure that you’ll get opportunities and information about the industries that interest you most in any communications we share this summer and especially in the upcoming school year. Learn how to customize your CareerCat preferences >>

Refer to our other online resources, including:


EMPLOYER ACTIVITY

Tuesday, May 31: Aerotek Information Session
Undergraduate Students and Master’s Students
Join Aerotek – a leading provider of technical, professional and industrial recruiting and staffing services – to learn about positions in fields such as microbiology and analytical chemistry.
Find details (time, location) + RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Info Sessions) >>

A sample of opportunities in CareerCat right now:

  • Marketing/PR: ColourPop // Marketing/PR Intern // CareerCat Job ID 128812 // All Undergraduate Students // Deadline: Wednesday, June 1
  • Arts & Culture: Guggenheim Museum // Fall 2016 Intern // CareerCat Job ID 128201 // Juniors and Seniors (select schools/colleges/majors) // Deadline: Friday, June 3
  • Design: Prime Publishing // Graphic Design Intern // CareerCat Job ID 128114 // Juniors // Deadline: Monday, June 6
  • Arts & Culture: Chicago Symphony Orchestra // Negaunee Music Institute Intern // CareerCat Job ID 127322 // Juniors, Seniors, and Master’s Students // Deadline: Wednesday, June 8
  • Consulting: Egon Zehnder // Identification (ID) Analyst (Full-Time) // CareerCat Job ID 127503 // Seniors // Deadline: Sunday, June 19

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 >>


EVENTS + WORKSHOPS
These events are for master’s and/or PhD Students (audience indicated in each description)

BioProfessionals: Tailoring Your Application Materials to the Job 
Wednesday, June 1 | 9:30 – 11 a.m. | Ward 8-182 (Chicago Campus) | All Graduate Students
RSVP to Pam Carpentier >>

Consulting 101 Workshop (co-hosted by NCA and Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance)
Choose from one of two workshops:
Wednesday, June 1 | 3-4 p.m. | Wieboldt Room 109, 340 East Superior Street (Chicago Campus) | All Graduate Students
Tuesday, June 7 | 3-4 p.m. | Annenberg, Room G02, 2120 Campus Drive (Evanston Campus) | All Graduate Students

RSVP >>

PhD Careers in Community Colleges
Thursday, June 2 | 12-1 p.m. | McCormick Foundation Center 3107, 1870 Campus Drive (Evanston Campus) | PhD Students
Community colleges are an increasingly significant part of the American higher education landscape. In this presentation, you will learn about national trends, the student demographic, tenure-track professorships, and the interview process at community colleges.
Details + RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>

NORTHWESTERN CAREER ADVANCEMENT
620 + 630 Lincoln Street, Evanston, IL 60208
(847) 491-3700
nca@northwestern.edu

NCA Career News: LinkedIn tips, Law Admissions Workshop Series, career opportunities + more

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FRIDAY, MAY 20
News  \  Career Opportunities  \  NCA Resources  \  Other Professional Events
NEWS

Using LinkedIn for Networking and Finding a Job or Internship
In this blog post, career adviser Matt shares how to use LinkedIn to advance your career and internship search.
Read the blog >>

#TakeNUToWorkDay Twitter Takeover Library
See the workdays of five (and counting!) Northwestern alumni working in industries that range from marketing and journalism to museum education and sustainability. Each of these alums spent a day live Tweeting their workday from our @JobsforCats Twitter account to give students a behind-the-scenes look at their profession.
View the library >>

PhD Careers in Community Colleges
Thursday, June 2 | 12-1 p.m. | McCormick Foundation Center 3107, 1870 Campus Drive (Evanston Campus) | PhD Students
Community colleges are an increasingly significant part of the American higher education landscape. In this presentation, you will learn about national trends, the student demographic, tenure-track professorships, and the interview process at community colleges.
Details + RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>


CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

A sample of opportunities in CareerCat right now:

  • Consulting/Marketing: FTI Consulting // Summer Intern 2016 – Capital Markets Communications // CareerCat Job ID 127972 // Juniors and Seniors // Deadline: Friday, May 27
  • Operations/Sports: Chicago Fire Soccer Club // Event Operations Intern // CareerCat Job ID 128499 // All Students // Deadline: Tuesday, May 31
  • Communication: Robert R. McCormick Foundation // Communities Program Development Intern // CareerCat Job ID 127762 // Juniors, Seniors and Master’s Students (select schools/majors) // Deadline: Tuesday, May 31
  • Social Media: BMW Technology Group // Social Media Analyst Internship // CareerCat Job ID 128194 // Juniors and Seniors // Deadline: Tuesday, May 31
  • Business: Wayfair // Business Analyst (Full-Time) // CareerCat Job ID 128120 // Seniors // Deadline: Sunday, July 7

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 RESOURCES

Download the New CareerCat Mobile App
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)
Stop by for a resume/CV/cover letter review or to get answers to quick career-related questions, with no appointment required. 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 EVENTS

Careers in Investment Management Club’s Leaders in Investment Management Series – Hedge Funds: David Kabiller, Founder and Head of Business Development, AQR Capital Management
Monday, May 23 | 5-6 p.m. | Harris Hall, Room L06 | All Undergraduate Students
Join David Kabiller from AQR Capital Management — one of the largest hedge fund and asset managers — as he talks about his career in finance and provides key insight into the field. David is one of the founders and head of business development at AQR, in addition to serving as a member of Northwestern University’s Board of Trustees, chairman of the Executive Council of the university’s International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN), and a guest lecturer at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and Harvard Business School.
Learn more + RSVP >>

BioProfessionals: Tailoring Your Application Materials to the Job 
Wednesday, June 1 | 9:30 – 11 a.m. | Ward 8-182, 303 E. Chicago Street (Chicago Campus) | All Graduate Students
RSVP to Pam Carpentier >>

Consulting 101 Workshop (co-hosted by NCA and Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance)
Wednesday, June 1 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Wieboldt Room 109, 340 East Superior Street (Chicago Campus) | All Graduate Students

Behind the Curtain: Industrial & Academic Drug Discovery Efforts 
Tuesday, June 7 | 4-6 p.m. (followed by reception/networking) | Lurie Building – Hughes Auditorium, 303 E. Superior (Chicago Campus) | All Students

L.A.W.S.: Law Admissions Workshop Series
Thursday, June 9 | 6-9 p.m. | Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago | All Students
Meet the admissions deans from the top 14 law schools in the United States and learn about the career opportunities available to graduates of these schools. Admissions deans will participate in a panel discussion followed by a question and answer session and a small educational fair.
Learn more + view additional L.A.W.S. events by city >>
RSVP >>

NORTHWESTERN CAREER ADVANCEMENT
620 + 630 Lincoln Street, Evanston, IL 60208
(847) 491-3700
nca@northwestern.edu

‘Designing Your Life’ –

is a new course offered this fall through the Segal Institute.  The course is geared towards trying to engage junior and senior students in the big questions about life after college.  This course will be open to students from any undergraduate major.

DYL poster fall 2016 v3

Apply now for the Clark and Hinman Foundation Fellowship

The Office of Fellowships is now accepting applications for the Clark and Hinman Foundation Fellowship.  This $1000 award supports students with low- or unpaid summer internships or research projects that demonstrate social commitment.
Applications are due on Monday, May 30, at 12 noon.

Questions?  Contact Jason Roberts at jason-roberts@northwestern.edu
Clark and Hinman Flyer 2016

Northwestern Community Building Initiative Fall 2016

This Fall we (Isabel Schwartz and Candace Butera) will be teaching the Northwestern Community Building Initiative (SESP 295) course, and we are looking for rising sophomores and juniors from all walks of campus. If you are passionate about building community at Northwestern, passionate about your own community, or would benefit from taking this course please apply. You will receive 1 course credit.

For those who are not familiar, “NCBI” is a student-led seminar that has, since 2001, provided a forum to develop strategies for building a stronger community at Northwestern.  This course is action oriented and solution driven, but demands that students consider their projects within the academic framework of community building and engagement. The program is run by Professor Paul Arntson.

This class will attempt to lay the foundation for successful campus initiatives and culminates in a graded group project.  Past projects have generated community-building activities on campus including, SafeRide, Deering Days, Dinner Dialogues, and the initiative to increase minority enrollment on campus. Beyond these projects, though, we hope to engage in meaningful dialogue about what community looks like at Northwestern and how we as members of this community can improve upon that.

The application, due Friday, May 20th, can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14HACcM-XmGIpvFH4gJ7THDcVBVkIAq_RJu_gBKkW9qc/viewform?usp=send_form

NCA Career News: Networking tips, career/internship opportunities + more

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FRIDAY, MAY 13
News  \  Employer Activity  \  NCA Opportunities  \  Other Professional Opportunities
NEWS

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 >>


EMPLOYER ACTIVITY

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 OPPORTUNITIES

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 atnca@northwestern.edu (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) >>

Northwestern Community Building Initiative Fall 2016

This Fall we (Isabel Schwartz and Candace Butera) will be teaching the Northwestern Community Building Initiative (SESP 295) course, and we are looking for rising sophomores and juniors from all walks of campus. If you are passionate about building community at Northwestern, passionate about your own community, or would benefit from taking this course please apply. You will receive 1 credit.

For those who are not familiar, “NCBI” is a student-led seminar that has, since 2001, provided a forum to develop strategies for building a stronger community at Northwestern.  This course is action oriented and solution driven, but demands that students consider their projects within the academic framework of community building and engagement.

This class will attempt to lay the foundation for successful campus initiatives and culminates in a graded group project.  Past projects have generated community-building activities on campus including, SafeRide, Deering Days, Dinner Dialogues, and the initiative to increase minority enrollment on campus. Beyond these projects, though, we hope to engage in meaningful dialogue about what community looks like at Northwestern and how we as members of this community can improve upon that.

The application, due Friday, May 20th, can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14HACcM-XmGIpvFH4gJ7THDcVBVkIAq_RJu_gBKkW9qc/viewform?usp=send_form