UR@NU ~ Time to start thinking about summer plans

    Office of Undergraduate Research (UR@NU) Winter Break Announcement

Interested in going beyond what you learned in your textbooks? Whether you want to gain expertise in a topic related to your major/career goals, or you want to explore a new interest outside of your major/career goals, the world of RESEARCH is for you!

While there is so much you can do with research, we don’t expect you to know how to do it or even how to start. That’s why our office is dedicated to advising students on all aspects of the research process. Regardless of if you have a clear idea of what you would like to do, or if you just have interests that you want to pursue, we are here for you!

We know that now is a time that students start to think about summer plans. As we head into break, we encourage all students to take advantage of the time to explore their own interests and goals. To help with that process, there are some steps you can take below!

Some things you can do over winter break:

1. Look through the Global and Research Opportunities database for grants, labs, study abroad programs, and other things that interest you!

2. Watch the Grant Man YouTube series to see the story of students going through the process of creating projects for summer research grants

3. Attend a “What is Research?” workshop at the beginning of winter quarter to learn about what research can do for you and how to find a lab to do it in!

RSVP to save your spot and put it on your calendar!

What is Research?

Friday January 12th @ 12-1pm Kresge 2-410 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-is-research-tickets-40944682648

Wednesday January 12th @ 5-6pm Annenberg G32 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-is-research-tickets-40945192172

Finally, schedule an appointment to talk to an Undergraduate Research Advisor. No matter what stage you’re at, we are here to help!


Application for summer 2018 grants http://undergradresearch.northwestern.edu/summerurg 


Exciting NU Entrepreneurship Opportunities – Winter 2018

Dear Student,

We are exciting to announce the following Farley Center entrepreneurship opportunities for Winter 2018.

NEW Undergraduate Minor in Entrepreneurship — Earn your minor in just 8 Classes (5 Core, 3 Elective)

Click here to learn more.

Farley Center Winter 2018 Courses

Promote your career and learn how to take your artistic/creative talent to the professional level.

Learn the accounting essentials you’ll need keep any business on track.

Work with a variety of promising NU startups and learn Scrum at The Garage.

 NUvention: Web + Media (ENTREP 473) — Tuesdays, 2-5 PM | The Garage

Turn your innovative web or media idea into a business with this experiential, team-oriented 2-quarter course.

 NEW Innovate for Impact (ENTREP 395-0-4) — Thursdays, 930 AM – 1230 PM | ITW Classroom

Learn how to launch market-based ventures that address unmet societal and environmental.

Questions? Email Elizabeth Gabel at elizabeth.gabel@northwestern.edu

We look forward to seeing you in class this winter!

-The Farley Center Team

Navigating Careers in Arts Admin Panel 11/16 at 5pm

Navigating Careers in Arts Administration Panel
Thursday, November 16
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Location: Norris, Northwestern Room B

This event will be a good opportunity for students to explore the world of arts administration, gain career insights, and learn about industry trends. Students will be able to ask questions during the panel, and there will be time for 1-on-1 networking at the end.

Participating alumni include:

  • Lindsay Bosch ’04, Block Museum of Art, Marketing Communications Manager
  • Erica Denner ’18 MSLOC, Museum of Contemporary Art, Assistant Director HR
  • Mercedes Rohlfs ’99, Ravinia Festival, Associate Director of Development, Major Gifts
  • AJ Roy ’15, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Development Coordinator
  • Laura Sauer ’08, ’10, ’14, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Audience Development Coordinator and Editor

This event is open to all Northwestern undergraduate and graduate students. RSVP in CareerCat (Events>Workshops tab). Questions? Email eleni.vartelas@northwestern.edu

Come On Out Japan Info Session – Northwestern University on 11/9


Attention students and recent graduates!

We are launching the 4th Annual Come on Out-Japan Summer Internship Program and extending our invitation to top Universities and Japanese high school students for a cross-cultural learning experience. We will be on campus Thursday, November 9th at Kresge Hall Room 2440 from 6-8PM, and hope to see you there! See the Facebook Event page for further details:


We are currently seeking University students and recent graduates with native level English skills, who would be interested in coming to Japan for 6 weeks from mid-July to late August, 2018.  Although this is an unpaid internship, the sponsor is providing certain expenses for each Intern who participates in the six-week program. In addition to airfare, lodging, meal and transportation subsidies, the program offers optional Japanese language classes, field trips, dinner/cooking nights and at least one overnight trip. These additional opportunities are all designed to add cultural enrichment to your summer abroad experience.

This program is truly different from any other traditional teaching positions in Japan.  Interns will facilitate English conversations with Japanese high school students on a variety of relevant global topics. Outside of the class, interns will have space in their schedule to fulfill their personal goals and cultural exploration.

We do not have any Japanese fluency requirements and accept undergraduate, graduate and recent graduate students.

See links below for more information. If you have additional questions regarding the program, please contact Come on Out-Japan directly or via our inquiry tab on our website. You can find our application at www.comeonoutjapan.com!

Brian Neufuss

Come on Out-Japan

Program Director








Passionate Leaders Wanted

Teach. Lead. Inspire.

NU Master of Science in Education Information Session
Thursday, November 9th | 5:30 PM
104 Classroom, Norris Center, Evanston Campus

Interested in teaching? Majoring in chemistry or political science but thinking about applying your studies to the classroom? Our accelerated masters for Northwestern undergraduates could be a perfect fit for you!

Sign up for an info session now!

Sneak Peek Arts + Entrepreneurship Event at NU!

* FREE RSVP: http://bit.ly/fanbasesneakpeek

 ☞ 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