Civic Engagement Certificate is accepting applications

Learn to Make a Difference

Northwestern University’s Civic Engagement Certificate Program gives students a deeper understanding of the forces that affect communities and a more thorough grasp of how to achieve positive change. The two-year, five-quarter program is open to all Northwestern freshmen, sophomores and juniors.

Participants earn credit for their interest in community service and gain the skills to understand and improve communities socially and economically. The program incorporates both community engagement and classroom learning — including five credits of course work, 100 hours of community engagement and a Capstone Project relevant to a community organization.


Course requirements and timeline

Upcoming info sessions

Required program application

Comm 225 Call for Tutors

The Athletic Department on campus runs the N’CAT Tutoring Program, wherein we hire current Northwestern undergraduates and graduate students to tutor some of our student-athletes.  We have a particular need for tutoring in RTVF and Communication Studies courses, especially COMM 225: COMMUNICATION & CULTURE.  Our pay rate is $16 for undergraduates and $20 for graduate students and have flexible working hours tailored to an individual’s course and work schedules.   In order to work as a tutor through our office, we would need to have you fill out the online application (link below) and then set up a time to meet with me, Tutoring/Study Skills coordinator, to go through our interview and if successful, our training session.  This training session is required for anyone who will be paid through athletics, but you will be compensated for your time in the training.

Tutor Application:  ** IMPORTANT**: Before you press “submit,” please save your application in PDF form and email that along with your resume and unofficial transcript to me, Shuji Otsuka, Study Skills Coordinator, at .  I am also happy to answer any questions.

Shuji Otsuka
Learning Strategist / Study Skills Coordinator – Academic Services and Student Development
Northwestern Athletics
o: 847-467-4576| f: 847-491-7194


NCA Career News: New career guide, employer visits, LinkedIn workshop + more

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Introducing the 2016-18 Career Guide
The newest version of the NCA Guide for 2016-18 is now available. Created by NCA staff every two years, the guide includes comprehensive, up-to-date career development advice and guidance on topics such as networking, career exploration, the job/internship search and resume and cover letters.
Read the new guide >>


Learn about career opportunities at employer information sessions, networking events and coffee chats. Log into CareerCat-Events-Information Sessions for complete details, intended audience, and to RSVP. Check the details in CareerCat the day of the session, as some information may change.

Please keep in mind that every industry has different hiring cycles and recruiting methods (on-campus recruiting vs. job/internship postings in CareerCat), and while some are heavier in early fall (consulting, finance, engineering), others pick up in winter or spring. Learn the key application and hiring periods by industry for internships and full-time positions (PDF) >>

Oct. 17 Oct. 18 Oct. 19 Oct.  20 Oct. 21
Under Armour Amazon Deloitte*:
Tech Trends Live!
NBC Sports Group Internships
McKinsey Diversity Workshop
  Organisation for
Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
   McKinsey & Company
Women at McKinsey

*Denotes an NCA corporate sponsor. See the full list of NCA corporate sponsors.


USC Viterbi School of Engineering Information Session
Thursday, Oct. 20 | 5-6 p.m. | Norris, Scholars Room | All Students
Details, RSVP in CareerCat-Events-Workshops >> 

Is Your LinkedIn Profile Ready? (Plus, free profession photo!)
Tuesday, Oct. 25 | 4-5 p.m. | Foster-Walker Complex (1927 Orrington Ave.) | Undergraduate Students
Details, RSVP in CareerCat-Events-Workshops >> 

Note: Please check events in CareerCat the day of the program, as some information may change.


Search local part-time and non-work study jobs on QuadJobs
NCA introduces QuadJobs, a central job portal for part-time or one-off jobs in the communities surrounding campus as well as non-work study on-campus jobs. Sign up using your email address. Learn more >>

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 an NCA appointment. Sign in and get started >>


Northwestern’s Master of Science in Education (MSEd) Virtual Information Session: Learn about the 5th Year Plan!
Thursday, October 20 | 12-1 p.m. CST | Virtual Event | All Students
RSVP to info session online or email
Learn more about the 5th year plan >>

Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) Career Prep Program Info Session & Panel
Thursday, Oct. 20 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Kresge 2-425 | All Undergraduates
MLT is a career development organization for African American, Hispanic, and Native American students.
Learn more >>

NAA upcoming Student Events for graduating seniors

Connecting Confidently

Wednesday, Oct. 26 | 6:00-8:00 p.m. | Segal Visitors Center | Exclusive to Seniors

In this guided reception, you will learn important tips for networking in your post-grad life, including remembering names, how to follow up with contacts, advice for joining into conversations, and more. Cost is $5/$10. Sponsored by the Northwestern Alumni Association.

More details here and register directly here > >


New Chapter. NU Network.

Wednesday, Nov. 9 | 6:30-8:00 p.m. | Ryan Family Atrium, 303 E. Superior St., Chicago | Exclusive to Seniors

Whether you attended the Connecting Confidently event or are just looking to polish your networking skills, this event is a chance for you to meet accomplished alumni, who are experts in your field of interest. The event’s structured format will allow for ample opportunities to meet successful alumni so don’t miss out! Cost is $5. Sponsored by the Northwestern Alumni Association.

More details here and register directly here > >

We are looking for outstanding high school teachers!

Each year, Northwestern University recognizes outstanding high school teachers at its Commencement ceremony with the Distinguished Secondary Teacher Award (DSTA). The award is co-sponsored by the Associated Student Government and the Office of the President. Winners of the award are selected based on a process in which graduating seniors nominate teachers who have had transforming impact on students.

I was hoping that you could forward on this link to create awareness to this years graduating seniors within your program of study. This is a very noble award to receive and such an amazing gift to give back to the community that raised students to become as successful as they have! (Teacher AND school both receive $2,500!)

Please confirm, feel free to ask questions and thank you in advance!

For more information about DSTA, please visit:

Join the Fun! Wildcat GeoGame: Northwestern University to launch 10/12/2016

Wildcat GeoGame: Northwestern University 

The Wildcat GeoGame launches October 12, 2016 and will end December 5, 2016. (A new game begins in January.) This is a University-wide initiative to broaden global knowledge through geography and earn a free Blaze Pizza. Everyone in the Northwestern community with a NetID is invited to play. There is a new question each day. You will have all day to submit the answer, so feel free to look up the correct response. Your user data will not be published so feel free to learn, even if you sometimes enter an incorrect answer. You will see the correct answer and learn about the country. You can track your progress in relation to all the other GeoGame players. Northwestern students who answer 30 questions correctly in Fall Quarter will earn a free Blaze Pizza with unlimited toppings. Faculty and staff will enter a separate drawing for a free Blaze Pizza.

Go to and click on Wildcat GeoGame.

Play the game. Learn about your world.

Go Wildcat GeoGame!

Geo Game Facts

How do I find the Wildcat GeoGame?

Go to and click on “Wildcat GeoGame” in the upper right-hand corner. You will be asked to accept the terms and conditions and authenticate (provide your Northwestern net ID and password).

How do I play the game?

New questions are added at the end of each day and will display after midnight; you can only answer once per day. Answer questions by going to and click on “Wildcat GeoGame” in the upper right-hand corner. You will be asked to accept the terms and conditions and authenticate (provide your Northwestern net ID and password).

Who can play the game?

Anyone with a net ID and password is encouraged to play the game. Northwestern students who answer 30 questions correctly in each quarter will earn a free pizza from Blaze.  If demand for the free pizzas exceed supply, students will be entered into a drawing to get a pizza.  Each quarter is a new session of questions to earn a pizza.  Faculty and staff will enter a separate drawing for free pizzas after they have answered 30 questions correctly in a quarter.

Can I play the game on my phone?

While we have ensured the game works on mobile devices, we recommend viewing the map on a computer screen for efficiency.

Why can’t I submit my answer?

You can submit one answer per day, so please come back and play tomorrow!

Who will know if I get an answer wrong?

User data is private. Aggregate results are used for further study so feel free to play and learn the right answers.

What are the rewards?

Rewards are subject to change (see terms and conditions) but we are planning now to provide a free Blaze Pizza for any Northwestern student who answers 30 questions correctly in each quarter.  The qualifying time for the Fall 2016 quarter begins October 12 to December 5, 2016.  Winter quarter is January 3 to March 5, 2017. Spring quarter runs from March 28 to May 26, 2017.

What is Blaze Pizza?

Blaze Pizza is a popular chain in Chicago, including an Evanston location at 1737 Sherman Avenue.  You will receive a numbered coupon for a free pizza redeemable at any Chicago/Evanston area Blaze restaurant, with unlimited toppings and tax included. Blaze Pizza does not deliver.  For more information about Blaze Pizza, go to

Can I take my time to submit an answer to the Wildcat GeoGame?

Yes, you can take all day (24 hours – 12 am to 11:59 pm) to answer.  When you submit, the game will ask you once to confirm your answers. Once submitted, your answers are final.

I want to talk to someone about my score.

If you have questions about the game, please email

What if I don’t like the reward?

Rewards are subject to change, but for the 2016-2017 school year the reward is pizza from Blaze for at least 30 correct answers in a quarter. Participants cannot request substitutions.

Why do students only get rewards?

Due to limited supply, we are first ensuring that students will be rewarded, but we do encourage all Northwestern personnel to play.  However, staff and faculty will be in a separate drawing for pizza rewards if they answer at least 30 correctly each quarter.

Why can’t I earn more than one reward per quarter?

Due to limited supply, there is only one reward per quarter. However, we encourage you to continue playing in a quarter after 30 correct answers.

I think the questions should be worded differently.

The questions have been provided by geospatial services at Northwestern University Libraries.  If you have concerns about any of the questions, email



Get Ready for Change!

Friday, October 7th 9:45am-12:15pm in Annenberg G02

Are you thinking about life after Northwestern? Is an organization you’re a member of undergoing a change? Are you trying to implement or react to a change in your personal or professional life?

Whether you’ve been planning on a change,  or had one thrust upon you, change is difficult!   

This interactive workshop will help you develop the awareness and abilities needed to fully participate in the change process. You’ll determine your change orientation and identify the strengths you can leverage to be successful. We’ll also learn about about the phases that are part of every change and the accompanying emotions and behaviors.  Finally, you’ll work on creating practical strategies for moving forward in an uncertain situation.

This workshop is open to Northwestern students in all majors.  Please register using this link

Questions or comments? Contact: Megan Redfearn

Work Study Opportunity in Northwestern’s Neighborhood and Community Relations

Neighborhood and Community Relations is looking for a student for a Public Relations Aide 2 role for $10.40/hr (rate negotiable). They should have strong writing skills to assist in writing, editing, and distributing community relations materials that go out to a wide range of people at Northwestern and in Evanston. This person will receive regular guidance from our staff and interact with university and local leaders. This is a great opportunity to do impactful, highly visible work at a high level!

Interested students should contact me at with a resume and a cover letter or writing sample.