Sneak Peek of Winter Quarter 2015 Classes

Here is your preview for Winter Quarter 2015 Classes. *

http://www.communication.northwestern.edu/sites/default/files/src/WinterQuarter2015-ClassWorksheet.pdf

New this time:

  •       Link to the WCAS Class Description List
  •       Departmental contact information next to each department heading.

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 listing to confirm the class details.

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 advisor tab at the top of the Spotlight  blog page will take you to their email address and contact information!

Don’t forget: Pre-Registration for Winter Quarter 2015 begins on Monday, November 10th and ends Thursday, November 13th at 5:15 pm. Pre-registration and registration appointment times will be listed on your personal CAESAR account on Friday, May 9th, 2014.  Regular Registration is the week of November 17th, 2014.

* If  you click on the bookmark icon in the upper left corner of the pdf, you can easily navigate course topics.

Creativity and the Arts: A Lecture by Ivonne Chand O’Neal from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Creativity and the Arts
 Wallis Theatre, Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Arts
November 14, 12:00-1:00
 Ivonne Chand O’Neal, Director of Research and Evaluation for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

 July 13, 2013 marks the date that the Bureau of Economic Analysis announced that all creative efforts directly related to artistic products would now be given monetary value that would be accounted for in the GDP of the United States.  What does this mean?  Due to the recognition of these previously overlooked efforts, the time it takes to choreograph a dance, write a play, make a movie, write lyrics to a song, and paint a portrait are now given monetary value and are considered assets rather than liabilities to creative institutions.  Now is the time to equip the next generation with skills to build, enhance, and utilize their creativity to be poised and ready to actively apply them in any field they choose to be part of a new global economy that rewards those that think creatively.

The focus of this talk is to prepare the next generation of creators with skills to capitalize on their creativity.  Broad themes will include the economics of creativity, creativity research and interdisciplinary themes of arts education.  The mechanics of the creative process along with methods to enhance productivity will be presented.

Reference to this work can be found:
https://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/CETAWhitePaper
http://go.usa.gov/EFnY
http://arts.gov/art-works/2014/does-school-arts-education-matter

 Biography

Ivonne Chand O’Neal serves as Director of Research and Evaluation for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. With an emphasis on creativity, O’Neal directs all research and evaluation efforts at the Kennedy Center, designs research studies to collect, analyze, and report evidence of the impact of arts and culture on American life on local, national, and international scales. Projects include examining the impact of such programs as Changing Education through the Arts, National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, Any Given Child, Ballet with Suzanne Farrell, Theater for Young Audiences, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and assessing accessibility to the arts for K-12 students living with disabilities.

Trained as a Cognitive Psychologist with emphasis on the creative process, program evaluation, psychometrics, and experimental design, O’Neal has published and presented research papers in a wide variety of fields, including creativity, innovation, research design, education, museology, visitor studies, and quality of life.  She currently serves as Co-Chair for the Arts, Culture, and Audiences Topical Interest Group for the American Evaluation Association, and is on the Editorial Board for the Creativity Research Journal.  Her career has combined academic research with extensive practical experience in examining the relationships between creativity, research and education.  Prior to her role at the Kennedy Center, she held a joint appointment as Co-Investigator and Research Director at the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine, where she examined the effects of acute cocaine administration on the creative process.  She also served as a member of the UCLA Tennenbaum Initiative on the Biology of Creativity.  She has taught a number of courses on research methods, human development, memory and learning, and personality theory.  On the practice side, she has served as a Curator for the Museum of Creativity, where she led in the development of exhibitions and programs to advance the use of creativity and innovation in everyday life.   She has also consulted with the Galef Institute on curriculum development for K-8 on incorporating creativity into the classroom.  She has worked actively with the entertainment industry (Disney Channel, NBC, TNBC, CBS) to increase innovation in children’s programming and corresponding educational materials.

UCS is collaborating with the NAA to host alumni-student mock interviews (for NU sophomores) on Nov. 11

For Northwestern sophomores:

Northwestern alumni will be coming to the Lincoln Interview Center to conduct mock-interviews with fellow ‘Cats. You will participate in one-on-one interviews with alumni and be provided constructive feedback regarding your interview skills. Start preparing for a future internship interview with the help of Northwestern alumni! You will be matched with a Northwestern alumnus for a 30-minute mock-interview based on your experience and career goals.

Northwestern Alumni-Student Mock Interview Program
Date: Tuesday, November 11
Time: You will conduct a 30-minute mock-interview with an alumnus between 7:00 – 9:00PM
Location: Lincoln Interview Center (630 Lincoln Street)

 Interested? Log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso) and search for CareerCat posting #104175

This event will fill quickly – make sure you submit your resume and be a part of the program as soon as possible. RSVP deadline is Monday, November 3.

Additional questions can be sent to Katie Farrington, Internship Specialist at University Career Services (katie.farrington@northwestern.edu)

Are you interested in the new MS in Health Communication?

The MS in Health Communication is a unique program that will prepare students to solve important problems in healthcare by applying theories, concepts and methods from the communication arts and sciences. The program exists to change healthcare for the better. Our curriculum gives students the tools needed to design, produce, analyze and evaluate effective campaigns, policies, protocols, and media products in order improve health and health care outcomes. For students, that means an array of learning opportunities — and a competitive edge in the job market.

The curriculum integrates two streams of research- social influence and human-centered interaction design to promote improvements in health and healthcare. Students learn how to-

  • Improve the quality and safety of healthcare
  • Reduce costs
  • Improve the patient experience

The degree can be completed in a single calendar year and the weekend format, with classes on Saturday, allows students to develop professionally while earning a graduate degree. Students graduate with all the skills needed to be a leader within agencies, companies, and organizations that work to improve heath and healthcare outcomes.

Join us for an in-person or online info session to learn more. Or visit www.healthcomm.northwestern.edu.

UCS: Here is a list of this week’s company information sessions, graduate and professional school information sessions

Speak directly with recruiters at this week’s company information sessions on the Northwestern campus. More information for most sessions can be found in our job and internship search system, CareerCat. Simply log in using your NetID and NetID password and find the list of sessions under “Events > Info Sessions.”

Monday, October 20
Palantir Technologies: Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.
The Walt Disney Company: Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.
 
Tuesday, October 21
Goldman Sachs: Company information session (UCS Corporate Sponsor): Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.
 
Wednesday, October 22
Goldman Sachs Securities Division (UCS Corporate Sponsor): Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

 Also, don’t miss the following graduate and professional school visits next week to learn about their admissions processes and programs:

Tuesday, October 21
Columbia Law School: Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.
 
 Wednesday, October 22
Elliott School of International Affairs: Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change. 
University of Edinburgh: Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.
 
Friday, October 24
University of Michigan, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy & University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs: Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change. 

 

We hope to see you at an information session this week!
Northwestern University Career Services

The Elliott School of International Affairs will be visiting the Northwestern University on Wednesday, October 22.

The Elliott School of International Affairs will be visiting the Northwestern University on Wednesday, October 22.

Wednesday, October 22
Information Session
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Norris Student Center
Rock Room
(Organized through University Career Services)

The Elliott School fosters an environment where innovative ideas and dedication to public service flourish. They provide a forum where students learn from the brightest minds and are encouraged to bring forth their ideas. If you have a passion for international affairs and improving the world around us, then definitely take a look at one of their graduate programs.

The Elliott School offers M.A. degrees in regional focused areas such as the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Eurasia and Latin America. They also offer global issue programs in international affairs, global communication, security policy studies, international development studies, international trade and investment policy and international science and technology policy.

If students cannot make this event, we will also be at the Chicago Idealist.org Graduate School Fair Thursday evening (details below.)
Thursday, October 23
5:00-8:00 p.m.
UIC Forum
725 W Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, IL 60608

http://elliott.gwu.edu/graduate-admissions

 

A $10,000 Undergraduate Social Action Fellowship

Davis Projects for Peace

A $10,000 Undergraduate Social Action Fellowship

The Davis Projects for Peace program enables undergraduates around the country to design grassroots “projects for peace” that use a summer to address global social issues. The program, which began in 2007, is run through the University of California-Davis and is supported by Kathryn Wasserman Davis, an accomplished internationalist and philanthropist. At Northwestern, the Center for Global Engagement and the Office of Fellowships work together to facilitate the grant process.

2014-15 Application Process

The grant provides $10,000 for a summer project with a nonprofit focused on some dimension of enabling peace in a global world. Many student projects will revolve around direct volunteerism, philanthropy, or development work. The project can be driven by research or a more applied experience, so long as it connects the participant with an established organization.

An Info Session will be held on October 29 at noon at the Office of Fellowships, 1940 Sheridan Rd. Applications are due January 15, 2014. Northwestern will nominate two projects to be reviewed by the Project for Peace staff at UCDavis. Email Patrick Eccles at patrick.eccles@northwestern.edu or Amy Kehoe at amy.kehoe@northwestern.edu, with questions or to set up a meeting to discuss your application.

Learn more about how to apply for the $10,000 grant on the Buffett Center website.

Tomorrow marks Day 1 of the two-day Northwestern UCS Fall Internship & Job Fair!

Tomorrow marks Day 1 of the two-day Northwestern UCS Fall Internship & Job Fair, where a total of more than 140 top companies and organizations in various industries (consulting, finance, communications, nonprofits, technology, engineering and more) will be waiting to meet Northwestern undergraduate and graduate students and alumni. The fair will be held from 12-4 p.m. on the 2nd Floor of Norris, with different employers attending each day.

More than 60 companies will join tomorrow (Tuesday, Sept. 30), including City Year, Walgreens, Nielsen, Braintree, Museum of Contemporary Art, Medline Industries, Johnson Controls as well as UCS corporate sponsors Accenture, Aldi, Deloitte, PwC, Strategy&, AQR Capital Management, Grosvenor Capital Management, Goldman Sachs, LEK Consulting, fall fair sponsor Allstate and many more.

In preparation of the fair, research the companies you’d like to meet and view our fall fair guide of internships and full-time jobs available with employers attending the fair. Remember to bring your Wildcard, plenty of resumes, and dress in business professional attire.

Don’t forget to return for Day 2 of the Fall Internship & Job Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 1 to meet more than 80 employers, including McKinsey & Company, Target, UCS corporate sponsor Visa, Teach for America, A.T. Kearney, General Mills, Morningstar, Dropbox, IBM, Abercrombie & Fitch and many more.

Need a refresher on how to prepare for the career fair? Watch this brief video and learn more here.

Also: Our photo booth for free professional photos will be offered each day from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Please note that registration is required and starts at 12 p.m., first-come, first-served, with limited space.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow and Wednesday!

Best wishes for career fair success,
Northwestern University Career Services

Speak directly with recruiters from top companies and organizations at this week’s information sessions and events!

Speak directly with recruiters from top companies and organizations at this week’s information sessions and events (please see list below) on the Northwestern campus! More information can be found in our job and internship search system, CareerCatSimply log in using your NetID and NetID password and find the list of sessions under “Events > Info Sessions.”

Also: Our two-day Fall Internship & Job Fair is this Tuesday, September 30 and Wednesday, October 1 from 12-4 p.m. in Norris, 2nd Floor! More than 140 employers in various industries — communications, consulting, finance, non-profit, engineering, technology and more! — will be waiting to meet Northwestern undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni, with different employers attending each day. View our fall fair guide for a complete list of employer internship and full-time job listings. Need a refresher on how to prepare for the career fair? Watch this brief video and visit the final day of all-day express advising on Monday, September 29 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to meet on the spot with a career counselor or advisor (first-come, first-served) for resume reviews and career fair prep.

Company Information Sessions and Events for the Week of Sept. 29:

Monday, September 29
Pace Harmon

Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

TGG Group
Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

SFCG
Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

 IBM
Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

CIGNA
Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

A.T. KEARNEY
Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

FTI Consulting
Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

Oliver Wyman
Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

Tuesday, September 30
BAIN & COMPANY
Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

Wednesday, October 1
Riot Games

Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

 CORNERSTONE RESEARCH
Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

Fisher Investments
Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

Alvarez & Marsal, Business Consulting LLC
Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

 Starwood Capital Group
Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

Thursday, October 2
TARGET CORPORATION
Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

 Visa Inc.: UCS Corporate Sponsor
Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.
**Also: Meet Visa on the second day of the Northwestern UCS Fall Internship & Job Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 12-4 p.m.!

 Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

 McKinsey & Company
Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

Aon Corporation
Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

 THE BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP
Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

 Nielsen
Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

General Mills
Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

 Dropbox
Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

 Friday, October 3

The Kresge Foundation
Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

Abercrombie & Fitch
Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

Accenture Culture Night
Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time & location the day of the event, as it is subject to change. RSVP required by Oct. 1.

Best wishes for a successful week,
Northwestern University Career Services