Fall 2016 Medill courses open to non-majors

JOUR 290 – Intro to Media Design (Non Majors)

Taught by Prof. Susan Mango Curtis

Wednesdays, 2pm-4:50pm

This is an undergraduate class that explores the fundamental tools of design, typographic contrast and color theory. You will analyze current approaches to newspaper, magazine, web and mobile design. We will discuss how planning, and developing visual communication contribute to better design product. Design is approach through writing and editing as a single process in which the written and visual aspects of journalism are given equal attention. Everyone is expected to take their project to a creative and highly innovative solution. This is achieved by following guidelines of good design process and spending the necessary time on each project. This forces you to think beyond the obvious and develop your ability to generate ideas. All students are expected to present and defend their design solutions to the class. This course is divided into lectures, research, sketching, computer lab time, and critiques.

 

JOUR 390-0 – Special Topics

 “Bilingual reporting and storytelling”

Taught by Prof. Mei-Ling Hopgood

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12pm-1:50pm

This bilingual course immerses students in Chicago’s vibrant Latino community, and requires them to write and produce multimedia stories and communications in Spanish and English. This course is designed to empower students to tell the stories of Latin Americans in the United States, as well as in Latin America, and reach these important audiences in the languages that they use daily.

 

“The Bloomberg Way”

Taught by Prof. Matthew Winkler

Wednesdays 1pm-3:50pm

This course, taught by Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief Emeritus 

Matthew Winkler, will focus on the principles of reporting,     writing and applied business and economic knowledge that helped transform Bloomberg News over the last quarter century. The     class will develop an individual’s reporting skills, offering   the opportunity to work with Bloomberg reporters and editors and will include visits to the company’s office in Chicago. Students will additionally learn to demonstrate that the story of the economy, business and markets is recorded best when the focus is on the greatest diversity of participants.

Students are asked to apply for a spot in this course. Here is the application link: http://goo.gl/forms/qBke4guHIy

 

“Knight Lab”

Taught by Profs. Zach Wise & Emily Withrow

Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:30-4:20

Each quarter, multidisciplinary teams of students, faculty, and professionals come together to collaborate in the Knight Lab to produce cutting-edge digital work, research, thought—innovating across every part of the media-making process. The Student Lab places journalism and computer science students together on teams to work on an important problem for the future of media, rapidly moving beyond conversation and hypothesis to well-reasoned action during the quarter. Each project is scoped for a single quarter but students are encouraged to join the lab for multiple quarters. Students will work closely with faculty and professional mentors along the way. Our process combines research, design thinking, building, user testing, critical and analytical work, storytelling, cutting-edge technology, and experimentation—often within the confines of a single, specific problem. Come to learn, experiment, and create the future of media with us.

 

 “Native American Environmental Issues and the Media”

Taught by Prof. Patty Loew

Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am-11:50am

Native American Environmental Issues and the Media introduces students to indigenous issues, such as treaty-based hunting, fishing, and gathering rights; air and water quality issues; mining; land-to-trust issues; and sacred sites. These issues have contributed to tension between Native and non-Native communities and have become the subject of news reports, in both mainstream and tribal media. We will focus on how the media cover these issues and how that coverage contributes to the formation of public opinion and public policy. Students will read and analyze newspaper and on-line news reports and view and critique broadcast news stories and documentaries about Native environmental topics. 

Fall Quarter 2016 Sneak Preview

Here is your preview of Fall Quarter 2016 Classes. *

http://www.communication.northwestern.edu/f/src/FQ_16_WCAS-Course-Listing.pdf

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 listings to confirm class details. Classes are scheduled to go live on CAESAR on Monday, May 2nd, 2016

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 Undergraduate Advising tab at the top right of the Spotlight blog page http://comm.soc.northwestern.edu/src-spotlight/  will take you to their email address and contact information which is listed by major.

Don’t forget: Pre-Registration for Fall Quarter 2016 begins on Monday, May 9th and ends Thursday, May 12th at 5:15 pm. Pre-registration and registration appointment times will be listed on your personal CAESAR account on Friday, May 6th, 2016.  Regular Registration begins the week of May 16th, 2016.

* If  you click on the bookmark icon in the upper left corner of the pdf, you can easily navigate course topics.  In addition, there is a link to the Searchable CAESAR class descriptions archive at the top of the page and contact information for all departments in the subject banner line.

Career Opportunities from Northwestern Career Advancement

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NEWS

Northwestern Alumni-Student Mock Interview Program
Registration deadline: Wednesday, May 4
Program: Thursday, May 12 | 7-9 p.m. | 630 Lincoln St., NCA Interview Center | All Undergraduate Students

Participate in a one-on-one interview with a Northwestern alum and receive constructive feedback regarding your interview skills in the industries of banking/finance, consulting, government and policy and more. Co-sponsored by NCA and the NAA. Search Job IDs in CareerCat to submit your resume for one of the following industries:
Banking & Finance (CareerCat Job ID 126966) >>
Consulting (CareerCat Job ID 126965) >>
Government and Policy (CareerCat Job ID 126420) >>
General/Non-Specific (CareerCat Job ID 126421) >>

EMPLOYER ACTIVITY

Information Session

A Candid Conversation on Authentic Leadership: Davita CEO Kent Thiry
Monday, May 9 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | Owen L. Coon Forum (OLC – Jacobs building) | All Undergraduate Students
Join Harry Kraemer and Kent Thiry as they discuss the focus on teammate engagement and empowerment that has transformed DaVita into a FORTUNE 500 Company. Hosted by the Kellogg Business Leadership Club.
RSVP >>

Deloitte’s Annual Women in Technology Event
Friday, May 13 (RSVP by Monday, May 9) | 4-6 p.m. | Tech – M164 | Women Undergraduate Students
Join this event to gain insight into careers in Deloitte consulting’s technology practice from Deloitte senior leaders, network with female Deloitte professionals and recruiters from its technology practice, and engage in an interactive case simulation with fellow students and Deloitte practitioners. Business casual attire. Refreshments will be served.
RSVP requested by Monday, May 9 >> (walk-ins gladly welcomed)

A sample of career/internship opportunities in CareerCat right now:

  • Consulting: Kepler Cannon // Associate Consultant (Full-Time) // CareerCat Job ID 122304 // Seniors and Master’s Students // Deadline: Sunday, May 1
  • Arts & Culture: Illinois Restaurant Association // Chicago Gourmet Summer Intern // CareerCat Job ID 126428 // Juniors and Seniors // Deadline: Monday, May 2
  • Education: Urban Teacher Center // Teacher // CareerCat Job ID 125979 // Juniors and Seniors // Next (rolling) deadline: Monday, May 2
  • Healthcare: Horizon Pharma, Inc. // Commercial Development Internship // CareerCat Job ID 127569 // Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors (select schools and colleges/majors) // Deadline: Friday, May 6
  • Communication: American Sociological Association // Communications Internship // CareerCat Job ID 126103 // All Students // Deadline: Monday, May 9

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

Leverage Your PhD: Careers in Higher Education Administration
Tuesday, May 3 | 5:30-7 p.m. | TGS Commons, 2122 Sheridan (Evanston Campus) 
This panel discussion brings together PhDs trained in diverse academic fields who are now working in a range of capacities at Northwestern University. Panelists will discuss how their PhD training helps them in their current work as well as things they wished they had known about job seeking while they were in graduate school. They will also share advice about how current PhD students and postdocs can explore careers in higher education administration. The panel will be followed by informal discussion over refreshments.
Learn more + RSVP in CareerCat (Events Workshops) >>

Advanced Degree Consulting Prep: Tackling the Fit Interview
Prepare for consulting fit interviews at this workshop for advanced degree candidates (PhDs, JDs, MDs), co-hosted by NCA and the Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance (ADCA).

  • Chicago Campus: Wednesday, May 4 | 3-4 p.m. | Wieboldt Hall, Room 109. RSVP >>
  • Evanston Campus: Tuesday, May 10 | 3-4 p.m. | TGS Commons (Seabury – 2122 Sheridan Rd. Room 140). RSVP >>

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 quarter 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 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

RSG Research Communication Training Program: Applications now open
Application deadline: Sunday, May 1 | Program: June 21 – September 14 (Evanston or Chicago) 
Apply to join RSG’s 12-week summer workshop series that features experts from theatre, broadcast journalism, marketing, and education to help scientists and others to better communicate their research.
Learn more + Apply >>

How to Get a Job at a Startup
Wednesday, May 4 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | GA Chicago @ Brad’s Deals (640 N. LaSalle Suite 460) | All Students
NU alumnus Matt Cynamon ’09 will lead a panel discussion about how job seekers can prepare themselves to land a job at a Chicago startup where they can learn, grow, and have fun. The event features panelists from General Assembly, Talener Chicago, Opternative and Talent-Savvy. Registration is free and open to the public.

Summer Venture in Management Program (sponsored by Harvard Business School)
Application deadline: Thursday, May 5 at 11 a.m. CT | Program: June 18-24 | Harvard Business School, Boston, MA | Rising Seniors
SVMP is a one-week management training program for rising seniors (who have completed their junior year by June 2016) designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education. Participants are members of a group typically underrepresented in business schools and corporate America. While HBS covers on-site expenses, the student and/or corporate sponsors typically cover other costs associated with participating in the program.
Learn more about the program and criteria >>

 

Medill Justice Project is accepting applications for JOUR 373-0-20

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APPLICATION FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM COURSE (JOUR 373-0-20)

As a two-unit course, Investigative Journalism class gives students hands-on experience surrounding the criminal justice system through investigation, research and reporting on potentially wrongful convictions.

Please respond to the following questions and email your application to the director of The Medill Justice Project, Prof. Alec Klein (alec-klein@northwestern.edu), and the director of operations of The Medill Justice Project, Amanda Westrich (amanda.westrich@northwestern.edu).

(a.) Explain your reasons for wanting to take this class.

 

(b.)

 

Describe your commitments for fall quarter, including all other classes you will be taking as well as the specific extent of your extracurricular activities and work obligations. If you are not sure about every class you plan to take, provide your total anticipated class load for fall quarter and list the classes you expect to take.
(c.)

 

Indicate your major(s) and when you expect to fulfill all of your degree requirements.

 

(d.)

 

Provide the name and contact information of one reference who can best speak to your research, reporting and writing abilities.
(e.) Provide your Northwestern I.D. for registration purposes.

The deadline for submitting applications is Saturday, May 7 at 5 p.m. Applicants will be notified prior to registration for fall quarter classes.

Additional information or clarification may be required upon request, so please provide an email address that you regularly check. We will respond by email to all students who apply.

The deadline for applying for a 2016-17 Leopold Fellowship is next week–Monday, APRIL 25.

Dear Undergrads: The deadline for applying for a 2016-17 Leopold Fellowship is next week–Monday, APRIL 25.

2016-2017 FACULTY RESEARCH PROJECT TOPICS: UPDATED–for more information and descriptions, see attachment or Center website at http://www.historicalstudies.northwestern.edu/fellowships/leopold-fellows/how-to-apply-for-a-leopold-fellowhip.html

  1. Henry BINFORD—Small Business in Poor Urban Communities
  2. Deborah COHEN—American Journalists and Europe
  3. Benjamin FROMMER—The Ghetto without Walls: The Holocaust in Bohemia and Moravia
  4. Daniel IMMERWAHR—How to Hide an Empire: Geography and Power in the Greater United States
  5. Rajeev KINRA—An Age of Splendor and Civility: A Cultural History of the Mughal Empire
  6. Susan PEARSON—Registering Birth: Populations and Personhood in the USA
  7. Michael SHERRY—Go Directly to Jail: The Punitive Turn in American Life
  8. David  SHYOVITZ—“Oh Beastly Jew!” Jews, Animals, and Jewish Animals in the Middle Ages
  9. Scott SOWERBY—States of Exclusion: Religious Diversity and Military Power in Britain, France, and the Holy Roman Empire, 1550–1750
  10. Keith WOODHOUSE—Environmental Activism and the “Choice of Evils” Defense
  11. Ji-Yeon YUH—Midwestern Asian American Experiences.

#TakeNUToWorkDay: Natalie Bortoli (BSJ ‘98), Chicago Children’s Museum

Join Natalie Bortoli (BSJ ‘98), Vice President of Educational Programming & Experience Development at Chicago Children’s Museum, on Thursday, April 21 for NCA’s #TakeNUToWorkDay Twitter Takeover. Natalie will live Tweet about her workday on @JobsforCats (from approx. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. CT) and give Northwestern students a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to work in educational programming at a museum. Follow @JobsforCats on Thursday, April 21 to join the conversation and ask questions about Natalie’s career path, role at the Chicago Children’s Museum, and the arts & culture field using the hashtag #TakeNUToWorkDay or #TNU2WD.

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NCA Career News: Job/internship opportunities, #TakeNUToWorkDay in Arts/Culture + more

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NEWS

Spring quarter 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.


JOBS/INTERNSHIPS

A sample of job/internship opportunities in CareerCat right now:

  • Communication: Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason // Marketing Communications and External Relations Internship // CareerCat Job ID 127466 // Sophomores // Deadline: Friday, April 22
  • Journalism & Media: Wildlife Education // Editorial Intern // CareerCat Job ID 113633 // All Undergraduate and Master’s Students // Deadline: Sunday, May 1
  • Education: Saga Innovations // Saga Fellow // CareerCat Job ID 127053 // All Undergraduate and Master’s Students // Deadline: Sunday, May 8
  • Environmental/Science Research: Village of Wilmette // Water Management Intern // CareerCat Job ID 126545 // Juniors // Deadline: Tuesday, May 10
  • Arts & Culture: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center // Take A Stand Center Intern // CareerCat Job ID 127370 // All Students // Deadline: Thursday, June 30

Looking for more jobs/internships 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

#TakeNUToWorkDay: Natalie Bortoli (BSJ ‘98), Chicago Children’s Museum
Thursday, April 21 | Follow & join in @JobsforCats | Approx. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. CT | All Students
Join Natalie Bortoli (BSJ ‘98), Vice President of Educational Programming & Experience Development at Chicago Children’s Museum, on Thursday, April 21 for NCA’s #TakeNUToWorkDay Twitter Takeover. Natalie will live Tweet about her workday on @JobsforCats and give Northwestern students a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to work in educational programming at a museum. Follow @JobsforCats on Thursday, April 21 to join the conversation and ask questions about Natalie’s career path, role at the Chicago Children’s Museum, and the arts & culture field using the hashtag #TakeNUToWorkDay or #TNU2WD.

Learn more >>

 

LinkedIn for Master’s Students
Thursday, April 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Tech MG51 | Master’s Students
Join this interactive workshop to learn how to use LinkedIn to identify contacts and facilitate the networking process. Students should bring their own laptops/tablets to this program to start identifying contacts and drafting networking emails.
Learn more + RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) by April 20 >>

Apply to become an NCA Career Ambassador
Deadline: Wednesday, April 27 | First-year students, sophomores and juniors
Want to become an expert in resume and cover letter writing? Interested in building leadership skills and assisting fellow students in their career development? Apply to be a member of the 2016-2017 NCA Career Ambassador team! A quarterly stipend is provided to those selected.
Apply in CareerCat by Wednesday, April 27: Search CareerCat Job ID 127054 >>

 

Career Decision Making for STEM PhDs
Thursday, April 28 | 4-5 p.m. | TGS Conference Room, Abbott 332 (Chicago Campus)
Are you a PhD student struggling to decide on your career path? At this interactive workshop, an NCA career counselor will walk you through the process of career decision making and offer resources for engaging in the process.
Learn more + RVSP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>

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 >>


OTHER CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

PhD Networking Skills 101
Wednesday, Apr. 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | First Floor Atrium, Silverman Hall, 2720 Campus Dr. (Evanston campus) | PhD Students
Learn and practice strategies for delivering an audience-sensitive introduction, asking engaging questions, and starting and ending conversations with strangers. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Northwestern University Postdoctoral Forum.
Learn more + RSVP >>

RSG Research Communication Training Program: Applications now open
Application deadline: Sunday, May 1 | Program: June 21 – September 14 (Evanston or Chicago) | TGS PhD Students and Post Docs
Apply to join RSG’s 12-week summer workshop series that features experts from theatre, broadcast journalism, marketing, and education to help scientists and others to better communicate their research.
Learn more + Apply >>

Summer Venture in Management Program (sponsored by Harvard Business School)
Application deadline: Thursday, May 5 at 11 a.m. CT | Program: June 18-24 | Harvard Business School, Boston, MA | Rising Seniors
SVMP is a one-week management training program for rising seniors (who have completed their junior year by June 2016) designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education. Participants are members of a group typically underrepresented in business schools and corporate America. While HBS covers on-site expenses, the student and/or corporate sponsors typically cover other costs associated with participating in the program.
Learn more about the program and criteria >>

NORTHWESTERN CAREER ADVANCEMENT
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(847) 491-3700
nca@northwestern.edu

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PLUS (Peer Led Undergraduate Study) resumes this Sunday 4/17/2016

This is just a reminder that Peer Led Undergraduate Study (PLUS) resumes this Sunday, April 17th. PLUS is an informal, drop-in supported-study program for many of the “gateway” courses. Students can come to study with others and receive guidance from peer leaders (students who have taken and done well in the course).

PLUS runs every Sunday from now through June 5, on Sunday afternoons, from 3-5 pm, in Allison Dining Hall. Free food is available for all attendees!

PLUS provides support in the following courses this quarter:

  • Biol 215
  • Chem 103, 210
  • Econ 201, 202
  • Math 214, 224, 230
  • Physics 130-3, 135-1, 135-3
  • Psych 110
  • Stat 210

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