NCA Weekly Events 1-16-2017 thru 1-20-2017


WEEKLY EMAIL: FRIDAY, JANUARY 13


Spotlight  \  Upcoming NCA Events  \  Employer Activity \  Resources  \  Other Opportunities
SPOTLIGHT

SummerFest
Tuesday, Jan. 17 | 12-3 p.m. | Norris, 2nd Floor | All Undergraduate Students
Learn about summer programs, classes, internships and research, and prepare for applications with resume reviews and services from NCA staff and other Northwestern offices. Hosted by Residential Services.
Learn more >>Career Express Advising in the Main Library
Weekdays | 2-4 p.m. | NCA Express Advising Center (Main Library, 2N Core)
If you need immediate feedback, a resume/cover letter review or have quick questions, you can see us without an appointment! Drop in Monday through Friday from 2-4 p.m. at the NCA Express Advising Center located in the Main Library, 2nd Floor, North Tower, Core.
Winter express advising schedule >>

UPCOMING NCA EVENTS

NEXT Information Sessions
Three options, each covers same content, open to all students:
Monday, Jan. 23 | 3-4 p.m. | Armadillo Room
Tuesday, Jan. 24 | 4-5 p.m. | Armadillo Room
Wednesday, Jan. 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Arch Room

Learn about how to participate in the Northwestern Externship Program (NEXT) — a one-day shadowing program that allows current Northwestern students to accompany alumni on the job in an industry of their choice this spring. Registration begins January 20 and runs through February 7. Co-sponsored by the Northwestern Alumni Association.
Register in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>
Learn more about NEXT >>

 

NYC Startup Trek
Application Deadline: Monday, Jan. 30 | Trek: During spring break (Tuesday, Mar. 21 & Wednesday, Mar. 22) | All Undergraduate Students
Join NCA on its first Startup Trek to New York City during spring break to visit growing companies and meet with key alumni. Participating companies include Yext, Cheddar, Compass and others.
Apply >>

EMPLOYER ACTIVITY
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.

Monday
Jan. 16
Tuesday
Jan. 17
Wednesday
Jan. 18
Thursday
Jan. 19
Friday
Jan. 20
Martin Luther King Jr.
Day
No Sessions
Civic Consulting Alliance IRI Capital One
NCA Corporate Sponsor
No Sessions
Nielsen Capgemini
High Mountain Institute

A sample of other opportunities in CareerCat right now:

  • Merkle: Specialist, Search Engine Optimization, Full-Time (CareerCat Job ID: 134679)
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: Summer Intern (CareerCat Job ID: 136944)
  • Youth & Opportunity United: Y.O.U. Program Assistant Fellow (CareerCat Job ID 131857)

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 >>

RESOURCES

Search local part-time and non-work study jobs on QuadJobs
QuadJobs is a central job portal specifically for part-time or one-off jobs in the communities surrounding campus as well as non-work study on-campus jobs. To get started, sign up with QuadJobs using your u.northwestern.edu email address >>
Note: If you’re looking for internship opportunities and full-time positions, those can be found in CareerCat. Search internships and full-time opportunities in CareerCat >>

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
UChicago CURE Summer Research Program
Application Deadline: Friday, Jan. 20 (before midnight CST) | Program Dates: June 19-Aug. 11 | First-Years, Sophomores
UChicago CURE is a summer research program for underrepresented college students interested in careers in biomedicine. Participants work full time in cancer research laboratories and engage in weekly career- and skill- building activities and social events. The programs are free, and students receive a $3,500 stipend.
Learn more + Apply >>
ChicagoCHEC Research Fellows Program 2017
Application Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 11:59 pm CST | Undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students who are planning to apply to graduate or medical school
The Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative (ChicagoCHEC) Research Fellows will spend the summer in seminars and research rotations learning from leading researchers and will have the option to be matched with a research mentor and research project during the academic year.
Learn more >>
Apply >>

GESI Study Abroad Program
Join the GESI program and work with communities abroad, gaining professional experience, and working to create sustainable change in collaboration with local partners.
Attend an info session >>
Learn more about the program >>
Apply >>

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SPOTLIGHT

Two-Day Winter Internship & Job Fair
Wednesday, Jan. 11 & Thursday, Jan. 12 | 12-4 p.m. | Norris Center, 2nd Floor | All Students
Meet 90+ employers in a variety of industries over two days. Different employers will attend each day, hiring for both internships and full-time opportunities.
View employer list in CareerCat (Events > Career Fairs) >>
Complete Details >>
All-Day Drop-In Career Advising
Remaining days: Friday, Jan. 6, Monday, Jan. 9 and Tuesday, Jan. 10 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | NCA Office, 620 Lincoln St.
The entire NCA staff is on hand to help you prepare for the Winter Internship and Job Fair and support your career needs. We encourage you to use VMock (NCA’s 24-7 online resume review system) to get initial feedback on your resume before meeting with an adviser. Note: Regular express advising weekdays from 2-4 p.m. in the Main Library (2N Core) will resume Jan. 11. Winter express advising schedule >>
 

 

 

MORE UPCOMING NCA EVENTS

NEXT Information Sessions
Three options, each covers same content:
Monday, Jan. 23 | 3-4 p.m. | Armadillo Room | All Students
Tuesday, Jan. 24 | 4-5 p.m. | Armadillo Room | All Students
Wednesday, Jan. 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Arch Room | All Students

Learn about how to participate in the Northwestern Externship Program (NEXT) — a one-day shadowing program that allows current Northwestern students to accompany alumni on the job in an industry of their choice this spring. Registration begins January 20 and runs through February 7. The same content will be covered at all three sessions.
Register in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>
Learn more about NEXT >>

EMPLOYER ACTIVITY
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.

Monday
Jan. 9
Tuesday
Jan. 10
Wednesday
Jan. 11
Thursday
Jan. 12
Friday
Jan. 13
No Sessions  Bluewolf Group
(Virtual Info Session)
Qualtrics 
(Info Session & Coffee Chats)
Bluewolf Group (Workshop) No Sessions
Colgate-Palmolive Heidrick & Struggles GEP
Bates White Economic Consulting Cornerstone Research

A sample of other opportunities in CareerCat right now:

  • Steppenwolf: Multicultural Fellowships (CareerCat Job ID: 136870) & Summer Internships (CareerCat Job ID: 136864)
  • Match Education: AmeriCorps Fellowship in Boston (CareerCat Job ID 136790)
  • Politico: Summer Events & Marketing Internship (CareerCat Job ID 136752)

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 >>

RESOURCES
Which career type are you? Take the Universum Career Test to find out!
Complete the Universum Career Test to receive information about your career personality type, which companies are a good culture fit for you, and salary expectations compared to your peers within your major. Brought to you by NCA in partnership with Universum. Take the 2016 Universum Career Test >>

 

Search local part-time and non-work study jobs on QuadJobs
QuadJobs is a central job portal specifically for part-time or one-off jobs in the communities surrounding campus as well as non-work study on-campus jobs. To get started, sign up with QuadJobs using your u.northwestern.edu email address >>
Note: If you’re looking for internship opportunities and full-time positions, those can be found in CareerCat. Search internships and full-time opportunities in CareerCat >>

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
Graduate School Guidance
Wednesday, Jan. 11 | 6-8 p.m. | The Great Room, 600 Haven St (Evanston Campus) | All Students
Join the Northwestern Alumni Association for a session with graduate school expert Dr. Donald C. Martin to learn comprehensive and practical tips, including major myths about grad school, the biggest mistake applicants make, ways to help your application stand out, and most important, how to finance your graduate education.
Learn more >>
Register >>

UChicago CURE Summer Research Program
Application Deadline: Friday, Jan. 20 (midnight) | Program Dates: June 19-Aug. 11 | First-Years, Sophomores
UChicago CURE is a summer research program for underrepresented college students interested in careers in biomedicine. Participants work full time in cancer research laboratories and engage in weekly career- and skill- building activities and social events. The programs are free, and students receive a $3,500 stipend.
Learn more + Apply >>

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(847) 491-3700
nca@northwestern.edu

2017 Summer Research Opportunities

Now is the time to get a jump on planning for summer activities that will pan out in the heat of June, July, and August.

Here’s a suggestion: in the next couple of weeks, come up with three ideas for how you want to spend your summer 2017.  Consider activities that would further your interests and prepare you more effectively for research-related careers.

Maybe you’d like a $3,500 stipend to investigate an area in more depth, anything from  exploring Shakespearean stagecraft in London (!), to researching the cellular basis for heart disease in a leading lab.  If you can find a faculty mentor for the project and you’re not graduating before the end of fall quarter 2017, you should start NOW on preparing ideas for an Undergraduate Research Grant proposal.  The proposals are due Friday, March 10th, 2017 but it typically takes several drafts to come up with a fundable proposal, and you will get crucially helpful feedback if you contact the Office of Undergraduate Research SOON about what you have in mind.  Early birds definitely enjoy an edge in winning these competitive awards.  Get started at http://undergradresearch.northwestern.edu/summerurg.

Not ready for a semi-autonomous project but know a faculty member whose research/creative projects you would love to work on?  Contact them soon to see if they are willing to mentor you and whether they might be willing to prepare an Undergraduate Research Assistant proposal that would provide a summer salary for you to work with them.  Here’s the link: http://undergradresearch.northwestern.edu/urap.  The deadline for faculty to submit summer Undergraduate Research Assistant proposals is Sunday, April 23rd, 2017.

Summer internships might be your priority and if so, explore the possibilities through the SoC EPICS program in SoConnect, particularly the upcoming SoC Internship Program Info Session on Monday, January 30th, 2017 at 6 PM in Annie May Swift Auditorium.  More information is at this link: https://www.communication.northwestern.edu/epics/undergrads

Anyway, now’s the time to get a jump on these summer activities.  Think about exciting times ahead and hot summer weather though it’s cold out now.

 

 

NCA Winter Internship & Job Fair on Jan. 11 & 12

Two-Day Northwestern Winter Internship & Job Fair

Jan. 11 & 12, 12-4 p.m., Norris Center, 2nd Floor

Hosted by Northwestern Career Advancement

Meet 90+ employers in a variety of industries over two days, with different employers attending each day. Plus: Sign up starting at 12 p.m. on either day of the fair for NCA’s free Professional Photo Booth (limited spots; first-come, first-served). Bring your Wildcard and resumes, and dress in business professional attire. Open to Northwestern undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni.

View the full details (http://bit.ly/ncawinterfair17) and the most up-to-date list of employers in CareerCat (Events > Career Fairs): http://bit.ly/ncawfair17. Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NUWinterFair17.

 

Excellent funded research opportunity for Comm students

How does natural resource extraction and the adjoined development infrastructure affect indigenous communities in the Ecuador Amazon region?

How best to assess the impact of economic empowerment, food security, medical care and educational support of Grandmother and Orphans Support Project in Uganda?

Does participation in a large-scale community well-being program in rural Central Appalachia create meaningful changes in core measurements of health?

What different strategies promote gender equality education and community participation for men and women in Costa Rica?

These are just a few of the many community-based research questions undergraduates can explore this summer through partnership with organizations around the world. The Buffett Institute’s Community-Based Research Fellowship is for students interested in spending their summer applying classroom knowledge to real-world issues and supporting community-driven initiatives​. In addition to pre-approved research proposals from our existing partners, undergraduates are welcome to submit their own collaborative research proposals. The online application opens today!

Community-based research (CBR) combines community knowledge and university knowledge to address global issues through actionable research.​ This fellowship is open to undergraduates from all academic disciplines with prior field experience. CBR fellows receive methods training and up to $6,000 for travel, living expenses, and stipend.​

If you have questions, please contact Emory Erker-Lynch at emory.erkerlynch@northwestern.edu.​

Stay up to date on opportunities for global engagement at the Buffett Institute by becoming an Undergraduate Affiliate!

NCA Winter Internship & Job Fair on Jan. 11 & 12

Two-Day Northwestern Winter Internship & Job Fair

Jan. 11 & 12, 12-4 p.m., Norris Center, 2nd Floor

Hosted by Northwestern Career Advancement

Meet 70+ employers in a variety of industries over two days, with different employers attending each day. Plus: Sign up starting at 12 p.m. on either day of the fair for NCA’s free Professional Photo Booth (limited spots; first-come, first-served). Bring your Wildcard and resumes, and dress in business professional attire. Open to Northwestern undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni.

View the full details (http://bit.ly/ncawinterfair17) and continue to check the growing list of employers in CareerCat (Events > Career Fairs): http://bit.ly/ncawfair17. Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NUWinterFair17.

Performance of Narrative Fiction Winter Quarter 2017

Want to adapt short stories and novels?  Check this out…

It is a performance-based class and the novels being read/adapted are Fitzgerald’s GREAT GATSBY, Hemingway’s THE SUN ALSO RISES, Faulkner’s THE SOUND AND THE FURY, as well as an anthology of Thomas Wolfe’s short stories.

Freshman are welcome!

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Study Abroad in Israel, Fall Quarter 2017

Northwestern Fall 2017 study abroad program in Tel Aviv is for students who are interested in exploring Israel’s complex social and political reality.

Study Abroad Info Session: Public Health, Social Dynamics, and Diversity in Israel – Fall Quarter 2017

Monday, November 28 | 4-5pm | Norris, Arch Room

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Find out how you can take on a vibrant urban center alongside fellow Northwestern undergrads in Fall Quarter 2017. Join program alumna Jessica Hoffen at an info session for the Public Health, Social Dynamics, and Diversity in Israel Program. We will discuss program-provided opportunities to learn about Israel’s social and political realities, explore significant religious and political landmarks, and engage with local communities.

This year, IPD has honed the program to focus more on the current realities of immigrants, minorities, and asylum seekers. Students will explore how diversity has shaped health and civil society, with four Northwestern credit courses and site visits with minority religious populations, NGOs, and health facilities.

More detailed information on courses, site visits, and excursions can all be found on the program webpage.

Various scholarships are available. The deadline for the program is February 10, 2017 – apply today!

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Student Support Post-Election

After last night’s election, Campus Inclusion & Community is here to offer support for students looking to talk, process, or just be in community with others. Staff from our three offices, Multicultural Student Affairs, Student Enrichment Services, and Social Justice Education, will be available in our spaces across campus to meet and support students however we can. We are located at:

The Black House – 1914 Sheridan

The Multicultural Center – 1936 Sheridan

Gender & Sexuality Resource Center – Norris, 3rd floor

Foster / Walker Complex – House 6

Scott Hall – Ground Floor

Staff will be available until 5pm today. We are also encouraging students to attend the healing space sponsored by R&SL at 6pm tonight in Parkes Hall. If you are looking for community and support, please come by.

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Resources such as CAPS remain available to students after-hours. Visit their website at www.northwestern.edu/counseling for more information.

Kellogg CPU Information Sessions

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Dear Students,

Please join us for an information session for the Kellogg Certificate Program for Undergraduates!

Are you…
– strong in mathematics and data analysis?Interested in…
– improving your critical thinking skills, business acumen and understanding of strategic models?

Thinking about a career in…
– business, finance, consulting, economics, non-profit, or policy development?

Meet Academic Directors Martin Lariviere and Michael Fishman, CPU Career Advisor Rachel Garson Taylor and a panel of current CPU students as they talk about the Certificate’s goals, courses, prerequisites, application process and life as a participating student. All NU Students welcome!

CPU Info Session Date:

For All NU Students

Wednesday, November 9, 2016: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Jacob Center’s, Leverone Hall Auditorium

RSVP HERE
Erika Garcia
Assistant Director, Kellogg Certificate Program for Undergraduates847.467.4600 | erika.garcia@kellogg.northwestern.edu