Here is your preview of Spring Quarter 2016 Classes.

Here is your preview of Spring Quarter 2016 Classes. *

http://www.communication.northwestern.edu/f/src/ClassesSpring2016.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, February 8th, 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 of the Spotlight blog page http://comm.soc.northwestern.edu/src-spotlight/  will take you to their email address and contact information.

Don’t forget: Pre-Registration for Spring Quarter 2016 begins on Monday, February 15th and ends Thursday, February 18th at 5:15 pm. Pre-registration and registration appointment times will be listed on your personal CAESAR account on Friday, February 12th, 2016.  Regular Registration is the week of February 22nd, 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.

NCA Career News: Tech Expo, Medill + EPICS/SoC Career Fair, company info sessions + more

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Medill Career Services and EPICS/SoC Career & Internship Fair
Wednesday, Jan. 27 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Norris, Louis Room | All Students | No RSVP required
Connect with employers for internships, freelance, part-time, and full-time opportunities in the areas of communications, marketing, consulting, public relations, advertising, media, radio/TV/film, theatre, and journalism. Employers attending include: Apple, Bloomberg, Edelman, Leo Burnett, Time Warner Cable News and many more. Students should dress professionally and bring resumes for admission into the fair.
Learn more >>

Tech Expo Engineering Career Fair (hosted by the McCormick Office of Career Development)
Thursday, Jan 28 | 4-8 p.m. | Hilton Orrington Hotel (1710 Orrington Avenue), Evanston | All Students | No RSVP required
Meet recruiters from 70 top engineering, science, and technology companies, including Groupon, Facebook, Allstate, General Electric, and Panasonic, to learn about full-time, co-op, and internship positions. Students should dress professionally and bring copies of their resume, as well as their Wildcard for check-in.
Learn more >>

NEXT 2016: Register to job shadow a Northwestern alum this spring
Register through Sunday, Feb. 7 | All Students
Spend one day job shadowing a Northwestern alum in a career or industry of your choice this spring. Approximately 600 alumni at companies and organizations (national and international) in a range of fields, such as NPR, LinkedIn, McGraw-Hill Education and Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, will host students in this year’s program. Co-sponsored by Northwestern Career Advancement and the Northwestern Alumni Association.
Register (scroll to end of page for student section) >>

Winter Northwestern Alumni-Student Mock Interview Program
Registration deadline: Monday, Feb. 8 
Program: Tuesday, Feb. 16 | 7-9 p.m. | 630 Lincoln St., NCA Interview Center | First-year undergraduate students, sophomores, juniors

Participate in a one-on-one interview with a Northwestern alum and receive constructive feedback regarding your interview skills. Search Job IDs in CareerCat to submit your resume for one of the following industries by Monday, Feb. 8.
Advertising, marketing & PR (CareerCat Job ID 123039) >>
Media (CareerCat Job ID 123044) >>
Startup (CareerCat Job ID 123051) >>
Government and Policy (CareerCat Job ID 123050) >>
Arts (CareerCat Job ID 123041) >>
General/Non-Specific (CareerCat Job ID 123038) >>


EMPLOYER ACTIVITY

Learn about career opportunities at company information sessions. Log into CareerCat > Events > Information Sessions for complete details (time, location) and to RSVP.

 Monday, Jan. 25 Tuesday, Jan. 26 Wednesday, Jan. 27 Thursday, Jan. 28 Friday, Jan. 29
Allstate Insurance Company Bemis Company, Inc. Performance Trust Capital Partners, LLC Food and Water Watch No information sessions
AlphaSights
(Two sessions: Presentation + Workshop)
  Teach for America
(the intersection of social justice and journalism)
IMS Health


NCA PROGRAMS + OPPORTUNITIES

Leverage Your PhD: CV to Resume Workshop
Evanston Campus: Wednesday, Jan. 27 | 12-1 p.m. | TGS Commons (2122 Sheridan Rd, 1st floor), Evanston | TGS PhD Students and Postdocs
Chicago Campus: Friday, Jan. 29 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Gray Seminar Room (303 E Superior), Chicago | TGS PhD Students and Postdocs

Are you a TGS PhD student or postdoc considering applying for positions in diverse career paths? This workshop will help you understand the differences between a CV and a resume and will walk you through the steps of translating your academic CV into a skills- and accomplishment-focused resume that can be used when pursuing diverse career options.
Register >>

Columbia Publishing Course: Information Session 
Tuesday, Feb. 2 | 12-1 p.m. | Norris, Arch Room | All Students
Join the assistant director of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism’s Columbia Publishing Course to learn about the course, as well as career options in book, magazine, and digital media publishing and what you can do now to prepare for the publishing job market.
Learn more + RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>

Two-Part First Year Focus Series (for first-year undergraduate students)
Part 1: Using Self Assessment to Identify Careers and Talk to Employers | Tuesday, Feb. 2 | 4-5 p.m. | Norris, Wildcat Room
This workshop will provide a group interpretation of your own Strong Interest Inventory results and help you apply the data to career exploration and networking. Students are required to take the Strong Interest Inventory prior to the workshop and will be emailed the login instructions.
Part 2: Practice Speaking with Alumni and Meet & Mingle | Tuesday, Feb. 9 | 4-6:30 p.m. | Norris, Wildcat Room
This workshop will take you through the steps of speaking with alumni at information sessions and networking events.
NOTE: Students are required to attend both First Year Focus workshops on 2/2 and 2/9. Space is limited.
Learn more + RSVP to both in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>

Is Your LinkedIn Profile Ready?
Wednesday, Feb. 3 | 6-7 p.m. | Foster-Walker West Basement Lounge (1927 Orrington Ave, Evanston) | Undergraduate Students
Learn about LinkedIn, including how to optimize your profile and network effectively. Plus, get a free professional photo. Co-hosted by the Office of Residential Academic Initiatives and Northwestern Career Advancement.
RSVP + find future sessions in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>

Consulting Mixer
Thursday, Feb. 4 | 6-8 p.m. | Segal Visitors Center | Sophomores
Expand your knowledge of the consulting field by networking with industry professionals from HR, legal, management, nonprofit, and talent management consulting firms. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis so RSVP today!
Learn more + RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>


OTHER CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Exploring Careers with Linguistics Alumni 
Friday, January 29 | 4-6 p.m. | TGS Commons (2122 Sheridan Rd, Room 140) | All Students
Join the Linguistics Department for a panel discussion with Northwestern alumni–from business owners to radio producers and marketing directors to professors–to hear what linguistics has done for them and how linguistics can open doors to the future. Brought to you by the Student Advisory Board and the Linguistics Department of Northwestern University.

What Career Type are you? Take the Universum Career Test to find out!
There is still time to complete the 2015 Universum Career Test. This is a great opportunity to learn more about yourself as a professional and gain more exposure to top employers. Every year, employers that come to our campus try to better understand our students, and this is your opportunity to let your opinions be heard! Upon completion, you will receive a free feedback profile that tells you about your career type, how you compare to your peers nationally, and a customized list of best match employers.
Take the 2015 Universum Career Test >>

 

January 25th at 7:30pm: A performance of “From the Diary of Virginia Woolf”

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Text of the eight sections in Dominick Argento’s
“From the Diary of Virginia Woolf”

The texts were selected by the composer from Virginia Woolf’s diary, with some omissions and (in No.5) some rearrangement of the words.

1. The Diary (Easter Sunday, April 1919)
What sort of diary should I like mine to be? Something … so elastic that it will embrace anything, solemn, slight or beautiful that comes into my mind. I should like it to resemble some deep old desk … in which one flings a mass of odds and ends without looking them through. I should like to come back, after a year or two, and find that the collection had sorted itself and refined itself and coalesced, as such deposits so mysteriously do, into a mould, transparent enough to reflect the light of our life;

2. Anxiety (October 1920)
Why is life so tragic; so like a little strip of pavement over an abyss. I look down; I feel giddy; I wonder how I am ever to walk to the end. But why do I feel this: Now that I say it I don’t feel it. The fire burns; we are going to hear the Beggar’s Opera. Only it lies all about me; I can’t keep my eyes shut … And with it all how happy I am—if it weren’t for my feeling that it’s a strip of pavement over an abyss.

3. Fancy (February 1927)
Why not invent a new kind of play; as for instance:
Woman thinks… [the dots are Woolf’s]
He does.
Organ plays.
She writes.
They say:
She sings.
Night speaks
They miss
4. Hardy’s Funeral (January 1928)
Yesterday we went to Hardy’s funeral. What did I think of? Of Max Beerbohm’s letter … or a lecture … about women’s writing. At intervals some emotion broke in. But I doubt the capacity of the human animal for being dignified in ceremony. One catches a bishop’s frown and twitch; sees his polished shiny nose; suspects the rapt spectacled young priest, gazing at the cross he carries, of being a humbug; … next here is the coffin, an overgrown one; like a stage coffin, covered with a white satin cloth; bearers elderly gentlemen rather red and stiff, holding to the corners; pigeons flying outside, … procession to poets corner; dramatic “In sure and certain hope of immortality” perhaps melodramatic … Over all this broods for me some uneasy sense of change and mortality and how partings are deaths; and then a sense of my own fame … and a sense of the futility of it all.

5. Rome (May 1935)
Rome: tea. Tea in café. Ladies in bright coats and white hats. Music. Look out and see people like movies … Ices. Old man who haunts the Greco … Fierce large jowled old ladies … talking about Monaco; about) Talleyrand. Some very poor black wispy women. The effect of dowdiness produced by wispy hair. Rome. Sunday café…Very cold… The Prime Minister’s letter offering to recommend me for the Companion of Honour. No.

6. War (June 1940)
This, I thought yesterday, may be my last walk … the war—our waiting while the knives sharpen for the operation—has taken away the outer wall of security. No echo comes back. I have no surroundings … Those familiar circumvolutions—those standards—which have for so many years given back an echo and so thickened my identity are all wide and wild as the desert now. I mean, there is no “autumn,” no winter. We pour to the edge of a precipice .. .and then? I can’t conceive that there will be a 27th June 1941.

7. Parents (December 1940)
How beautiful they were, those old people—I mean father and mother— how simple, how clear, how untroubled. I have been dipping into old letters and father’s memoirs. He loved her: oh and was so candid and reasonable and transparent…How serene and gay even, their life reads to me: no mud; no whirlpools. And so human—with the children and the little hum and song of the nursery. But if I read as a contemporary I shall lose my child’s vision and so must stop. Nothing turbulent; nothing involved; no introspection.

8. Last Entry (March 1941)
No: I intend no introspection. I mark Henry James’ sentence: observe perpetually. Observe the oncome of age. Observe greed. Observe my own despondency. By that means it becomes serviceable. Or so I hope. I insist on spending this time to the best advantage. I will go down with my colours flying … Occupation is essential. And now with some pleasure I find that it’s seven; and must cook dinner. Haddock and sausage meat. I think it is true that one gains a certain hold on sausage and haddock by writing them down.
[…to come back after a year or two, and find that the collection had sorted itself and refined itself and coalesced, as such deposits so mysteriously do, into a mould transparent enough to reflect the light of our life.]

NCA Opportunities

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Medill Career Services and EPICS/SoC Career & Internship Fair
Wednesday, Jan. 27 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Norris, Louis Room | All Students | No RSVP required
Connect with employers for internships, freelance, part-time, and full-time opportunities in the areas of communications, marketing, consulting, public relations, advertising, media, radio/TV/film, theatre, and journalism. Employers attending include: Apple, Bloomberg, Edelman, Leo Burnett, Time Warner Cable News and many more.
Learn more >>

Express career advising in the Main Library
Winter quarter is a busy time for appointments at NCA. If you need immediate feedback, a resume/CV/cover letter review or have quick career-related questions, our staff is available weekdays from 2-4 p.m. for express advising (no appointments required) in the NCA Express Advising Center located in the Main Library 2N Core.

CASE & SCNO’s Consulting Consortium (Sponsored by NCA)
Saturday, Jan. 16 | 1-4 p.m. | Norris, Louis Room | First-Year Undergraduate Students, Sophomores and Juniors
Develop your understanding of the consulting field through a series of panels, breakout sessions and case workshops, and network with industry professionals from 11 different consulting firms. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Register >>


EMPLOYER ACTIVITY

Learn about career opportunities at company information sessions. Log into CareerCat > Events > Information Sessions for complete details (time, location) and to RSVP.

 Monday, Jan. 18 Tuesday, Jan. 19 Wednesday, Jan. 20 Thursday, Jan. 21 Friday, Jan. 22
No information sessions
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
L.E.K. Consulting*  Capgemini IRI No information sessions
Bain & Company PepsiCo Teach For America
U.S. Department of State Roland Berger Strategy Consultants*
Nielsen
 Heidrick & Struggles
 Allstate Insurance Company

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

NCA PROGRAMS + OPPORTUNITIES

NEXT 2016: Job shadow a Northwestern alum this spring (information sessions + registration)
Two info session options: Wednesday, Jan. 20 or Thursday, Jan. 21 | 4-5 p.m. | Norris, Northwestern Room | All Students
Learn about the registration process for 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. The same content will be covered at both sessions.
Learn more + RSVP (CareerCat > Events > Workshops) >>
Registration begins Jan. 20-Feb. 7 (scroll to end of page for student section) >>


OTHER CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Northwestern Public Interest Fellowship Program: Information session
Tuesday, January 19 | 6 p.m. | Annenberg Hall, Room G29 | Graduating Seniors
Learn about this one-year fellowship program that helps train a new generation of leaders for social change through paid public interest work, professional development seminars and mentorship opportunities with Northwestern alumni. Light snacks will be served. Application deadline: Tuesday, January 26.
Learn more >>

Northwestern Master of Science in Education: Virtual Information Session
Wednesday, January 20 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. (CT) / 6:30-7:30 p.m. (ET) | All Students
Learn about the curriculum, the Master’s Project, field experiences for teachers, the application process and financial aid.
Learn more + RSVP for the webinar >>

Fullbridge Future Leaders Summit
Saturday, Feb. 6 | Application deadline: Tuesday, Jan. 19 | All-Day | Downtown Chicago | Undergraduate Students
This one-day event brings together student leaders and young professionals to learn, network and design innovative solutions to real-world problems.
Learn more and apply >>

Job shadow a NU alum this spring with the NEXT program

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NEXT 2016: Job shadow a Northwestern alum this spring
Get a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to work in your dream career or industry as part of the annual Northwestern Externship Program (NEXT). NEXT is a one-day shadowing program that allows current Northwestern undergraduate and graduate students to accompany alumni on the job—nationally and internationally—this spring. Approximately 600 alumni at companies and organizations in a range of fields, such as NPR, Microsoft, Instagram, the U.S. Department of Justice and Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, will participate in this year’s program. Co-sponsored by Northwestern Career Advancement and the Northwestern Alumni Association.

Information Sessions: Log into CareerCat (Events > Workshops) to RSVP for an information session on either Jan. 20 or 21 from 4-5 p.m. in Norris, Northwestern Room (same content covered at each)

Registration: Register for NEXT Jan. 20-Feb. 7 at http://alumni.northwestern.edu/next

 

Sleep for health and performance workshop to be offered by CAPS

CAPS will be offering a workshop titled, “Sleep for Health and Performance,” this coming Friday, January 15, from 12-1 p.m. at Rm. 3-226, Searle Hall, 633 Emerson, Evanston Campus. This workshop is free and available to any enrolled NU student. Information and registration is available at bit.ly/caps-workshops.

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NCA Career News: Company info sessions, Winter Intern/Job Fair + more

NEWS

All-Day Drop-In Career Advising (Final Day!)
Monday, Jan. 11 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | NCA office, 620 Lincoln St. | All Students
All NCA career advising and counseling staff will be on hand to help you prepare for the Winter Internship & Job Fair, polish your resume/CV/cover letters, or get answers to career-related questions. Express advising in the Main Library (2nd Floor, North Tower, Core) resumes on Tuesday, Jan. 12 weekdays from 2-4 p.m., and scheduled career advising and counseling appointments resume on Thursday, Jan. 14.

Two-day Northwestern Winter Internship & Job Fair 
Tuesday, Jan. 12 & Wednesday, Jan. 13 | 12-4 p.m. | Norris, 2nd Floor | All Students
Meet more than 100 companies in a wide range of industries over both days of the fair, with different employers attending each day. Employers include: Colgate-Palmolive, Accenture, Shedd Aquarium, Citizen Schools, PepsiCo, Visa, NBTY, Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Nielsen. Plus: Sign up starting at 12 p.m. for NCA’s free Professional Photo Booth (limited spots; first-come, first-served), with the first slot beginning at 12:30 p.m. Bring your Wildcard and resumes, and dress in business professional attire.
Learn more >>
View all internship + job opportunities in the winter fair guide >>

CASE & SCNO’s Consulting Consortium (Sponsored by NCA)
Saturday, Jan. 16 | 1-4 p.m. | Norris, Louis Room | First-Year Undergraduate Students, Sophomores and Juniors
Develop your understanding of the consulting field through a series of panels, breakout sessions and case workshops, and network with industry professionals from 11 different consulting firms. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Learn more >>

Northwestern Career Advancement Career Development Fund
Through the Career Development Fund, undergraduate students with financial need can apply to receive funding to support travel to internship, job, and graduate school interviews, professional career events and the purchase of professional attire. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year.
Learn more >>


EMPLOYER ACTIVITY

Learn about career opportunities at company information sessions. Log into CareerCat > Events > Information Sessions for complete details (time, location) and to RSVP.

 Monday, Jan. 11 Tuesday, Jan. 12 Wednesday, Jan. 13 Thursday, Jan. 14 Friday, Jan. 15
The Boston Consulting Group NBTY, Inc. (Details below)** Urban Teacher Center FTI Consulting Deloitte*
(Open to all undergraduate students +
1st year master’s students)
Colgate-Palmolive Bates White Economic Consulting Fisher Investments Cornerstone Research
Applied Predictive Technologies Qualtrics TGG Group Capital Group
Oliver Wyman Parthenon-EY AQR Capital Management* Visa Inc.
Teach For America
McKinsey & Company
Chicago Trading Company

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

**Special Winter Fair Break-Out Session: A conversation with CEO of NBTY and Northwestern alum, Steve Cahillane
Tuesday, January 12 (during Day 1 of the Winter Fair) | 1-2 p.m. | Norris, Lake Room | All Students
Mr. Cahillane (WCAS ’87) will talk about his career, including his current role at NBTY and previous roles at Coca-Cola. In addition, he will discuss key trends in marketing, healthcare, and consumer products, as well as entry-level opportunities and different career paths within the industry. Plus: Meet the NBTY team during Day 1 or 2 of the Winter Fair (12-4 p.m.) in Norris, Louis Room.
Full details + RSVP (CareerCat > Events > Info Sessions) >>


NCA PROGRAMS + OPPORTUNITIES

NEXT Information Sessions
Two options: Wednesday, Jan. 20 or Thursday, Jan. 21 | 4-5 p.m. | Norris, Northwestern Room | All Students
Learn about the registration process for 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. The same content will be covered at both sessions.
Full details + RSVP (CareerCat > Events > Workshops) >>
Learn more about NEXT >>


OTHER CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Master of Science in Law Program Webinar
Monday, January 11 | 4 p.m. CT | Virtual Event | STEM Students
Interested in law, business and technology? Join this webinar to learn about the unique Master of Science in Law (MSL) program at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, which provides business-centered legal training to STEM students.
Learn more >>

Northwestern Master of Science in Education Information Session
Tuesday, Jan. 12 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Annenberg Hall, Room 347 | All Students
Learn about the curriculum, the Master’s Project, field experiences for teachers, the application process and financial aid. Light refreshments will be served.
Learn more, additional info sessions + RSVP >>

Northwestern Public Interest Fellowship Program: Information session with the Civic Consulting Alliance
Wednesday, January 13 | 4 p.m. | Center for Civic Engagement (1813 Hinman Ave.) | Graduating Seniors
Learn about this one-year fellowship program that helps train a new generation of leaders for social change through paid public interest work, professional development seminars and mentorship opportunities with Northwestern alumni. Pizza will be served. Application deadline: Tuesday, January 26.
Learn more + additional info sessions >>

Fullbridge Future Leaders Summit
Saturday, Feb. 6 | Application deadline: Tuesday, Jan. 19 | All-Day | Downtown Chicago | Undergraduate Students
This one-day event brings together student leaders and young professionals to learn, network and design innovative solutions to real-world problems.
Learn more and apply >>

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