June 2015 Career Webinar Offerings
Maximize Your Career and Take it to the Next Level

Maintain your professional edge with these career focused webinars–now available weekly!

Can’t make the webinar at the scheduled time? Register anyway to receive details on how to access the archived recording. Archived webinars will be sent to all registrants following the live webinar.
More information about the webinars can be found here:


Time Management for Misfits and Dreamers

Presented by David Kaiser
Tuesday, June 2
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CST
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Graduate School Financing Tips

Presented by Dr. Don Martin
Tuesday, June 9
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CST
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If I am so Smart, Why Can’t I Figure Out My Calling?

Presented by Kristen Baker ’07
Tuesday, June 16
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CST
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Reviving Passion at Work and at Home

Presented by Judi Cohen ’81
Tuesday, June 23
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CST
Register Here:

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Five opportunities to check out in CareerCat:

  • LaSalle Network: Business Development Manager: CareerCat ID# 112828 & Recruiter: CareerCat ID# 112827, Apply by June 1 (Open to seniors and master’s students)
  • Littelfuse, Inc. Human Resources Intern: CareerCat ID# 113203, Apply by June 30 (Open to juniors and seniors)
  • Ticketmaster Finance Summer Intern: CareerCat ID# 113156 (Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors) and CareerCat ID# 113155 (Open to master’s students), Apply by June 30
  • Nicoat Market/Channel Development Intern: CareerCat ID# 112985, Apply by July 1 (Open to master’s students)
  • Bernstein Global Wealth Management Associate: CareerCat ID# 113266, Apply by August 19 (Open to seniors)


NCA Workshops & Opportunities

Career Development Fund: Thursday, May 28 Application Deadline
The final date to submit an application to the Career Development Fund for this academic year is Thursday, May 28. The NCA Career Development Fund provides funding to support the career development needs of undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need. Students can apply to receive funding to support travel to internship, job, and graduate school interviews, professional career events and the purchase of professional attire. Application submissions for fall quarter 2015 will resume in late-summer. For more information, please visit our website.

Law School Admissions and LSAT Information Session
Thursday, May 28 | 7-8 pm. | University Hall 102
Join Phi Alpha Delta (PAD), Northwestern’s pre-law fraternity, for a workshop about law school admissions and the LSAT. A Blueprint LSAT instructor will talk about scoring, relevance to law admissions, sample problems, and more. Northwestern Law admissions staff will also speak about admissions expectations. All students who sign in at the presentation are eligible for a $300 discount on a Blueprint live course for one year after the event. Free pizza! RSVP on PAD’s Facebook page.

Resume Meet-Up for Science PhD Students (Chicago Campus)
Friday, May 29 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | 1010 Abbott Hall
Leverage your academic experience by transforming your CV into a resume for non-academic positions. At this informal meet-up, PhD students in the sciences are invited to talk with career advisers from NCA about how they can develop resumes that communicate their skills and accomplishments. Students can drop by any time between 11:00am – 1:00pm to get tips and ask questions. Laptops are encouraged. Next up: Resume Meet-Up for Humanities and Social Sciences PhD Students (Evanston Campus) on Monday, June 1 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at TGS Commons.

#FoundNCA Photo Contest
Find our latest NCA ads (as TV ads, posters or flyers) on the Evanston campus between today, Friday, May 22 and Friday, May 29, take a photo, and post to Twitter or Instagram (must make profiles public until June 2, tag @NUCareerAdvance and use the hashtag #FoundNCA) to be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift card to the Northwestern bookstore in Norris. Please visit our website to view the ads, contest rules and hints for where to find them!

Other Career & Professional Opportunities

NU Club of DC Scholarship Opportunity
Application deadline: Friday, June 5 | Open to undergraduate and graduate students
Are you participating in an unpaid summer internship at a government, NGO, non-profit or media organization in Washington, D.C.? The NU Club of DC Scholarship Fund supplements student(s) living costs (including food, housing, and transportation) so that they can focus their time in Washington on professional and educational development. In order to qualify, you must be from outside the Washington, D.C. metro area (DC/MD/VA) and should be pursuing an unpaid position. In your application, please explain (approx. 500 words) why this internship opportunity in D.C. is important to your future career goals and how this scholarship would help you get there. Please submit your application by e-mail to Michele Cahill, Associate Director, Alumni Clubs and Programs, Northwestern Alumni Association, at Please make the subject: “NU Club of DC: Internship Application.” If you have any questions, please contact her via e-mail or phone at (847) 467-3545.

CAREER WISDOM: Career Resources
Whether you’re job or internship searching, familiarizing yourself with a company/organization, or researching different industries, NCA has resources that can help! Check out our resources page to get started.


Find daily career wisdom at @NUCareerAdvance and job and internship opportunities from CareerCat at @JobsforCats.


Between Worlds: Writing Across Borders Tuesday, May 19th at 6:30 pm 620 Library Place, Evanston campus

As access and critical to attention to literature continues to globalize, writers often find themselves writing about places and histories that are foreign to much of their audience. In this panel moderated by Evan Mwangi, Chris Abani, Maaza Mengiste, and Dipika Mukherjee will discuss their experiences as transnational African and Asian writers. We will be thinking through tensions around personal voice and community representation, linguistic and cultural translation, positionality and political strife, and history.

The event will be held in the Program for African Studies conference room at 620 Library Place. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served


This event is sponsored by the Program for African Studies, AfriSEM, and No Strangers to Fiction.

The Planit Purple event page is here. The Facebook event is here.



Fall Quarter 2015 Medill Classes open to non-Medill students

JOUR 350-0 – National Security

Thurs. 9-11:50 a.m.

Prof. Tim McNulty

Some seats available to non-Medill students with sophomore standing

This course explores the pressing security questions confronting the American people. The primary focus of the class is on the years since 9/11 and the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, but the class also  draws on historical precedents to understand the interests of government bureaucracy and how war and the politics of fear impacts citizens’ rights. How real is the threat of “home grown terrorism”?   Is it possible to protect against cyber threats short of cyber warfare?  Does NSA surveillance erode not only our privacy but our civil liberties? After 13 years of costly warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan, should the nation rely more on covert Special Operations forces and CIA drone attacks?  We will hear from journalists, and from government leaders and military officers describing their often contentious and sometimes cozy relationship with the media.  This course is part of the Medill National Security Journalism Initiative; it is designed to complement courses in Evanston and Washington, but is open to all.

JOUR 373-0 – Investigative Journalism

Mon. 2-4:50pm

Prof. Alec Klein

Some seats available by instructor consent to non-Medill students with junior standing

The president of the United States is forced to resign. Evidence of genocide is unearthed. Secret prisons are discovered. In each case, investigative reporting has played a key role, and over the years, it has proven to be one of the highest forms of journalism: shedding light on wrongdoing, exposing corruption at the highest levels and taking on powerful people and institutions that have abused their power and the disenfranchised. In this course, we will focus on an important facet of journalism: investigating potentially wrongful convictions. This class isn’t about theory; it’s about pursuing the truth about real murder cases, interviewing skittish sources in often tough neighborhoods and prisoners serving time, sometimes decades, for crimes they say they didn’t commit. Students will be introduced to a variety of investigative techniques, interviewing skills, approaches to developing sources and employing public documents and databases. Of paramount importance in this class: student safety and adhering to the highest ethical standards in journalism. Students are expected to devote a tremendous amount of time in the field, weekdays and weekends, doing real shoe-leather journalism, knocking on doors, digging for information and determining whether there has been a miscarriage of justice. Students will be assisted by a veteran private investigator in the class and in the field. Keep in mind: Investigative reporting is hard. Expect to confront roadblocks. Anticipate spinning your wheels. There will be frustrations and setbacks. And along the way, hopefully, you will learn to think like an investigative reporter, you will learn by doing and you will do it by the most honorable methods and, so, come closer to discovering the truth.

JOUR 374-0 Investigative Reporting

Tues. 10-11:20 a.m./ Thurs. 9-12:50 p.m.

Prof. Louise Kiernan

Some seats available by application to non-Medill students with junior standing

In this course, students will examine investigative reporting from a historical, theoretical and ethical standpoint while developing essential hands-on skills to produce this work themselves. Through classroom and real-world experience, you will explore the power, limits and moral complexities of investigative reporting and encounter its struggles and triumphs firsthand. The class, co-taught by a Chicago Tribune reporter, will directly pursue a real-world journalism project. You should expect to spend significant time during and outside class hours conducting research and fieldwork and producing status reports. This course will help you analyze urgent, relevant and diverse issues; hone critical thinking, reporting and writing skills; and enrich your understanding of the communities and concerns that surround us.

JOUR 376-0 – Media Design

Weds. 2-4:50pm

Prof. Susan Mango Curtis

Some seats open to non-Medill students with sophomore standing

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 – Bilingual reporting and storytelling

Tues./Thurs. 12-1:50 p.m.

Profs. Mei-Ling Hopgood and Cecilia Vaisman

Some seats open to non-Medill students with sophomore standing

This will be a bilingual course that will immerse students in Chicago’s vibrant Latino community, and require them to write and produce multimedia stories and communications in Spanish and English for a medium, such as Hoy, the Chicago Tribune’s Spanish language publication, or the Spanish language television network Univision. This course, scheduled for launch in Fall 2013, 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.


JOUR 390-0 – Native Americans Tell Their History

Fri. 9 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Prof. Loren Ghiglione

Some seats open to non-Medill Students with sophomore standing
With discussions led by 13 Native American experts as well as Professor Loren Ghiglione, this seminar has three main objectives: to increase students’ knowledge of Native Americans at Northwestern, in journalism and across the United States; to improve coverage of Native Americans, who have often been underreported and stereotyped; to produce oral histories by American Indians of Chicago that will increase public understanding of the city’s Native American community.

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Employer Activities

BDT Capital Partners: Information Session
Thursday, May 14 | Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors
Time, location and RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Information Sessions)
Learn about the best practices for summer internships in finance and consulting from the representatives at BDT.

McKinsey’s Midwest Women’s Leadership Summit
Chicago Summit: Saturday, July 18, 2015 | Minneapolis Summit: Saturday, August 1, 2015
Open to rising juniors and seniors
Applications due on Friday, May 22
McKinsey’s Midwest Women’s Leadership Summit was established with the goal of bringing together female undergraduate leaders. This one day program will include dynamic workshops, inspiring presentations and discussion panels. Join McKinsey for this opportunity to learn and connect with your peers alongside a group of inspiring professional women.

NCA Workshops & Opportunities

Talk to NCA
Wednesday, May 13, 5-7 p.m. | The Multicultural Center, 1936 Sheridan | Open to undergraduate students
Searching for an internship/full-time position? NCA staff will be @ The MCC to help you identify opportunities in CareerCat and beyond. Stop by with your questions!

Spring Northwestern Alumni-Student Mock Interview Program
Wednesday, May 20, 7-9 p.m. | 630 Lincoln St., NCA Interview Center | Open to first year undergraduate students, sophomores, juniors
RSVP in CareerCat by Wednesday, May 13: Search CareerCat ID #112650
Participate in a one-on-one mock interview with a Northwestern alum and receive constructive feedback regarding interview skills.

More career events? Check out the Careers tab on PVMNT

Find daily career wisdom at @NUCareerAdvance and job and internship opportunities from CareerCat at @JobsforCats