Mon., Feb 27: Edith Hall, “That Goblin Word: Why We Need to Rethink What We and Aristophanes Mean by Demagogue”

Edith Hall is Professor in the Classics Department  and Centre for Hellenic Studies at King’s College London.

Her specialty in putting pleasure into the history, literature, theatre, myth and philosophy of ancient Greece and Rome and their continuing impact in the modern world.

She has published more than twenty booksbroadcasts frequently on radio and television, works as consultant with professional theatreslectures all over the world, and publishes widely in academic and mainstream journals and newspapers.

Her lecture will bring a rigorous look at Aristophanes’ Knights into contact with our experiences of Donald Trump.

 

#TakeNUToWorkDay Twitter Takeover: WCAS ’13 alum @ DoorDash / Startup Industry

On Thursday, Feb. 23, Northwestern Career Advancement welcomes Victor Shao (WCAS ‘13), strategy and operations manager at DoorDash, to live Tweet about his workday as part of #TakeNUToWorkDay. Follow along on @JobsforCats any time between 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. CT as Victor gives us a behind the-scenes-look at what it’s like to work in operations for a startup. Students are welcome to ask questions about Victor’s career path using the hashtag #TakeNUToWorkDay or #TNU2WD.

Harvey Kapnick Center for Business Institutions: Lunch & Learn”: What I’ve learned as a communication consultant in business.

Barbara Shwom

A nationally recognized leader in business communication, Barbara Shwom has served as president of both the Association for Business Communication and the Association of Professional Communication Consultants.

She is the managing principal of the consulting firm Communication Partners and is a frequent presenter at conventions in communication, education, and peer tutoring.

Her research interests include leadership communication, visual communication of data, and teaching research writing.

With Lisa G. Snyder, she has recently published the 3rd edition of her business communication textbook: Business Communication: Polishing Your Professional Presence (Prentice Hall, 2015).

Previously, she co-authored a book titled Graphic and Visual Communication for Managers. Recent papers and publications include “Enriching Freshman Design Through Collaboration with Professional Designers” (with P. Hirsch, J. Anderson, E. Colgate, and C. Yarnoff), which won the 2002 Best Paper Award from the Freshman Division of the American Society of Engineering Education, and “A Response to Edward R. Tufte’s The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint,” presented at the Association for Business Communication European Conference in Milan, May 2004.

At Northwestern, she has been recognized for teaching excellence by being named a Charles Deering McCormick University Distinguished Lecturer.

Register for “Lunch & Learn”: goo.gl/2Pn5Tv

NCA Career News

WEEKLY EMAIL: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17

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

Northwestern Alumni-Student Mock Interview Program
Registration deadline: Sunday, Feb. 19
Program: Tuesday, Feb. 21 | Slots between 4:15-6:30 p.m. | NCA Interview Center (630 Lincoln) | All Undergraduate Students | Sign-up required, first-come, first-served
Sharpen your interview skills and practice your professional presentation in a one-on-one general or industry-specific interview with a Northwestern alum. Interview slots are 45 minutes in length. Co-sponsored by NCA and the Northwestern Alumni Association. The following industries still have space available; search the Job IDs below in CareerCat and submit your resume to sign up (first-come, first-served):

2017 Summer Internship Grant Program: Applications Now Open
SIGP provides a $3000 stipend for Northwestern undergraduate students participating in unpaid internships this summer and offers career development support from NCA. Students must be enrolled full-time at least through fall 2017 in one of the following schools: Bienen, McCormick, Medill, School of Communication, SESP or Weinberg. Students do not need to have an internship secured before applying and previous SIGP recipients can reapply.
Find program and eligibility information; apply through Tuesday, April 4, 2017 >>
RSVP to a March information session in CareerCat (Events > Info Sessions, labeled “Northwestern Career Advancement”) >>

Related Event: International Research and Internship Opportunities Workshop
Thursday, Feb. 23 | 6-8 p.m. | Buffett Conference Room (1902 Sheridan Rd) | All Undergraduate Students
Are you interested in researching or interning abroad? Are you applying for a supplemental URG grant or a SIGP grant? Buffett Institute Ambassadors who have received global research and internships grants, including SIGP and Buffett’s supplemental URG grant, will give overviews of the opportunities and what they were able to do with them. Hosted by the Buffett Institute.
Learn more + RSVP >>

 

NCA OPPORTUNITIES


Workshop: Is Your LinkedIn Profile Ready?
Tuesday, Feb. 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Tech M152 (2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston) | All Graduate Students
Learn about LinkedIn, including how to optimize your profile and network effectively at this LinkedIn workshop geared toward graduate students. Plus, get a free professional photo.
RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>

Navigating Careers in Finance
Tuesday, Feb. 21 | 6-8 p.m. | NCA Main Office (620 Lincoln Street) | First- and second-year undergraduate students
Meet with representatives from a variety of finance firms to learn more about their roles, divisions, and day-to-day responsibilities. This round table event will focus on four key sectors: investment banking, investment management, sales & trading, and proprietary trading.
RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>

Careers in Publishing Panel
Wednesday, Feb. 22 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Norris, Wildcat Room | All Students
Explore the world of book publishing, glean career insights, and learn about industry trends from a panel of Northwestern alumni and professionals working in publishing.
RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Info Sessions, labeled as ‘Northwestern Career Advancement’) >>

#TakeNUToWorkDay Twitter Takeover: Victor Shao (WCAS ’13, former ASG president), DoorDash
Thursday, Feb. 23 | Virtual Event | Approx. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | All Students
Join Victor Shao (WCAS ‘13), strategy and operations manager at on-demand food delivery startup DoorDash, as he live Tweets his workday for NCA’s #TakeNUToWorkDay Twitter Takeover. Follow @JobsforCats to see Victor’s workday and ask questions about his career path using the hashtag #TakeNUToWorkDay or #TNU2WD.
Learn more >>

Social Justice and Nonprofit Career Week
Monday, Mar. 6 – Thursday, Mar. 9 | All Students
Explore careers in the social justice and nonprofit fields throughout the week of March 6. Co-sponsored by Social Justice Education. Events include:

Full details and RSVP instructions for each event >>

EMPLOYER ACTIVITY

Allstate Hackathon
Registration Deadline: Sunday, Feb. 19 | Competition: Monday, Feb. 20 – Sunday, Feb. 26 | All Students
Allstate is sponsoring a predictive modeling hackathon for students at universities across the country. Allstate will provide the data — your job is to use the data and your analytic skills to predict what’s going to happen next in the sequence of events. You’ll get to solve a real business problem, and you could walk away with up to $1,000!
Details + register >>
Questions? Hack@Allstate.com
Fellowship Opportunities
HBOAccess 2017 Writing Fellowship: Application Deadline: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Google Summer of Code: Application Deadline: Monday, March 20, 2017
Ericsson Innovation Awards 2017: Application Deadline: Friday, March 24, 2017

 

Ph.D. & Master’s Virtual Career Fair
Thursday, Mar. 2 | All-Day Virtual Event | Current Ph.D. & Master’s Students, Postdocs, Graduate Student Alumni
Northwestern is partnering with 45+ members of the Graduate Career Consortium for the Ph.D. & Master’s Virtual Career Fair. This one-day online career fair offers the opportunity for current Northwestern graduate students and alumni to connect with more than 40 employers seeking advanced-degree candidates in a range of career fields.
Register + learn more >> | FAQ >> | Employer list >>


Bender Virtual Career Fair: Employment for People with Disabilities

Wednesday, March 15 | All-Day Virtual Event | All Students
This virtual career fair is free for students and alumni with disabilities to meet employers across the nation online, including Deloitte, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Microsoft, POLITICO, PwC and more.
Register + learn more >>

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

NSBE Professional Panel
Saturday, Feb. 18 | 5-7 p.m. | Norris, Northwestern Room | All Undergraduate Students
Connect with alumni across all fields and hear valuable advice about classes, networking, interviewing, and more. Hosted by the Junior Executive Board of the National Society of Black Engineers.
RSVP >>

NORTHWESTERN CAREER ADVANCEMENT
620 + 630 Lincoln Street, Evanston, IL 60208
(847) 491-3700
nca@northwestern.edu

CFMS Data Mobilization Cafe

The Center for Forced Migration Studies is coordinating a Data Dive in support of  CFMS Refugee Support and Advocacy Mobilization. The Data Café is part of a larger effort to create a repository of information on refugee resettlement in the US. This Friday, Senior Computational Social Sciences Specialist Christina Maimone, will be available to train students on data collection.  We will be meeting in the Program of African Studies Conference room at 2:30.

Interested students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Students who have questions about participation may contact us via email: cfms@northwestern.edu

 

Spring Quarter 2017 Medill courses open to non-Medill majors

JOUR 201-1 “Reporting & Writing”

Taught by Prof. Stephan Garnett

This course builds a strong foundation for all Medill classes to follow by introducing students to the essentials of accurate journalism necessary for any platform or storytelling format. This includes news judgment, news and information gathering (including sourcing, discovering and covering different kinds of news, interviewing techniques, practices of inclusion and sensitivity); constructing stories (including leads, story structure, using quotes, using data to tell a story, assessing information); editing and presentation (grammar, punctuation, AP style, voice, tone, clarity, brevity); avoiding libel and other legal pitfalls; and visual literacy and presentation. This course emphasizes the critical practices of ethical journalism and deadline reporting and writing.

JOUR 341-0 – Journalism in a Networked World

Taught by Prof. Rich Gordon

(4 seats available for non-Medill students)

Search engines, social media and online communities are powerful networks that help people find journalism that interests them. In this interdisciplinary course, students learn the principles that explain the “groundbreaking science of networks” — and gain practical skills in areas such as Web analytics, search-engine optimization and social media strategy. Students pursuing the IMC certificate who have completed IMC 303 may choose to apply this course to their certificates.

JOUR 353 “Dilemmas of American Power”

Taught by Prof. Peter Slevin

It isn’t easy being a superpower. For the past 50 years, U.S. policymakers have struggled to define America’s role in an ever more complex world where threats multiply and challenges morph and endure. The period beginning with the Vietnam War traces an arc that reaches from Soviet nuclear arsenals to Islamic suicide bombers, from a fear of falling dominoes in Southeast Asia to hopes for a wave of democracy in the Middle East. And now the rise of right-wing populists in Europe, a newly activist Russia and the presidency of Donald Trump. This course uses an engaging set of examples and materials to chart one of the most intriguing stretches of international engagement in U.S. history. We will work collaboratively to understand why decisions were made, how policies were implemented and sold, and what it all may mean in the end. Assessing sources from presidential speeches and critics’ rejoinders to film documentaries and media accounts, we will study goals and motivations, ends and means, in an array of case studies. As the course progresses, we will pay particular attention to the foreign policy choices of President Trump and the domestic debate about those choices.

JOUR 368-0 – Documentary

Taught by Prof. Brent Huffman

(1 seat for SOC)

This course will provide students with a comprehensive overview of HD video production, specifically geared towards producing short documentaries that tell human stories. Emphasis is put on the use of character, conflict, drama and surprise in telling these documentary stories. We will also look at different documentary styles and how narrative structures like story arcs are implemented. Students will learn documentary production with a journalism focus: reporting, camera technique, lighting, and sound recording in the field. Students will create a seven-ten minute documentary project in a group of three. They will research and write a treatment, cast charismatic characters, get signed releases, shoot and edit the film. Documentaries created in this course have gone on to win National College Emmys, Chicago College Emmys and premiere at film festivals like Cannes and Tribeca.

 

JOUR 371-0 – Journalism of Empathy

Taught by Prof. Alex Kotlowitz

This course will explore writing on those along the margins, reporting on those people and places neglected and This course will explore writing about those along the margins, reporting on those people and places neglected and misunderstood by mainstream America. As a journalist, I can’t think of anything more exhilarating than moving beyond the center of the storm, giving voice to those without, introducing readers to people they otherwise would never have reason to meet. Why write on outsiders? What does it tell us about the way power is wielded? How does one gain access to an inner-city or immigrant community or to a prison or to a group of gay students? How do you immerse yourself in the lives of others without losing yourself in your subjects? How do you establish empathy? We’ll read lots — books and magazine pieces — and listen to radio pieces and watch some film. I hope to bring in a guest nonfiction storyteller or two. We’ll also do a fair amount of writing. There will be two short writing assignments, as well as a longer piece which will be due at the end of the quarter. This course will be run as a seminar, so expect robust and vigorous class discussions. We’ll workshop papers, discuss readings, watch film and work at understanding the artistry behind compelling nonfiction storytelling.

 

The 2017 Summer Internship Grant Program Application Period is Now Open

Are you planning to secure an unpaid internship this summer, but aren’t sure how to fund it? Northwestern undergraduate students can now apply to receive a $3,000 stipend through Northwestern Career Advancement’s Summer Internship Grant Program (SIGP).

Now in its 10th year, SIGP provides both financial support for unpaid summer internships as well as career development support from Northwestern Career Advancement. Applications are being accepted starting Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 through Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. CST.

Who is eligible?

Current Northwestern full-time degree-seeking undergraduate students who will be:

-Enrolled through at least fall quarter of the following academic year in one of the following schools/colleges: Bienen, McCormick, Medill, School of Communication, SESP or Weinberg

-Pursuing a summer experience in a traditionally unpaid field or role

-Receiving 0.25 or less credit

-Not receiving any money from the employer or other grants/awards from Northwestern

-Securing a summer experience by May 30 (must meet the required 250 hours of work and have a supervisor)

-Please note: Previous SIGP recipients CAN reapply

Join an upcoming information session to learn more about SIGP

RSVP in CareerCat > Events > Information Sessions (labeled as “Northwestern Career Advancement”)

Each session will cover the same content. While strongly encouraged, attending an information session is not required to apply for SIGP.

-Wednesday, March 1 | 5-6 p.m. | Norris, Arch Room

-Tuesday, March 14 | 5-6 p.m. | Norris, Lake Room

-Wednesday, March 29 | 5-6 p.m. | Norris, Wildcat Room

View full details on the SIGP website >>

NUMER Panel on Trump Foreign Policy in the Middle East (02/16)

Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States on November 8th, 2016. His decisions as president, as well as his presidency severely polarized the US population, especially his recent executive order temporarily banning refugees and others from Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya and Yemen from entering the US.

Join NU Middle East Review and NU Faculty in a panel discussing the current state of the Middle East, Donald Trump’s foreign policy and what his presidency entails for the Middle East and many more topics. The panel will take place on February 16th, 6.30-7.30pm at Harris Room 107.

 

Please RSVP to the Facebook event, and don’t forget to like us on Facebook to keep up to date with recent events in the Middle East!
Refreshments and food will be provided!

NCA Career News: Chris Floyd business/media talk, alumni-student mock interviews + more

WEEKLY EMAIL: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10
Spotlight   NCA Opportunities   Employer Activity  Resources    Other Opportunities
SPOTLIGHT

A Conversation with Chris Floyd ’87
Wednesday, Feb. 15 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Guild Lounge, Scott Hall Room 117 (601 University Pl, Evanston) | All Students
Join Chris Floyd (WCAS ’87), Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel at Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners, for a conversation about his career path at the intersection of law, business, and media/entertainment. With over 20 years of experience in business and legal affairs in the media/entertainment industry, Floyd has worked for DreamWorks Studios, Universal Pictures, and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Co-Sponsored by NCA & Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences Student Alumni Engagement.
RSVP >>

NCA OPPORTUNITIES
Workshop: Is Your LinkedIn Profile Ready?
Thursday, Feb. 16 | 6-7 p.m. | Slivka Hall, 2nd Floor Lounge (2332 Campus Drive, Evanston) | All Students
Learn about LinkedIn, including how to optimize your profile and network effectively. Plus, get a free professional photo. RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>

 

Northwestern Alumni-Student Mock Interview Program
Registration deadline: Sunday, Feb. 19
Program: Tuesday, Feb. 21 | Slots between 4:15-6:30 p.m. | NCA Interview Center (630 Lincoln) | All Undergraduate Students | Sign-up required, first-come, first-served
Sharpen your interview skills and practice your professional presentation in a one-on-one general or industry-specific interview with a Northwestern alum. Interview slots are 45 minutes in length. Co-sponsored by NCA and the Northwestern Alumni Association. Search Job IDs in CareerCat and submit your resume to sign up for one of the following industries (sign-ups are on a first-come, first-served basis):

Navigating Careers in Finance
Tuesday, Feb. 21 | 6-8 p.m. | NCA Main Office (620 Lincoln Street, Garden Level) | First- and second-year undergraduate students
Meet with representatives from a variety of finance firms to learn more about their roles, divisions, and day-to-day responsibilities. This round table event will focus on four key sectors: investment banking, investment management, sales & trading, and proprietary trading.
RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>


Careers in Publishing Panel

Wednesday, Feb. 22 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Norris, Wildcat Room | All Students
Explore the world of book publishing, glean career insights, and learn about industry trends from a panel of Northwestern alumni and professionals working in publishing.
RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Info Sessions, labeled as ‘Northwestern Career Advancement’) >>
Social Justice and Nonprofit Career Week
Monday, Mar. 6 – Thursday, Mar. 9
Explore careers in the social justice and nonprofit fields throughout the week of March 6. Co-sponsored by Social Justice Education. Events include:

Full details and RSVP instructions for each event >>

EMPLOYER ACTIVITY

A sample of opportunities in CareerCat right now:

  • Breakthrough Collaborative | Summer 2017 Teaching Fellow | Internship | Education | CareerCat Job ID 135182 | Deadline: Feb. 24
  • Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago | Volunteer Research Intern | Healthcare | CareerCat Job ID 138013 | Deadline: May 11
  • Time Inc. | Associate Marketing Manager, Customer Management | Full-Time | Marketing | CareerCat Job ID 137997 | Deadline: Mar. 3

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


Application Deadline: Northwestern University Public Interest Program (NUPIP)
NUPIP is a one-year fellowship that helps train a new generation of leaders for social change through paid public interest work, professional development seminars, and mentorship with Northwestern alumni.
Learn more about NUPIP >>
Apply by Wednesday, Feb. 15 (11:59 p.m. CST) >>
NSBE Professional Panel
Saturday, Feb. 18 | 5-7 p.m. | Norris, Northwestern Room | All Undergraduate Students
Connect with alumni across all fields and hear valuable advice about classes, networking, interviewing, and more. Hosted by the Junior Executive Board of the National Society of Black Engineers.
RSVP >>
Dinner with Twelve-Industry
Dinners take place Friday, Feb. 24-Sunday, Feb. 26 | Various locations in the Chicagoland area | All Students
Join Northwestern alumni for a dinner at their home or a restaurant at no cost to guests. This program is career focused; dinners are organized by fields of interest so that attendees can discuss a particular career path or industry. Hosted by the Northwestern Alumni Association.
Learn more and register (only a few spots left!) >>

NUvention: Arts (ENTREP 460) Spring 2017 Information Session

Please join us!

NUvention: Arts (ENTREP 460) Spring 2017 Information Session​​

DATE: Tuesday, February 14th, Valentine’s Day

TIME:  12:30 – 1:30 PM

PLACE: Kellogg School of Management (Jacobs Center – Room G27 – Lower Level)

HOSTED BY: The Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

COURSE TIMES/DATES : Fridays, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM @ The Garage Workspace

Share your love for arts & entrepreneurship while you learn about this one-of-a-kind business course taught by artist/entrepreneur, Gregg Latterman (Aware Records), at our Valentine’s Day information session. Food and refreshments and a sweet Valentine’s treat will be served!

 

**Applicants must be approved before they can register for this course.

“NUvention: Arts facilitates the creation, innovation, and organization of new ideas and companies in the field of creative arts.”  –www.partnershipmovement.org

Question? Contact Elizabeth Gabel at elizabeth.gabel@northwestern.edu

We look forward to seeing you at our info session and in class this spring!