Money Matters Week – April 3-7, 2017

In collaboration with the Quest Scholars Network and Student Enrichment Services, Money Matters Week is back! Started in 2014, Money Matters Week was created to encourage authentic discussions and shed light around the topic of identity, class, and income at Northwestern.

Money Matters kicks-off next week on Monday, April 3rd. The week is filled with exciting programming for any student, staff, or faculty member interested in digging deep into the low-income and/or first-generation experience. For full details, please visit the Money Matters page on our website.

Students, Staff, and Faculty are welcome to attend all events.


Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Apply for Kaplan co-sponsorship

Application deadline: April 7, 2017

Northwestern faculty and graduate students: Apply for funding for humanities-related programming that targets a broad, interdisciplinary campus audience.

Click here for funding guidelines and application instructions.

Questions? Email Jill Mannor at


Cowboyistan: The Social Costs of Fracking

Toni Jensen (Métis; English/University of Arkansas)

March 31, 2017
4:00 pm

University Hall #201

Toni Jensen is author of the short story collection From the Hilltop, published through the Native Storiers Series at the University of Nebraska Press. She will present a fiction reading and discussion about pipelines, fracking, and violence against Indigenous women.

Free and open to the public. For the full lineup of Debt Dialogues, go to


GESI Fall deadline extended to April 1!

Are you looking for an internship this summer or fall?

Let GESI help! The fall deadline has been extended to April 1! We place students in international internships with community-based organizations in Africa, Latin America and India. You’ll be working on issues you care about alongside local people – we have placements available in areas such as global health, social enterprise, education, environmental sustainability, income generation, sustainable technology, and more!

Here are the GESI basics-

What: The Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI), offered by the Buffett Institute for Global Studies at Northwestern University

Who: Any undergraduate or recent graduate seeking hands-on field experience with comprehensive academic preparation.

Where: Fall –

  • The site in Guatemala has particular strengths in social enterprise and economic development
  • Interns in India often work on projects related to health, women’s empowerment, and income generation
  • In Kenya, there are numerous opportunities in environment, sustainable agriculture, and education

Summer – Limited spaces may still be available in Ghana and Uganda

When: Summer (June 12 – August 17) or Fall (September 11– December 9)

Why: So many reasons!

  • Two (summer) or four (fall) Northwestern course credits for coursework focused on international development
  • Meaningful cultural immersionthrough homestays
  • On-the-ground professionalexperience
  • An opportunity to help spark change by working with and learning from community members on the ground
  • Lifelong friendshipswith passionate students from around the country, and with development partners around the world

Start your application now!

The deadline for the fall programs is extended to April 1. The deadline for summer programs is March 1, but we will continue reviewing applications until the sites fill.

You can start by visiting the GESI website to learn about the program and read about past students’ work with local organizations. Then, start completing the online application. Before you know it, you’ll be getting on the plane, ready to start an incredible experience with GESI.

Have questions?

Contact us at the GESI office by phone (847.467.2689) or email (

We hope to hear from you soon!



Meghan Ozaroski

Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI)

Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Northwestern University | | 847.467.2689

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GESI is offered in partnership with the Foundation for Sustainable Development, Social Entrepreneur Corps, and Amizade.

NCA Arts Administration Career Trek

Arts Administration Career Trek

Tuesday, Apr. 4 | 1-4 p.m. | Downtown Chicago
Want to learn more about organizations and career paths in arts administration? Sign up to participate in NCA’s music-focused Arts Administration Career! Get an insider’s perspective from Northwestern alumni on what it’s like to work in arts administration at the Lyric Opera and the Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University. For questions, please contact Laura Myers,
Learn more + RSVP to workshops in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>

SIGP is open!

2017 Summer Internship Grant Program: Apply to fund an unpaid summer internship

SIGP provides a $3000 stipend for Northwestern undergraduate students (enrolled at least through fall 2017) participating in unpaid internships this summer and offers career development support from Northwestern Career Advancement. Students do not need to have an internship secured before applying and previous SIGP recipients can reapply. Apply by Tuesday, April 4, 2017. RSVP to a March information session in CareerCat > Events > Info Sessions, labeled “Northwestern Career Advancement”:

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

Learn more about SIGP and apply:

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”: