“Sleep for Health and Performance”

CAPS will be offering a workshop titled, “Sleep for Health and Performance,” this coming Friday, April 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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(NILR) is seeking undergraduate submissions for our spring journal.

Hey Undergraduates!

Want to get published alongside some of the world’s greatest legal minds? Are you in the process of finalizing your senior thesis?  Did you finish a large research paper last quarter? The Northwestern Interdisciplinary Law Review (NILR) is seeking undergraduate submissions for our spring journal. The NILR is one of the only undergraduate run law reviews in the nation and annually publishes pieces by renowned professors, attorneys and law students from prominent law schools around the world. The NILR is an exclusively interdisciplinary journal, so all of our pieces analyze how the law interacts with some other discipline, how the discipline is affected by the law, or how the law can be viewed through the lens of this discipline. The paper can be focused on any discipline, be it  economics, political science, psychology, biology, engineering, or any other, so long as your topic has a relationship with the law, even tangentially. If you believe your research paper fits this criteria and would like to have it published, please submit it (or any questions) via email to nilr@u.northwestern.edu by April 22.  We look forward to your submission!

 

 

Join the History Society’s weekly discussions every Monday at 5pm!

Interested in History?

Join the History Society’s weekly discussions every Monday at 5pm!

Discussions are open to all students wishing to engage in a casual exchange of historical facts and opinions. Please send an email to nu.historysociety@gmail.com to be included in the Listserv or if you have any questions.

Discussion Location: Chabraja Center for Historical Studies Reading Room/Harris L27 (lower level)

One Book Fellowship Accepting Applications

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Apply to be a One Book Fellow for 2016-2017!

1 Looking for an outstanding leadership opportunity and achance to build a greater sense of community at Northwestern? Apply to be a One Book One Northwestern Fellow!
Deadline to apply is Friday, May 6, 2016.

Be involved in this all campus, Northwestern tradition, and help improve not only the first year experience, but connect with students and faculty across all disciplines.  We will be reading The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight. This book has something for everyone. Many people feel challenged by thinking quantitatively, this books provides a framework for people to realize that everyday decisions are affected by understanding probability. The book provides tangible examples of how people that are not comfortable with quantitative reasoning can learn to approach important decisions more rationally. Fellows will have the opportunity to meet Nate Silver when he speaks at Northwestern on Oct. 6.

Interested? For more information and the application click here.

COLLEGE MAGAZINE STUDENT WRITER

We’re seeking ambitious writers who are passionate about the college experience. As a staff writer for College Magazine, you’ll capture campus life through weekly creative articles. Staff writers begin with a training program to learn the ins and outs of online journalism while building a portfolio. Working closely with our editors, you’ll improve your writing and ultimately uncover your voice. You’ll also learn social media, branding and SEO tactics necessary for the real world of journalism. The opportunity is 10 hours a week. It’s an intensive, and challenging writing experience. Our graduates have gone on to careers at Mashable, Industry Dive, NBC, Seventeen Magazine, Allure, Redbook, Rachel Ray Magazine and Washingtonian. We welcome applicants from all majors. Previous writing experience for a college-level publication is a plus.

To Apply: Please send your resume and a writing sample to editorial@collegemagazine.com. Subject line: Student Writer Position

Deadline: April 18, 2016 by 6 p.m. EST

Position Dates: May 2, 2016 – September 2, 2016

Workshops Offered by CAPS on the Evanston Campus this Spring

All workshops are free and available to any enrolled NU student. Information and registration is available at bit.ly/caps-workshops. Chicago Campus offerings can also be found online (but a flier will be coming at a later date).

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2016 Fulbright Information Sessions Announced

The U.S. Student Fulbright Program is a funded year of post-baccalaureate research, study, or English teaching in one of 140 countries world-wide. Founded in the ethos of cross-cultural engagement and interpersonal diplomacy, the U.S. Department of State will award more than 2,100 grants in the coming year. There are two general types of awards, and applicants may pick one, and one country of application.

Full Grants fund research projects, university studies, journalism projects, and projects in the creative and performing arts. Strong host country language skills are required. The campus contact is Steve Hill s-hill@northwestern.edu.

Full Grant Information Sessions will be held in the Office of Fellowships, 1940 Sheridan Road on the following days:

Friday, April 8 @ 12:00 

Tuesday, April 19 @ 4:00

Monday, April 25 @ 12:00

English Teaching Assistantships (ETAs) are offered in about half of the participating countries and teaching positions are available at the primary, secondary, and university level, depending on the country of application.  Some, but not all, countries require host country language skills and teaching experience.  The campus contact is Amy Kehoe amy.kehoe@northwestern.edu.

ETA Information Sessions will be held at 12:00 noon in the Office of Fellowships, 1940 Sheridan Road on the following days:

Thursday, April 7

Monday, April 18 

Wednesday, April 27 

Monday, May 2 

Tuesday, May 10 

Wednesday, May 18 

Thursday, May 26 

Wednesday, June 1 

Thursday, June 2 

The campus application deadline is September 6, 2016.

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NCA Career News: SIGP deadline, employer events + more

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FRIDAY, APRIL 1

News  \  Employer Activity  \  NCA Opportunities  \  Other Career Opportunities
NEWS

Summer Internship Grant Program: Apply by Tuesday, April 5
Are you an undergraduate student planning to secure an unpaid internship this summer? The Summer Internship Grant Program (SIGP) provides a $3000 stipend to undergraduate students participating in unpaid internships and offers career development support from NCA. Students must be enrolled through at least fall 2016 and do not need to have an internship secured before applying. Previous SIGP recipients can reapply. Applicants are invited to visit extended express advising hours in the Express Advising Center (Main Library, 2N Core) weekdays from Tuesday, Mar. 29-Tuesday, April 5 between 1-4 p.m. for SIGP application reviews.
Learn more + Apply >>

Spring quarter express career advising in the Main Library
Express Advising Center, Main Library (2N Core) | Open Weekdays | 1-4 p.m. (Extended hours, Tuesday, Mar. 29-Tuesday, April 5), 2-4 p.m. (Wednesday, April 6-Friday, June 3)
There will be extended express career advising hours Monday, April 4 and Tuesday, April 5 from 1-4 p.m. in the Main Library (2N Core) to accommodate SIGP application reviews. Regular hours weekdays from 2-4 p.m. will resume on Wednesday, April 6. NCA offers express advising to provide career-related assistance on a drop-in basis, with no appointment required. A typical walk-in lasts 5-15 minutes. (Tip: You can upload your resume to VMock, our new 24-7 resume critiquing system, to get initial feedback on your resume before meeting with an NCA adviser at express advising.)

NCA Career Treks: Information Session + Applications
Information session (optional): Friday, April 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 620 Lincoln St., NCA Office
Application deadline: Wednesday, April 13 | Treks: Late Summer | Undergraduate First-year Students, Sophomores and Juniors

Want to learn more about career paths in marketing; media; government, law & policy; film & television; finance; investment banking; or startups & technology? Join NCA for Career Treks to New York City, Washington D.C., Los Angeles or San Francisco. Get an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to work at some of the top employers in these industries while connecting with Northwestern alumni and industry professionals.
RSVP to the (optional) information session (CareerCat > Events > Workshops) >>
Learn more + Apply >>


EMPLOYER ACTIVITY

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

Information Sessions, Coffee Chats & Networking Events

Monday, April 4
Fund for the Public Interest (Coffee Chats & Presentation)

Tuesday, April 5
Fund for the Public Interest (Coffee Chats)

Thursday, April 7
TPG Special Situations Partners

Saturday, April 9 
The People’s Music School Music Hackathon (Off-Campus Event)

CIA Analytic Simulation Exercise (application required)
Application deadline: TODAY, Friday, April 1 | Event: Thursday, April 14 | Juniors, Seniors and Graduate Students
Are you interested in how the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) supports the president and senior policymakers? The CIA is sponsoring an analytic simulation for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in careers as intelligence analysts. Students who want to be considered for participation should submit a cover letter explaining why they are interested in an analytic career and a resume. Selected students will receive confirmation by April 9, 2016. Students must be U.S. citizens.
Learn more + Apply in CareerCat (Select Jobs/Internships > Search for Jobs/Internships > Search CareerCat Job ID 125850) >>

A sample of job/internship opportunities in CareerCat right now:

  • Education & Non-profit: Playworks AmericaCorps Coach // All Students // CareerCat Job ID 125880 // Deadline: Monday, April 11
  • Design/Non-profit: Bright Pink: Spring Graphic Design Internship //Juniors and Seniors // CareerCat Job ID 126736 // Deadline: Wednesday, April 6
  • Media: Forbes Media // Intern // All Students // CareerCat Job ID 126543 // Deadline: Wednesday, May 25

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 >>


NCA OPPORTUNITIES

First in Line: Three-Part Career Boot Camp for First Year Students
Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19 (RSVP by April 3) | 4-5 p.m. | Locations in CareerCat 
This workshop series will take first-year undergraduate students through a collection of strategies and activities specifically designed to clarify their career path, identify ways to gain experience, and formulate a specialized action plan for talking to employers and securing internships.
RSVP by Sunday, April 3 in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) to all three workshops in the series (required) >>

Leveraging Your Fraternity & Sorority Experience in the Internship & Job Search
Wednesday, April 6 | 6-7 p.m. | Scott Hall Conference Room | All Undergraduate Students
Join this small group conversation to learn how to leverage your membership, your fraternity or sorority network, and your experience in your internship or job search. Space is limited. Due to the specific nature of this workshop, this event is only open to members of the Northwestern Fraternity & Sorority community.
Learn more + RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>

Careers in Government & Policy Week: April 11-15. Events include:

View full details for Government & Policy Week >>

 

Information Session: Dartmouth Tuck School of Business Bridge Program
Monday, April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Annenberg G28 | All Students
Tuck Business Bridge Program connects highly qualified rising juniors, seniors and recent graduates in liberal arts and sciences to a meaningful business career. Programs are taught by faculty in the Tuck MBA program.
Learn More + RSVP >>

Download the new CareerCat mobile app
This app allows you to browse internships/jobs, view upcoming appointments and company presentations, and receive alerts for new internships/jobs (based on searches you’ve set up on the desktop version of CareerCat) on your phone.
Download the app on iTunes >>
Download the app on Google Play >>


OTHER CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

ISBE Spring Business Activities Fair 
Sunday, April 3 | 1-4 p.m. | Norris, Northwestern Room | All Undergraduate Students
Interested in getting involved with the business community at Northwestern, but not sure what organizations are the best fit for you? Join this fair to hear from many of the undergraduate business groups on campus, such as ISBE, EPIC, Delta Sigma Pi, Women in Business, SCNO, LEND, IMG and more.
Learn more >>

2016 Lime Connect Fellowship Program
Application deadline: Sunday, April 3 | Sophomores with disabilities (visible or invisible) 
The Lime Connect Fellowship Program prepares students for the recruitment process and connects them with Lime Connect’s corporate partners: PepsiCo, Google, IBM, Goldman Sachs, Target, Bloomberg and JP Morgan. Selected finalists will attend a Selection Super Day in NYC on May 19 or 20, and fellows will participate in a five-day Leadership & Development Symposium in NYC in late July (all expenses paid).
Learn more + Apply >>

NU Master of Science in Education (MSEd) Information Session: Learn about the 5th Year Plan
Wednesday, April 6 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Annenberg Hall, Room 347 | All Undergraduate Students
Learn about the MSEd curriculum, Master’s Project, field experiences for teachers, the application process and financial aid. Alumni, faculty, and program administrators will be available to share their experiences and answer questions. Light refreshments will be served.

Hire Big 10 Plus Virtual Career Fair 
Tuesday, April 12 & Wednesday, April 13 | Two-day Virtual Event | All Students
Meet recruiters online via chat sessions to learn about internship, job and co-op opportunities. This virtual event is free for students and alumni from 17 Hire Big 10 Plus Universities (including Northwestern) across all majors and degrees.
Learn more + Register >>

Summer Venture in Management Program (sponsored by Harvard Business School)
Application deadline: Thursday, May 5 at 11 a.m. CT | Program: June 18-24 | Harvard Business School, Boston, MA | Rising Seniors
SVMP is a one-week management training program for rising seniors (who have completed their junior year by June 2016) designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education. Participants are members of a group typically underrepresented in business schools and corporate America. While HBS covers on-site expenses, the student and/or corporate sponsors typically cover other costs associated with participating in the program.
Learn more about the program and criteria >>

NCA Career News: Upcoming spring quarter events, jobs/internships + more

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NEWS

NCA wishes you a happy spring break and invites you to save the date for upcoming spring quarter events and opportunities.

Spring quarter career advising in the Main Library begins March 29
Express advising for winter quarter has ended and will begin again for spring quarter on Tuesday, March 29. While express advising is normally held weekdays from 2-4 p.m., there will be extended express advising hours from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 29-Tuesday, April 5 to accommodate SIGP application reviews. Regular hours will resume on Wednesday, April 6. NCA offers express advising to provide career-related assistance on a drop-in basis, with no appointment required. A typical walk-in lasts 5-15 minutes.

Startup Career Fair
Wednesday, Mar. 30 | 12-4 p.m. | Norris, Louis Room | All Students
Meet employers in the startup and technology sectors and learn about full-time and internship opportunities. Employers attending include: Avant, ContextMedia, RXBar, Via and more. Hosted by NCA, Kellogg CMC, Epic, and Kellogg E-Club. Attire is business casual. Please bring your Wildcard and copies of your resume.
Full details + RSVP requested >>
Find the current list of employers in CareerCat (Events > Career Fairs) >>
Learn more about the startup industry >>

Summer Internship Grant Program 2016: Information Session + Applications
Information session (optional): Tuesday, Mar. 29 | 5-6 p.m. | 620 Lincoln St., NCA Office
Apply by Tuesday, April 5 | Undergraduate Students

Are you an undergraduate student planning to secure an unpaid internship this summer? The Summer Internship Grant Program (SIGP) provides a $3000 stipend to undergraduate students participating in unpaid internships and offers career development support from NCA. Students must be enrolled through at least fall 2016 and do not need to have an internship secured before applying. Previous SIGP recipients can reapply.
RSVP to the (optional) information session (CareerCat > Events > Info Sessions, labeled “Northwestern Career Advancement”) >>
Learn more + Apply >>

NCA Career Treks: Information Session + Applications
Information session (optional): Wednesday, Mar. 30 | 5-6 p.m. | 620 Lincoln St., NCA Office
Application deadline: Wednesday, April 13 | Treks: Late Summer | Undergraduate First-year Students, Sophomores and Juniors

Want to learn more about career paths in marketing; media; government, law & policy; film & television; finance; investment banking; or startups & technology? Join NCA for a Career Trek to New York City, Washington D.C., Los Angeles or San Francisco. Get an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to work at some of the top employers in these industries while connecting with Northwestern alumni and industry professionals.
RSVP to an optional information session + find an upcoming information session (CareerCat > Events > Workshops) >>
Learn more + Apply >>


EMPLOYER ACTIVITY

CIA Analytic Simulation Exercise (application required)
Application deadline: Friday, April 1 | Event: Monday, April 14 | Juniors, Seniors and Graduate Students
Are you interested in how the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) supports the president and senior policymakers? The CIA is sponsoring an analytic simulation for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in careers as intelligence analysts. Students who want to be considered for participation should submit a cover letter explaining why they are interested in an analytic career and a resume. Selected students will receive confirmation by April 9, 2016. Students must be U.S. citizens.
Learn more + Apply in CareerCat (Select Jobs/Internships > Search for Jobs/Internships > Search CareerCat Job ID 125850) >>

McKinsey Coffee Chats for Northwestern Women PhD Candidates
Friday, April 15 | Northwestern Campus | Women PhD Candidates (planning to apply in 2016)
Join Northwestern alumna Jennifer Heller, PhD, for a coffee chat to learn more about consulting as a career option and ask questions about opportunities with McKinsey.
RSVP for a time slot >>

A sample of job/internship opportunities in CareerCat right now:

  • Public Relations & Communication: LaSalle Network // Public Relations Intern // Career Job ID 122713 // Undergraduate Students (select majors in Medill and SoC) // Sunday, Mar. 20
  • Healthcare, Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals: DaVita Healthcare Partners // DaVita Redwoods Summer Leadership Summit // First-year Students and Sophomores // CareerCat Job ID 125672 // Deadline: Tuesday, Mar. 29
  • Consulting: Source One Management Services // Analyst Internship // CareerCat Job ID 123045 // Juniors and Seniors // Deadline: Sunday, April 3
  • Sustainability: Foresight Design Initiative // Sustainability Innovation Intern // CareerCat Job ID 125864 // All Students // Deadline: Monday, April 4
  • Engineering: JetBlue Airways // Operations Planning Intern // CareerCat ID 126260 // Engineering & Math Majors // Deadline: Thursday, April 14

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 >>


NCA PROGRAMS + OPPORTUNITIES

Leveraging Your Fraternity & Sorority Experience in the Internship & Job Search
Wednesday, April 6 | 6-7 p.m. | Scott Hall Conference Room | All Undergraduate Students
Join this small group conversation to learn how to leverage your membership, your fraternity or sorority network, and your experience in your internship or job search. Space is limited. Due to the specific nature of this workshop, this event is only open to members of the Northwestern Fraternity & Sorority community.
Learn more + RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>

Download the new CareerCat mobile app
CareerCat now has a mobile application that provides key functionality to both iPhone and Android systems. Key features include the ability to browse internships/jobs, and view upcoming appointments and company presentations. You can also set up internship/job searches or follow companies in the desktop version of CareerCat, and receive alerts of new internships/jobs or upcoming events on your phone. The app, combined with the new student homepage in CareerCat, will make it easier for you to take full advantage of CareerCat’s features.
Download the app on iTunes >>
Download the app on Google Play store >>

VMock: New Online Resume Preparation Platform
VMock allows students to upload a resume and receive a critique of both the format and the content. This is an ideal resource to use prior to any NCA appointment, event or program and can be accessed 24-7.
Log in + get started >>


OTHER CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

BioSurvival Skills, Informational Interviewing: Researching Careers for PhDs
Monday, Mar. 21 | 4-5 p.m. | Searle Seminar Room, Lurie 1st Floor, 303 E. Superior (Chicago Campus) | PhD Students
At this workshop, you will learn about informational interviewing, a method of researching careers and connecting with people, and practice using LinkedIn to find and reach out to people in career fields of interest to you. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops.
RSVP to pamela.carpentier@northwestern.edu >>

So you want to be a podcaster. How will you get people to listen?
Tuesday, Mar. 29 | 12-1 p.m. | TGS Commons, 2122 Sheridan Road, Evanston | All Graduate Students
Award-winning radio and Internet news veteran Charlie Meyerson (WXRT, WBEZ, Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business) will share real-world data demonstrating just how hard it is to get and keep an audience’s attention as well as tips to keep that audience around – whether you’re writing an essay or launching a podcast. Hosted by RSG Research Communication Program.
Learn more + Register >>

PhD Networking 101
Thursday, Mar. 31 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Ward 5-230, Feinberg School of Medicine, 303 E. Chicago Ave. (Chicago campus) | PhD Students
Learn and practice strategies for delivering an audience-sensitive introduction, asking engaging questions, and starting and ending conversations with strangers. Refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Northwestern University Postdoctoral Forum.
RSVP >>

PhD Biotech Career Development Opportunity
Tuesday, April 19 (RSVP by Friday, April 1) | Hotel Orrington in Downtown Evanston, 1710 Orrington Ave. | 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | PhD Students
Join this Career Development Program, hosted by the Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization (iBIO), to learn about preparing for a career in biotech and network with professionals in a range of biotech careers, including in Life Sciences Consulting, Research & Development, the Business of Biotechnology, Science Communication, Patent Law and Technology Transfer, and as Medical Science Liaisons. Schedule: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Career Development Workshop and Round Tables), 1-5:30 p.m. (Innovation Showcase), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (Networking Reception). Please contact Mearah Quinn-Brauner to access the NU registration code to register at the discounted price of $25.

NU Master of Science in Education (MSEd) Information Session: Learn about the 5th Year Plan
Wednesday, April 6 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Annenberg Hall, Room 347 | All Undergraduate Students
Learn about the MSEd curriculum, Master’s Project, field experiences for teachers, the application process and financial aid. Alumni, faculty, and program administrators will be available to share their experiences and answer questions. Light refreshments served.

Hire Big 10 Plus Virtual Career Fair
Tuesday, April 12 & Wednesday, April 13 | Two-day Virtual Event | All Students
Meet recruiters online via chat sessions to learn about internship, job and co-op opportunities. This virtual event is free for students and alumni from 17 Hire Big 10 Plus Universities (including Northwestern) across all majors and degrees.
Learn more + Register >>