LinkedIn drop-in hours + workshops
Just getting started on LinkedIn or need help polishing your profile? Wondering how to leverage your online brand? Learn how to optimize your LinkedIn profile from Northwestern’s Campus INbassador and LinkedIn expert Diego Henriquez-Garcia at one of the following programs. Diego is a current senior at Northwestern, the current Campus INbassador, and a fall 2016 LinkedIn Business Leadership Program Associate.
- Monday, May 9: LinkedIn Drop-In Hours from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the NCA main office lobby (620 Lincoln). No RSVP required.
- Tuesday, May 10 & Wednesday, May 18: LinkedIn Workshop (+ free professional photo). Both workshops will cover the same content. RSVP is required in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>
NCA launches new career chats podcast
Career advisers Maggie Smith and Matt Formica cover internships and marketing your major in the first episode of our new career advice podcast: NCA Career Chats. What’s the difference between business casual and business professional? Should you always put your GPA on a resume? We’re looking to cover topics like these in upcoming episodes, and we want to know your career questions! Email your question to us email@example.com (subject line: Career Chats) and we might answer it on an upcoming show.
Listen to NCA Career Chats episode one >>
NCA Career Development Fund application deadline is May 19
The final date for students to submit applications to the Career Development Fund for the 2015-2016 academic year is Thursday, May 19, 2016.The 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. More information and apply >>
President Schapiro encourages students to stay open-minded in their career pursuits
Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro and Lewis & Clark College President Barry Glassner write about the importance of allowing career paths to develop and take shape over time in a Los Angeles Times op-ed this week. Read the article on Northwestern News >>
A Candid Conversation on Authentic Leadership: DaVita CEO Kent Thiry
Monday, May 9 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | Owen L. Coon Forum (OLC – Jacobs building) | All Undergraduate Students
Join Harry Kraemer and Kent Thiry as they discuss the focus on teammate engagement and empowerment that has transformed DaVita into a FORTUNE 500 Company. Hosted by the Kellogg Business Leadership Club.
Accenture Consulting 101 & Behavioral Interview Prep Workshop
Thursday, May 12 | 5-7 p.m. | NCA office (620 Lincoln St.) | First-year students, sophomores, juniors
RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Info Sessions) >>
Deloitte’s Annual Women in Technology Event
Friday, May 13 (RSVP by Monday, May 9) | 4-6 p.m. | Tech – M164 | Women Undergraduate Students
Join this event to gain insight into careers in Deloitte consulting’s technology practice from Deloitte senior leaders, network with female Deloitte professionals and recruiters from its technology practice, and engage in an interactive case simulation with fellow students and Deloitte practitioners. Business casual attire. Refreshments will be served.
RSVP requested by Monday, May 9 >> (walk-ins gladly welcomed)
McKinsey’s What is Consulting and How Do I Prepare? Series
Friday, May 13 & Friday, May 20 | 1-3 p.m. | NCA office (620 Lincoln), Garden Level | Sophomores and Juniors
Join McKinsey Business Analysts for a two-part series about the consulting industry, the firm, and how to prepare for McKinsey’s case interviewing process. No RSVP required.
U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Officer Test: Information Session
Monday, May 16 | 5-6:30 p.m. | NCA Interview Center (630 Lincoln St.) | All Students
Learn about the FSOT from the U.S. State Department Diplomat in Residence, Midwest. The next test is in June.
RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Info Sessions) >>
A sample of career/internship opportunities in CareerCat right now:
- Business/Communications: Honor Flight Chicago Summer Internship // CareerCat Job ID 128161 // All Students // Deadline: Wednesday, May 11
- Consumer Products/Farm, Fish & Food: Sodexo // Integrated Facility Management Intern // CareerCat Job ID 126964 // All Undergraduate Students // Deadline: Friday, May 13
- Finance: PayNet, Inc. // Operations Specialist, Client Operations (Full-Time) // CareerCat Job ID 125426 // Seniors // Deadline: Monday, May 23
- Arts & Culture: The Borgen Project // Editor Internship // CareerCat Job ID 118239 // All Students // Deadline: Tuesday, May 31
- Healthcare/Startup: Collective Health //Operations Associate or Member Advocate (Full-Time) // Seniors // CareerCat Job IDs: 128125 & 128126 // Deadline: Saturday, July 2
Looking for more opportunities 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 >>
Market Your Study Abroad Experience
Monday, May 9 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Norris, Wildcat Room | All Students
Practice articulating your study abroad experience in a professional, coherent and compelling manner during an interview and learn how to add your study abroad experience to your resume, cover letter and personal statement. Food will be provided. Co-hosted by NCA and the Study Abroad Office.
Advanced Degree Consulting Prep: Tackling the Fit Interview
Tuesday, May 10 | 3-4 p.m. | TGS Commons (Seabury – 2122 Sheridan Rd. Room 140, Evanston Campus) | PhD Students
Prepare for consulting fit interviews at this workshop for advanced degree candidates (PhDs, JDs, MDs), co-hosted by NCA and the Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance (ADCA).
Postdoc and PhD Student Interview Skills Workshop
Thursday, May 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Ward Building, Room 5 – 230 (Chicago Campus) | PhD Students and Postdocs
Whether you have an interview next week, or hope to get one sometime in the future, this workshop will help you prepare. Learn what to expect in phone, Skype, and in-person interviews and discuss (and practice) effective strategies for answering common interview questions.
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 >>
Spring Express Career Advising in the Main Library
Weekdays through Friday, June 3 | 2-4 p.m. | Express Advising Center, Main Library (2N Core)
If you need immediate feedback, a resume/CV/cover letter review or have quick career-related questions, 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.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Master of Science in Law Virtual Information Session
Monday, May 16 | 5 p.m. | Virtual Event
Calling all STEM majors interested in law, business and technology! Learn more about how to earn a Master of Science in Law from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in one year. The MSL is designed exclusively for STEM majors and provides practical, hands-on training in law and business. Scholarships are available.
Join the webinar >>