Apply for Leadership Coaching today!

Northwestern students don’t wait for things to come their way; they take opportunities and push themselves forward. Here at the Center for Leadership, we encourage and support student leaders through a variety of programs and courses. One such program, Leadership Coaching, is available to students like you in Winter Quarter. Our Leadership Coaching program pairs student leaders with trained coaches who are dedicated to hearing you out and providing you with feedback. In 6 one-hour sessions in a single quarter, you can work one-on-one through issues such as improving team communication, defining your own leadership strengths, and creating your leadership narrative. Apply today and start leading your own Northwestern Direction.


Civic Engagement Certificate is accepting applications

Learn to Make a Difference

Northwestern University’s Civic Engagement Certificate Program gives students a deeper understanding of the forces that affect communities and a more thorough grasp of how to achieve positive change. The two-year, five-quarter program is open to all Northwestern freshmen, sophomores and juniors.

Participants earn credit for their interest in community service and gain the skills to understand and improve communities socially and economically. The program incorporates both community engagement and classroom learning — including five credits of course work, 100 hours of community engagement and a Capstone Project relevant to a community organization.


Course requirements and timeline

Upcoming info sessions

Required program application

Comm 225 Call for Tutors

The Athletic Department on campus runs the N’CAT Tutoring Program, wherein we hire current Northwestern undergraduates and graduate students to tutor some of our student-athletes.  We have a particular need for tutoring in RTVF and Communication Studies courses, especially COMM 225: COMMUNICATION & CULTURE.  Our pay rate is $16 for undergraduates and $20 for graduate students and have flexible working hours tailored to an individual’s course and work schedules.   In order to work as a tutor through our office, we would need to have you fill out the online application (link below) and then set up a time to meet with me, Tutoring/Study Skills coordinator, to go through our interview and if successful, our training session.  This training session is required for anyone who will be paid through athletics, but you will be compensated for your time in the training.

Tutor Application:  ** IMPORTANT**: Before you press “submit,” please save your application in PDF form and email that along with your resume and unofficial transcript to me, Shuji Otsuka, Study Skills Coordinator, at .  I am also happy to answer any questions.

Shuji Otsuka
Learning Strategist / Study Skills Coordinator – Academic Services and Student Development
Northwestern Athletics
o: 847-467-4576| f: 847-491-7194


CLS 2017 Application Launches!

CLS 2017 Application Launches!

The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is a fully-funded overseas intensive language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

The fourteen CLS languages are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.

Please note that participants in the CLS Program are not required to have any experience studying critical languages for most of the fourteen languages. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can be found on the CLS website:

There is no service requirement for CLS Alumni after the program. However, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits.

Please note that CLS is an intensive group-based language program.

The application is now live and available online at:

Applications will be due November 16, 2016 by 8:00 pm EST.

Prior to preparing their application, interested students should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website:

Campus contact: Amy Kehoe

NCA Career News: New career guide, employer visits, LinkedIn workshop + more

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Introducing the 2016-18 Career Guide
The newest version of the NCA Guide for 2016-18 is now available. Created by NCA staff every two years, the guide includes comprehensive, up-to-date career development advice and guidance on topics such as networking, career exploration, the job/internship search and resume and cover letters.
Read the new guide >>


Learn about career opportunities at employer information sessions, networking events and coffee chats. Log into CareerCat-Events-Information Sessions for complete details, intended audience, and to RSVP. Check the details in CareerCat the day of the session, as some information may change.

Please keep in mind that every industry has different hiring cycles and recruiting methods (on-campus recruiting vs. job/internship postings in CareerCat), and while some are heavier in early fall (consulting, finance, engineering), others pick up in winter or spring. Learn the key application and hiring periods by industry for internships and full-time positions (PDF) >>

Oct. 17 Oct. 18 Oct. 19 Oct.  20 Oct. 21
Under Armour Amazon Deloitte*:
Tech Trends Live!
NBC Sports Group Internships
McKinsey Diversity Workshop
  Organisation for
Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
   McKinsey & Company
Women at McKinsey

*Denotes an NCA corporate sponsor. See the full list of NCA corporate sponsors.


USC Viterbi School of Engineering Information Session
Thursday, Oct. 20 | 5-6 p.m. | Norris, Scholars Room | All Students
Details, RSVP in CareerCat-Events-Workshops >> 

Is Your LinkedIn Profile Ready? (Plus, free profession photo!)
Tuesday, Oct. 25 | 4-5 p.m. | Foster-Walker Complex (1927 Orrington Ave.) | Undergraduate Students
Details, RSVP in CareerCat-Events-Workshops >> 

Note: Please check events in CareerCat the day of the program, as some information may change.


Search local part-time and non-work study jobs on QuadJobs
NCA introduces QuadJobs, a central job portal for part-time or one-off jobs in the communities surrounding campus as well as non-work study on-campus jobs. Sign up using your email address. Learn more >>

Get an online resume review with VMock, NCA’s new 24-7 online resume review system. Simply upload your resume and receive a critique of the format and content. This is an ideal resource to use prior to an NCA appointment. Sign in and get started >>


Northwestern’s Master of Science in Education (MSEd) Virtual Information Session: Learn about the 5th Year Plan!
Thursday, October 20 | 12-1 p.m. CST | Virtual Event | All Students
RSVP to info session online or email
Learn more about the 5th year plan >>

Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) Career Prep Program Info Session & Panel
Thursday, Oct. 20 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Kresge 2-425 | All Undergraduates
MLT is a career development organization for African American, Hispanic, and Native American students.
Learn more >>

NAA upcoming Student Events for graduating seniors

Connecting Confidently

Wednesday, Oct. 26 | 6:00-8:00 p.m. | Segal Visitors Center | Exclusive to Seniors

In this guided reception, you will learn important tips for networking in your post-grad life, including remembering names, how to follow up with contacts, advice for joining into conversations, and more. Cost is $5/$10. Sponsored by the Northwestern Alumni Association.

More details here and register directly here > >


New Chapter. NU Network.

Wednesday, Nov. 9 | 6:30-8:00 p.m. | Ryan Family Atrium, 303 E. Superior St., Chicago | Exclusive to Seniors

Whether you attended the Connecting Confidently event or are just looking to polish your networking skills, this event is a chance for you to meet accomplished alumni, who are experts in your field of interest. The event’s structured format will allow for ample opportunities to meet successful alumni so don’t miss out! Cost is $5. Sponsored by the Northwestern Alumni Association.

More details here and register directly here > >

Your Action is Required: Register for Multi-Factor Authentication on Self-Service CAESAR

As part of our continued efforts to strengthen the security of our University’s administrative systems, beginning Saturday, October 15, login to self-service CAESAR will require Multi-factor Authentication (MFA). MFA uses your personal phone to provide a second layer of password security. Please note the following:

  • Register your phone now so you are ready when the new login process takes effect. Registration is an easy online process that is compatible with any phone.
  • We encourage you to install the Duo Mobile app to take advantage of flexible authentication and support options in the event you misplace your primary phone.
  • We encourage you to register a second phone to serve as a back-up in the event your primary phone is unavailable.

For more details, including FAQs, how-to videos, and quick guide, please see Multi-factor Authentication at Northwestern. For questions about MFA registration, login, or NetID-related issues, please contact the IT Support Center at 847-491-4357 (1-HELP) or attend an Open Lab.

Victory Gardens Theater is offering Student Tickets at a special price this weekend.

Named “one of 2016’s must-see plays” by Chicago Theatre Review, “Parachute Men” is a raunchy comedy about three brothers who suck at being brothers. When the oldest, Eric, returns on the anniversary of their mother’s death, it becomes clear that to move forward, everyone will have to get some things off their chests. Written by award-winning Mexican-American playwright Mando Alvarado, the play is a contemporary look at grief, masculinity and what it means to be a family in the face of trauma.

“Parachute Men” is playing at the Victory Gardens Theater Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm, and Sunday 3pm through October 16th. We know how hard it is to see great theater on a student budget, so using our current offer code VIEWX10, tickets are just $10. Tickets are available at

We are looking for outstanding high school teachers!

Each year, Northwestern University recognizes outstanding high school teachers at its Commencement ceremony with the Distinguished Secondary Teacher Award (DSTA). The award is co-sponsored by the Associated Student Government and the Office of the President. Winners of the award are selected based on a process in which graduating seniors nominate teachers who have had transforming impact on students.

I was hoping that you could forward on this link to create awareness to this years graduating seniors within your program of study. This is a very noble award to receive and such an amazing gift to give back to the community that raised students to become as successful as they have! (Teacher AND school both receive $2,500!)

Please confirm, feel free to ask questions and thank you in advance!

For more information about DSTA, please visit: