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 >>
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 email@example.com >>
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.
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 >>