Northwestern Community Building Initiative Fall 2016

This Fall we (Isabel Schwartz and Candace Butera) will be teaching the Northwestern Community Building Initiative (SESP 295) course, and we are looking for rising sophomores and juniors from all walks of campus. If you are passionate about building community at Northwestern, passionate about your own community, or would benefit from taking this course please apply. You will receive 1 course credit.

For those who are not familiar, “NCBI” is a student-led seminar that has, since 2001, provided a forum to develop strategies for building a stronger community at Northwestern.  This course is action oriented and solution driven, but demands that students consider their projects within the academic framework of community building and engagement. The program is run by Professor Paul Arntson.

This class will attempt to lay the foundation for successful campus initiatives and culminates in a graded group project.  Past projects have generated community-building activities on campus including, SafeRide, Deering Days, Dinner Dialogues, and the initiative to increase minority enrollment on campus. Beyond these projects, though, we hope to engage in meaningful dialogue about what community looks like at Northwestern and how we as members of this community can improve upon that.

The application, due Friday, May 20th, can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14HACcM-XmGIpvFH4gJ7THDcVBVkIAq_RJu_gBKkW9qc/viewform?usp=send_form

NCA Career News: Networking tips, career/internship opportunities + more

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FRIDAY, MAY 13
News  \  Employer Activity  \  NCA Opportunities  \  Other Professional Opportunities
NEWS

Career Advising Blog Series: Networking
NCA career adviser Larry shares six steps for networking success — from how to identify networking opportunities to maintaining contact once you’ve made an initial connection. Read the blog >>

Beyond Northwestern: Where is the Undergraduate Class of 2015?
A summary of highlights from the 2015 Post-Graduation Report identifies the career paths and pursuits of the undergraduate class of 2015 six months after graduation. See the report >>

Is Your LinkedIn Profile Ready?
Wednesday, May 18 | 4-5 p.m. | Ayers Hall (2324 Campus Drive), 1st Floor Lounge | All Students
Just getting started on LinkedIn or need help polishing your profile? Wondering how to leverage your online brand? Join this workshop to learn how to optimize your LinkedIn profile from Northwestern’s Campus INbassador and LinkedIn expert Diego Henriquez-Garcia. Plus, get a free professional photo. Diego is a current senior at Northwestern, the current Campus INbassador, and a fall 2016 LinkedIn Business Leadership Program Associate.
RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>

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 >>


EMPLOYER ACTIVITY

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) >>

 

Evercore Partners: Information Session for Sophomores
Tuesday, May 17 | Details (time, location) + RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Info Sessions) >>

 

Bank of America Merrill Lynch: Coffee Chats + Information Session for Undergraduate Students 
Thursday, May 19 | Details (time, location) + RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Info Sessions) >> 

Senior Associate Position with Duff & Phelps for PhDs
Duff & Phelps is the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor with expertise in complex valuation, disputes and investigations, M&A, restructuring, and compliance and regulatory consulting.
Learn more about the Senior Associate, Transfer Pricing role >>

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

  • Engineering: Apple // Watch System Architecture Internship // CareerCat Job ID 125724 // Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors (select majors in McCormick) // Deadline: Monday, May 30
  • Consumer Goods/Retail: True Value Company // E-commerce Strategic Pricing Analyst (Full-Time) // CareerCat Job ID 126344 // Seniors (McCormick) // Deadline: Tuesday, May 31
  • Arts & Culture: Chicago Cultural Mile Association // Summer Production Intern // CareerCat Job ID 127247 // All Undergraduate Students // Deadline: Wednesday, June 1
  • Public Relations: Chicago Symphony Orchestra // Public Relations Intern // CareerCat Job ID 127194 // Juniors and Seniors // Deadline: Wednesday, June 1
  • Entrepreneur/Startup: Via // Associate (Full-Time) // CareerCat Job ID 127885 // Seniors // Deadline: Saturday, June 25

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 >>


NCA OPPORTUNITIES

NCA Launches 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 atnca@northwestern.edu (subject line: Career Chats) and we might answer it on an upcoming show.
Listen to NCA Career Chats episode one >>

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

BioProfessionals Presents: BioSurvival Skills Cover Letter and Resume Writing Workshop
Tuesday, May 17 | 12:30-2 p.m. (lunch provided) | Pancoe 3103, Evanston Campus | PhD Students
Are you getting ready to apply for jobs or fellowships? Do you know how to make your application stand out? Is your CV, resume or cover letter up to the job hunting task? Join this workshop to discuss best practices for writing your CV, resume and cover letter.
RSVP to Deborah Klos Dehring >>

Women’s Leadership Dinner
Tuesday, May 17 (RSVP by today, Friday, May 13 at 5 p.m.) | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Great Room, 610 Haven St., Evanston Campus | All Women Students
Join Leadership and Community Engagement (LCE) and the Women’s Center for a dinner event featuring the thoughts and experiences of Evanston Community Foundation President and CEO Monique B. Jones.
RSVP by TODAY, Friday, May 13 at 5 p.m. >>

Master of Science in Law Virtual Information Session
Monday, May 16 | 5 p.m. | Virtual Event | All Students
Calling all STEM majors interested in law, business and technology: Learn 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 >>

Global Health Alumni Career Panel
Thursday, May 19 | 12-1 p.m. (lunch provided) | The Great Room, 610 Haven St., Evanston Campus | All Students
Join the program in Global Health Studies as they welcome five alumni back to campus for a panel discussion about their experiences post-graduation.
RSVP (required) >>

Northwestern Community Building Initiative Fall 2016

This Fall we (Isabel Schwartz and Candace Butera) will be teaching the Northwestern Community Building Initiative (SESP 295) course, and we are looking for rising sophomores and juniors from all walks of campus. If you are passionate about building community at Northwestern, passionate about your own community, or would benefit from taking this course please apply. You will receive 1 credit.

For those who are not familiar, “NCBI” is a student-led seminar that has, since 2001, provided a forum to develop strategies for building a stronger community at Northwestern.  This course is action oriented and solution driven, but demands that students consider their projects within the academic framework of community building and engagement.

This class will attempt to lay the foundation for successful campus initiatives and culminates in a graded group project.  Past projects have generated community-building activities on campus including, SafeRide, Deering Days, Dinner Dialogues, and the initiative to increase minority enrollment on campus. Beyond these projects, though, we hope to engage in meaningful dialogue about what community looks like at Northwestern and how we as members of this community can improve upon that.

The application, due Friday, May 20th, can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14HACcM-XmGIpvFH4gJ7THDcVBVkIAq_RJu_gBKkW9qc/viewform?usp=send_form

Today 5/11/2016: A Reading by Laura Kasischke


The Ninth Annual Spring Writers’ Festival presents a

Reading by Laura Kasischke

May 11, 2016

5:30-6:30

The Hilton Orrington, 1710 Hinman Ave, 9th floor auditorium


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Held in conjunction with the Evanston Literary Festival: https://evanstonlit.org/

Fulbright application workshops announced

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program funds international research and study in all fields for up to 10 months.  English teaching opportunities are also available for applicants with experience and interest in teaching.  Northwestern produces excellent applicants – we have been top 10 for the past nine years.  If interested, you must act quickly. Campus deadline for current cycle applications is Sept. 6th, 2016@ 12:00 noon. 

 

 

Fulbright App Workshop 2016

NCA Career News: LinkedIn drop-in hours/workshops, Career Chats Podcast + more

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FRIDAY, MAY 6
News  \  Employer Activity  \  NCA Opportunities  \  Other Professional Opportunities
NEWS

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 atnca@northwestern.edu (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 >>


EMPLOYER ACTIVITY

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.
RSVP >>

 

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 >>


NCA OPPORTUNITIES

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.
RSVP >>

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).
RSVP >>

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.
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 >>

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 >>

“NarCoMedia: Mexican Masculinities” | Rebecca Biron, Dartmouth College

Given the high social stakes of narco-masculinity, what does it mean when Mexican films treat it comically? A reading of gender, violence, nationalism, and neoliberalism in Rudo y Cursi, El infierno, and Salvando al soldado Pérez.

Rebecca E. Biron, Dean of the College at Dartmouth, is a Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature. Her research and teaching interests focus on Latin American literary and cultural studies, literary theory, gender studies, and Mexican cultural criticism. She has published widely on the relationship between narrative and violence as it pertains to masculinity, Latin American urban history, and Mexican literature and film. She is the author of Mexico’s Modern Dreams (Bucknell UP, 2013) and Murder and Masculinity: Violent Fictions of 20th-Century Latin America (Vanderbilt UP, 2000), and editor of City/Art: the Urban Scene in Latin America (Duke UP, 2009).

May 10_Rebecca Biron Flyer

 

 

Co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese

 

Tuesday, May 10 | 5pm | Harris Hall 108