We’re calling all public policy, non-profit, and social mission driven Northwestern students to save the dates for Nonprofit Week: Live a life of purpose in government, education, cultural and social mission institutions (March 9-13). Throughout the week, Northwestern Career Advancement will bring you events and opportunities designed to help advance your future in these industries.
To make the most of the week, please be sure your CareerCat profile is complete with your updated graduation year, class level, major and career interest areas (community Service Social Justice, Educational Institutions and Teaching, Government and Public Policy, etc.). We also welcome you to stop in the Express Advising Center (Main Library, Second Floor, Core) Monday-Friday between 2-4 p.m. next week for help polishing your resume/cover letter before Nonprofit Week begins.
Our menu of opportunities includes:
Nonprofit Chicago Career Trek
Tuesday, March 10, 10:00-4:00p.m.
All students are invited to apply to join Northwestern Career Advancement and the School of Education and Social Policy on our Nonprofit Chicago Career Trek! Get an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to work at an organization such as the Environmental Law & Policy Center, while connecting with Northwestern alumni and industry professionals. To apply, please email your resume to Effie Loukas at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 6th at noon. More details to follow after application!
Preparing for the Nonprofit, Policy and Government Internship/Job Search
Wednesday, March 11, 4:00-5:00 p.m., 620 Lincoln, Garden Level
Join NCA for a discussion on how to maximize your job search in nonprofit, policy, and government. This workshop with lay the groundwork for your search by identifying important resources, strategies, and career tips. You will leave with an action plan to make your search a success!
Careers in Global Health Lunch & Learn with NU Alum Lawrence Michel
Thursday, March 12, 12-1:30 p.m., Norris, Northwestern A
RSVP is requested in CareerCat (Events > Workshops)
Join Northwestern alum Lawrence (Larry) Michel (’84, ’88), the vice president of the Center for Leadership and Management at Management Sciences for Health (MSH) to learn about careers in global health, public health, and international non-profit work. MSH is a nonprofit international health consulting organization composed of nearly 2,500 people from more than 60 nations. Larry’s organization helps managers and leaders in developing countries create stronger management systems that improve health services for the greatest health impact. We welcome you to hear his career story and learn about the industry!
Alumni Career Path Blog Series
Tune into the NCA blog to read about how fellow ‘Cats got their start in the nonprofit field. Guest alumni blog authors include:
- MacArthur Antigua, Director of Alumni Engagement at Public Allies
- Katherine Ritchey, Communications Manager at the Pew Research Center
- Jason Wiens, Policy Director at the Kauffman Foundation
- Peter Toth, Innovation Consultant at Foresight Design Initiative
- Peter Skopec, State Director at The Public Interest Network
Job and Internship Emails Right To Your Inbox
Once your CareerCat profile is updated with your nonprofit career interests, you’ll receive biweekly emails from NCA featuring job and internship opportunities with organizations looking to hire Northwestern ‘Cats.
Alumni Mock Phone Interviews
Are you interested in having a mock phone interview with an alumnus within the nonprofit industry? Express interest by signing up in CareerCat and searching ID #109472.
Follow the hashtag #CatsDoGood throughout the week of March 9 for tips and job/internship opportunities Tweeted from our @NUCareerAdvance and @JobsforCats Twitter handles. Got a tip of your own or want to share your experience during Nonprofit Week? Tweet at us!