A Conversation with Chris Floyd: COO and General Counsel at Amblin Partners Entertainment

Northwestern Career Advancement and the Weinberg Student Alumni Engagement team are co-sponsoring A Conversation with Chris Floyd ’87, COO and General Counsel of Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners, on Wednesday, February 15. With over 20 years of experience in business and legal affairs in the media/entertainment industry, Chris has worked for DreamWorks Studios, Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Students won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to learn from and ask questions of a business leader whose career path has been at the intersection of law, business, and media/entertainment.

Date: Wednesday, February 15

Time: 5:30 PM

Location: The Guild Lounge at Scott Hall, 601 University Place

RSVP is required: https://chrisfloyd.eventbrite.com

This event is free and open to all Northwestern students. Appetizers will be served.

 

2017 SAW Counselor Application is now open!

Greetings!

Northwestern University’s Summer Academic Workshop (SAW) is a three-week program designed to equip students with the tools to thrive at Northwestern. Students will earn credit for one (1) English 100 writing course designed to strengthen their writing skills, and gain key insights and resources to help them successfully navigate the university.

Application deadline is 11:59pm on Sunday, February 12th! SAW Counselor job description is attached. Apply at http://bit.ly/2jpjYTg

Here is your preview of Spring Quarter 2017 Classes.

Here is your preview of Spring Quarter 2017 Classes. *

https://www.communication.northwestern.edu/f/src/WCASclassesSpring2017.pdf

Please remember this course listing is provided as a snapshot of classes that might be of interest to you as an SoC student and is not meant to substitute for the listings in CAESAR or consultation with your advisor.  In fact, there are often changes made on the CAESAR listings right up until registration and sometimes even after. Additionally, not all pre-requisites have been listed for all classes because some course descriptions have not yet been posted. So, take a look and see what interests you and then make sure to check the CAESAR listings to confirm class details. Classes are scheduled to go live on CAESAR on Monday, February 6, 2017.

As always, if you have questions about your own degree progress or whether a class will count toward your major, minor, certificate or other additional program, make sure to check with your advisor. The Undergraduate Advising tab at the top right of the Spotlight blog page http://comm.soc.northwestern.edu/src-spotlight/  will take you to their email address and contact information which is listed by major.

Don’t forget: Pre-Registration for Spring Quarter 2017 begins on Monday, February 13th and ends Thursday, February 16th at 5:15 pm. Pre-registration and registration appointment times will be listed on your personal CAESAR account on Friday, February 10th, 2017.  Regular Registration begins the week of February 20th, 2017.

* If  you click on the bookmark icon in the upper left corner of the pdf, you can easily navigate course topics.  In addition, there is a link to the Searchable CAESAR class descriptions archive at the top of the page and contact information for all departments in the subject banner line.

NCA Career News: NYC Startup Trek application deadline, employer visits + more

 

WEEKLY EMAIL: FRIDAY, JANUARY 27

 

Spotlight  \  NCA Opportunities  \  Employer Activity \  Resources  \  Other Opportunities

SPOTLIGHT                                                                         

NYC Startup Trek
Application Deadline: Monday, Jan. 30 (12 p.m. CST) | Trek: During spring break (Tuesday, Mar. 21 & Wednesday, Mar. 22) | All Undergraduate Students
Join NCA on its first Startup Trek to New York City during spring break to visit growing companies and meet with key alumni. Participating companies include Yext, Cheddar, Compass and others.
Apply >>

NCA OPPORTUNITIES                                                       

 

NEXT registration now open
Register for the Northwestern Externship Program (NEXT) — a one-day shadowing program that allows current Northwestern students to accompany alumni on the job in an industry of their choice this spring. More than 500 alumni from organizations in a range of fields (nationally and internationally), such as Google, San Francisco Ballet, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago Cubs and many more, have volunteered to host students. Co-sponsored by Northwestern Career Advancement and the Northwestern Alumni Association.
Complete registration by Tuesday, Feb. 7 (accounts created take up to 2 business days for approval) >>
View recording of virtual info session (enter contact info to view) >>

Information Session: Denver Publishing Institute
Wednesday, Feb. 1 | 5-6 p.m. | NCA Career Advising Center (620 Lincoln St.) | All Undergraduate Students
Learn about the Denver Publishing Institute, an ideal launching pad for your career in book publishing.
RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Info Sessions) >> (Check the details the day of the event, as they are subject to change)

Workshop: Is Your LinkedIn Profile Ready?
Tuesday, Feb. 7 | 4-5 p.m. | Kemper 1st floor Lounge (2420 Campus Dr., Evanston) | All Northwestern students
Learn about LinkedIn, including how to optimize your profile and network effectively. Plus, get a free professional photo.
RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>

EMPLOYER ACTIVITY

 

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 they are subject to change.

Monday
Jan. 30
Tuesday
Jan. 31
Wednesday
Feb. 1
Thursday
Feb. 2
Friday
Feb. 3
No Sessions Starcom MediaVest Group (Workshop)
(media)
Marsh (Coffee Chats)
(finance, insurance)
PwC
(Networking Event; RSVP by 2/1)
NCA Corp Sponsor
(consulting)
No Sessions
Elite Scholars of China
(education)
Green Corps
(nonprofit, social/community service)

A sample of other opportunities in CareerCat right now:

  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers: KPCB Product Fellows Program | Technology & Startup | CareerCat Job ID 137510
  • Northwestern Alumni Relations & Development: ARD Summer Internship Program |
    Alumni Relations and Fundraising | CareerCat Job ID 135509
  • Lillstreet Art Center: SEO and Advertising Intern | Arts & Culture/Advertising | CareerCat Job ID 137563

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 >>

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

 

Dinner with Twelve-Industry
Dinners take place Friday, Feb. 24-Sunday, Feb. 26 | Various locations in the Chicagoland area | All Students
Join Northwestern alumni for a dinner at their home or a restaurant at no cost to guests. This program is career focused; dinners are organized by fields of interest so that attendees can discuss a particular career path or industry. Hosted by the Northwestern Alumni Association.
Lean more and register >>
Etiquette Luncheon 2017
Saturday, Feb. 4 | 12-2 p.m. | Grand Ballroom, Hilton Orrington (1710 Orrington Ave., Evanston) | All Undergraduate Students
Join a catered luncheon at the Hilton Orrington while experts from the Etiquette School of Chicago walk attendees through the intricacies of dining etiquette and other business soft-skills, including first impressions, introductions, conversation skills, and more. Non-refundable registration fee of $10 per person includes all materials, food, and beverages. Attire is business casual. Sponsored by the Northwestern Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Alliance.
Learn more + register >>

The Humanities Plunge – Spring Break 2017

FREE, 1/2-course credit and open to all Northwestern undergraduates — all majors, schools and years are welcome!

FIVE CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF EXPERIENTIAL HUMANITIES IN CHICAGO OVER SPRING BREAK

Immerse yourself in Chicago’s rich cultural landscape with five days of theatre, art, music, architecture, and history, guided by expert scholars and artists!

We’ll peek behind the scenes at The Lyric Opera • Get a first glimpse of a Lookingglass Theatre premiere • Explore The Field Museum’s latest exhibit • Attend an improv workshop and performance  • Take a curated tour of the Chicago via private “L” train •  AND TONS MORE!

Application deadline: Monday, January 30, 2017 (11:59 pm)

For more info, including the Plunge video and application form: http://www.humanities.northwestern.edu/undergraduate/humanities-plunge/

A Conversation with Chris Floyd ’87

Join Chris Floyd (WCAS ’87), Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel at Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners, for a conversation about his career path at the intersection of law, business, and media/entertainment. With over 20 years of experience in business and legal affairs in the media/entertainment industry, Floyd has  worked for DreamWorks Studios, Universal Pictures, and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

 

Winter Quarter 2017 Academic Support Offerings

  • Undergraduate Tutoring Rooms for math, chemistry, and physics are open in the Tech hub (Sundays-Wednesdays) and Allison satellite location (Sunday and Wednesday).

The best information resource for academic support is the Undergraduate Academic Resource Portal ​maintained by the Searle Center for Advancing Learning & Teaching.

How to Get Hired in Arts Admin Event on Jan. 25

We are very excited to have featured experts from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Museum of Contemporary Art who will be sharing their insights into the industry as well as what they look for when reviewing applications.

NEXT 2017: Spend a day job shadowing a Northwestern alumnus this spring

Register for the annual Northwestern Externship Program (NEXT) — a one-day shadowing program that allows current Northwestern students to accompany alumni on the job in an industry of their choice this spring to learn more about different professional fields.  More than 500 alumni from organizations in a range of fields, such as Google, San Francisco Ballet, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago Cubs and many more, have volunteered to host students. Registration runs Jan. 20 through Feb. 7* at http://mentor.northwestern.edu/programs/next

Learn more about the program and registration process at an information session

Choose from one of three information sessions* (same content will be covered at each):

Monday, Jan. 23 | 3-4 p.m. | Armadillo Room

Tuesday, Jan. 24 | 4-5 p.m. | Armadillo Room

Wednesday, Jan. 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Arch Room

Log into CareerCat (Events > Workshops tab) to RSVP: http://www.northwestern.edu/careers/job-intern-prep/resources/careercat/index.html

*Information sessions are highly recommended, but not required to register for the program

*Please note: Students should create a NEXT account before Friday, January 27 (accounts need to be approved, which typically occurs within 1-2 business days) and may return to complete their registration by Tuesday, February 7.

Questions? Email next.student@northwestern.edu.

Co-sponsored by Northwestern Career Advancement and the Northwestern Alumni Association.