Nielsen is looking for candidates for their OTLP Program


My name is Ashley Jahren and I am a Technology Associate at Nielsen. My coworker, Cody Schiffer and I are part of the Operations and Technology Leadership Program (OTLP).

OTLP is an accelerated leadership program at Nielsen focusing on the development and application of skills from Data Science, Technology, Engineering and Operations. This program challenges associates to tackle projects on the cutting edge of predictive marketing analytics. We are looking for innovators and problem solvers to help Nielsen  in this newly evolving field.

We are currently accepting resumes for a dinner with Nielsen upper level management and OTLP leaders in the Evanston Area. You will have the opportunity to learn about Nielsen and the OTLP program while networking with upper level management and recent graduates.

Submit 100 words about why you should attend to and send your resume to and by April 12th at 11:59PM.

If you have any further questions or would like more information please don’t hesitate to reach out to or!

April 6th: New Media, Citizen Journalism and Politics in Turkey

Political changes around the world are closely linked to the virtue and vice enabled by new media technologies and communication. Especially in countries, where conventional media outlets and journalists are censored, or opt for self-censorship out fear of repression, citizen journalism emerges as an alternative way of creating and dispersing news and information. What are the possibilities and limitations created by citizen media? What are its changing forms and function? Is crowdsourcing more democratic than the newsroom? What are the obligations of new media sources in curating or censoring false information?

Zeynep Tufekci, the author of forthcoming “Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protests”, and associate professor in School of Information and Library Science at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill , and a regular contributor to NYT on technology, media and politics; and Engin Onder, cofounder of a citizen journalism platform in Turkey, 140journos, will speak on the role of new media in recent global political changes, in particular the experience of Turkey, where increasing access to technology both enables and helps battle political repression.

Please join the Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program for a discussion on new media, citizen journalism and global politics.

This event is co-sponsored with Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications.

WEEKLY EMAIL: FRIDAY, MARCH 31 – NCA Career News: SIGP deadline, Startup Career Fest, Consulting Boot Camp + more

Spotlight  \  Programs & Announcements  \  Career Treks  \  Employer Activity \  Other Opportunities

2017 Summer Internship Grant Program (SIGP): Application Deadline is Tuesday, April 4
Walk-In Hours for Application Review (no appt. required):
Monday, April 3 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Norris, Arch Room
SIGP provides a $3000 stipend for Northwestern undergraduate students participating in unpaid internships this summer and offers career development support from NCA. Students must be enrolled full-time at least through fall 2017 in one of the following schools: Bienen, McCormick, Medill, School of Communication, SESP or Weinberg. Students do not need to have an internship secured before applying and previous SIGP recipients can reapply.
Find program and eligibility information + apply >>

Northwestern Startup Career Fest
Wednesday, April 5 | 12-4 p.m. | Norris, Second Floor | All Students
Meet employers in the startup and technology sectors and learn about full-time and internship opportunities. Co-Sponsored by NCA, Engineering Career Development, Kellogg CMC, Epic, and Kellogg E-Club. Attire is business casual. Please bring your Wildcard and copies of your resume.
Learn more >>

Consulting Boot Camp 2017
Monday, April 3-Friday, April 7 | Various times & locations on campus | First-year Undergraduate Students, Sophomores, Juniors
Navigate the consulting field, prepare for internship or full-time recruitment, and grow your professional network at NCA’s Consulting Boot Camp. Five different workshops will be offered; attend as many or as few as you would like.
Learn full details (including locations) + RSVP to workshops in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>

Dartmouth Tuck School of Business Bridge Program Informational Interviews & Information Session
Informational Interviews: Wednesday, April 5 | 30-minute time slots between 8:30-11 a.m. | Norris, Chicago Room 
Information Session: Wednesday, April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Wildcat Room B
Learn more about Tuck Business Bridge, held at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, an immersion business program designed to prepare top liberal arts and science undergrads for challenging careers.
Learn more + RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Information Sessions) >>


#TakeNUToWorkDay Instagram Takeover: Ani Schmidt (WCAS ‘08), Chicago History Museum
Friday, April 7 | All Day Virtual Event | @NUCareerAdvance Instagram
Follow @NUCareerAdvance on Instagram for our first #TakeNUToWorkDay Instagram Takeover on Friday, April 7. Ani Schmidt (WCAS ‘08), public programs coordinator at the Chicago History Museum, will give us a behind-the-scenes look at her work in museum education. Learn more >>

Is your LinkedIn profile ready?
Tuesday, April 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 1856 Orrington Lounge, Evanston | Undergraduate Students
Learn about LinkedIn, including how to optimize your profile and network effectively. A LinkedIn campus ambassador will offer an insider’s perspective on how to utilize the site. Plus, get a free professional photo.
Learn more + RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>


Arts Administration Career Trek: Chicago
Application Deadline: Monday, April 3 | Trek: Tuesday, April 4 | 1-4 p.m. | Downtown Chicago | Undergraduate Students
Want to learn more about organizations and career paths in arts administration? Get an insider’s perspective from Northwestern alumni on what it’s like to work in arts administration at the Lyric Opera and the Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University.
Learn more + RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>

Investment Banking Career Trek: Chicago and NYC
Application Deadline: Friday, March 31 | Treks: June 1-2 (Chicago), July 19-21 (NYC) | Sophomores
Sophomores interested in investment banking will visit several organizations and network with Northwestern alumni and top professionals.
Learn more + apply >>
NCA Summer Career Treks: Various U.S. Cities
Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 19 (12 p.m.) | Treks: Late Summer | First-Year Undergraduate Students, Sophomores, Juniors
Want to learn more about career paths in marketing; media; government, law & policy; film & television; or startups & technology? 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 on career treks in late summer to New York City, Washington D.C., Los Angeles or San Francisco.
Learn more + apply >>


Deloitte’s StartUp NU Competition
Application Deadline: Sunday, April 2 | Competition: Wednesday, April 19-Friday, April 21 | Location: TBD | Undergraduate Students
Apply to join Deloitte’s innovation competition, in which student teams develop and pitch an original startup idea to a panel of judges. Learn more + link to apply in CareerCat (Events > Information Sessions) >>
Capital One’s Design for Community Design Thinking Workshop
Saturday, April 8 | 1-5 p.m. | Ford Design Studio, Room 1.230, Evanston | Undergraduate Students
Join this half-day session to learn more about the world of Design Thinking and partner with a Chicagoland non-profit to solve real problems in the community.
Learn more + RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>
Hire Big 10 Plus Virtual Career Fair
Wednesday, April 12 | All-Day Virtual Event | All Students
Meet more than 85 recruiters from organizations in a variety of industries 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.
Register + learn more >>
Employer list >>

Consulting Consortium
Saturday, April 1 | 1-4 p.m. | Norris, 2nd Floor | First-years, Sophomores, Juniors
Join this half-day event to learn more about consulting, the lifestyle, and the many opportunities within this industry. Consultants from 12 different firms will speak in panels, breakout sessions, and case workshops. Dress code is business casual. Presented by CASE and SCNO, and sponsored by Northwestern Career Advancement. RSVP >>
Sugar and Spice Summit
Saturday, April 1 | 11 a.m. | Harris Hall (1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston) | Undergraduate Students
Influential female food industry professionals (chefs, food writers, food critics, social media personalities, and CEOs) from the Chicagoland area and beyond will tell their stories, discuss trends, and network with Northwestern students, specifically female undergrads, interested in pursuing careers in all aspects of the food industry. Cost: $13; includes coffee, breakfast, lunch and dessert. Financial concerns should not prevent any student from attending. If the cost of attendance is a concern please email Laura Myers, Co-sponsored by Northwestern Career Advancement.
Learn more + register >>
Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI)
Fall Deadline: Saturday, April 1* | Undergraduate Students
Apply to participate in international internships with community-based organizations in Africa, Latin America and India as part of The Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI), offered by the Buffett Institute for Global Studies. Internships take place in summer (June 12–August 17) or fall (September 11–December 9). *Please note that the deadline for summer programs was March 1, but applications will continue to be reviewed until sites fill. Learn more >> | Apply >>
2017 Lime Connect Fellowship Program
Application Deadline: Sunday, April 2 | Sophomores with disabilities (visible or invisible)
The Lime Connect Fellowship Program guides fellows through the summer internship recruitment process and connects them with Lime Connect’s corporate partners: IBM, Google, Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg, Unilever, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Microsoft, and PwC. The Fellowship Program kicks off with a leadership & development symposium in New York in late July. Learn more + apply >>
Careers for Humanities Majors: An Alumni Panel
Tuesday, April 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Guild Lounge, Scott Hall, Room 117 | Undergraduate Students
Hear WCAS alumni share how their humanities major prepared them for their career and informs their success. Lunch will be served. Presented by WCAS Student-Alumni Engagement.
Learn more + RSVP (required) >>
Master of Science in Law Program Open House: Preparing STEM majors for careers in law, business and technology
Saturday, April 8 | 10 a.m. | Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law (375 East Chicago Ave., Chicago) | All Students
Learn more about the program >> | RSVP >>
Summer Venture in Management Program (sponsored by Harvard Business School)
Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 3 | Program: June 17-23 | Harvard Business School, Boston, MA | Rising Seniors
SVMP is a one-week residential educational program for rising college seniors (who have completed their junior year by June 2017) designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education. Participants are members of groups typically underrepresented in business schools and corporate America. HBS covers all program costs and, if needed, travel costs.
Learn more about the program and criteria >>

NCA Summer Career Treks: Applications Now Open


Application deadline: Wednesday, April 19 | Treks: Late Summer | Open to Current Undergraduate First-year Students, Sophomores and Juniors

Want to learn more about career paths in marketing; media; government, law & policy; film & television; or startups & technology? Join Northwestern Career Advancement for Career Treks 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.

Learn more + Apply:

Money Matters Week – April 3-7, 2017

In collaboration with the Quest Scholars Network and Student Enrichment Services, Money Matters Week is back! Started in 2014, Money Matters Week was created to encourage authentic discussions and shed light around the topic of identity, class, and income at Northwestern.

Money Matters kicks-off next week on Monday, April 3rd. The week is filled with exciting programming for any student, staff, or faculty member interested in digging deep into the low-income and/or first-generation experience. For full details, please visit the Money Matters page on our website.

Students, Staff, and Faculty are welcome to attend all events.


Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Apply for Kaplan co-sponsorship

Application deadline: April 7, 2017

Northwestern faculty and graduate students: Apply for funding for humanities-related programming that targets a broad, interdisciplinary campus audience.

Click here for funding guidelines and application instructions.

Questions? Email Jill Mannor at


Cowboyistan: The Social Costs of Fracking

Toni Jensen (Métis; English/University of Arkansas)

March 31, 2017
4:00 pm

University Hall #201

Toni Jensen is author of the short story collection From the Hilltop, published through the Native Storiers Series at the University of Nebraska Press. She will present a fiction reading and discussion about pipelines, fracking, and violence against Indigenous women.

Free and open to the public. For the full lineup of Debt Dialogues, go to


GESI Fall deadline extended to April 1!

Are you looking for an internship this summer or fall?

Let GESI help! The fall deadline has been extended to April 1! We place students in international internships with community-based organizations in Africa, Latin America and India. You’ll be working on issues you care about alongside local people – we have placements available in areas such as global health, social enterprise, education, environmental sustainability, income generation, sustainable technology, and more!

Here are the GESI basics-

What: The Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI), offered by the Buffett Institute for Global Studies at Northwestern University

Who: Any undergraduate or recent graduate seeking hands-on field experience with comprehensive academic preparation.

Where: Fall –

  • The site in Guatemala has particular strengths in social enterprise and economic development
  • Interns in India often work on projects related to health, women’s empowerment, and income generation
  • In Kenya, there are numerous opportunities in environment, sustainable agriculture, and education

Summer – Limited spaces may still be available in Ghana and Uganda

When: Summer (June 12 – August 17) or Fall (September 11– December 9)

Why: So many reasons!

  • Two (summer) or four (fall) Northwestern course credits for coursework focused on international development
  • Meaningful cultural immersionthrough homestays
  • On-the-ground professionalexperience
  • An opportunity to help spark change by working with and learning from community members on the ground
  • Lifelong friendshipswith passionate students from around the country, and with development partners around the world

Start your application now!

The deadline for the fall programs is extended to April 1. The deadline for summer programs is March 1, but we will continue reviewing applications until the sites fill.

You can start by visiting the GESI website to learn about the program and read about past students’ work with local organizations. Then, start completing the online application. Before you know it, you’ll be getting on the plane, ready to start an incredible experience with GESI.

Have questions?

Contact us at the GESI office by phone (847.467.2689) or email (

We hope to hear from you soon!



Meghan Ozaroski

Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI)

Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Northwestern University | | 847.467.2689

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GESI is offered in partnership with the Foundation for Sustainable Development, Social Entrepreneur Corps, and Amizade.

NCA Arts Administration Career Trek

Arts Administration Career Trek

Tuesday, Apr. 4 | 1-4 p.m. | Downtown Chicago
Want to learn more about organizations and career paths in arts administration? Sign up to participate in NCA’s music-focused Arts Administration Career! Get an insider’s perspective from Northwestern alumni on what it’s like to work in arts administration at the Lyric Opera and the Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University. For questions, please contact Laura Myers,
Learn more + RSVP to workshops in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>