Career Programs, Information Sessions and Events

Careers in Education Panel & Discussion 
Tuesday, February 24, 7-8 p.m.; Norris, Rock Room 
RSVP required in CareerCat (Events > Info Sessions)
Join alumni from Teach For America and Northwestern’s Master of Science in Education program to learn more about the wide variety of pathways you can pursue in the field of education – teaching, nonprofit work, educational technology, administration, etc.

Information about alumni panelists:
Brittany Croone is a 2013 McCormick alum and currently serves as a Special Educator at Perspectives High School of Technology.

Dr. Timothy Dohrer is director of the Master of Science in Education Program here in SESP at NU. He has a master’s degree in English from Northwestern (1995) and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Penn State University (1999).

Chris Moy graduated from Northwestern in 2007 and currently serves as a teacher, grade level chair, and network teacher leader for elementary science in Chicago Public Schools. This will be his seventh year of teaching, and he remains in his Teach For America placement school.

Nadija Rieser is a 2012 WCAS alum. After teaching with Teach for America Chicago, she joined eSpark Learning as a New Partnerships Associate.

Lindsey Snyder is a 2009 graduate of the Northwestern M.S.Ed. program. She currently works as the director of Informal Science Services at the Illinois Science Teacher Association.

Summer Internship Grant Program Information Sessions and Drop-In Hours
Thursday, February 26, 4-5 p.m.; Norris, Northwestern Room
Wednesday, March 4, 12-4 p.m.; 630 Lincoln St. (drop-in hours)

Are you seeking financial support for an unpaid internship this summer? Join NCA to get an overview of The Summer Internship Grant Program (SIGP) and the application process. SIGP provides a $3000 stipend to undergraduate students participating in unpaid internships this summer and offers career development support from Northwestern Career Advancement. Applications accepted through Tuesday, April 7.

Coming Soon! Nonprofit Week: March 9 – 13th
Live a life of purpose in government, education, cultural and social mission institutions 
Calling all public policy, non-profit, social mission driven students! Ready to learn from fellow ‘Cats, explore career opportunities and advance your future in these industries? Save March 9 – 13th for Nonprofit Week. Each day of this week there will be events and opportunities including: Chicago career trek to visit employers, alumni lunch and learn, job hunt strategies, alumni career path stories and even internship/job postings right to your inbox. More details to come in the next Friday email.

Graduate and Academic Program Information Sessions and Resources

Master of Science in Law Information Session Webinar
Friday, February 27, 12 p.m.
The Master of Science in Law (MSL) is a one-year master’s program for STEM-graduates and professionals offered by the Northwestern University School of Law. The MSL provides focused, business-centered legal training in the areas of intellectual property/patents, entrepreneurship/business law, and regulation, with full- and part-time options. Join the webinar to learn more about the MSL and to ask questions. Open to undergraduate and graduate students in STEM fields and post-docs in STEM fields. No RSVP required. For more information about the MSL, please visit the website.

Webinar Instructions: 
Please join the webinar using either your computer or your telephone:
Phone: Dial +1 (312) 878-3080
Access Code: 229-242-453

 Remote exam proctoring for students with summer internship/spring final schedule conflicts 
If you have a summer internship that begins before final exam week ends this spring (June 8-12), talk with your faculty members or NCA career advisors about options for exam proctoring. Students have taken final exams remotely for a fee at testing centers such as Sylvan Learning Center or Kaplan Test Prep, an option conditional on individual faculty member approval.

Best wishes for career success,
Northwestern Career Advancement

Summer Funding for Mentored Research or Creative Projects–2015

Summer Funding for Mentored Research or Creative Projects–2015

If you are thinking about a summer research or creative project and know of a faculty member who might be willing to supervise it, you can apply for financial support. Both Northwestern’s Office of Undergraduate Research (URG) and the School of Communication administer Summer Undergraduate Research Grants for up to $3000 to cover research and living expenses for full-time summer projects. But you need to follow up on this soon, the deadline for proposals is March 13, 2015.

Typical projects include working on some aspect of a faculty member’s research, serving as production assistant, conducting a content analysis, or searching an archive.  Other types of research or creative activities could certainly meet program requirements.  However, SoC summer grants cannot be used to cover production or performance expenses, which are funded by programs administered through SoC departments. Your faculty advisor for the project should be an NU faculty member, but their appointment need not be in the School of Communication.

Prepare your application according to NU Office of Undergraduate Research criteria for summer grants at this link:

Proposals that are not funded through the campus-wide Office of Undergraduate Research program will be considered for SoC funding if they were submitted prior to the campus-wide deadline and reviewed.

Read more about the School of Communication summer URGs at this link, scroll down to SoC Summer Grant Awards:

New York Festivals 2015 Torch Awards Open for Entries

New York Festivals 2015 Torch Awards Open for Entries

 New York, NY – January 12, 2015: The 2015 Torch Awards is now open for entry. New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising invites young creative talent from the ages of 18-25 to take part in the second annual Torch Awards, a unique competition that explores a creative challenge each year and offers mentor training on how to pitch their idea. This year’s challenge is a 60-second video.

For the 2015 Torch Awards, New York Festivals® has partnered with The Project Solution, an international nonprofit organization that collaborates with small, like-minded nonprofits around the world that require small grants to fund a critical infrastructure project in their region.

“New York Festivals partnered with The Project Solution because we are impressed by their international reach and commitment to community, as well as their ability to funnel 100% of the donations received directly into their projects,” said Alisun Armstrong, Executive Director, Torch Awards. “And with entries and judges coming from more than 70 countries every year, the New York Festivals family extends to the four corners of the world; these projects have a very real, meaningful impact on individuals, yet affect us all.”

Entrants in the 60-Second Spot Challenge will be presenting their creative concept for a one-minute video promoting The Project Solution’s “Subscription for Change” program, and competing for the chance to see their work go live. The video will communicate to people how they can make a real difference in the lives of others by creating a video to assist The Project Solution’s mission.

Five Finalist Teams will be invited to New York City to present their ideas. Before they head into the pitch, they’ll fine-tune their work during an intensive work session with their mentor—a member of the New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising Executive Jury. The teams will have 10 minutes to pitch their idea to an exclusive jury panel including members of The Project Solution team and members of the New York Festivals Executive Jury.

The Torch Awards was launched in 2014 to champion young creative talent. Young creatives are encouraged to enter and review a brief outlining a marketing opportunity to assist The Project Solution and a chance to see their campaign selected to go live.

There is no entry fee for the Torch Awards. Teams of two to four people 18-25 may enter.

The Project Solution, a nonprofit, was founded in 2009 and started with the simple idea of creating a community of donors to help a community in need. They collaborate with small, like-minded nonprofits around the world that require small grants to fund a critical infrastructure project in their region. Their philosophy is centered on the idea that small solutions can make a big impact. With a dedicated group of annual donors, their focus is on completing projects that offer long-term change.

The 2015 Torch Awards submission deadline is March 13th. Finalist teams will be announced on April 9th. Finalist teams will convene in New York City May 20th and the winning team will be announced live and will accept their trophy at the New York Show on May 21st.

For more information please visit the Torch Awards: HERE, or to enter click: HERE. For more information on The Project Solution visit

All press inquiries are welcome and should be directed to Gayle Mandel:  Ph: 1 212 643 4800

About International Awards Group, LLC

International Awards Group, LLC Organizes Advertising & Programming Competitions for the following brands:


AME Awards World’s Best Advertising & Marketing Effectiveness

The Global Awards World’s Best Healthcare & Wellness Advertising

Midas Awards World’s Best Financial Advertising

New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising

New York Festivals World’s Best Radio Programs

New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Films

Entries to each of the competitions are judged around the world by panels of peers in their respective industries. For more information, go to

About The Torch Awards

New York Festivals® created the Torch Awards as an expression of our commitment to the development and promotion of the next generation of creative talent. We’ve harnessed the power, knowledge, and experience of our World’s Best Advertising℠ Executive Jury to not only promote the mission of an important nonprofit organization, but also to help young creatives learn some of the most difficult exercises in the advertising industry.

About The Project Solution

The Project Solution: 5 years, 22 projects, 11 countries, over 12,000 lives changed. Founded in 2009, the nonprofit was started with the simple idea of creating a community of donors to help a community in need with a philosophy that is centered around the idea that small solutions can make a big impact.

Next Week at NCA

Northwestern Career Advancement invites you to meet with company/organization representatives at the following information sessions and events on the Northwestern campus next week. Please log into CareerCat and access the “Events > Info Sessions” tab to RSVP and to confirm the time and location the day of the event, as they are subject to change.


 Monday, February 16
Surgical Care Affiliates

 Tuesday, February 17
NU Alumni Relations and Development

 Wednesday, February 18
JANVEST Capital Partners


 Summer Internship Grant Program application period starts Monday, Feb. 16
Do you need financial support for an unpaid internship this summer? The Summer Internship Grant Program (SIGP) provides a $3000 stipend to undergraduate students participating in unpaid internships this summer and offers career development support from Northwestern Career Advancement. Applications accepted Monday, February 16 through Tuesday, April 7. Learn more:

Midwest Law School Virtual Fair
Wednesday, February 18
Planning to apply to law school in the Midwest? This virtual fair will allow you to get admissions questions answered by representatives from 25+ law schools across the Midwest. Chat times for each school vary throughout the day; visit the website for complete details.




Get help with your Summer Undergraduate Research Grant application!

Writing a grant proposal is a special kind of writing. The Office of Undergraduate Research is here to help.


Summer URGs provide $3,000 stipends for 8-week independent projects. Application deadline March 13, 2015. GET STARTED NOW!!!

Read about Summer URGs.