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A Conversation with Chris Floyd ’87
Wednesday, Feb. 15 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Guild Lounge, Scott Hall Room 117 (601 University Pl, Evanston) | All Students
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. Co-Sponsored by NCA & Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences Student Alumni Engagement.

Workshop: Is Your LinkedIn Profile Ready?
Thursday, Feb. 16 | 6-7 p.m. | Slivka Hall, 2nd Floor Lounge (2332 Campus Drive, Evanston) | All Students
Learn about LinkedIn, including how to optimize your profile and network effectively. Plus, get a free professional photo. RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>


Northwestern Alumni-Student Mock Interview Program
Registration deadline: Sunday, Feb. 19
Program: Tuesday, Feb. 21 | Slots between 4:15-6:30 p.m. | NCA Interview Center (630 Lincoln) | All Undergraduate Students | Sign-up required, first-come, first-served
Sharpen your interview skills and practice your professional presentation in a one-on-one general or industry-specific interview with a Northwestern alum. Interview slots are 45 minutes in length. Co-sponsored by NCA and the Northwestern Alumni Association. Search Job IDs in CareerCat and submit your resume to sign up for one of the following industries (sign-ups are on a first-come, first-served basis):

Navigating Careers in Finance
Tuesday, Feb. 21 | 6-8 p.m. | NCA Main Office (620 Lincoln Street, Garden Level) | First- and second-year undergraduate students
Meet with representatives from a variety of finance firms to learn more about their roles, divisions, and day-to-day responsibilities. This round table event will focus on four key sectors: investment banking, investment management, sales & trading, and proprietary trading.
RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>

Careers in Publishing Panel

Wednesday, Feb. 22 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Norris, Wildcat Room | All Students
Explore the world of book publishing, glean career insights, and learn about industry trends from a panel of Northwestern alumni and professionals working in publishing.
RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Info Sessions, labeled as ‘Northwestern Career Advancement’) >>
Social Justice and Nonprofit Career Week
Monday, Mar. 6 – Thursday, Mar. 9
Explore careers in the social justice and nonprofit fields throughout the week of March 6. Co-sponsored by Social Justice Education. Events include:

Full details and RSVP instructions for each event >>


A sample of opportunities in CareerCat right now:

  • Breakthrough Collaborative | Summer 2017 Teaching Fellow | Internship | Education | CareerCat Job ID 135182 | Deadline: Feb. 24
  • Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago | Volunteer Research Intern | Healthcare | CareerCat Job ID 138013 | Deadline: May 11
  • Time Inc. | Associate Marketing Manager, Customer Management | Full-Time | Marketing | CareerCat Job ID 137997 | Deadline: Mar. 3

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 >>



Search local part-time and non-work study jobs on QuadJobs
QuadJobs is a central job portal specifically for part-time or one-off jobs in the communities surrounding campus as well as non-work study on-campus jobs. To get started, sign up with QuadJobs using your email address >>
Note: If you’re looking for internship opportunities and full-time positions, those can be found in CareerCat. Search internships and full-time opportunities in CareerCat >>


Application Deadline: Northwestern University Public Interest Program (NUPIP)
NUPIP is a one-year fellowship that helps train a new generation of leaders for social change through paid public interest work, professional development seminars, and mentorship with Northwestern alumni.
Learn more about NUPIP >>
Apply by Wednesday, Feb. 15 (11:59 p.m. CST) >>
NSBE Professional Panel
Saturday, Feb. 18 | 5-7 p.m. | Norris, Northwestern Room | All Undergraduate Students
Connect with alumni across all fields and hear valuable advice about classes, networking, interviewing, and more. Hosted by the Junior Executive Board of the National Society of Black Engineers.
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.
Learn more and register (only a few spots left!) >>