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WEEKLY EMAIL: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17

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SPOTLIGHT

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. The following industries still have space available; search the Job IDs below in CareerCat and submit your resume to sign up (first-come, first-served):

2017 Summer Internship Grant Program: Applications Now Open
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 through Tuesday, April 4, 2017 >>
RSVP to a March information session in CareerCat (Events > Info Sessions, labeled “Northwestern Career Advancement”) >>

Related Event: International Research and Internship Opportunities Workshop
Thursday, Feb. 23 | 6-8 p.m. | Buffett Conference Room (1902 Sheridan Rd) | All Undergraduate Students
Are you interested in researching or interning abroad? Are you applying for a supplemental URG grant or a SIGP grant? Buffett Institute Ambassadors who have received global research and internships grants, including SIGP and Buffett’s supplemental URG grant, will give overviews of the opportunities and what they were able to do with them. Hosted by the Buffett Institute.
Learn more + RSVP >>

 

NCA OPPORTUNITIES


Workshop: Is Your LinkedIn Profile Ready?
Tuesday, Feb. 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Tech M152 (2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston) | All Graduate Students
Learn about LinkedIn, including how to optimize your profile and network effectively at this LinkedIn workshop geared toward graduate students. Plus, get a free professional photo.
RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>

Navigating Careers in Finance
Tuesday, Feb. 21 | 6-8 p.m. | NCA Main Office (620 Lincoln Street) | 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’) >>

#TakeNUToWorkDay Twitter Takeover: Victor Shao (WCAS ’13, former ASG president), DoorDash
Thursday, Feb. 23 | Virtual Event | Approx. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | All Students
Join Victor Shao (WCAS ‘13), strategy and operations manager at on-demand food delivery startup DoorDash, as he live Tweets his workday for NCA’s #TakeNUToWorkDay Twitter Takeover. Follow @JobsforCats to see Victor’s workday and ask questions about his career path using the hashtag #TakeNUToWorkDay or #TNU2WD.
Learn more >>

Social Justice and Nonprofit Career Week
Monday, Mar. 6 – Thursday, Mar. 9 | All Students
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 >>

EMPLOYER ACTIVITY

Allstate Hackathon
Registration Deadline: Sunday, Feb. 19 | Competition: Monday, Feb. 20 – Sunday, Feb. 26 | All Students
Allstate is sponsoring a predictive modeling hackathon for students at universities across the country. Allstate will provide the data — your job is to use the data and your analytic skills to predict what’s going to happen next in the sequence of events. You’ll get to solve a real business problem, and you could walk away with up to $1,000!
Details + register >>
Questions? Hack@Allstate.com
Fellowship Opportunities
HBOAccess 2017 Writing Fellowship: Application Deadline: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Google Summer of Code: Application Deadline: Monday, March 20, 2017
Ericsson Innovation Awards 2017: Application Deadline: Friday, March 24, 2017

 

Ph.D. & Master’s Virtual Career Fair
Thursday, Mar. 2 | All-Day Virtual Event | Current Ph.D. & Master’s Students, Postdocs, Graduate Student Alumni
Northwestern is partnering with 45+ members of the Graduate Career Consortium for the Ph.D. & Master’s Virtual Career Fair. This one-day online career fair offers the opportunity for current Northwestern graduate students and alumni to connect with more than 40 employers seeking advanced-degree candidates in a range of career fields.
Register + learn more >> | FAQ >> | Employer list >>


Bender Virtual Career Fair: Employment for People with Disabilities

Wednesday, March 15 | All-Day Virtual Event | All Students
This virtual career fair is free for students and alumni with disabilities to meet employers across the nation online, including Deloitte, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Microsoft, POLITICO, PwC and more.
Register + learn more >>

RESOURCES

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 u.northwestern.edu 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 >>

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

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.
RSVP >>

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