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NCA Career News: Education career fair, employer visits, mini mock interviews + more!

Announcements  \  NCA Programming  \  Graduate/Professional Program Info Sessions  \  Employer Activity  \  Other Opportunities
In this week’s email, you’ll find: 


  • Alternate Careers in Education (ACE) Panel & Career Fair Oct. 12
  • Professional attire opportunity with the Career Development Fund

NCA Programming

  • Networking small group advising for international students
  • NCA mini mock interviews
  • Job/internship search in advertising, marketing and public relations

Graduate/Professional Program Information Sessions

  • University of Virginia Law School
  • Columbia Law School
  • Harvard Law School

Employer Activity

  • Employer information sessions
  • Business casual v. business professional dress code
  • Quiet room reservations

Other Opportunities

  • NAA Career Webinars
  • LSAC’s Annual Law School Forum in downtown Chicago
  • Chicago Field Studies: Winter ‘18 application extended to Oct. 20


Alternate Careers in Education (ACE) Panel and Career Fair
Thursday, Oct. 12 | 12-3 p.m. (Panel: 12-12:45 p.m. in Norris, Big Ten Room – 1st Floor, Career Fair immediately following: 12:45-3 p.m. in Norris, Lake Room – 2nd Floor) | All Students
Interested in working in the field of education? Explore education organizations that hire across all majors and offer programs that can lead to certification. Bring your Wildcard and copies of your resume. No registration required – simply stop by the panel, the fair, or both! Learn more | View the list of employers in CareerCat (Events > Career Fairs) >>

Career Development Fund opportunity
The Career Development Fund supports travel to job/internship interviews, travel to graduate school interviews, travel and registration for professional career events, and the purchase of interview attire for undergraduate students with financial need. New opportunity: DXL, the nation’s premier men’s clothing store for top brands in XL sizes, has partnered with the Career Development Fund (CDF) to provide suits from their store to students with financial need. Suits fit a 38” waist (or up) or a height of 6’4” (or taller). Students may apply to CDF to take advantage of this opportunity. Learn more >>


Networking Small Group Advising for International Students
Monday, Oct. 9 | 12-1 p.m. | International Office (630 Dartmouth Pl, Evanston)
Get questions answered about how to network for your US internship or job search in this small group advising session. RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>

NCA Mini Mock Interviews
Tuesday, Oct. 10 | Timeslots between 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Norris, Wildcat Room | Undergraduate & Master’s Students
Practice your interviewing skills with an experienced member of the NCA team. During a 30-minute mini-mock interview you will have the opportunity to practice behavioral and personal experience-based interview questions and receive fast feedback on your strengths and areas for improvement. Dress code is casual.
RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>

Job/Internship Search in Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
Wednesday, Oct. 18 | 5-6 p.m. | Norris, Wildcat Room | All Undergraduate Students
Are you searching for a full-time job or an internship in advertising, marketing and public relations? Learn strategies for finding opportunities, when to start your search, and insider tips shared by recruiters in these fields. RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>


Law School Info Sessions
Admissions representatives will give an overview of the law school and application process, as well as answer any questions. Open to all Northwestern students. RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>

  • University of Virginia Law School | Monday, Oct. 9 | 12-1 p.m. | Norris, Wildcat Room
  • Columbia Law School | Monday, Oct. 9 | 4-5 p.m. | Norris, Louis Room North
  • Harvard Law School | Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Norris, Wildcat Room


Below find next week’s employer information sessions, coffee chats, and networking events. Log into CareerCat (Events > Information Sessions) for complete details, intended audience and to RSVP. Please note: Times and locations are subject to change, so please check details in CareerCat the day of the event to confirm.

While the dress code for all information sessions, networking nights, and coffee chats is business casual, the dress code for interviews is still business professional.

  • Monday, Oct. 9: IBM (Summit Sales Program), IRI
  • Tuesday, Oct. 10: Zillow Group, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Lockin China, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Wednesday, Oct. 11: DigitasLBI, Allstate Insurance, IBM (Global Business Services, consulting team), Visa (non-tech internships and full-time opportunities)
  • Thursday, Oct. 12: PwC Strategy&* (internships), Oliver Wyman (Case internship workshop)
  • Friday, Oct. 13: Visa (internship and full-time)

*Denotes an NCA corporate sponsor

Room reservations for virtual interviews
Do you need a quiet space to conduct a virtual interview via phone or Skype? Interview rooms are available in NCA’s Interview Center at 630 Lincoln St. Email to reserve a room.


Northwestern Alumni Association: Career Webinars

LSAC’s Annual Law School Forum in Downtown Chicago
Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 1-6 p.m. | Palmer House Hilton, 17 East Monroe Street (Chicago) | All Students
Chat with representatives from over 175 law schools and attend workshops on the law school application process. Learn more & register >>

Chicago Field Studies: Winter ‘18 Application Extended to Oct. 20
Chicago Field Studies (CFS) is an academic internship program that helps you achieve your goals through a CFS course and helps you gain internship experience, building your skills and insight into what you might want to do next. CFS has internships in many fields and helps you throughout the search process.
Learn moreUpcoming information sessions >>