NCA’s Winter Internship & Job Fair: Jan. 23 & 24

Northwestern Career Advancement presents: Two-day Winter 2018 Internship & Job Fair
Jan. 23 & 24, 12-4 p.m., Norris Center, 2nd Floor

Meet 80+ employers in a variety of industries over two days. Different employers will attend each day, hiring for both internships and full-time opportunities. Bring your Wildcard and copies of your resume; dress code is business casual. Open to Northwestern undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni. View event details on NCA’s website.

NEW! NCA introduces a new way to navigate the Winter Career Fair: The Fairs App! Download “Fairs App” on the App Store or Google Play and search “Northwestern University” to view the employer list and profiles, locate employers using select criteria, and get real-time fair updates and prep tips.

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Excellent funded research opportunity for Communication students

In what ways is machismo within the hip-hop community in Quito, Ecuador and associated gender and sexual violence a public health concern?

 What are concrete manifestations of women’s empowerment in rural Costa Rica, and what different strategies promote gender equality education and community participation for men and women?

 How can a community-based organization work to ensure participation and involvement of persons with disabilities in democratic processes in Uganda?

 What factors contribute to the gulf between educational/economic redevelopment actors and the residents within the community in McDowell County, Central Appalachia?

What are contributing factors to the high dropout rate in the Costa Rican educational system at transitional stages?

 These are just a few of the many community-based research questions undergraduates can explore this summer through partnership with organizations around the world. The Buffett Institute’s Community-Based Research Fellowship is for students interested in spending their summer applying classroom knowledge to real-world issues and supporting community-driven initiatives. 

Community-based research (CBR) combines community knowledge and university knowledge to address global issues through actionable research.  This fellowship is open to undergraduates from all academic disciplines with prior field experience. CBR fellows receive methods training and up to $7,500 for travel, living expenses, and stipend. Application opens December 11, and is due February 1, 2018. Learn more and hear from alums about their experience at an information session on Friday, January 19th, 2 pm – 3 pm at 1800 Sherman Ave, Suite 1-200.

If you have questions, please contact Emory Erker-Lynch at


The Humanities Plunge – Spring Break 2018

FREE, 1/2-course credit and open to all NU undergraduates — all majors, schools, and years are welcome.

FIVE DAYS of Chicago theatre, art, music, architecture, and history, guided by expert scholars and artists!

You’ll look at how the city tells its stories by the ways culture is presented and performed, peeking behind the scenes at major cultural institutions • sampling new foods in new neighborhoods • attending author readings and workshops • taking a curated tour of Chicago via private “L” train • and TONS MORE! 

Application deadline: January 29, 2018

Watch a Plunge video and apply at:

GESI deadline approaching on Jan 15!

GESI is a study abroad program that combines hands on learning with a homestay family, academic coursework, and cultural immersion. Work alongside a grassroots organization to implement change in work areas like women’s empowerment, income generation, sustainability, and micro-finance. Apply by January 15 to be considered for a GESI scholarship, if eligible. Acceptance is rolling. GESI locations are Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, Uganda, and Vietnam. Open to all majors.
Global Engagement Office
Hear an alum voice on why you should do GESI.

UR@NU ~ Time to start thinking about summer plans

    Office of Undergraduate Research (UR@NU) Winter Break Announcement

Interested in going beyond what you learned in your textbooks? Whether you want to gain expertise in a topic related to your major/career goals, or you want to explore a new interest outside of your major/career goals, the world of RESEARCH is for you! While there is so much you can do with research, we don’t expect you to know how to do it or even how to start. That’s why our office is dedicated to advising students on all aspects of the research process. Regardless of if you have a clear idea of what you would like to do, or if you just have interests that you want to pursue, we are here for you! We know that now is a time that students start to think about summer plans. As we head into break, we encourage all students to take advantage of the time to explore their own interests and goals. To help with that process, there are some steps you can take below! Some things you can do over winter break: 1. Look through the Global and Research Opportunities database for grants, labs, study abroad programs, and other things that interest you! 2. Watch the Grant Man YouTube series to see the story of students going through the process of creating projects for summer research grants 3. Attend a “What is Research?” workshop at the beginning of winter quarter to learn about what research can do for you and how to find a lab to do it in! RSVP to save your spot and put it on your calendar! What is Research? Friday January 12th @ 12-1pm Kresge 2-410 Wednesday January 12th @ 5-6pm Annenberg G32 Finally, schedule an appointment to talk to an Undergraduate Research Advisor. No matter what stage you’re at, we are here to help!   Application for summer 2018 grants   

Exciting NU Entrepreneurship Opportunities – Winter 2018

Dear Student, We are exciting to announce the following Farley Center entrepreneurship opportunities for Winter 2018. NEW Undergraduate Minor in Entrepreneurship — Earn your minor in just 8 Classes (5 Core, 3 Elective) Click here to learn more. Farley Center Winter 2018 Courses Promote your career and learn how to take your artistic/creative talent to the professional level. Learn the accounting essentials you’ll need keep any business on track. Work with a variety of promising NU startups and learn Scrum at The Garage.  NUvention: Web + Media (ENTREP 473) — Tuesdays, 2-5 PM | The Garage Turn your innovative web or media idea into a business with this experiential, team-oriented 2-quarter course.  NEW Innovate for Impact (ENTREP 395-0-4) — Thursdays, 930 AM – 1230 PM | ITW Classroom Learn how to launch market-based ventures that address unmet societal and environmental. Questions? Email Elizabeth Gabel at We look forward to seeing you in class this winter! -The Farley Center Team

Navigating Careers in Arts Admin Panel 11/16 at 5pm

Navigating Careers in Arts Administration Panel Date: Thursday, November 16 Time: 5:30-7:00pm Location: Norris, Northwestern Room B This event will be a good opportunity for students to explore the world of arts administration, gain career insights, and learn about industry trends. Students will be able to ask questions during the panel, and there will be time for 1-on-1 networking at the end. Participating alumni include:
  • Lindsay Bosch ’04, Block Museum of Art, Marketing Communications Manager
  • Erica Denner ’18 MSLOC, Museum of Contemporary Art, Assistant Director HR
  • Mercedes Rohlfs ’99, Ravinia Festival, Associate Director of Development, Major Gifts
  • AJ Roy ’15, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Development Coordinator
  • Laura Sauer ’08, ’10, ’14, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Audience Development Coordinator and Editor
This event is open to all Northwestern undergraduate and graduate students. RSVP in CareerCat (Events>Workshops tab). Questions? Email