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NCA Career News: Startup recruiting panel, career ambassador application deadline + more

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    Become an NCA Career Ambassador Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 26 | Undergraduate First-Year Students, Sophomores, Juniors Apply to join the NCA team as a Career Ambassador for the 2017-18 academic year. The Career Ambassador program serves as a bridge between NCA and the Northwestern student population to increase students’ awareness of and engagement with NCA’s services and events. This is a paid position at $10/hr, and can be work-study or non-work-study. Exact hours may vary. Apply in CareerCat (Search Job ID 140042) >>
    Startup Recruiting Panel Tuesday, April 25 | 4-5 p.m. | NCA’s Main Office (620 Lincoln St., Evanston) | All Students Hear from a panel of recruiters from different startups as they discuss what they look for in potential hires so you can stand out in the application process. RSVP by April 24 in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >> Tell Us About Yourself: Using Your Story to Drive Your Career Wednesday, April 26 | 5-6 p.m. | Norris, Arch Room | All Students Want to stand out from other candidates in the job search process? This interactive workshop focuses on the classic interview question, “tell me about yourself” and how to tell your unique story and stand out to employers. Learn more + RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >> PROGRAMS & ANNOUNCEMENTS  
    Introducing NCA’s new Career Adviser to Doctoral Students NCA welcomes Elysse Longiotti, assistant director and career adviser to doctoral students, to the career advising team. Elysse provides individual career advising and programming to doctoral students enrolled in TGS academic programs on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses and works closely with academic departments, TGS administrators, and graduate student groups to build and develop services and programs tailored to the TGS student population. Elysse will be holding advising hours in Evanston beginning April 26. She will be on the Chicago campus every Tuesday from 12-5 p.m. beginning May 2. Schedule an appointment with Elysse on either campus in CareerCat | Learn more about Elysse
    Advanced Degree Consulting Career Trek Apply by Sunday, April 23 | Trek: Friday, May 5 | 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (exclusive of travel time to/from the city) | PhD students interested in consulting with a graduation date of June 2018 or later Explore the field of consulting through an advanced degree lens with visits to the Chicago offices of both McKinsey and Boston Consulting Group. Learn more about different roles within management consulting, the recruiting process, and connect with industry professionals. Space is limited; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all spaces are filled. Apply in CareerCat (Search Job ID 140445) >>   Graduate Students: Is Your LinkedIn Profile Ready? Thursday, April 27 | Tech M120 (2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston) | 4-5 p.m. | All Graduate Students Learn about LinkedIn, including how to optimize your profile and network effectively, and get a free professional photo at this session specifically for graduate students. RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >> Alumni Mock Interview Night Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 4 | Program: Tuesday, May 9 | Slots between 4:15-6:30 p.m. | NCA Interview Center (630 Lincoln) | Undergraduate Students Practice your interview skills in a one-on-one general or industry-specific interview with a Northwestern alum. Interview slots are approximately 45 minutes in length. Co-sponsored by NCA and the NAA. Search Job IDs in CareerCat and submit your resume to sign up for one of the following industries (first-come, first-served): Career Development Fund 2016-17 Application Close Date The last date to submit applications to the Career Development Fund for the 2016-2017 academic year is May 11, 2017. Applications will be accepted and reviewed weekly until that date. The Career Development Fund is coordinated by NCA and provides funding to support or supplement the career development needs of undergraduate students with financial need. Learn more >> EMPLOYER ACTIVITY On-Campus Information Sessions Check the time and location in CareerCat (Events > Information Sessions) the day of the session, as they are subject to change. Monday, April 24 Disney Animation | All Students | Details + RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Information Sessions) >> Important note about finance recruiting events: Bulge bracket and boutique investment banks will be on campus this spring for information sessions, coffee chats, workshops, and other engagement opportunities. If you are interested in learning more about these firms, their available roles, and recruiting processes, we would encourage you to attend these events; these firms will not be hosting recruiting events on campus this fall. See more sessions this spring in CareerCat (Events > Information Sessions). Tuesday, April 25 J.P. Morgan | Undergraduate Students | Details + RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Information Sessions) >> Wednesday, April 26 Lazard Freres & Co. | Sophomores | Details + RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Information Sessions) >> Thursday, April 27 Jump Trading (Coffee Chats) | Sophomores & Juniors | Details + RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Information Sessions) >> Sample of Job/Internship Opportunities in CareerCat
    • Follett Corporation (educational products, services and technology) | eCommerce Specialist (Full-Time) | Deadline: May 14 | CareerCat Job ID 140600
    • Chicago Literacy Alliance | Development Intern | Deadline: May 26 | CareerCat Job ID 140546
    • Procured Health | Medical Device Research Intern | Deadline: June 10 | CareerCat Job ID 140583
    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 >> OTHER OPPORTUNITIES Voices of Experience Alumni Panel Discussions: Opportunities to Study & Work Abroad – Fellowships & Fulbrights (Hosted by The Forum for Languages and Cultures in the Buffett Institute)
    • Research & Teaching Assistantships Abroad – Humanities & Performing Arts Monday, April 24 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Kresge Centennial Hall Room 1515 (1880 Campus Drive, Evanston) | All Undergraduate Students | Pizza & Pop Provided | RSVP >>
    • Fulbright Research & Teaching Assistantship – From Albania to Zambia Thursday, May 4 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Kresge Centennial Hall Room 1515 (1880 Campus Drive, Evanston) | All Undergraduate Students | Pizza & Pop Provided | RSVP >>
    Hospitality Hires Chicago Friday, April 28 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Palmer House (17 E. Monroe St., Chicago, IL) | All Students Interested in working in hospitality and tourism? Join this event to meet 50 companies in the industry—primarily hotels as well as some restaurant, retail, and miscellaneous hospitality-related businesses. Full- and part-time positions include everything from assistant general manager and sales manager to customer service representative and administrative assistant. Summer Venture in Management Program (sponsored by Harvard Business School) Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 3 | Program: June 17-23 | Harvard Business School, Boston, MA | Rising Seniors SVMP is a one-week residential educational program for rising college seniors (who have completed their junior year by June 2017) designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education. Participants are members of groups typically underrepresented in business schools and corporate America. HBS covers all program costs and, if needed, travel costs. Learn more about the program and criteria >>   Explore Leadership Opportunities in English Language Programs Application Deadline: Friday, April 28 | 5 p.m. | International PhD Students

Disney Animation Information Session

Disney Animation Information Session Monday, April 24 5:30-7:00 PM Northwestern Career Advancement Garden Level at 620 Lincoln Street Join members of the Disney Animation team for a presentation about the variety of internship and post-grad apprenticeship opportunities with the studio that created Frozen, Zootopia, Moana, and now Wreck-it Ralph 2 (working title). RSVP in CareerCat > Events > Info Sessions

PLUS Sessions Start this Sunday, April 16

This is just a brief reminder that PLUS will start for the spring quarter this Sunday, April 16. PLUS runs through June 4, from 3-5 pm, in Shepard Engagement Center, Room B25. Free food is available for attendees! PLUS is a drop-in study session, where students can study alone, or with classmates, and peer leaders (students who have taken and done well in the course) are available to answer questions and facilitate problem-solving. PLUS provides support in the following courses this quarter:
  • Biol 215, 308
  • Chem 103, 210
  • Math 214, 224, 230
  • Physics 130-3, 135-1, 135-3
  • Stat 210
Pilot 1-to-1 tutoring: Students can sign up for a 25-minute 1-to-1 session with a math or econ leader while at PLUS. This feature is first-come, first-served: students can sign up when they arrive. (For Math and Econ 201/202 only.) PLUS is available as a supplementary resource to office hours with professors and TAs. Many professors recommend that students form study groups to do practice problems or review material, and PLUS can provide a way for students to find an informal group to work with, in a relaxed setting with a leader available if needed.  

Looking to showcase your film, talent, artistic project? – How about the NU-UR -Creative Arts Festival…

Five years ago a number of students collaborated with the Office of Undergraduate Research to make the Creative Arts Festival.  It is the largest student artistic showcase on campus, and it is the only place where all of the different arts come together.  The Creative Arts Festival at Northwestern brings together undergraduate artists from any discipline to share recent projects, receive constructive feedback, and present collaborative new work. It ends up like an old time variety show with a poetry reading followed by a singer-songwriter followed by a student film, a dance, and a stage reading of a new play.  We even showcase visual arts in the space.  We want you to consider submitting your work to showcase. There are two ways to play!  If you already have a piece (or an excerpt), you can apply to present that.  It will give your work a wider showcase, and you will get feedback (and maybe awards) from our professional jury (in past years it even included an Academy Award winning writer/director). However, we also want to encourage you to use the Festival to create something entirely new, especially in collaboration with students in other arts disciplines. A small dance ensemble performing with a jazz trio? A visual artist painting live in response to a live solo musical performance? An actor performing a monologue from a class workshop while a film major projects custom visuals? Where mediums intersect, the sky’s the limit! Create the work (with your friends!) that you have always wanted to make – we’ll provide the venue for you to share it with your peers! More info on the Creative Arts Festival can be found here. Performance times are generally 5-10 minutes.  The Festival is May 31st at 8pm in the Struble Theater.  Applications (simply a short summary of your piece) are due by midnight on April 17th.  Please contact Peter Civetta at with any questions! Reach out to someone with whom you’ve been hoping to collaborate.  Reprise a piece that makes you proud. Convince your best friends to build a one-night-only interactive installation…. no matter your discipline, come join the show!

Nielsen is looking for candidates for their OTLP Program

Hi, My name is Ashley Jahren and I am a Technology Associate at Nielsen. My coworker, Cody Schiffer and I are part of the Operations and Technology Leadership Program (OTLP). OTLP is an accelerated leadership program at Nielsen focusing on the development and application of skills from Data Science, Technology, Engineering and Operations. This program challenges associates to tackle projects on the cutting edge of predictive marketing analytics. We are looking for innovators and problem solvers to help Nielsen  in this newly evolving field. We are currently accepting resumes for a dinner with Nielsen upper level management and OTLP leaders in the Evanston Area. You will have the opportunity to learn about Nielsen and the OTLP program while networking with upper level management and recent graduates. Submit 100 words about why you should attend to and send your resume to and by April 12th at 11:59PM. If you have any further questions or would like more information please don’t hesitate to reach out to or!

April 6th: New Media, Citizen Journalism and Politics in Turkey Political changes around the world are closely linked to the virtue and vice enabled by new media technologies and communication. Especially in countries, where conventional media outlets and journalists are censored, or opt for self-censorship out fear of repression, citizen journalism emerges as an alternative way of creating and dispersing news and information. What are the possibilities and limitations created by citizen media? What are its changing forms and function? Is crowdsourcing more democratic than the newsroom? What are the obligations of new media sources in curating or censoring false information? Zeynep Tufekci, the author of forthcoming “Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protests”, and associate professor in School of Information and Library Science at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill , and a regular contributor to NYT on technology, media and politics; and Engin Onder, cofounder of a citizen journalism platform in Turkey, 140journos, will speak on the role of new media in recent global political changes, in particular the experience of Turkey, where increasing access to technology both enables and helps battle political repression. Please join the Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program for a discussion on new media, citizen journalism and global politics. This event is co-sponsored with Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications.

WEEKLY EMAIL: FRIDAY, MARCH 31 – NCA Career News: SIGP deadline, Startup Career Fest, Consulting Boot Camp + more

Spotlight  \  Programs & Announcements  \  Career Treks  \  Employer Activity \  Other Opportunities
2017 Summer Internship Grant Program (SIGP): Application Deadline is Tuesday, April 4 Walk-In Hours for Application Review (no appt. required): Monday, April 3 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Norris, Arch Room 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 >>  
Northwestern Startup Career Fest Wednesday, April 5 | 12-4 p.m. | Norris, Second Floor | All Students Meet employers in the startup and technology sectors and learn about full-time and internship opportunities. Co-Sponsored by NCA, Engineering Career Development, Kellogg CMC, Epic, and Kellogg E-Club. Attire is business casual. Please bring your Wildcard and copies of your resume. Learn more >>
Consulting Boot Camp 2017 Monday, April 3-Friday, April 7 | Various times & locations on campus | First-year Undergraduate Students, Sophomores, Juniors Navigate the consulting field, prepare for internship or full-time recruitment, and grow your professional network at NCA’s Consulting Boot Camp. Five different workshops will be offered; attend as many or as few as you would like. Learn full details (including locations) + RSVP to workshops in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >> PROGRAMS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Dartmouth Tuck School of Business Bridge Program Informational Interviews & Information Session Informational Interviews: Wednesday, April 5 | 30-minute time slots between 8:30-11 a.m. | Norris, Chicago Room  Information Session: Wednesday, April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Wildcat Room B Learn more about Tuck Business Bridge, held at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, an immersion business program designed to prepare top liberal arts and science undergrads for challenging careers. Learn more + RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Information Sessions) >>   #TakeNUToWorkDay Instagram Takeover: Ani Schmidt (WCAS ‘08), Chicago History Museum Friday, April 7 | All Day Virtual Event | @NUCareerAdvance Instagram Follow @NUCareerAdvance on Instagram for our first #TakeNUToWorkDay Instagram Takeover on Friday, April 7. Ani Schmidt (WCAS ‘08), public programs coordinator at the Chicago History Museum, will give us a behind-the-scenes look at her work in museum education. Learn more >> Is your LinkedIn profile ready? Tuesday, April 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 1856 Orrington Lounge, Evanston | Undergraduate Students Learn about LinkedIn, including how to optimize your profile and network effectively. A LinkedIn campus ambassador will offer an insider’s perspective on how to utilize the site. Plus, get a free professional photo. Learn more + RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >> CAREER TREKS
Arts Administration Career Trek: Chicago Application Deadline: Monday, April 3 | Trek: Tuesday, April 4 | 1-4 p.m. | Downtown Chicago | Undergraduate Students Want to learn more about organizations and career paths in arts administration? Get an insider’s perspective from Northwestern alumni on what it’s like to work in arts administration at the Lyric Opera and the Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University. Learn more + RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >> Investment Banking Career Trek: Chicago and NYC Application Deadline: Friday, March 31 | Treks: June 1-2 (Chicago), July 19-21 (NYC) | Sophomores Sophomores interested in investment banking will visit several organizations and network with Northwestern alumni and top professionals. Learn more + apply >> NCA Summer Career Treks: Various U.S. Cities Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 19 (12 p.m.) | Treks: Late Summer | First-Year Undergraduate Students, Sophomores, Juniors Want to learn more about career paths in marketing; media; government, law & policy; film & television; or startups & technology? Get an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to work at some of the top employers in these industries while connecting with Northwestern alumni and industry professionals on career treks in late summer to New York City, Washington D.C., Los Angeles or San Francisco. Learn more + apply >>  
EMPLOYER ACTIVITY Deloitte’s StartUp NU Competition Application Deadline: Sunday, April 2 | Competition: Wednesday, April 19-Friday, April 21 | Location: TBD | Undergraduate Students Apply to join Deloitte’s innovation competition, in which student teams develop and pitch an original startup idea to a panel of judges. Learn more + link to apply in CareerCat (Events > Information Sessions) >> Capital One’s Design for Community Design Thinking Workshop Saturday, April 8 | 1-5 p.m. | Ford Design Studio, Room 1.230, Evanston | Undergraduate Students Join this half-day session to learn more about the world of Design Thinking and partner with a Chicagoland non-profit to solve real problems in the community. Learn more + RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >> Hire Big 10 Plus Virtual Career Fair Wednesday, April 12 | All-Day Virtual Event | All Students Meet more than 85 recruiters from organizations in a variety of industries online via chat sessions to learn about internship, job and co-op opportunities. This virtual event is free for students and alumni from 17 Hire Big 10 Plus Universities (including Northwestern) across all majors and degrees. Register + learn more >> Employer list >> OTHER OPPORTUNITIES Consulting Consortium Saturday, April 1 | 1-4 p.m. | Norris, 2nd Floor | First-years, Sophomores, Juniors Join this half-day event to learn more about consulting, the lifestyle, and the many opportunities within this industry. Consultants from 12 different firms will speak in panels, breakout sessions, and case workshops. Dress code is business casual. Presented by CASE and SCNO, and sponsored by Northwestern Career Advancement. RSVP >> Sugar and Spice Summit Saturday, April 1 | 11 a.m. | Harris Hall (1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston) | Undergraduate Students Influential female food industry professionals (chefs, food writers, food critics, social media personalities, and CEOs) from the Chicagoland area and beyond will tell their stories, discuss trends, and network with Northwestern students, specifically female undergrads, interested in pursuing careers in all aspects of the food industry. Cost: $13; includes coffee, breakfast, lunch and dessert. Financial concerns should not prevent any student from attending. If the cost of attendance is a concern please email Laura Myers, Co-sponsored by Northwestern Career Advancement. Learn more + register >> Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) Fall Deadline: Saturday, April 1* | Undergraduate Students Apply to participate in international internships with community-based organizations in Africa, Latin America and India as part of The Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI), offered by the Buffett Institute for Global Studies. Internships take place in summer (June 12–August 17) or fall (September 11–December 9). *Please note that the deadline for summer programs was March 1, but applications will continue to be reviewed until sites fill. Learn more >> | Apply >> 2017 Lime Connect Fellowship Program Application Deadline: Sunday, April 2 | Sophomores with disabilities (visible or invisible) The Lime Connect Fellowship Program guides fellows through the summer internship recruitment process and connects them with Lime Connect’s corporate partners: IBM, Google, Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg, Unilever, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Microsoft, and PwC. The Fellowship Program kicks off with a leadership & development symposium in New York in late July. Learn more + apply >> Careers for Humanities Majors: An Alumni Panel Tuesday, April 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Guild Lounge, Scott Hall, Room 117 | Undergraduate Students Hear WCAS alumni share how their humanities major prepared them for their career and informs their success. Lunch will be served. Presented by WCAS Student-Alumni Engagement. Learn more + RSVP (required) >> Master of Science in Law Program Open House: Preparing STEM majors for careers in law, business and technology Saturday, April 8 | 10 a.m. | Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law (375 East Chicago Ave., Chicago) | All Students Learn more about the program >> | RSVP >> Summer Venture in Management Program (sponsored by Harvard Business School) Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 3 | Program: June 17-23 | Harvard Business School, Boston, MA | Rising Seniors SVMP is a one-week residential educational program for rising college seniors (who have completed their junior year by June 2017) designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education. Participants are members of groups typically underrepresented in business schools and corporate America. HBS covers all program costs and, if needed, travel costs. Learn more about the program and criteria >>

NCA Summer Career Treks: Applications Now Open

  Application deadline: Wednesday, April 19 | Treks: Late Summer | Open to Current Undergraduate First-year Students, Sophomores and Juniors Want to learn more about career paths in marketing; media; government, law & policy; film & television; or startups & technology? Join Northwestern Career Advancement for Career Treks to New York City, Washington D.C., Los Angeles or San Francisco. Get an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to work at some of the top employers in these industries while connecting with Northwestern alumni and industry professionals. Learn more + Apply:

Money Matters Week – April 3-7, 2017

In collaboration with the Quest Scholars Network and Student Enrichment Services, Money Matters Week is back! Started in 2014, Money Matters Week was created to encourage authentic discussions and shed light around the topic of identity, class, and income at Northwestern. Money Matters kicks-off next week on Monday, April 3rd. The week is filled with exciting programming for any student, staff, or faculty member interested in digging deep into the low-income and/or first-generation experience. For full details, please visit the Money Matters page on our website. Students, Staff, and Faculty are welcome to attend all events.