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Here is your preview of Spring Quarter 2017 Classes.

Here is your preview of Spring Quarter 2017 Classes. * https://www.communication.northwestern.edu/f/src/WCASclassesSpring2017.pdf Please remember this course listing is provided as a snapshot of classes that might be of interest to you as an SoC student and is not meant to substitute for the listings in CAESAR or consultation with your advisor.  In fact, there are often changes made on the CAESAR listings right up until registration and sometimes even after. Additionally, not all pre-requisites have been listed for all classes because some course descriptions have not yet been posted. So, take a look and see what interests you and then make sure to check the CAESAR listings to confirm class details. Classes are scheduled to go live on CAESAR on Monday, February 6, 2017. As always, if you have questions about your own degree progress or whether a class will count toward your major, minor, certificate or other additional program, make sure to check with your advisor. The Undergraduate Advising tab at the top right of the Spotlight blog page http://comm.soc.northwestern.edu/src-spotlight/  will take you to their email address and contact information which is listed by major. Don’t forget: Pre-Registration for Spring Quarter 2017 begins on Monday, February 13th and ends Thursday, February 16th at 5:15 pm. Pre-registration and registration appointment times will be listed on your personal CAESAR account on Friday, February 10th, 2017.  Regular Registration begins the week of February 20th, 2017. * If  you click on the bookmark icon in the upper left corner of the pdf, you can easily navigate course topics.  In addition, there is a link to the Searchable CAESAR class descriptions archive at the top of the page and contact information for all departments in the subject banner line.

NCA Career News: NYC Startup Trek application deadline, employer visits + more

  WEEKLY EMAIL: FRIDAY, JANUARY 27
  Spotlight  \  NCA Opportunities  \  Employer Activity \  Resources  \  Other Opportunities
SPOTLIGHT                                                                         
NYC Startup Trek Application Deadline: Monday, Jan. 30 (12 p.m. CST) | Trek: During spring break (Tuesday, Mar. 21 & Wednesday, Mar. 22) | All Undergraduate Students Join NCA on its first Startup Trek to New York City during spring break to visit growing companies and meet with key alumni. Participating companies include Yext, Cheddar, Compass and others. Apply >>
NCA OPPORTUNITIES                                                       
  NEXT registration now open Register for the Northwestern Externship Program (NEXT) — a one-day shadowing program that allows current Northwestern students to accompany alumni on the job in an industry of their choice this spring. More than 500 alumni from organizations in a range of fields (nationally and internationally), such as Google, San Francisco Ballet, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago Cubs and many more, have volunteered to host students. Co-sponsored by Northwestern Career Advancement and the Northwestern Alumni Association. Complete registration by Tuesday, Feb. 7 (accounts created take up to 2 business days for approval) >> View recording of virtual info session (enter contact info to view) >>
Information Session: Denver Publishing Institute Wednesday, Feb. 1 | 5-6 p.m. | NCA Career Advising Center (620 Lincoln St.) | All Undergraduate Students Learn about the Denver Publishing Institute, an ideal launching pad for your career in book publishing. RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Info Sessions) >> (Check the details the day of the event, as they are subject to change) Workshop: Is Your LinkedIn Profile Ready? Tuesday, Feb. 7 | 4-5 p.m. | Kemper 1st floor Lounge (2420 Campus Dr., Evanston) | All Northwestern students Learn about LinkedIn, including how to optimize your profile and network effectively. Plus, get a free professional photo. RSVP in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >> EMPLOYER ACTIVITY   Learn about career opportunities at employer information sessions, networking events and coffee chats. Log into CareerCat-Events-Information Sessions for complete details, intended audience, and to RSVP. Check the details in CareerCat the day of the session, as they are subject to change.
Monday Jan. 30 Tuesday Jan. 31 Wednesday Feb. 1 Thursday Feb. 2 Friday Feb. 3
No Sessions Starcom MediaVest Group (Workshop) (media) Marsh (Coffee Chats) (finance, insurance) PwC (Networking Event; RSVP by 2/1) NCA Corp Sponsor (consulting) No Sessions
Elite Scholars of China (education) Green Corps (nonprofit, social/community service)
A sample of other opportunities in CareerCat right now:
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers: KPCB Product Fellows Program | Technology & Startup | CareerCat Job ID 137510
  • Northwestern Alumni Relations & Development: ARD Summer Internship Program | Alumni Relations and Fundraising | CareerCat Job ID 135509
  • Lillstreet Art Center: SEO and Advertising Intern | Arts & Culture/Advertising | CareerCat Job ID 137563
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   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. Lean more and register >> Etiquette Luncheon 2017 Saturday, Feb. 4 | 12-2 p.m. | Grand Ballroom, Hilton Orrington (1710 Orrington Ave., Evanston) | All Undergraduate Students Join a catered luncheon at the Hilton Orrington while experts from the Etiquette School of Chicago walk attendees through the intricacies of dining etiquette and other business soft-skills, including first impressions, introductions, conversation skills, and more. Non-refundable registration fee of $10 per person includes all materials, food, and beverages. Attire is business casual. Sponsored by the Northwestern Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Alliance. Learn more + register >>

The Humanities Plunge – Spring Break 2017

FREE, 1/2-course credit and open to all Northwestern undergraduates — all majors, schools and years are welcome! FIVE CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF EXPERIENTIAL HUMANITIES IN CHICAGO OVER SPRING BREAK Immerse yourself in Chicago’s rich cultural landscape with five days of theatre, art, music, architecture, and history, guided by expert scholars and artists! We’ll peek behind the scenes at The Lyric Opera • Get a first glimpse of a Lookingglass Theatre premiere • Explore The Field Museum’s latest exhibit • Attend an improv workshop and performance  • Take a curated tour of the Chicago via private “L” train •  AND TONS MORE! Application deadline: Monday, January 30, 2017 (11:59 pm) For more info, including the Plunge video and application form: http://www.humanities.northwestern.edu/undergraduate/humanities-plunge/

A Conversation with Chris Floyd ’87

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.  

Winter Quarter 2017 Academic Support Offerings

  • Undergraduate Tutoring Rooms for math, chemistry, and physics are open in the Tech hub (Sundays-Wednesdays) and Allison satellite location (Sunday and Wednesday).
The best information resource for academic support is the Undergraduate Academic Resource Portal ​maintained by the Searle Center for Advancing Learning & Teaching.

How to Get Hired in Arts Admin Event on Jan. 25

We are very excited to have featured experts from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Museum of Contemporary Art who will be sharing their insights into the industry as well as what they look for when reviewing applications.

NEXT 2017: Spend a day job shadowing a Northwestern alumnus this spring

Register for the annual Northwestern Externship Program (NEXT) — a one-day shadowing program that allows current Northwestern students to accompany alumni on the job in an industry of their choice this spring to learn more about different professional fields.  More than 500 alumni from organizations in a range of fields, such as Google, San Francisco Ballet, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago Cubs and many more, have volunteered to host students. Registration runs Jan. 20 through Feb. 7* at http://mentor.northwestern.edu/programs/next Learn more about the program and registration process at an information session Choose from one of three information sessions* (same content will be covered at each): Monday, Jan. 23 | 3-4 p.m. | Armadillo Room Tuesday, Jan. 24 | 4-5 p.m. | Armadillo Room Wednesday, Jan. 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Arch Room Log into CareerCat (Events > Workshops tab) to RSVP: http://www.northwestern.edu/careers/job-intern-prep/resources/careercat/index.html *Information sessions are highly recommended, but not required to register for the program *Please note: Students should create a NEXT account before Friday, January 27 (accounts need to be approved, which typically occurs within 1-2 business days) and may return to complete their registration by Tuesday, February 7. Questions? Email next.student@northwestern.edu. Co-sponsored by Northwestern Career Advancement and the Northwestern Alumni Association.  

NCA Weekly Events 1-16-2017 thru 1-20-2017

WEEKLY EMAIL: FRIDAY, JANUARY 13
Spotlight  \  Upcoming NCA Events  \  Employer Activity \  Resources  \  Other Opportunities
SPOTLIGHT
SummerFest Tuesday, Jan. 17 | 12-3 p.m. | Norris, 2nd Floor | All Undergraduate Students Learn about summer programs, classes, internships and research, and prepare for applications with resume reviews and services from NCA staff and other Northwestern offices. Hosted by Residential Services. Learn more >>Career Express Advising in the Main Library Weekdays | 2-4 p.m. | NCA Express Advising Center (Main Library, 2N Core) If you need immediate feedback, a resume/cover letter review or have quick questions, you can see us without an appointment! Drop in Monday through Friday from 2-4 p.m. at the NCA Express Advising Center located in the Main Library, 2nd Floor, North Tower, Core. Winter express advising schedule >>
UPCOMING NCA EVENTS
NEXT Information Sessions Three options, each covers same content, open to all students: Monday, Jan. 23 | 3-4 p.m. | Armadillo Room Tuesday, Jan. 24 | 4-5 p.m. | Armadillo Room Wednesday, Jan. 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Arch Room Learn about how to participate in the Northwestern Externship Program (NEXT) — a one-day shadowing program that allows current Northwestern students to accompany alumni on the job in an industry of their choice this spring. Registration begins January 20 and runs through February 7. Co-sponsored by the Northwestern Alumni Association. Register in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >> Learn more about NEXT >>
  NYC Startup Trek Application Deadline: Monday, Jan. 30 | Trek: During spring break (Tuesday, Mar. 21 & Wednesday, Mar. 22) | All Undergraduate Students Join NCA on its first Startup Trek to New York City during spring break to visit growing companies and meet with key alumni. Participating companies include Yext, Cheddar, Compass and others. Apply >> EMPLOYER ACTIVITY Learn about career opportunities at employer information sessions, networking events and coffee chats. Log into CareerCat-Events-Information Sessions for complete details, intended audience, and to RSVP. Check the details in CareerCat the day of the session, as some information may change.
Monday Jan. 16 Tuesday Jan. 17 Wednesday Jan. 18 Thursday Jan. 19 Friday Jan. 20
Martin Luther King Jr. Day No Sessions Civic Consulting Alliance IRI Capital One NCA Corporate Sponsor No Sessions
Nielsen Capgemini
High Mountain Institute
A sample of other opportunities in CareerCat right now:
  • Merkle: Specialist, Search Engine Optimization, Full-Time (CareerCat Job ID: 134679)
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: Summer Intern (CareerCat Job ID: 136944)
  • Youth & Opportunity United: Y.O.U. Program Assistant Fellow (CareerCat Job ID 131857)
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 >> 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 UChicago CURE Summer Research Program Application Deadline: Friday, Jan. 20 (before midnight CST) | Program Dates: June 19-Aug. 11 | First-Years, Sophomores UChicago CURE is a summer research program for underrepresented college students interested in careers in biomedicine. Participants work full time in cancer research laboratories and engage in weekly career- and skill- building activities and social events. The programs are free, and students receive a $3,500 stipend. Learn more + Apply >> ChicagoCHEC Research Fellows Program 2017 Application Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 11:59 pm CST | Undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students who are planning to apply to graduate or medical school The Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative (ChicagoCHEC) Research Fellows will spend the summer in seminars and research rotations learning from leading researchers and will have the option to be matched with a research mentor and research project during the academic year. Learn more >> Apply >> GESI Study Abroad Program Join the GESI program and work with communities abroad, gaining professional experience, and working to create sustainable change in collaboration with local partners. Attend an info session >> Learn more about the program >> Apply >>
If you do not wish to receive these emails, go to the Profile > Privacy tab on your student home page in CareerCat and set the field called “Receive Email Job Blasts” to No. Important: By unsubscribing, you will no longer receive interview invitations, resume drop deadlines, appointment reminders, and other important information from NCA. Note: If you are a Northwestern alum receiving this email and can no longer access your CareerCat account to unsubscribe, please emailunsubscribe@northwestern.edu and include “UNSUBSCRIBE” in the subject line. Please do not respond directly to this email.

NCA WEEKLY EMAIL: FRIDAY, JANUARY 6

 
WEEKLY EMAIL: FRIDAY, JANUARY 6 Note: Are you receiving our industry-specific emails? If not, make sure to log into CareerCat and select or update your career interests in your account’s academic profile to get information about industries that you care about most!
Spotlight  \  Upcoming NCA Events  \  Employer Activity \  Resources  \  Other Opportunities
SPOTLIGHT
Two-Day Winter Internship & Job Fair Wednesday, Jan. 11 & Thursday, Jan. 12 | 12-4 p.m. | Norris Center, 2nd Floor | All Students Meet 90+ employers in a variety of industries over two days. Different employers will attend each day, hiring for both internships and full-time opportunities. View employer list in CareerCat (Events > Career Fairs) >> Complete Details >> All-Day Drop-In Career Advising Remaining days: Friday, Jan. 6, Monday, Jan. 9 and Tuesday, Jan. 10 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | NCA Office, 620 Lincoln St. The entire NCA staff is on hand to help you prepare for the Winter Internship and Job Fair and support your career needs. We encourage you to use VMock (NCA’s 24-7 online resume review system) to get initial feedback on your resume before meeting with an adviser. Note: Regular express advising weekdays from 2-4 p.m. in the Main Library (2N Core) will resume Jan. 11. Winter express advising schedule >>      
MORE UPCOMING NCA EVENTS
NEXT Information Sessions Three options, each covers same content: Monday, Jan. 23 | 3-4 p.m. | Armadillo Room | All Students Tuesday, Jan. 24 | 4-5 p.m. | Armadillo Room | All Students Wednesday, Jan. 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Arch Room | All Students Learn about how to participate in the Northwestern Externship Program (NEXT) — a one-day shadowing program that allows current Northwestern students to accompany alumni on the job in an industry of their choice this spring. Registration begins January 20 and runs through February 7. The same content will be covered at all three sessions. Register in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >> Learn more about NEXT >>
EMPLOYER ACTIVITY Learn about career opportunities at employer information sessions, networking events and coffee chats. Log into CareerCat-Events-Information Sessions for complete details, intended audience, and to RSVP. Check the details in CareerCat the day of the session, as some information may change.
Monday Jan. 9 Tuesday Jan. 10 Wednesday Jan. 11 Thursday Jan. 12 Friday Jan. 13
No Sessions  Bluewolf Group (Virtual Info Session) Qualtrics  (Info Session & Coffee Chats) Bluewolf Group (Workshop) No Sessions
Colgate-Palmolive Heidrick & Struggles GEP
Bates White Economic Consulting Cornerstone Research
A sample of other opportunities in CareerCat right now:
  • Steppenwolf: Multicultural Fellowships (CareerCat Job ID: 136870) & Summer Internships (CareerCat Job ID: 136864)
  • Match Education: AmeriCorps Fellowship in Boston (CareerCat Job ID 136790)
  • Politico: Summer Events & Marketing Internship (CareerCat Job ID 136752)
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 >> RESOURCES Which career type are you? Take the Universum Career Test to find out! Complete the Universum Career Test to receive information about your career personality type, which companies are a good culture fit for you, and salary expectations compared to your peers within your major. Brought to you by NCA in partnership with Universum. Take the 2016 Universum Career Test >>   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 Graduate School Guidance Wednesday, Jan. 11 | 6-8 p.m. | The Great Room, 600 Haven St (Evanston Campus) | All Students Join the Northwestern Alumni Association for a session with graduate school expert Dr. Donald C. Martin to learn comprehensive and practical tips, including major myths about grad school, the biggest mistake applicants make, ways to help your application stand out, and most important, how to finance your graduate education. Learn more >> Register >> UChicago CURE Summer Research Program Application Deadline: Friday, Jan. 20 (midnight) | Program Dates: June 19-Aug. 11 | First-Years, Sophomores UChicago CURE is a summer research program for underrepresented college students interested in careers in biomedicine. Participants work full time in cancer research laboratories and engage in weekly career- and skill- building activities and social events. The programs are free, and students receive a $3,500 stipend. Learn more + Apply >>
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