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Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Apply for Kaplan co-sponsorship

Application deadline: April 7, 2017 Northwestern faculty and graduate students: Apply for funding for humanities-related programming that targets a broad, interdisciplinary campus audience. Click here for funding guidelines and application instructions. Questions? Email Jill Mannor at ___________________________________________________________________________

Cowboyistan: The Social Costs of Fracking

Toni Jensen (Métis; English/University of Arkansas)

March 31, 2017 4:00 pm University Hall #201 Toni Jensen is author of the short story collection From the Hilltop, published through the Native Storiers Series at the University of Nebraska Press. She will present a fiction reading and discussion about pipelines, fracking, and violence against Indigenous women. Free and open to the public. For the full lineup of Debt Dialogues, go to  

GESI Fall deadline extended to April 1!

Are you looking for an internship this summer or fall? Let GESI help! The fall deadline has been extended to April 1! We place students in international internships with community-based organizations in Africa, Latin America and India. You’ll be working on issues you care about alongside local people – we have placements available in areas such as global health, social enterprise, education, environmental sustainability, income generation, sustainable technology, and more! Here are the GESI basics- What: The Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI), offered by the Buffett Institute for Global Studies at Northwestern University Who: Any undergraduate or recent graduate seeking hands-on field experience with comprehensive academic preparation. Where: Fall –
  • The site in Guatemala has particular strengths in social enterprise and economic development
  • Interns in India often work on projects related to health, women’s empowerment, and income generation
  • In Kenya, there are numerous opportunities in environment, sustainable agriculture, and education
Summer – Limited spaces may still be available in Ghana and Uganda When: Summer (June 12 – August 17) or Fall (September 11– December 9) Why: So many reasons!
  • Two (summer) or four (fall) Northwestern course credits for coursework focused on international development
  • Meaningful cultural immersionthrough homestays
  • On-the-ground professionalexperience
  • An opportunity to help spark change by working with and learning from community members on the ground
  • Lifelong friendshipswith passionate students from around the country, and with development partners around the world
Start your application now! The deadline for the fall programs is extended to April 1. The deadline for summer programs is March 1, but we will continue reviewing applications until the sites fill. You can start by visiting the GESI website to learn about the program and read about past students’ work with local organizations. Then, start completing the online application. Before you know it, you’ll be getting on the plane, ready to start an incredible experience with GESI. Have questions? Contact us at the GESI office by phone (847.467.2689) or email ( We hope to hear from you soon! Meghan   Meghan Ozaroski Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) Buffett Institute for Global Studies Northwestern University | | 847.467.2689 Follow us on facebook:   GESI is offered in partnership with the Foundation for Sustainable Development, Social Entrepreneur Corps, and Amizade.

NCA Arts Administration Career Trek

Arts Administration Career Trek Tuesday, Apr. 4 | 1-4 p.m. | Downtown Chicago Want to learn more about organizations and career paths in arts administration? Sign up to participate in NCA’s music-focused Arts Administration Career! 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. For questions, please contact Laura Myers, Learn more + RSVP to workshops in CareerCat (Events > Workshops) >>

SIGP is open!

2017 Summer Internship Grant Program: Apply to fund an unpaid summer internship SIGP provides a $3000 stipend for Northwestern undergraduate students (enrolled at least through fall 2017) participating in unpaid internships this summer and offers career development support from Northwestern Career Advancement. Students do not need to have an internship secured before applying and previous SIGP recipients can reapply. Apply by Tuesday, April 4, 2017. RSVP to a March information session in CareerCat > Events > Info Sessions, labeled “Northwestern Career Advancement”: Who is eligible? Current Northwestern full-time degree-seeking undergraduate students who will be: -Enrolled through at least fall quarter of the following academic year in one of the following schools/colleges: Bienen, McCormick, Medill, School of Communication, SESP or Weinberg -Pursuing a summer experience in a traditionally unpaid field or role -Receiving 0.25 or less credit -Not receiving any money from the employer or other grants/awards from Northwestern -Securing a summer experience by May 30 (must meet the required 250 hours of work and have a supervisor) -Please note: Previous SIGP recipients CAN reapply Learn more about SIGP and apply:

Mon., Feb 27: Edith Hall, “That Goblin Word: Why We Need to Rethink What We and Aristophanes Mean by Demagogue”

Edith Hall is Professor in the Classics Department  and Centre for Hellenic Studies at King’s College London. Her specialty in putting pleasure into the history, literature, theatre, myth and philosophy of ancient Greece and Rome and their continuing impact in the modern world. She has published more than twenty booksbroadcasts frequently on radio and television, works as consultant with professional theatreslectures all over the world, and publishes widely in academic and mainstream journals and newspapers. Her lecture will bring a rigorous look at Aristophanes’ Knights into contact with our experiences of Donald Trump.  

#TakeNUToWorkDay Twitter Takeover: WCAS ’13 alum @ DoorDash / Startup Industry

On Thursday, Feb. 23, Northwestern Career Advancement welcomes Victor Shao (WCAS ‘13), strategy and operations manager at DoorDash, to live Tweet about his workday as part of #TakeNUToWorkDay. Follow along on @JobsforCats any time between 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. CT as Victor gives us a behind the-scenes-look at what it’s like to work in operations for a startup. Students are welcome to ask questions about Victor’s career path using the hashtag #TakeNUToWorkDay or #TNU2WD.

Harvey Kapnick Center for Business Institutions: Lunch & Learn”: What I’ve learned as a communication consultant in business.

Barbara Shwom A nationally recognized leader in business communication, Barbara Shwom has served as president of both the Association for Business Communication and the Association of Professional Communication Consultants. She is the managing principal of the consulting firm Communication Partners and is a frequent presenter at conventions in communication, education, and peer tutoring. Her research interests include leadership communication, visual communication of data, and teaching research writing. With Lisa G. Snyder, she has recently published the 3rd edition of her business communication textbook: Business Communication: Polishing Your Professional Presence (Prentice Hall, 2015). Previously, she co-authored a book titled Graphic and Visual Communication for Managers. Recent papers and publications include “Enriching Freshman Design Through Collaboration with Professional Designers” (with P. Hirsch, J. Anderson, E. Colgate, and C. Yarnoff), which won the 2002 Best Paper Award from the Freshman Division of the American Society of Engineering Education, and “A Response to Edward R. Tufte’s The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint,” presented at the Association for Business Communication European Conference in Milan, May 2004. At Northwestern, she has been recognized for teaching excellence by being named a Charles Deering McCormick University Distinguished Lecturer. Register for “Lunch & Learn”:

NCA Career News

Spotlight  \  NCA Opportunities  \  Employer Activity \  Resources  \  Other Opportunities
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? 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 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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CFMS Data Mobilization Cafe

The Center for Forced Migration Studies is coordinating a Data Dive in support of  CFMS Refugee Support and Advocacy Mobilization. The Data Café is part of a larger effort to create a repository of information on refugee resettlement in the US. This Friday, Senior Computational Social Sciences Specialist Christina Maimone, will be available to train students on data collection.  We will be meeting in the Program of African Studies Conference room at 2:30. Interested students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Students who have questions about participation may contact us via email: