The Career Ambassador Program

The Career Ambassador program serves as a bridge between Northwestern Career Advancement and the Northwestern University student population.  Career Ambassadors are trained to advise fellow students on quick career related concerns during NCA walk-in hours.  In addition, Career Ambassadors conduct outreach presentations across campus and assist with marketing NCA programs and events.  Career Ambassadors serve an integral role at NCA and wear many hats; that of educator, advisor, consultant, presenter, and campus liaison.

Meet the 2017 - 2018 Career Ambassadors

Program Description and Responsibilities

What Do Career Ambassadors Do?

  • Advise students during walk-in hours on NCA services and resources, resume construction and editing, and other career-related inquiries.
  • Give feedback on new and current NCA programs and initiatives.
  • Conduct outreach presentations on topics like resume writing, interviewing skills, internship searching, and social networking.
  • Staff NCA major events and actively market NCA workshops.
  • Contribute to social media and marketing activities, such as blogging, Tweeting, helping to maintain NCA; LinkedIn and Pinterest accounts, and creating YouTube videos.
  • Obtain and demonstrate extensive understanding of career development issues.
  • Complete a final project on a career or student development related topic.

Career Ambassador Express Advising

Career Ambassadors provide quick resume and cover letter feedback in locations across campus. NCA Career Ambassadors will be at the following locations throughout winter quarter until Thursday, Mar. 15:
  • Sundays: Main Library (2N Core), 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Mondays: Willard, 5-7 p.m. | 560 Lincoln, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: Norris: Dell Lounge, 5-7 p.m. | Mudd Library, 5-7 p.m. | The Multicultural Center, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: Norris: Dell Lounge, 7:30-9:30 p.m. | 560 Lincoln, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 
  • Thursdays: Shepard Hall, 6-8 p.m. (Note that hours for Thursday, Feb. 22 will be from 4-6 p.m.)