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 starting on October 23 through the end of fall quarter! 

Please note that there will be no career ambassador express advising during the week of November 20.

Times and locations:

  • Scott Hall: Mondays from 5:30-7:30pm
  • 560 Lincoln: Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm
  • Norris: SOURCE (3rd floor): Mondays from 7-9pm
  • Norris: Dell Lounge (ground level near NUIT Service Point/Laptop ER): Mondays 5:15-7:15pm and Tuesdays from 5-7pm
  • The Multicultural Center: Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30pm
  • Mudd Library: Tuesdays from 7-9pm (starting October 31)
  • Lisa’s Café: Wednesdays from 5-7pm
  • Kresge Café: Wednesdays from 5-7pm
  • 1835 Hinman: Thursdays from 4:30-6:30pm
  • Shepard: Thursdays from 6-8pm