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Northwestern Career Advancement


Business Hours: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday (Year round)

Appointments are required during business hours at 620 Lincoln St.  Schedule a meeting with your career counselor or adviser via CareerCat. NCA staff is available in person, by phone or Skype.

NCA Express Advising


NCA offers express advising in the fall, winter and spring quarters to provide career-related assistance on a drop-in basis, with no appointment required in the Northwestern University Library on the second floor in the North tower, also known as the "Core.” A typical walk-in lasts 15-20 minutes. The NCA practitioner will inquire about your current needs, explain relevant services, recommend resources, and refer you as needed. While the Express Advising Center is not meant to serve as a substitution for the full services found at our main office at 620 Lincoln, it is a convenient location for quick and individualized drop-in services.


  • Fall quarter express advising has ended.
  • Winter quarter express advising will be held Monday, Jan. 8-Friday, Mar. 16 weekdays from 2-4 p.m. in the Main Library 2N Core.
  • Please note that there will be no express advising on Wednesday, Jan. 17, Friday, Jan. 19 and Monday, Jan. 22 due to other NCA programs held during this time.