UCS Online Resources

Note: The following websites are accessible to NU Students and Alumni only. Follow instructions for access.

UCS Career Guide

The UCS Career Guide is created by UCS staff every two years and updated annually to provide Northwestern Students and Alumni with comprehensive advice and guidance for your career development. Inside you will find information on networking, exploring careers, the job/internship search, resume samples and more.

Access: Career Guide (pdf)

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CareerCat is University Career Services’ chief online internship and job database for both On-Campus Recruiting and direct application opportunities. Registering with CareerCat enables students and alumni to receive important email updates on services, programming, special events and employment listings. Have questions about CareerCat? Visit our FAQs.

Northwestern Student Access: CareerCat - Access using your netID & password.

Northwestern Alumni Access: CareerCat

Northwestern Postdoc Access: CareerCat

Employer Access: CareerCat

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INet is an internship-only database that lists a wide array of opportunities across the country.

Access: Log into CareerCat. On the CareerCat homepage, click on “INET” under “jump to” option. Register for a new account using your NU email account. You will be approved to use iNET within 2 business days. An email will be sent to you, with your username and password.


Internships.com is an online resource which contains both national and international internship listings.

Access: Internships.com

Global Focus "U"

Global Focus "U" can be used by Northwestern Students to find job and internship postings by top employers.

Access: Global Focus "U"

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

This online resource contains job listings for college and university faculty members and staff. Please contact UCS for the username and password required to gain access.

Access: http://chronicle.com

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Contains job listings for charity leaders, fund raisers, grant writers, and others involved in philanthropic enterprise. Please contact UCS for the username and password required to gain access.

Access: http://philanthropy.com


Going Global is an online resource that provides expert advice and insider tips for finding employment opportunities within the United States and abroad. Gain access to more than 35,000 country specific career and employment resources, corporate profiles for key employers in 31 countries, and worldwide internship and job listings. International students can search for H1B employer petition listings by state, industry, or metro area in a database that contains more than 500,000 records!

Access: Log into CareerCat. On the CareerCat homepage, click “Going Global” and create a personal account.


Uniworld is a directory of American firms operating in foreign countries and foreign firms operating in the U.S.

Access: Uniworld

Hoovers Online

Hoovers online promises to deliver comprehensive insight and analysis about the companies, industries and people that drive the economy, along with the powerful tools to find and connect to the right people to get business done.

Access: Hoovers Online

Career Insider (powered by Vault)

Vault is the world’s leading source of Career Intelligence. It will make your efforts at researching employers, industries, and career subjects infinitely easier and more efficient. Here’s what you can do once you’re inside:

  • Download career titles on different industries, companies, and career topics
  • Research top employers
  • Explore industries and professions
  • Gain career advice
  • Share and discuss your interests and experiences with other users
Access: Career Insider - Access using your netID. 

As a trusted source of the most up-to-date online career information, WefFeet offers the following:

  • Company Profiles and Interviews - insider profiles on over 1000 companies
  • Career and Industry Profiles - in-depth insider overviews of over 30 major industries and 40 career tracks
  • Real People Profiles - "day in the life" of dozens of career professionals
  • Country and City Profiles - profiles of major international work locations
  • Career Advice Articles - hundreds of how-to and advice articles offering expert tips and consultation for job seekers
Access: Wetfeet
The Versatile PhD

Students in The Graduate School can now access The Versatile PhD, a web-based resource geared toward students and PhDs in humanities and social science (and soon expanding to the sciences). Through the website, students can participate in discussions and network with other PhDs and ABDs, review examples of successful resumes and covers letters, read narratives from humanities and social science PhDs and ABDs who have gone on to non-academic careers, and more. Find more information on The Graduate School’s website.

Access: Versatile PhD - Access using your netID.

Startup Resources (powered by Wakefield)

Startup Resources is an online resource that helps candidates identify what startup employers look for when recruiting talent. Content covered includes resume and cover letter tips, strategies for entering the startup space, and company case studies.

Access: Startup Resources

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Our Northwestern

Our Northwestern is an online database of NU Alumni for informational interviewing and networking purposes. Search by industry, occupational area, graduation date, and more.Access: www.nwuconnection.com - Click on “new student user” to create an account