SAW 2014

Summer Academic Workshop (SAW)

SAW 2012 Group Photo

Prior to Wildcat Welcome (orientation week), MSA and the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education present a two-week program that provides new students with an opportunity to strengthen writing skills across the university curriculum and develop a supportive social network for the next four years. Since 1966, SAW has invited over 1,400 students to campus.

Recent SAW Classes:

Apply to be a 2014 SAW Counselor NOW!

The application to become a 2014 SAW Counselor is now available! All application materials are due electronically to Daphne Nwankpa at d-nwankpa@northwestern.edu by 5:00pm on April 9, 2014.

If you would like to know more about the responsibilities, expectations, and qualifications of the SAW Counselors please take a look at the powerpoint below.

SAW Counselor Application (pdf)

Summer Academic Workshop Counselor Application Information (ppt)

Top Ten Reasons to Attend SAW

 10. Enhance your existing strengths in academic writing and preview the Northwestern class experience
   9. Meet upper-class students who will provide you lots of information and great tips for success
   8. Create important connections with knowledgeable faculty, staff, and administrators
   7. Learn about a range of campus resources that will help you excel during your college career
   6. Meet your academic advisor prior to the start of the school year
   5. Experience residence hall living and move into your permanent room earlier than other first-year students
   4. Familiarize yourself with the Northwestern campus and Evanston community
   3. Visit local attractions, including an architectural boat tour in downtown Chicago
   2. Attend your first Northwestern football game
   1. Gain friends that you will keep throughout your time at Northwestern

Meet the SAW Co-Directors

For general information about SAW, please contact:Louie Lainez, Director Asian/Asian American Student Affairs

Louie Lainez
Director, Asian/Asian American Student Affairs, Multicultural Student Affairs
l-lainez@northwestern.edu
847-467-6200

For specific information about the academic programs offered during SAW,
please contact:

Dr. Charles Yarnoff, Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Writing ProgramDr. Charles Yarnoff
Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Writing Program
csy771@northwestern.edu
847-491-4965

Meet the Student Staff Counselors for SAW 2013

Ellie Austin, SESP 2016

Ellie Austin, SESP 2016

ellieaustin@u.northwestern.edu

What do you love most about Northwestern?
I love that there are a million different opportunities for students and so many new faces to meet!

What are your future career goals/aspirations?
I hope to become a sexual health therapist and activist.

Yuri Han, Medill 2015

Yuri Han, Medill 2015

YuriHan2015@u.northwestern.edu

What do you love most about Northwestern?
The people are what make Northwestern so great. I’m always thankful for my wonderful peers, the faculty and the staff.

What are your future career goals/aspirations?
I want to be a public interest lawyer.

Ariel Harper, Communications 2016

Ariel Harper, Communications 2016

ArielHarper2012@u.northwestern.edu

What do you love most about Northwestern?
What is so great about Northwestern is that it is a fairly small campus. This makes it easier to meet new people and makes friends since you are in a small environment.

What are your future career goals/aspirations?
My future career goals are to be a professional choreographer and to open   my own dance studio.

Darlene Reyes, Weinberg 2015

Darlene Reyes, Weinberg 2015

DarleneReyes2015@u.northwestern.edu

What do you love most about Northwestern?
What I like most about attending Northwestern is the community I have found. It’s close-knit, embracing, and always there to be a resource.

What are your future career goals/aspirations?
My aspirations are to one day become an international lawyer focusing on human rights/civil rights in Latin America while using my Spanish and Portuguese skills. Another possibility is to use those language skills to become a translator for the government or the United Nations.

Vernon Smith, Weinberg 2014

Vernon Smith, Weinberg 2014

VernonSmith2014@u.northwestern.edu

What do you love most about Northwestern?
My favorite part about Northwestern is the research aspect. There are so many professors doing cutting edge research across all fields and it is easy to become involved in these projects. It is also easy to start a research project of your own. My favorite experience has been working in a psychology lab researching cultural neuroscience.

What are your future career goals/aspirations?
I plan to attend graduate school and get a master’s degree in either counseling or social work. I would love to counsel and do sociological research about families of color and help organizations focused on the welfare of underprivileged Chicago youth.

Karley Woods, Weinberg 2016

Karley Woods, Weinberg 2016

KarleyWoods2016@u.northwestern.edu

What do you love most about Northwestern?
I love meeting so many people with different backgrounds and stories.

What are your future career goals/aspirations?
I want to be a physician, specifically a radiologist.