Get Involved

Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) welcomes participation by Northwestern alumni and parents. There are a variety of ways that you can assist NU students through our office.

Whether you are discussing your career with a Northwestern student during an informational interview or arranging to have a student shadow you, there are many ways that you can help fellow Wildcats with their career development and advancement.

Engage & Connect Northwestern Students

CONNECT

  • Join the LinkedIn Northwestern Career Advancement Network. Students are encouraged to join the group as a way to explore careers and connect with Northwestern professionals. With over 6000 group members, you can share career resources virtually.
  • Connect NU with your University Relations or Recruiting Team – bring ‘Cats into your company.

SUPPORT

  • Speak with a student who has been invited to interview with your company.
  • Support the Summer Internship Grant Program.  Find out more how to Support Students pursing unpaid internships.

ENGAGE

  • Participate in the NEXT Program. In collaboration with the Northwestern Alumni Association, NCA has partnered to host a one-day shadowing program offers current Northwestern students the opportunity to accompany alumni on the job in order to learn more about different professional fields.
  • Tweet at @JobsForCats about positions within your company.
  • Blog for our Employer Spotlight Blog Series.

HIRE

Interested in one of the engagement opportunities above or do you have another idea of how you can give back? Let’s talk today about how we can connect your strengths and relationships with our Northwestern community.