Live Chat with NCA

NCA is pleased to offer live chat hours to connect with our team for quick career-related questions and guidance.


Live Chat is staffed by an NCA team member Monday-Friday between the hours of 12pm-3pm. Undergraduate and graduate students can utilize these hours.

Any messages sent outside of the above hours will receive a response during the next weekday when Live Chat hours are staffed by an NCA team member.

What questions can I ask?

NCA Live Chat is an open forum, so do not share confidential information. Our team member will move you to a private chat thread in order to answer sensitive questions or provide document reviews.

During Live Chat you can ask a member of our team quick questions, tips and resources related to:

  • Navigating NCA services
  • Job/Internship Searching
  • Networking
  • Negotiating Offers
  • Writing resumes and cover letters

You will have up to 15 minutes for your live chat session. For longer questions or more detailed feedback, you may be referred to schedule an appointment with a member of the NCA team or to utilize one of our online resources.

Login Information

NCA Live Chat is offered through Microsoft Teams, a platform accessible by all Northwestern students, staff and faculty.

NCA Live Chat Login

  1. When prompted, enter your Northwestern email address.
  2. You will be redirected to Online Passport.
  3. Sign in with your NetID and NetID password.  If you are already signed into Online Passport, you will go directly to Microsoft Teams.
Note: you have the option to download the app, which makes for an easier use of Teams.