Setting up Your Personalized Career Search

Setting up your personalized career search:

Interested in getting customized internship and job search emails sent directly to your inbox? Use your own search criteria for internships and full time opportunities with CareerCat's Job Search Agent:

  • Log into your CareerCat profile (CareerCat access below)
  • Select Jobs/Internships (left-hand menu) > Search for Jobs/Internships
  • Click on Advanced Search
  • Select criteria for the search (e.g., Industry > Position Type) and click search
  • Select Saved Searches and create a title for your search
  • Update how often it will send via email and select yes for new results only to be emailed directly to your inbox

Personalizing your career interests:

Select from a wide range of industries to customize communication from NCA to your own career interests.

  • Log into your CareerCat profile
  • Select “Academic Profile” under "Getting Started" in the right column
  • Scroll down to “Career Interests” and select the career fields that interest you

Student Access

CareerCat portal for students

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Alumni & Postdoc Access

CareerCat portal for alumni & postdocs


Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) maintains CareerCat as a service to Northwestern students and alumni we serve for their career development and employment-seeking efforts.

  1. The posting of advertisements and job announcements on this website does not indicate an endorsement from Northwestern University or NCA. Students and/or alumni are encouraged to check the credentials and integrity of an employer. CareerCat also contains links to other websites not under the control of the University or NCA. The University and NCA are not responsible for any error or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information.
  2. Students who discover any misuse or abuse of this web site are encouraged to report the matter to NCA as soon as possible at
  3. If at any point, students have questions about employers or opportunities, they are encouraged to make an appointment with an adviser or counselor or contact us directly at 847.491.3700.

User Support: For CareerCat technical support, email  In the email, please provide the issue you are encountering along with your 7-digit Northwestern student ID.