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Appointments and Live Chat with NCA

NCA is here to support you!  Connect with us through virtual appointments, telephone appointments and live chat hours.  Undergraduate students, graduate students and recent alumni and can schedule a meeting with a member of our team through Handshake.

Visit the Alumni Resources page for more information about career services and resources for alumni more than 1 year beyond graduation.

For any additional questions, please email nca@northwestern.edu with the details of your question, and we will respond quickly. 

Schedule an Appointment

NCA career advisers and career counselors are here to help you navigate all of your career concerns. Appointments with our team are scheduled through Handshake and are available in the following areas:

  • Undecided on a Career Path
  • Choosing an Academic Major
  • Career Advising (finding jobs/internships, networking, resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, offer negotiation)
  • Mock Interview
  • Graduate School Application Advising
  • Pre-Law Advising

Appointments can be scheduled by phone and virtually.  Login to Handshake  Career Center > Appointments to view your scheduling options.

Live Chat

NCA offers live chat hours Monday-Friday from 12:00-3:00pm to connect with our team for quick career-related questions and guidance.   Undergraduate and graduate students can utilize these hours.

Visit the Live Chat with NCA page for more information and login information.

Career Ambassador Resume Parties

Career Ambassadors are available via the Live Chat platform during the academic year. Resume Parties are open to undergraduate students. Students are encouraged to can ask questions and receive 1:1 feedback about their resumes, cover letters or navigating Handshake and NCA resources. Search "Resume Party" under Handshake events to view and access days/times that our Career Ambassadors are available.

Additional Career Offices at Northwestern

In addition to NCA, there are several other offices at Northwestern that provide career support to students, alumni, and postdocs.  Visit the pages below to learn more about available services: