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Appointments and Drop-in Advising with NCA

NCA is here to support you!  Connect with us through appointments or drop-in hours virtually, in-person or over the phone.  Undergraduate students, graduate students and recent alumni are eligible to schedule appointments 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  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 virtually, in person or by phone.  Login to Handshake  Career Center > Appointments to view your scheduling options.

Drop-In Hours (Virtual and In-Person)

NCA offers daily virtual and in-person drop-in hours to connect with our team for quick career-related questions and guidance.   Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students can utilize these hours.

Winter Quarter 2022 Hours:

Monday - Friday from 12:00 - 2:00pm
Virtual Live Chat: Monday, January 3 - Friday, March 18, 2022
In-Person: Monday, January 31 - Friday, March 11, 2022 at 620 Lincoln Street

Visit the Drop-In Advising 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: