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SAW Counselor Application

SAW Counselor 

Counselors for the Summer Academic Workshop (SAW) serve as important ambassadors and role-models to incoming first-year students. Counselors will help students develop lasting relationships, learn how to navigate Northwestern University; and empower students with important tools for their personal success.  

Residency in a campus residence hall is required. Please note that Labor Day Holiday is included in this work commitment. 

SAW Counselor Responsibilities  

Important Dates 

Characteristics of a Successful SAW Counselor 



SAW Counselors will be paid hourly at a $16 rate. SAW Counselors can expect to work up to 20 hours depending on the week.


Click HERE to complete the application!

Deadline to Apply: April 8th, 2024 

Applying involves 3 steps:  


The SES Student Leader application collects basic information and has an essay portion. Once the application is submitted you will receive a confirmation email. Please read this email carefully as it provides instructions for a group interview. Below are the essay questions.  

Essay Questions  

Group Interview 

The Group Interviews are scheduled for:

You can select the session you are unavailable for when you complete the SES Student Leader Application. During the group interview you will complete 2 group activities. One will focus on group dynamics and the other on creativity.  

Individual Interviews 

Applicants selected to continue in our interview process will be scheduled for an individual interview during the week April 29th – May 3rd, 2024. 


For questions or more information about the SAW Counselor position, please email Assistant Director of SES, Braini McKenzie,