Jobs & Internships

Location
Evanston, IL
Undergrads
8,542
Tuition
$43,779
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Facts & Statistics

Career Center
620 Lincoln St.
(847) 491-3700
careerservices@northwestern.edu
www.northwestern.edu/careers
Employment Services?
Yes
Placement Services?
Yes
Other Career Services
  • Career lab
  • Electronic portfolio system
  • Employment databases
  • Graduate/professional school advisement
  • Interview center and on-campus interviews
  • Job and internship listings
  • Networking database to help students connect with NU alumni
  • Resources for certain groups (e.g., women, LGBT students, minority students, international students)
  • Resume and cover letter development
  • Self-assessments
  • Specific career services offices for Kellogg School of Management, Medill School of Journalism, and School of Music
  • Workshops, events, career fairs
Best Student Jobs On Campus
  • Library
  • SafeRide
  • Work-study
Worst Student Jobs On Campus
Phone-a-thon
Best Places to Work Off Campus
  • Any bookstore
  • Downtown Evanston
Advice on Finding a Job/Internship
  • Many of the schools have their own career center offices, and these provide great resources regarding recent job and internship postings. They also help with resumes and cover letters.
  • Networking is important. Get to know people, and they'll help you out in the long run. Professors and advisers are great resources. NU students have high placement rates, so extra effort will get you far in your search. Also, take advantage of programs put on by the Alumni Association. Alumni connections are a great way to get a foothold in whatever field you're interested in-Northwestern alums take care of their own.
Firms That Most Frequently Hire Grads
  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Accenture
  • Allstate Insurance
  • Amazon.com
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Citadel Investment Banking
  • Coca-Cola
  • Deloitte
  • Facebook
  • Marie Claire
  • Microsoft
  • MTV
  • Supreme Court of the US
  • Walgreens

Student Polls

How strong is the alumni network at your school?    Based on 46 responses

  • 0% Almost non-existent. After graduation, alumni have little or no affiliation with the school.
  • 17% Somewhat weak. There are a few alumni events but no real connection with alumni.
  • 37% Somewhat strong. There are some events and you can connect with alumni if you want.
  • 46% Very strong. Alumni are involved in lots of events and do a lot of campus recruiting.

How helpful is the career center in helping students find jobs or internships?    Based on 47 responses

  • 0% Totally ineffective. They make little or no effort to help you find a job/internship.
  • 13% Somewhat ineffective. There are some resources, but you're pretty much on your own.
  • 34% Somewhat helpful. The career center offers resources but not much individual attention.
  • 53% Very helpful. They help you find jobs/internships and provide lots of tools and workshops.
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