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Blog Career Development, Students

20 must-know resume tips

Northwestern's Career Development office has put together a list of 20 tips to help you make a great first impression and land the interview.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Blog College Preparation, Parents

4 expectations parents should set with their college student

Now fall semester has begun. With our students, it is easy for hopes to get ahead of plans. While we are busy packing in the last family picnic of the summer, getting the commuter car in shape, or shopping for the dorm...

Monday, August 28, 2017

Blog College Preparation, Community

The Unofficial Northwestern Packing List

Here are some things that aren’t listed in your average college list, but are essentials for the life of an everyday eagle.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Blog Academics, Faculty, The Arts

Dealing with writer's envy

Working towards success as a writer is difficult. Watching that success come to your peers while it eludes you can be even more challenging to deal with. Author and professor Heather Peterson shares how you can beat the...

Monday, June 5, 2017

Blog Alumni, College Preparation, Faith, Leadership, Students

Change your thoughts, change your life

Steven Daggett gave this address during the 2017 spring commencement ceremony. Daggett graduated in 2017 from the adult undergraduate program with a bachelor's degree in ministry and psychology.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Blog Alumni, College Preparation, Community, Students

College advice from the class of 2017

Passing the torch--wise words from the graduating class of 2017.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Blog Career Development

Six rules for your resume

UNW's Career Development has helped to take the fear out of resume writing. After reading through these steps, you will be able to turn this humble document into your very own career launch-pad.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Blog Academics, Faculty, Parents, Students, The Arts

I want to write. Am I doomed to be a barista?

As an instructor in the professional writing program at UNW, I see lots of talented students. But these students sometimes don't know how to push this writing life forward as a vocation. With some guidance and practice,...

Monday, April 24, 2017

Blog Alumni, Career Development

How to pivot towards your ideal career

Are you dissatisfied at your job? While a job or career change could be an option, there are also things you can do at your current workplace to utilize your skill-set and find greater opportunities.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Blog Alumni, Career Development, Students

Plan your career change in 6 steps

What comes to mind when you think of making a career change? If you follow some basic steps, you will not only avoid some common pitfalls, you will be set up for success!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Blog Community, Students

Freshman Survival Guide

Now that classes are in full swing, here are a few secrets to finding your groove and enjoying life in college. Psst… upperclassmen might be surprised by some of these too. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Blog Alumni, College Preparation, Students

Graduates Give Advice to Incoming Freshmen

We asked recent graduates of Northwestern to share their best advice for the incoming freshmen class. This is what some of them shared:

Monday, May 23, 2016

Blog Career Development, Students

Tips for Choosing a Major, Career, and Calling

As summer approaches, college and high school seniors hear a lot of the same question: “So what are you going to do with the rest of your life?” It is a big, intimidating question and everyone wants to have a great...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Blog Community, Faculty, Faith

Learning from Sand Castles

Spring weather shifts our thinking: from boots to sandals, sweaters to shorts, and from building snowmen to creating sand castles. Even though sand castles don’t last long, they can make an impression on those around us...

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

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