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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.

Friday, January 12, 2024

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Promoting Your Soft Skills

When coaching students on résumés, we often talk about how to effectively share their relevant work and other experience. When putting together skill statements, it's easiest to list the things that we are naturally...

Friday, December 8, 2023

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Career Communities Mean Connection

Since networking is responsible for at least 85% of new jobs, UNW students need to connect with alumni and other professionals. Current unemployment rates make networking more important than ever for students seeking...

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Back to (job search) basics

In the past two months, we've seen record low unemployment rates suddenly become record high rates. For our University of Northwestern spring graduates, the world has changed seemingly overnight, and the job search...

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Opening Doors for UNW Students

Several December grads have launched into exciting new careers, often with assistance from Northwestern alumni. We in Career Development love to celebrate these connections, and we wanted to share some of our favorites.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Who wins with an internship? (Answer: everyone!)

It’s not often that you find a win-win-win scenario, but internships are that rare gem that can benefit everyone involved.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Blog Parents

Life Choices—Served with Pie

Students face many important decisions in their first few years out of the home—especially related to college. The right "coaching" can make all the difference in helping them navigate this exciting time.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Blog Alumni, College Preparation

UNW Grad Lands Job at Medtronic

Management Information Systems graduate Zack Swore used the social and technical skills he learned at UNW to get a job at Medtronic.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Blog Faculty

The Poet Knows What the Copywriter Doesn’t. And Vice Versa.

In explaining his writing process, a poet once told my writing students, “I never think about the audience.” I think about audience constantly but that poet taught me something important.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Blog College Preparation, Parents

Big Lessons from Small Mistakes

Parents hope their young adults have already learned major lessons in academic integrity, managing temptation, and setting priorities in the right order. The fact is they are no less human than when they were in middle...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Blog Alumni

In Their Heart Language: An Interview with Steve Sheldon ‘61

Northwest Alumnus, Steve Sheldon tells of his fifty years of mission field experience translating the Bible in Brazil for Wycliffe Bible Translators USA.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Blog Alumni

Encouraging Students to Stay Salty: An Interview with Jodi Richert ‘92

Jodi Richert ’92 is currently a Lead Program Manager at Target, a member of the UNW Alumni Council and President’s Advisory Council, and an actively engaged alumna.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Blog Academics

Dance Minor Opens New Opportunities at UNW and Beyond

The Department of Music and Theater has added a ​dance minor​ to its academic program.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Don't Say "No" & Other Interviewing Tips

Ok, it's all good. You've answered the heavy questions during your job interview for what you believe may be your dream job. You've got this job in the bag. But then, a sudden pause. Your next moments are crucial.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Blog Alumni

Tips for women in leadership

What does it mean to be a woman in leadership? Northwestern representatives found key insights.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Blog

The crucial organizational role of stories

A college degree in my hand and a burning passion in my heart, I set out to start my career. But the Lord's timing is not my timing. I remain grateful for that blessing every day. I don't want to forget it. Storytelling...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Blog Alumni

Learning from NT missional leaders: Call and capacity

Jo Saxton, a featured speaker at the 2017 Fuel Leadership Conference, shares thoughts on calling and capacity in the lives of early church leaders.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Blog Career & Leadership Development, College Preparation

The Risk of Excellence: Embracing Writing Critique

Writer and professor, Judith Hougen talks about the risk and reward of critique.

Monday, June 19, 2017