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Landing the dream job

I graduated from Northwestern 5 years ago. As a Psychology major, I knew towards the end of my junior year pursuing a career in the traditional Psychology route wasn’t for me. With that, I didn’t really know what I...

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Blog Career 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 Development

Promoting your soft skills

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

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Blog Career 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 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 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, Business, 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 Arts

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, Leadership, 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, Alumni Spotlight, Leadership, Ministry & Missions

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, Alumni Spotlight, Business

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 Students, The Arts, UNW News

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 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 Academics, Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Leadership

Teaching for the Journey: An Interview with Steve Gibbs '04

You will find Northwestern alumni in many different places and professions. We recently had the opportunity to catch up with Steve Gibbs, the principal of Stewartville High School and Middle School and a 2004 graduate...

Friday, January 5, 2018

Blog Academics, Leadership, Students

Northwestern student on science, music, and taking opportunities

With a trajectory towards clinical pharmacy and a love of music, junior Elizabeth Donaldson shares about science, sound, and seeking opportunities.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Blog Church, Faith, Ministry & Missions, Students

Northwestern travels: A global peacemaking experience

Fly more than 2,000 miles to another country with student leaders, faculty, and staff to learn about global peacemaking through the lens of immigration.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Blog Academics, Faculty

Faculty Highlight: Engineering Professor Carrie Francis

Carrie Francis, Ph.D. (Engineering) teaches her students that God and science are not mutually exclusive. Learn how her love for God and her interest in science intertwined.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Blog Alumni, Leadership, Students

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 Alumni, Leadership, The Arts

Angi Putney: Leading worship and people

When Angi Putney started earning her degree in Music Performance at Northwestern in 2013, she wasn’t sure she’d see graduation day... One day during her second semester, coordinator of vocal studies professor Carol...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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