Having relevant experience is a field no longer makes an applicant stand out, it's a requirement. Employers and graduate schools want to see evidence that you can apply your knowledge to real world situations and back up your education with involvement.
What type of experience is best for you? This is highly dependent on your own goals and if you have a career path in mind. For a general overview on the ways to gain experience, be sure to read Internships and Gaining Relevant Experience.
Seeking experience related to your major? The links below provide an overview, as well a broad list of opportunities to begin your research. You’ll need to provide your NWU email and password to access this information.
Handshake is NWU's new career planning platform where students have access to more than 500,000 employers, from national Fortune 500 companies to small local businesses. You'll find part-time jobs, internships, and full-time opportunities in a variety of fields. This platform is also used for scheduling career coaching appointments with NWU Career Center consultants and accessing online career resources. Use your NWU email to claim your account today.
The Internship Database is a great tool for exploring internship possibilities. You’ll find a list of organizations where NWU students have interned, and you can search internships by major.
The Career Center makes networking with professional alumni easy. The Career Assistance Network can connect you to receptive alumni who are already established in your field and eager to help fellow Prairie Wolves. Visit the Career Center for access to this network.
The Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP) connects NWU students to an array of exciting Washington, D.C., internships in and out of government. CHIP students live on Capitol Hill, work in the city, and take classes to make the most of their internship experiences.
The Chicago Center seeks to bring the urban community experience to college students. Students live and take classes at the center while completing an internship in Chicago. Several programs are available to NWU students.