Gain Experience

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

Local Experience
BY MAJOR

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.

 

Accounting

Art

Biochemistry

Biology

Business

Chemistry

Communication

Criminal Justice

Economics

Education

English

Gender Studies

Global Studies

Health & Human Perf.

History

Mathematics

Modern Language

Music

Nursing

Philosophy

Physics

Political Science

Psychology

Religion

Social Work

Sociology

Theater

Resources

Job Zone

The JobZone

Employer seeking NWU students and recent graduates post positions on the JobZone. You’ll find part-time jobs, internships, and full-time opportunities in many fields. To see the full list of jobs and internships, you’ll need to complete a quick registration.

 

Career Assistance Network

Career Assistance Network

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.
CHIP Program

The Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP)

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.
Chicago Center

The Chicago Center

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.