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New Name Latest Enhancement to Career Advising

Northwestern Career Advancement aims to provide personalized, optimized service

  • Interview with Northwestern Career Advancement directors inaugurates audio ‘CatChats
  • Personalized career advising all four years at Northwestern
  • Six months after graduation, more than 90 percent of undergraduate Class of 2013 on career path

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) -- formerly University Career Services – has a new name that reflects its focus on helping Northwestern University students through the career advancement process in a personal and optimal way.

The University has close to 20,000 students enrolled in hundreds of different majors, minors and other programs. Everything that NCA does, including innovative new enhancements put into place over the last year, is designed to help these highly talented and diverse students with a wide range of career goals.

In this edition of ‘CatChats, Mark Presnell, NCA executive director, and Alice Harra, NCA director of employer recruiting and engagement, discuss some of the cutting-edge new opportunities for career advancement for Northwestern students.

More highlights:

  • More than 18,000 jobs and internships were posted in the CareerCat online job and internship search system in the last year.
  • Alumni play a key role in the success of NCA by recruiting on campus, offering internships, mentoring and sponsoring other career-related activities.
  • Six months after graduation, more than 90 percent of Northwestern’s undergraduate Class of 2013 was employed full time, in graduate school or engaged in some other career-related experience – Fulbright Scholar, military service and more.
  • The enhancements were set in motion by Vice President for Student Affairs Patricia Telles-Irvin after listening to feedback from students, alumni, other members of the Northwestern community and employers.

-- ‘CatChats is a series of audio podcasts that are casual conversations with people and personalities who make Northwestern one of the world’s diverse and dynamic universities.

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