SIGP Makes Job Opportunities Possible

SIGP Makes Job Opportunities Possible

This year, NCA is sending its largest cohort of Summer Internship Grant Program (SIGP) recipients in its 10-year history across the country and abroad with its funding. The program, which began in 2007, has seen its numbers soar over the years – expanding from 90 applicants and 10 grant recipients in 2007 to 795 applicants and approximately 400 grants recipients this year.

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Northwestern’s Role in the Birth of Student Affairs

Northwestern’s Role in the Birth of Student Affairs

Over 30 departments form the Division of Student Affairs at Northwestern. Numerous organizations provide professional development opportunities for Student Affairs staff across the country. Northwestern University played a formative role in the birth of the Student Affairs profession and its professional organizations. University leaders contributed to both the initial professional gatherings and later served in leadership roles in the evolving professional associations.

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Explore Feelings at the Senior Art Show

Explore Feelings at the Senior Art Show

Video, pottery, posters, a pillow, and a mirror.

These are just some of the materials that make up the Senior Art Show. The exhibition features the work of three artists – Daniel Eghdami, Isabel Ngan, and Heiwon Shin – as they explore the construction of identity and how we interact with the world around us. The exhibit is open until June 17th.

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Externship Program Provides Opportunities for Career Exploration

Externship Program Provides Opportunities for Career Exploration

One of the best things about college is trying out new things, whether those be extracurriculars, classes, or career paths. With so many potential career options available, exploring as many as you can while at Northwestern can help you shape your future.

“I really believe that you never know what a career is going to look like until you get a firsthand look at it, experience it in a way,” Medill junior Pia Basu said. “I wanted to spend some time with a Northwestern alum who could walk me through what their career path was and some of the challenges they face at work, but also what they enjoy most about their job so I could get a sense of what would be a good fit for me.”

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Earth Month May be Over, But You Can Still be "Green"

Earth Month May be Over, But You Can Still be "Green"

The month of April was designated as Earth Month, revolving around the main event on April 22, so being “green” was a big topic of conversation. Northwestern provides ample resources to the University community and works hard to make sure campus operates sustainably year-round, but it amped up the programming during Earth Month. 

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Should You Go to NU Night at the Art Institute?

Should You Go to NU Night at the Art Institute?

Have plans for the evening of Thursday, May 4? Even if you do, cancel them. You don’t want to miss NU Night at the Art Institute. The Helio Oiticica exhibit is interesting and interactive (it even has sand!), and the event is free. If that doesn’t sell you, use our handy dandy flowchart to help you make up your mind!

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Health Care Deciphered: Patient Advocacy Coordinators are Here to Help

Health Care Deciphered: Patient Advocacy Coordinators are Here to Help

The health care system is nothing if not confusing. Learning to navigate the health care system on our own, many of us for the first time, can be a huge challenge. Luckily for us, Health Services has introduced a Patient Support Services program to help make sense of it all.

Director of Health Services Brian Druley lead the charge with developing this unique program. Druley’s vision centered on one thing: integrating student learning into the health services process. To accomplish this goal, the department instituted Patient Advocacy Coordinators at both the Evanston and Chicago campuses.

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Women in Leadership Workshops Explore Gender in a Modern Context

Women in Leadership Workshops Explore Gender in a Modern Context

This past fall, Northwestern’s Leadership and Community Engagement department (housed within Campus Life) introduced its new series, Women in Leadership. This cohort meets six times over the course of one quarter to discuss and explore various aspects of the intersection between gender and leadership.

“We have a pretty multifaceted mission,” Assistant Director of Leadership & Community Engagement Adrian Bitton said.“Ultimately what we want to do is empower women and build their leadership self-efficacy.”

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​​​​​​​Connecting Through Research and the Residential Experience

​​​​​​​Connecting Through Research and the Residential Experience

Lunch discussions and fireside chats can lead students to research opportunities with faculty mentors. Residential college faculty fellows, as well as faculty across the university, hire students new to research and mentor them through the Undergraduate Research Assistance Program (URAP)

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