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Recruit at Northwestern Strategic Guidance Comprehensive Recruiting Services Employer and Student Connections


Sources: U.S. News & World Report 2018 National University Rankings; Northwestern University Office of Undergraduate Admission; Northwestern Career Advancement

Meet Northwestern Students Northwestern ranks #11 among universities in the U.S. 8,000 undergraduate students and 8,000 graduate students are enrolled on the Evanston campus. Northwestern attracts undergraduate students that demonstrate academic achievement and come from diverse social, ethnic, and economic backgrounds in 50 states and 75+ countries. 70% combine two or more areas of study, choosing from 200 majors, minors, and certificate programs. 93% are deeply involved in at least one student organization, club, or varsity athletic team. 79% participate in at least one internship. 57% participate in at least one research experience. Now, they are ready to make an impact on your organization.


Northwestern has given me a plethora of opportunities that have led me to become a curious, driven young woman ready to enter the workforce. What is unique to my experience here is the ability to be a leader among my peers in my co-curricular activities. Northwestern Senior, Communication Studies Major, Political Science Minor, Integrated Marketing Communications Certificate

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“ Your Employer Strategist will help you navigate Northwestern’s recruiting landscape. Together, we will develop a customized recruiting strategy for your organization that is in line with your peers and industry trends. Find your Employer Strategist at

Over the past two years, our company has experienced increased success in identifying and hiring top talent from Northwestern made possible through our strategic partnership with Northwestern Career Advancement. NCA has been a critical component of our success through the identification of and introduction to key faculty members and student organizations. NCA has invested their time and resources to promote our brand and showcase our unique opportunities to the students who will begin their career with us!

Recruiter, FinTech Company

Being a sponsor for NCA has helped us connect with top talent at Northwestern. The support and hard work from the NCA staff make it easy to come to campus and meet students. As a new recruiter at Northwestern, NCA has always been there to help answer my questions and keep me involved on campus. Recruiter, Consulting Firm

Hire Northwestern Talent • Connect with Northwestern on Handshake • Post a job/internship • Attend a career fair

MARKETING TIPS: Tweet your job/internship to @NUCareerAdvance and NCA will retweet your post Join Northwestern Career Advancement’s LinkedIn group to contribute to discussions about industry trends and offer career advice at

Build Your Brand • • • • •

Participate in on-campus recruiting Sponsor a career fair Organize an employer event Host a Career Trek Connect with student groups and campus partners

MARKETING TIPS: Spotlight your role or industry on NCA’s social media platforms Feature an upcoming event in NCA communications

Engage Northwestern Students

Partner with NCA Employers wishing to deepen their engagement with NCA are encouraged to become corporate sponsors. Valued partner benefits include: • Early registration for on-campus interviews • Preferred event locations • First access to industry-specific programs • Increased visibility via social media and marketing channels • Customized support from our Employer & Strategic Outreach Team

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Plan Your Year Each quarter brings new opportunities to engage Northwestern students. Included is a sample of activities:


Summer • Host a group of students at your office for a Career Trek • Encourage your Northwestern alumni to represent your organization at a ’Cats Connect • Invite your current interns to showcase their summer experience via NCA social media • Solidify fall recruiting plans with your Employer Strategist Late June – Early September

Fall • Attend the fall career fair • Host a networking event or workshop • Engage with student organizations • Participate in on-campus interviews • Register for winter recruiting activities • Discuss offer deadlines, policy questions, and salary benchmarks with your Employer Strategist Late September – Early December

• Attend the winter career fair • Host an information session (on-campus or virtual) • Participate in on-campus interviews • Offer your perspective at industry-specific panels and roundtable discussions • Schedule a debrief and share hiring successes with your Employer Strategist January – March

Spring • Plan early engagement events and industry exploration programming for first- and second-year students • Select preferred dates for interviews, career fairs, and other on-campus fall activities • Share your current/future hiring goals with your Employer Strategist April – Early June


NCA has been such a vital resource for us in facilitating introductions with their vast employer connections and providing opportunities to meet with our executive board face-to-face in order to plan and brainstorm successful events for our programming. Northwestern Pre-professional Student Organization


Northwestern has been a stand-out university partner for us. The quality of students, recruitment events, and career center staff is top-notch. We look forward to continuing our partnership and hiring Northwestern students for years to come. Recruiter, Consumer Packaged Goods Company

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