Pursuing a Business Career through the Liberal Arts
If you are like the majority of recent Weinberg seniors, you will go directly from college to a position in the business world. But many students don’t have a clear sense of what “business” entails, either in terms of academic preparation or as a profession. The transition from college to a job can be intimidating, and students often to try to guess the precise criteria they need to fulfill in order to get the perfect job. Instead, you should think about how your unique combination of course work, interests, skills, and experience can be successfully presented to employers.
Here you will find advice to help you think about how a liberal arts education in Weinberg prepares you for entering the working world. This includes information about academic issues relating to a business career and about how work experience, gained through extracurricular activities, research, internships, or volunteering, can help you develop and demonstrate your skills.
Your freshman adviser, Weinberg Adviser, and major adviser can help you put your academic and professional plans into perspective. You should also read through this informative brochure about Roads to Business.
You should be sure to register with University Career Services (UCS) in your freshman year and then consult with them frequently throughout your time at Northwestern. UCS staff work with students who are considering a variety of industries and career options. From freshman to senior year, they can assist you with career decision-making, academic major selections, graduate school advising, internship and full-time job search strategies.
Academic Adviser and Lecturer Open Positions
Weinberg College anticipates hiring full-time College Advisers/Lecturers for the 2013-14 academic year. Please see full application details and application instructions.
Seeking Academic Advice?
Weinberg College Advisers -- faculty representing a range of disciplines in the College and who are familiar with majors throughout the curriculum -- can help you explore available resources and options. Please visit 1908 Sheridan Road, call 847-491-8916, or e-mail us. More details