Weinberg College’s Alumni/Student Engagement program was created in order to:
- Enable alumni to help students navigate the challenging post-graduation career landscape through sharing of experiences, job search coaching, networking assistance or similar career preparation activities.
- Offer students insight into ways their liberal arts degree will prepare them for life after Northwestern, leading to rewarding careers in a wide range of fields.
We are looking to expand our pool of alumni involved in the program. If you are interested in any of the activities below, or have suggestions for other ways that could help Weinberg students beginning life ‘beyond The Arch,’ please contact:
Director, Student/Alumni Engagement
- Career Panels/Industry Nights — intended to provide information about a range of career opportunities within a specific field, e.g., Finance, Government, International Development, Consulting, Education, The Arts, etc.
- Industry Specific Workshops — e.g., How To Prepare for A Case Study Interview, Interviewing Tips for Investment Banking, Uncovering Opportunities in Museum Management, A Life in Pursuit of Global Health, how and why to read The Wall Street Journal, American Economic Review or Advertising Age
- Alumni Friends of Weinberg — Alumni “Friends” meet with a group of up to 12 students at least twice during the academic year to offer advice about career options and opportunities related to a major field of study. Alumni may draw on both their own experience and that of colleagues they may invite to join the student gatherings.
- September Alumni-Student Career Tour — Connect with current Northwestern students in your hometown before they return to campus. Alumni share expertise and insight on a variety of industries and career paths.
- Summer Intern Gatherings — host a gathering of students working in your city for the summer. Introduce them to other NU area Alumni to share advice on career planning.
Please consider engaging with current students, sharing stories of how your Weinberg education has shaped your career, and offering your skills to help students best prepare for a career search.
Build Your Network
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional networking site and a great place to begin building a strong network that will help you throughout your career. The following links provide good information about how you can get the most out of it:
- Video: Get Started with LinkedIn
- How students can develop an online presence, network and find an internship or job via LinkedIn
Alums in Action
A Weinberg alum recently led a session for students about preparing for interviews in the financial sector.