Northwestern University and Weinberg College offer a variety of opportunities for students seeking to turn intellectual curiosity into hands-on experience.
Undergraduates participate in a wide variety of challenging, well-focused research projects. Some students work with faculty members to develop independent study projects based on personal interests. Others become involved in ongoing faculty research as a paid research assistant or for course credit. Explore student research opportunities.
Internships and volunteering
Explore links between your academic work and the "real world." Whether in business, politics, the non-profit arena, or anywhere else, internships can provide valuable hands-on experience. Volunteering is another way to become part of a community, get involved in an issue, and consider options for your future. Learn about credit and non-credit options.
Experience another country up close and learn how the world looks from another society's point of view. Many Weinberg College students participate in one of the University's affiliated study abroad programs in more than 40 countries. Find rules and policies related to study abroad.
Among the course options offered by Weinberg departments and programs are special types of variable-focus courses. These include professional linkage seminars, independent study courses, and Student-Organized Seminars (SOS). Learn more about these special courses.
Student awards and honors
The College gives awards for distinguished academic work. Read about college and departmental awards and funding opportunities.
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Play a role in college decisions as a member of the Student Advisory Board. You can also participate in the Student-Alumni Engagement Program, which offers opportunities to connect with Weinberg alumni for help with career exploration and planning.