Message from the Career Development Staff Team

Dear Parent,

What do you want to be when you grow up? While this question is usually posed to our young child, we occasionally still worry when watching our adult child try to answer this question. We may wonder if our son or daughter is prepared, or about where and how he or she can find assistance and resources.

Northwestern's Career Development offers a wide range of resources to help your son or daughter understand their unique God-given design, explore academic major and career options, gain practical experience and prepare to launch into life beyond college.

Career Development has a trained and experienced staff ready to work with your son or daughter through individual career coaching and  advising, seminars, classes and workshops, networking gatherings, internships, or any other career and professional development topic.

A University of Northwestern education provides highly valued workplace skills that are transferable to a number of occupations: research and investigative skills, language skills, communication skills, critical and analytical thinking skills, artistic comprehension skills, and planning skills. The close interaction between professors, classmates, and administrators set in a residential community of learning provides a unique, rigorous, and holistic balance to developing your son or daughter as a professional.

We look forward to working with your son or daughter and helping them with decisions about their major, internship, career direction, graduate school, or other post-graduation plans. If we can answer any question or be of any service, please let us know.


The Career Development Staff Team
University of Northwestern

How parents can help

Our UNW parents can assist in building our connections with employers and in providing valuable professional expertise.  Please consider participating in the following ways:

  • Encourage your employer to post jobs and internships on Handshake
  • Refer your Human Resources representatives or hiring managers to UNW
  • Let us know if you would be interested in participating on a panel or at a networking event 

Helpful links for parents