Welcome to SPS Career Resources

In addition to offering career advising, SPS Career Services works with the Northwestern University community and employers to provide opportunities and resources which promote the professional development of our students and alumni.

Career Advising

SPS degree-seeking and certificate students are encouraged to discuss their career goals with their academic advisors. SPS academic advisers are available to help with job search strategies, resume review, and provide program-tailored career advice.

Career Checklists

Please use the Career Checklists below as a guide for your career advancement during your time at SPS.

Undergraduate Career Checklist

Post-baccalaureate Career Checklist

Graduate Career Checklist


Northwestern University Career Tools
Career Insider*
Chicago Field Studies                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Enhance Your Career
  *NetID is required to access these resources

General Career Tools
Occupational Outlook Handbook (research by industry, including economic outlook)

Northwestern Career Advancement

Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) is a comprehensive career services office on the Evanston campus that provides an extensive range of advising, programming and resources to all Northwestern University degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students. Recent alumni have access to NCA for six months post-graduation.

NCA Social Media 

Information for Employers

SPS students and alumni are work-experienced professionals who are continuing their education with the goal of advancing, changing, or starting their career. The link below will direct you to a detailed listing of our Graduate and Undergraduate degree programs, as well as our Professional Development and Post-baccalaureate Certificate programs. View SPS Program Areas 

If you have questions about recruiting from one of our programs or would like to host an informational webinar, please contact the academic and career adviser for the specific program. View Academic and Career Advisers

Please find information below about CareerCat, Northwestern University’s primary online recruiting tool. A database reaching thousands of students and alumni, CareerCat is a great way to post employment opportunities at Northwestern. The link below provides instructions for creating a profile and posting a job on CareerCat. Post a Job or Internship

Marketing your company or organization to Northwestern students is an important part of your recruiting strategy. Northwestern Career Advancement provides varying levels of social media and marketing support to raise awareness and increase visibility of companies and organizations. Build Your Brand at Northwestern

Career Services Workshops and Career Events

Click the external links below to view SPS Career Services workshops in Adobe Connect.

Resume Fundamentals

Advanced Resume Writing Strategies

Cover Letters



The Networking Advantage

For upcoming University career fairs, please visit the Northwestern Career Advancement Events & Programs page.