5/27/2015 - NU For Life

Sophomore `Cats Explore Industries, Connect to NU Network

The NU for Life program gathered sophomore student-athletes on Tuesday for an interactive session focused on industry exploration and providing an introduction to the art of informational interviews [+]

5/19/2015 - NU For Life

Kabiller Award Winner Umanskiy Chases Dreams in LA, Israel

The NU for Life program has been invaluable for Northwestern's student-athletes who have made the most out of the program's offerings. Senior fencer Tina Umanskiy, a Chicago native, is studying... [+]

1/13/2015 - NU For Life

Mehta To Represent Big Ten In NCAA Governance Structure

Northwestern junior Nandi Mehta has been selected to represent the Big Ten Conference's nearly 9,500 student-athletes as part of the NCAA's new Division I autonomy governance structure. [+]

7/21/2014 - NU For Life

Professional Prep Bootcamp Connects 'Cats to Real World Wisdom

This summer, 21 student-athletes are taking part in a Professional Prep Bootcamp aimed at maximizing their potential in their hunt for an internship and, eventually, a post-graduate career. [+]

11/7/2014 - NU For Life

Through the Lens of Caylor Arnold: NU's Professional Development

On Sunday, Oct. 5, junior Caylor Arnold was eating breakfast with the rest of the Northwestern softball team -- a tradition before all home games -- when her phone rang. It was Jerri Lai, director ... [+]

6/4/2014 - NU For Life

Katie Landgrebe Lends a Hand Courtesy of NU for Life

Katie Landgrebe has always known how to dream big. The Medill junior and Wildcat soccer player recently received the opportunity to see those dreams come true. [+]

12/17/2013 - NU For Life

'Cats Think Big at Wildcat Professional Excellence Program

On Nov. 10, 2013, NU For Life hosted its annual cornerstone Wildcat Professional Excellence program for more than 100 Northwestern student-athletes. [+]

8/2/2013 - NU For Life

Bast Blog: My Summer at Harrison Street

Marisa Bast of the Northwestern softball team is spending her summer in the heart of the Chicago Loop, interning at Harrison Street Real Estate Capital. [+]

8/1/2013 - NU For Life

Career Treks: Leo Burnett & Abbott Labs

On Friday July 26, 10 student-athletes representing Northwestern's tennis, football, and soccer teams attended a Career Trek at Leo Burnett, a Chicago-based creative advertising agency. The student... [+]

7/23/2013 - NU For Life

Career Treks: William Blair & Ariel Investments

On Friday July 19, thirteen Northwestern student-athletes representing the football, golf, tennis, softball, soccer and swimming teams attended a career trek organized by NU for Life. [+]

6/14/2013 - NU For Life

NU Sophomores, Seniors Gain Key Professional Development Tips

Before dispersing for their summer internships or jobs, Northwestern's sophomore and senior student-athletes recently received a helpful refresher on how to succeed in the professional world. [+]

6/6/2013 - NU For Life

Trustee David Kabiller Equips Student-Athletes for Success

Motivated by his experience as a student-athlete at Northwestern University and his own unique brand of altruism, David Kabiller (WCAS85, KSM87) is redefining what it means to be a Wildcat student-... [+]

4/30/2013 - NU For Life

NU Men's Soccer focuses on professional development and giving...

The Northwestern University men's soccer team hosted its third-annual networking event at the Chicago office of Leo Burnett Company on Friday, February 8th. [+]

2/18/2013 - NU For Life

N-Club Mid-Year Mentoring Event

Mentors and mentees of the N Club Mentoring program gathered at the Metropolitan Club in the Willis Tower for an evening of networking on February 18. [+]

5/1/2013 - NU For Life

Women's Lacrosse Tours CAA in Los Angeles

Creative Artist Agency - Los Angeles, CA [+]

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NU for Life offers a wide variety of opportunities for Alumni to contribute to the professional development of current Wildcats. Contact Julie Hammer at julie-hammer@northwestern.edu to get involved.


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When you become a Wildcat, you embark on a four-year professional development program that aids in finding your career path, networking with top industry professionals and taking the next step after graduation.

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    Thursday, May 29, 2014
    NU For Life Sophomore Seminar: A Guide to Informational Interviews Nicolet Auditorium 6:30-8:30pm
    Friday, June 20, 2014
    NU For Life NU for Life Senior Reception Anderson Lobby 7:30-9:30am
    Friday, July 11, 2014
    NU For Life Real Estate Career Trek Downtown Chicago TBD
    Friday, July 18, 2014
    NU For Life Finance Career Trek Downtown Chicago TBD
    Friday, July 25, 2014
    NU For Life TBD Career Trek Downtown Chicago TBD