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An average of 96% of Northwestern alumni are employed or in graduate school within 6 months of graduation. Reasons for our impressive placement rate include:

  • The appeal of our smart, responsible, well-written and well-spoken students to employers and graduate school admissions offices
  • The preparation provided by our excellent academic programs
  • The broad range of services and personal attention of our professional career counselors

Among Northwestern graduates are an FBI agent, a Disney producer and Sony video game programmer. Our alumni are influential entrepreneurs; life-changing educators; award-winning medical specialists, acclaimed actors, artists and authors; and recipients of prestigious graduate school fellowships.

"Having an internship was one of the key reasons I easily secured a job with Nationwide." Abby Korthals '13, senior pricing analyst, Des Moines

"[I had] a contract before my senior year even began." Josh Roorda '10, emergency nurse and nurse practitioner student, Davenport, Iowa

"I never felt stressed as a first-year teacher, and I think it's due to the preparation I got at Northwestern." Krissa Hetletvedt '14, 3rd grade teacher and Rookie of the Year, Omaha


Career Development Center services

Northwestern’s Career Development Center’s services are available even before you enroll when you sign up for a MyNWC account. In addition to helping you find internship and study abroad opportunities, Northwestern’s Career Development Center can also help you:

  • Explore your interests, skills and talents and match them with careers
  • Research different majors and careers
  • Search for and find job possibilities
  • Learn about and attend career fairs
  • Prepare a cover letter and resume
  • Practice interviewing
  • Study for graduate school entrance exams
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