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99.5% of recent Northwestern alumni were 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.

Compass Center services

The services of Northwestern’s Compass Center for Career & Calling 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, the Compass 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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Class of 2019 Outcomes
99.5% of our 2019 graduates have jobs or are enrolled in graduate school. See who hired them and what their average salary is.

Outcomes report

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Raiders Stand Out
Northwestern will be the time of your life—and prepare you for the rest of it. Success starts with Raider Nation.


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Success Stories
Northwestern students talk about their internships and the strong preparation NWC provided.

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