NAA Student Resources
If you are a student interested in NAA events or resources, contact the associate director of student services.
Get introduced and network with alumni, get career advice, and establish new friendships that will last long after graduation. The NAA also has two student directors (Christina Alexander and Bri Hightower) to represent the student body on the NAA Board of Directors. Feel free to contant Christina, Christina-Alexander@u.northwestern.edu, or Bri, firstname.lastname@example.org, with any thoughts or suggestions on how to build stronger student/alumni relationships.
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NU Career Search Options
The NAA and the University offer resources designed to help students set and meet professional goals.
Insurance, Travel, and Hotel Discounts
As a member of NAA, you qualify for a special group discount on your auto, home, and renters insurance as well as life, medical, and dental insurance. You also have special access to other hotel and travel discounts.
Student Alumni Alliance
The Northwestern Student Alumni Alliance (SAA) aims to build connections between students and alumni, and encourages students to build a relationship with Northwestern by offering a range of professional, educational, and social programming. SAA members help plan campus-wide activities such as NU Day at Wrigley, Etiquette Banquet, Dinner with 12 Strangers, Alumni Connections Series and much much more! Please click here to find more information on how to get involved!
Request NAA Funds
The NAA and the Student Alumni Alliance have a certain amount of funding set aside each academic quarter that is to be used for student group requests. Click here for more information.
Wildcat Welcome: Interactive Tour and March Thru the Arch
The Interactive Tour is an opportunity to introduce new students to the John Evans Center and the Northwestern Alumni Association. Students learn how to get more involved with the Student Alumni Alliance, Homecoming and get a better understanding of the resources the alumni center offers current students. This is also a chance for students to meet Willie the Wildcat, the LadyCats, Cheerleaders and the Homecoming Court. Every first-year student receives a gift from the NAA as well!
Alumni Connection Series
A series of career exploration events specifically for undergraduates, however, students and alumni of all academic levels may attend. The focus of the events is to provide attendees with opportunities to learn more about career path options.
Countdown to Commencement
NAA's annual series for seniors includes a mix seminars on useful real world topics (finances, career planning) with events that focus on the lighter side of graduation.
Dinner with Twelve Strangers
Students, alumni, and faculty meet and mix in a relaxed setting.
The Etiquette Banquet
A yearly dinner at which students learn the "dos and don'ts" of dining in both formal and casual environments. The four-to-seven course meal is hosted by the NAA and the Student Alumni Alliance.
Northwestern Externship Program (NEXT)
The NAA's student externships help to prepare undergraduate students for their careers by providing invaluable job-shadowing opportunities with alumni in many fields.
Homecoming is a fun-filled week full of philanthropic and social events. This is a great time to hang out with existing friends, meet fellow student peers and network with alumni! Homecoming 2012 kicked off October 21st with Paint the Town Purple and the Color Roar - Homecoming's first annual paint fight. Festivities continued throughout the week and ended strong with the Student Alumni Mixer, Pep Rally, Parade and Homecoming game. Homecoming 2013 festivities will kick off on September 29th, with the Homecoming game on October 5th, 2013.
Students have an opportunity to practice interviewing skills in a live simulated environment with young professionals. The fall session is dedicated to members of the senior class and the winter session is for freshman, sophomores, and juniors.
NU Day at Wrigley
A favorite event year after year. 1500+ Northwestern Students sit with their classmates and cheer on the Cubs. One lucky Northwestern student gets to throw out the first pitch and another student is selected to perform the National Anthem.
One Book, One Northwestern Project
A Northwestern community-wide reading program hosted by the Office of the President. Modeled after the successful "Seattle Reads" program, it aims to bring together individuals with different backgrounds to share and discuss a common topic.
Updated September 2, 2011.