Kathryn at the Office of the Illinois Attorney General

Name: Kathryn Year: Junior Major(s): Political Science Minor(s): French Language CFS Program: Field Studies in Humanities The first thing that comes to mind for Chicago Field Studies is, of course, the internship. Without diminishing the magnitude of the experience I had at the Attorney General’s Office, the CFS Humanities class was an absolutely integral component…

Kayla at Spector | Baker

Name: Kayla Year: Senior Major(s): Economics Minor(s): CFS Program: Field Studies in Humanities As soon as I tell someone that I am going to law school in the fall, their first reaction is to ask where I am planning on going to school and what type of law I am interested in pursuing. The truth…

Lexi at the Talking Farm

Name: Lexi Year: Sophomore Major(s): Theatre, International Studies Minor(s): Environmental Policy and Culture CFS Program: Field Studies in Environment, Science, and Sustainability My Chicago Field Studies experience was not your ‘typical’ internship. Working at the Talking Farm I essentially learned how to run a small-scale farm and the functionality of urban agriculture in this area….

Luis at CASE

Name: Luis Year: Junior Major(s): Economics Minor(s): Business Institutions program CFS Program: Field Studies in the Modern Workplace Hello everyone! My name is Luis Ortega and I am participating in the CFS class of Spring ’17. I am a junior studying Economics and the Business Institutions program, and I am interning at Chicago Anchors for a…

Nataly at Renew Packaging

Name: Nataly Year: Sophomore Major(s): Economics Minor(s): Business Institutions Program CFS Program: Business Field Studies My internship search process was not ideal. I was able to secure three interviews; the first two were unsuccessful and the third was the one that got me to where I am now. I was greatly discouraged by the first two…

Cara at Common Cause Illinois

Name: Cara Year: Junior Major(s): Anthropology, Legal Studies Minor(s):  CFS Program: Field Studies in Social Justice As an anthropology major, I am often asked what I want to do after I get my undergraduate degree. Usually, I deflect, and perhaps mention that I have a second major or that I have background in these three,…

Joanna at Two Penny Blue

Name: Joanna Year: Junior Major(s): Economics Minor(s):  CFS Program: Field Studies in the Modern Workplace I am interning at a social enterprise called Two Penny Blue, located in Chicago’s Southport Corridor. Two Penny Blue is an omnichannel retail brand, selling both online and in its flagship store. Its core mission is to educate, empower, and…

Ailyn at O’Brien Law

Name: Ailyn Year: Sophomore Major(s): History, Legal Studies Minor(s):  CFS Program: Field Studies in Social Justice I declared a Legal Studies major during my second year at Northwestern, and I was fascinated by the social implications of law. During my fall quarter, I was enrolled in a class in which we discussed the effects of law…

Rosalie at Davidson & Seseri, LLC

Name: Rosalie Year: Junior Major(s): Political Science, Legal Studies Minor(s): Classics with a Greek Concentration CFS Program: Legal Field Studies My first week of Chicago Field Studies was characterized by high demand and lifestyle change. CFS is a new experience and a quite rigorous one; however, it has allowed me to push myself passed my goals and…

Yolanda at Carol Fox and Associates

Name: Yolanda Year: Sophomore Major(s): Communications Studies Minor(s): Integrated Marketing Communications, Film & Media Studies CFS Program: Field Studies in Business Culture I am halfway through my internship, and I have already learned so much. I initially wanted this experience because I wanted to “be an adult” for a quarter: work a 9 to 5 job, get on the…

Siddhant at Blue Canyon Partners

Name: Siddhant Year: Junior Major(s): Economics Minor(s): Mathematics, Business Institutions Program CFS Program: Business Field Studies The Delicate Balance Between Work and Life I have been working at Blue Canyon Partners, Inc. – a B2B management consulting firm – for 5 weeks now and I feel that I have learnt more in these past few weeks compared to the…

Samuel at the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois

Name: Samuel Year: Junior Major(s): Legal Studies Minor(s): Political Science CFS Program: Field Studies in Social Justice When I began thinking about internships in the fall I knew I wanted to work at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) because I really stood by their public advocacy work. After going through the whole process of applying and connecting in October I…