Using NU Skills in Healthcare and Education

Name: Genesis Garcia Year: Senior Majors: Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology Minor: Spanish CFS Program: Field Studies in the Public Health Employer: Legal Council for Health Justice For my last quarter at Northwestern, I decided to bring some purple pride into Chicago through CFS. I love having one foot in Evanston and the other in the Loop, I love waking up…

Working with Clients at Nielsen

Name: Yuri Xi Year: Junior Major: Economics Minors: Business Institutions, Integrated Marketing Communications CFS Program: Field Studies in the Modern Workplace Employer: Nielsen Nielsen is a global information and measurement company. It provides market research, insights and data about what people watch, listen to and buy to retailers, manufactures, media owner and agencies through various solutions. As an economics major also…

Conserving the Environment at Foresight

Name: Sarah Walwema Year: Senior Major: Environmental Science Minor: German CFS Program: Field Studies in Environment, Science, and Sustainability Employer: Foresight Design Initiative Before I had this opportunity with Foresight, I had never before worked in an office environment long-term. I have always been passionate about the environment and had only worked on the conservation and ecological side of environmentalism before…

Picking the Right Internship

Name: Kelly Tan Year: Senior Major: Journalism Minor: Asian American Studies CFS Program: Field Studies in Social Justice Employer: Perfect Search Media I spent a lot of time interviewing for internships in the winter, hoping to get one more work experience before I graduated and got thrown into the real world. Luckily I found one and was able to learn a…

Choosing Consulting with HBR

Name: Roman Sekej Year: Sophomore Major: Economics Minors: Business Institutions, Transportation & Logistics CFS Program: Field Studies in the Modern Workplace Employer: HBR Consulting This Spring I interned at HBR Consulting. I was a part of the Law Department Consulting group, and I really liked my internship. It was my first internship in the corporate setting and I feel like I…

Preparing for Finance with NextGen

Name: Ronald Kim Year: Sophomore Majors: Economics, History Minor: Business Institutions CFS Program: Field Studies in the Modern Workplace Employer: NextGen Growth Partners Participating in the Chicago Field Studies program has been an extremely rewarding and valuable experience – both professionally and personally. Having been interested in a career in finance, interning at NextGen Growth Partners was a perfect fit. I’ve…

Developing Valuable Skills at Shedd

Name: Casonddra Thomas Year: Sophomore Major: Economics Minors: Business Institutions, Sociology CFS Program: Field Studies in the Humanities Employer: Shedd Aquarium Participating in CFS has been an amazing experience thus far! I’ve really enjoyed getting to know my employers and coworkers, learning new skills, and discussing my internship experiences with my classmates. I hadn’t had an internship before participating in CFS…

Learning that Size Matters at Saper Law

Name: Bradley Posdal Year: Sophomore Majors: Economics, Legal Studies CFS Program: Legal Field Studies Employer: Saper Law Firm I was initially disappointed in the Legal Field Studies internship offerings under the Chicago Field Studies umbrella. The law firms available for undergraduate CFS interns were not large industry leaders, unlike the consulting and finance companies that partner with Chicago Field Studies….

Reflecting on the Uniqueness of CFS

Name: Storm McLaughlin Year: Junior Major: Industrial Engineering Minor: Economics CFS Program: Field Studies in the Humanities Employer: HBR Consulting My CFS experience has been a rewarding one for a multitude of reasons, most notably my internship experience, my in-class experience, and my guidance from CFS employees/professors. Over the course of my college career, I have had multiple internships, in…

Finding a Work-Life Balance at Mission Measurement

Name: Christelle Fayemi Year: Junior Major: Economics Minor: Business Institutions, Environmental Policy and Culture CFS Program: Business Field Studies Employer: Mission Measurement As recently as the beginning of junior year, I thought all work weeks were 40 hours long, with the occasional overtime. My mother is a consultant, and growing up I have seen her stay up late or wake up…

Learning Law at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office

Name: Alex Clemons Year: Senior Major: Legal Studies CFS Program: Legal Services & Law Employer: State’s Attorney’s Office As a undergrad who has managed to graduate a year early, I felt that I needed more work experience under my belt. CFS gave me the opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and gain exposure to all things law. My…

Learning by Lending at Align Income Funding

Name: Robert Babich Year: Junior Majors: Communications Studies, Economics Minor: Transportation & Logistics CFS Program: Business Field Studies Employer: Align Income Funding An Income Share Agreement (ISA) allows individuals to receive money in exchange for a percentage of their future income, for a set period of time. It’s similar to a personal loan, but payments, since they are pegged to income,…