Diving Into Healthcare

Name: Michael Schwartz Year: Junior Major: MMSS and Psychology CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: AVIA In my CFS experience I worked with AVIA, a growing healthcare consultancy and member network firm. Going in with an interest in consulting but no experience in healthcare, I was unsure what to expect, but fast forward to today and…

Intern to Full-Time Feature: A Q&A with alumnus Jacob Schmitt

Name: Jacob Schmitt Graduation Year: 2017 Major: Psychology CFS Class: Business Field Studies during the Fall Quarter of 2016 Employer: Education Funding Partners Q: When talking with your employer about the full-time position, how did you initiate the conversation and when did you initiate it? A: I actually was not the one to initiate the conversation. Nearing the end of…

Hands on Learning at Novacare Rehabilitation

Name: Kaylin Dong Year: Senior Major: Biological Sciences, Psychology CFS Class: Field Studies in Public Health Employer: Novacare Rehabilitation My internship at Novacare Rehabilitation has been very rewarding and I have learned so much. Novacare Rehabilitation is a physical therapy (PT) office in downtown Chicago that treats patients of all ages and injuries. PT focuses on getting people back to…

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…

Finding Success in Healthcare Consulting

Name: Amy Jiang Year: Junior Majors: Economics, Global Health Sudies Minor: Psychology CFS Program: Field Studies in Public Health Employer:  Healthbox As a Junior majoring in Economics and Global Health Studies, I wanted to find an internship through CFS that would utilize both of my majors. Before applying, I was definitely interested in trying out the field of consulting, but…

Designing Games for GCC

Name: Kinsey Erickson Year: Junior Major: Psychology Minor: Media Art and Game Design Module CFS Program: Field Studies in the Humanities Employer:  Game Changer Chicago Since Northwestern doesn’t have a game design program, my options for classes and chances to work on games have been limited. Being able to join a team and jump right into game development has been…

Developing a Dynamic Skillset at EverThrive

Name: Jackie Maloney Year: Senior Majors: Psychology, Global Health CFS Program: Field Studies in Public Health Employer: EverThrive This past winter quarter, I have been interning at EverThrive, a maternal child health policy organization. It has been an amazing experience and has influenced what I want to do after graduation this spring. So far, I have gotten full exposure to…

Using CFS to Land an Internship in Healthcare

Name: Lauren Year: Senior Majors: Psychology Minors: Leadership Certificate CFS Program: Field Studies in Business Culture Employer: NovaCare Physical Therapy My internship at NovaCare Physical Therapy has been a great experience, and I have the Chicago Field Studies Program to thank for setting me up with this opportunity. It is often hard to find an internship or a short-term job in…

Learning Workplace Skills at Nielsen

Name: Jackson Year: Junior Major(s): Psychology Minor(s): Business Institutions CFS Program: Business Field Studies Employer: Nielsen Chicago Field Studies is an incredible program. CFS is giving me the opportunity to get real, hands-on experience in the business field while receiving academic credit. It is allowing me to develop my professional skillset and I already know some of my future successes will…