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CFS Alumni

Whether you just finished CFS or you participated in the program years ago, we would love to hear from you!  Did you love your CFS experience? Do you want to stay involved with CFS and make an impact on future CFS students? There are a variety of ways to stay connected to CFS, our alumni as well as give back: 

host-visit.jpgShare Your Career Story

Share your knowledge and experience with our students by writing a blog post about your career path.   We will provide you with questions to answer to help facilitate your writing process. Student truly appreciate the opportunity to hear about the myriad of paths ahead and to learn from those who have navigated challenges and decisions successfully. Email us at and we will send you our blog post form. 

2009-sep-22.jpgConduct Practice Interviews

Help prepare CFS students for their interviews with employers by giving 1 to 2 hours of your time, either in-person in Evanston or over the phone or Skype. Practice interviewers are provided with their students’ résumés, desired fields, a list of questions, and evaluation forms. By participating in these mock interviews and providing feedback to the students, you will help them interview in more compelling and persuasive ways.  If interested, contact us at 

2009-sept-22.jpgHost a Field Trip or Be a Guest Speaker

Help current students explore careers and workplace cultures by hosting a small group of students at your company or organization or by being a guest speaker in a CFS class.  Guest speakers help connect students to topics outside of the academic sphere and give them a forum to ask questions answered by someone with "real world" experience. If interested, contact us at 

engaged-1.jpgServe as a Student Consultant

This is a great opportunity for current students who loved their CFS experience and want to help their fellow students benefit from CFS as well.  Student Consultants contribute ideas and opinions regarding CFS practices and initiatives, work on projects such as marketing, event-planning or other ideas based on the consultants' skills and interests and help represent CFS at student events such as Wildcat Days, CFS Orientation and other events.  If interested, contact Karen Allen at

joining teamHire Interns

Often, the best supervisors of interns are those who were once interns themselves.  Whether you had a great internship experience or one that taught you what you would do differently, you know what it means to have a substantive internship experience.  We are always happy to connect new CFS students with alums through internships.  If you are interested in hiring an intern, please contact Karen Allen at

travel-expenses.jpgDonate to CFS

We are incredibly grateful to CFS alumni and friends who graciously give to support the CFS Program and its students.  Gifts to the program are critical for our success and help fund a variety of initiatives such as class field trips, special events, program enhancements and more. To make a gift to CFS, please visit Northwestern's We Will page and designate Chicago Field Studies as the recipient of your gift.  Thank you!

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