Who Participates in CFS
You can find our full Annual Report here, but below is a brief summary:
In 2021-22, 550 students participated in the CFS program, interning with over 250 employers whose internship offerings spanned fields from art curation to business finance, sustainable farming to criminal justice, local government to global consulting.
We had students from all Northwestern undergraduate colleges represented in CFS courses.
All majors and minors were represented by our students this year as well. Top majors included Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Journalism, Global Health, Statistics, Computer Science, Biological Sciences, and Industrial Engineering.
22.9% of CFS participants were international students.
27% were Seniors, 36% were Juniors, and 37% were Sophomores.
student comments on the CFS experience:
- "CFS allowed me to get hands-on experience in an industry that I was interested in and gave me a unique opportunity unlike any other I've had at Northwestern. The teachers and advisors in CFS really care about assisting with the internship experience. My internship connected me with an incredible group of lawyers and advocates who I will be continuing to do work with in the future!" -Harrison Israel, '23
- "CFS was a great opportunity for me to discover not only the industry I prefer but also the types of workstyles I succeed at the most. It also helped me practice professionalism in ways I didn't expect and definitely showed me the importance of communicating promptly." - Stephanie Liew, '24
- "The CFS course really made me think about my own values and what I want out of my future career. It challenged my ideas and while not all of them changed, I developed new ways of thinking that made me change my career path." - Kevin Houseman, '23