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"What I learned in my Civic Engagement and Public Health sections continues to come up during my daily experiences and has pointed me in the direction of where I hope to go with my career."
"I really loved being able to get out of the classroom and get hands-on experience through a structured and supportive program."
"CFS is a program that every student should take advantage of because the learning you do outside of the classroom at the internship cannot be replicated ."
"Of all the great opportunities Northwestern offers, CFS is one you must take advantage of."
—Dominic Wong, Fall 2012 FSMW Intern at Google
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What type of internships can you do? Just about anything! See our list of Sample Internships
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New Featured Alum: Li Jiang graduated in 2008 with a degree in Economics. He participated in CFS in 2010, landing an internship with Goldman Sachs. Li is now working in Silicon Valley with GSV Asset Management.
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Chicago Field Studies alums often describe CFS as one of their most meaningful college experiences. Four CFS students provide their perspectives in the videos below.
Chicago Field Studies believes experiential learning is an integral part of academic study. Our mission is to connect Northwestern students’ academic goals with career experience through an internship placement combined with a weekly seminar class that inspires awareness, critical thinking, and enlightened discussion. By providing students with internship search and procurement assistance as well as a forum for relating their internship observations, concerns, and achievements, we help students build a network of support that extends beyond the classroom and into life.