Northwestern Career Advancement - Career Development Fund (CDF): Travel to Graduate/Professional School Interviews

Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) provides funding to support or supplement the career development needs of undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need. Students can apply to receive funding to support the following career development pursuits: travel to professional interviews for internship or full-time employment, travel to graduate/professional school interviews and purchase of a interview suit(s).The Career Development Fund will support transportation to/from the interview, checked bag fees, transportation to/from the airport and lodging costs. The Career Development Fund does not cover meals while traveling. Students may apply for funding to support up to 2 interviews in one application.

Applications will not be reviewed the week of November 25 – December 1, 2019 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Please Note: Funding is allowed for 2 interviews per academic year.

Timelines for funding can be found on the NCA website ( The application committee cannot guarantee an expedited process, however, any urgent requests should be addressed to

For any questions or concerns, please contact:

Beth Tucker
Administrative Assistant | Northwestern Career Advancement

Supplemental Questions
  1. How did you hear about the Career Development Fund?
  2. Have you previously been awarded funds through the Career Development Fund?
  3. If you have received funds through the Career Development Fund, when did you receive them and for what purpose?
  4. Please indicate if you have applied to any other funds to support the travel expenses you are requesting in this application?
  5. If you selected "Other" to the question above, please provide more details.
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