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Blog Academics

Engineering Job Trends in Three Key Sectors

Whether you realize it or not, engineering affects every part of your life, on every day of your life. From the alarm clock on your phone, to the car you drive, to the chair you sit on, engineers make a direct impact. 

Friday, February 16, 2024

Blog Alumni

Community Beyond the Campus: The UNW Alumni Experience

In this community, people pray for another, cheer together when successes are shared, grieve together in times of sadness and loss, network with one another, meet up in smaller groups with people who share similar...

Friday, February 9, 2024

Blog Career & Leadership Development

6 Tips for Better Time Management

Even people with the best of intentions can sometimes struggle with time management. Maybe you frequently show up late when meeting up with friends, or you happen to arrive at the office 5 minutes late to an important...

Friday, February 2, 2024

Blog Community, Student Life

Vibrant Christian Community: Here’s What It Looks Like

If you have visited college campuses, you’ll notice that they all have dorms, a cafeteria, and classrooms. However, filling those spaces with people doesn’t mean you’ve created a community. As a group of people seeking...

Friday, January 26, 2024

Blog Financial Aid

Financial Aid 101

At Northwestern, we want to take the confusion and complication out of financial aid season. Here is what you need to know.

Friday, January 19, 2024

Blog College Preparation, Financial Aid

How Private Colleges Make Education Affordable: Better Understanding the North Star Promise

University of Northwestern – St. Paul sets students up for success by walking alongside students and their families in the Financial Aid process, ensuring that they will have an affordable plan that fits with their...

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Blog Career & Leadership Development

20 Must-Know Resume Tips

Northwestern's Career Development office has put together a list of 20 tips to help you make a great first impression and land the interview.

Friday, January 12, 2024

News Student Life

Northwestern Hires New VP for Student Experience

Following a robust national search, Mr. Bret Hyder has been selected to fill the new role of Vice President for Student Experience, a role created to support Northwestern’s vision of a dynamic student experience.

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

News Academics

Northwestern To Confer 158 Degrees at December Commencement Ceremony

The University of Northwestern – St. Paul will confer 158 diplomas to undergraduate, adult undergraduate, and graduate students in recognition of their countless hours of study, research, collaboration, and application....

Friday, December 22, 2023

News Academics, Student Life

Northwestern Begins New Partnership with Young Life College – Twin Cities

University of Northwestern – St. Paul is pleased to announce a new partnership with Young Life College – Twin Cities. Young Life is a Christian nonprofit that reaches out to middle school, high school, and college...

Friday, December 15, 2023

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Promoting Your Soft Skills

When coaching students on résumés, we often talk about how to effectively share their relevant work and other experience. When putting together skill statements, it's easiest to list the things that we are naturally...

Friday, December 8, 2023

Blog Student Life

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

December heralds the season of busy as students across the country are in go mode, preparing for final projects and exams. Academic pressure quickly yields itself to the pressure of holidays and all too often, this...

Friday, December 1, 2023

Blog Community

Do You Know the Secret?

In Philippians 4:11-12, the Apostle Paul writes: “Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have.  I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the...

Friday, November 24, 2023

Blog Community

If These Walls Could Talk

Nazareth Hall, home to many Northwestern chapel services, weddings, classes, and music recitals over decades of years, is a veritable jewel of architecture and a place of dazzling 1920s Romanesque-Byzantine beauty.

Friday, November 17, 2023

Blog College Preparation

9 Ways to Equip Your Student Before They Move Out

Your student is venturing out into the big wide world of college and as much as you would love to hop into their suitcase, they can’t take you with them.

Friday, November 10, 2023

Blog Academics, Career & Leadership Development, Faculty

Biotech in the Twin Cities: Local Leaders Developing the Next Generation

Minnesota has been designated a Regional Tech Hub from the U.S. Department of Commerce, and we are proud to be part of this story by coming alongside the next generation of students learning about and leading change for...

Friday, November 3, 2023

Blog College Preparation

Three Reasons To Visit Campus Before Making A College Decision

Hannah will never forget the day she moved into college, especially because she left two days later and moved to UNW.

Friday, October 27, 2023

Blog College Preparation, Financial Aid

Your Checklist To Attending College As An Adult

These three checklist items will provide some insight before you have the confidence to say yes to completing or pursuing a degree.

Monday, October 23, 2023

Blog Community, Faculty

Practicing the Art of Adaptability

If you have ever been in a room where Dr. Melissa Mork is speaking, you will remember her. She is a 20-year teaching veteran, published author and contributor, award-winning faculty member, sought after speaker and...

Friday, October 13, 2023

Blog Academics

Be the CEO of Your Freshman Year

Starting college, whether as a dual enrollment or traditional undergraduate student, is an exciting time. There are so many opportunities for learning, personal growth, and fun. Besides the obvious “tips” of going to...

Friday, October 6, 2023

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