Welcome Parents

Engineering Career Development (ECD) is focused on guiding students throughout their career development process.

ECD engages students during their freshman year through the prerequisite course CRDV-301 (for undergraduates) and maintains a strong relationship through one-on-one appointments and workshops.

Our Programs

Students are able to pursue any of the four Engineering Career Development Programs that best fits their needs as a student and pre-professional:

To learn more about the programs and services we offer, students can attend one of our annual information sessions. Information sessions for prospective students are offered during Wildcat Days, which occur in April of each year. Information sessions for new, incoming students are offered during New Student Welcome Week each year, which occurs in September. 

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Recently many questions have arisen concerning the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the federal law that protects the privacy of students' education records.

Engineering Career Development guides parents to review Northwestern University’s FERPA Policy to clarify what FERPA says about postsecondary institutions sharing information with parents.

More Information about FERPA

Student Resources

Please feel free to review the following resource information that may be relevant for your student: