High school students interested in careers in media and communication can learn more about Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) this Thursday 15 January 2015, as part of the University’s ‘Discover NU-Q’ series.

Dean and CEO of NU-Q, Dr Everette E Dennis, said:

The Discover NU-Q series offers a chance for students interested in media and communication, as well as their parents, to consider what an education at NU-Q can offer. We welcome anyone who simply wants to explore these exciting careers. Journalism and media education that embraces the liberal arts is poised for the future. It is a great foundation for students who want to consider a wide range of options rather than a narrow career pathway.’

The Discover NU-Q programme is a practical effort to help prospective college students and their parents learn more about the University, including the application process, admission requirements and how to apply for financial aid. The session, which is open to anyone interested, is from 5 pm to 6:30 pm in the Carnegie Mellon building, Room 3035 in Education City, Doha.

NU-Q offers programmes in Journalism, Communication and Liberal Arts; they are excellent preparation for a career in the media and communication industry. At this week’s ‘Discover NU-Q’ event, Leon Braswell, director of admissions, and Quinton Sprull, manager of budget and student finance, will help students and parents navigate the application process. A representative from Hamad bin Khalifa University’s financial aid office will also be on hand to answer questions.

This event follows an earlier Discover NU-Q session on 27 November 2014, where prospective students and their parents gained a deeper understanding of the programs and opportunities available through NU-Q. The programme directors from Journalism, Communication and Liberal Arts discussed their respective programmes, including the residency and internship opportunities that help develop practical, real-world skills. Current NU-Q students shared their classroom and extracurricular experiences, as well as the careers they would like to pursue after graduation.

NU-Q has graduated three classes in Qatar since 2012, continuing the long legacy of its parent institution in the United States. Founded over 150 years ago, Northwestern University is an esteemed institution that has more than 200,000 alumni worldwide. NU-Q’s graduates have taken jobs at Al Jazeera, Qatar TV, the Doha Film Institute, magazines, PR firms and digital media outlets as well as joining the communications departments of the Amiri Diwan, government ministries, health care facilities and businesses.

A large percentage of NU-Q graduates have continued their studies in fields like film studies, strategic communication, business and law, at major graduate schools like Cambridge, Howard, McGill and Northwestern University.

For more information on NU-Q workshops and admissions, call the Office of Admissions at 4454 5100 or visit NU-Q’s website.