Great place to work with questionable management at times.
Financial Aid Advisor (Former Employee) – Bridgeview, IL – January 24, 2017
Northwestern is a small, for-profit school that offers various degrees in higher education. The people who work there on a lower level are all very close and personable. I thoroughly enjoyed working with all of them. I enjoyed the work itself as well.. it is diverse so it was able to hold my interest. It is also not something that just anybody can do because it is very detial oriented and requires strong attention to detail and organizational skills. During my time at Northwestern College, i learned everything about title IV funding, I learnd how to easily navigate and process information into the system (first assuring that all documents are in compliance with federal guidelines). We contacted students within our alpha range to inform them on what needed to be completed to complete their file and package each student. We would use Excel sheets of new. returning, and online students to come up with call strategies and form a plan of action. We would then contact students vis phone, email, and in class if necessary. Decisions made by management often received a large backlash from students and there was a "hand in your pocket" sense among many of them. Overall it was a great place to gain experience nad mett some great people along the way.