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Kate Rice

Kate Rice

Kate Rice

Senior Associate Director

Phone: 847-491-4185
Office: 1800 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208

As a senior associate director for the Corporate Engagement team, Kate connects industry representatives to Northwestern faculty, staff, and students. In this role, she focuses on creating meaningful connections to grow relationships between Northwestern talent and corporate partners primarily in the energy, chemical, automotive, and finance industries. Since joining the Corporate Engagement team in 2016, she has worked with many companies to secure philanthropic and research funding for the University.

Kate began working at Northwestern in 2008 for the Kellogg School of Management. There, she held positions in the Career Management Center as an industry relationship manager to help companies recruit MBA talent and on the Kellogg Corporate Partnerships team where she developed engagement strategies for her corporate partners and advised students on corporate outreach. Prior to joining the University, she worked as an account executive in the real estate banking industry and brings years of business and higher education expertise to the team.

Kate graduated from the Farmer School of Business at Miami University, where she was a varsity athlete. Outside of work, Kate enjoys home improvement projects, gardening, and listening to audiobooks.

Contact Kate to discuss engagement opportunities with any of the following schools, units, or centers:

  • Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN)
  • Kellogg School of Management
  • McCormick School of Engineering:
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Mechanical Engineering 
    • Northwestern University Transportation Center (NUTC)
  • Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
  • The Garage
  • Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences