About

"Student Holdings is a launch pad for opportunity, a training ground for ideas, and a chance to make your vision a reality."


-Liz Huizenga, Former VP of People Ops

Our Purpose

Student Holdings provides educational, hands-on business experiences to Northwestern University undergraduate students by giving them the opportunity to launch, operate, and grow services which provide goods and services to the Northwestern University, Evanston and Chicago communities. Student Holdings also provides jobs and work experiences to Northwestern University students.

Our Values

  • Take Ownership

    Leaders bring genuine commitment and passion to everything they do and treat our business as their own. They take initiative and don't see any task as being beneath them.

  • Learn by doing, then empower others to do the same

    Leaders learn through experience and then pay it forward. They desire to learn and are passionate about teaching and mentoring one another.

  • Serve our customers

    Leaders put our customers first. They listen carefully to our customer's needs and exceed their expectations.

  • Chase big ideas

    Leaders are creative problem-solvers who set ambitious goals and pursue them relentlessly. They accomplish what they set out to do and defy expectations.

  • Build on our foundation

    Leaders stand on the shoulders of their predecessors. They check their egos at the door and leverage the work of those before them.

  • Do the right thing

    Leaders don't compromise their values. They do what is right, even when doing so is difficult or unpopular.

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    "SH means empowerment; it's this ridiculously amazing feeling of being 20 years old and having the power to transform this community."

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    "Every day, I’m blown away by the experiences I’ve had and the people I’ve shared them with."

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    "SH is a launch pad for opportunity, a training ground for ideas, and a chance to make your vision a reality."

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