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Engagement

Teaching and mentoring 

Teaching others, formally and informally, is an important means by which Northwestern graduate students and postdoctoral fellows share knowledge and engage their communities. In addition to the pedagogic and methodological training graduate students and postdoctoral fellows receive from their faculty mentors, the University offers programs and resources to help them develop their teaching skills.

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching

Northwestern’s Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teachingoffers an array of programs and resources designed to help for teaching assistants and instructors to develop skills and connect with instructors across disciplines: 

See their calendar to learn about upcoming events

Mentoring opportunities and training 

Leadership and collaboration

Being able to lead and collaborate with others are essential for success in all career fields. Northwestern graduate students and postdoctoral fellows develop their leadership and collaboration capacities through teaching and TAing; organizing conferences, colloquia, and research clubs; and taking an active role in student and postdoc organizations. Northwestern also provides formal opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to develop their leadership and collaboration capacities. 

Center for Civic Engagement

Northwestern's Center for Civic Engagement  offers programs specifically for graduate students designed to help them develop as engaged researchers and citizens. 

Center for Leadership

Northwestern's Center for Leadership offers programs and resources that help PhD students develop as leaders.