Professional Development

March 26, 2019

DataCamp Access for Researchers, Spring Quarter

DataCamp is an online service with over 200 self-paced, interactive courses on using R, Python, and SQL for data analysis. DataCamp subscriptions for researchers are funded by Research Computing Services, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Galter Health Sciences Library and Learning Center, and a grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

March 25, 2019

Diversity Connect Program on May 17-18

McKinsey & Company welcomes you to apply to Diversity Connect, McKinsey & Company’s inaugural program for Black, African-American, Hispanic, Latino, and/or Native American students who are pursuing a PhD, postdoc, MD, and/or JD degree and plan to complete their program or degree in 2020.  

March 25, 2019

Empowering Through Diversity Event on May 2

McKinsey & Company’s Empowering Through Diversity event is a discussion and networking session for Chicagoland students.

March 19, 2019

CACS Great Lakes Chapter 23rd Annual Conference on April 27

Consider attending the 23rd Annual Conference of the Chinese American Chemical Society – Great Lakes Chapter (GLCACS) at Abbott Laboratories on Saturday, April 27 from 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM. The theme of this year’s meeting will be “Challenges and Opportunities for Chemists and Chemical Engineers in a Changing World”. Conference highlights include:

March 18, 2019

Applications Now Open for Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop

The Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop is an intensive professional development program that provides advanced doctoral students and early career faculty with background literature, facilitated discussion, mentoring, and presentations designed to increase their knowledge and enhance their practice of community-engaged scholarship. Participation is limited, and interested applicants must be nominated by their faculty advisor/mentor or department chairperson. This year’s workshop will take place October 6-7 in Denver, Colorado. Please apply by Monday, April 15.

March 11, 2019

Current Kellogg MBA Courses Available to TGS Students

Each quarter, Kellogg opens a handful of MBA courses to TGS students. Available courses and instructions for requesting registration are outlined on the Non-Kellogg Student Registration webpage.

March 11, 2019

Data Science Night on March 14

Data Science Nights are monthly hack nights on popular data science topics, organized by Northwestern University graduate students and scholars. Each night will feature refreshments, a talk on data science techniques or applications, and a hacking night with data science projects or learning groups of your choice. Aspiring, beginning, and advanced data scientists are welcome! 

March 3, 2019

ComSciCon-Chicago Workshop on August 24-25

Interested in building your science communication skills? Want to learn how to engage an audience outside of your field? Want to attend workshops and expert panels to expand your communication prowess? Consider attending ComSciCon-Chicago 2019, August 24-25 at the Technological Institute.

February 25, 2019

LARB Summer Workshop Applications Now Open

The Los Angeles Review of Books and University of Southern California are pleased to announce the 2019 Publishing Workshop. Next year will bring some exciting changes: to best serve the needs of students who want an intensive introduction to the world of publishing and those seeking to launch their own independent ventures, the 2019 Workshop will feature both an intensive three-week publishing course and an optional five-week, guided Project Incubator to follow. The Incubator will also be open to Publishing Workshop alumni from the 2017 & 2018 cohorts.

February 22, 2019

Applications Invited for SCELSE Summer Course at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

Applications are invited from graduate students and early postdoctoral trainees for the 9th Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) Summer Course from Tuesday, June 25 to Friday, July 12 at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

February 18, 2019

Skills & Careers in Science Writing Class

Applications are now open for Northwestern STEM+ PhD candidates interested in developing science writing and communication skills. “Skills & Careers in Science Writing” is a partnership between the Medill School of Journalism, The Graduate School, and Science in Society. In its fourth year, the course trains graduate students to distill scientific ideas into engaging, reader-friendly stories for lay audiences and provides networking and exposure to science writing and communication professionals. Students will work with former and current journalists and scientists-turned-journalists to develop a stronger understanding of narrative technique, story structure and the uses of metaphors and vivid language to convey complex topics.

February 18, 2019

Upcoming INVO Seminars

The Innovation and New Ventures Office (INVO) is hosting a variety seminars in the coming weeks.

February 18, 2019

Winter Quarter Professional Development Opportunities from the Searle Center

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching is offering a variety of workshops designed to help graduate and postdoctoral students improve upon their teaching skills. 

February 11, 2019

AAAS Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering Workshop 2019

The Graduate School (TGS) and Office of Federal Relations are pleased to invite graduate students in science, technology, engineering, math, and behavioral science fields to apply to participate in the AAAS Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) Workshop. The CASE Workshop is a three-and-a-half-day program in Washington, DC (March 24-27, 2019) bringing together STEM students from across the country to learn about Congress, the federal budget process, and effective science communication.

February 5, 2019

Finding Chemical Information: Substances and Reactions

This session teaches substance and reaction searching techniques in Reaxys and SciFinder. You will learn how to build effective structure, substructure and reaction queries, and analyze and refine your answer sets. Some of the techniques that will be discussed include controlling substitution (defining generics and R groups, locking atoms and rings, adding variable points of attachment), mapping atoms, and forbidding transformations. Basic familiarity with chemical structure searching is recommended. Please bring your laptop.

January 28, 2019

Active Learning in STEM Course and Learning Community

Learn how to engage students with active learning through the CIRTL (Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning) MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), “Advancing Learning Through Evidence-Based STEM Teaching.” Topics include peer instruction, problem-based learning, inquiry-based labs, and flipped classrooms. Connect with Northwestern MOOC participants through a MOOC-Centered Learning Community (MCLC) to enhance your learning experience and keep yourself on track with course material.

January 18, 2019

Save the Date: Data Science & Business Analytics Career Fair on February 28

Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) is partnering with the University of Chicago to host a graduate student-only data science career fair on Thursday, February 28 from 5:00 - 9:00 PM. Select employers include: 84.51, AbbVie, Allstate, Bain & Company, BCG Gamma, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Leo Burnett Group, Mathematica Policy Research, and United Airlines.

January 14, 2019

Winter Quarter Professional Development Opportunities from CIRTL

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) is offering a variety of workshops designed to help graduate and postdoctoral students improve upon their teaching skills. 

January 10, 2019

Winter Quarter Workshops by University Libraries

University Libraries is kicking of the fall quarter with a variety of free workshops designed to help students, faculty, and staff.

January 10, 2019

Applications Now Open for NCI's Graduate Student Recruiting Program

There is still time to apply to the 4th Annual Graduate Student Recruiting Program (GSRP)! Graduate students who apply and are invited to visit the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have a distinct advantage in obtaining postdoctoral trainee positions.

January 7, 2019

Book Your Winter Quarter Graduate Writing Place Appointments Now

The Graduate Writing Place is now open for winter quarter. Book your appointments online now. Now is the time to register for cross-disciplinary workshops for winter quarter.