TGS Virtual Student Organization Highlight Week
In this climate of sheltering in place, community and connection are more important than ever. Exploring graduate student organizations is a wonderful way to meet other like-minded peers and engage in a diverse set of activities!
Throughout the week of June 1, a number of TGS-affiliated graduate student organizations will host information sessions and meet-and-greets! Below you will find the schedule and links to each organization’s meet-and-greet. Zoom links can be accessed by clicking on the organization's name. Make sure to add a reminder to your calendar for the sessions you want to attend!
Please contact Lauren-Ashley Buchanan, associate director of The Graduate School’s Office of Student Life, with any questions.
Monday, June 1
- 12:00 - 1:00 PM: Chicago Graduate Student Association (CGSA)
CGSA is a student organization composed of graduate students from programs on Northwestern University’s Chicago Campus, including, but not limited to, the Driskill Graduate Training Program in Life Sciences (DGP), Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience (NUIN), Biomedical Engineering (BME), Clinical Psychology, Genetic Counseling and Physical Therapy. The CGSA aims to serve in the best interest of all graduate students on the Chicago campus. We work to achieve this goal by advocating for and promoting students’ rights, academic and professional development, social interaction, and community outreach. We also strive to bring together students from both the Chicago and Evanston campuses, whether through academic or social events. Our mission is to represent the diverse interests of Chicago graduate students and facilitate The Graduate School’s objective of funding and supporting graduate students’ academic and career goals.
- 2:00 - 3:00 PM: Northwestern Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE)
GradSWE is the graduate student faction of the Northwestern SWE chapter, a nationally recognized professional, educational, non-profit, and service organization dedicated to promoting interest in and encouraging women to pursue the fields of science and engineering. They provide networking events, mentorship and outreach opportunities, and career development, which cater to graduate women in engineering and science.
- 3:00 - 4:00 PM: Graduate Women Across Northwestern (GWAN)
Are you interested in building connections with other female graduate students at Northwestern? Join the Graduate Women Across Northwestern (GWAN) at one of our upcoming info sessions and learn more about the community building, professional development, and service opportunities GWAN offers! We are also currently looking for new members to join our 2020-2021 exec board. If you are interested in building leadership skills and contributing to our fun and vibrant community at Northwestern, consider becoming part of our team next year!
Tuesday, June 2
- 10:00 - 11:00 AM: Women in Science and Engineering Research (WISER)
WISER is a graduate student organization working towards building community, promoting and advancing women's leadership in STEM, and sponsoring workshops and seminars focused on professional skills development. We are recruiting new Board members for 2020-21 academic year! Positions include Treasurer, Events Co-Chair, Publicity Chair, Social Media Chair, Student Group Liaison focused on Chicago campus, and General Board Members. Interested in learning more about joining the Board or WISER in general? Come drop by!
- 12:00 - 1:00 PM: Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA)
(Zoom password: wakanda)
BGSA is a group dedicated to fostering a sense of community among the Black graduate student body, through representing and acting upon its academic, cultural, intellectual, social, and political concerns and interests.
- 1:00 - 2:00 PM: Splash at Northwestern
Northwestern Splash is a student-run organization that hosts an event in the spring, inviting high school students from the local Chicagoland area to take classes taught by Northwestern students. Splash hopes to provide a valuable service to both the Northwestern community and high school students. Its goals are to promote interest in teaching among Northwestern students by allowing them to design their own courses, provide access to good pedagogical practices via workshops and orientations prior to the event, allow Northwestern students to engage in outreach in an effective and convenient fashion, inspire high school students to explore new and novel concepts by exposing them to material different from their regular high school curricula, and promote interest in college among socioeconomically disadvantaged students by providing a “life in the day of a college student” feel during the event.
- 2:00 - 3:00 PM: Comunidad Latinx (CLX)
CLX fosters a community-oriented around Latinx identity, culture, and history. They provide a safe space for their members, give back to the local Latinx community, and educate the wider university community and public about Latinx affairs.
Wednesday, June 3
- 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Northwestern Energy Technology Group (NETG)
NETG is an organization for students who are interested in pursuing a career in technology or are simply interested in energy topics. They host presentations pertaining to current energy topics, focusing mainly on the policy and technology side of energy. NETG also performs outreach and hosts smaller discussion groups on a regular basis.
- 3:00 - 4:00 PM: Women in Science and Engineering Research (WISER)*
- 6:00 - 7:00 PM: Graduate International Student Association (G-ISA)
G-ISA represents all nationalities of graduate students at Northwestern. Their purpose is to cross borders, bring students together to experience each other’s culture, and create friendships and connections that transcend the comfortable confines of a student’s department or affiliated student group. G-ISA aims to reach out to students from nations that do not have a large presence in the graduate community, and provides them with the aforementioned opportunities.
Thursday, June 4
- 12:00 - 1:00 PM: Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA)*
(Zoom password: wakanda)
- 1:00 - 2:00 PM: Splash at Northwestern*
- 2:00 - 3:00 PM: Northwestern Public Health Review (NPHR)
NPHR stimulates the exchange and cross-pollination of public health ideas through three core outlets: their blog, print issue, and campus-wide events. They seek to build their own skills, while bringing accessible public health information to the greater Northwestern and Chicago communities, through the utilization of design, art, and thoughtful writing.
- 3:00 - 4:00 PM: Northwestern Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE)*
- 4:00 - 5:00 PM: Graduate Student Association (GSA)
GSA's main function as an organization is to organize social and service events for graduate students across TGS. If you think you might be interested in joining the GSA board, or just want to learn more about GSA, please attend our information session! We have openings this year for event organizers and administrative roles. GSA's goal is to enhance the quality of graduate student life at Northwestern University. We connect graduate students across TGS-affiliated departments and programs by collaborating with TGS administration, the Graduate Leadership and Advocacy Council, and other graduate student organizations. We host social and service events that build a diverse graduate student community
Friday, June 5
- 12:00 - 1:00 PM: Graduate International Student Association (G-ISA)*
- 1:00 - 2:00 PM: Graduate Women Across Northwestern (GWAN)*
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