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Introduction to Graduate Education (IGEN)

April 1, 2023

The Graduate School at Northwestern University's Office of Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to announce that applications are now open for our 2023 Introduction to Graduate Education at Northwestern (IGEN), which will be held in person Thursday, September 28 through Saturday, September 30. The application deadline is Friday, July 14.

Introduction to Graduate Education at Northwestern (IGEN) is a program for diverse rising juniors and seniors interested in doctoral study. IGEN provides an opportunity for prospective students to network with faculty, staff, and current students from doctoral programs.  

IGEN is a fully-funded two day program that includes accommodations in downtown Chicago and visits to Northwestern's Chicago and Evanston campuses. 

All IGEN participants will receive round-trip travel to Northwestern, two-night accommodations, an application fee waiver for doctoral programs in TGS.  

IGEN 2022 Agenda

IGEN 2023 Agenda coming soon.

Thursday, September 29
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT Student Arrivals and Check In
2:00 – 3:30 PM CDT STEM Lab Tour with Dr. Gayle Woloschak
5:00 – 7:00 PM CDT Welcome Reception
Friday, September 30
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM CDT Breakfast & Overview of Day: Taking a Northwestern Direction
9:30 – 10:30 AM CDT Travel to Evanston campus
10:30 – 11:30 AM  CDT Evanston Campus Tour with Dr. Stephanie Brehm
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM CDT Graduate Student Panel: Demystifying the Graduate School Experience
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM CDT Luncheon
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM CDT Program/Department Tours
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM CDT Graduate Student 3MT
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM CDT Keynote Dinner
6:30 PM Travel back to hotel

Saturday, October 1
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT Departures

Eligibility requirements