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Introduction to Graduate Education (IGEN)

October 1, 2021

The Graduate School at Northwestern University's Office of Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to announce that applications are now open for our 2021 Introduction to Graduate Education at Northwestern (IGEN), which will be held virtually on Friday, October 1. The application deadline is Tuesday, August 31.

Introduction to Graduate Education at Northwestern (IGEN) is a program for diverse rising juniors and seniors interested in doctoral study. The 2021 IGEN program will be held either virtually. IGEN provides an opportunity for prospective students to network with faculty, staff, and current students from doctoral programs.  

All IGEN participants will receive an application fee waiver for doctoral programs in TGS.  

IGEN 2021 Agenda

10:00 – 10:15 AM CDT Welcome Address
10:20 – 10:50 AM CDT Keynote Speaker
10:55 – 11:25 AM CDT The Office of Diversity and Inclusion Presentation: Take a Northwestern Direction
11:30 AM – 12:10 PM CDT Presentation: What I Wish I Would’ve Known: Demystifying the Graduate School Experience
12:15 – 12:55 PM CDT Faculty Panel Discussion: Best Practices for Applying to Graduate School
12:55 – 1:00 PM CDT Closing Remarks


Eligibility requirements