Introduction to Graduate Education (IGEN)
March 28, 2022
The Graduate School at Northwestern University's Office of Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to announce that applications are now open for our 2022 Introduction to Graduate Education at Northwestern (IGEN), which will be held in person Thursday, September 29 through Saturday, October 1. The application deadline is Friday, July 15.
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
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|
- Interest in a PhD program at Northwestern University
- US citizen, permanent resident, or DACA recipient
- Undergraduate student - rising junior or senior
- Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Prior research experience preferred
- Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and students of marginalized social identities are encouraged to apply.
- Diverse students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Tribal Colleges are encouraged to apply.