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Navigating Northwestern: Virtual Graduate School Information Sessions

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Navigating Northwestern is a virtual graduate school information series for prospective students from underrepresented and minoritized populations (URM) and students from minority-serving institutions (MSI). Participants will be able to engage with Northwestern graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, and program administrators to learn more about the expectations, resources, and opportunities of the many aspects of graduate education.

Sessions will take place virtually throughout Fall 2021 Quarter from 4:00–5:00 PM CST. Learn more and register below.

Navigating Northwestern Schedule - Fall 2021 Quarter
Date Title Description Link
Wednesday, September 22 Graduate Program Fair Participants will be given an overview and opportunities to ask questions from participating representatives from The Graduate School (TGS) programs. RSVP
Wednesday, October 6 Take a Northwestern Direction Rashaad Barnett, assistant director in The Graduate School's Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), will give an overview of The Graduate School and resources for prospective graduate students. RSVP
Wednesday, October 13 Know Yourself, Own Your Purpose: Story Telling Through Your Statement of Purpose The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), will lead participants through a workshop on constructing a competitive personal statement. RSVP
Tuesday, October 19 Navigating from Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) This graduate student panel of HBCU alumni will share their experiences and answer questions on how they Navigate Northwestern. RSVP
Wednesday, October 20 Navigating from Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) This graduate student panel of HSI alumni will share experiences and answer questions on how they Navigate Northwestern. RSVP
Thursday, October 21 Resources for Native and Indigenous Graduate Students Participants will connect with campus partners and TGS students and learn the resources and opportunities available for Native/Indigenous students. RSVP
Wednesday, November 3 Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) Information Session This TGS graduate student panel of SROP alumni will share experiences and answer questions pertaining to SROP and matriculation to graduate school. RSVP
Wednesday, November 10 Navigating Postdoctoral Opportunities Participants will receive a presentation from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs on resources and initiatives for Postdocs and an opportunity to learn more from a panel consisting of current URM postdocs. RSVP
Wednesday, November 17 TGS Resource Fairs A program with break out sessions to learn about various opportunities for funding, community engagement with student groups, and TGS resources. RSVP