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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 every Wednesday of Fall 2020 Quarter at 4:00 PM. Learn more and register below.

Navigating Northwestern Schedule - Fall 2020 Quarter

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September 16 The Graduate School: Take a Northwestern Direction Rashaad Barnett, program coordinator 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. Register
September 23 Graduate School Application: Personal Statement Workshop Erica Knight, senior program coordinator in The Graduate School's Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), will lead participants through a workshop on constructing a competitive personal statement Register
September 30 Graduate School Programs: Program Meetup Participants will be given an overview and opportunities to ask questions from representatives from The Graduate School (TGS) programs listed below:
  1. Applied Physics
  2. Art History
  3. Economics
  4. Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling
  5. Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences Graduate Program
  6. Master of Science in Reproductive Science and Medicine
  7. Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neurosciences (NUIN) PhD Program, NU PREP
  8. Physics and Astronomy
  9. Program in Public Health.

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Participation is limited and spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. All Participants must RSVP for this event by Wednesday, September 30 at 9:00 AM CDT.

October 7 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. Register
October 14 Navigating from Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) This graduate student panel of HSI alumni will share experiences and answer questions on how they Navigate Northwestern. Register
October 21 Navigating from Native and Tribal Colleges Participants will connect with campus partners and TGS students and learn the resources and opportunities available for Native/Indigenous students. Register
October 28 Graduate School Programs: Program Meetup Participants will be given an overview and opportunities to ask questions from representatives from The Graduate School (TGS) programs listed below:
  1. Civil and Environmental Engineering
  2. Computer Engineering
  3. Clinical Psychology
  4. Earth and Planetary Sciences
  5. Electrical Engineering
  6. History
  7. Media, Technology, and Society
  8. Medical Scientist Training Program
  9. Plant Biology and Conservation
  10. Public Health and Biostatistics
  11. Religious Studies

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Participation is limited and spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. All Participants must RSVP for this event by Wednesday, October 28 at 9:00 AM CDT.

November 4 Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) Informational Panel This graduate student panel of SROP alumni will share experiences and answer questions pertaining to SROP and matriculation to graduate school. Register
November 11 Student Life at Northwestern University Participants will connect with campus partners and TGS graduate students on the resources and opportunities available for students from underrepresented and minoritized populations. Register
November 18 Graduate School Programs: Program Meetup Participants will be given an overview and opportunities to ask questions from representatives from The Graduate School (TGS) programs listed below:
  1. Biomedical Engineering
  2. Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences
  3. French and Italian
  4. German
  5. Human Development and Social Policy
  6. Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences
  7. Kellogg School of Management – PhD Program
  8. MS Biostatistics / Department of Preventive Medicine
  9. Music Studies
  10. Screen Cultures Program/Dept. of Radio, TV, Film
  11. Technology and Social Behavior (TSB

Register

Participation is limited and spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. All Participants must RSVP for this event by Wednesday, November 18 at 9:00 AM CST.