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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 fellows, 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 the academic year. Please continue to check this page for new sessions and updates. 

Navigating Northwestern Schedule - Fall 2023 Quarter
Date Title Description Link
Friday, October 13, 11AM-12 PM, CST Navigating Northwestern: Writing a Personal Statement
This session will be led by The Writing Place and will cover creating the best personal statement for applications.


Thursday, October 19, 11-12 PM, CST Navigating Northwestern: Demystifying the Application The TGS Admissions team will discuss the graduate school application and how best to navigate the admissions process.


Thursday, November 2, 12-1 PM, CST Navigating Northwestern: SROP Information Session SROP Director, Rashaad Barnett and previous SROP graduate students will provide all you need to know about Northwestern's SROP.


November 6,  7, & 14, 3-4 PM, CST

Navigating Northwestern: Mentoring Up + Down Workshops The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Training and Development in The Graduate School runs quarterly “Mentoring Up” workshops for graduate students in all disciplines who would like to learn best practices to help them establish effective and productive mentoring relationships with their mentors (“mentoring up”). Participants who complete all three sessions are eligible to receive a certificate from the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Training and Development. These sessions are for current Northwestern graduate students only.