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Humanities Without Walls Career Diversity Summer Workshop

The Humanities Without Walls (HWW) Predoctoral Career Diversity Workshop is a three-week, residential workshop designed to help doctoral students explore ways they can leverage their graduate training for careers both within and outside the academy. The workshop is open to students who are working towards but have not yet received a PhD in a humanities or humanistic social sciences discipline.

Through a series of workshops, talks, field trips, and career-planning sessions, participants will learn how to apply humanistic values, insights, and skills to careers within the “public humanities:” the private sector, nonprofits, government and NGOs, arts administration, public media, and non-faculty positions in colleges and universities.

In addition to a significantly broadened sense of the career possibilities that await humanities PhDs, graduates from the workshop will emerge with a network of contacts in a range of professional realms and a cohort of fellows from whom they may draw support and advice.

Sponsoring Unit: Visit Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities for details.

Participants

Doctoral

Disciplines

Humanities & Social Sciences

Training Area

Career Preparation & Exploration

Level of Expertise

Advanced

INVO Practicum

The INVO Practicum is an unpaid 6-month internship program open to Northwestern graduate students and postdoctoral trainees who are interested in learning about the university technology transfer process. The interns are exposed to vast areas of innovation and gain hands-on experience in evaluating technologies for patentability, marketability and commercialization readiness. This program requires attendance at training sessions and a commitment of 10 hours per week over a six-month period.

Sponsoring Unit: Visit Innovation and New Ventures for details.

Participants

Doctoral, Postdoctoral

Disciplines

STEM & Medicine

Training Area

Research Skills & Literacies

Level of Expertise

Advanced

NUCATS Grant Preparation Resources

NUCATS offers services and resources to support you while you write and submit grants, including boilerplate language that can be included in proposals and, coming soon, a repository of funded training, career and research grant applications.

Sponsoring Unit: Visit Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute for details.

Participants

Doctoral, Postdoctoral

Disciplines

STEM & Medicine

Training Area

Writing & Communication

Level of Expertise

Advanced

Great at any Stage

Graduate Engagement Opportunity Community Practicum

Spend a quarter working for a community organization in the Chicago area while learning about the role of public intellectuals in civic life. This 10-week long program involves working 10-20 hours at a community organization and participating in a graduate seminar on engaged scholarship . Opportunities are available at the Chicago History Museum, the Field Museum, the Newberry Library, Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail, City of Evanston Department of Health among others. We work with each student to find the placement that suits his or her individual needs. The program is open to all Northwestern PhD students, and through the support of The Graduate School students can use one quarter of their NU Fellowship funding to participate in the program.

Sponsoring Unit: Visit Center for Civic Engagement for details.

Participants

Doctoral, Master's

Disciplines

Humanities & Social Sciences, STEM & Medicine

Training Area

Career Preparation & Exploration

Level of Expertise

Great at any Stage