Professional Development

March 29, 2017

Future of Bioscience Graduate and Postdoctoral Training 2

On June 8-10, 2017, the University of Colorado Denver-Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School are co-hosting a meeting, FOBGAPT2, in Denver to work through practical aspects of implementing new models.

March 29, 2017

Northwestern Computational Research Day: Poster Competition

Present your research to Northwestern faculty, students, and postdocs! All areas of research are welcome and postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students at Northwestern are eligible to present their research at the poster session.

March 28, 2017

Grant Writing Teaches Valuable Professional Skills: Advice for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Pursuing funding support as a graduate student or postdoc can help your career—and in more ways than one, writes Victoria McGovern.

March 28, 2017

Clarity Insights: Data Science Discussion Panel

Join a panel of data science consultants from Clarity Insights to hear about data science applications and careers in the industry.

March 27, 2017

Attend The Whole Scientist Course to Build Skills for Your Career (graduate students and postdoctoral fellows)

The Jackson Laboratory and partners are pleased to host The Whole Scientist workshop in New York on April 20, and in Bar Harbor, Maine, on May 15-19, 2017.

March 24, 2017

Register Now for Spring Quarter Cross-Disciplinary Writing Workshops

Now's the time to reserve your spot in the six cross-disciplinary writing workshops held this quarter.

March 24, 2017

Book Your Spring Quarter Graduate Writing Place Appointments Now

The Graduate Writing Place has opened for the spring quarter, and now's the time to begin reserving appointments.

March 24, 2017

NPHR Public Health Matters Symposium and Art Exhibition

The Northwestern Public Health Review (NPHR) invites you to share your public health stories through pictures during their Annual Public Health Matters Symposium and Art Exhibition.

March 24, 2017

Doctoral Student Opportunities in the Undergraduate Residential Experience for 2017-18 Academic Year

The Office of Residential Academic Initiatives anticipates several openings for doctoral students during the 2017-2018 academic year.

March 22, 2017

Upcoming webinar for the NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) training program through NRMN

Upcoming webinar for the NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) training program through NRMN.

March 21, 2017

Northwestern Computational Research Day

The annual Northwestern Computational Research Day is being held on April 18, 2017.

March 20, 2017

Upcoming Events from McKinsey

McKinsey brings together an outstanding group of colleagues, from a wide variety of backgrounds – from medicine to law, engineering, economics and digital – to help leading organizations tackle their most complex challenges.

March 20, 2017

Creating Effective Learning Communities

This workshop will help graduate students and postdocs describe the relative value of learning communities and identify the characteristics of successful learning communities in either teaching or research settings.

March 20, 2017

A Day of Creative Communication for STEM Graduate Students and Postdocs

Women in Science and Engineering Research (WISER) is hosting a talk by Mumu Xu and Lindsay Claiborn, co-creators of the podcast “Beyond the Microscope,” a podcast sharing the voices of women in STEM.

March 20, 2017

Data Science Career Evening

The NU Postdoctoral Forum, Chicago Graduate Student Association, and NICO invite all interested parties to a Data Science Career Evening.

March 20, 2017

Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE) Networking Brunch at Beatrix

The Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE) will be hosting a Networking brunch at Beatrix in Streeterville.

March 20, 2017

Virtual Resume Writing Workshop

Join BCG in a virtual resume writing workshop for an overview of how to translate your CV into a business style resume.

March 20, 2017

Mentoring Your Summer Student: An Orientation for Postdocs and PhD Students

This workshop will help postdoctoral fellows and graduate students outline summer projects, set goals with summer advisees, structure interactions, and problem solve as issues arise.

March 17, 2017

Opportunities for students & postdocs at 2017 SACNAS

Two exclusive opportunities are now open to students and postdocs for 2017 SACNAS: Travel Scholarships and Research Presentations. Both are currently accepting applications.

March 17, 2017

Managing Science in the Biotech Industry: An Intensive Course for Students and Postdocs

The American Society for Cell Biology, in partnership with Keck Graduate Institute, is offering a one-week intensive course from July 9-15, 2017, at the Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, CA.

March 16, 2017

Graduate student mentors needed for SICC

The McCormick Graduate Leadership Council (MGLC) is in need of graduate student mentors for a STEM outreach program, Science In your Community Centers (SICC) Saturdays.

March 13, 2017

InfoSocial 2017

InfoSocial 2017 is April 7-8 at Northwestern University, Evanston Campus

March 13, 2017

McKinsey Next Generation Women Leaders 2017

McKinsey & Company invites female students and experienced professionals across North America to be inspired and make a difference!.

March 13, 2017

RSG Research Communication Training Program is now accepting applications for Summer 2017

RSG is a non-credit course that brings in experts from theatre, broadcast journalism, marketing, and education to help scientists and others to better communicate their research.

March 13, 2017

Call for applications: Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program for Biotech

This one year career mentoring program pairs ethnically diverse graduate students and postdocs with industry mentors who work at biotech companies.

March 13, 2017

Info Session: NTAC Workshop Leader and Graduate Teaching Fellows Programs

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching will be holding an informational session about the NTAC Workshop Leader and Graduate Teaching Fellows programs.

March 10, 2017

Current Kellogg Courses Available to TGS Students

Each quarter, Kellogg opens a handful of courses to TGS students.

March 9, 2017

Hire Big 10 Plus Virtual Career Fair

Connect with organizations in a variety of industries online via chat sessions to learn about their internship, job and co-op opportunities at the Hire Big 10 Plus Virtual Career Fair.

March 9, 2017

Apply Now: Management for Scientists and Engineers Program

Doctoral students enrolled in science, engineering, and quantitative social science programs are invited to apply for the Management for Scientists and Engineers Program.

March 8, 2017

Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities Graduate Assistantship for 2017-18

The Assistantship is designed to build professional capacity in programming, administration and leadership, and will provide hands-on experience in designing and coordinating undergraduate initiatives (like the Humanities Plunge), developing outreach initiatives, and managing programs of the Kaplan Humanities Institute.

March 7, 2017

Nepal Leadership Academy (NLA)

The NLA is offering young professionals and university students an exciting opportunity to hone their leadership skills while exploring rural entrepreneurship in Nepal.

March 7, 2017

Mentored Discussions of Teaching (MDT)

MDT is a one-quarter program where graduate students and postdocs learn about and discuss teaching and learning in the STEM and SBE fields.

March 7, 2017

Upcoming Events from Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance and the Boston Consulting Group

Check out these events in March from ADCA and BCG.

March 7, 2017

Leading Bravely: Finding Strength in Diversity

The 2017 GlobeMed Summit will be held in Chicago from March 30 to April 1.

March 7, 2017

Information session for the SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program

There will be an information session on the Northwestern University-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program on Wednesday, March 15 at 12 PM in Graduate Student Conference Room (GSCR).

March 6, 2017

UCSF IRACDA Scholars Postdoctoral Program

The UCSF IRACDA Scholars Postdoctoral Program is currently soliciting applications for their 4-year postdoctoral program aimed at promoting diversity in the biomedical sciences.

March 3, 2017

Watch Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research Workshop & Symposium videos online

Videos of the lectures and panel discussion are now available online.

March 3, 2017

Funding Opportunity for Faculty: NSF Graduate Student Supplemental Support

NSF has identified improvement in graduate student preparedness for entering the workforce and workforce diversity as Agency Priority Goals.

March 3, 2017

BioSurvival Skills Job Search Series

In a series of 4 monthly workshops, stages of the non-academic job search will be covered, beginning with exploring careers and ending with interviewing for jobs.

March 3, 2017

Google News Lab

On Tuesday, Nick Whitaker, training and development manager for Google, will host a workshop about the Google News Lab initiative. This event is put on by the Knight Lab.

March 2, 2017

The Data Incubator

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists.

March 2, 2017

Curious About Consulting (CAC)

Bain & Company invites graduate students and postdocs to attend their Curious About Consulting (CAC) event on Friday, March 31 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM in their Bain Chicago office.

March 2, 2017

BCG's Ethnic Diversity Network Reception

BCG would like to invite you to join their Ethnic Diversity Network for a reception to meet members of their Black and Hispanic cadres and hear about various leadership opportunities you can take advantage of within the Network.

March 1, 2017

Teaching Assistantships available for Spring Quarter

The School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) has two Teaching Assistantships available for spring quarter.

February 28, 2017

Developing Work/Life Resilience

Demonstrating resilience through challenging situations is a critical component of professional success.

February 27, 2017

Chicago Area SIAM Student Conference

Jointly hosted by SIAM chapters of UIC, IIT, and NU, CASSC is a conference that highlights application of mathematics in diverse disciplines.

February 27, 2017

Northwestern Creative Writing Club

The Northwestern Creative Writing Club meets once every two weeks on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 PM to write creatively in a collegial environment.

February 24, 2017

Classes at Galter Health Sciences Library

Classes meet for approximately 1 hour and are free to Galter Library affiliates. Classes fill up quickly and registration is recommended.

February 21, 2017

PhD & Master's Virtual Career Fair - Registration Now Open

Northwestern PhD/Master’s students, postdoctoral fellows, and alumni are encouraged to attend this free recruiting event, which will feature employers from a range of career fields!

February 20, 2017

Bridge to BCG

The Boston Consulting Group is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy.

February 20, 2017

Workshop: Writing a Teaching Statement

Strengthen your instruction and prepare for your career by developing your teaching statement.

February 20, 2017

Workshop: Evidence-Based Strategies for Implementing Group Work in STEM

Focusing on enhancing community and inclusivity in the classroom, this interactive workshop will include evidence-based tips for implementing group-worthy activities, forming groups, and dealing with the common challenges of facilitating group work.

February 20, 2017

Beyond Politics: Engaging Congress

After a vitriolic anti-science and anti-evidence national election, Republicans control The White House and Congress.

February 20, 2017

Interdisciplinary Writing Groups: PhD Students in All Disciplines Welcome

Apply now for Spring Quarter Writing Groups! Virtual Groups Now Available!

February 20, 2017

Case Competition Opportunity: Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The Yale Graduate Student Consulting Club (YGCC) will host its 6th Annual Consulting Case Competition on March 31, 2017.

February 17, 2017

Tips on Writing a Competitive NRSA

BioProfessionals presents “Tips on Writing a Competitive NRSA” with Sally McIver, PhD (Assistant Director, NUIN).

February 17, 2017

Leadership Coaching for PhD Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The Center for Leadership offers opportunities for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows to improve their skills in an environment that nurtures experimentation and innovation.

February 15, 2017

Science Outside the Lab Workshop: Opportunity for a PhD Student or Postdoctoral Fellow to Learn about Science Policy

This two-week workshop, Monday, June 12 – Friday, June 23, in Washington, D.C. explores the relationships among science, policy, and societal outcomes.

February 15, 2017

Professional Development Opportunities at Northwestern: Learn What Opportunities Are Available to Graduate Students from Alumni of the Programs

Hear from graduate students who have participated in professional development to improve their writing, science communication, presentation, teaching, leadership and management abilities.

February 15, 2017

R Programming Workshop on the Chicago campus

Join Northwestern IT Research Computing Services and the Chicago Graduate Student Association for an R programming workshop on Monday, April 24th and Tuesday, April 25th from 9am-5pm.

February 14, 2017

2017 CPLC Summer School

The mission of the Center for the Physics of Living Cells at the University of Illinois is to create a quantitative, predictive, and physically-based description of living systems.

February 10, 2017

Social Justice and Nonprofit Career Week

Explore careers in the social justice and nonprofit fields throughout the week of March 6. Co-sponsored by Social Justice Education.

February 10, 2017

Careers in Publishing Panel

Explore the world of book publishing, glean career insights, and learn about industry trends from a panel of Northwestern alumni and professionals working in publishing.

February 9, 2017

Skills & Careers in Science Writing

Applications are now open for Northwestern STEM+ PhD candidates interested in developing their science writing and communication skills.

February 9, 2017

Summer School on Intellectual Property

The University of Bonn invites graduate and postgraduate students as well as young professionals from any field of study or discipline to a Summer School on Intellectual Property in Bonn.

February 8, 2017

Newberry Mellon Major Projects Fellow

The Newberry Mellon Major Projects Fellow will participate in the planning and preparation for the library’s major scholarly initiative framed to respond to the question What is the Midwest?

February 6, 2017

Building an Inclusive Learning Environment: Power and Positionality in the Classroom

. In this workshop, we will reflect upon different techniques to balance classroom dynamics on a course design level with conversations on how to recognize and respond to issues that may arise during classroom interactions.

February 6, 2017

Workshop: Larva, Chrysalis, Butterfly: Designing and Implementing Rubrics (PART 1)

This pair of workshops will focus on the elements of rubric design and implementation—from analyzing assessment tasks, to selecting appropriate rubric structures, to drafting and adapting rubrics for classroom use.

February 6, 2017

2017 Congressional Budget Office Internship

CBO is accepting applications from graduate students for the 2017 Summer Internship Program until February 27.

February 6, 2017

LinkedIn Profile Workshop

Learn about LinkedIn, including how to optimize your profile and network effectively.

February 6, 2017

Black Women in Science and Engineering Networking Brunch

Join Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE) for "Careers and Conversations with..." Erika Jefferson.

February 2, 2017

CV to Resume Workshop

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Northwestern Career Advancement will be hosting CV/Resume workshops on February 13th (Chicago campus) and 14th (Evanston Campus).

February 1, 2017

Code for the Kids

On February 24th and 25th, the Illinois Institute of Technology will host more than 75 undergraduate and graduate students from Illinois universities to leverage their technical skillsets to improve the lives of children and families within the foster care system.

February 1, 2017

ReD Associates Consultant Training Program

Calling social sciences and humanities PhD students and postdocs: ReD Associates, a strategy consulting firm, is currently accepting applications for the entry-level consultant training program.

January 31, 2017

Advanced Professional and Presentation Skills for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

This series of lectures and one-on-one coaching for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows focuses on the development of presentation skills necessary for success within the professional world.

January 31, 2017

Beyond Reimagining, Accelerating Praxis: Social Medicine In Practice Today

The Social Medicine Consortium is a collective of committed individuals, universities and organizations fighting for health equity through advocacy,

January 31, 2017

PhD Careers in Conservation: Versatile PhD Virtual Panel Discussion

Versatile PhD will host a free panel discussion on PhD Careers In Conservation, Feb. 6-10, 2017.

January 30, 2017

NUBAO 5th Annual Brain Awareness Teachers Workshop

In partnership with the Chicago Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience and Northwestern University's Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, NUBAO invites middle school and high school science educators from the Chicago area to apply to attend their 5th Annual Brain Awareness Teachers Workshop.

January 25, 2017

The Northwestern Toastmasters Club

On Friday, February 3, Maya Michele Fein will be giving a speech.

January 24, 2017

Northwestern BGSA announces 20th Annual Graduate Research Conference

Northwestern’s Black Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce its 20th Annual Graduate Research Conference that will be held on April 15th, 2017 at the Conference Chicago at the University Center in downtown Chicago.

January 24, 2017

Call for papers: Equinoxes 2017 at Brown University

As an interdisciplinary conference, Equinoxes encourages submissions from a variety of fields including but not limited to history, ethnography, anthropology, literature, media studies, sociology, art history, and political science, provided that the presentation relate to French or Francophone spheres.

January 23, 2017

"Disciplinas, lndisciplinas"

the 2nd Chicago Graduate Conference in Hispanic and Lusa-Brazilian Studies will take place from April 13th to 15th, 2017 at Northwestern University’s Evanston campus.

January 23, 2017

Franke Graduate Fellowships for 2017-2018

With generous funding from Richard and Barbara Franke, and in partnership with The Graduate School, the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities will offer exclusive fellowships to the most promising graduate students in fields across the humanities for 2017-2018.

January 23, 2017

LabLearner Career Development Opportunity

Apply your scientific knowledge and expertise to shape PreK-8 teach training through LabLearner.

January 23, 2017

2017 Bloorview Research Institute Pursuit Awards

The Bloorview Research Institute at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (Toronto, Canada) is pleased to announce the 2017 Pursuit Award competition. This international award recognizes outstanding achievements in childhood disability research by current PhD students and those who have defended their PhD thesis in the last year.

January 23, 2017

Science Writing Course for PhD Student Scientists

The Science Writing and Communication course is a free evening course that allows science and engineering PhD students to distill their scientific research into engaging stories for lay-audiences and to get feedback from professional science writers.

January 20, 2017

Workshop: Promoting Active Learning in STEM: Strategies for Labs & Lectures

This workshop will introduce participants to active learning strategies and discuss how to design active learning lessons for different types of classroom environments (either a large lecture or smaller lab section).

January 19, 2017

How to Get Hired in Arts Administration

Learn from HR experts at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Museum of Contemporary Art who will be sharing their insights into the industry as well as what they look for when reviewing applications.

January 19, 2017

Networking 101: Breaking the First Barriers

Northwestern University Postdoctoral Forum (NUPF) and CHIentist cordially invite you to a free event that will feature a panel with highly-experienced industry professionals discussing their own tips for making useful connections that can alter the course of your career.

January 19, 2017

Critical Theory Cluster Graduate Assistant Position

The graduate assistant works with faculty, staff, and graduate affiliates of the Cluster to coordinate planning of interdisciplinary activities. This position is funded for 4 quarters, which means that the assistant will be funded for work done during the summer quarter.

January 18, 2017

Upcoming Versatile PhD Panel Discussions

Versatile PhD is a web-based resource that The Graduate School (TGS) students and postdocs can use anytime, from any computer, confidentially.

January 17, 2017

Grant submissions due today, January 17

The Graduate Research Grant (GRG), Digital Humanities Research Grant and Digital Humanities Travel Quarters Grant are due today.

January 17, 2017

An Introduction to Evidence-Based STEM Undergraduate Teaching.

Learn how to implement effective teaching strategies in the college classroom through the CIRTL MOOC.

January 17, 2017

Evaluating Your Teaching: Measuring Teaching Effectiveness in the Classroom

This workshop covers different ways in which educators can use evaluations at different times in their course to achieve different pedagogical objectives.

January 17, 2017

Register for the Northwestern Externship Program (NEXT)

Register for the Northwestern Externship Program (NEXT) -- a one-day shadowing program that allows current Northwestern undergraduate and graduate students to accompany alumni on the job in an industry of their choice this spring to explore different professional fields.

January 17, 2017

Dannon Gut Microbiome, Yogurt, and Probiotics Fellowship Grant

This grant provides two $25,000 grants to undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral scientists who show a strong interest in the research of the gut microbiome’s impact on human health and well-being and/or the nutritional and functional benefits of yogurt and probiotics.

January 17, 2017

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program

This fellowship provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies.

January 13, 2017

Northwestern Toastmasters Club

On Friday, January 20, the club’s mentor, Gloria Kim, will be giving a speech.

January 13, 2017

Language Table Sessions

These sessions are free and open to all members of the Northwestern community.

January 13, 2017

Judges Needed for Regional Science and Math Fair

Judges are needed on January 19 & 20 for the Chicago Public Schools’ Elementary and High School Science and Math Fairs hosted by Chicago State University.

January 12, 2017

Fellowship Opportunity: The Brady Scholars Program in Ethics and Civic Life

The Brady Program in Ethics and Civic Life is seeking four graduate students to help mentor undergraduates in their Brady Scholars Program.

January 11, 2017

Opportunity: Apply for All-Expenses-Covered International Symposium on Politics, Management, and Civil Society

Master’s and PhD students are invited to apply for the 47th St. Gallen Symposium, which will take place May 3 – 5, 2017 in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

January 11, 2017

Applications are open for ComSciCon 2017

ComSciCon is a science communication workshop for graduate students, by graduate students.

January 6, 2017

Two X Chromosomes in Academia

Last year the WHRI launched the Two X Chromosomes in Academia (2XA) workshop series in order to promote the advancement of women in STEM at Northwestern throughout all stages of their career.

January 6, 2017

Fellowship Proposal Writing Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The Graduate School will offer a proposal writing workshop for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The workshop is for those preparing a proposal for the upcoming NIH NRSA deadline.

January 4, 2017

Register Now for Winter Quarter Cross-Disciplinary Writing Workshops

Now's the time to reserve your spot in the six cross-disciplinary writing workshops held this quarter.

January 4, 2017

Book Your Winter Quarter Graduate Writing Place Appointments Now

Do you want feedback on your cover letter for the academic job market? That grant application that needs to cater to an audience outside your discipline?

January 4, 2017

Career Development Event at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Meeting

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Meeting will be held in Chicago from April 22-26, 2017.

January 4, 2017

Facebook Emerging Scholars

The Emerging Scholar Award is open to first or second year PhD students who are members of a minority group that is underrepresented in the technology sector.

January 3, 2017

Two-day Northwestern Winter Internship & Job Fair

Meet 80+ employers in a variety of industries over two days, hiring for both internships and full-time positions. The fair is open to all Northwestern students and alumni to learn about internships and full-time opportunities, with different employers attending each day.

January 1, 2017

Deadline Extended: Public Humanities Graduate Assistantship at the Chicago Humanities Festival

The Public Humanities Graduate Assistantship at the Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) is a competitive 12-month opportunity awarded to an outstanding graduate student from Northwestern University.

December 31, 2016

Webinar Series: Fundamentals in Data Science

The NIH Big Data to Knowledge program is pleased to announce the spring semester of The BD2K Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science, a series of online lectures given by experts from across the country covering a range of diverse topics in data science.

December 31, 2016

Graduate Internship Opportunity: International Policy Research

Crown Agents USA wants to collaborate with qualifying students to analyze the impact of development work and its implications.

December 31, 2016

CGSA Presents: How to Make Scientific Figures

A workshop for formatting publication-worthy figures