Professional Development

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

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

PhD/Master’s students, postdocs, and alumni are encouraged to attend! This event will take place on March 2nd.

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