Career Programs & Events for Graduate Students

Below is a list of UCS programs and events geared toward graduate student audiences.  This is just a portion of our calendar; almost all UCS programs and events are open to graduate students!  View complete calendar.

Winter 2013

Workshops, Featured Speakers, and Additional Services

Internship Searching for Graduate Students  

1/10   12:00 PM-1:00 PM  Graduate Student Commons, Seabury

Internships are a valuable tool for exploring careers, building skills and gaining relevant experience.  This workshop will cover the basics of the internship search process and important considerations in the internship search for graduate students.  Co-Sponsored by the Graduate Student Association (GSA).

Interviewing Skills for Graduate Students

1/16   5:00 PM-6:30 PM  Chicago Campus: Ward 5-230                                                                         

Learn what to expect before, during and after an interview, including the different types of interview questions and how to effectively sell your graduate research, teaching and coursework experience to employers.  Practice interview questions during this interactive workshop.  Co-sponsored by The Chicago Graduate Student Association.   

Cover Letter Writing for Graduate Students  

1/23  12:00 PM-1:00 PM  Graduate Student Commons, Seabury                                      

Cover letters are an important part of any application process.  Learn how to craft well written cover letters and how to customize your letters for different audiences.   Co-Sponsored by GSA

Industry Careers in Science Panel Discussion  

2/4   5:00 PM-6:30 PM 

Chicago Campus: Hughes Auditorium   Evanston Campus (Videoconference): Pancoe Auditorium

Learn about the career paths of Chicago-area professionals working in industry during this panel discussion. Sponsored by CGSA, The Graduate School (TGS) and University Career Services. 

What Are You Going To Do After Graduate School?  

2/5  12:00 PM-1:00 PM  Graduate Student Commons, Seabury    

Your graduate degree opens up a variety of traditional and non-traditional career options after graduation—deciding which option to pursue can be confusing and stressful! This informative and interactive session will help you to unravel some of the myths surrounding the career decision making process and help you formulate a plan for choosing a satisfying career. Co-Sponsored by GSA.

Ph.D. & Master’s Virtual Career Fair Sponsored by the Graduate Career Consortium (GCC)                                                                                                                                  

2/19 Online

Northwestern has partnered with 25 members of the GCC for this unique event that allows job and internship seekers connect with employers virtually.  Current Graduate Students, post-docs, and NU graduate student alumni are invited to participate.  Registration information

Virtual Career Fair: What to Expect & How to Prepare (Webinar) 

2/12  12:15 PM-12:45 PM  

What is a virtual fair?  Tune into this webinar to learn strategies to prepare for the Ph.D. & Master’s Virtual Career Fair on February 19.

Virtual Career Fair Resume Reviews

Evanston Campus: 2/13  3:00 PM—6:00 PM  Norris, Arch Room

Chicago Campus: 2/15  11:00 AM-2:00 PM  Baldwin Auditorium

Open to current graduate students and post-docs preparing for the Ph.D. & Master's Virtual Career Fair on February 19.  Resume reviews are first come, first served; 15 minutes in length.

Chicago Campus Graduate Student Career Advising Hours

Fridays 1/18, 2/1, 2/15, 3/1, 3/15 By Appointment; Abbott Hall

UCS holds biweekly career advising appointments for graduate students enrolled in academic programs on the Chicago Campus.  Appointments can be scheduled by emailing Kamilah McCoy.  In your email include 1) the date you would like to schedule 2) available times on that date 3) your academic program 4) issues you would like to discuss during your appointment.

Past Events