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.
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
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)
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
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.
- Put Your Science to WORK, presented by Peter Fiske, Ph.D. Seminar from April 23, 2012. View video recording of the event and download the program booklet
- Career Paths in Higher Education: Administrative Opportunities for PhDs Panel Discussion from March 7, 2012. View video recording of the event and download the list of panelists and networking contacts