Graduate ISO Sidekicks

Sidekick[sahyd-kik] (noun) a close friend or assistant who accompanies him/her on adventures

Some famous sidekicks:

  • Robin (Batman's sidekick)
  • Ron and Hermione (Harry Potter's sidekicks)
  • Woodstock (Snoopy's sidekick)
  • Joe Biden (President Barack Obama's sidekick)

Graduate ISO Sidekicks

The IO seeks current international graduate students to volunteer as Sidekicks (similar to International Peer Advisors for undergraduates) for Spring-Fall 2013.   Sidekicks will answer questions submitted by newly admitted NU students during the spring and summer, and will assist the IO with planning Graduate International Student Orientation (G-ISO) 2013.   

Share your NU knowledge, help new students and gain valuable resume experience!

Responsibilities

  • Attend training meeting the week of April 22, 2013
  • Submit online profile information by May 1, 2013
  • Respond to admitted student questions via email during spring/summer 2013
  • Respond to IO emails about  G-ISO over the summer
  • Create a video for the IO website about your favorite place at NU or in Evanston/Chicago
  • Serve on student panel at G-ISO; assist with other sessions as needed
  • Participate in feedback meeting after G-ISO

Selection Criteria

  • Current graduate student (will be registered for Spring and Fall Quarter 2013)
  • Good academic standing
  • Understanding of needs of prospective and new international students
  • Familiar with opportunities and resources available to  Northwestern students
  • Positive and enthusiastic outlook about Northwestern
  • Strong communication skills
  • Reliable and responsible

Application Process

Application here.  All applications must be emailed to d-kaltman@northwestern.edu by April 18, 2013. Applications will be reviewed by committee and selected applicants will be notified by April 19, 2013.