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Navigating Northwestern Academics

An event series for undergrads

Navigating Northwestern Academics is a series of casual, interactive forums designed to help undergraduates find their best footing in negotiating the sometimes-rocky path toward their academic goals. These events may be especially useful for first-year students, but all Northwestern undergrads are welcome. 

Start Strong & Stay Strong: Advice from the Experts

Wednesday, October 13, 5–6:30pm

Hear from and engage with faculty, advisors, and experienced undergrads about making the academic transition from high school to Northwestern. Returning students looking to restart strong are also welcome. Dinner included!

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  • Kalisha Cornett, Lecturer & Undergraduate Advisor, School of Communication
  • Ellen Worsdall, Assitant Dean for Student Affairs, McCormick School of Engineering
  • Constance Wright, Assistant Dean for Academic Standing, Weinberg College

Insider’s Guide to Success in STEM & Quantitative Classes

Tuesday, November 2, 5–6:30pm

Hear from and engage with faculty and experienced students about critical practices for success in science, mathematics, engineering, and other quantitatively oriented courses. Dinner included!

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  • Ken Gentry, Professor of Instruction, McCormick Office of Undergraduate Education
  • Jim Hornsten, Professor of Instruction, Economics
  • Stephanie Knezz, Assistant Professor of Instruction, Chemistry

Coming in winter quarter

  • Stay Fueled: Maintaining Your Academic Confidence and Energy in Winter Quarter
  • Managing Your Writing and Reading Load: Tricks of the Trade from Northwestern Experts


students sitting in circle talking with faculty




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