Career Development Opportunities
NUIN partners with programs, offices and centers at Northwestern University to provide a supportive environment to prepare our students for careers within and outside of academia.
Visit the BioProfessionals page to learn about this series of seminars/workshops run by the life sciences PhD programs (NUIN, DGP and IBiS).
After NUIN Afternoons Alumni series
After NUIN Afternoons is a seminar series organized by NUIN professor Indira Raman that invites NUIN alum to speak to current students and postdocs about their post-graduate careers outside academic research.
Professional Development Offices & Resources
- Northwestern Career Advancement Office: Provides support for all aspects of career planning and job searching, including individual appointments for career assessments, career research, resume review and interview preparation.
- Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching: Offers a teaching certificate program for students interested in teaching careers. The program offers seminars, workshops and small-group discussions about teaching practices as well participation in a significant teaching experience.
- Kellogg School of Management: Offers PhD students in life and physical scientists the opportunity to apply for the eight-week summer program Management for Scientists and Engineers. The course introduces students to concepts in business, management and leadership.
- Searle Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning: Offers workshops for new teaching assistants and offers graduate teaching fellowships for advanced students.
- Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning: Provides professional development programs for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in STEM and SBE (social, behavioral, economic) disciplines to enhance undergraduate education in these disciplines.
- The Graduate School Professional Development Series: Offers workshops on topics such as presentations, fellowship writing and job searches for graduate students in all fields.
- Innovation and New Ventures Office (INVO): Offers a summer fellowship program for graduate students for exposure to intellectual property and the commercialization office. INVO also sponsors seminars and events in entrepreneurship and commercialization.
Related Student-Led Groups
- Chicago Graduate Student Association: Offers career development workshops and panels on alternative careers throughout the year.
- Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance: Helps PhD students learn about and prepare for careers in consulting.
- SPiN and NU SPAN: Groups that are focused on science policy and advocacy.