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Professional Development Resources

Career Development and Advancement

Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA): The NCA helps scholars with various aspects of their career/graduate study advancement including career assessments, job search and resume writing.

Center for Leadership: The Center for Leadership helps students, faculty and staff develop their leadership skills in an engaging environment via their unique assessment tools and expertise.

Help with Grants and Fellowships

Office of Sponsored Research: NU office (Evanston and Chicago) that "assists investigators in proposing and managing sponsored programs in support of Northwestern's mission of innovative research, excellent teaching, and public service."

The Writing Place: The Writing Place is a center for peer writing consultations that help students and faculty with any stage of their writing process including grants and essays for class.

Teaching and Outreach

Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching: The Searle center for Advancing Learning and Teaching helps enhance teaching and learning at all levels in the University and focuses on developing highly effective learning environments.

Center for Civic Engagement: The Center for Civic Engagement supports all members of the University community enhance their academic experience via introduction to social responsibility and active engagement with the community at large.

Science in Society: Science in Society is a research center that focuses on science education and public engagement.

Training Courses