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Professional Development Resources


The Graduate School (TGS): TGS is the liberal arts and sciences graduate school of Northwestern University that collaborates with a number of schools to maintain a high quality master’s and doctoral education and is a valuable resource for professional development.

Campus Life

Chicago Graduate Student Association (CGSA): The CGSA is a student organization that addresses the academic and social needs of graduate students in the Chicago campus and helps their interaction with the Evanston campus.

International Office: The International Office provides support and services for the international community in Northwestern to help them in their pursuit of academic excellence.

Career Development and Advancement

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs: The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is a central resource for the Post-doctoral community that provides access to various professional and career development resources.

BioProfessionals Program: The BioProfessionals program introduces students to the various career paths available and helps them develop the appropriate skills necessary for them.

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 develop their leadership skills in an engaging environment via their unique assessment tools and expertise.

Help with Grants and Fellowships

Office of Fellowships: The Office of fellowships helps students identify fellowships and grants to advance their academic and professional goals.

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

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