|Students enjoy the Evanston lakefront|
|Students at the annual PhD barbeque participate in a game of volleyball|
At the Kellogg School of Management and Northwestern University, our doctoral students have a wealth of resources and support networks to draw from: academic alliances, student clubs and organizations, professional development, and family and childcare.
Within Kellogg’s community of scholars, our doctoral students forge research partnerships with their fellow students and faculty that will last throughout their careers. To foster this collaborative research environment, Kellogg students are housed within their chosen academic department so that they can easily interact with faculty and other students. Our students also work closely with colleagues in related fields at Northwestern that are located on campus near the Jacobs Center, the home of the Kellogg School and the Economics Department. Weekly departmental seminars and “brown bag” lunch seminars provide other opportunities to collaborate and socialize.
A thriving community of friends, spouses, partners, and children is a lively component of the Kellogg experience. Our students draw from the numerous community resources and housing options available to Northwestern students within the Evanston and Chicago area. At Northwestern there are student organizations and clubs, intramural sports leagues, and support services for international students, student parents, women, and students with disabilities. The Office of Student Life and Multicultural Affairs provides networking opportunities and support services to graduate students and celebrates the diversity of Northwestern's student population. Professional development workshops, sponsored by The Graduate School, include writing tips, dissertation boot camp, English as a Second Language (ESL), working with research advisors, teaching excellence, job market tips, and more.
The time spent at Kellogg has set the academic research agenda for our doctoral graduates for the coming years. As they enter the job market, Kellogg students boast a solid research portfolio: research papers that have been rigorously tested through seminar presentations, conferences, and discussions with faculty. As professors in their own right, our doctoral graduates will contribute their hard work and research capital to their employing research institution and the academic community as a whole.