2012 Northern Illinois University Conference for Young Women

Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences External Programming Office and Women's Studies Program

Monday, April 16, 2012; 7:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

NIU DeKalb Campus, Holmes Student Center, Sky Room

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We have a limited number of half-scholarships available. Call 815-753-1038 or email womenst@niu.edu for more information.

The NIU Conference for Young Women introduces women in their junior through senior years of high school to a variety of career areas, including professions where women have been historically underrepresented, and provides opportunities to interact with successful women faculty, professionals, and NIU students. The conference includes a panel discussion on career opportunities for women; tours of NIU's campus; presentations by professionals on topics related to women’s collegiate experiences; and lunch with NIU faculty, professionals, and students. 

Tentative Schedule

7:45-8:15 a.m.          Check-In & Refreshments

8:15-8:45 a.m.          Welcome & Remarks

8:45-9:00 a.m.          Participant Introductions & Questions

9:00-10:00 a.m.        Session I:  A Woman's Guide to College 
                                                    Success Panel

  • Susana Das Neves, Academic Advisor, Academic Advising Center
  • Career Counselor, Career Services
  • Alyssa Thompson, NIU Undergraduate Student Leader

10:00-11:30 a.m.      Session II: Campus Tour

11:30-12:30 p.m.     Lunch

12:30-1:30 p.m.      Session III: Career Exploration Session

  • Amanda Littauer, Assistant Professor of History and Women's Studies
  • Leila Porter,  Associate Professor of Anthropology
  • Lesley Rigg, Professor of Biogeography, and Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Affairs

1:30-1:45 p.m.      Wrap-up & Evaluation

For more information, contact the Women's Studies Program at 815-753-1038 or WOMENST@niu.edu.