Organized by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences External Programming Office and Women's Studies Program
The registration fee for the conference is $10 before August 30 ($15 between August 31 - September 16) and includes a continental breakfast, lunch and all conference materials. Registration is limited to 50 students and is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions, contact Rebekah Kohli at firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-753-1044.
Now in its 16th year, the NIU Conference for Young Women introduces high school women to the academic side of college life; inspires them to transform their dreams of going to college into reality; and provides opportunities to interact with successful women faculty, professionals, and NIU students.
7:30-8:00 a.m. Check-In & Refreshments
8:00-8:15 a.m. Welcome & Remarks
8:15-9:00 a.m. Icebreaker Activity (make your own button)
9:00-10:00 a.m. Session I: Get Involved! College Success Panel:
10:00-11:30 a.m. Session II: Campus Tour
11:45-12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45-2:00 p.m. Session III: College Class Exploration
2:00-2:45 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Katrina Caldwell
Dr. Caldwell is currently the Assistant Vice President of Diversity & Equity for the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management at Northern Illinois University. In 2012, she was named an honoree by Who's Who in Black Chicago. She was also a recipient of Diversity MBA Magazine’s 2011 "Top 100 under 50 Emerging and Executive Leaders" award. Prior to joining NIU, Dr. Caldwell served as director of the Center for Intercultural Programs at DePaul University. (Read more about Dr. Caldwell.)
2:45-3:00 p.m. Wrap-up & Evaluation
For more information, contact the Women's Studies Program at 815-753-1038 or WOMENST@niu.edu.
“I learned that you don't necessarily need to have a career picked out when you come to college, and you should explore more classes and fields.”
"I learned a lot about how to be happy in your life – not to let anything, including gender, stop you from doing what you want to do. Also, it may take a few tries, but it is not bad to start over in order to pursue your dreams."
“Today was very interesting, ultimately I learned a lot (that) I would not have been able to learn had I not come. I really enjoyed it!”
“I learned a lot today about different fields. It was a great experience. . . Overall, I had a great time. ”