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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
Check back for information on the 2013 Conference for Young Women!
We have a limited number of half-scholarships available. Call 815-753-1038 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
- 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.
“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. ”