You’ve had a life-changing experience...so how is your life going to change?

Your relationships with the GESI program and GESI staff don’t end here. We are always available to answer questions, give guidance, and listen to “where-do-I-go-from-here” identity crises.

Stay in touch! Update your alum contact form. See below for next steps in this journey, or see the full downloadable Next Steps packet

GESI & Buffett Opportunities

After GESI, the Buffett Institute continues to provide career support, resume, fellowship, and job application reviews, individual advising, grant opportunities and much more to strengthen the global efforts of our alums.

  • Stay up to date with GESI and the Buffett Institute by subscribing to our global engagement opportunities e-newsletter and weekly events digest.
  • GESI Community-Based Research Fellow: GESI Community-Based Research Fellows will provide combined student and program support to a GESI student cohort and assist with the assessment of GESI projects and community partnerships. This position will be open to an alum/na of the GESI program as an opportunity for sustained engagement with GESI host communities. The CBR Fellow will support in-country partner organization staff and assist current GESI students to facilitate constructive engagement and successful community integration. Additionally, a primary function of this position will be to research previous GESI projects and assess community outcomes/impact as a result of student involvement/collaboration with our program's organizational partners. Applications are due Feburary 1. Questions? Contact Emory Erker-Lynch
  • GESI Student Instructors: Are you interested in reconnecting with your GESI experience?  Want to support students as they live and work abroad?  Here's your chance! As a GESI student instructor, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to GESI participants’ learning experience by providing students with academic and personal support. You'll also assist in teaching and teaching-related duties, including facilitating group discussions, observing and commenting on group dynamics, preparing feedback on weekly reports throughout the summer, and more. Applications are due March 6. Create a FluidReview account to apply online today. Questions? Contact Meghan Ozaroski at gesi.northwestern.edu or 847.491.5932.
  • Get Funding for International Internships through the Summer Internship Grant Program (SIGP): The Buffett Institute for Global Studies drives collaborative research, public dialogue and engaged scholarship on critical global issues. Thanks to a recent gift from Roberta Buffett Elliot (WCAS '54), the Buffett Institute is partnering with the Summer Internship Grant Program (SIGP) to expand opportunities for international internships for undergraduates that facilitate career exploration, experiential learning, and research, regardless of financial resources. Awards for international internships provide up to $6000 in funding for travel and living expenses. See the SIGP website to apply. Applications are typically accepted from February until April. Check the SIGP website for updated application deadlines. 

Alum Networking

After joining the GESI community, there’s so much space to keep in touch with (or meet more) alums who've been or are in the same boat.

  • Join a student group at school. At Northwestern, groups like the Northwestern Community for Human Rights (NUCHR), GlobeMed, and the Global Engagement Summit (GES) are just a few of the student groups with like minded values. Even if you’re not at Northwestern, look for groups on your campus.
  • Stay in touch with your partner organization. FSD and SEC love hearing from alums, and have plenty of ways to stay involved, including facebook groups, going back aboad, internships, and ambassador programs. 

Research & Fellowships

Fellowships are gateways to new steps, whether it be graduate school, travel abroad, research, language acquisition, development or policy internships, and more.

Publishing Opportunities

Many of you have already made an effort to record your field notes and the insights you have collected along the way- so why stop now! Check out some ways to continue publishing your work.

Career Development & Internships

As a GESI alum, you’ve already taken a  big step towards your next internship or career move, so here are some more opportunties

Opportunities in Chicago

Local is global, and global is local! Here are some great ways to be a global citizen in Chicago.